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So couple of cool pieces of news this week, the Relic Knights KS is funded with oodles of free shit added to it!! Like 100s of dollars worth of stuff.

Next we have news that the UK finally has a distributor for CMON again which means Dark Age is going to have a supply line again. This is amazing news like super duper news. Especially with the new boxes instead of blister boxes that have been shown off for Forsaken and soon to see for other factions. The future is looking dark πŸ˜€

We also got to see the Farmers Guild in the wild which was pretty cool. The pre-built models I will admit is still a hang up of mine and don’t get me started on the brown they picked I hope that isn’t the final colour πŸ™‚ The models themselves look pretty good although the big guy is an odd pose, but that could well be camera angles! Be interesting to see how they play and don’t forget you have a chance to win a team before any else with WAAC –Β waac-ing the crops

Finally Dwarves, Flying Dwarves, Flying Steampunk Dwarves.. Well these are certainly different compared to what has come before not just in WFB but in AoS in general. Very different and very cool!! The airship looks like it could be a bugger to transport but pretty cool still, while the units are nice but it is the jump pack dwarves that have me excited they look amazing!

Question is how bigger a drop are they going to be? from what I have seen it looks like 2/3 airship types, 3 maybe 4 units and some characters so about on par with the Fyreslayers and the Slyvaneth. Suppose the question is when will we see the dispossessed dwarves or are they just classic dwarves now really? And is it all about the mini-factions now that are done in 1 or 2 drops, and maybe a round-up book in 12 months or so. Like the Stormcast that in theory you could say have had 3 sub factions combined and more to come I am sure as they open more of the chambers.

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Games This Week

No games this week, such is life though hopefully a couple lined up next week.

Hobby This Week

Continuing the AoS kick I have been painting up more of my Stormcasts and Slyvaneth as well!!! I know who would imagine me being on a big push of GW stuff πŸ™‚

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Apologies for the lack of posts this week, the application I use for my photos is down at the moment. So need to wait for that to start-up again. Unless you want me to talk to you all in some ramblings……no one wants that right?

First shout out again to our sponsors that are rocking a new KS for gaming mats. They are great quality at a great price πŸ™‚

Speaking of KS I have decided to go in a little deeper on the Relic knights one so some shiny minis are coming my way soon-ish-hopefully…

I suppose I can’t leave this week without a mention to the sad news Pressgangers are no more! Having got into the tournament scene via WM/H and the help of Mr Peyton and Millington it seems a shame that PP have pulled the plug rather than restructure.

I understand the reasons, the lawsuit against WotC from MTG judges plus they current system becoming unwieldy. But a lot of the bigger event may struggle for the motivation to run now. No-one shows of shiny games for the money or the reward but surely these guys deserve the acknowledgement for doing so much. Sad times!!

Games This Week

Couple more Relic Knight demos and shockingly a game of AoS!! I know I was shocked as well, I ended up coming out winner against Death army using my Stormcasts with helpful Treelord because who doesn’t like angry trees?

Hobby This Week

Continuing the AoS kick I have been painting up some of my Stormcasts because well I have the taste now πŸ™‚

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Another week gone as we trundled towardsΒ the inevitable conclusion we need more SHINY!

Lots seem to be happening in the hobby recent with lots of exciting and tempting things have been cropping up.

Relic Knights is hitting the KS trail again for their version 2 rules and resculpt, having only just dipped into the game I am interested to see how it goes. Although the starter set does look pretty cool..

GW continue with some amazing minis and I am sure a lot of people are eager to see where 40K is going very interesting times there.

Mythos always worth a nod as they close in on the release of models and the game is still shaping up to be a great system.

PP well that is a faction out of the nowhere, the Grymkin are certainly unique for the IK world but obviously there is that massive apparent nod towards a certain malifaux faction. A lot of people seem to be ‘annoyed’ by this but it is all based around fairy tales anyway. I for one welcome our new lords although some of the models are a bit swing and a miss.

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Games This Week

Not many games recently but I have been demoing Relic Knights to a fair number of people and seems to going well. Hopefully the new KS doesnt destroy that with super long wait times like the first KS did.

Hobby This Week

Painting many things at the moment, I have a couple of Gaslands cars I have meant to get sorted finally getting some love. While the Stormcasts are also getting some love as well as its been a while.

I have also been making tentacles everywhere for the Cryx army I seem to have got back into. Thank goodness for the Green Stuff World tool for making them πŸ™‚

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Just a quick update this week, as the lurgy is everywhere…..Nurgle is coming people he is coming!!!

But not before Gulliman and Cypher team up to get back to Terra. In a way the UMs are the poster boys so makes sense they get their Primarch back first, but I am still surprised they did and boy is he going to be a big model.

Perhaps bigger than he was in 30K (lots of lifting I suppose) and that pose does nothing for him! KISS MY HAND MORTALS!!! Will be interesting to see how this demi-god of a human measures up to the almost god of Magnus. Will we see the same sort of power level or is he going to be less as he doesn’t have the full blessing of Chaos?

Interesting times are a coming.

Games This Week

Couple of games this week with mancub in toe, which I am playing for the loses πŸ˜‰ So ended up a beating 8-3 with my K3 against St John and a dirty package of exploding flame throwers. My Butchers then lost to Fishermen in the end going down 12-6 but at one point I was at 10-0 down!!! I did beat the engineers again coming out 12-8 win.

Hobby This Week

Ressers are coming along nicely and I finally have magnets for my DFC wooohooo.

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Back on the wagon after a long christmas break, so what have we missed then?

Well the GW model of stand alone games continues with the Deldar jetbike battles, which looks pretty cool although hopefully they let us use more than bikes and hellions!

I have been struggling with the hobby recently, not helped by the new baby throwing the night rhythm out slightly. Suppose he is cute so is forgiven, for now πŸ˜‰

Anyway with this in mind, I am thinking of launching a personal #TOMB (Tale of Malifaux Blogger). As at the moment I have a lot of ressers that need painting. So in theory I wont be buying much but I will be able to set some goals out and get some games played even if only Vassal.

Games This Week

Some practice for the Infinity event, as we try to get to grips before the event… I also played with myself some Dropfleet Commander to get my head round the rules. Here are some of the things I learnt;

  • Shifting orbits is pretty damn important.
  • The launch section and ground game, is a really odd sub-game. Like the ring half-pipe in Sonic πŸ™‚
  • Burnthrough lasers are horrible.
  • Anything in atmosphere is horrendous to shift.
  • Getting two 7 results on catastrophe table is messy….5 frigates gone and plenty of damage on cruisers.
Hobby This Week

Trying to finish off the list I am taking to the infinity event. Then onto who knows plenty of stuff to keep me busy πŸ™‚

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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.

WAAC

First up Wargamers All Against Cancer has again gone beyond my expectations and we now have a rolling total of over Β£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 πŸ™‚

Like really Β£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 πŸ˜€ ). 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 πŸ˜‰

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 –Β 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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

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