You, know, the Chinese one. Less than a week away and all. Like the groundhog that came out only to squint in the oppressive light and wonder just what the hell he’s been doing, I have emerged from hibernation to catch up. It has been a little while since I posted but it hasn’t been all mai tais and hoop skirts. The new year brought a new role at work and some other life changes (all good-ish) that will disrupt my hobby and gaming time a bit more before it is all over. In the meantime, we can catch up.
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While most of my time out at Gen Con is playing and hosting games, I also enjoy meeting up with publishers and designers to discuss their upcoming projects. I’ve been working with Aron West out at Elzra Games, developer of the Catacombs series of dexterity games. A new, non-dexterity game that Elzra has in development is Catacombs Cubes.
When I was out at my local Warhammer store last week, picking up my painting handle, the owner let me know that they were running some Kill Team demos later in the month. I stopped by this past weekend and had the chance to get a little taste of it to see what it was all about.
So after our first game of A Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game, I’ve had some time to collect my thoughts. As a quick recap, we played a 30 point “small” game using only the starter set. The army lists were netdecked from the Kickstarter updates that featured some initial build lists.
I’ve been looking for a better way to hold my minis as I paint them and some time ago, I saw that Games Workshop makes a miniatures “handle.” When I was looking for them six months ago, they were all sold out but they finally came back in stock and picked one up to see how I liked it.
I got another chance to hit Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire and it didn’t help- I’m still really into the game. I was hoping a few more plays would dull my interest but I’m still just as excited for the game as I was initially.
There are a lot of things to like in the game that keep me coming back and the miniatures, with their great detail and dynamic sculpts, are a big part.
A new Kickstarter shipment arrived late last week and I was able to get it to the table and see it in action. I’m a huge fan of the dexterity game, Catacombs and when Elzra Games announced they were making a lighter/simpler version, called Catacombs Conquest, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get my kids involved.
I didn’t shoot a comparison shot but the game box is pleasantly small making it quite portable.
Gaslands most popular game scenario is the “Deathrace” scenario featured prominently in the rulebook. The main feature of the scenario is a last-man-standing race around a course, passing through various gates to get through the finish. The Gaslands community has come up with a lot of different options for these gates but since I’m using a less popular scale at 10mm, I decided to check out some of the Dropzone Commander terrain out there and found a great set put out by 4Ground.
Right before Christmas, my friend came over jonesing for some gaming before the break. After an interesting game of Photosynthesis with the missus, she adjourned and we had a few game options to hit as the night was still young.
We settled on trying out a new-to-us minis game: Test of Honour. Test of Honour is a feudal Japan skirmish game centering around your Samurai Hero and his commoner followers. Produced by Warlord Games, it is an inexpensive minis game (relatively speaking) as it has a pretty significant group of forces in the $50 core set.