Monday, January 26, 2015

Horus Heresy Jumps the Shark

Here it is.  Forgeworld took their board into the water and jumped that shark.  I guess this comes from essentially only having 2 games to support the whole company.  People only need so many dreadnoughts.  I guess they decided they needed a new super dreadnought.  This guy is an eye sore of ridiculous on his own but then you go and call this a Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought.

No I will not stand for this.  I have Codex Titanicus on my nightstand right now.  I can look up what a Horus Heresy Deredeo Dreadnought weapon pattern is.  Guess what it is Bolters and a Missile Launcher.  Not even a fancy missile launcher like a whirlwind launcher just a basic missile launcher.  Almost Thirty years of history now in this stuff.  Dreadnoughts started out with basically 4 bolters now they are carrying 2 sets of autocannons better than those found as the main weapon a predator tanks plus multiple rocket systems like the main armament on the whirlwind.  Rule of Cool? I guess.  Must be why GW has passed me by.

That model reminds me of this

And this is sort of cool looking but it is robotech not 40K.  It is also called a Monster.

Do you disagree with me?  Is this what is needed?  Is it just the arms race?  Am I an old fuddy duddy?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reaper Posts Bones II Preview Images

Reaper has added a bunch of their Kickstarter Bones II models to their preview page.  Hopefully this bodes well to people getting them in the not to distant future.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GWs Worldwide CEO Hunt Finds Guy in Next Office

In impressive turnaround from supposed interviews last week, GW has announced that Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Rountree as new CEO.  I am sure that his letter was quite impressive and he is clearly the most qualified person with innovative ideas about separating the ever decreasing GW customer base from their money.

GW has been making some interesting moves with the recent releases.  The end of times books are bringing some life to the dead WFB scene but these seem like a series of very expensive transition materials which will probably be rendered not really necessary in short time.  Rules with models is a positive step but the costs are still pretty high for mass produced plastic.  The start up costs are still to high.  The new rules only book is over 50 dollars add in a 50 dollar codex and you are over a hundred to start without any models.  I will wait and see.  The models are just using up space in the garage right now and there is still space for them currently so no real issues about waiting.  Lots of games to play and models to buy from other companies. 

I did break my no GW spending rule last weekend when I picked up 4 dollars of liquid green stuff to try to fill some minor blemishes on some resin stuff.  Ofcourse these are resin pieces that work out to be a like two dollars per man sized figure as opposed to GW 8-12 dollars so a little more work is acceptable.

Back when the job opening was announced I said that the listing was really a farce to allow claims about an extensive search while naming exactly who they had chosen before the announcement.  I noted that you do not give a 180 M pound company to someone who wrote a nice letter.  They might have had a few candidates in mind who actually competed for the positions but I would guess that the serious contenders was more than you can count on a single hand.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Reaper Announces Further Delay in Bones II Kickstarter

In a shocking to no one annoucement, Reaper has said that they now do not expect to start shipping out the Reaper Bones II kickstarter rewards until January of 2015.  I was hoping to get them by Christmas but that will not be the case.  Best case since I am a mid wave backer I am guessing March which misses even Valentines day.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Blood Bowl: Blogger vs Blogger Grudge Match

Tonight Black Death takes on HakoMikes Skalf's Stonecutters to see who are the meanest and ugliest dwarves in the league.  Ofcourse it is not really a grudge match since Mike is is a great guy but it will be a very uphill match for the Death down 500K in team value to this veteran team.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

X-Wing: Rebel Transport X-Wing

I decided to split the X-Wing Rebel Transport into two posts.  One on the X-wing included and one on the transport.  The X-Wing is a repaint of the same ship available in the starter set or X-wing expansion pack.  The X-Wing now has the most options available in terms of pilots of any rebel ships with 10 pilots.  The new paint is pretty reasonable.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Reaper Shows Off New Retail Packages for Big Bones

Reaper sent out their latest update for the second Bones kickstarter which had images of the packaging for the two really big bones kits.  The have vacuum formed plastic inserts for holding the parts which is a great idea for these items.  Bones are know to have issues with bending so this should hopefully limit that for the shipping and waiting to use times.

These are both big kits as you can see the tiny blue Knight Forscale in front of the boxes.  I ordered both these kits so I will see how they turned out sometime in the future.  The shipping has still not started and all of the production has not been completed so Christmas is looking like a stretch.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blood Bowl 2nd Edition Minotaurs

Here we have 2 additional minotaurs from the Blood Bowl 2nd Edition collection.  These are both single piece models and are of a pretty reasonable scale to actually use in the game without displacing to many near by models. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lego Back to the Future

Lego came out with the Back to the Future Time Machine last year I think.  I had wanted one for a while and managed to score one as a Birthday present from my In-Laws.  This set is like the Ghostbusters one and comes with a tab lock box and thick bound instruction book with some additional information about the movies and lego set design.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Blood Bowl: Morg 'n' Thorg

Here is the GW 3rd Edition model for the Ogre Star Player Morg 'n' Thorg.  I got him with my 3rd edition Chaos Dwarves so he came painted.

He is also part of the same era or design in the 90's which was a bit more silly than the 80's or the modern designs.

Morg can be induced by most teams that are not Undead, Necromancer, or Khemri but his very high cost means he is only there for the really big underdogs.  Never used him myself but the mini can also fill in as a generic ogre for a human team.