So, just like the other 4,277 backers, I jumped in and backed the Studio McVey and Cool Mini or Not game Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster on Kickstarter.com.
I jumped in at the Biohazard level at $100 which gets me all the cool stuff added to the base game. In addition, I kicked in for all the extra models (+$75) and terrain (+$30) and a double set of tiles (+$25). You get 98 models in the base set, plus all the great sci-fi homage figures from inspirational things like Dead Space, Firefly/Sereneity, Pitch Black, and more.
The mechanics look interesting with the Strain models being able to evolve into more / different versions phase 1, 2, 3, etc, and since the models come from Studio McVey, you know the sculpts are going to be top-notch.
The main game is supposed to be shipped in November with all the cool stuff shipped in March 2013! That’s a long time to wait, but it will be well worth it.
Furthermore, Sedition Wars is now the #1 backed board game on Kickstarter with a total raised of $951,254, almost one million dollars, surpassing Ogre from Steve Jackson Games by roughly $30,00.
If you haven’t, go check the game out and let me know what you think. Below, you’ll find a link to a gameplay video on Youtube:
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
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I’ve updated my for sale/trade page to include more items I’m wanting to sell or trade off. Please visit the linked page to find out what I’m looking for. (Strange Aeons game, hint, hint!).
Fields of Glory
- Fields of Glory main rulebook
- Wargames Factory: Ceasar’s Legions new in box
- Wargames Factory: Roman Cavalry, new on sprue
Firestorm Armaday by Spartan Games
Warmachine by Privateer Press
- Protectorate of Menoth starter (metal)
I’ve seen a few people ask about comparisons of the Heavy Gear Blitz models by Dream Pod 9 in use as models for Tomorrow’s War by Ambush Alley Games.
So, I took a few photos for reference of the models I have, which are as follows:
Micropanzer Wargame Studios
15mm scout walker
Earth Force Gila buggy
SAS in decontamination suit (zombie hunter)
Dream Pod 9 Heavy Gear
South General Purpose Gear
Northern General Purpose
Southern King Cobra (Large by HG standards)
And on to the images:
Finally, the last image.
If you want any specific shots, please let me know. Like a Heave Gear Blitz model next to the Gila, or Micropanzer Studios Walker, etc.
Not necessarily gaming related, but I found this video from one of my educational links. It’s of Prague’s Astronomical clock built in 1410. On its face was displayed an amazing light show- Not your typical lasers, but this was simply astounding. The wonders of technology continue to amaze me as well as the skill and artizanship of those working centuries before.
Those of you heavily into role-playing can use this as a great location for some adventuring, or some Cthulu-esque horror story.
So, I was just sent an invite to Google’ s new social media app called Google +. I’m curious as to the extent a person can use it in gaming. I really wanted to try and use Google’s Wave project for gaming, but it seems it never took off.
Do any of you have any suggested uses for gaming with Google +?
If so, please leave a comment below.
I received my new airbrush and compressor a couple of weeks ago and found using it is fairly simple- However, learning the technique to control paint is another story. I did some of the practice steps, then couldn’t wait any more to try laying some paint onto a model. I used a WM model and layed down some good transitions, but when I switched to the smaller of the three needles, the paint wouldn’t spray. My guess is the paint was too thick. I stopped at that point as it was 1am in the morning. The compressor didn’t work out of the box, but a quick ship back to Paasche got me a new compressor. In addition, they comped me an in-line water trap and air brush cleaning kit for my troubles. Good customer service. The original business who sold me the supplies weren’t very understanding.
The Precinct Omega minis are on hold. I won one of their minis and ordered the second one, but the review is on hold until I finish the two painting projects listed below. I really would like to do them justice, so they wait in line.
Finally, my review of the Hell Dorado core book is a work in progress. I just need to finish going through the book and writing up the review to post here. I have several of Cipher’s Hell Dorado minis now, and I need to really get some paint on them.
Game of Thrones Stays True to ‘Brutal’ Source Text
I want to watch this very much, but I’ll have to wait for it to be released in retail. I don’t have HBO.
I was fortunate to be browsing some blogs in early March and came across Plastic Polydra (PP) website running a free mini giveway on the Monday Mini review. The Monday Mini was about Precinct Omega’s new line if miniatures. The contest involved identifying additional characters not mentioned on the PP website. A little sleuthing and I found my answer, which was quickly submitted. I was notifed that I was the winner, and asked for the Capt. of the Swords and went ahead and bought their Fairy Emissary.
I’ll be posting a mini review of the two models that I received earlier today when I can.
I made it home this evening and read this email from Netflix:
We want to let you know about two important changes to the Netflix service.
||The price of your current plan is changing from $16.99 a month to $19.99 a month. This new price will be effective with your next billing statement on or after January 2, 2011, and will be referenced in your Membership Details. With your current plan you can both instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies on your computer or TV and receive unlimited DVDs by mail.
||We now also offer a new $7.99 a month plan which lets you instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies on your computer or TV. This plan does not include any DVDs. All the titles you can watch instantly on your current plan are also available on this new plan, and as a reminder, not all titles on DVD are available to watch instantly. This new plan is available immediately – if you’d like to switch to this new plan at any time, simply visitYour Account.
|Why the changes? Our selection of TV episodes and movies available to stream has grown dramatically, and as a result most members want us to deliver unlimited movies and TV episodes two ways: streaming instantly over the internet plus DVDs by mail. The price change will allow us to continue to offer the popular plan choice of unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming instantly along with unlimited DVDs. The new plan, which does not include DVDs, is a great option for the increasing number of members who only want to watch instantly. The $7.99 a month price reflects no DVD shipping costs on this plan. We hope you’re enjoying great TV shows and movies from Netflix, and that you’ll continue to enjoy Netflix on whichever plan you choose. We realize you have lots of home entertainment options, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-715-2146. –The Netflix Team
With that in mind, I chose to cancel my Netflix account. I didn’t want a price increase for “unlimited movies and tv episodes two ways” that has grown dramatically. I want my previous service for my previous price; which I was happy with.
Well, I’m no longer a Netflix customer.