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Scatter Terrain Review

The lovely guys at SGS have recently released some scatter terrain that has a nod towards the amount of terrain expected for a Guild Ball game BUT also will work nicely with any of the skirmish level games (Malifaux/Warmachine etc.). But first a little background to the Nick and SGS.

Starting as a seller of resin bases, Nick decided to try his hand a terrain (Walls being his first success in this area) which grew in popularity quickly as he introduced more products and this has meant that he has supplied many  different places from the Blog Sponsors at the Outpost to several clubs AND more impressively supplying terrain for Smogcon. So you know Nick certainly has a following for good products. Lets see if his Pitch Terrain kits measure up :)

Starter Pitch

First up the Starter Pitch kit coming in at the cheap £10 level. It gives you 5 pieces of area terrain that offer some rough terrain, something that can easily be made into a water piece and a (rock) obstruction.

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Now as GB will not need that much terrain in general this at least allows you to shake things up beyond a flat pitch pretty easily, without distracting from the game. As you can see by my lovely assistant Lazrus the pieces are a decent size.

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They are also pretty flat despite some nice details. This means that wobbly model syndrome is almost completely avoided.

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Rock is big can almost hide a shy auto-repairing robot.

Expansion Pitch

Is a slightly larger amount of resin with 6 peices and most of them being much bigger than the starter set and only slightly more expensive at £15.

What you get is a couple of walls, more rocking outcrop and also some larger prices of area terrain.

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As you can see the pieces are much larger and give a bit more variation than the starter kit.

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Also the walls are a nice example of the detailing across the kits and it will certainly mean painting is nice and easy!

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Overall

For the price of the pair of the kits you will be set for all your Guild Ball games for life, unless you want to go down a theme for you table. But as generic terrain goes you can’t go far wrong.

The advantage for me is that I can easily use this in other systems and still have the deseried effect. I dont have too much area terrain so these kits will do the job nicely!

Great pieces of terrain that are tried and tested by a freindly bear :)


40K – Help design a rules package

Over on Heros Gaming Blog he has suggested making a fair rules pack for competitive play that doesnt ban anything but helps calm the madness down.

If you are into competitive play go have a read and help out Hero if you can.

HERO’s Gaming Blog: 40K: Designing a rules package.


Beared-itorial

Lots of interesting things appearing on the radar this well..

First Wyrd have a Malifaux Starter set in the works which is pretty exciting. With 8 brand new models for a Guild VS Neverborn-off. What I really like is they are all new models that will appear in the next book but that they are also Mercs so other factions can use them. Very clever approach to starter set and cant wait to see it. Maybe some card terrain as well wyrd? ;)

Next up the MASSIVE new model from the GW, Smaug, they have really gone to town with this guy judging by the pictures and the price!!

Amazing something like this can be mass-produced but suppose they are still the biggest so they get the biggest miniature?!

Not overly inspired by the new Primarch BUT my word the base is absolutely stunning. I think better than Horus one, which is saying something..

 Painting & Hobby

I am on December slow down, always seems to happen this time of year, motivation begins to slow.

Been getting more Malifaux games in recently however I will be moving away from 10T for a while as starting to get a bit of burnt out :( which does mean more Neverborn for a bit :)

So close to Christmas now but with the Outpost it’s always Christmas with 20% off RRP on everything on their site (what? too cheesy?).


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Slow week, really slow….

 Painting & Hobby

I am painting Legion :O

Been over a year since I have done any, but I maybe back on it ;)

Getting close to Christmas and with the Outpost it’s always Christmas with 20% off RRP on everything on their site (what? too cheesy?).


Responsible One’s Wargaming: GW Conjecture, Speculation and Vile Rumour

Came across this recently and have to say it is worth a read for people out there with any love/hate for the big elephant in the room that is GW.

I haven’t done a post like this before, so I’d like to start by putting this in context. I went and talked to a lot of people at the weekend who work for Games Workshop and Forge World. They have to be very careful about what they say, because they are working on things two to three years in advance, and run a pretty tight ship about it. I would consider quite a few of them friends, and I would never want to get any of them in trouble.

Want to read more? then head on over to the full post – The Responsible One’s Wargaming Blog.


Spectres

Look look I do paint Eldar sometimes! These guys where good fun to paint, although like all eldar for me, was a bit of a challenge.


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