11 Sep 2013

Table Top - To the Stars

When it came out I was hooked from the start. Battlefleet Gothic was awesome in scale. Flying around and moving huge warships fighting in the vast empty voids of space littered with planets, stars and debris. It was a dream. Only Longsword and Ontos got into it and I played with a few wankers from my last high school. Those were great days. Games Workshop had a real gem here with this game much like most of their Specialist Games... Blood Bowl, Necromunda, Mordenheim...

Battlefleet Gothic -
the 'good old days'
Recently one of the many Table Top miniatures games that have pulled me in was Spartan Games. Makers of the steampunk styled all terrain war game Dystopian Wars they also have been making a spiritual successor to Battlefleet Gothic: Firestorm Armada. I look at some of these minis and long for my past. It takes a moment to remind myself that I don't need to just cruise around in my Chaos Warships anymore. The alternative is here and it's doing well for the last four years. 

Spartan Games just released something. More like two somethings with regard to the Firestorm Armada universe. A second edition of the rules and land battles... 

Firestorm Armada in play -
The Sorylian Collective (left) and The Directorate (right)
Right off the bat the excuses for me to pick up and play this game now that I've got solid (albeit not the best) employment that does in fact pay. I even have time to paint since my new shift started. I've completed quite a few minis over the last two weeks and I'm picking up speed. My Paingiver Beast Handlers, Void Spirit, eHex and pHex are all done next to a few Nomad minis that includes my Sin Eater with Mk12.  

Do I need another game? Nope. Do I have plenty to play? Infinity, Warmachine/Hordes, Dreadball and Heavy Gear... yes. Do I have time to play all these games? I wish. Do I still want Firestorm Armada anyways? 

Damn me. Yes, yes I do. I've yammer about this game before. 

Follow me after the break.

10 Sep 2013

Lost - I've been away

I'll have worked in the last 14 days as of 14 Sep 2013 - Eleven of them. 

I've been busy. I've gotten not so much table time but lots of painting done. 

I've also been held back in some of the blogging. The longer posts make it harder to get them out in time (that'd I'd like) and so they are a bit more slow to drop. 

More to come and very soon... 

Expect Thurs to have something good for you to eat... or read if you can't eat words. 


4 Sep 2013

Media - GTA Five

We are in the final count down.

It's comming.

I want this game.

Damn it.

3 Sep 2013

Table Top - My Love of the Infinity

When you talk table top miniature wargaming, most of us think Games Workshop right off the bat. They are the TSR (bought out by Wizards of the Coast) of their hobby. GW is the first to really take the table top hobby into international mass success. Warhammer is to table top players as D&D is to role players.

Over the last decade or so both D&D and Warhammer have changed and no longer hold the crown for best game in their genre. Pathfinder has become the defacto heir of the D&D players since Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition was released. Privateer Press and their games Warmachine and Hordes have come up and started replacing Warhammer and Warhammer 40k in most tournaments. 

Times have changed. 

There is one game that I dream about. I love playing this game and my opportunities to play are minimal. The game is called Infinity

Lets take a look.