First Look: Painted Models: I haven’t done a proper AQMF review post yet– I’ve been waiting to finish painting enough miniatures to have something original to show off. So, in the near future look for an AQMF review and mechanics instructions. For now, here’s a first look at some freshly painted miniatures for the range. […]Read more "AQMF: First Painted Models"
Pirates! Pirates can usually be divided between those who took up their outlaw lifestyle out of strict necessity and those who simply enjoy to live without any rules. Pirates tend to thrive on power vacuums, when there is only weak (or non-existent) central authority to impose the rule of law, this is why many of […]Read more "Classic Battletech: Pirates!"
Introduction to Battletech, pt. I. Back in the mid-1980s there were few boardgames that let you strap into a 50′ tall, 50 ton walking tank-like robotic chassis sporting missile launchers, rapid-fire autocannons, and blistering laser cannons. I know I just used cannon twice, that’s just how much cannon Battletech delivered. The 1980s were a glorious […]Read more "Classic Battletech: In the 30th Century Life is Cheap, Battlemechs Aren’t. Pt. I."
Digging through the closet o’games ™ this afternoon, I came across a buried treasure: my old Battlefleet Gothic Imperial Navy fleet. BFG was one of the best games Games Workshop ever produced, however as non-core game it was doomed to be relegated to GW’s Specialty Games department, where fun goes to die. If you don’t […]Read more "Battlefleet Gothic: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (because your crappy flying stand broke again)."
Urban scenery: Way back in the day in 3rd edition, circa 2003, GW released an urban warzone book for 40k called ‘Cityfight’. My roommate at the time was an Outrider and wanted to organize a Rogue Trader tourney and supplement release party, but we needed a ton of urban terrain to make it work out. […]Read more "Warhammer 40K: Urban scenery"
Invasion: Extra, extra, Martians invade! My AQMF Kickstarter set came in a while back, but I ordered extra US troops to bulk out my armies and waited until everything arrived before really digging in. I’m not sure exactly what extras to get for the Martians, if any, but I got swept away with possibilities for […]Read more "All Quiet on the Martian Front: Unboxing"
AQMF was one of those little golden nuggets that sometimes surface on Kickstarter. Ex-Games Workshop studio staff, now of Alien Dungeon, provide their take on early 20th century ‘War of the Worlds’ in 15mm heroic scale. I’ll do an unboxing soon, but first, a little more about AQMF and why I think it’s cool.Read more "Kickstarter Success: All Quiet on the Martian Front"