måndag 15 maj 2017

måndag 8 maj 2017

Review: Zombicide - Black Plague





REVIEW: ZOMBICIDE - BLACK PLAGUE


Overview

Zombicide - Black Plague is a co-operative tactical combat boardgame by Guillotine Game. It is designed for 1-6 players and, as the name suggests, features lots of zombies and the killing of them in droves!

It retails for around £85 and has plenty of miniatures and other stuff in the box.
Zombicide has an older sibling with which is shares many of its rules, but Black Plague changes the setting from a contemporary modern age to a medieval/fantasy one.

The Game Box!



Fluff
The opening text of the rule- and questbook really says it all. Zombicide is set in a grim medieval world, where hardships are endured every day. When Zombies, summoned by the evil necromancers in an attempt to conquer the land, come biting and ripping from out of the woods it is up to a group of survivors to fight back.


Death, injustice, plague, and war are common things these days,
but nothing really prepared us for... Zombies!

That pretty much sums it up. Zombicide is alot less about story and alot more about action. Each quest does provide a short description of why the survivors are there and what they are supposed to do, but it is easily skipped by those who are simply looking for the action of the game and doesn't really bring the game's background story to life.



Game Components & Build Quality

In the core set, you get 71 detailed, unpainted, plastic miniatures:

onsdag 3 maj 2017

New Years Resolution 2017 - April

Time to show what has been done this month!

For starters, I managed to get my hands on a painted copy of the Betrayal at Calth boardgame, by Games Workshop. Although I found out the models were not legally equipped by the game's rules, it still took far less time for me to convert them right than it would to have built and painted them all from scratch. All I had to do was to swap a few marine parts out, and paint the new pieces up with approximately the same colours as was used by the original painter. I also made a few more highlights here and there - and put som blue glow on the Ultramarines plasma weapons.

This meant I could then sell my other copy of Calth, and count all these models towards my Resolution goal. Yay!


Word Bearers

Ultramarines

Next up was another Cybertronic model for Warzone Resurrection. This one's called a Scorpion, and it ambushes unfortunate enemies by burrowing into the desert sands weeks or even months in advance, only unburrowing at the exact moment the enemy comes close enough.
Cybertronic Scorpion


Speaking of deserts, here are some Dust 1947 USMC soldiers. I converted this Command Squad from a simple Rifle Squad and some extra 40k and Bolt Action bits. Turned out to be simple but nice. The tank in the rear is an M10 Wolverine that I assembled during April but will paint in May.

Dust 1947 USMC

I also built a german Königstiger (King Tiger) for the same game, but didn't get to paint it. Here's how it looks so far, though. It's quite massive for a realistic WW2 tank!

One of the most fearsome tanks of WW2, the King Tiger!


Last. but not least, meet Brogg. He's a stand-in Khorgorath for Age of Sigmar, raised and bred by Bloodstokers, he's mind is so twisted by torture and blood rites that he believes himself to be a Khorgorath.





I've also sold off alot of other unpainted stuff, including 40k/Sigmar daemons and lots of Kings of War/War of the Roses minis that I haven't used in years..

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2017 RESOLUTION - APRIL

Finished small miniatures: 42 + 126 (sold) = 168
Finished large miniatures: 3

New Miniatures: 0 (phew!)

Unfinished small miniatures: 841 - 168 = 673!
Unfinished large miniatures: 39 - 3 = 36!

lördag 29 april 2017

AoS: Bretonnia and Chaos Unit Cards

Heya,

Another unit card update, as I had some free time to finish these ones pretty quickly :)

HERE's the Unit Cards for Bretonnia and some Legacy Heroes for Chaos (Archaon, Wulfrik, and Crom).

fredag 28 april 2017

AoS: Stormcast Unit Cards Again

Hi,

Thanks to NinthMusketeer's watchful eyes, I've updated the Knight-Vexillor and Knight-Azyros unit cards. If you only need these two, you can get them in a separate .pdf HERE for a short while.

These updated cards are also in the main Stormcast Eternals file in the unit card section of the blog.

Cheers!

onsdag 26 april 2017

AoS: Stormcast Eternals Unit Cards

Heya!

I updated the Unit Cards section today with all the new additions to the Stormcast Eternals army (The Vanguards). I also combined these cards and the Extremis Chamber cards into one file, simply called Stormcast Eternals now.

Check them out HERE as usual!

Cheers!

lördag 22 april 2017

AoS: Disciples of Tzeentch Unit Cards

Hey!

I just updated the Age of Sigmar Unit Cards section with the Disciples of Tzeentch.

Now including all the daemon and mortal units as well as Galrauch, Mutalith Vortex Beast, and the Chaos Spawn.

Get the file HERE.

söndag 16 april 2017

PPC: Point Costs for Kharadron Overlords



Heya!

Here's the calculated costs for the Kharadron Overlords. These will be in the late May update of PPC, so you have a chance of trying them out before that and report back for tweaked costs.

Arkanaut Admiral

torsdag 6 april 2017

New Years Resolution 2017 - March


Hello!

Here's the painted miniatures for March!

I have focused on getting a ton of Zombicide Black Plague minis ready, with minimal effort except for the heroes, that I spent some more time on. I noticed that the plastic used for these minis are prone to chipping, so I put some matt varnish on the hero miniatures. Although they seem sealed enough, the varnish also took away some of the highlighting I did.

Here we go!


Our valiant heroes!
The Necromancer, the Abomination, and the
horde of Walkers, Runners and Fatties!

Additional models from the Kickstarter:
Queen Medea and the Deadeye Walkers


Alakhai the Cunning from Warzone Resurrection
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2017 RESOLUTION - MARCH

Finished small miniatures: 94
Finished large miniatures: 0

New Miniatures:
Warhammer Quest - Shadows over Hammerhal: 31

Unfinished small miniatures: 904 - 94+31 = 841!
Unfinished large miniatures: 39 - 0 = 39!

onsdag 22 mars 2017

AoS: Fan-Made Tomb Kings Battletome




Hey!

