Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fraacta by Tommy

Kings of War Crib Notes

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm playing Kings of War (KoW) these days. So I figured I'd share my Kings of War crib notes for anyone thinking of giving it a try.

  1. Scratches the Ranks and Flanks itch in a High Fantasy setting.
    1. It fills the hole left by 8th edition.
      1. Kings of War is not Warhammer Lite.
      2. Similarities should be chalked up to the fact that it’s the same author.
  2. Simple mechanics with great game play depth.
    1. Built from the ground up as a tournament game.
    2. Easy to learn, difficult to master.
  3. Reasonably balanced armies.
    1. It is NOT a list building game.
  4. Increased deterministic game play
    1. Less random.
  5. Fast game play
    1. Under 2 hours for a 2k game
    2. 2 day GTs easily can accommodate 6-7 games.
  6. Unit based rather than model based.
    1. Increased hobby opportunities through multi basing.
    2. Speeds setup and breakdown.
  7. Accommodates existing fantasy armies from other game systems (Warhammer, etc.)
    1. Currently 21 fantasy armies represented.
  8. Responsive company support
    1. New tweaks to the game on a yearly basis.
  9. Great value
    1. Use your existing army to get started.
    2. Rule books / supplements are reasonably priced.

Monday, May 22, 2017

We are all still Magnificent Bastards

The latest Wisco Horndog video got me strolling down memory lane (Thanks Rodge!).  WOW, has it actually been 2 1/2 years since my last post , it's amazing how fast time goes by.  In that time span many things in our hobby have changed and I think most of us would say the catalyst was the cataclysmic death of Warhammer Fantasy Battles.  While going through that process was a painful endeavor, looking back on it I can see the good that has come out of it.  For me personally, it afforded me an opportunity to reflect on what I liked about the hobby, which always begins and ends with the community. It also gave me the time to dabble in other games and come to the realization that I played Warhammer because of the people but in spite of the rules. So while we have all chosen different paths such as Rodge moving to Saga, Domus moving to Age of Sigmar or myself moving to Kings of War; in the end we are all still Magnificent Bastards.

Who are the Magnificent Bastards? Good Miniature Monday!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Belisarius Cawl by Tommy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Reaper Master Series Liner Review! Good Miniature Monday

This week I compare the Reaper Master Series Liner paints to GW washes and also a Micron Pen! Do you really need a special type of paint specifically for blacklining? Can you do anything else with this stuff?