Monday, March 16, 2015

MMM - Farewell T.P. and Melting the Ice

© The Smiling Grouch
Welcome back to another Monday Music and Musing episode! Before I really want to start my musing, I have to start (again) with some mourning: Last week one of my favored authors of fantasy (comedy) novels died: Terry Pratchett.
Many artists made drawings and paintings to honor the creator of the Discworld and writer of many many fantastic novels. The picture shown by me is from The Smiling Grouch. On the Tumblr page you can also find some other interesting pictures.

But now let's continue with something not so sad: On the weekend I had the chance to play two Warmachine/Hordes matches with my Legion of Everblight against NumbDice's Khador. First a Mangled Metal with only one battlegroup to learn the rules and then a 25pts scenario game with the complete content of the 2-players box. I don't want to spoil too much because I will try to write down some short battle reports. But since I am still owing you some music:

Power of the Dragonflame by Rhapsody of Fire (formerly Rhapsody), an Italian metal band.

The games where lots of fun and really, really thrilling. I found it absolutely interesting how the game changes in scenario play. Can't wait for my other stuff to arrive to build a more balanced list.

Have a good start into your week!

So long,

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Irregular Magazine back again!

Irregular Magazine No.1 Vol.2
Seems like the hobby magazines stream doesn't stop at the moment. Today I can tell you that an old acquaintance returned: Irregular Magazine. After more than 2 years the just published their first issue of the so called Volume 2 of the magazine. Really cool if you ask me.

The contents of this issue are the following:
  • Editor's Challenge: Army on the Cheap
  • Strange Aeons - A Short Story
  • Salute to Marc Miller
  • Star Destroyer Scratch Build
  • DnD 5th: Rise of Tiamat
  • Creating Alien Landscapes

The article about the scratch build Star Destroyer is really really awesome and the Alien Landscape tutorial shows with which unbelievable stuff we can build terrain.

If you haven't done it yet, go risk a look. It is free and they desire every support for a good relaunch.

So long,

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hobby Magazines: The Campaigner Issue #11

The Campaigner Issue No. 11
Another Hobby Magazine I stumbled over is The Campaigner (thanks to Terrain For Hippos). So what is it all about? Maybe I just let the magazine speak for itself and quote something of the approach they have:
The Campaigner hopes to offer hobbyists content that both interests and educates them. To provide them with the right tools to sensibly and realistically approach any challenges that come their way.
So without any further chit-chat the contents of this issue (which you can download here):
  • Interview: Chris Avellone
  • Worlds of Roleplay: He Did It With His Staff!
  • Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
  • Terrain Crusade: A Song of Blades and Scenery
  • The Game Mechanic
  • Featured Hobbyist: Liam Honan
  • Plus: News
If you don't know the magazine already, give it a chance. I really love that they approach many different aspects of our hobby, not only tabletop but also RPGs, board games and lots of other stuff.

So long,

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Figure Painter Magazine Issue #22

FPM Issue #22
The Hobby Magazine madness continues: Figure Painter Magazine Issue No. 22 is out. This time its not a free magazines like before but it is absolutely affordable with its price of 1.30£ and I think you can't go wrong with spending that one.

To be honest I didn't buy the magazine for the last couple of issues because I am waiting for the bundled version of the last 10 issues. But as far as I know the older issues and the reading examples who were out, the quality even improved and its a real awesome magazine for that price.

If you have the possibility, check it out.

So long,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hordes 2-Player box arrived

Finally it is here! The Hordes 2-Player Box arrived. After some (to be honest extremely long) waiting because our LGS had trouble getting the German box, I have it now in my hands. So I can start with building and painting the stuff and see how much I like the miniatures before the All-in-one-Box will arrive (which should be somewhere around middle of the month, depending how long postage and customs take)..

Sadly my gaming mate, who took the German rules of the box, is sick, so the first match(es) with my newly found Legion of Everblight army will have to wait a bit longer :( At least I now have time to assemble and maybe paint them before the first game.

So long,

Monday, March 2, 2015

MMM - Live long and prosper

Today I want to start my Monday Music and Musings with some grief and loss: On Friday Leonard Nimoy died. Most of you will know him as Spock from the original Star Trek series. May he rest in piece or as he always said: "Live Long and Prosper!"

I think nearly noone coined a character so much as Mr. Nimoy did with Mr. Spock. Fun fact: He also wrote two books, one called "I am not Mr. Spock" and one "I am Mr. Spock".

I personally was very happy that he showed up in the newer movies of Star Trek and clearly he will never be forgotten by his fans.
Fitting to that the intro of the original series:

In terms of the hobby nothing new. I am still waiting for my Hordes stuff. Slowly I get pretty pissed because now its two months waiting. At least my epoxy stickers arrived. Surprisingly not from Hong Kong but from Singapore :)

So stay tuned. I hope soon some stuff happens again (e.g. Hordes Battreps).

So long,

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