Sep 262014
 

decimatorStar Wars X-Wing: VT-49 Decimator

$39.95

To be granted command of a VT-49 Decimator is seen as a significant promotion for a middling officer of the Imperial Navy. A heavily armed transport, the VT-49 Decimator is one of the Empire’s most feared warships, often used to provide long-range reconnaissance or to deploy raiding parties past enemy forces.

 

The VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack brings this intimidating Imperial gunboat to X-Wing as the game’s largest ship yet designed for Standard Play. Even at the game’s signature 1/270 scale, the expansion pack’s detailed miniature towers over its base and smaller starfighters.

 

In addition to its imposing, pre-painted miniature, the VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack introduces four ship cards, three debris cloud tokens, a new mission, a maneuver dial, and all the tokens you need to fly your Decimator into the thick of combat. Finally, you’ll find thirteen upgrade cards, which introduce a variety of crew members like Mara Jade and Fleet Officer designed to help you fill out the Decimator’s three crew member slots.

 

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Sep 232014
 

Examine the new Panther AUSF.A medium tank for the German army in the WWII historical miniatures game Bolt Action from Warlord Games.  Historically the Panther was created by the Germans to solve the problem of the surprisingly superior heavy and medium tanks of the Russian army.  The Panther was fast, well armored, and packed some serious fire power for a tank of its size.

 

 

Stop back soon to see us assemble it.

Sep 232014
 

In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Robotech Tactics from Palladium.   This box set contains everything 2 players need to play the game; Rulebook, 15 Veritech’s 2 Tomahawks, 2 Defenders 12 Battlepods template, dice and more.

 

 

I’m super stoked about this game.

Sep 232014
 

exlegenceAs titanic battles are fought across western Immoren, the fires of a war more ancient and terrible than any of those conducted by mortals are being stoked to world-consuming fury. The leaders of the United Kriels fight to ensure their survival by calling on both old and new allies, including the recently awakened mountain kings. Aloof from the struggles of the other factions, Xerxis leads an army in a risky gambit amid the larger plans of Supreme Archdomina Makeda, positioning the skorne to subjugate Ios. Meanwhile, events already set in motion by Krueger the Stormlord threaten to scar the face of Caen itself as he works toward his ultimate goal: the destruction of the dragon Everblight. Ancient beings advance toward an apocalyptic end game with no regard for the innocents caught in their path, and only time will tell if great heroes will find a way to forestall this doom.

 

HORDES: Exigence brings you the next thrilling chapter of the HORDES saga. Hold nothing back in your fight for survival with:

-New warcasters, including new epic versions.

-Three new character lesser warlocks who bring even more furious support to your army.

-New units and solos to expand HORDES armies with new strategic possibilities.

-New narrative fiction picking up directly after the harrowing events of HORDES: Gargantuans.

-A painting and modeling guide to help you prepare your forces for battle.

-Theme Force lists for each new warcaster, which allow you to create armies based on specialized forces found in the HORDES world.

 

120 pages, full color
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Sep 232014
 

Diampnd BackRelic Knights: Black Diamond: Diamondback

$49.95 SRP

 

Black Diamond avoids close quarters combat when possible, preferring to keep their enemies on the other end of their rifles. When melee is absolutely unavoidable they call in the Diamondback. These heavy assault mecha can withstand punishment from the most brutal attacks, and their plasma glaives ensure any who stand before them are cut down.

 

Contains:

1x Diamondback Model – Minion

1x 80mm Base

Unit Tracker and Reference Cards

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Sep 192014
 

ddayBolt Action: D-Day Firefight Starter Set

$112.00

 

Bolt Action: D-Day Firefight is Warlord’s new starter set for Bolt Action. It is designed to help both new and experienced gamers get the best start possible into collecting and playing Bolt Action.

 

The box contains:

-A handy A5 Bolt Action softback rulebook with US and German army lists

-Introduction booklet

-20x US Infantry

-10x German Infantry

-German Halftrack

-Ruined Farmhouse

-8x Order Dice

-10x 6-sided dice

 

Players will find everything they need to start playing apart from glue and paint! Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.

