Monday, 25 May 2015

Penguin and Gang for the Batman Miniatures Game

Another gang in the bag ready for some BMG gaming.  I've got to say that compared to the Joker's gang these were a joy to put together, just the usual gap filling to do as on any metal model but otherwise they went together like a dream.
The only sort of issue I had was with what sort of paint scheme to give them, I liked the Knight Models scheme so based it on that but I had to decide on whether to paint a camo design or not.  Initially I was going to do this but after seeing some of the great paint jobs from the community (over at the Arkham City Limits group on Facebook) which didn't go with camo I decided to save myself some time and go with simple grey gear for them.  The other decision to make was whether to paint Sickle's tattoos, as this is something I hadn't done before, but as he wouldn't look right without them I watched an online tutorial and proceeded to give it a go.  Though not brilliant I'm quite happy with the results for a first attempt.

Now enough with the writing and on to the miniatures:

Though I still have some Batman miniatures to go through I'll be taking a break from them as the impending Terminator Miniatures Game will hopefully be in my hands soon...

Friday, 22 May 2015

Lord Of The Rings army lists for Kings of War 2.0

As some of you may or may not be aware Mantic has been polishing up the KOW rules and army lists in preparation of a new rule book which is coming later in the year.  So to go hand in hand with this I have overhauled the LOTR army lists I created to play with KOW so that they are compatible with the new 2.0 version.

Quite a bit has changed on the lists, points costs are totally revamped as is magic use and some stat lines have been updated.  You'll also notice some new unit entries, I was contacted by Andrew Sharp who had enjoyed playing mass battle games of LOTR using my lists but he wanted to use some of the units he had in his collection which I hadn't yet added so he created his own and sent them on to me.  I've tweaked them slightly and have now brought them in line with KOW 2.0 so you can now have fun playing with the Sons of Eorl et al!
I'd also like to mention the 'special' characters in the lists.  For KOW players these stat lines will look overpowered and too 'Hero Hammer' and I admit for a standard game of KOW they are, however these characters are only for use in massive battles and are used to represent some of the epic action we saw them perform on the big screen (shield surfing Legolas I'm looking at you).

I hope you have fun using these lists and I'd love to hear any feedback you have, remember these lists are a constant work in progress and I'll undoubtedly be tweaking them once they've seen some more action on the tabletop.


Edit: Please find the latest list in my recent post.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Terminator Genisys: The Miniatures Game

Well today is the day that the new game from Alessio Cavatore's River Horse Games goes up for pre-order, Terminator Geneisys: The Miniatures Game.

I've been keeping a close eye on the game since finding out about it and I think fans of the LOTR SBG might like some of what Alessio is trying to achieve with the game, not necessarily in the mechanics of the game (more of which you can find out about through a series of ongoing videos but in the size of the game and it's release structure.  If both the film and game does well then we can expect a new boxed game with each film (as Genisys is the start of a trilogy) along with additional character and unit releases based that tie in to each specific film and finally once the last film is out they be a nice hardback book released which complies all the rules and profiles etc.

Once the boxed game arrives at my door in early June I hope to do an unboxing post for it.