Ten Thunders - Bringin' da Thunda.

New Year, New Look, New Games

I’m starting the new year early I guess…

tohaa phase 1
“Get those things!”

For the past 2 or so years, Mini Army, Huge Time Sink has had the same look and feel.  It’s served it’s purpose well and has (in my opinion) looked cleaned and well organized.

For 2014, I wanted to do something a little different.  Since I’m expanding my gaming palette to include Infinity and Malifaux in addition to the usual Warmachine/Hordes offerings, I figured why not change up the site too?  Part of what spurred this came from a friend’s comment.  He said he came to my site for pictures, and went to others for the text. That really rang true when I thought about the type of content I typically posted on here.  I’m not the most verbose blogger, but I do like to include tons of high-res images.  So this new look basically shifts the focus to those.  I’ve always been more of a shower, rather than a teller anyway. Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments.  You can help decide if it stays or goes.

Tohaa kamael brings it.

Speaking of new things, work continues on my Tohaa.  I near the homestretch in getting them 100% painted with just five models left and they are all about 50% there.  Then I’ll pick up the Gorgos, Ectros and Gao-Tarsos with HMGs when they are released and we’ll start this exercise all over again…sigh…Such is the way of tabletop war games I guess…

And one final share…I finally had my first taste of Malifaux.  Last games night, local Zac (go and check out his webcomic!) quickly showed myself and another local how to play the basics.   I can definitely say it’s way different from Infinity or Warmachine/Hordes.  I kinda like the card mechanic and with the new move to plastic the models are starting to grow on me (which is huge, because I used to HATE them).

Ten Thunders - Bringin' da Thunda.
Bringin’ da Thunda.

These guys are what comes in The Thunder starter box and I added Yamizuko to it to bring me up to the 50ss level.  Unfortunately, at this moment, Ten Thunders doesn’t really have a lot of models to choose from any way, but I’m sure with a little patience, I’ll find some mode that I like. I also didn’t get much of a feel for the force yet, but again, I was more focused on getting the mechanics of the game down. Another week of so, depending on all the holiday festivities, and these will be done as all that’s left is a bit of highlighting and small details.  They were an exercise in speed-painting and they actually didn’t come out all that bad.  really could have took more care with the mold lines though…

3 thoughts on “New Year, New Look, New Games”

  1. I like the new blog layout. The photos looks very high tech, and of course they continue to show off your fantastic painting just as before.

    There are plenty of Ten Thunders miniatures available; if anything even more than before since some (notably Illuminated) became dual-faction instead of requiring a master’s special rules to hire. Unless you mean that you want Misaki themed miniatures in which case you’re more limited to the box, Yamaziko, Thunder Archers, Oiran and I suppose Ronin.

    1. Thanks so much!

      Yup, I meant Misaki themed ones. I guess I do have some Outcasts I can choose from too. Although looking at the beta rules, seems like there will be quite a few to choose from soon (including a samurai with a gatling gun!).

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