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Everything posted by Jeneki

  1. Saga second edition

    Yeah upon closer inspection of the rulebook introduction, it mentions a fantasy expansion (orcs) and an ancients expansion (Argonauts). Seems like they have big plans. I am ok with mixing and matching all of this.
  2. I just picked up the second edition rulebook. My local gaming group is converting to second edition after being hooked on the original for years (a number of them were at the Adepticon Grand Melee tournament). I've often referred to Saga as "The Historical Wargame for Fantasy Players". Even though it has historical armies, it has plenty of fantasy elements and over-the-top stuff going on. At least that's the hook I use to pull in fantasy players who normally won't give anything historical a chance. :) The new rulebook is smaller than I expected, but with enough detail to cover the situations I've run into so far. I like how combat abilities interact with resolution steps; everything is clearly defined where and when it takes place, making it easier to resolve abilities in the correct order. As an example: Lets say I play an ability that adds 4 combat dice, but another ability reduces my dice to 0. The order this happens is very important (I either have 4 or 0 dice depending on the order you do those in), but thankfully the steps are cleanly laid out so I can avoid a rules dispute. The initial army list has 12 factions including several supplements from the original. I'll need to wait a bit for my crusade lists to get released, but otherwise it has everything I need right off the bat. The tournament players in my group seem to be happy about some army changes intended to even out some of the extreme matchups (certain abilities could be a bit too game-defining in specific scenarios or against specific enemies). Although i will say I was very pleased with the overall balance in first edition, most notably that armies from the original book were still competitive against newer factions, even at the highest level of competitive play. Anyone else playing this?
  3. Sound Off for CAV II KS!

    The World Wildlife Fund would like to thank you for bringing Tigers off the endangered species list.
  4. Sound Off for CAV II KS!

    Finally got my box. The fridged second-winter of the arctic north attempted to reclaim CAV as its own, but I prevailed and the spoils of war shall be mine!
  5. New Journal of Recognition?

    Yes please!
  6. Kings of War: Vanguard

    Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/kings-of-war-vanguard-the-fantasy-skirmish-wargame Skirmish game in the Kings of War setting. There's a rules preview link in the kickstarter description. For new models there are two forces to choose from initially. Big images in the Hidden Contents below.
  7. Sound Off for CAV II KS!

    Ooh, a new Manticore design was unexpected. Love it!
  8. Zenit miniatures: Wako vs Namban

    Aye their last pledge manager was incredibly dangerous.
  9. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1372111648/kensei-wargame-wako-vs-namban I've backed two Zenit projects and both delivered in a timely fashion with a nice product. This project is for adding armies for the 1582 Cagayan battles (Spanish and Pirates) to the Kensei miniatures game. Note that Kensei has several fantasy elements so these might not be full historically accurate.
  10. Wargames using reaper figs

    You just gave me a massive nostalgia flashback.
  11. Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

    Am I odd for wishing these has less dynamic poses? I'd totally pick these up if the had a basic stance (Zangief is the only one I like so far).
  12. Fireball Island Restored - Restoration Games

    Hmm I have some nephews in the right age range for this. I'm guessing that's the marketing here: people who had this as kids, who now buy stuff for their kids. Old commercial for nostalgia reasons: (not this kickstarter)
  13. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1372111648/kensei-samurai-tabletop-wargame 32mm metal fantasy samurai. Some armies, some war machines, and a printed rulebook. (there's also a rulebook download in the project description) I received the Kensei Undead kickstarter last year and liked the models quite a bit.
  14. CAV - Enforcer

    The base is a metal washer, 1.5 inch diameter (38mm).
  15. CAV - Enforcer

    I won this figure at Adepticon last weekend, by playing the daily events. I don't usually use orange as a primary color (I'm trying it out for Adon CAVs) so this was a bit experimental. Hopefully it turned out well. Most of the paints are Reaper MSP, others noted. Colors used: Body - Game Color beasty brown (base), Citadel earthshade (wash), MSP fire orange (drybrush), MSP sun yellow (highlight) Scales - MSP forest green (base), MSP muddy olive (drybrush), Game Color camouflage green Cockpit - MSP black wash (wash), MSP rainy grey (drybrush) Pistons - MSP creamy ivory Base - Game Color beasty brown (base), Citadel earthshade (wash), MSP creamy ivory (drybrush)
  16. GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    I've looked at that pic many times but I never thought about it. Now I can't unsee the deodorant. Aaaahhhh ...
  17. CAV - Enforcer

    It appears my avatar agrees with you. (I would never cucumber prank my cat though) I think I need to put a bit more detail into the arms to help the ridges stand out more. And some fake-shine on the cockpit.
  18. Kensei: Samurai Tabletop Wargame

    I received my stuff last month (I backed for some random Japanese mythological beasts). I'm really happy with Zenit Miniatures quality. Can probably set this to completed if no one else backed.
  19. CAV - Enforcer

    One of my buddies informed me this is "Man-at-arms" colors. I wasn't sure what he meant until he added "from He-Man". Now I can't unsee it, lol.
  20. Pretty sure I have 4x all the models coming. I didn't even look at the paints before now, those are good color palettes. See my avatar *begging intensifies*
  21. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2126421571/mouse-adventure-by-cartoon-miniatures Six initial mouse figures, with rats as stretch goals.
  22. Leon Johnson, The Patriarch. 95mm miniature.

    The longer I look at the lion face the funnier it gets. He's like, "Heeeeey I thought we were just playing man." Of course with an avatar like mine I shouldn't judge.
  23. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed-forces-plastic-minia New plastic mechs and support bots. It looks like this project has a smaller funding goal than the previous attempt.
  24. Received mine.