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Everything posted by Dai-Mongar

  1. Aversion to returning to 40K?

    I was under the impression that 8th edition 40K was actually getting a lot of old players back into the game. It certainly appears to be selling well for GW. I've played a few games of 8th, and I rather like the new streamlined rules. They've also started to make it more accessible; if you're curious to try it out, the First Strike intro set is cheap and comes with everything needed to play, including some very nice models and a paper gaming mat. Then there's Shadow War: Armageddon, which is a seperate skirmish game that's based on the old Necromunda rules which only needs a single box of troops. And if you decide to make the leap and start an army, the Start Collecting boxes and various board games offer significant savings.
  2. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    Seeing as how we have a thread going for SoBaH, I've painted up one of the dolmen warriors from the Axe and Brimstone Kickstarter. Some of the minis Ganesha has produced for the game are very nice indeed.
  3. I bought both starter sets for Beyond the Gates of Antares today, the smaller one at 50% off and the larger at 70% off. Looks like I've gotten into another game...
  4. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    Sounds cool to me. I've had similar thoughts for a scenario about a party of dwarfs defending a treasure cart against some variety of bandits while it makes its way across the table.
  5. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    That's exactly what I'm talking about. That and the lack of redheaded miniatures.
  6. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Well there's going to be some people who won't want to use them in fantasy games because they're Chronoscope figures and that's not a fantasy line of miniatures.
  7. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    I had bashed out a quick scenario for the game I played, but my opponent made the comment that stat cards for all of the characters would have been handy and I'd have to agree. I've since played around at making cards with Magic Set Editor.
  8. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    I don't think you need to abandon traits altogether. Things like block, heavily armoured, good shot, and the various weapon traits are all easy enough to grasp. Just watch how many different ones are being used for each warband. VitM I'm curious, were you playing standard SoBaH or the Advanced version? I think the reaction rules in Advanced Song of Blades are a great addition which helps keep both players involved.
  9. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    I've only played it once so far, teaching it to one of the guys at the local wargaming club, but it was a lot of fun and not hard to pick up for either of us. My only suggestion would be to watch how many different traits you're using in an introductory game, and not pick anything that looks too complicated (requiring more than a couple of sentences is a good indicator). I'm a fan of the rules in any case, and I have plans to rope some of my friends into the game who have just gotten into wargames this year. Then it'll be on to other games by Andrea; Mutants and Death Ray Guns, Rogue Stars, and hopefully Harder Than Steel by the end of the year (fingers crossed).
  10. Dungeon Dwellers Returns in 2018

    I can see the eBay listings now: "Ultra-rare mispacked Reaper dungeon dwellers miniature Rictus the Undying MIB D&D Warhammer" As an on-topic aside, I hope there's a barbarian in the line early on to make up for the lack of any 25th anniversary barbarian.
  11. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    That's a pretty good question, and I think it's because I bought some PDFs direct from Ganesha a few years back. I just get emails from Andrea every now and then. Speaking of Ganesha and sci fi skirmish games, I've ordered a book copy of Mutants and Death Ray Guns from book depository which should be turning up soon. Sounds like it could be fun, but only half a dozen minis or so per side so not sure if it's relevant to your interests.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I collect the Marvel "ultimate graphic novel collection", and one of the volumes has a bunch of origin stories from the 60's. Pretty much all of them involved communists in some way or another, it was... an interesting read. Well, it's officially 2018 here. Happy New Year and all that, but I'm going to bed.
  13. I was tempted to pick up a scenery pack at retail, probably give it a miss now. How are the minis? Still contemplating the box of mooks for skirmish games.
  14. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    I got an email from Ganesha games today that said, among other things, that Harder Than Steel is coming "for real this time" in 2018. I'll be hanging out for that, what I've heard sounds very promising.
  15. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    I can't stand pumpkin, which seems to surprise a lot of people. Pretty much the only food I'll refuse, and even then I'm open to trying new food that includes pumpkin. I'll have pasta with pumpkin filling or sauce, for example, and pumpkin pie is fine because it usually just tastes like sugar and spices. *Mashes the 2 button repeatedly*
  16. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Well, I kind of did the thing. We ended up having a bottle each. Whoo wild night in the Mongar household!
  17. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    I want to own my own business, ideally a hobby shop or something hobby-related. It's a long term goal, which we're working towards. There are many small things I'd like to do, but with not too many hours left in the day I'll choose something that I can do without leaving the comfort of my home and share a bottle of cider with my wife.
  18. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Certainly seemed odd, but it's totally possible and plausible that I'm misremembering one or more points of information.
  19. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    My wife and I dressed our son up in his Santa outfit and delivered hand made chocolates to the people working at the South Dunedin McDonald's restaurant. We work at the North Dunedin one, but it's the same owner for all three restaurants in town and we all know each other, plus people from all the restaurants were working that day (because they were only rostering people who specifically wanted to work Christmas Day).
  20. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Is that restaurant the Buckhorn Exchange? I went there with my cousin and her family a couple of years ago. Bison, elk, rattlesnake and the like on the menu. Funny thing, I seem to recall her husband telling me that their supply of elk comes from here in NZ. Go figure.
  21. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    I'll probably pick up the issue of White Dwarf with rules for Genestealer Cults in Necromunda when it comes out, so that I can play with friends who have the game, but I think I'll leave it at that. I have plenty of neophytes with which to build a gang.
  22. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Seems a bit lame as far as Transformers go.
  23. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    It's looking more likely that any Necromunda minis I get will be used as wasteland raiders or Cursed Earth desperados.
  24. Congratulations to (Reaper)Bryan on his new job

    Plot twist: Bryan get roped into teaching a ReaperCon class for Secret Weapon.
  25. I haven't written a Christmas card since I was a little boy, but almost every year my mum still asks me if I'm sending out any cards. It's actually a tempting prospect now because we can do ridiculous Christmas family photos to go with them (see exhibit A from last year below).