Thursday, August 19, 2010

LaborCon 1!



OK guys, I declare Sept. 6, 2010 LABORCON 1, and declare James T. Kirk the event's honorary mascot! I've secured the proper sign-offs and we're good to take over the garage and deck for a full day of gaming to celebrate labor day in style (dickies work pants or orange work vests optional).


My little bro. Andrew will be making the trip and should be a good time. Sounds like the following games will be on the menu:



  • Warmachine/Hordes

  • Post-apocolyptic car game run by Trevor

  • Necromunda/Necromunda dungeon

  • Infinity/Infinity boarding action

Bring whatever else you want to play and talk to folks and we'll make room. I'll bring out all the board games and am thinking we should reserve a table for boardgame/card game play. Should be able to have 3-4 tables set up in the garage and 1-2 set up on the deck. Anthony has also offered to grill, so bring some $$$ to pitch in for foods and bring snacks and drinks.


Will also be screening REIGN OF FIRE and eating snacks on Sunday evening the night before to get all fired up for the next day.

Should be radical (totally!).

CB






Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Movie Trailer Marathon

Behold the gates are opening and the hordes of awesome movies pour in. Let's hope a few of the gems are sweet. Enjoy....

Sucker Punch


Space Battleship Yamato


Tron II: Legacy


Priest


More upcoming movies in the works...
- Cowboys & Aliens
- Nerverackers
- Monsterpocalypse
- Skyline
- Neuromancer
- Battle: Los Angeles

Sunday, July 11, 2010

"You look so cute in your different colored hats"

Did some conversion work on my PanOceania minis. All the male Fusiliers wear berets, so I thought the females should wear hats as well. I have always been a fan of garrison caps on girls.

This was the first time I used ProCreate putty. It has some really nice properties, but looks so dull in conversion photos compared to Green Stuff.

Oh, btw AA, try a little spellcheck. There's no such thing as Bertonians. Until now:

How did you spend your Summer Vacation?

I've been planning a paint scheme for my Infinity PanOceania forces. I've settled on a Mass Effect inspired theme of white armor with bold red accents and glowing techy-bits. Of course that meant another run through of Mass Effect 2. This time as an Infiltrator, with the sniper rifle and active camo, just more inspiration. If only clear polyester resin weren't so brittle...
The Infinity miniatures are a strange beast. They have very finely sculpted detail, but the production quality is not so great. Out of the 11 I have built so far 2 were short shots, 5 had that pewter tumor where the mold has started to shred and one had multiple pieces that did not match up. They are beautiful miniatures, but they take alot of work to get them there. I would not recommend getting into this game unless you can get the miniatures at a deep discount, as the quality of the miniatures does not justify the high cost.
In other miniature news, Our (not so) FPlGS has restocked its Warmachine racks and I was able to get most of what I need for my All Tricornes All the Time Cygnar Army.
Pretty much all I need is a Squire (which I forgot to look for) and then I won't have to say, "Magic Bullet, Magic Bullet, I'm out of Magic Bullets."

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Infinity and last game night!

I'm just going to transpose the battle rep I wrote on TGN you can find the original here http://talk.tabletopgamingnews.com/index.php?topic=759.0

here's what the roasters looked like:

CB's Yu jing

Shang Ji Lt.
Celestial Guard Hacker
Tiger Soldier w/ HMG
Husong REM - Total Reaction HMG
Keisotsu Butai w/ combi rifle x 2

A^2's Haqq

Hassassin Lasiqs: Viral Sniper Rifle
Hassassin Fiday: Rifle, Light Shotgun, AP Mines
Daylami: Panzerfaust
Daylami: Rifle
Hassassin Muyib (LINK): Minelayer Rifle, Light Shotgun, D.E.P., Viral Mines
Hassassin Ragik: Lieutenant

So I (A^2) won the roll off for sides and chose the side with the 3 story building for sniping, but made him set stuff out first.

I than won the roll to go first :D

My first turn saw a Daylami with Rifle bust out of camo and waste a Husong REM, only after the Daylami with the panzerfaust managed to miss the same remote and subsequently get gunned down! It also saw my Lasiqs fail to kill a tiger solider with two orders! My last two orders were spent on the fiday moving up and stabbing a Keisotsu Butai through the heart! so we are both down two guys at this point since both my Daylami's are now pushing up the daisies thanks to ARO's.

on CB's first turn he dropped in his drop trooper, and gunned down my poor Lasiqs. He then did some maneuvering which included bringing up his Tiger soilder to try and get a bead on my Fiday and moving the hacker (who is in the same building as my fiday) further away from the action.

My second turn. thanks to Religious Troops, everyone is fine and gets to move! The Ragik use's his Lieutenant move to come up behind the drop trooper and blast his head off with a well placed shotgun burst. The fiday activated and tosses a smoke grenade to cover his assault of the hacker from the Tiger. Once he gets into CC the hacker evaporates and the rest of CB's troops have had enough!