Something  cool for was released for Age of Sigmar today, something that I felt the need to share here because it really deserves all the attention it can get. It's a fan-made Battletome for Tomb Kings, providing them with an unofficial but interesting place in the mortal realms.


Check it out on Mengel Miniatures' blog HERE!

Cover of the Battletome made by Kenneth Erickson

onsdag 15 mars 2017

AoS: Tomb Kings Unit Cards

Hi!

They're finally here, the unit cards alot of people have asked for. The unit reference cards for Tomb Kings can be found HERE!

måndag 13 mars 2017

AoS: Stormcast Eternals PPC Update

Hi,

It took a few days longer than expected, but the Stormcast Eternals PPC army list has now been updated with the new units and is now called v2017.02b.

After the initial calculations on the Raptors, it became appearant that the points formula needed some tweaks for longer range weapons, which is why it took abit longer to update the list.

Find the newest list HERE.

lördag 4 mars 2017

New Years Resolution 2017 - February

Heya,

Time to show what has been accomplished during February. Apologies for bad photo quality, but the weather here in Gothenburg, Sweden, is quite bad with plenty of fog and rain...

But enough of excuses, here we go!
First off, the Age of Sigmar Mortarch of Night, Mannfred.
The Dread Abyssal mount was already painted for Arkhan last month, though.

Warzone Resurrection Cybertronic big baddies!
The Exterminateur on the right is a really nice mini!
Warzone Resurrection Cybertronic Mirrormen,
camouflaged close combat experts led by the charismatic Pieter Diamond.
Warzone Resurrection Cybertronic Chasseurs,
and three "Dr. Diana" medic clones.
Dust 1947 Allied Heavy Commandos
Dust 1947 Axis Grenadiers led by Generalmajor Sigrid von Thaler,
and accompanied by a Heinrich Panzerspähläufer I-A Light Walker
Next up will be alot of stuff for the boardgame Zombicide - Black Plague!

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2017 RESOLUTION - FEBRUARY

Finished small miniatures: 29
Finished large miniatures: 2

Unfinished small miniatures: 933 - 29 = 904!
Unfinished large miniatures: 41 - 2 = 39!

torsdag 2 mars 2017

AoS: Stormcast Raptors for PPC



Hi!

Here they are, the final units for the new Stormcast Eternals.

I'm not certain of the maximum number of models allowed as I don't have the new book yet. If someone knows, please post the maximum unit number below.
Vanguard-Raptors With Longstrike Crossbows & Aetherwings

lördag 18 februari 2017

AoS: Slambo and Stormcasts

Hi,

Here are the calculated points for some new Age of Sigmar releases:

Slambo
60 pts


3 Vanguard-Palladors
210 pts
May include up to 9 additional Vanguard-Hunters
   for +22 pts / model.
• The unit must be equipped with one of the following:
        - Boltstorm Pistol & Shock Handaxe for free.
        - Boltstorm Pistol & Starstrike Javelin for
          +5 pts / model.
• The unit may be upgraded with a Pallador-Prime for
   +10 pts.
Lord-Aquilor
210 pts

lördag 11 februari 2017

AoS: Vanguard-Hunters PPC Cost




Hi!

The new Age of Sigmar Vanguard-Hunters have been calculated for PPC:

5 Vanguard-Hunters
110 pts
May include up to 15 additional Vanguard-Hunters
   for +22 pts / model.
• The unit must be equipped with one of the following for
   free:
        - Boltstorm Pistol & Shock Handaxe.
        - Boltstorm Pistol & Storm Sabre.
• 1 in every 5 models may be equipped with an Astral
    Compass for +20 pts.
• The unit may be upgraded with a Hunter-Prime for
   +5 pts.




Vanguard-Hunters

Once the new Stormcast models are released, we will update their army list to v.2017b and include then all there.

måndag 6 februari 2017

New Years Resolution 2017 - January

Hey!

Time to show the start of my New Years Resolution for 2017!

After taking some photos (check them out here) and counting all my unfinished miniatures, it's obvious that it will be a struggle to finish them all before purchasing anything new.

This year I have 960 small-sized miniatures and 45 large ones to finish, with another few hundreds already on its way!

As we all know, time just flies - hobby time especially so! Here's what I managed to paint to tabletop standard in January (more pics below):


Death is coming!


onsdag 1 februari 2017

AoS: PPC Updated to v2017.02!

Hey all!

It's time for an update of our PPC comp system for Age of Sigmar. This version (2017.02) sees some minor adjustments to most lists, as well as decreased cost for most unique heroes with good command abilities. The reasoning behind this is that you lose some excellent command traits if you take them. Check the new lists out HERE.


See below for all changes this time around:

måndag 16 januari 2017

Age of Wargamers 2017

Hey all!

2017 will see some changes to the Age of Wargamers' blog. While Age of Sigmar will still be our main focus, we will also feature other games we frequently play, as well as starter set reviews, battle reports, and hobby progress...and speaking of hobby progress...

...I (not so) proudly present my current backlog of unfinished miniatures!



tisdag 3 januari 2017

AoS: Gutbusters Unit Cards Uploaded!

Heya,

The unit cards for Gutbusters (regular Ogors) just got uploaded to the Unit Cards section HERE!

söndag 1 januari 2017

AoS: Darkling Covens Unit Card Errata

Happy new year everyone!

Today sees a small card fix with the Darkling Covens, noticed by Stephanie Smith (thank you!).
It seems the Sorceress on Black Dragon had disguised herself as a petty Dread Lord instead. She has now been properly named!