Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blood Bowl: Lizardmen Team Box

Today from the archive we have the Games Workshop Blood Bowl Lizardmen Team Box.  You get 12 miniatures with 4 Saurus and 8 Skinks.  This is my third lizardmen team.  I have a converted one and the Gamesday Limited Release one also.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GW Online Now Pure Webstore: Specialist Games Disavowed

Well, when they stopped making the metal models it was pretty clear that the specialist games section of the GW website would not have much left.  With the new revamp it is totally gone, along with it all the rules and little bit of hobby/game play stuff that was listed.  I am sure various different places have it saved and it will continue to circulate in the grey areas of the internet but it is just sad that it is now gone like it never existed.

Interesting I really could not find anything on the GW site that was not pure webstore stuff.  Nothing that makes it seem that GW is a manufacturer who wants to support a community of players with great and inspiring content on how to use its products.  I guess you can find that in the 75 dollar compendiums now.

Interesting the kits that could make multiple different units now show up multiple times if you just look at the unit listings.  I liked how if you look at the guard section the first entries are all the variations on the baneblade which is the same kit.  I wonder if anyone has found the FAQs yet.  Maybe they are there, I just did not see them.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lego Star Wars Sith Infiltrator

Another out of production Lego Star Wars set to look at today.  This is the most recent Sith Inflitrator set, 7961, that came out in 2011.  I have it a little while and finally got some photos taken for you guys.  This is the third version of the ship produced by lego so lets see what it has.  You get long narrow ship, 4 minifigures plus the hoverbike and two probe driods.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Road to the 1000 Dollar Tactical Squad

So I was thinking about GW new limited edition resin Void Shield Generator trying to understand what the reasoning for the release was.  They sold them out very fast so clearly a larger run would have been better for them but that would have made them less "Limited".   I have discussed in the past that GW is selling more and more expensive products to fewer and fewer customers and how that has an adverse affect on the 40k gaming community.  The joke was that they were working themselves to a 1000 dollar tactical squad.  The Void Shield Generator seems totally down this path to me so I started to think like GW to see why they would release the product this way.  Remember that this is not like an alternative sculpt or similar collector style version of something.  It is the only one released currently so if you are a purist or non-scratch builder this is the only "legal" model for this terrain piece which I here is a pretty useful addition for some armies.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Double Volcano Cannon?

I think Forgeworld just jumped the shark.  The Volcano Cannon is a battle titan weapon (Warlord or Reaver Titan).  Something that is a double Volcano cannon is like a Imperator or Warmonger Titan weapon (Vengence Cannon comes to mind).  The baneblade type platform is usually rocking scout titan class weapons (plasma blastgun, vulcan megabolter) so not is this just 1 class bigger but 2.  Seems like someone is running out of ideas.

Dreamforge Games: Leviathan Crusader Unboxing

Today we open the box on the Dreamforge Games Leviathan Crusader that I got as part of the sale last month.  I have previously noted that the box is pretty big.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Blood Bowl Pro Elf Team

This is Games Workshop's more recent Pro Elf team for Blood Bowl.  When third edition launched they had wood elves, dark elves, and High elves which all got new models due to the phase out of lead during the transition between 2nd edition and 3rd edition blood bowl.  The Pro Elf team did not reappear in the rules until later.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

X-Wing Miniatures: Slave I Expansion

So today I take a look at the contents of the Slave I expansion pack for the X-Wing Miniature game.  Now this ship was part of the 2nd wave so old news to people who have played the game from the beginning but some newer players might be interested in see what is inside.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Two Great Posts Showing the Size of the Imperial Knight

So after ordering my Leviathan Crusader, I did some looking to see how big the new games workshop imperial knight is as it was originally listed at 8 inches but later this was changed to 6.  After the models dropped people started posting pictures which I could just take and repost like some people would but I will link instead as the proper thing:

John at John's Toy Soldiers lines his up next to a Warhound, Stompa, Dreadnought and such.
Really is a great shot of the Knights place in the world.

I also found this post which places the GW Knight next to the Leviathan Crusader.  So it looks to me that the Crusader is more stompa sized than knight.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Look What the Postman Brought

I am weak.  I could not resist Dreamforge Games' sale a few weeks back.   28 mm Scale Leviathan Crusader for 75 dollars plus shipping seemed like a solid deal.  I had thought about getting one of each type plus an extra weapon but I think my wife would have killed me.  So I settled for just one.  The specs say that this stands 8.5 inches tall which places it about half way between a Games Workshop Imperial Knight Titan and a Forge World Warhound Titan.