Monthly Archives: March 2015


Episode 61: Campaign Times

Episode 61

In this episode, the hosts are together to talk about how things are going. Conesy goes off rails and talks a bit to much about Bolt Action by Warlord Games. Meanwhile, Brian has been quiet about his new secret project and not getting much in for gaming due to the normal school/life duldrums.

To spice it up, Conesy talks a bit about this new campaign and what it will hopefully do to spice things up for a crowd of Warhammer players that are tired of hearing about 9th edition doom and gloom.

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Reaper Bones II Kickstarter has arrived!

Bonesylvania

Bonesylvania

So, yeah, this just showed up the other day. Lots of figures. Lots of the bones models.

So I unboxed the whole thing and put it into a small tub. While there are quite a few figures, none of them were really packed for figure safety and while the material Reaper uses for the Bones line is really durable, you would think a miniatures company would pack these with a little more care. Opening the box, figures are in three giant plastic bags. Opened, and I believe this is a complaint with anything in the Bones range, but anything like a spear, sword, staff, or similar is bent and bowed to the point that I have to ask myself if I should save that or just cut it off and replace it with brass rod.
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Bolt Action Battle Report #1

So, if you haven’t heard about it yet, then you probably missed us talking about it on the show but in our spare time Brian and I have been playing this great World War 2 historical game called Bolt Action from Warlord Games.

Bolt Action is a turn based game, but unlike Warhammer where you complete all of the actions of your units (move, magic, shooting, combat) then your opponent resolves their actions before the turn ends, each player in Bolt Action activates one of their squads or units when one of their order dice is drawn from a bag or dice cup. All of the dice are drawn from the bag the turn is complete and the players reset. Order dice also then represent the different “orders” a squad might be given, such as run, go down or fire at the enemy. It makes for a great turn sequence where you really interact with your opponent and there isn’t a lot of waiting to get to do something in the game.

Now that you have been introduced a bit to the game, on to the report! In today’s game, we discussed using a fan generated scenario that looked interesting and that I heard about through some other podcasts. The scenario is called Domination and can be found at the great fan site, BoltAction.net. The scenario really is about controlling the table, with objectives pretty evenly distributed and each worth different points. You can control a lot of objectives to win, or you can try to push for the more expensive objectives in the center of the table and hope to control enough of those for the win. Really cool concept and something I am going to look at throwing into a Warhammer game some time.
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