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The current iteration of Ratlings in Warhammer 40,000. Nice models I guess, but way too Sam Gamgee for my liking. Today I’m going to return to Warhammer 40,00 and talk a little about a subject near-ish to my heart (maybe somewhere in the vicinity of the pancreas) – Ratlings.
It is not rear now days that Warhammer tournaments have their own rules packs with different modified rules and restrictions. Well, not only does this happen in Warhammer but also in other tabletop games as well. In this article I will try to talk about these restrictions in general on an example of Warhammer. Usually there are no drastic changes when it comes to rules of play. These have to stay the same as you would have to learn new rules every time you go to a different tournament. So the rules are not what makes every tournament different, but what is? In general, every tournament has its own rules pack. As I already said rules are not changed except for some things that are not much of the difference. For example, 8 th edition uses true line of sight, but most of the tournaments, including the European Team Championship, use a bit different rules when it comes to line of sight. Actually, what they have changed is how tall your unit is and how different terrains affect that, in other words whether you can hide behind something or not
For months I’ve been borrowing a picture of Arjac Rockfist from the interwebs and whilst it’s an excellent paintjob, I’ve really wanted to get my own finished. Blog Wars 2 has given me the excuse to finally complete him. Now I don’t pretend for one minute to be a genius with a paint brush but I’m certainly pleased with him. He’s one of my best efforts I think. The “conversion” itself is pretty straightforward. I use the quote marks because it’s not really a conversion in the true sense of the word, more of a kitbash. Anyway, clearly I used the Wolf Guard Terminators kit for him and chopped the head off a thunder hammer for his “anvil”. Again, no prizes for originality there! I gave him Logan Grimnar’s company shoulder pad to represent him being his champion. With regard to the paint job it’s pretty simple too. The armour is basecoated with my usual 50:50 mix of Shadow Grey and Space Wolves Grey.
Long time ago I wrote an article about Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game. It has to be one of my favorite games. I feel like I have not explained this game properly, but there is no time as expansion is on the way. Once that expansion is released I will explain the entire game in detail using new rules and nations. However, while we wait for that expansion to be released we can imagine what it will be like. Box cover Civilization can be played in many different ways, depending on what kind of victory you are chasing. I have to admit that after playing this game for so long there always turns out to be something new and unpredictable. Civilization uses a set of map tiles that are randomly set at the beginning of the game and they are set face down. These face down map tiles represent fog of war, and only if you explore these tiles you may turn them upside down.
Not that long ago I wrote two articles about German troops and heroes that can be found in Tannhäuser basic game. And now I will move on to the Union forces and their equipment. When we first started playing this game, players complained how it is not well balanced. The Reich troops seemed stronger and better in accomplishing different goals and better in killing the enemy. However, after playing for a while it seemed to get better, the Union started to win game by game, and finally score was almost the same between the Reich and the Union. Game board Different maps and different scenarios are easier with one side or the other. When you are playing with the castle map, the Reich seems to be better in killing as they have weapons that don’t need line of sight. Close combat is something that Reich is generally better than the others. However, when it comes to shooting and long corridors and open space, this is where the Union shows their real potential. It is much easier for allies to play on catacombs map as there is more open space and they are not in danger of being taken by Hermann’s psychic abilities as he is usually out of range
When this expansion was published I could hardly wait to try it out. As Chaos in the Old World is one of my favorite games and I play Warhammer with Skaven race, this expansion was a dream come true. I have to say that it is even better than I have expected. Fantasy Flight Games is known for good quality of games and expansions but it just seem that every time they just make them even better. This is expansion is a great addition to your basic Chaos in the Old World game. This expansion brought us fifth player and more different cards. Rules of the game are not changed, there are only some new options available. It seems that it is a bit crowded when playing with five players, however it really isn’t. It just makes this game more chaotic, which I believe is the point. Even box looks amazing Fifth Chaos God is the Horned Rat
At the beginning I was a bit suspicious about this game, because many other games that are based on different books and movies are not that interesting and are usually boring. However, this board game is really great. It is based on Lord of the Rings book not movie and that is probably the reason why it is so good. Creators of this game managed to make a game that follows a story and different events that occur during the game are based on the novel. The first thing that you notice when you open the box is two-piece board and a lot of miniatures. When you join two board pieces you get one of the biggest boards I have ever seen. Not only is it huge it is also very beautiful and high in detail. Every LOTR fan will be amazed by this map as it is a great reproduction of the Middle Earth.
With only 40 days to go to the first GT of the summer for me, it is time for me to begin my display board.
Unlike my previous April Fool’s post about the mythical Space Wolves second wave this one is actually factual. Headed over to GW last night to pick up an Imperial Sector boxset partly because I was inspired by What's New Today and also because we're pretty sick of the scenery we've got and wanted to make things a little more interesting. I got talking to one of the guys who works in there and he said he'd recently been on a trip to GW headquarters to see how the miniatures were designed and made. Seems that GW do it as some sort of staff morale thing i.e. if you know how they're made you'll be
Yesterday morning was an exciting one with the release picture of the Grey Knights’ Codex cover. I was filling my brains with excitement about the Grey Knights’ release and that anytime Games Workshop site would be updated with the advance orders for the Grey Knights. I got my first look at the advance order for the Grey Knights when I checked the GW site later that evening. Gosh I was excited, but sadly when I saw the advance order miniatures, the excitement sort of morph into a disappointment… Sigh. All that hype and anticipation, just gone and I felt disappointed. Why?… I was eager to see how the new Grey Knights plastic miniatures with be like, first look at them was a disappointment. First, foremost, there is a fair bit of difference in feeling from the new Grey Knights miniatures vs the old metal miniatures. The new Grey Knights miniatures feels rigid and not confident firm enough.