Thursday, 26 February 2015

Warzone: Resurrection: Timothy MacGuire teased and new Errata v.1.4 and missions PDF released!

Some days ago Prodos Games put up the first of the new models that is coming for Warzone: Resurrection. The classic and brutal hero for the Imperial faction, Timothy MacGuire.

He looks like Magnum PI just as he should, this will be an really nice addition to my Imperial force.
Also this was released just now!


And here is what Jarek over at Prodos games wrote on the Warzone Facebook page:

FREE 1.4v Game Rules and missions PDFs and 1.0v to 1.4v consolidated Errata can be found on Prodosgames.com website under Download section! BIG thanks to proofreading and editing team !! (names included on the 1st page)
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Unboxing Warzone Resurrection: Imperial MegaDeck


I got plenty of new stuff from Prodos Games yesterday and among them three of the new MegaDecks, where you get the new cards to use in the game. So first my thoughts in the change of format on the cards.

The old cards where in a very strange size, and they didn't have rounded corners, which made them difficult to shuffle. Especially without damaging the cards. So you go out and buy sleeves to protect your cards right? Yeah I finally managed to find some, and bought a bunch. I had to ship them from the US so it wasn't cheap, and they where also to thin for my taste. But they worked.

With the new cards it's a little easier to say the least. They are in standard format, you know the old Doomtrooper CCG set in the Mutant Chronicles universe? Or a little cardgame called Magic: The Gathering? There you have the standard format with rounded corners and everything.

So it's a nice change, makes it much easier to find sleeves for your cards to protect them, they take less space on the table (it actually makes a difference!). Of course this means I have hundreds of useless cards now, but I think Prodos had to do this change so rather sooner than later right?

There's also a change in how you get the cards, before you got them in the starters and with every miniature you bought. And while that is good and all (you didn't need to buy another box with just the cards) it also made some of the cards harder to get if you didn't buy many boxes of the same model kits. So this balances out the game and does not make you buy kits or additional kits just to get more copies of a certain card (this probably mostly a problem really competitive players had). You still get statcards of course in your kits, but to get your decks now you have to buy the MegaDeck box for your faction. OR, you can go to Prodosgames.com and via their download page get all the decks in PDF format to print out for free (quicklink here).

Soooo, now when that is out of the way, on to the actual unboxing of this particular MegaDeck, for the Imperial Corporation.


You get all the cards in this little nifty box


Here's a comparison to the old cards, as you can see, smaller size and rounded corners. 

Here's just a comparison with and old Doomtrooper card and a Magic: The Gathering card. The new Warzone cards is glossy like the old ones, I would prefer less glossy cards but in sleeves this does not make any real difference. 

Here's all the different Tactical cards you get, and you get five copies of each, because the is the max you can have in the same deck.  So here's 90 Tactical cards and the 12 Resource cards.

You get three copies of each Gear card and same here because that's how many you can have in the same deck. All in all 39 cards.

Same goes for the Strategy cards, three of each all in all 36 of them.

I haven't gone trough all and compared the cards, but there is some changes to the cards as you can see above. Both of these cards got better for example.

Here's some differences as well Gamma Ray got completely revamped. And I understand why the old version didn't really make sense. Offensive Sentry  got more clearer in the ruling and we now also know that it has RS 12.
So conclusion time then, I like the box and the new cards better than the old. You see the text just as good as on the old ones but have an standard size that makes your gaming life a little bit simpler. You also get some clarifications on the rules on some of them to make them more understandable. If you should get these boxes or go with the PDFs is a matter of taste and of course if you want to pay some money to get real cards instead of printed ones. I for one prefer the real deal.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Final hours of the Conan boardgame Kickstarter!

Just a remainder for you who haven't checked this one out yet. Look at the poster below to see all the awesomeness you get (so far). If it looks interesting, just click it to get to the KS page, let's unlock some more goodies now folks!


Monday, 9 February 2015

Miniature Monday: Dwarf Ironbreakers

Warhammer Fantasy time again, to be honest I have been a little put off when it comes to Warhammer lately. Mostly due the current rumors about 9th ed, not particular happy about maybe needing to re-base my armies when so much work have been put into many of them. Well we will see eventually how it turns out but I'm not fond of that particular rumor.