Sep 132014
 

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a good look at the Post Human republic for Dropzone Commander from Hawk Wargames.  The Post Himan Republic is a society of humans that left civilization generations ago.  Now they highly sophisticated cyborgs and other technolgies that represent them as a race.

 

 

 

 

Chec back soon for our demo series on DZC,

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Sep 132014
 

In Part 2 of the PRDF Box Breaking Matt goes over the details of the PRDF GP Squad.  This task force features 1 Cheiftan and 4 Warriors Heavy Gear is made an produced by Dream Pod 9.

 

 

In part on, linked below,  Matt discusses how the task force can be applied to the beta rules.  Check back soon for our How to play HG series.

 Posted by at 11:10 AM
Sep 112014
 

9781782006381-th2A Fistful of Kung Fu is a 28 mm miniatures skirmish game that puts Hong Kong fighting films in the game world. Yes this game allows you to do cart wheel kicks! The system offers an array of unique mechanics that can easily be adapted to the D6 systems. We’ll get into that in a little bit.

The Book

Published by Osprey Publishing

Written by Andrea Sfiligoi

It is a bout 70 pages. It follows an easy to follow path that teaches an experienced player how to play in only minutes. There are plenty of charts and easy ti follow diagrams inserted where they belong.

The Game

A Fistful of Kung Fu introduces that skirmish wargamer several new mechanics. The two most important are Quality Q and Chi..

Quality Q is an attribute that basically combines everything physical (strength, and agility for example). You use this to make a variety of checks in game, like combat or acrobatics. Q is also the base for morale checks.

Chi is an ability that comes into play by spending it. It can be used for a wide variety of things.

Ignoring turnover (remaining the aggressor)

Reduce a combat effect

+1 to a single combat roll

Chi Leap

Chi abilities

Motivate extras

Before you start playing you must build a force which is also different from most wargames. In A Fistful of Kung Fu your gang is structured with one protagonist, a first student (mini boss in video games), and minions (kobolds). Your protagonist is a real bad dude. When you create your force you also make your protagonist. He is a lot more expensive than the rest of your team, because he is what your team is really about. While designing him you select several extra skills and chi abilities.

Your first student is just a few notches down from the protagonist so don’t get too cocky with him.

When you finish building a force you will have a gang of 10 to 15 mini’s.

Once your forces are built, the defender will deploy terrain. The attacker will deploy his protagonist. This will alternate until all models are deployed. Then initiative is rolled. The active player will activate all of his models until there is a “turnover”. Turnover is basically the reflection of the two gangs struggling for the upper hand. When one gang fails a check the mechanics might dictate the possibility that the active player can loose initiative. I love this mechanic. It isn’t the simple I go you go method, nor is it the alternate activations system; but it can be both. It does an excellent job of grasping the chaotic spirit of combat.

Combat works pretty much like it does in any other game, except that you can use more than one action at a time. Each player rolls a d6 for the model and adds the C (combat ) score to it, The difference between the two gives the victor an amount points to spend on the effects table. As you might imagine outnumbering can be quite beneficial. Outnumbering grants the larger force a +1 to the roll, a protagonist can’t be outnumbered by a force without a protagonist.

When we played we had a blast. Of course it helps if one player rolls dice well and the other poorly. I managed to pull off feats like disarming, and killing minions with single blows. It didn’t seem fair. But my opponent’s protagonist was a one tough dude. It took me forever to take him down. Especially since he excelled at gun fu. He managed to shoot most of my minions. Heck in the end he nearly killed my model as well. But I ended the game with a combination of aerial techniques worthy of any movie.

A Fistful of Kung Fu is a pleasant surprise that offers a wide variety of game mechanics that are simple to learn. With the crazy activation sequence you always have something to do and never have to leave the table because your’e waiting for your turn.

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