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Hello everybody. While I am waiting (and waiting... and waiting) for my minis for the Here be Dragons! Diorama, I started working on my Infinity minis. Now, the idea is to get back into gaming, and also to pull back into the hobby my wife, my brother and my best friend. I started working on the minis, but then got caught up with making a nice looking table. I got inspired by the internet, but a lot by Dadcube's recent thread (here!). Scratchbuilding terrain (and stuff, in general) has always been a passion for me. I cannot match the great paintjobs out there, but I can build nice looking stuff that looks great, because it is original and one-of-a-kind :) After some weeks working on it, I thought I would share. Perhaps this can inspire some of you, and feel free to also share ideas and tips. All pics are from my cellphone and under yellow, household light. Sorry :/ Another note: I work with centimeters. If you need to do a conversion, think that an inch is about 2.5cm So 25cm = 10 inches, and 1 meter = 100 cm = 40 inches (I know this is off and only for you to get rough measures). We started thinking about a 1.2x1.2m board. This board would be made out of 16 30x30cm pieces that could be arranged in different dispositions. These will include streets, modelled in the middle of the pieces. This is a sketch I made on a little piece of paper to share with my friend over the phone: The "theme" of the board will be futuristic-clean-oriental. If you are familiar with the Infinity background, we are thinking about making this with touches of YuJing, sorta like a merge of ultra-modern Japan and touches of cultural China. We will see where this takes us... The board: Being in Argentina we don't have a lot of materials available; or at least no big stores like Michaels, or hobby stores. This means we have to use our creativity to find stuff that works! That being said, my friend works in design so he is familiar with a lot of materials and techniques. He suggested a certain foam type that is dense... upon inspection I believe this is very similar if not the same that is used in the US for insulation. It is called "Polifan" foam here, and is used to carve out letter for signs, 3D logos, etc. I got a 60x100cm board for about 10USD. The minimum thickness is 2cm. We cut the 16 squares out of this foam board. We also got some plasticard for later detailing (probably the most expensive thing yet). I also got a big plank of "grey cardboard" as it is called here; it is the kind of stuff architecture students use here for their scale models. Cardboard plus some supplies (white glue, craft paints and clear acetate sheets*) can be seen here: * the clear sheets, intended for windows and stuff, is actually a pack of "clear plastic A4 covers" that was laying around the office; they used it as a clear cover when spiral-binding reports. I don't think they will miss one pack, plus they haven't bound reports in a lot time with PDFs now). (next post with more!)
Antenociti's Workshop have announced on their Facebook page that they are planning to launch a kickstarter in early 2014 for 28mm scifi resin scenery, mdf structures, vehicles, and figures. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=592884427415869&id=153539898016993 The sweet spot is expected to be £100 and represent about a 50% saving off retail to start. I don't own any of Antenociti's stuff... Yet, but I am waiting on pieces that they contributed to Mantics Deadzone and Mars Attacks kickstarters. The photos I've seen of their previous offerings looks great and all reviews I've read and watched on their products have been very positive. I believe this is going to be one of those "can't afford to miss" kickstarters. There have been requests for them to include fantasy and modern day lines, but so far Antenociti has stated scifi only. EDIT: link added.
Hello. My name is Joaquim and this is my first post in this forum, althought I've been lurking here for quite a while. I'm from Portugal and I've been playing Warlord for some time now. I love wild west games and I've played a few but I always flet that they lacked something. I read Cowboys & Gunslingers and I was drawn to it instantly. But I had to add some details that I think that belong to this particular system. Some s abilities and the Leader and Troops rules. I've played twice since and it worked pretty well. Please let me know your oppinion about it. Abilities Leader A leader can lead troops (0-3) (0-5) (0-8) and add +1 to their DIS. Horse Ride A model can ride a Horse. The stats are the same. MOVE becomes always 9. It adds 1 to his DV and substracts 1 to his RAV while in the back of a Horse. It takes one action to mount and dismount. Born in a Saddle The figure is complete at ease when mounted in a Horse. It doesn't subtract to his RAV and mounts and dismounts as a free action. Fast Draw When firing or making a Defensive Shot, this model strikes first. The damage it makes will be done before the adversary fires. Troops Cowboys Rank: Troop DT: 0/1 Move: 5/4 DIS: 6/5 DV: 8/7 EXP: 2/1 SA: Tough/1, Born in a Saddle MAV: 3/2 #MA: 2 RAV: 4/2 #RA: 1 SA: Rng(4), Ammo/12, Reload/2 or Rng(12), Ammo/15, Reload/2 Gunslingers Rank: Troop DT: 0/1 Move: 5/4 DIS: 6/5 DV: 9/8 EXP: 2/1 SA: Tough/1 MAV: 3/2 #MA: 2 RAV: 4/3 #RA: 2 SA: Rng(4), Ammo/12, Reload/2 or RAV: 4/3 #RA: 1 Rng(12), Ammo/15, Reload/2 Outlaws Rank: Troop DT: 0/1 Move: 5/4 DIS: 5/4 DV: 9/8 EXP: 2/1 SA: Tough/1 MAV: 4/3 #MA: 2 SA: Bloodlust RAV: 4/3 #RA: 2 SA: Rng(4), Ammo/12, Reload/2 or RAV: 4/3 #RA: 1 Rng(12), Ammo/15, Reload/2 Deputies Rank: Troop DT: 0/1 Move: 5/4 DIS: 6/5 DV: 9/8 EXP: 3/2 SA: Tough/2 MAV: 4/3 #MA: 2 RAV: 4/3 #RA: 2 SA: Rng(4), Ammo/12, Reload/2, Disarm or RAV: 4/3 #RA: 1 Rng(12), Ammo/15, Reload/2, Disarm Rangers Rank: Troop DT: 0/1 Move: 6/5 DIS: 7/6 DV: 9/8 EXP: 3/2 SA: Tough/2, Ranger/4 MAV: 4/3 #MA: 2 RAV: 4/3 #RA: 2 SA: Rng(4), Ammo/12, Reload/2, Disarm or RAV: 4/3 #RA: 1 Rng(12), Ammo/15, Reload/2, Disarm And that's it for the Cowboys and Gunslingers for now. As for Galactic Warlord ;) I've been struggling with scifi weapons and abilities. I'd like to have your ideas on this. Not weapon ranges, or special abilities, but modifiers to RAV. Should RAV be only accounted on the figures capacity or weapons should modify this? Thanks in advance and a Happy New Year for you all.