2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by Kevin » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:16 pm

Actually manage to deal with the purple, though only from a distance, by using a lighter one (which I did have) and 'loads' of purple wash.

Not a total fit, but close enough.
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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by Kevin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 pm

So, the time has come and I've spent £175 on a GW product (well, actually around £230 as I picked up all the Cawdor stuff for Necromunda at the same time).

Whilst I'm really looking forward to this, I do get the feeling that it's mostly going to sit in the retail box for a long period, as I 'try' to sort out and finish current projects. I'm going to build a Warlord, and intend to try to magnetise the weapon mounts (funnily, the current build option seems to be the 'Nemesis' Class Warlord (2 Volcano Cannon/2 apocalypse Launchers - a Titan Killer variant), which the Legio I'm intending to model had for around 7-8% of their God Engines, so all's good there.

I suppose the next big question will be the costs for the Reaver and Warhound Models, though as the fluff for my Legion has very few Reaver's, I have time to save for the next wave.

I have dropped out of one KS - a range of miniatures for Gloranthan (Runequest) RPG games -, but unfortunately have probably found another, for a game I always really liked, produced by TSR in the late 80's, called 'Dragon Dice'. Knew it had been picked up, by as I can find no supply source in UK, I had kind of given up on it (Bill got me a starter set as a Crimbo pressie a few years back of EvilBay, which I still have, in it shrink wrap. The KS is for the final role out of 4th edition (and as I hadn't played since 1st Ed, the rules changes I don't notice), and the basic pledge for a 2 player set is around $35 + P&P. The premise of the game is that you play an army, with units composed of Die of varying sized, representing different types and levels of troops. When take an action with the army (maneuver, in combat) the die are rolled and the results on the faces show how many successes you have, along with special effects/abilities and spell cast points. As you can build your force with die tailored to your style (though it's a blind buy game), you can choose troops that are better at missile, melee or magic, as you want. Currently there are around 8 different factions/races, with the KS being to reprint on of the OOP one. I must say that whilst I haven't backed yet, I'm very likely to do so as the game is tactical, and above all requires very little preparation (no painting or modeling, it's kind of a board game with die as units). And it doesn't deliver till next year (and I loved my Lava Elves - Fire and Death following Elves who used Rapier and Pistol in combat - Hum, wonder if I can find suitable models to use for Dragon Rampant).

I'm still getting painting time, watching TV series and catching up with BoW and Critical Role, along with a rather interesting series from White Wolf on the background of 'Vampire 5th edition' - basically a primer for the current 'world of darkness' setting from the vampires view.
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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by John » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:27 pm

I also have several die for Dragon Dice, mostly from the original 4, except I also have some Amazons, Firewalkers, Feral and Undead. I will possibly only pledge as a Supporter to gain access to the Kicker boxes to increase the size of my forces.
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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by Kevin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:41 pm

Nice to here John. Had loads of die, but sold them over 25 years ago.

The new rules, both starter and full, are available to download on the KS site, and though 96 sides of paper, it's all the rules in one place.
And the old die are fully usable, as I believe they still use the TSR moulds, so just the rules have been updated.

Got to watch a play through of an AT game on YouTube, and liked what I saw, so am happier about this now (did kind of have an issue with some of the Knight rules/abilities (2" melee range, auto targeting location of choice), but Warlord's are damned hard to kill. Also the book keeping aspect 'won't' weigh the game down ( and the Warlord is the same sign as the old 'Imperitor/Emperor' Class model - it's a big boy.
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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by Kevin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:57 pm

Popped into Firestorm after work Tuesday night, as I now work in Cardiff, it's quite convenient, to collect the Necromunda Cawdor I had ordered.

They had a built Warlord Titan, and a set of the sprues for one on display - very nice, and quite chunky. Did have a rule book, but avoided looking at it, as I will probably collect my copy Sunday (as working), and am off Monday so will have plenty of time to read it then.
I checked the sprue in regard to magnet points, and have since placed an order for 50 5mmx1mm magnets, which should keep me going for a while.
And I think that the Dreamforge Leviathan, which I have an unbuilt 'Mortis' class in 15mm ( the one with the skull face), and several optional weapons, might match up quite well with the Warlord (or Reaver if a bit small against a Warlord).

Bumped into David whilst there, who has also brought into AT, though not from Firestorm. So I
know one person who will have targets for me.

Haven't got much painting done, and as I now look like it will either be work or a weekend of RPG over the coming Bank Holiday (next weekend), doubt I'll do much.

I did back the Dragon Dice KS in the end, around 2 hours before it finished, currently having allocated around £65 to it (and it's not due till next year - though I'm happy with that). So I finally opened the old starter (and immediately threw away everything but the die, as the new rules supercede those in the box. Happily, there seems to be around 40-50% of the die from the Lava Elf faction, my main choice of the core races (I just like the style, and it's the only time I've gone of Elves in s fantasy game (usually can't stand the pointy eared *"#**-"), so that's a good start.

And just incase people missed my post, Firestorm's next Table Sale/Bring and Buy is 20th October (table booked already - got the first one, though I'll probably end up near the back as usual). So time to start building stock.
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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by John » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 am

Will have a look at the Die I have and separate out the Lave elves for you Kevin as I went for the Dwarfs and Undead mainly. Also have Fire walkers (Which I mentioned before, who make good allies for the Lava Elves) so will separate them as well.
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Re: 2018 - New Year, New Ramblings

Post by Kevin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:56 am

Yes, I have dwarves in the bags from the box, so a swap is on.

Don't no if you went with the KS, I did, but they unlocked the Feral set at the end - so 2 reprints from this KS. Backed quite lightly (for me), as planning to pick up the mouse mat play mat for the lava elf forces (either Fire or Death), along with a few extra Kicker above the starter set.
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