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Star Trek Adventures – Voyages of the USS Black Sail

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Blogs

WARNING: If you intend to play adventures from "These Are the Voyages Vol. 1" stop reading now!Back in the summer of 2017 preorders were announced for a new roleplaying game series called Star Trek Adventures, to be published by Modiphius. At the time I'd been playing with a regular group in a Dresden Files campaign and had just begun running my first Mutants and Masterminds 3E campaign as well. So when the Star Trek game was announced I was all over it and placed my order.The materials showed up in early September but I didn't have a chance to actually play until a few weeks ago, shortly after the release of the free quickstart rules.  After some posting around on Meetup, I found a group willing to give things a go.I ran the quickstart scenario for a group of 5 players and...

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First Western Canada DC Universe Miniatures Game Tourney Results!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Blogs

On January 6th, 2018 several players from around Alberta gathered at Eastridge Sports Cards & Games to play in our very first DC Universe Miniatures Game tournament. We had 8 players registered to play and had a great day of games, pizza and fun!Tournament Results & Crew Lists8th Place: "Clipped Wings" (Charles)Classic Superman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Black Canary, Hawkman, Hawkgirl7th Place: "Earth 2" (Brad)Classic Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Batman (Ben Affleck)6th Place: "Cuddly Bunny" (Micheal Hooper)Doomsday, Superwoman, Power Ring, Johnny Quick, Ravager5th Place: "Magic FTW" (Mike Davis)Doctor Fate, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, BvS Superman4th Place: "Ane Justice For All..." (James)BvS Superman, Shazam, Doctor Fate, Wonder Woman3rd Place: "Beastly and the Owl" (Marcel)Darkseid, Atrocitus, Sinestro, Owlman2nd Place: "JL-eh?" (Elton)Darkseid, Parademon 1, Parademon 2, Parademon 3, Black Adam1st Place: "Justice League Swamp" (Joshua)Red Son Superman, Aquaman, Swamp Thing, Batman (Rebirth), FlashFellowship Voted: Mike DavisBest Painted Voted:...

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Batman Miniatures Game Tournament Recap – Sept 2, 2017

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blogs

On Saturday Sept 2nd, 2017 we held the largest Batman Miniatures Game tournament to-date in Western Canada at Eastridge Sports Cards and Games in Calgary, Alberta. The turn-out was great with eight players registered, and each of them playing a different crew or team.Games got underway at 11am, with a brief break for a pizza lunch. The tournament was played over three rounds. At the end of the third round players submitted their crew sheets so that I could tally up the Batmatch points to determine a winner. While I was doing that, the players submitted their votes for a fellowship prize. Additionally the players and shop staff submitted their selections for the best painted crew at the event.Tournament Results and Crew Lists8th Place: Black Mask - 342/$1500 (Rick)Black MaskLt. BrandonAnatoly w/ BackpackMule Goon x2Mesh w/ SilencerGoon 2 x2GCPD...

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TMNT Profiles for the Batman Miniature Game

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Blogs

Well over a year ago I spent a little time trying to figure out the point formula for the Batman Miniatures Game. I had come up with a pretty close approximation and tried my hand at a few custom character profiles. I've only ever play-tested one of those, but in the three games we used it, the profile seemed pretty balanced. So I took what I learned and a few months later I came up with my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crew list!I built this crew to be as versatile as possible, but unless I went the route of the Watchmen, I still had to stick within the established rank format. The profiles are just text; I never bothered to create proper card graphics to use. With the just-released 2nd Edition rules for the game, I might try my hand...

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Strange Aeons Goes ‘Supernatural’

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blogs

It's been a long time since I painted any figures for Uncle Mike's skirmish game Strange Aeons. I've had most of the models from their second edition Kickstarter sitting in a drawer, based and primed, awaiting paint jobs.Flipping through Netflix the other day I realized I was several years behind on the tv series Supernatural, which I believe is going into its thirteenth season! That same week I found a 1:43 scale Impala to use, so I simply had to dig out the 'Remington' brothers and slap some paint on them while I was watching the show.Sadly one of the mirrors fell off the car right after this photo was taken.The last few games I played were using the solo deck with my ever-evolving Threshold list, but I quickly stat-ed up a new list for the boys and we got...

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BMG Game & Demo Day, Aug 6, 2017

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blogs

I had an excellent turnout for the game & demo day for the Batman Miniature Game at Eastridge Sports Cards & Games today. The demo table was busy showcasing the game at 200 reputation, with AC Batman and Robin up against Killing Joke Joker, Classic Harley Quinn and Turk. The Bat-crew took narrow victories in each game.200 Rep demo tableOn the large table an awesome 4-player battle royale took place. Several of my local players pit some fantastic looking crews against one another, fighting for supremacy over my new Gotham Carnival board layout. Two Joker crews (one led by AK Harley, another by SS Joker) faced off against LexCorp and the Bat-Family. At the end of the day the heroes took the win with a meagre 8VP.Check out the photos below to get in on some of the action.Don't...

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The Marvel Universe Collection Grows

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Blogs

A few more figures for the Marvel Universe Miniature Game got completed a while back.I'd had the Punisher model since before the game was released and had no idea he'd eventually be usable with a downloadable card from Knight Models. I'm happy that he's usable in both Universe and the Batman Miniature Game. Ironically this paint job took more work than I expected, largely because while I was highlighting the skin I nearly messed it up entirely and had to spend quite a bit of time cleaning it up. I very nearly started over, and almost wish I had.Daredevil was an easy enough job to paint. I decided I didn't want to do the all red or the yellow and brown outfits, so I went with a red-tinted black costume with red accessories. The picture shows me that I didn't...

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TV Heroes for BMG

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Blogs

It's been months since I posted anything here...but I haven't been entirely idle in terms of hobby time. Here's some stuff I painted in Dec 2016 and throughout the first third of 2017TV Arrow came with two different heads. I opted for the version with his hood down for two reasons. The first was that I wanted to use the hooded head for Arsenal / Speedy. I really dislike the baseball cap on him, so he got Arrow's hooded head. The second was that this version of Green Arrow was going to be almost entirely one colour, so having the hood down and some blonde hair on the top would help focus attention on his face amidst all that green.Next up was Spartan / John Diggle. Although I haven't read much in the way of Green Arrow comics, I'm...

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TV Heroes for BMG

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Blogs

It's been months since I posted anything here...but I haven't been entirely idle in terms of hobby time. Here's some stuff I painted in Dec 2016 and throughout the first third of 2017TV Arrow came with two different heads. I opted for the version with his hood down for two reasons. The first was that I wanted to use the hooded head for Arsenal / Speedy. I really dislike the baseball cap on him, so he got Arrow's hooded head. The second was that this version of Green Arrow was going to be almost entirely one colour, so having the hood down and some blonde hair on the top would help focus attention on his face amidst all that green.Next up was Spartan / John Diggle. Although I haven't read much in the way of Green Arrow comics, I'm...

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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blogs

Back in the spring (which feels like a long time ago) I picked up a used copy of the Star Wars - Imperial Assault core set. Over time I've continued to add expansions and figure packs, with the hopes of some day painting it all. I know that's unlikely but at least now I have a start.One of these figures had a broken staff, so I had to get creative trying to find a piece to replace it with. It's noticeable if you know what to look for, although at arms length I think it's a perfectly serviceable repair.Gasp, shock...yes I've actually played the game a few times, and the rules allow you to take different versions of the troopers: regular and elite. The cards for the elite squads are red, so I painted the bases of one pair red to...

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