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  1. Kzo

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    WIP of my second space marine. Just drybrushed this one and slapped a few rough highlights on and some battle damage. Takes about a third of the time it took me to edge highlight the other one and looks decent for the time spent. I'll try to apply and improve this method on the rest of them. Any tips appreciated. With these push fit models (although may also apply to normal models, I've never painted any other 40k) the slotted base is pretty annoying. I'd prefer to do the base separately and pin/glue the model afterwards. Is there any workaround other than buying new bases and cutting the tab off the model's feet?
  2. Yeah not really tempting me. The Han art looks like Jane Lynch from Role Models.
  3. Kzo

    What are you playing?

    Risk Europe So it's Risk set in medieval Europe. The major mechanic is that each player has 8(?) cards with top and bottom actions ( a la Gloomhaven); tax, expand, recruit etc. Each round players lay down 2 cards to play and can choose the top or bottom action when their turn comes up, as the situation demands. You must cycle through your whole deck before you can refresh it and get some actions back. The combat is similar to Axis and Allies, with different units available for hire (siege weapon, archer, cavalry, infantry). The game is won by accruing 7 crowns, which are mainly acquired by capturing cities. Major cities afford their owner different bonuses which adds a nice asymmetric touch. We love Risk 2210 but I think this has it beaten. The card play is a great variation on the formula and the combat is more interesting with the different units. There is also less hidden information, you can keep track of which cards your opponent has played and there are no hidden trap cards etc. like 2210. Instead of continent bonuses, income and expansion is dependent on maintaining a supply line between your territories so manipulating turn order and cutting an opponent's supply line before they can tax it becomes a key part of the strategy. The game is very well presented with excellent components (moving trebuchets!) and a usable box insert. There are some additional variations with missions and mercenaries which we are yet to play. Would definitely recommend to dudes on a map fans. X-Wing Miniatures Game Finally got to play my first games of X-Wing! Great fun to fly the ships and FFG have done a great job of transferring their unique characteristics to a tabletop game. Unfortunately I seem to be stuck in a bit of and awkward position if I want to expand my collection. Version 2.0 has been released and the conversion options are aimed at people with much larger collections than my 2 core sets plus Falcon and Slave I so not really sure where to go from here. Rhino Hero Got this to play with my 4 year old son. Brilliant fun and he was surprisingly good at it despite wanting to move the Rhino every turn . When we first started playing games he'd be raging when he lost but he is very gracious in defeat now. Great for his concentration too. Ordered Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle to play with partner, hope it goes down well!
  4. Kzo

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    @Andspotted you on reddit
  5. Kzo

    Pillars of Eternity 2

    Cool addition, would have loved to have this option before starting my playthrough as I don't think I'll have time for another. Maybe a few years down the line!
  6. Kzo

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I keep buying these and I've no idea why, never played a game of 40k and don't think any of my mates would be interested. Can make my son play in 10 years maybe
  7. Kzo

    Bargain buys for everyone.

    3.6 on BGG, that's the lowest score I've ever seen
  8. Kzo

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Forbidden Planet sells Conquest £7.50 + £2 postage if you want the extra for that price: https://forbiddenplanet.com/catalog/comics-and-graphic-novels/magazines/?tag__series=warhammer&sort=relevance&page=1
  9. Of course, the real answer is to pick up a starter Vallejo paint kit and get cracking yourself. I was hopeless at this stuff a year ago - now it's one of the most rewarding and relaxing things I do. You'd be surprised at how good even a simple base coat and a quick wash can look. If you fancy giving it a crack, lots of the Dark Souls models look perfect for a beginner to practice on. Lots of armour with raised details, few models with skin on show etc. and a grimdark color scheme will give pretty great results with just a basecoat/wash/drybrush (definitely better than unpainted plastic and really sells the theme and atmosphere when playing).
  10. Really the bottle is the only reason I don't buy their paints every time. I think they're generally good but the horrible tub and inconvenience vs a dropper prompts me to walk to shop further away to buy Vallejo most times I need something.
  11. Kzo

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    That's so sneaky. Phoning them is a nightmare as well so I don't doubt people will end up with this despite trying their best to cancel.
  12. Finally finished off the last 3 models for Imperial Assault. The first models I ever painted were the stormtroopers, which I posted here in February 2017; I'm pretty slow. I have a load of character packs for IA and 2 mini-expansions, so you can look forward to seeing some of those completed for 2020
  13. Kzo

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I'll try that out, cheers for the tip!
  14. Kzo

    Pillars of Eternity 2

    Been playing through this finally. The game just had a major update with more sub-classes added, the variety of character builds on offer is really something special in this game. I'm a big Critical Role fan so would love to do a playthrough with a Vox Machina team! I'm very time limited which is unfortunate as my favourite games are CRPGs and massive fantasy RPGs in general which, combined with my need to do every quest I come across, makes for slow progress! Getting pretty bad stuttering which I've been unable to correct (RX 480 / FX6300). Did anyone finish this? Which characters did you enjoy?
  15. Appear to have fucked up my first math trade on BGG and seem to be about to receive a German copy of Arkham Horror card game. I was sure I hadn't checked the box to allow this scenario on the want list thingy and looking at it now I can't see how that happened. I assume the olwlg thing can't be wrong so I must have made a mistake myself somewhere, just have no idea where.
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