As I mentioned in my post yesterday, the dungeon accessories mold from Hirst Arts also has crystals on it. As I’ve been casting up my boxes and barrels, I’ve also been casting up crystals and everything else on the mold as well. This has left me with a reasonable collection of these crystals that I have no real use for and so I thought in true blogosphere community tradition, I’d pay them forward! The crystals are cast in Herculite2, so they’re a lot strong than plaster of paris but can still be trimmed down with a hobby saw or clippers and the bottoms can be easily sanded to alter the angle they sit on. I wouldn’t recommend using hobby files on them to be honest, sand paper is far more effective. I should say that the do have the odd air bubble here and there, we’re still perfecting our casting technique, but if you can deal with failcast, you can easily deal with these. So, if you’re a Necron player or have another great use for them, drop me a line in the comments and I’ll get them over to you. If a few people want some, I’ll split the pile, if there’s loads, I’ll randomly pick one or two of them. The only thing I ask is that once you’ve used them, send me a link so I can see what they look like painted up on a base. Col
Since I posted pictures of my Sanguinary Guard yesterday, a few people have been asking how did I go about and paint them. How how did I do the gold armour especially. I will try to explain after the jump.
I get to play against quite a few people which is good. I play against 4 regulars and then whoever is at my gaming club. The opponents armies vary from well tuned lists to something just cobbled together, mostly the tuned lists are from the regular folk who I play was we get to talk more and sort lists out etc. The reason why the regular folk play more competitive lists is because we play each other more and see a strong list and want to beat it, so a competitive list is required. While at the club it’s just mostly regular armies. What my point is that on the internet everything is about competitive. When I post battle reports I get comments saying the opponents list was rubbish and on wonder I won etc etc but what the internet doesn’t realise is there is more 40k players out there who DON’T USE the internet to sort lists and tactics out etc. There’s actually only a small portion of 40k players who use the internet for 40k related stuff and then when people do they don’t always take to competitive comments etc. See 40k isn’t a competitive game.
I’m hoping to release the tickets for Blog Wars towards the end of this week. Looking at the current list of people who’ve expressed an interest in attending it seems like we should have at least 20 ppl competing. Not a massive number by any stretch but at least we’ll all get games against different opponents and there’ll be a decent prize pot. Over the course of planning this event a few things have come up which I’d like to address and get some feedback from people in order to make final decisions and write the rules pack. Refereeing & My Participation As I've mentioned before I'd very much like to be able to compete in the event as well as run it. I know this isn't the norm but it'd seem a shame not to be involved and get to meet people from the community. Essentially if I get an odd number of attendees then I'll play to make sure everyone gets their full compliment of games and if there's an even number I'll consider not competing.
Saturday afternoon while I was wondering the halls at Adepticon, I can across two tables that were setup and demoing Infinity. Having watched the Beast of War coverage last week I was intrigued. I stood at the table for a bit and watched a few demos. After a couple of games, I got my turn. Having played a few skirmish games over the years, this game plays like nothing I have ever played yet. You begin your turn by gaining order tokens for each model you have, and a lieutenant order token for your crews leader. You can use these tokens to activate any model that you have. Once you have completed the models activation, you can spend another order token to activate a new model or reactivate the one that you just finished with. After getting my demo I found myself impressed with the games style of play. It kinda reminded me of Gears of War with minis.