Dropfleet Commander – Adding to the Starter


So, you have the two player starter for Dropfleet Commander and now you want to add some models to your list and grow your game? Well, I don’t know the right answers to this question, but here’s where I am taking both the UCM and Scourge starters from the recommended ships to then next points level. The goal is to add a single carrier and frigate sprue to the list, while trying to fill some of the holes we were left wanting with the starter game.
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Episode 71: Operation Sting

Episode 71

Ready for some more Bolt Action coverage? Here we go! In this episode, the Conesy is joined by special guest host Robert Elmer to talk about Robert’s experience at the tournament Operation Sting. This is a two day tournament hosted in Northbrook, Illinois. Also, the hosts talk about the World at War event that was hosted in July of 2016 and talk a little about tactics and game play in the new Bolt Action 2nd Edition.

Topics on this show include:

  • Conan by Monolith Games
  • Dropfleet Commander
  • Bolt Action
  • Conesy’s Invitational Bolt Action Event
  • Operation Sting
  • World at War (Bolt Action Tournament)

If you are interested in Bolt Action, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the info is available at Warlord Games

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Dropfleet Commander First Impressions

I didn’t really mention it much and we don’t talk much about Kickstarters and what we are backing on the show, but I backed the Dropfleet Commander one and it has recently made it to my door! If you don’t know what Dropfleet Commander is, it’s a space ship miniatures game intended to similulate fleet actions attempting to land assets on planetary locations for the purpose of defending or retaking planets. The game is by Hawk Wargames and their other big game, Dropzone Commander, is a 10 mm combined infantry/land/air assets attempting to retake stretegic locations within a small area of a planet.
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Blood Bowl First Review

All right fans, it’s time to take a look at the new version of Blood Bowl. I just picked up my copy this morning from Pegasus Games here in Madison for their Black Friday, shop in your pajama’s sale. There were plenty of Games-Workshop games players this morning all looking for the black friday shopping discount. Having been mostly away from buying of models from GW in a while, I have to say looking at the pricing that I can see why they were in the store.

Rant aside, I love Blood Bowl since I was introduced to it probably 12 or so years ago. I am an Orc player primarily and my standard team of old is 4 Black Orcs, 4 Blitzers, and 3 line Orcs (well, my base team anyways) with a couple of re-rolls and whatever is left is turned into fan factor. Well, that’s my starting team anyways and then we go from there. I also have a dark elf team, but I built that when dark elves still had throwers and no assassins and I remember a few years ago that changed which disappointed me a little since I had converted up a thrower. Oh well! That’s the way these things work sometimes.


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Episode 70: Attack of the News

Episode 70

Ha!!! In this episode, the hosts try to catch up on some of their favorite news lately.

Topics on the show include:

  • Age of Sigmar General’s Handbook
  • Gen Con
  • True Dungeon
  • Hirst Arts
  • Warlord Games
  • Konflict ’47
  • Bolt Action 2nd Edition
  • Malifaux

If you are interested in Bolt Action, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the info is available at Warlord Games

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Merry Mayhem 2016 Terrain Day #2

Today was a very productive day with friends Dustin and Evan swinging by to help out Brian and myself work on terrain for this year’s upcoming Merry Mayhem event weekend. You haven’t seen much about Merry Mayhem specifically on this site, but scoot over the http://merry-mayhem.com and check out all of the information, dates, and how to register. In the mean time, while your here, look at all of the new terrain coming to the table this year at the event!


Ours. Neverborn Rise

I have been painting and playing quite a bit of Malifaux. Got started really by listening to the audio drama podcast, Tales of Malifaux, which is really good. So far, everything I have and am working on is Neverborn and I have only a single master, Lilith painted. I hope to soon start working on “The Queen Returns” Titania box and start playing with her as well.


Weekend Terrain Workshops

Last couple of months has seen a lot of work on terrain projects happening around the house as I start to get prepped and ready for this year’s Merry Mayhem. I can’t take credit for doing the work on most of these projects, but the WIP progress results look great so far!


Gen Con 2016 in Photos

Gen Con 2016 was great and I had a blast. This year was the busiest year that I have ever had with three True Dungeon runs, seminars, hobby events, and other craziness. My biggest three highlights for the show were:

  1. Going in with the rush at the opening of the vendor hall and buying the new Malifaux Crew Box, The Queen Returns for Neverborn.
  2. Doing the Hirst Arts resin casting class. Short and fast, but I learned so much about resin casting. Both safety tips and product tips.
  3. Being a part of the Infinity Seminar for what’s new that was done on Saturday and then walking away with a model for free. I had no idea how cool the seminar would be and actually walked out of their pumped about my PanOceania troops (which then got me to buy more models…..hmmmm…I see what they did there!!! Hahaha)

So we’ll be talking about this on the show I am sure, but in the mean time here are a ton of really quality pictures to tie you over!!!


Bolt Action Battle Report: US Army vs Japanese

 

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I’m getting lots of Bolt Action games lately!  I was able to catch one at Misty Mountain Games this Tuesday night against Aaron.  It is my second solo game against Japanese and also my second with this list with some new toys.  There is also a big order dice discrepancy in this game.  We are playing Demolition in what is a fairly bloody game.

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