WAAC-ing the Crops – Farmers Guild Raffle

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Hello to everyone, I have something really exciting to share. But first the plug, in 2014 I lost my Mum to Cancer, the MacMillan Nurses were amazing in looking after my Mum but also my Dad and I wanted to give back to them. So far in the 3 years we have run this we have raised over £16000!!!

So please if you want to help with a donation, run an event, raffle some models please let me know 🙂

Now for the exciting bit, the amazing guys at Steamforge have agreed to let me raffle off a full 6 man Farmers team which the postal service allowing will be with the winner by Salute!

Unfortunately for me, they are going to be sent straight from Steamforge HQ so I wont get to see them early 😦 boooooo 😉

So have I made you wait long enough yet?

The RULES!

  1. 1 Raffle ticket = £1 donation to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/waac2017
  2. Multiple purchases are fine (MOAR tickets = MOAR chances) so feel free to give me all your monies 😉
  3. When you donate please ensure that you say Farmers in the comments
  4. Please make sure JustGiving have your email (you may need to log in) as I will need those emails to contact the winner. IF you don’t want them to have your email feel free to drop me a DM on social media.
  5. The draw closes on the 7th of April 2017 to allow Steamforged as much time as possible to get the Farmers out to the winner.
  6. The aim is for the winner to get the team early but we asked 2 things do NOT spoil the models or cards till Saturday! and we can’t be responsible for the postal service so don’t moan if they don’t turn up in time 🙂
  7. I am not responsible for rules governing other countries, with regards raffles/gambling so you as individuals will need to take responsibility for those not me.
  8. Finally remember WAAC has a new meaning Wargamers All Against Cancer!

Beared-itorial – EoY 2016

Well its the end of the year nearly.

This will be my last post of any real content till the new year as I am off to have much food and drink.

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First up Wargamers All Against Cancer has again gone beyond my expectations and we now have a rolling total of over £15000 raised for MacMillan which is huge thank you all who took part; be it in donating cash/models/time you have made a little bear very happy 🙂

Like really £15K that is just amazing

2016 Gaming

Lots of Guild Ball played at the beginning of the year with plenty of events attended (even a podium :O but also a spoon as well 😀 ). That has petered out into the back of the year, however Malifaux has filled the void nicely. Not many events outside of Guild Ball and to be fair not many events full stop, been a major lull this year.

2017 Gaming

So what does this mean for 2016?

Well I am hoping to have more of rotation going on with my systems to give everything a chance to be played, maybe on a monthly basis. I said this last year but who knows maybe this will be the year I manage it!!

Hopefully this is the only thing I am aiming to do for the coming year. Use all of my collection 😉

2017 Systems

Systems wise I think I am pretty set up for 2017.

Malifaux – Honestly still king even after the crown prince of GB came in, Faux came rocking back. Still love the game and with the number of masters I have plenty of scope lol.

Dark Age – Came out of the blue this year, just because it is actually an old game getting a new lease of life. Which is amazing as its great fun and the newer models are sexy!! Hopefully with the UK scene growing with the new distributor.

40K – Still have my Eldar and still love them but finding time to fit a game in is. I will be honest I am really hoping for it to be given at least a partial AoS treatment going into 8th edition (rumoured for Q2 last I noticed). As the bloat is too much I am less full after Christmas dinner!!!

Warmachine – with my Menoth, honestly the new edition has left me cold well and truly. I cannot get excited at all about the game at the moment. Will this change in 2017 I can’t say which is a shame as I did enjoy the game.

Guild ball – Going into season 3 I think I am going to be slimlinining my collection. As I burnt out hard on the game with it taking over all gaming at one point this year. I am yet to get going again due to this so hopefully we will see some more games but a bit more controlled going forward…

AoS – I have the models for Stormcasts and some Slynaveth and have to say I want to get more games in. The bloat and huge army set up of WFB is gone and I love that, just need to find time to actually get a game in now with all the systems I play 😀

New 2017 Systems

The obvious one is Dropfleet Commander, as well it is a christmas present so needs some game time. I know there are some grumpy out there due to the KS, but when has a gaming KS ever run to time and when it does its either small or pretty unique. There are not many out there!!

Next is Mythos we are nearing the retailer release of the game (May-ish) and I have been helping with the playtesting and I am loving the game.

But for now enjoy the break and if you celebrate Christmas may it be spent with loved ones and may Santa grant you some new shiny things 😀

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Zipp-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Review

Welcome to my review of the latest of the shiny new Malifaux masters to drop to retailer. It’s the Sky Pirate himself Zipp.

So the box is as usual the sexy shiny that we know and love from Wyrd, they do good artwork that really captures the models. Although never understood why the Totems never gets to be on the front as well..

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This box came with the near monthly bonus model but we will ignore that as it isn’t a gremlin 🙂

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First up the sprue for Zipp, this is actually a pretty easy model to put together! No stupid small pieces this time for a gremlin :O

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I love the plume of smoke it is so very cool and much bigger than Merris’s one which makes sense as masters are always better :D. With plenty of detail including the little flames as well.

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On the whole the model is really good as far as detailing goes, I have to admit the face is a little soft but not too bad really.

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Altogether he want together pretty well with no major issues

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Earl

We are 2 for 2 now with easy to put together models, the chain is a little tricky as it connects to both legs in a pretty dynamic way.

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Would you mess with him? Certainly knows how to swing that spanner and to be clear that spanner has killed a Mech Rider for me 🙂

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As I said the only issue I was with the chain, which meant I made a mistake with the legs but that gap is my rubbish handywork not the model..

The First Mate

Silurids are cool, well turn it up to 11 and give one a hat and an anchor…because why not.

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Now 3 for 3 in the box for easy builds!! Admittedly the feet are separate pieces but still he went together nicely.

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Such a lovely model, I think this may be my favourite of the box, a really menacing model with just enough comedy done with the clothes.

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The contact points to the base are the only issues with this model, we are talking knuckles and balls of feet here so be careful.

Iron Skeeters

Now we hit the problems, these guys are tricky with lots of small parts and spindly bits as well.

The legs are long and will be a pain to transport while the grappling hooks come in more than 1 part (1 hook section is seperate o_O).

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In the end I didn’t add the legs to the models as I built them because, 1. painting purposes and 2. I like them without anyway. Idea of metal missiles that can’t stop makes me smile.

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So although tricky Skeeter1 went together OK the eyes as you can see don’t sit very well and I will need to make some adjustments to them. Picture is just so I can show some of the issues you may encounter, likewise thr sprue connection point on the mouth piece is delicate so you will need to be careful.

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Skeeter 2 was the easiest one to put together just because the pieces where bigger and the grappling hook isnt in a swining motion so can be tucked away nicely.

Although we still suffered from the 2 part head we seem to get with gremlins..

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Skeeter3 was OK to build except that grappling hook, I just can’t say how much I hate those grappling hooks!! GRAPPLING HOOKS

Group Shot

Because everyone needs a bad group shot 🙂

 

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Overall

The models are immense and Wyrd continue to make some absolutely stunning models. However they can be tricky to build in some cases but this box is some much better than previous ones I have dealt.

Zipp is here and he is fabulous.

You can get Zipp at great value from our sponsors, Leodis Games. Click the button to go see the shiny.

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