Episode 57: Team Nagash

Episode 57

Not quite so hot off of the Undead vs. the World mega-battle. We recap our big points in the game and sum up the strategy from the winning side of this game. We also delve a bit deeper into the organizing and running of a mega-battle, going through a couple of different styles of the game and what we feel works better and worse.

For Undead vs. the World here is a link to the rules pack we used: Undead vs. the World Rules Pack

The hosts also discuss a new contest. To get the details though, you’ll just need to listen to the episode. We will tell you that one of the prizes in the drawing will be a brand new, still in shrink wrap copy of the spell cards for the Lore of Undeath! We will be drawing for a winner in this contest on Halloween 2014. Good luck!

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Sculpting Banners

2014-08-30 13.16.49 I talked about taking a class at Gen Con to start to develop my underdeveloped sculpting skills and after the class, one of the things that was discussed was making a banner. With my Daemon army, I am planning on having 3 units of Tzeench Horrors so I thought this would be the perfect time to start trying out my new skills. After all, I had whipped out several chunks of chain at this point, a feather, and a purity seal. Heck I must be an expert right!

So, I am going to point out, I am no pro at this, as I quickly learned and I probably could use a few more lessons, but the end result is pretty cool. It will take a little bit to get better, but I figure I can take what I have have done here and with a some practice and watch some videos and ask advise and my next efforts are only going to improve. I am, however, righting this article to let you know that this is something that you can do too. If you don’t take on new projects and try to develop your skills as a hobbiest, then you are going to eventually get bored with the hobby, painting and modeling.
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Screw City GT 2014

Screw City GT is in it’s third year and this year, there be monsters! Lots of them. For a midwest event to have so many big monsters and creatures is truly awesome. Follow the Conesy via this post all weekend long for what’s going on.

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Round 1 – Bill Robertson, Warriors of Chaos
Bill is famously known for Warscore, the tournament scoring application. This year, though he brought a pretty standard warriors army. I went down to his army. Simply put, he played better and I didn’t handle the crazy movement as well of the speed of my army. I did manage though to use the Carmine Dragon to kill the chaos toad dragon, but that was about it.
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Episode 56: Lords of Undeath

Episode 56

The hosts get together to discuss the new hotness, Nagash and Warhammer: The End Times. A very opinionated discussion about the various changes and differences that are happening both in the fluff in this first addition to Warhammer with the End Times as well as new rules that are posed.

The hosts also discuss a new contest. To get the details though, you’ll just need to listen to the episode. We will tell you that one of the prizes in the drawing will be a brand new, still in shrink wrap copy of the spell cards for the Lore of Undeath! We will be drawing for a winner in this contest on Halloween 2014. Good luck!

Make sure you submit your questions for future editions of the Cheesecurd segment! Just send them in to thecheesecurd@wiscodice.com. We would love to hear your questions.

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Code Name: Santa’s Slay

This project was mentioned in Episodes 54 and 55 as a conversion project I was working on at the time.  In Episode 55 I gave it the code name of Santa’s Slay for fun but as you can see it is my Black Coach.  It took quite a while to get all the little bits done but overall it is a pretty simple conversion.

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Episode 55: Firing Up the Hobby

Episode 55

In this episode, our hosts are joined by local Madison Warhammer new guy Eric the StoneMonk. In the main topic, the hosts explore getting motivated to work on hobby stuff. After all, this is the first step to actually getting models on the table and being played with! Several thoughts are discussed on how to change up what your doing to get that paint brush or hobby knife and glue going and get back to work on your models.

Also recapped is the WWHFB Tournament of Champions which was held at Pegasus games. This was a great, small and friendly tournament that has been done for the second time. Listen to see how the games went and who the winners were.

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Mortarch of Nagash Unboxing

Well, another week of releases and now we have the dreaded Mortarch’s of Nagash out. His mightiest of his Mortarch’s ride these giant terrifying mounts, which are new for them and something you don’t have an option for in their respective army books. These models all look pretty close to the same, but they have enough bits to make each one’s mount unique. Each rider has their own bits to make the models really unique.

What really had me intrigued about this kit was whether or not I could snag enough of the Arkhan the black bits to make an actual infantry version of the model for use with my Tomb King army when the rules for the army of undeath isn’t legal. Looking at the bits, it looks like this is definitely very viable as an option, but there is going to be some significant work adjusting the model or finding a set of legs that I can use to mount the figure on that will fit the figure well enough. Might just be a spot for me to work in some of those new sculpting skills.
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Slaanesh Chaos Furies

These models go back a long ways to when I was working on my Beastmen army. I only ever finished 3 complete models at the time before I had a case of regrets and really stopped playing the army. So little did I realize when I started this unit 2 years ago (or three, or whatever it really was…) that I would be re-purposing them for a Daemon army.

I want to note that this conversion, while probably the most extensive ones I have ever done are not my original ideas. You can search the net for a number of ideas like these. Heck, that’s how I came up with this idea myself! While I was working on the Beastmen, after doing the research, did I realize another very highly recognized hobbiest of Pointhammered fame had done a very similar conversion himself. It kind of put a break on this hobby project and I moved on with other things and other armies at the time.
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Nagash Unboxing

So, I stopped by Pegasus Games today and picked up the mighty Nagash, greatest necromancer to have ever lived. For those that don’t get much into Warhammer fluff, let’s just say he pretty much single handedly created the Vampire Counts. Pretty awesome huh? Yeah, a guy like that just can’t be put down.

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Gaming Spotlight: Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar

One of my favorite board games ever, I was able to play it again this weekend and it reminded me just how cool this game is. The game has a loose, Mayan theme. The best part of this game, in my opinion, is the board. There is a lot going on with the board, but it’s pretty intuitive and every turn you interact with it by moving the board. The board is made up of giant gears that all interconnect. While still being a worker placement/earn resources type game, the dynamic board and great art adds to the feel and theme of the game allowing players to immerse them into the experience of the game. This is something that I find so lacking in so many great games, particularly these worker placement games.
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