Game Review: Quacks of Quedlinburg

Quacks of Quedlinburg is a game that has nothing to do with ducks, as the name might make you think! Rather you take on the role of a doctor who throws potions of random things together and sells them for money. The better a quack you are, the greater chance you can make a great potion that scores you not only points, but plenty of cash to buy even better ingredients! Just be careful, or your pot will explode and then you have to make due with whatever goo was left in the pot.

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Game Review: Batman Miniatures Game by Knight Models

It’s been more than half a year now that I have had and been playing games of Batman Miniatures Game Third Edition. Over that time I have played about a dozen games, assembled models, and honestly had a lot of fun playing games in Gotham city. I am going to point out that this is a huge shift in the game from previous editions though, so stay tuned as I provide my usual critical take on a game.

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TTCombat Rooftop Accessories Fire Escape

I recently painted the Fire Escape part of the TTCombat Rooftop Accessories MDF terrain kit. I had a blast painting this up and tried some new techniques that I thought I would share to help make this kit pop on the table top.

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Initial Thoughts: Marvel: Crisis Protocol

I recently picked up Marvel: Crisis Protocol by Atomic Mass Games. I have to say I was really on the fence about picking this game up. I love Marvel lore and comics, but I have so many models and different games it’s hard to dive into another game. Couple that with owning the old Marvel Miniatures Game models from Knight Models which are really highly detailed and pretty cool. Still, after doing my research and seeing how the game is evolving and continuing to get some great support from both Atomic Mass and the community, I decided to dive in.

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The Hulks

The Hulks! I am painting up side by side these two Hulk models. The one on the left is the Hulk by Atomic Mass Games for Marvel: Crisis Protocol. The one on the right is the Hulk from Knight Models that is OOP for their Marvel Miniatures Game.

Starting with the Atomic Mass model, he is big and well proportioned with a look of rage and what looks like a mean right upper cut about to be landed. Puny god indeed! The model is plastic and the seems I am not super happy with. I probably should have dry fit the model before gluing because I did end up with some gaps. Of course, this was the first model I built for the game. After some quick greenstuff to clean up the gaps, he was ready for paint and work with the airbrush.

In comparison, I am painting up the Knight Models version at the same time. If you thought the Atomic Mass model was big and fearsome, the Knight Models version is bigger, meaner and the detail is so much more intense. The fact that this model is metal just adds to the intimidation factor. Move this model on the table and he is going to make a resounding thump! However, the proportions of this model seem to be a bit off. The upper body, shoulders and arms seem to be out of proportion with the rest of the model. I feel it works as there is so much attention to the top part of the figure. The base is also slightly smaller for this version of the Hulk, but there’s no issue with the model being top heavy.

Overall, I prefer the Knight Models version of the figure. The detail of the figure, the shredded clothing, more rage in the facial features just makes this model so much more intimidating. Painting is still in progress and I will post the final painted models in an update to this post down the road.

Update: 8/25/2020 Here is the promised finished pictures of both figures.


Street Basing Made Simple

I wanted to quick share with you a very easy technique I recently discovered for doing street basing. For most of my Batman Miniatures Game models I have opted to put them on street bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures. These bases are super cool and I highly recommend them. However, with the recent bikes and a few other base sizes that Secret Weapon doesn’t have that I need for the game I had to look elsewhere for techniques.

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Review: Teotihuacan City of Gods

Teotihuacan: City of Gods is a board game for 1-4 players published by NSKN Games. I wasn’t able to get a copy during the initial printing, but during the second print run I was able to grab a copy. The game was cool enough that I wanted to get several plays of it after it was purchased and I have played it with 2, 3, and 4 player counts. I am going to say that it is overall a really cool game, but like most board games it has little things I think it could have done better.

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Episode 75: Getting Started

Episode 75

In this episode the hosts do their first count down ever. Don’t miss our thoughts on the top three things to consider as you get into wargaming. For you veterans, pleas drop us a line about what you think we might have missed in our countdown. We also gush about the new “The Dark Knight Rises” 2 player starter box for the Batman Miniatures Game as well as a couple of other surpises Knight Models included with this release. Finally, we wrap up the show with a review of “The Song of Ice and Fire” Miniatures Game by CMON.

Topics on this show include:

  • Top 3 Countdown of things new wargamers should know
  • Knight Models new Batman Miniatures Game 2 player starter
  • A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game by CMON

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

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Review: Batman – Gotham City Chronicles

Monolith Games has recently started shipping the long awaited Kickstarter for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles. In this board game, in the normal play mode, up to three players take on the roles of Batman, Robin, and the rest of the Bat Family or GCPD members to take on the single Overlord player. The game re-uses a good number of the mechanics from their now very popular Conan board game. So, after getting my copy delivered a couple of weeks ago and getting a couple of games of it in now as the Overlord I am going to share some thoughts.

The All In Pledge For Batman: GCC Kickstarter
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Getting Started: Starting Out with Colors

If you have been keeping up, you should now have or be ready to purchase brushes, a palette, and know which vendor(s) paints you want to go with. The next thing to find intimidating is the number of colors in that paint rack. Most manufacturers churn out 40, 50, 60 or more colors and picking which colors you want to get started at a few US dollars for each pot or dropper bottle can stretch your initial hobby funds pretty thin.

In this article, I will go over some strategies you can use in deciding what colors you want to pick up first as you start to put the finishing touches on your starting paint kit. It shouldn’t take a ton of colors to be able to get started with painting. Down the road, as you expand your collection of paints or perfect your abilities to mix the colors you need to help with your growing and continued painting hobby.

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