Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Age of Sigmar miniature photos leaked.

Bit behind on this so anyone who is actively following the upcoming Warhammer Age of Sigmar has probably already seen these... but look! 

But Randroid! What do you think about all these changes and shiny new models and stuff!? Well...

The name has already flown out and stuck to the Sigmarines. From the photo I am not in love with the look but I am also not a fan of Space Marines which these are clearly using as a design aesthetic.

The Chaos forces look cool but I am always a sucker for barbarian type dudes in various forms of undress rampaging about with their blood and skulls. I can see plenty of uses for them in other games I play too like Mordheim and Blood Bowl. So yeah I like them.

Round bases? Eh... I am not going to rebase my old WHFB minis. I can live with it.

New rules? Well the rumor that at least this starter box will have free rules available is pretty cool and certainly more in line with other current gaming companies. I certainly wouldn't mind a more skirmish focused ruleset as I don't have the time for long games of WHFB anymore in my life. Hopefully they scale up nicely to include larger units or blocks of infantry. I certainly won't be working on any of my WHFB armies in (eternal) progress until I learn more.

But what about Ogres!? Shit man!! I don't know! I hope they make it into this new world and 9th edition. All I can say is my love for Ogres and monsters will never die and worst case Ogre lovers can always fall back to 8th edition or roll into Kings of War or something. They will survive!

Now the waiting can begin until the official announcement comes around. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Progress Report 6/1/15 - Working backwards in time.

So May happened eh??

Short list of things that I did but did not chronicle here on the ole blog:
- Converted up some Chaotic Cultist types for a Possessed Mordheim warband
- Played a big game of Mordheim for the campaign Furry is patiently trying to run
- Messed around with a bit of terrain for Mordheim
- Kinda painted a little bit of some dog things for general WHFB/Mordheim use
- Attended Headbangers Ball V in Xtreme's garage with Chaos Dwarfs and won the coloring contest (got a test pressing of the new Blood Bowl Da Gof Rockerz sawblade vinyl so that is cool)
- Re-started/re-upped the Carlsbad cinematic Unisystem game I was running over a year ago
- Ran a session of Pathfinder Societies
- Worked. A lot. 
- Started a side business making and selling pizzas

Sadly none of that got any attention here! Need to find a better way to balance my very limited free hobby time and the blog updating. I suppose the first step is a giant collection of photographic evidence?!!

This game was a bit of a let down. Spent the majority of it being shot to death by Skaven with slings. Finally routed with just 4 Heroes and 1 Zombie left - Vampire, Necromancer, and a hero Ghoul. On the plus side my Necromancer finally managed to make it to the top of a tower (by starting there) where he failed to use his BS5 for anything useful. 

Slapped together this ruined building with the Chaos summoning/worship site in it. This beastman is ready to party in the ruins!! 

Here we are at Headbangers Ball... my favorite Blood Bowl tournament of the year!! This time it was held in Xtreme's Garage on a pissing rainy humid shitty day. Perfect!! Beers were drank, metal lyrics and band names were shouted, moshpits and guitar heroes were enacted, and I was the lone overachiever in the coloring contest. Oh and I finally got to drink the Iron Maiden Trooper beer thanks to my pal Jonny P. Can you spot me in that last group photo? (Hint - I am the one looking metal as fuck).  Oh yeah and I played Chaos Dwarfs themed after the almighty Bolt Thrower (Block Thrower) and ended up 1-2-1 for the day. Should have returned with the Goregrinders (my Ogres) and held on to my Warpig (most Cas) trophy!!

Now on to a fantastic summer of slinging pizza, playing games, and getting down to the lake! June!!