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Nice paint job! Where did you get the base from?
Thanks for the inputs! I’ve enjoyed contrasts working with plastics but haven’t tried it on any 3d printed options yet. I’ve also heard Vallejo is going to make their own contrast / speed paint rather soon called XPress Color.
Nice paintjobs! Have you used Citadel’s contrast paints before? If so how does the army painter speed paints compare?
Really cool looking conversion!24/10/2022 at 06:47 in reply to: Anglo Danes Close Ups of Each Base- Unit Five- Composition Explanation #179422
Wow the work you did on those shields is absolutely gorgeous, first thing that caught my eye.
I was interested in how you got the stone suspended perfectly, turns out it was more straight forward than I expected. Great work!
Very impressive!14/10/2022 at 06:33 in reply to: Sellswords and Spellslingers campaign Action report #179042
monster frenzy (all monsters on the table activate)
Wow that sounds brutal. The system sounds pretty fun, I’ll have to check it out sometime.13/10/2022 at 19:41 in reply to: Sellswords and Spellslingers campaign Action report #179036
Lucky of the cleric to get so many activations to drag the ranger inside, too bad the wizard bit the dust anyways. I’m not familiar with the system but how do bonus activations work, do you roll at the start of each turn?
Reaper Minis has a fair number of strange undead creatures for very cheap, although scale might be an issue. If you do want to go with GW, they recently did another release for the Gellerpox infected for Kill Team, you could use them as stand-ins for Pox Walkers, but of course you’re stuck paying GW prices.12/10/2022 at 19:54 in reply to: Sellswords and Spellslingers campaign Action report #179001
I didn’t think the sandstone buildings were too out of place, gotta make do with what ya got! The Astrolab is a fun set piece. Fun report, my first thought when I read the Zombie ambushed them from the fountain was that I hoped the undead didn’t taint the local water supply with a dead body in a water well, oh boy. Kudos to the spell slinger for toasting so many with a fireball, well done!07/10/2022 at 20:18 in reply to: Sellswords and Spellslingers campaign Action report #178810
It’s always tough to remember to take photos when running a game, especially when the party is at risk of getting wiped. Quite the bloodbath!
I’m an Ork player and was ecstatic to get a bunch of great Ork terrain from the Kill Team starter plus some nice new Kommandos. I haven’t painted the scatter barricades yet, what colors did you use when painting yours? They look very nice
So many beautiful buildings, quite an impressive Innsmouth27/09/2022 at 14:36 in reply to: When shooting around in a spaceship or industrial complex … #178467
I like the critical miss in general, but if you’re running a game I’ve always enjoyed it when the GM says something along the lines of “the bad guy is standing in front of a control panel/power conduit/promethium pipe, any shots that fail to hit will strike the object instead”.
Another idea for tactical tabletop games I would specify certain terrain pieces as valuable/fragile. Say for a boarding party attacker they could ‘take cover’ by standing in front of it, then when any shots miss the valuable terrain piece may be hit and possibly destroyed, reducing victory points for the defender.
The link works for me, it goes to the landing page, the usual do you accept cookies pop-up then the photos.
Gorgeous terrain by the way!14/09/2022 at 11:57 in reply to: Junk build scifi skirmish scenery for Stargrave, Planet 28 and others #178003
Looks great, what did you end up using for the broken copper pipe in the final image?
That’s a nice looking Hobbit Hole, I also enjoyed the calming music in the background.
Scale creep is an issue, some of my older metal Eldar (Warlocks especially) look a bit off compared to the taller and newer Guardians and Aspects, the same can be said for my Chaos Marines and Khorne Berserkers who until recently did not have a sculpt refresh and looked positively pygmy’ish compared to their brethren.
Fortunately Orks come in many shapes and sizes, my Painboy towering over my older Boyz doesn’t bother me one bit, I just assume he’s as strong and tough as a Nob and is leading the boyz into battle.
Very cool project! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
In the second photo are you using homemade asteroids or a commercial product?
Do you eat bread covered with salted butter and drink white wine while wargaming?
I have done on several occasions, along with olives and assorted nuts. No proper wargames table is complete without drinks and snacks manoeuvring around the corners!
I’ve usually been a beer and pretzels gamer, with bottles and cans becoming bonus terrain as the game went on “suddenly the fog clears and a mountain is visible!”. That said white wine, bread salted butter, olives and almonds sounds pretty terrific. I’ll have to try serving that next time we have friends over.
Always great to hear smaller towns have great gaming scenes.
BJ Bull Bakery always had great pies and they were open fairly early, The Star Hotel had enormous portions and some great steaks. Can’t go wrong with any of the Basque places in town, have fun and enjoy it!
Hello, I was searching for war gaming forums and TWW seems like a really nice place to join.
I started playing TTRPGs in the late 90s and then had my first run in with wargaming in the early 2000s when our local gaming shop started stocking 40k products and offering very reasonable sales to newcomers. I’ve loved wargaming ever since then and I’m also very fortunate that my wife enjoys it as well, although she prefers co-operative type games like Black Stone Fortress or Frost Grave.
My areas of interest include Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Historical wargaming, with Sci-Fi getting the lion’s share of time. These days my sci-fi wargaming is typically either Warhammer 40k or a tabletop Gundam game.
I’ve passed through Elko Nevada a few times but never thought to stop and check the gaming scene. The basque food is excellent though and I certainly miss the outstanding bison steaks.
Bolt Action is a fun system, I’ll echo what the other posters mentioned that its easiest to learn by playing, either with a solo game from the boxset or stopping by your local FLGS.
Henry Hyde has an interesting observation but I don’t think its limited to just historicals. I’ve certainly met plenty of Sci-Fi players who are happy to get to the game and skip over the lore and the background. Different strokes for different folks.
At first I thought love for the setting would be most important for me but as I mulled it over I realized I’ve always enjoyed the social aspect the most. I started wargaming in the early 2000s when my friend group decided to get into 40k 3rd ed, it was always a blast to get a game in on a weekend and spend just as much time laughing as you do playing. I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to find a playgroup that is similar at every location I’ve been stationed at.