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18-02-2017, 01:29 PM #1
Miniatures Gaming (GW + Others)
I know we have the board game thread but as we happen to to chat shit about 40K/Warhammer a lot in other threads I thought there might be enough interest in another thread.
So what games are people playing? What models are you painting? Have you moved to a city where you can only afford small flats so can't play much anymore?
Anyway Blood Bowl has been re-released. Which basically has the same rules as the Living Rule Book edition but with nicer miniatures! Slightly annoyingly it got up scaled a smidge from 25mm bases to 32mm bases so the board doesn't fit on my coffee table anymore. Anyway here's the first thing I painted in years:
Wissenland Academical painted in roughly the colours of Glasgow Warriors, I am in the process of Warhammering up some names, like Johan Grau.
Next up I'm Emperor's Childrening up my half of a Betrayal at Calth boxset.
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18-02-2017, 02:41 PM #2
I used to do this but find GW overpriced for what it really is. Have thought about the other miniture games like X Wing(which I've played and thought was pretty good) or Infinity.
The problem I have is that you really have to get into it and the meta of it, there isn't that many people playing these other games and from my experiences of netrunner I found the focus on one game to much kind of a bit stymying
I know all that and yet I get a hankering every few months to start collecting again and I have no idea why.
18-02-2017, 06:53 PM #3I used to do this but find GW overpriced for what it really is.Any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook.
18-02-2017, 08:15 PM #4
Yeah I've not done fulltime 40K or Warhammer since I went to Uni as I couldn't afford it. There are some cheaper alternatives mind, Blood Bowl for one it's £20 a team which is very reasonable.
Here's a bad picture of some French 100 days campaign troops I painted a few years back:
So it's Blackpowder by Warlord games, rules are based on Warmaster and written by Rick Priestly. They also do ancient or medieval, models are in plastic. These ones are designed by the Perry Brothers who did most of the old GW ones, except it was £15 for 40. Good thing about historical games is that there's no IP to charge for.
They also do a scifi game called Beyond the Gates of Antares which is old school 40K scale of maybe a platoon of troops, or Bolt Action their WW2 rules.
Historic is the way to go.
18-02-2017, 09:05 PM #5
Bloodbowl, Necromunda, Gorkamorka. These are my games workshop games, I only own a working Bloodbowl set these days but would leap at the chance to meaningfully play either of the other games again, but you need to understand, it wouldn't be for the actual games which are fairly trivial things, but the overrunning interpersonal drama. Because of things happening several matches/battles/races before, there are consequences, and people will do things for long term consequences, like retreating earlier to avoid harm or easing up off the throttle because it's not worth it.
18-02-2017, 10:27 PM #6
Anyone who eases off the throttle in a Gorkamorka game is failing. You've got to RP that shit as an Ork.
19-02-2017, 12:16 AM #7
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19-02-2017, 07:13 AM #9
They look cool... good painting. (Especially if you haven't done it for ages).
they changed the size so old bloodbowl figures don't work anymore?
I'm still miffed that Cyanide's BB game made the humans look dumb by dressing them in plate armor... :-(
I haven't painted anything in decades, so I doubt I could do it now. I have a big box full of 40k and Bloodbowl miniatures stored away in the UK, but I don't have access to them anymore. I imagine if I looked at them now I'd think the painting was crap.
19-02-2017, 09:53 AM #10
I was always terrible at painting minitures could never really get it right. Was even chucked out of playing with my GW minitures because they weren't very good(yeah that happened)
19-02-2017, 10:44 AM #11
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19-02-2017, 12:38 PM #14
It's not used as an undercoat it's used to shade and seal you models. It's a shortcut. It's probably better to use quickshade which is designed for that purpose but for a while it was the method for people lacking painting skill to get acceptable looking minis.
19-02-2017, 12:41 PM #15
I remember trying to create 40K armored vehicles from scratch instead of buying the overpriced ones from GW or Forge World (come on, for the price of a Tau Manta, I can have four 1/16 Tiger tanks from Trumpeter !). A WWI british MKV tank chassis and a KV-1 turret make for a very decent Leman Russ ersatz. I even managed to make it fit in the fluff, a different pattern from a backwards forge world, IIRC.Any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook.
19-02-2017, 12:47 PM #16
I made what I thought was going to be some cool scenery for Necromunda but it was ultimately rendered unusable due to going a bit overboard with the fire damage.
19-02-2017, 02:30 PM #17
The dip solution is this stuff:
The French I did above are done with this method. Basically you block out the colours of the uniforms etc. Then dip the models in the can of quick shade, which will settle in recesses and leave a thing tinting layer. Leave them to dry for a couple of days then touch up any details. It's a godsend if you're doing something where the blocks of units are like 40 models and all you care about is getting them out the door. I think it's deeply frowned upon in the GW community.
Yesterday, 12:17 AM #18
I never really was part of the GW community... I just played with my mates. I used to kinda enjoy painting the miniatures though.. but I'd tend to get half way through a squad and get bored... so I had a lot of units that were half painted well* and half unpainted.
*at least I thought so at the time.
And some bloody big tanks with bloody big guns.
I kinda lost interest in the game when they made everything much more prescribed and official.
Yesterday, 08:32 AM #19
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Yesterday, 10:24 AM #20Wow, that's really shitty of them. I'd be one thing if you hadn't painted them, that was always clear, but just bad painting? Fuck those guys.
Also lets be frank the actual game attached to it, especially playing some of these newer miniture games is a bit shite.