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Star Trek Adventures – Voyages of the USS Black Sail

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

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

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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Teeny Tiny Drukhari

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018

Teeny tiny pieces!I can say with some experience that one has never experienced putting together a finicky model until one has attempted to put together a multi-piece 6mm one!I received my Dark Eldar army 4 days earlier than I'd originally thought so this evening my wife and I retired up to to loft and we put on Crimson Peak while she knit and I set to begin assembling very, very tiny evil space elves.I started on the Raiders first. Raider transports don't cost any points in the Dark Eldar force, so I figured I should capitalize on them as much as possible, free transports are a tremendous boon!I ordered the Dark Eldar force from Onslaught miniatures. Branded as the Stygians, these are wonderful sculpts consisting of white metal. There was little flash on the models, so they required only...

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Of Mass Conscription and Plague

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018

Conscripts going through basic training.Ugh, I'm sick as a dog lately. I've spent almost the entire holiday season completely nailed by some ugly cold thing and congestion the likes of which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.I'm sick of feeling crappy, so decided to really get into the groove of working on my DZC Shaltari. Today I managed to completely base and put the wash on them. I'm still not completely sure of what my list is going to be for Adepticon, but I've got a good idea. I know that I'll always have 2 units of Pungari (A gift from my mother-in-law, that she jokes that they are miniature mother-in-laws), and likely 2 units of Firstborns. But I also managed to get a Shaltari Spire, Fire Drake, Coyote, Dreamsnare/Leopard, Jaguar, 3 Kukri, 4 Yari, 3 Haven Gates,...

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Firing up the War Forge

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017

Gates! Pretty happy with how these look on the table.Lots of activity over the last little while planning for Adepticon. First off, I placed my order for my Dark Eldar for Epic. I'm stupid excited about receiving those!While I wait for them to come in I settled into painting up my Shaltari, mostly focusing on the ground forces for Dropzone Commander. In the end I decided to stick with a Fall kind of burnt leaves look which was inspired from the Blue Table YouTube video that they posted a few years back. I modified the paint scheme a little bit to add just the tiniest bit of flair but wanted to ensure that I didn't totally lose myself in the details, which I have a habit of doing. Afterall, I do have 3 whole armies to paint up in...

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2018 Planning

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017

Started with my Shaltari ground forces today. I decided in the end to go with a burnt umber kind of Fall theme. But first I desperately needed to clean my work space, and there is no time like the end of the year and with three major projects on the horizon.So messy!Now with 70% less...

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Adepticon 2018 Planning

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

Man has it been a while. I have been gaming, quite a lot. I bounced from minis to rpgs and back and forth.But today I want to talk about one of my favourite things that I did last year; going to Adepticon. I registered again and this time I'm going to play in 3 events; The DZC scenario event on Thursday, the Dropfleet Commander tournament on Friday and the Epic Armageddon tournament on Saturday.I'm excited about these events but I do have a pretty ambitious goal of getting three different armies/fleets painted up for these events in just under 3 months!This year for DZC and DFC I'm going to have my Shaltari painted up, which will round out both games nicely with 2 factions complete. That will make demoing either game a great deal of fun with fully painted fleets.I...

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Batman Miniatures Game Tournament Recap – Sept 2, 2017

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

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

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

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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