donderdag 13 september 2018

Closed for Mallorca Holidays

Hello all,

Over the coming 14 days, activities and posts will be stopped at this little corner of the internet.

I'm off with Noshi on a two week holidays to Mallorca, so I won't be anywhere near the PC to bring you new stuff.

See you all again at the end of september!

woensdag 12 september 2018

Burrows and Badgers demo board session 3

Right, saturday morning as I write this, and the last weekend before I leave on holidays... so it all has to be done now.

Because once I return from Mallorca, I have 0 moments of painting left, so to that end all the figures and the side material need to be done before monday midnight... ah I love deadlines.

To that end, I have been painting the final two models all day now, and they are now drying in the varnish, ready to be flocked afterwards, go me.

But let me first thank Michael Lovejoy, the creator or the game and owner of Oathsworn Miniatures.  A few weeks ago, I messaged him through Facebook to explain our Open day, and that Noshi and me would be domo'ing the game for the masses.  So I asked him if he had some business cards I could hand out to intrested persons.

Yesterday, I received a big box which apart from a figure order I placed (in the end, I want to collect the full range) did indeed include business cards.  But that was not all, it also included a stack of hand out figures for the game, and I got a good idea on how I`ll be doing that... participants will get a Shrewzerker, but they will have to pose with the figure in hand for the picture as well!!!

Many, many thanks again to Michael for so actively supporting our initiative, both from me and Noshi as "fans" as from my position as board member of TSA.

The scenery was done as well last week, and the last pieces are waiting to be uploaded on the blog, so we are covered on that part.  I`ll show off the complete hamlet soon in a seperate post, once I can place all the models on the board as such.

Noshi also created some fantastic playsheets and a revised scenario card.  It`s the Gromley scenario, but with the stats adjusted for smaller games, as bands will only be three models each, and of course the little burglar is replaced by an electric rodent for the appeal of the game... after all, we don`t have series like the Brian Jacques books here, so I need to appeal to children (old and young) with some cute animal they DO know...

And as such, the whole thing is ready for action now, check back after the 29th to see how it all went, but in between you might get a battle report AND video on the first game as we try out the rules this week.

Dies Irae

The latest anime I watched, numbering 11 episodes (well, 12, it has an epsiode 0 prelude) this year, Dies Irae was... special.

I mean, it features Nazi germany, occult powers and a girl born under a guillotine.  Sounds weird and confusing?  Yep, that was the anime as well...

Plot (from MAL)

On May 1, 1945 in Berlin, as the Red Army raises the Soviet flag over the Reichskanzlei, a group of Nazi officers conduct a ritual. For them, the slaughter in the city is nothing but the perfect ritual sacrifice in order to bring back the Order of the 13 Lances, a group of supermen whose coming would bring the world's destruction. Years later, no one knows if this group of officers succeeded, or whether they lived or died. Few know of their existence, and even those who knew began to pass away as the decades passed.

Now in December in the present day in Suwahara City, Ren Fujii spends his days at the hospital. It has been two months since the incident that brought him to the hospital: a fight with his friend Shirou Yusa where they almost tried to kill each other. He tries to value what he has left to him, but every night he sees the same dream: a guillotine, murderers who hunt people, and the black clothed knights who pursue the murderers. He is desperate to return to his normal, everyday life, but even now he hears Shirou's words: "Everyone who remains in this city eventually loses their minds."

What I liked about it

* the bloodbath in the dancing when Marie goes out
* the end tune of the series, very strong musical piece

What I didn`t like about it

* It's, well, a bit of a mess to be honest in arcs and goals.

I hope that the "season 2" aka following episodes, who where only released online, might clean up a lot of questions to be honest...

dinsdag 11 september 2018

Rolenia the Mighty, Mouse Shieldmaiden

Number four of the needed six models for the demogame is finished, and it`s the Mouse Shieldmaiden this time.

A model that will become part of Noshi's warband afterwards, this mighty fighter stands ready to face opponents a multitude of her size.

Armed with sword and shield, she wears a nice suit of chainmail for added protection,

Like all the Oathsworn sculpts, the model is crisp cast and nicely detailed, lending itself greatly to painting even for all thumbs painters like myself.

