While still on hiatus from Warmachine (although I did break out Rhyas for a Longest Night event last week in which I got to top table), I’ve been going full bore on knocking out my Ten Thunders crew members. The first up is Mei Fang’s Rail Crew:
I’ve always loved Mei Fang’s model and Railwalker is such a cool name for an ability (it’s even cooler in action in game).
Quite a lot has changed for me in the past almost year since I posted some of my original work, namely a son and recently a move to a new house. But with that most recent change, something amazing happened!
I now have a game room! Pics of that to come once I get it all set up. The last few weekends have been about putting together a gaming table and it’s almost there. But that’s for an upcoming post, as I have some before pics and need the after.
The folks over at COMBO SMITE has some really sweet foamcore building plans available for your table!
I got the materials to build these over the weekend, so be on the lookout for some pics when I can finally muster up some time to actually do it. These are perfect for Infinity (the game I’m currently crushing on as you know) and probably even Malifaux (another game I wish I could play more of).
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.
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 HATEthem).
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…
With one of my friends very excited for the v2.0 of Malifaux that is coming out soon, he convinced me to pick up a few models to go in with him.
Now I’ve never played Malifaux. All I know is that you use cards instead of dice. So I have nothing of note to offer you on that front. My biggest problem with it wass that the models never really screamed out to me. I just didn’t like the sculpts. Now it seems that they are moving to plastics and with that, a better look to the models that I approve more of.
Anyway, as you may have already guessed I went with the newest faction: Ten Thunders. Why? Because ninjas.
These models I guess are their new plastic ones and they are actually really nice. They have the proper proportions that I like so they look like they would in real life. But man, they are a massive pain in the ass to assemble. But the fits were actually very, very clean and flash was at the barest of minimums (something Privateer Press struggles with on their plastics).
They’ll be done soon enough (well probably after my Legion of Everblight) as it’s only 7 models and they are all very small and then I’ll be checking out the beta with to see what all the hubbub is about.