Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kings Of War - How To Play Videos

Recently Mantic Games did a Kickstarter for Kings Of War. They ended up with 2,747 backers and a pledge amount of $366,547.   Not too shabby.   Lately I have been going old school and collecting older GW Orcs, Chaos Dwarfs, Hobgoblins/Goblins.  Back in the 80's and early 90's GW seemed to make what I considered great sculpts with loads of character.  Some were of course rather goofy, but they were still fun.

Now I was never really into Warhammer, because it seemed the rules were always changing and you needed to be a lawyer to really get the most out of them. The other problem of course is Games Workshop seemed to write the rules for selling miniatures rather than writing the rules for people to actually play.  Every new army seemed to be better than the previous ones.  Armies that people had spent lots of money on would suddenly become obsolete. 

I have been watching Kings Of War grow and I thought it was time to give them a look.  From what I have seen thus far, the game looks really fun and streamlined.  You have heros, monsters and mass troops, just like in Warhammer, but the game play seems much better.  The basics are pretty easy to learn.  As a player you can spice your troops up with things that give them advantages and every race feels different. 

What is neat about Kings Of War is you really could use just about any fantasy figure from any manufacture you want.  Those who are GW Warhammer fans can always bring their armies and most of them are represented in the Kings Of War world.  We are talking about Forces of the Abyss, Forces of Nature, Undead, Dwarfs, Elves, Abyssal Dwarfs, Goblins, Orcs, Ogres, Basileans and the Kingdoms of Men.

Watching these 2 videos gives you a good understanding of the game mechanics and why it looks like a load of fun.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Age of Tyrants - 48 hours to go.

Below are some painted samples of the Age of Tyrants line and some of the cooler troop types.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Age Of Tyrants - VASA Airforce

OK these are very tasty.

VASA Fighters
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And more sweetness VASA Drop Ships
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These will be available in the Kickstarter I assume if more people jump in.
I really think AOT has legs with very unique armies and great looking troop selections. Spread the word.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Age Of Tyrants - Clau Units

Age Of Tyrant's Kickstarted just introduced their Clau units



Here are some cool visuals of infantry mixed with vehicles


Here are some rather cool sets


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Age of Tyrants Comparison Shots

For those that are interested to see what some of the new Age of Tyrants vehicles look like compared to GW Epic, here are a bunch.  As you can see the vehicles are bigger than the Epic Space Marine Land Raider. 







Friday, December 18, 2015

Age of Tyrants - VASA Red Hammer

Age of Tyrants keeps marching on. VASA has a really large beast known as the Red Hammer. I am still waiting on a sample to arrive to showcase, but in the mean time, here is what it basically looks like.

The Red Hammer has essentially the same chassis as the KV18 Ikon.




John and the rest of the Age of Tyrants gang are working on how to best mass produce the figures. They have played around with both resin and metal, but really like the resin version.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Age of Tyrants

Just received some cool figures for the 6mm game Age of Tyrants from John Robertson of Myriad Miniatures.

The miniatures included the Age of Tyrants Junkers Exarch and a Viridian Dire Wolf.  Both the Junkers and Viridians have several variants using the same vehicle bodies.

For the Viridians the Big Foot, Buffalo, Coyote, and Dire Wolf all are on the same tank chassis.  Two additional vehicles are the Broadsword and Excalibur on a slightly smaller tank chassis.

For the Junkers they have names like Draco, Octoris falx, Octoris Incendia, Venator, Onager and the one I received called the Exarch.  So far they use 3 different tank chassis

Right now there are 4 different factions including Junkers, Vasa, Viridians and Synthia.  Junkers appear to be the most heavily armed and most heavy armored vehicles.  Think GW dwarfs, slow but hard hitting.  Vasa appears to be fast, but fragile.  They probably don't have the punch of some of the other factions, but they can get there quick.  Viridians seem to be a good all around army with reasonable armor and firepower.  Synthia appears to again be fast and agile, but probably isn't as well suited for a full frontal assault on the Junkers.  They remind me of GW's Eldar. 

Both miniatures are very detailed high quality resin casts. 

As you can see from the first picture, you will need to have a pair of clippers and possibly a file.  I chose to use GW's Citadel Fine Detail Clippers to remove the excess resin. 

You can find out all about Age of Tyrants by visiting http://www.ageoftyrants.com




For those that might remember, the Viridian tank looks similar to the old Warzone Bauhaus Tank, but with smoother lines.  While the Bauhaus tank was sort of clunky, the 6mm Viridian tank is more refined and streamlined. 



Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Army Painter - Warpaints Quickshade Ink Set

Just received a bunch of items from The Army Painter including their new Warpaint Quickshade Ink Set, Wargamer Most Wanted Brush Set and .  Over the next few weeks I will be experimenting with Quickshade ink set and brushes.  I haven't figured out what I will do with the dice yet, but they look good for 6-siders.



Mordheim & Frostgrave

Frostgrave has me collecting all sorts of figures for a Frostgrave warband.  What I have discovered is how so over priced Mordheim has become on Ebay.  It's crazy out there.  People are asking $30 - $100 for a single figure.  What are they smoking?  Why isn't GW seeing this and saying to themselves, hmmm maybe there is still demand for these figures.  I can not understand how they couldn't make money selling these to people who are willing to pay 3 times as much. 

Anyway here is a group of Mordheim Marienburg and Reiklander figures that I am going to try and replicate their paint jobs.