Monthly Archives: January 2013


Conesy’s Diary #26: Painting Skeleton Bone

I had a request to explain how I am painting bone and we wouldn’t be able to work it into the main show for a while so I did this Conesy’s Diary just on the bone technique I have been using on my Tomb Kings. If you want to see pictures of the skeleton archers I have finished so far, make sure you catch them via my Twitter feed, the WiscoDice Facebook page, or by following the show on Google+.

If you have anything you would like to hear on the diary from the Conesy, you can always send those requests or feedback to us at hosts@wiscodice.com.

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Conesy’s Dairy Episode 25

Conesy has guest David Groves on the show to talk about the gaming scene in Western Kentucky. If you are in that neck of the woods, make sure you check them out and try to hook up for a game.

You can find out about the club there by going to the following links:

  • Western Kentucky Wargamers on Facebook
  • Western Kentucky War Gamers Proboard
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    Conesy’s Diary January 24, 2013

    Another Conesy’s Diary is out. In this episode, Conesy has guest Robert Elmer (@swissdictator on Twitter and multiple forums on the Internet) to talk about the leaked pictures for the upcoming Warriors of Chaos release for Warhammer fantasy. If you haven’t seen the pictures, take a look around the net and you will find them. There are some pretty hot models there and I have to tell ya, we were both pretty excited.

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    Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game

    I have had a few plays of this game now and it’s great. One of my favorite games that I have played.

    Pluses of this game: Miniatures are really quite good and it is classic Star Wars. There is some dice action, but over all the game feels quite a bit like Wings of War which I really, really like. Trying to get your maneuvers correct so that you can fire is the real challenge to this game which makes the game I think really enjoyable for re-play ability. We only used 3 ships, but 5-10 ships on the table should make a playable dog fight that will take a while. The game was simple enough in the basic starter and quick enough that young kid was able to keep his attention span on the game and he was able to start thinking about his moves in a way to try to get his ship into firing position. The turns with 3 ships were really fast and it only took about 30 minutes to get through the quick start game.

    Negatives: Price point. I think Fantasy Flight has priced this game a bit high. The starter with three ships is ok, but it would have been nice to see the starter at $35 and expansion X-Wings/TIE Fighters and similar closer to $10. At that price, I think the game would be a hot seller and while I think a lot of people will pick this game up, at the lower cost it makes it affordable for 7-12 year olds who often have limited amounts of money when dropped off at “Game Store Day Care”. Additionally, while the movement is a part of what makes this game really great it also can bog the game really down when there aren’t many ships on the board and you are trying to line up those kill shots. We went for a couple of turns without a shot fired which slowed the action down and made the game bog in the middle and I suspect a determined player could evade really well.


    Site Changes and Episode 27a

    Hey folks, I have a couple of updates for you folks.

    First, I want to point out some of the changes that are being made to the site. There are two of the original features that WiscoDice is working to phase out. Those two features are the Gallery and the Forums. The gallery isn’t going away so to speak, but we are integrating the content with the current menu system that is deployed as part of the main site. You should now be able to see a gallery drop down and see some great photos of events, models, etc. Eventually all of the photos from the old gallery will be migrated over to the new system and the old one will be shut down. In the mean time, photos in the new system of Merry Mayhem 2012 just went up. Find them from the Gallery drop down in the Merry Mayhem section!

    Additionally, the Forums are going to be shut down. I am working to take some of the posts that were informational and put them in the Conesy’s blog space or in other areas of the site that are appropriate. We are making this change due to the lack of traffic and the plethora of other forums that honestly deserve your attention just as much. I apologize if you had content or blogs there that you were keeping up, but if there is material there that you either would like to have backed up or would like to see us still have somewhere on the site, please send your request to hosts@wiscodice.com and it will be considered. The forums will be shut down on or around January 31st, 2013. If you want to continue to chat with the hosts via forums, I highly recommend sharing and joining the conversations on the Wisconsin Warhammer Fantasy Battle Leagues forums at WWHFB Club Forums.

    Secondly, I understand that at about 1:47:00 the audio cut out on Episode 27a when I had originally uploaded it. I was at Waaaghpaca all weekend and wasn’t able to get a new copy of the show uploaded with corrected audio, but I took care of that on 1/20/2012. If your downloaded copy of the audio still reflects this, please delete your original download and download a fresh copy. I apologize for the issues this has caused some of you.

     


    Conesy’s Diary is now on iTunes

    That’s right folks. Conesy has finally gotten the Diary listed on iTunes. All of the old episodes and all of the new episodes are now listed there as well.

    Conesy’s Diary is pretty much Conesy’s audio blog of stuff he is working on and things he is doing in the hobby. If you have special requests or topic’s that you would like the Conesy to talk about let him know and he may well do a Diary on that topic.


    Episode 27b: Leagues of Sand

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    The hosts get together and do their third battle report cast. In this one, Conesy is playing a potential Waaghpaca list he has been fiddling with and Brian who stopped by in part a brings out his Tomb Kings. Can Conesy do something bone headed to give up the game or is this a full on whoopin’? Only one way to find out.

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    Episode 27a: A Year in the Books 1

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    Our hosts remiss about the first year in WiscoDice with a guest appearance from early in the show. The hosts loop back and talk about their first show main topic and things that they have seen done with the army, Vampire Counts as well. Conesy’s Rant turns into a challenge, and the fan has a love affair. Thanks for listening to our first year and here’s to the start of a new one!

    Don’t forget to donate for Polar Plunge 2013 and Special Olympics. You have a chance to support Mrs. Conesy and her effort to help Special Olympics here in Wisconsin. All you need to do is get out your wallet, click the image (or link) below and donate! Just $1 from each of you will go a long ways to making the future bright for Special Olympics!

    Polar Plunge 2013

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    Episode 26.5: Descending Into Darkness

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    Hey, it’s a new .5 cast! What do ya know! Only took us around 11 months to get back to doing this again. What, no, they couldn’t really come up with a new topic from the last time so they talk Descent Second Edition this time.

    Conesy with special guest Jason get together and talk about Descent 2nd Edition with a full review of the game, in game experiences, and a comparison to first edition and what they like better and what they don’t. Which edition is best? Listen and find out!

    If you enjoy this show, let Jason (@sirtacowatson on Twitter) know!

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    Conesy’s Diary January 7, 2013

    Finally, the Conesy has come back to his diary. It’s been a while that’s for sure and I apologize to fans of the diary that there hasn’t been one sooner.

    In this diary entry I talk about painting gold and the techniques and paints that I have been finding useful to work with lately. You can see this gold work especially in my Tomb Kings as I have been putting up work in progress picks to the gallery as well as on the WiscoDice Facebook page. I think it turns out pretty hot, it’s not hard to do and is a great starting point for anyone that is looking to paint gold on their figures.

    A special thanks to Prism Gaming here, as their paints are featured in this diary entry.

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