It sounded like Sky and MP had a good game of Warmachine! Hope to see more of you Sky, especially if you are going to be kicking Mario's butt all the time!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scenario Shenanigans by Lost Hemisphere


Enjoy a complete set of Warmachine scenarios and custom terrain boards developed in Toronto, Canada. These are amazing terrain backed by excellent rules for those specific boards. My hats off to them for inspiration and a great blog too!

Click to View the all the boards and their rules

Here are some pics...



There is also an interview they did with "Spud" the brains behind all these. Click here to listen.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Convention Safari


In case of emergency: Get in character.


Class synergy, Leather Mage and Half-giant Fighter are a deadly combo.


Historical wargames: miniatures provided, beards required.


Boonie hat: check. Digital camo: check. Velcro shoes: check. Status: Mission Ready.


Dude, Kilt Day was yesterday, but top hats are forever.


Sorta Steampunk and Anime-ish, two great looks that look great together!


This bunch solved the mystery of the Haunted Play-Doh Fun Factory.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

"This is like Christmas, my first BMX bike and meeting the cast of Firefly all rolled into one!"

First post from KublaCon 2010. DD and I got in some games of Blood Bowl last night, my Chaos team was on a murderous rampage, plus they scored a few TDs as well.
CR, DD and AA are playing Warmachine as you read this, and Spooktalker has some excellent entries in the painting contest that you can vote on! Click the link:
http://tinyurl.com/kublapaint
Joel from the Doomed Legion (Op-For's co-belligerents) is running an awesome game with boats!


More to come!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

That's alot of Cygnar and mercs.....

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Took some pictures a few weeks back, looks cool, but that's alot of crap!

Blood Bowl Update - Week 3

Ok, so I missed a week but here's a report:

Last week Greg's dwarves burst onto the scene, and beat the pro elves 2-1?

Anthony's Wood Elf Lumberjacks beat the Doom Hammers in a narrow 2-1 victory, with one of the wardancers missing next week's game do to repeated hobgoblin groin kickings.

Standings:
Lumberjacks 2-0
Doom Hammers 1-1
Amazons 1-1
Dwarves 1-0
Pro Elves 0-2

This week the Lumberjacks continued their winning streak winning 3-0 over the pro elves in a furious game of Elf Ball. It's rumored that the pro elves are being demoted to a "farm league" and a lustrian expansion team may be joining the league.

The Amazons were able to out-muscle the dwarves in a 2-1 victory.

Standings:
Lumberjacks 3-0
Amazons 2-1
Doomhammers 1-1
Dwarves 1-1
Pro Elves 0-3

The league will be running 10 games, with each team being required to play each other team 2 times, with the play-offs to follow.

Warmachine/Hordes was also on deck with a Cygnar Haley army smashing a test Skorne force (chain lightning, holy crap!), and Mario and Anthony squabblin' like old turkeys in a Searforge vs. Menoth match up. Sounded fun.

Next week....maybe on hold due to Kubla Kon. More information to follow.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

And as they rowed, Thorfinn sang an old song which they all knew:

Makers of widows, wander we must;
Killers 'tween seedtime and salting of kine;
Walking the Whale's Way, sailing the Swan's Path,
Daring the Sun's Track, tricking dark death!
In the jaws of the storm, jesting we stand,
Lashed with hail's fury, hand frozen to line;
Numb head rain-shaken, sharp spume in the nostril,
Salt caking hair—and blood's haven in sight!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

BB round duex!

So tonight saw an early start to round 2, with Nurgles Rotters squaring up with the fearless vixens from Amazona!

The fans were far better behaved for the teams today with no one getting hit by rocks and no rots breaking out. That's not to say there wasn't an abundance of bloodshed, however with each team racking up a kill!

The first half saw the Amazons kicking off the ball, and subsequently stripping it from the Rotters. After recovering the ball the Amazons played it smart and ran down the clock before scoring! The beastmen just couldn't stay on the field this half, and the effects we quite evident to the poor Rotters!

The second half went much the same way, with the Amazons scoring another TD and generally running laps around the Rotters!

Final Score: Amazons: 2 Rotters: 0

This loss, and the death of one of the Chaos warriors firmly puts the rotters out of contention for the BloodBowl cup. the fans were so upset by their lackluster performance that they paid a group of Sigmar priests to banish these daemons back to their realm! A new team will be entering the competition in a week under Deamon's coaching.

It was a fun game to watch! Later on this week we have Anthony's Lumberjack's VS. CB's Chaos Dwarfs battling it out for first place.

that's all for now sports fans, see you mid week!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Round One Blood Bowl Standings

Ok sports fans had some blood bowl matches last night and here are the results:

The Doom Hammers (Chaos Dwarf) 1-0 over Nurgle's Rotters:

This game was a tooth and nail slug fest with 80% of the teams in a giant scrum for much of the match. The Doom Hammer's were able to get a break away touchdown with a hand off to the Chaos Centaur "Khaaaan!"-tm, who was able to sprint into the endzone.