Anyway I'm painting some dwarfs among other things at the moment and I want to do an unit of twenty of my old metal Ironbreakers. I of course go with the painting scheme as the rest of the army (red and black and some white) but did something different with these guys shields.

Normally I go with black and red on the shields and paint the symbols and insignias in white. I did another variant on these though, inspired from I shield I got for my Ironbreaker in the Warhammer Quest game on the iPad. It fits nice with the rest of the army, and keeps with the grim and dark look I'm going for. So far I have finished nine of them but the rest is in the works.

As always comments are much welcome.


Friday, 6 February 2015

Kickstarter: Conan is going like crazy

I told myself not to get into to many KS projects this year, but I couln't let this one pass. It's a miniature based boardgame inspired by the epic tales Conan the barbarian, written by the brilliant author Robert E. Howard. I love Conan, and even if I´m not totally familiar with all the lore this project grabbed me straight away. And apparently that have happened to many others to, the KS campaign is really really successful already and we even have a couple of days left.

So why do I think this will be an awesome game that me and my friends will have many fun hours with?

1. It's Conan... need I say more? Okey.

2. The miniatures looks amazing, and even if they will be produced in plastic and many have the exact same poses (remember this is a boardgame first not a miniatures game) the plastic will be in really high quality according to Monolith The sculpts is superb and have a lot of character.

3. The game machanic sounds easy to learn yet giving you a lot of opprtunities and varied gameplay. The game simpley looks like it will be really fun and easy to play, last in this post I will share some of their videos showing basic rules and gameplay. I really recommend you to watch these, I got super excited to play it.

4. Bang for your buck. There's two pledge levels, I recommend the more expensive one called King's Pledge just becasue you get better value out of that one. You get so much goodies for that prize it's really amazing, and hopefully we will get even more with more stretch goals being crushed the last days of the campaign.

5. Varied game play. You get a lot of different characters, villains, monsters and other creatures as well as plenty of different and really nice looking gameboards and large amount of different scenarios, giving you the opportunity to have really different kinds of games. There will will even be tools to create your own scenarios on their upcoming webpage for the game.

6. There's some really talanted people working on this. Some of the best sculptors, artists and writers in the indutry is involved in this project.

So to sum it up, why haven't you pledged yet? I for one is super excited for this game, paint up the minis but mostly just play the game because it looks so fun.

So far this is what you get if you only go for the King's Pledge without add ons.



Also here's the youtube clips from Monolith showing you a game and rules etc. Really interesting to watch.





Monday, 2 February 2015

Miniature Monday: Bauhaus Vulkan Battlesuit

Yes, first finished model of the month and something I have only painted on during this year. And it's my second Vulkan Battlesuit, but this time it's the new version and not the Kickstarter version.

The last pictures show you the differences between the two, and they are quite different. But not so much that they won't fit together in the same force, especially when painted similar. I just say the KS version is a mark 2 (dunno how many Vulkan models there have been before but I think only one) and the new one a mark 3.

I much prefer the new version, the closed canopy is from the old kit though so I made a little conversion there, sadly the new kit don't have that option. But the old one has it charms and I quite like the sleeker look of it and the added height. The details and stuff is far superior on the new version though, and I have another one that I will paint up later. Until then, or my next post hopefully. Here's the pictures, as always comments are much welcome!

With HMG and Heavy Flamethrower







With Hydraulic Powered Fists





A comparison between Kickstarter version and the new one.

On the back you can clearly see how much more details the new version has compared to the KS version. 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Miniature Monday: Cybertronic Chasseur

Quite some time since the last Miniature Monday from me, but now I'm eager to bring this back and put up photos of some newly finished models each Monday. So what is in store for today then, well this mini has been finished for some time now but haven't had time to show it. It's the first model and test piece for my Cybertronic Chasseurs. I have made one model for this force until now, the Exterminateur which can be found here. And this Chasseur is following in the same color scheme.





These pictures weren't all that great I'm afraid (didn't use my Tripod) and I also see I need some more work on the skin (another highlight would do wonders) when I see these pics. But this army is supposed to be quite fast to paint so I don't know yet. It looks quite alright in my eyes, anyway hope you like it. 
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