Sunday, August 28, 2016

More Lord of the Rings

I am still painting Minas Tirith models for my multi army project.  It is slow going but it is getting done. These models will give me a total of 12 archers.  That will be a good number for Lord of the Rings and I will use 10 of them in Kings of War.  I have some more on the table that will get done in between other projects coming us. 

Loud'n Raging Kickstarter: TGG2 Light and Darkness

So I recently received some of my models from the Loud'n Raging Kickstater.  These were all the freebies they produced for this Kickstarter.  I was really impressed with all the details in these models.  I started working on one of the models and it broke a few times, this resin is brittle .  I was able to save the model I was working on and will do a write up on it once I finish painting it.  For right now I just want to share all the pictures of the models that arrived in the first wave. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bad of Painters

Starting: September 1, 2016

Project: Konflict '47/Bolt Action

Army: Russians

Goal: 1000 points (250 per month)

To celebrate the current release of Konflict '47 and the upcoming release of Bolt Action 2 a group of us are going to be painting up new armies.  We are going to paint up 250 points a month for the next 4 months for 1000 point armies.  During this time we will be playing the games and hosting demos at the local game store.  Since Warlord has not released all models for Konflict '47 I will be starting with a Russian Army for Bolt Action.  It can still be played in Konflict '47 just not cool new toys.  If new models are released during the 4 month painting project I will add them to my army.  We are planning a building party on September 3 at the shop so we can kick things off and get a bunch of stuff built.  This will be a great way to end the year and have another army to play games with. 

Marvel Miniature Game

So I painted up some miniatures for the new Marvel game that was released earlier this year.  Here is a picture of the starter box I painted up. 

Well the Hulk was recently release and I had to paint him up.  I grew up watching the television series and have always liked him as a superhero.  I will admit this model was a beast to build and paint.  It is all metal and the pieces did not line up right.  I used a lot of green stuff to fill in the gaps and feel I did a good job.  Now I can put him on the shelf with his buddies and they will fight crime once Knight Models put out some bad guys to fight. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Warlord Games: Konflikt 47

It was many months ago when Warlord announced a new rule system called Konflikt '47.  I didn't really follow the progress of another game that I would not get on the table.  The game is still a WW2 game with some new units making it more of a pulp or weird WW2 type game.  It feels more like Dust Tactics which is a game that I have always had an interest in playing.

On Saturday the local shop received their first order of Konflikt '47 and I was impressed with the new models.  I decided to pick up the rules to see what this new game is all about.  The selling point for this game is that the rules are still the same as Bolt Action and I was hoping to see some of the new rules that will be in Bolt Action 2.  Just to give everyone a heads up, same rules as the current version of Bolt Action.  They did add some new reactions for units but all the information we are hearing about Bolt Action 2 are not in this new game.  That tells me that these rules were written and sent off to the printers prior to updating the rules for Bolt Action.  Not really a big deal they will either put out an errata after Bolt Action 2 comes out or I will just use the Bolt Action 2 rules. 

Another good selling point for this game is I don't need to paint up another army.  I can just add the new units to my current armies and I am ready to play a new game.  These new models can also be used for Pulp Alley so I will be able to use my armies for three different games.  Even thou I don't have to paint a new army I will be painting up a new army as part of an event I can't talk about yet.

The rule book only has 4 army lists, USA/German/Russians and British.  Each nation has it own identity with how they used this new technology to great weapons or creatures.  The armies are all built using the same reinforced platoon list and no theater selector at this time.  Now all these new units come with a lot of special rules making them different.  You can also just build an army not using the new models and still play the game.  That could make for some interesting gaming that I might have to try a few times for fun.

I will be promoting and pushing this game in the local gaming community along with my buddy Tim.  I hope this game brings some new players to the table for this game and Bolt Action.  I will keep my blog page updated with more news as it becomes available.