I went for a green cloak as the dominating colour on the model, with a contrasting red shield to make her stand out on the table.  The fur is Hairy Brown worked up to Horse Tone Roan.

Another great little figure, literally as the mice are the smaller ones in the range, the bands are coming along nicely now...

maandag 10 september 2018

TSA Clubevening of the 7th of september 2018

While it was a short visit for me personally, as I needed to hand over a usb stick to the club president, there where quite a few games in swing tonight.

And once again, a lot of them where 40k, as the game keeps booming and attracting more intrestees to our venerable grounds.

Space Wolves have a codex now, and as a result two battles featured the sons of Russ on the table.  In the first one, they took the offensive against the Tau Empire, while on the second table they faced the guns of the Imperial Guard.

A third batte saw the marines of the Raven Guard take the field against those of the Salamanders chapter.

The Heroquest rpg was being played as well this week.

Two fantasy armies took a stand against each other in a game of 9thAge as demon legions invaded the elvish lands.

The Scythe boardgame was put through it's paces at Arno's table.

North and South clashed, this time in the scale of 15mm.

The final game was Spearhead, the modern variant in 6mm scale.

And that was it for myself for a few weeks, as I`ll be leaving on holdiays near the end of the week.

But once we are back, I`ll be bringing you more pictures of what is going on in our lovely club, TSA.

zondag 9 september 2018

White Dwarf September 2018

Well, it`s time to return to Middle Earth, and for me to try and resist that call... 

With the new edition of the Lord of the Rings game being one of the three big releases along Rogue Trader and Codex Space Wolves, it's needless to say a large part of the magazine is dedicated to Tolkien's masterpiece.

Planet Warhammer: all the new releases and news from the hobby

Temporal Distort: flip your mag upside down, just like in the days of the Lord of the Rings having it's whole own section of the magazine

Getting Started With... Kharadron Overlords this month

Designers' Notes: Pushing the Boundaries as they take a look on the new Kill Team expansion, Rogue Trader

Interview: The Master Architect as the crew talks with Dave Andrews

Return to Middle Earth: a look at the new edition of the game

Hall of Fame: The Arcane Balance

The Battle of Pelennor Fields: a battle report using the new edition

The Wrath of Fenris: a 40k batrep puts the Space Wolves against the Thousand Sons

The Ultimate Guide to... The Realmgate Wars: taking a look at this important fluff piece of Age of Sigmar

Golden Demon: Warhammer 40.000

Kitbash: Kill Teams a look on how to customise your teams a triffle

Modelling and Painting: Fantastic Vistas


Paint Splatter: Nurgle's Rotters for Blood Bowl and Theoden King

In the Bunker

Okay, a very intresting to read magazine for me this time round, with almost nothing that didn`t catch my fancy...

... but I am never going to be able to resist the lure...

The Haul Report 149

There we go, a lot of different stuff joins the collection this week as I bought some essentials, got a good second hand deal... and drafted again after two years.

Because well, I`m a geek and geeks tend to do that sort of stuff teeheheeheee...

The first purchase of the week was a heap of essentials, with a batch of 12 paints from Vallejo whom I got at Verschooten.  They had airbrush black back in stock, so I grabbed all they had in one go, together with some additional "normal" blacks for undercoating.  The other colours are restocks for paints slowly running out, or in the case of the green and purple for Noshi her Dark Eldar.

I also got a nice lot of second hand Imperial Guard, to bring into the fold of Slaanesh as Heretics and Renegades.  At 60 euro for the whole lot, quite a bargain.

On wednesday, Noshi was out with collegues to dinner, so I went to draft for the first time in years.  Well actually, I went to have a drink somewhere, but decided on my old lair to do this and jump in the game (something I only plan to do very occassionally) while having a beer.

I also received my order from Oathsworn, 5 more heroes for Burrows and Badgers.

The final purchase this week was a bit of an "essential", as the newest issue of White Dwarf came out.

A nice and varied heap of loot as such, but now I`m going to pack my suitcase as I`ll be off to Mallorca in a few days, so the blog will be "closed" for 12 days as a result...