Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fantasy Friday - My Adepticon Big Brawl Experience


Last week was the biggest minis gaming convention in the country - AdeptiCon! My schedule was packed with Fantasy, Warmachine, 40k, and hobby classes. I started off with a bang, doing the Big Brawl (3,000 points) on Thursday for Fantasy - 8 games over ~ 10 hours.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Star Trek Attack Wing - Set Phasers to Fun


With MICUP, GLWL, and 40k Ora Recentes all finished, I got to work on a side hobby project for my Star Trek Attack Wing ships.    I first played ST:AW at GenCon last year and felt it was OK but the introduction left me a bit underwhelmed.   It is certainly comparable in play to XWing from Fantasy Flight but with some significant differences.   Both games have targeted a group of people that just want a table top game without the hobby side.   Fortunately I gave the game a second chance and really enjoyed playing in the Dominion War Organized six month campaign event that recently ended.


ST:AW offers a lot more options in faction choices as well as unique list building options over XWing.   Unfortunately, WizKids did not put as much effort into their pre-painted models as FFG did.    However, the ship models are highly detailed and with some simple painting techniques can be made to look quite good.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thornwood Thursday Bonus Content: Journeyman Warlocks spotted at Adepticon!

Thanks to our illustrious leader Muggins, we have some early pics of the journeyman warlock models!



Super excited for the troll dude, he looks awesome!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

(Early) Thornwood Thursday - The prodigal Trollbloods return



With apologies for my long hiatus, I bring pics of some of the stuff I've painted lately, including the amazing Trollkin Warders, a Storm Troll, and the Fennblade Kithkar. Posting this a bit early to catch folks before they head out for Adepticon. Pics after the jump!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ora Recentes: An Inside Look at "Forging the Narrative"



The realization that Warhammer 40k works best when players try to tell a story through their games is something GW has been trying to force us to come to for many years, but, only now do we really understand what that means. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Post MICUP Blues

I'm the opposite of this.
Two weekends ago we hosted the Michigan Cup at Gamers Sanctuary. Based on the Intermountain Cup and Mayhem Cup we (PG_Geneguard and PG_Tadgo did the actual TO'ing, I just tried to help where I could) are attempting to build a twice annual event that brings together the Michigan Warmachine / Hordes community to play and have a great time. The first one was last fall and we had 29 people. This time we had 36 and it sold out in a few days. I'd really like to grow it to something like 64 players, but that would require a hall and cash for renting etc. We'll see.