Sunday, August 28, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
I am SOOOO gonna play this game! Warcasters, jacks and focus?! PHAH! I gotta big lumbering TROLL to throw at you!
Hehe well I was a bit skeptical after playing WARMACHINE. But although I haven't even played this game yet I'm already sold! AND it's compatible with WARMACHINE so there's already tonnes of players around!
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Today I got around to skinning the rest of me guard models. I've been buying stuff here and there on the web for a long time and they've all had rather miserable paintjobs... luckily that's nothing acetone can't help with.
Yesterday I had two games of Epic Armageddon at the local games club. First game was with Henrik who hadn't really played the game before.
I lend him a 3000 pts ork force and took a 3000 pts Adeptus Mechanicus Titan Legions force myself. My army was based on a reaver and a warlord and knights for the rest of the points.
Unfortunantly it didn't really seem to catch him as I had hoped. The AMTL probaly should have half the credit for this and I the other half... My army simply wasn't working and he was able to run it all over and win without any trouble. I think he concluded that the same happened last time he played, and that's just too bad I guess. I'm not really good at explaining and the game is not really easy to show to newcomers if they haven't read the rules I think. Oh well.
Second game was against Mads who's also a newcomer to epic. He borrowed a SM force and played against an ork force composed mainly of warbands. I think it was a good game and it ended 3-2 in my favor.. However I'm a bit unsure as to what my opponent thought of it. Appearently he was neither dismissive or thoroughly enjoyed. I think I gotta work on my educational skills. Or make up an easy go scenario to introduce the game. Prices, availability and detail is not really working with right now.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Every half year I turn my eyes on my Imperial Guard regiment. It's meant to hail from the planet Molotrop in the Nasox sector. So far I haven't been really sure on how to paint them but in the end I just chose a palette and started painting.
Actually the whole thing is one big gimmick.. The name is derived from (obviously to most people) Molotov and Ribbentrop... the forgers of the Third Reich and Russia pact during world war two.
Games Workshops logo is a combination of imagery used both by russians and germans during WW2 and that was my inspiration.
The palette was also chosen with this in mind, so I've used a "german uniform" colour for the armour.. this is not the colour that the germans used for their armour but I wanted to use a green as the russians did and when I noticed I had one with that name I took it immidiatly.
The chimeras and infantry were inspired by the SS corps of the germans.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
I recently bought the rest of what I needed to make a 2000 pts (and then some) warmaster undead army... while I was at it I grabbed a 2000 pts chaos army too.
I totally don't get the way undead are painted so I chose to make them all ghosts or illussions or whatever instead. I'm thinking that I'll use some normal wizards as characters and call the army an "illussionist army" - suitably tied with the old Warhammer Fantasy Role Play.
I always liked fantasy, but lately I've realised that WFB is an absolutely astonishingly crappy game! I've realised that the chaos marauder army that I've spent time and a lot of money to collect is completely useless as A) it has no magic and B) It has no shooting... Appearently in the WFB world these elements cannot be evaded or you will be squared by anything you meet.
Not really the old dark and sinister fantasy world that I used to like. Actually reminds me of D&D or something. Everythings BLUE AND FILLED WITH MAGIC!
Not much else to report. Epic is finally getting somewhere in these parts now.. only a couple of years too late. Seems like GW is letting it go,.. but they not really making anything now either so any halt in production will probably be indifferent and unfelt. Got to love ebay.
Been trying out Warmachine and Confrontation too... both fantasy skirmish games. Confrontation was a bit of a letdown. But the new version of the rules promises to do something about some of the weird stuff. Perhaps they'll even be written in readable English!
Warmachine was ok. Nothing revolutionary. The mechanics for turn and movement set it somewhere between 40k and epic. It's 28mm and the minis are quite good looking.
My main problem is probably that none of the available factions realy TRULY appeal to me. There isn't a sinister pesky circus horde army like Midnor dwarves or Orks.