Category Archives: Miniature Wargaming

Practice Minis are done!

This post is about 3 days late, but I’ve completed my practice “warm-up” minis and I’m ready to start work on Pinnacle’s excellent 12 Last Parsec minis

The are two minis that are the same. The lady with the broom in Pic #3. One is metal, one is reaper bones. I painted them both as an experiment for reaper bones. I wasn’t disappointed. The cost difference is well worth the slight degradation (and even less apparently once painted) in sharpness.

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Infinity Fluff – from YouTube

Just a quick post of my Infinity Fluff Playlist for possible Newcomers to Infinity the Game

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6IEHmEaNY – [ENG] “Infinity the Game” Fluff 1/9 – Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezishF133io – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 2/9 – PanOceania
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXfgmhtjCMY – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 3/9 – Yu Jing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APrnXvi3Uio – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 4/9 – Ariadna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2zSeg_rvSk – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 5/9 – Haqqislam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTDKIU6_avk – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 6/9 – Nomads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IweakMUILgw – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 7/9 – Combined Army
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh_qwsDpmSQ – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 8/9 – ALEPH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOfzPMQnVlo – [ENG] “Infinity the game” Fluff 9/9 – Mercs

Infinity Tutorials

With Infinity quickly gaining interest in the local gaming group, I’ve decided to post my How To Play Infinity Playlist with videos produced by the folks at Corvus Belli.

The intros are basic, but very easy to follow. There’s so much depth to the game  that it’ll take us a while to get it all right.

In the next few months I’ll be posting more about my Infinity experiences. My free time is about to be even less with work and a huge personal project coming up — so don’t wait on the edge of your seat 😉

Bell of Lost Souls Articles Concerning Infinity the Game

Painting the Two Player Warmachine Boxed Set – Menoth – Part 1

Step one: basecoat areas that will be white with thinned GW Dheneb Stone

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Wash all the new basecoat with a slightly thinned Agrax Earthshade

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Drybrush areas with Dheneb Stone

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Drybrush with Skull White

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Basecoat the cloaks with Liche Purple

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Layer with Warlock Purple.

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The next step will to wash the cloaks with Leviathan Purple Ink and start working on the metal and other purple borders.

A great game of BattleTech

Michael “The Professor” V. and I had a great game of lance vs lance BattleTech at Galaxy Comics tonight. It was an even game with the same mechs vs same mechs are we’ve not played in a while and wanted to get our methods working again.

It was a very close game with him coming in as the victor thanks to some not-so-awesome rolls including a snake-eye consciousness roll on my Atlas. Poop happens, we had a blast!! I set the board up for a nice sized game, we did a drop deployment and ended up on maybe 2 hexes the whole game. SHORT RANGE COMBAT!!!

heh, here are some pics:

Eldar Versions of Imperial 6th Edition Fortifications.

Now that the awesomeness that is Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition has arrived, I have the opportunity to create unique Eldar fortification terrain counts-as for the Aegis Defense Line, The Imperial Bastion and others. I’ve got a few ideas running through my head (open air curvy structures with transparent plastic ‘force fields’) and have already started work on an Eldar Skyfire Lascannon/Quad Autocannon equivalent for the Eldar Defense Line.

I’ll probably design the Bastion in either SketchUp or Lightwave (or maybe even use this as an excuse to learn Blender!)

I do know that I want: an open-air feel, along with semitransparent plastic force/holo fields.

Here are some works in progress for my Aegis Defense Line, the big cannon is meant to be a counts-as for either the Quad Auto or the Defense Laser — I don’t plan on ever taking more than 1one and it’s got parts for both representative. There will be a bit more in the back, mainly a platform for an Exarch, Warlock or aspect warrior who’s manning the turret.

The whole conversion is from two of the old style support weapons, 4 metal starcannons and the front vane of a Falcon Grav Tank (I have lots of these ones thanks to my Wave Serpents and Fire Prisms)

The walls of the defense line will have clear-plastic force-fields between them and mounted on thin bases for stability.

So.. is it overboard or awesome?

Rumored 6th Edition Allies

Allies in normal games. This could either the the most awesome thing ever or what breaks the game entirely. I can’t wait to see how this plays out!

What could this mean?

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, eldar and dark eldar living together… mass hysteria!

What this really caters to is those of us with *looks to the right hand menu* many 40k armies and have a different dynamic. As far as GW is concerned it entices newer players to expand out their collections to new armies from the perhaps one they may only have.