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Flock & Awe Podcast

We fly solo this evening, as Hobbit talks about his trip up north to the Mecca of UK Guild Ball….Steamcon.

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Dark Age Faction Specific Secondary Deck Review

So Mr Steele was at it again and sending me shiny things to make me only want to play Dark Age…Should start calling him Siren Steele!!

Anyway, what I have in my hands is the new Secondary Objective Deck which adds some flavour to the objectives in your game.

The deck is the same quality of the 2017 secondary objective deck for those that have it. For those that are cheap like me and use print outs they are nice and you are missing a trick..

What does the deck bring to us then? Each faction, not sub faction just parent ones get 4 new secondary objectives to add into their deck.

On first inspection there is nothing that all the different sub factions should be able to do, so no-one gets a penalty for taking them in. They all have some nice names so of the CORE ones are my favourites.

I think overall this is a great idea and adds some faction flavour to your secondary decks. Are they easily/harder to do than other standard cards no not really as the spectrum of difficulty is so vast anyway between the cards (and factions) means they are just nice to have. Pick them up and give them a try, the only thing I would have liked is the ability to select the cards you want to buy as there are some factions I don’t play (although I have lots of friends all of a sudden even a Brood friend 😉 ).

#warmongerssecretsanta 2017

What is a #warmonger?

The #warmongers are THE community of wargamers on Twitter. If you’re on Twitter and play tabletop wargames then chances are you’re a warmonger and don’t even know it. Search for #warmongers and you’ll quickly find a happy bunch that’ll welcome you into the fold with the minimum of teasing. Make yourself known and you’ll quickly find yourself with lots of new friends.

What is the #warmongers Secret Santa?

The idea is a simple one. The #warmongers are a very close and friendly group of people who spend a great deal of time supporting one another’s hobby so it seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do to exchange presents over the Christmas period.

How Will it Work?

Anyone wishing to take part can complete the form below by Sunday 26th November 2017. You will then each be randomly assigned someone to buy a present for and given their name and postal address. The only consideration will be geography as it wouldn’t be fair for us to expect members of the community to send parcels to the other side of the world.

Once you’ve been given a person you can buy them a present. But remember, it’s a secret! If you know the person and what hobby project they’re working on then by all means head down that route but most of all it’s meant to be a bit of fun. The spend limit will be £10 or whatever the local currency is excluding postage. You don’t have to spend that much but try not to go over. Obviously we can’t impose restrictions but dont be silly with things that will get stopped at borders e.g.

  • Perishables, Adult or sexual in nature, Offensive, Sharp objects, Fluids, Glass, anything that could or will go boom.

Parcels must be posted no later than the 11th December 2017 to allow for postal services to be shit and please include in the parcel a note giving an idea of who you are, your Twitter name (if applicable) and a festive message.

When you receive your parcel please leave a comment on this page telling us what you’ve received and tweet some pics using the hashtag #warmongersSecretSanta.

Up for it?

Please fill in the form at the link below.

Kharadron Overlord Ironclad Review

Try saying that title fast 3 times after some vodka..

Yes, welcome to a kit review something I haven’t done for a while, but then this kit is something spectacular. Now this is going to be a review over a couple of parts but we will come to that as we go.

But first big shout out to our lovely friends at triple helix wargames for sourcing me this kit (psst they are really cheap and very transparent about stock).

So where to start? Well let’s make a meal of it; the first bite is with the eye and you will need to hungry to get through this box my word is it impressive. GW have always been good at presentation of their wares and this is the same. Big bright colourful it screams buy me! Build me! Love me!!

Now despite this I have to honest I am not a fan of the outer box being a sleeve for the goodies inside it feels thin and usually the tab gets torn by excited gamers.

It also means I don’t have 2 containers to hold in anymore just the one :,(

But that is a minor gripe about everything. Once inside (1 torn tab) we a greeted by a lovely booklet of instructions which continues the use of CAD images and the like to build your model and also the rules.

Which is a nice touch as yes you have the app to get the warscroll but a neat little paper copy has its uses.

Now onto the sprues and boy what sprues there are 3 in the kit and all of them are chock full of shiny plastic goodness. The level of detail is as you would expect from GW – amazing and then some.

I would almost go so to say mind-boggling amount of detail. This ironclad is a self-contained diorama more than game piece.

It can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner and even the most seasoned hobbyer is going to want the instructions close to hand just in case.

So as you can probably guess i am a big fan of the kit and ticks all the boxes for flying airship manned by dwarves!!

So I have shown lots of pictures as they do a far better job than my penmanship can.

Now that may sound like the end of this little review but it isn’t as well I havent built it yet and the simple reason is this;

It’s a big imposing kit that if in one piece is going to be a pain to transport and also that flight stand looks really really small.

For those that know me know I love a good scenic base I can’t do sand and goblin green….plus i may have a cork addiction.

Anyway I want to do future posts on how i magnetized the ship to a) make it easier to transport and b) make it look cooler than just a flight stand base.

So till then here is a cheeky look at my Frigate to give you an idea for the base.

With that the Ironclad is an amazing kit with more detail than you can shake a stick at and is well worth its place as a centre piece to the Overlord army. If you want to get some of the best prices around then make sure you press the button and head on over to THW.

Death Guard So Far

Well for those keeping up I have been collecting Death Guard for nearly a year now! It started as a way to dip into 30K and I have been having great fun do the painting!

So since I started at the start ofd the year, this is what my 30K collection looks like. Well the collection that is painted I have some more tac marines and of course some more characters to do!

Then well 40k 8th edition happened with the death guard being one of the original releases…

Which means oh bugger collection explosion 🙂

I have to admit I have a little bit more to paint (shocking I know) but for now this is over 5000pts of death guard (and like 2500 pts of 30k as well).

I have never managed to get so much painted for a GW system, so I admit I am full of that warm feeling at the moment….Now time for a break and onto a new project 😉