Poxwalkers

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So many Poxwalkers, it has been years since I have had to paint such large units (like when I had a Skaven army!!!)

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I may MAY need another 10 of the them to make 2 units of 20 but we shall see if I can stomach that 😉

I did have fun with a glue gun though, melting faces adding glue which made for some interesting looks on some of the models, all random of course but still fun 🙂

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Beared-itorial

Not much to say this week except well that Primaris Super Heavy from Forge World!! Has to be the most mental thing I have seen, since well the Repulsor 😀

Games This Week

A great game this week in which I got to take the Death Guard out for a spin against the white scars! We played a maelstrom game at 2500pts. My list obviously had Morty in, who lets say is as much as a beast as you would expect him to be.

The game ended 18-10 to myself and I did end up boarding the White Scar Primaris army but it wasnt till end of turn 3 that things started to swing. The number of mortal wounds the army can hand out is nasty and for a pretty elite army like Primaris marines it is going to hurt.

Some of the standout moments of the game include, Xiphon Interceptor flyer refusing to hit Morty with all his missiles and lascannons!! Tyhpus periling twice and dying to it! A Blight Drone single-handingly standing/floating in front of 2 units of hellblasters, surviving and killing a unit and then holding the Primaris Captain in combat for 3 rounds before going down!

That little drone was the man of the match as he literally would not die! Although I may stop taking Typhus as he is not doing me any favours and keeps dying.

Hobby This Week

Still more work on the Death guard, but we are very very close to being at 5000pts for WHW :O

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Batman Second Edition Starter Set Reviews

Got my hands on the following new plastic starter sets from Knight models (all thanks to Leodis Games).

The first thing that strikes you is how small the packaging is now, at a guess we are talking about 30% small footprint than the older blisters which across a range is significant reduction.

First thing we notice in the box is how small the cards have got now. They are now the same size as ‘standard’ cards we see in the majority of games.

This is a double edged sword for people, as the cards take up much less space on the gaming board which is huge BUT as players need a way of tracking their dice/markers during the making the plan and during the turn itself does mean you could have some mistakes occurring as things move about inevitably during a game. Expect lots of 3rd party options to deal with it (nods towards Red Beam).

But now for some shiny models..

The number of pieces are low in general, with the prisoner set all being 1 piece.

Looking at the models I think the scale is still the same so no creep like other game systems recently 😉

So the detail is amazing, something that KM are always good at but these are just wow!!

These are going to be a joy to paint.

There is a concern with the resin/plastic though some of thin pieces have feel that they could be a little brittle.

My sword did suffer in transit which is sad face but easily fixe.

So overall…

Wow KM have knocked these out of the park!! If this is the future of the quality and price. Truly amazing stuff, and maybe a sign of things for Harry Potter!

If you fancy so of the shiny at a great price make sure you check out Leodis and his Haribo…..sorry and his models 😉

Art of War Studios Review

Hello, its been a while since I have done any sort of reviewing a mixture of dealing with 2 kids now and general life has meant the blog has limped a long. Hopefully I can get back to the usual updates…

Anyway today I have the pleasure of cracking open one of the Art of War Studio kits in this case we have the new range of sci-fi based terrain pieces know as Neo City HAB module. Plus so of the info-bloc/panels as well.

What makes this even nicer is the addition of acrylic pieces which really do make the whole thing even shinier.

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As always the packs are nice and tidy, I will say this it could be worth checking out their YouTube instruction videos as the module is straight forward enough but some of the bits are a little tricky.

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So much shiny mdf and ooooh look blue acrylic..

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The bottom/ground floor goes together well, the fact you actually have a staircase as well, is just the AoWS guys showing off really 😉 but perfect for those sci-fi RPGs and Infinity. Its worth noting the steps can easily support a 30mm base due to the sort of ‘L’ shape they have.

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Top/1st floor is a little easier to stick together and once dry is still pretty dam sturdy.

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All built and what a sexy thing it is. Now this is as far as I have got with the build as I didn’t want to stick in the acrylic until I have painted it, but the dry fittings suggest the acrylic is as snug as the rest of the kit.

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The left overs a picture I forgot to take is that those acrylic pieces are identical to the mdf pieces the kit comes with anyway!

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Some shiny addition pieces.

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Like the over kits the info-bloc is a lovely addition to any sci-fi table and the nice touches on the acrylic really add to the whole piece. As a whole it is super easy to build (3 pieces of mdf more or less) but the finished article I think you will agree is amazing!

Overall

Now you can buy sci-fi buildings, particularly MDF ones much cheaper than what the AoWS guys are generating but I have to say these new Neocity terrain pieces are some high quality, high finish terrain pieces that are worth every penny (less than £30).

The fact the whole thing is modular and you can easily build up floors and then the addition of the walkways. You could very easily have great fun with these across a whole table….

Plus with all the extra details like the info-bloc the whole range smells of mdf……sort quality I meant quality!!

You want shiny sci-fi terrain then go check out the AoWS guys.

P.S. a time of writing they are having a sale on so even more reason to dive in.