Saturday, 30 November 2013

Basing Man O' War Miniatures.

Having done a little bit of research online, I very quickly established that it was recommended that you put bases on man o war models, as it makes it a lot easier in game. And although there is no official rules I quickly established that using different WFB one's are about the right size. So with the size being established I'm going to use plastic card as it's a lot thinner, which I think it will look alot better in game. Plus I'm also going to magnetise them for storage as I think this will limit any damage that might happen in the future. You can easily get magnetic strips online on ebay, very cheap and personally something that I highly recommend.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Stripping Painted Old Metal Man O' War Models.

Just time for another post with the progress that I have been making so far, in regards to removing the paint from my most recent man o war purchases. And at times it's not an easy process. But something over the years that I have managed to master. There is a number of different ways online to do it, but for me I use a chemical that I get from work, as it seems to do the job quite well.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Whats in the box, as it looks like another Man O' War shipment has arrived.

The post man finally came this week, happy days, and I thought I would put some pictures, of what I managed to get inside the box. For a lot of you it might be the first time that you all actually have seen the contents of the game up close, take a look and see what you think. From the start I think I was very lucky some of it was unpunched, and considering it's over 20 years old, although some of the ships are in a bad state of repair. I think it's easily solved and I'm not too worried about it, a challenge that I'm very much looking forward to.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Man O' War all hands on deck, and welcoming my newest recruits.

The postman, AKA recruitment officer LoL, delivered these new recruits this morning, which had just been rounded up from the local bars the night before. And you can tell that this mary bunch have certainly lost there ways. But hopefully it will not be to long before this ragtag outfit would be shipshape. You only really get a sense of what needs to be done when you physically get the models in your hands, and it looks like I have a little bit of work ahead of me. Plus I'm also going to see whether or not I can cast up, some of the models, considering they're all out of production. I don't want to be wasting money buying models, when there is physically no need, as it should be very simple to do.

Monday, 11 November 2013

My Man O' War empire fleet now with Wolfships, and some Hellhammers.

Yet more success on eBay today, from the start I wasn't really interested in the cards that were on offer, it was more the ships especially as some of them were quite hard to find and very expensive namely the Greatship, Wolfships, Hellhammers, and I know that they don't look great but once I get them in the post, they'll soon be put in seaworthy condition. Plus I'm hopefully also going to do a pirate warband, which will hopefully fly the Jolly Rogers very successfully with all the extra ships that I have managed to pick up in recent days, and it makes my 8 year, old son very excited to finally be the captain of something.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Man O War it's time to take to the high seas.

I'm actually still quite in shock, as I managed to pick this up on eBay for practically nothing, so it looks like over the next lot of weeks I will be taking to the high seas. So make sure you have your peg leg ready, and stay tuned to the blog to be regularly supplied with updates. Man O' War will bring back so many good memories for me, when I was a youngster, and I'm hopefully going to rekindle some of my youth with friends and family. I'm already looking all over the Internet for much-needed inspiration in regards to the way, I'm going to make and model all my new ships. In 1993 when it was released it was such a golden period for GW, and it saddens me greatly that I left behind whilst moving for my last house my older copy of the game, but it also gives me the opportunity to pick one up on eBay. something I'm very pleased about, hopefully when the post man comes nocking this week, I will have more pictures to share. Christmas has definitely came early for me..

Happy days!! Is it possible to be so excited for a game that's nearly 20+ years old?

Friday, 8 November 2013

Time To Burn Baby Burn, With My new Ork Burna Boys.

Surprisingly I've never actually played with burna boys in the new edition, as crazy as it is. But the wait is finally over, as I managed to pick these bad boys up a few months ago and it's about time that I got them ready for the table top.  I have not fired a flamer template, since the current ork book was released, and god knows how many, years that exactly is. 

I thought I would post a picture just in case to refresh your memory, if you actually haven't seen the models or you just need a little reminder of what they look like from the box.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

My Incoming X-Wing Tie Bomber squadron.

Well if a job, is worth doing, its worth doing well, by sending in the bombers. And with the models looking as good as they do, there is certainly no excuse for every X-Wing player to make sure they have a full set of 4, at their disposal in their collection.

I have been experimenting with the below list in the picture, to see exactly what I can come up with, but cluster missiles are definitely my first choice, at the minute. There is nothing better than seeing your opponent quiver in his boots when six dice are rolled in front of him.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Pics Of The New Aliens V Predator Game By Prodos Games.

There has certainly been a lot of hype with the announcement of the game. So I recently came across these and thought that you guys might be interested to see what the game is all about. So if it's any interest head on over to there Facebook page Alien-vs-Predator-The-Miniatures

Saturday, 2 November 2013

My 1st X-Wing Battle Report

With X-Wing becoming rather popular in my house with my son, it was about time that I did my first small, battle report in regards to tonight's game. Below you can see the lists that we were using. As I was taking on playing with the Empire, and my son was taking on the challenge of being the rebels. Now from the start it's not going to be all the bells and whistles, it's just a overview of what happened on the day.

The fluff
The game was set just after the film a new hope, when the Death star had just been destroyed and the rebels were making their way home, and in a last-ditch attempt they are ambushed by what was left of the remaining Empire forces nearby.

Keeping in theme I wanted to try something completely different and go for a smaller number of models. But on the other hand my son is pretty attached to his millennium falcon at the minute, so with that being said the tide was set for a very fun interesting game.

So nothing too fancy just a light-hearted fun game, don't be fooled by the below picture as my son can easily get very competitive, although I have been trying to work with him over recent months to enjoy the more fluffier side of things. And for him not to get too upset if he loses.

From the start my son decided that he would separate his millennium falcon and X-Wing, I think looking back something I don't think he will do in the near future. As it allowed me to focus directly on Skywalker for a single turn.

As he was easily destroyed, A lesson that I think he will no doubt remember.

So with only the millennium falcon left it was always going to be uphill for my son, although nonetheless he was still very excited about taking on the challenge.

But unfortunately over the next subsequent turns it was clear that the millennium falcon suffered quite a lot of damage at the hands of my Tie fighters, as we decided that the millennium Falcon returned back to base, just before it finally blew up.

I learnt so much, as my whole movement was completely wrong for the entirety of the game, every single turn my Tie's fighters managed to bump into each other. Which can be extremely frustrating although my son thought it very amusing.
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