Here’s what the guys and the Woehammer Community have been working on this week.
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Since its beginnings as the BattleTech boardgame, the BattleTech/MechWarrior universe has captivated millions of fans worldwide. For almost three decades, the collision of interstellar politics and war has rewarded fans with amazingly detailed fiction, captivating characters and fantastic adventure. These dynamics have spawned a host games, novels, toys and more.
Choose your pill and spiral down through the links above to endless action!
Snalespune on Youtube has a great introductory video to Battletech, which explains the basics of the game.
If you’re interested in getting into Battletech, then I recommend you look at Battletech for more information. They have all the models and rules you need.
Thanks for reading! – Peter
BOARD GAME GEEK SUMMARY
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Black Seas is naval wargame set in the age of sail fought using a range of specially designed 1/700 miniature ships from Warlord Games.
Using Black Seas you can fight battles from the american war of independence through the Napoleonic wars and beyond.
One of my favourite YouTube channels OnTableTop (Formerly Beasts of War) has a fantastic guide to playing Back Seas.
If you’re interested in getting into Black Seas, then I recommend you look at Warlord Games for more information. They have all the models and rules you need.
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Thanks for reading! – Peter
BOARD GAME GEEK SUMMARY
It has been given a rating of 8.0 on BoardGameGeek from 1,400+ ratings.
Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the Rebel Alliance’s defeat in the Battle of Hoth to a few elite Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers on the Forest Moon of Endor. You can seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe!
Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army of miniatures filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled minis give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle — whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.
The Fifth Trooper YouTube channel has produced an excellent video explaining Star Wars: Legion.
If you’re interested in getting into Star Wars: Legion, then I recommend you look at the Fifth Trooper Network on Youtube for lots of guides and podcasts all based on Star Wars: Legion.
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There is no time for peace. No forgiveness. No respite. There is only war.
The galaxy writhes in the mailed fist of all-consuming conflict. The Imperium of Mankind teeters on the brink of annihilation, beset upon all sides by heretic warlords, daemon-summoning witches and rapacious alien empires. In every star system and upon every planet, fierce battle rages as loyalists, heretics and aliens tear reality itself apart in their war for dominance. Every day the flames rise higher.
This is a more terrible era than ever before, and there is no peace amongst the stars…
It had been given a rating of 7.8 on BoardGameGeek from 200+ ratings
StrikingScorpion82 has produced an excellent Guide and Playthrough of Warhammer 40k. Striking Scorpion is a fantastic channel with no end of tactics videos, battle reports and reviews. Give them a Sub!
As this is a Games Workshop game there are tonnes of resources to expand your game and your gaming experience of Warhammer 40k. It even has its own App on the iStore and PlayStore.
Fancy having a go? Why not pick up a Combat Patrol box from SCN Hobby World at 20% off.
The work towards Burning Skies continues. Once again it’s daft o’clock in the morning in the UK and I’m up late painting.
This time it’s Rippa’s Snarlfangs that have been finished up.
That brings the completed list to:
- 10x Gutrippas
- 1x Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-Grot
- 3x Rippa’s Snarlfangs
So 355/2000 points completed. But there is a unit of Hobgrots nearing completion that are also looking at me. There’s an outside chance they’ll be done by the 31st as well….
I’ll need to pick up the pace a bit though if I’m going to get the remaining 41 models done by late march…..
Some of the keen eyed amongst you will have already noticed the name change in the series from Rogue Trader Collection to Oldhammer Collection. Why is this? The answer, is fairly simple. I have no self control!
When a friend at the club says “I’ve a load of old eighties Dwarfs I want to sell”. The first words out of my mouth are “How much?!”. Yes, my name’s Peter and I’m a miniature toy soldier addict!
So which Dwarfs have I purchased?
These bad boys.
And these bad boys…..
AND these very bad boys!
So instead of reducing my pile of shame I appear to just be adding to it this month.
That being said, I can knock one model off that list as complete….
Yup, Marneus is finally finished!
Now to start looking at the Rogue Trader Space Marine Squad. I have to add a massive thank you here, as I originally had just eight of the marines from RTB01. But thanks to the legend that is Planet Oldhammer I now have a complete squad, as he very kindly sent me two more figures (the sergeant and another marine) as well as a few missing arms and weapons that I needed!
Also, a few of you on twitter took to the polls to decide which Chapter I should paint any Space Marines for Rogue Trader in, and I’m pleased to tell you the winner is the Crimson Fists. Nothing shouts Rogue Trader like the Crimson Fists! It was a close run thing between them and the Rainbow Warriors.
Dave Kay from Scent of a Gamer has some fantastic tips on reducing that pile of shame. It was so good I thought I would share it here for you all to see!
While you’re there check out his other fantastic article such as his series on fantasy art.
Do you remember a time when you had a manageable number of figures to paint? I know I don’t! I started in the hobby by splurging on several hundred figures, which I then set about figuring out how to paint. More than 30 years later, I am still going. Call me Sisyphus. What I want […]3 Tips to reduce your unpainted pile
Some time ago, I spent a considerable amount of time playing with impact. For those who don’t know Impact allows you to digitally paint models to test colour schemes for projects.
As such I ended up recreating and creating tonnes of Space Marine liveries for both cannon chapters and non-cannon chapters. This process eventually allowed me to create my own home brew Space Marine Chapter the Void Dragons.
But, I thought rather than deleting all that hard work or just leaving it on Pinterest where it won’t be used, why not share them with you. That way, you can view the colour schemes I’ve already made and pick one for your own Chapter should you wish….. Enjoy!