Khaaaan! skilled up with Block, and the hobgob, Hobjo Sluglick went out with a busted kneecap and will miss the next game and suffered -1 MV.

Fruit Elves 3-0 over Amazons:

The fans were hatin' on the 'zons and put 2 off of the pitch with throw bloodwizer bottles. This game was a smashfest with many players getting crowd-surfed, bashed, and beat-up. The WE speed allowed them to get the ball into the inzone consistently. One elf died and I think the 'zons come back with a full roster next week.

The wood elves had 3 players advance with a wardancer going up to STR 4....scary man, scary....

matches for next week, I think, is this right Damon?:

Doom Hammers vs. Fruit Loops

Nurgle vs. Amazons

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."

There are only four more days to vote on how brutal the Thunder in the Underhive game should be. Do you want the deviant scum armed with nerf larper guns or macro cannons and orbital death lasers? Do you want to slip into curly elf shoes and traipse through the gumdrop forest, or do you want to put your faith in the Emperor as you wade into the seething, bloody horde? Who do you want to illustrate the battle report, Thomas Kincade or Frank Frazetta?
The Authorities command you to vote!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hangin with the fellas!

Hey everyone! A^2 here giving you a status update on OP4 haps! It's been along time since i was able to sit down and write a little something for the group!

Lately we've been hitting the Blood Bowel pretty hard, and with the talks from last week i think we are going to move into a bit of a league. I've been working on the rules for this, and I think that a swiss elimination would work best for everyone, with everyone starting from fresh and building up as you play. I'm actually looking at quite a few people who are interested in playing which is totally killer! Any thought or ideas to this extent?

We're also gearing up for Kubla Con!! If you are interested in coming get a hold of CR or myself, we need an accurate head count for what days you will be able to stay and what nights you are looking to sleep in the hotel in our club house! Also a good idea is to have an idea of what games you would like to play, and make sure you have the miniatures you will need for them!! Don't forget, it's coming up the last weekend in May!!

I'd also like to do club shirts before the event that we can wear so we can look somewhat organized and even more awesome, anyone else interested in doing this sooner rather than later?

lastly at some point in June I was thinking we might do a BBQ over at OP north HQ, as long as it works out for CB and Spook, so if there is a weekend that works for everyone there or one that absolutely won't give me a shout or shoot me an email!

lastly, is there any interest in running a game day over at the vets in either July or June? I've talked to Cliff and he's totally cool with use taking most of the space if we were interested. Traditionally we do fantasy/40k but I am totally open to suggestions. Thoughts? Comments? Concerns?

Well that's all I got for this addition

SGT @ Arms

A^2

Friday, April 16, 2010

Post Apocalyptic Car Battles

What do you get when you cross the old game "Car Wars", Mad Max, customized Matchbox cars and a post apocalyptic setting with a modern rule set? Aberrant Games' Warlands.

Aberrant Games is producing two gaming systems and accompanying models. Rezolution and Warlands. Both are 20-28mm scale miniature games set in the far bleak future of a post apocalyptic world. The car game system is the most interesting to me. Having fond memories of playing Car Wars in my youth, it would be great to play a modern version. There is an active community on their forum who discuss the game rules and share the mashed-up customize cars, often using Matchbox cars which are perfectly scaled and offer a huge line to work from. Check out the Painting and Terrain section for some fun. The rule set is available for purchase as a PDF at WarGame Vault for $9.99. With a full rule book being released later in the year. They are currently starting a round of beta testing.


Here is their starter box set. But they also sell a weapons pack. Which can be added to painted up Matchbox cars for a more unique and custom gang.


Here is a video demo from GenCon 2009.


enjoy

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I like it when she calls me Big Kubla.

I hope everybody is as excited as I am for KublaCon!! I think this year will be outstanding, I can feel it. 10 years, bam!
I submitted an event proposal for a Necromunda event called Thunder in the Underhive. If you were at the Purge scenario we ran for Firebase, it will be similar, but with new terrain and more 'orrible gribblies.
If you are a club member, you will be pleased to know we have a club room (appropriate) on the exclusive 9th floor. Complimentary food and better views, additionally magical wards and runes built in to the room will boost your max HP and make you seem more attractive to villagers. It will cost a bit more, $15-20 depending on how many Owlbears we bring, but it should be worth it. Gino said it was, and I trust him as long as he isn't driving. He also said the continental breakfast includes honeydew and the milk of paradise.
We should also be getting the group rate this year, hopefully with fewer hassles than last. That savings ought to cover the higher room rate.

Enough nerdlery for now,
CR