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  1. Balgin Stondraeg

    Confrontation: Classic

    Oh wow. So glad I didn't back this one. My full metal contingent of Dwarfs of Tir Na Bor stand ready for action. Many are even painted. But man, the writing was pretty much on the wall on this one from day 1.
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    Raging Heroes: Dark Elves and Sisters

    Go out and get hold of a can of car spray Etching Primer. Spray the miniatures with the car spray. Use it outdoors. Wear a face mask when you do. Leave them for 24 hours. After that you can paint over it with whatever you want with minimal to no loss of detail. Just make sure it's Etching Primer as opposed to any other car spray. It's worked a treat for my figures with a greasy sticky feel to them. I didn't have any leaky ones 'though.
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    Blood Rage Digital

    As someone who backed the original campaign (but doesn't have a dakka dakka account) I'm highly inclined to agree. The new content seems to be mostly for the physical reward level but I wonder if it will also appear in the digital version of the game as well. Also I hope the digital version of the game does not sue the new sculpts for things that had better sculpts before - just because that would match the physical rewards backers of this campaign would be getting. The original sculpts for most of these stretch goals were better. The gods are the same sculpts as before. Original Mountain Giant. I'm sorry but the new sculpt is not the same. It's not because she's a woman. It's because she's really skinny and doesn't have the same imposing body mass that the first giant has. The original Wolfman wasn't a very rgeat sculpt either so between it and the wolf-woman there's not much of a difference in terms of quality. The original Garm was pretty damned good as was the original Troll Seer. The original Jormungand was amazing as well. All those tendrils were a one piece casting. No assembly required. Just the base might have been separate & glued on at the factory. It could be dropped and nothing would break! I really should paint some of my Blood Rage miniatures. None of these are my paint jobs but they show off the miniatures pretty well.
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    Blood Rage Digital

    You mean the people who dropped Hell Dorado like a lead balloon? Yeah. There's no love lost there.
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    Blood Rage Digital

    Recently there was a kickstarter run for a new virtual tabletop software that wasn't about letting you play the game so much as about streaming tutorials to mobile phones. Instructions on how to open the box, sort out all the components, organise things and set up to play your first game. It was called Dized and it failed to get funded. The project creators claim to be relaunching the project in the future. Given that, I really wouldn't be surprised if CMON blatantly noticed and jumped on the bandwagon, threw money at it and decided they'd rather do a virtual tabletop version as opposed to mobile phone tutorials.
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    Blood Rage Digital

    Gotcha. I haven't played it in quite a long time but it was very popular back when I did. I wouldn't mind revisiting it some time but those resculpts are pretty hideous. I do have friends abroad who'd enjoy the opportunity to play with me so the digital pledge option is rather attractive. It's also a lot cheaper and doesn't have ugly resculpts.
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    Blood Rage Digital

    Because other people will appreciate how great the original Mountain Giant was compared to this rubbish new one or because you like some of the new sculpts?
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    Nemesis Board Game

    Box arrived here today in jolly old England. Everything seemed to be in order but I'll have to make a more detailed investigation. The bonus box included the comic (which I had not added so I'm a little confused there). No early bird freebie Medic but then she was an expansion so I imagine she'll be turning up some time next year.
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    Stonehaven Dwarves Vol. 2

    This is fairly accurate. One or two of the sculpts differ from the concept art but apart from that the Lidless Eye pretty much nailed it.
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    Nemesis Board Game

    Well this morning at 5.33am UPS put my parcel on the van. At 8.27am they turned the engine on and drove the van out the depot. Then at 6.14 pm (PM!) they took it back to the depot and decided to deliver it tomorrow instead. They're only about 15-20 miles away. Must be a very busy delivery driver. It could be worse. They could be DPD! Not a happy bunny.
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    Need 2 online players for AD&D 1e on Dec 9

    Yes. yes we do. Regarding the adventures sadly I've GM'd Secret of Bone Hill 2 or 3 times in the past and, while I haven't played Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh I did once prep to GM it about 20 years ago but the game fell through. Otherwise I might be up for playing with you guys (in theory). Always nice to see the occasional 1st ed game taking place.
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    Kings of War: Vanguard

    Here's an interesting little observation for you all. One of the players at my local club suggests that with this particular game, he finds himself paying more attention to how the opponent's faction works and seeing things that they could do than he does learning his own warband's abilities and uses. Now, knowing him, that's pretty close to the way he normally plays anyway but it's the first time in years that he's ever announced it outloud. I, too, find myself focusing on what my opponent can do (but that's because on Monday I was teaching a new player the ropes so I had to look out for things that he could do as well as my own opportunities). However, if Mantic has managed to create a game that encourages players to appreciate the enemy faction they face then that's very clever marketing (because it makes you want to buy more miniatures and play more factions). What do you all think about that? Could it be sheer dastardly cunning or just a merry accident?
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    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    How far is it going?
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    Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    I'm seriously considering swinging for a second Pathfinders of Death expansion just for the models. I'm holding off for now 'though before making my decision.
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    Help Finding a Miniature

    I'd forgotten all about the Arena Rex Tiger. Good catch.