Friday, January 20, 2017

HMGS down?

         The fucking web page is down on opening day?

                              What the fuck?


Your still retarded!

A gaming day???

          Holy shit! I am actually going to get a Epic game in. Sunday 12:00, we are playing at Showcase Comics, with Epic Times Facebook group in central PA.
        I am bring the Tau of course. It is currently the only choice I have access to. The others being buried in storage. These are the Tau that will be showing up to Cold Wars and AdeptiCon.
        I have requested a tourney primer against Eldar. The Eldar always smash my Tau.

Looking at one of two:

2500 POINTS 
Tau Third Phase Expansion (6.8 Approved) 
================================================== 

FIRE WARRIOR CADRE [325] 
6 Fire Warriors, 3 Devilfish, 2 Pathfinders, 1 Devilfish

FIRE WARRIOR CADRE [225] 
6 Fire Warriors, 3 Devilfish

CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [250] 
4 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas'el

ORCA DROPSHIP [150] 

BARRACUDA SQUADRON [150] 
2 Barracuda Fighters

BARRACUDA SQUADRON [150] 
2 Barracuda Fighters

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175] 
4 Tetra, 2 Piranha

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175] 
4 Tetra, 2 Piranha

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175] 
6 Tetra

BROADSIDE GROUP [300] 
6 XV88 Broadsides

ARMOUR SUPPORT GROUP [250] 
4 Hammerhead Gunships (Ion- or Fusionhead), 1 extra Hammerhead Gunship (Rail- or Fusionhead)

TIGER SHARK SQUADRON [175] 

2 Tiger Sharks

or

2500 POINTS 
Tau Third Phase Expansion (6.8 Approved) 
================================================== 

CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [250] 
4 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas'el

ORCA DROPSHIP [150] 

BARRACUDA SQUADRON [150] 
2 Barracuda Fighters

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175] 
4 Tetra, 2 Piranha

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175] 
4 Tetra, 2 Piranha

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175] 
6 Tetra

BROADSIDE GROUP [300] 
6 XV88 Broadsides

ORCA DROPSHIP [150] 

ORCA DROPSHIP [150] 

CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [250] 
4 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas'el

CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [250] 
4 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas'el

FIRE WARRIOR CADRE [325] 

12 Fire Warriors




Thursday, January 19, 2017

Priming Day II

        There is a mad rush, to prime everything possible. I leave for Argentina in 4 days.
Newline Design and Hat/Waterloo minis

        Between packing the bags and playing Minnie mouse I have been trying to get as much as possible primed.
Mostly 6mm Gamecraft and 20mm dead brits from Newline Design

As always white primer! I hate the extra work black primer takes building layers. There is no chance my shit is going to win a crystal brush or golden daemon. That is just not going to happen. For me it is about how fast I can get a well painted table top standard bunch of dudes into the fight. Black is a companies way of mind fucking you into thinking your a wash and layering fool. Plus you'll buy more paint and delay your next purchase until Ganny Wendy push out the new crack.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sudan project "de-sprue" part II


         This lot contains mostly civilian types for baggage carriers and double duty for FoF and Black Powder games. The farm animals will get a heavy rotation.
         The Modern US Soldiers were a crap shoot. I order the box for the stretcher and UAV team. Never knew two mortars and EOD teams were in the box also. At 9.99 it is a steal. Normally you would get an EOD team for 10 beans.
Imagine packing these boxes? Once de-sprue are is near zero volume. There are 210 minis in those bags.

Monday, January 9, 2017

50 degrees, priming day


         In an effort to jump start the shit ton of painting I have planned for 2017, I have started priming everything I can.
Using home depot spray primer, some wind and a sunny 50 degree day. The airport terrain from last year, Epic HH objectives, Gamescraft, and Wasteland terrain.
The Anglo-Egyptain, Roman transport and Arab camel riders got primed. The Egyptain dudes have multiple command, and Hand to Hand fighters. 28 Unusable dudes (14 per box), 6 were taken as casualty markers and 14 Officers questionable future use. The rest tossed, 19. 
The Arab had 8 bow and arrow dudes, tossed. The roman had 5, tossed. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Look at these epic cities

Holy shit!

          "Terrain has been done as have Realm of Battle boards which the buildings can fit onto. These are at the factory already so should be ready to go when the game is released."

          Building that snap into a Realm of Battle board? What? With 2 Battle boards and a DZC city board, I don't need another one-------- BUT

     "There is no great desire to redo Epic. While we may get more games at the same scale – such as a massed tank version there is no desire to see a combined titan/tank/infantry battle. Basically they don’t just want 40k at a smaller scale."

         Thanks GW!  It has only taken years of hard work, of the entire world wide Epic loving community to unfuck your rule set and fix what you never finished. I mean proof reading, writing in understandable english, updating FAQs, testing and creating missing lists.
          Sadly all of us non professional game designers have managed to do what you have never been able to. Proof, create, test, and update........ahhhh and listen to the player base.

More city news

          This dude has way too much time on his hands. The pictures are pretty cool. The city tables have a great lay out. Check out the link;      epic city