a scale such as the one for full thrust would lend itself very well to EvE and Star Wars.
sometimes when I can be bothered to care about this kind of thing, it really annoys me that these companies are only interested in maximising profit.
Just got delivery of the Force on Force book. http://www.ospreypublishing.com/stor..._9781849085168
I have to say that having Osprey as the publisher pushes the quality of the book into a different league. The binding and printing are excellent. I've gone to turn the page a couple of times and been convinced there were two pages stuck together, but no, it's just they've used expensive paper that's fairly solid.
I've read the first 50 or so pages. The logic of the book isn't great, it jumps around a little, and I'd say I'm only grok'ing it because I read an example of play. Also, the rules aren't written in a hard format, but more narratively. That being said, it looks like an engaging game. The flow of the battles look to be fluid, with simple fighting rules that stack up with complexity rather than being complex right off.
the airbrush is fighting back at me. currently blocked and nothing seems to be shifting it.
any suggestions? I am close to using a hammer and chisel and just buying another one. fucking paint.
Tried spraying white spirit through it? has worked a few times for me. Just fill the cup/jar, turn it on and spray it through until it's clean. Might need to leave it in the "workings" for a while if it's blocked up good.
In other news, today I assemebled an Extreme Behemoth for for Warmachine Khador, and am halfway through assembling a Flames of War Fallschirmjager company.
Used to have epic weekend long battles of Tractics as a kid. Somehow I got 1 of the 5,000 copies that just appeared in my local games store.
Had green hessian with balled newspaper for terrain, HO scale railway buildings and trees with that rubberised moss for buildings, small brigades of tanks, guns and infantry (normally german vs russian) and a periscope for LOS checks. Often had two players per side and a ref although the refs got bored.
Found the crate full of Ecci, Airfix and matchbox tanks a while back. Still have the rules too.
Anyone have any experience of Firestorm Armada, Uncharted Seas, or Dystopian Wars (all Spartan Games) or Catalyst Labs new game Leviathans?
I'm really looking for a naval style game and they all seem to fit under that heading.
necro'ing because im going to do some painting and post it here
also been looking at maybe picking up urban war or dystopian wars
posted in the wh40k thread already, but i think this place fits more.
post your favorite or your own gaming table, i personally dislike modular stuff even though it adds a bigger variety to games you can play.
i will post pics of mine laters. its very small (1x1m) and is still a WIP but so far i have really enjoyed the battles when you've got a great scenery going along with it.
is there a forum or homepage that is a "demon winners" for wargaming tables/terrain?
Oh. Thanks for the necrobump. i'd forgotten this thread.
I'll have to post my necron conversions here once they're done.
when you guys are working with greenstuff what are your tricks for it? i only recently got me some and i find it to be quite enerving sometimes, one wrong move and that little detail you spent 20mins to form is gone again. i've read about people using vaseline or talc so it doesnt stick that hard.
Oil your tools. use sharp tools that don't have any rugged areas to stick to.
Try working with green stuff with different mixtures of blue/yellow.
Try working with GS that has had a few minutes to harden already.
Work in layers. Don't rush it.
I found an excelent guide by a professional sculpter a while back. I'll see if i can find the url when i get home.
ah very nice. i see he uses talcum, will have to try it out. i figure organic stuff is easier, especially Nurgle like tumors and whatnot. thanks for the link
aah terrain, here some links to terrain i would greatly enjoy playing in
a nice factory style of house, also check out the ruined version. looks even better.
insane, but awesome. and my kind of level i'd like to achieve with my table. cant have those painted toiletpaper rolls
unplayable but wow
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For fantasy style terrain where money isn't an issue, I love these guys:
And for 40K style stuff, Quantum Gothic:
Currently deciding what to do net...pre-Heresy marines, or Eldar Corsairs, both replete with much Forgeworld goodness.
Leaning towards Marines atm, with the pre=Heresy Land Raider and Rhino imminent.
corbania prime used to be a modeling blog based on 40k, guy has some few great how-to's for making capes and terrain and other bits.
started painting my cheapo delaque alternate minis. they are a bit smaller and have little guns but should be good for the rookies B)
will poast some pictures on wednesday
Got myself 25 cadians that will be converted to Inquisitorial Stormtroopers for my SoB (FUCK the new codex! I'm using the old one!)
But I can't realy decide on how to paint them.
What do you say?
My options are:
White uniforms with black armour. The armour would be drybrushed black to make it rugged looking.
Red uniforms with white armour. Here I would give the armour a dirtwash first for the shades and then clean up all the surfaces with white again to give it a clean ceramic look.
Both would match my SoB figures well since they are white and red.
it's usualy not too hard to make a basic hull that can be re-cast either. Then you can just sculpt on turrets and other pointy stuff that can't be cast.
Most of the games I play are Games Workshop. I have the odd game of battlefleet gothic and also play Mordheim as often as I can, I find it a very fun game and tend to also keep an eye out for more scenery to cram my board with for a proper city.
I also play Diplomacy. a board game rather than a tabletop miniature game, but very fun. It's purely about maneuovre and if you play the long version of the game deception. I tend to think of it as 7 player chess. I sometimes set a board up in the corner of my room for a few months when I get the itch to play it online here: http://www.diplom.org/index.py
and here's a description of the game for anyone who has never heard of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_%28game%29
Does anyone here play Warmachine? I have been tempted to buy a small force of it for a while now but I just don't know anyone else who plays it near me, if it is good though I may go the route of talking a few friends into starting it. What kind of prices would you be looking at for a decent starter force. Is the game balanced? And is it fun to play?
If you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so they don't apply to you.