Friday, 28 December 2012

Playing games that have gathered dust for too long!

We all have those games that really grabbed our attention when we first heard about them so we rushed out and bought them. Then as one gaming weekend rolls on to another we never quit seem to get those games on to the table. Suddenly, it's been a year and you still haven't even fully read the rules! So with this in mind we thought it time we tried out Android and give Super Dungeon explore another crack. But how did we get on? Is Android really a long wait for a train won't come in the fun department? Can Super Dungeon Explore really capture both the fun of a video game and the explosive fast paced action of a Dungeon crawl board game?

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Watching the new Hobbit movie!

Thanks to a vey generous friend I was able to attend a preview of the new Hobbit movie today in Central London. What could be better than a free movie? How's about a free movie on a massive screen!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Getting back to the painting table (or Bureau)

Yes that's right, I've finally managed to get together the energy to get some painting done! I know wonders will never cease. But what's on my painting table? Take a look.
Alright, it's a bureau not a table but it still counts!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

MTGO Sealed Practising Part 2

So I ended up submitting URW (as the eagle eyed readers might have spotted from my basic land count on the right of the pic in the previous post).
It seemed to have a decent mix of stuff early for stalling (white 2 drops, lobber crews) and meat at the top end (skywatch, chaos imps, archon, sphinx)
However it certainly didnt have a core of one guild with a splash of a third linked guild as i usually prefer. it was pure 3 colour, with little fixing, thus the mana was pretty shocking.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Playing more 40k!

Having previously suffered at the claws of the Tyraninds on the plains of G'lesent Four The Imperial Guard have mustered in force to Purge The Alien from the world. Can they succeed where others have failed?

Gun line vs Green tide, which will triumph?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Standard at the Games Club 8/11

Pat Chapin drew my attention to this particular beauty from a recent SCG standard open:

Wow. Yes, it kinda looks like a pile at a cursory glance. Nightshade Peddler? hes not even that good in limited! But how could i resist the chance to play Izzet Staticasters in the main deck? And Zealous Conscripts & Deadeye navigator?! Bliss! i had to try it.
I've not included the board as i didnt have hardly any of it. In fact i was short a few cards from the main deck, but i figured id be able to borrow those.
Read on for how it went!

MTGO Sealed Practicing PT 1

I thought id try and keep my eye in on Return to Ravnica Sealed in case i make it to any of the PTQ's this season so i entered an online daily sealed. 4 rounds of swiss with prizes distributed on your record. Opened this, which at first glance, looks really good:

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Friday Night Gaming

More Descent and Hexing in East London
The valiant E.L.F gamers barved to foul weather and crazy drivers to  go dungeon delving once again in their Descent 2nd Edition Campaign. But could the Heroes pull back some honour having lost both parts of the previous encounter at the Masquerade Ball or will the Half Dragon Lieutenant of the Overlord crush them in a canyon before they even get to the second encounter?
Small board, big monsters, scared heroes. Who will win? there's only one way to find out, FIGHT! 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Playing more 40k! In Bromley!

Explorator fleet Porascus landed on the twelfth planet of the star system 34P-Epsilon-minor, newly designated as The Bromite System. Less  than twenty four hours after first touching down on the surface all contact was lost with the landing teams. What the Roxnien 67th Imperial Guard Regiment found when they went planetside would haunt them for the rest of their lives, but how long would that be?

Don't be afraid my Guard couldn't lose a fourth game in a row, could they?
This was my first time playing against two new armies as Lee, Charlie and I got through four games in one day.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Playing 40k!

Deep in the heart of the Ghoul Stars lies the world of Karlstan Prime, a resupply point for the Draloona Crusade Fleet. Tactically insignificant until an ancient warp artefact is unearthed by the planets Planetary Defence Force. Can the Marine Chapter attached to the Crusade Fleet Make safe the planet by finding and destroying the artefact or will the PDF release the power of the warp?

Nic has reworked his Marine bike list to include more dakka, how will the Guard far against this new list?

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Playing Descent at October's FNG

Review of Descent Second Edition
That's a lot of action to pack in to such a little little dungeon

Having had our second night of dungeon delving using the new Descent Second edition rules I feel confident to give it a review.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Preparing for FNG!

Just to get you in the mood for Descent:

Holed up in the Innkeeper's personnel cellar in the Mucky Pup Inn, deep in the heart of Aryn, the four friends stared at each other through the purple haze of the Thraka Weed that filed the air. A prevent silence hung between them, none willing to entice the wrath of the largest of the group by reminding him it was his turn. His calloused, scared fingers stroked a greying moustache as he ruminated over his next play.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Trying Android: Netrunner

Had a chance to try out the aforementioned LCG starter from fantasy flight last night.

Read on for my thoughts!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Painting using new brushes from Rosemary & Co.

Charlie gave me the nod that a new manufacturer of brushes was being touted by some accomplished painters on the internet, so I thought I'd give them a try! But are they actually any better than the old staple the GW standard brush?

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Killing Gladiators in Cardiff!

Will and I took a trip to Cardiff to visit Ian and pop to the home of the Viet Taff, Firestorm Games. Here we found bargains galore but what caught our attention most was the new Spartacus game and the Quarmageddon expansion for Quarriors!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Reading The Crimson Fist

The Crimson Fist
114 page short story, published in Shadows of Treachery 

Not being a major fan of the Imperial Fists I wasn't going into this story with a great amount of confidence. But it's got Primarchs and space ship battles so what could go wrong?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Doing a 6 man home sealed of RETURN TO RAVNICA

So, despite some last minute issues with product (that involved a 90 odd minute round trip to Rayleigh to purchase another box) we managed to go ahead with our home release event Friday.

Taking part we had:
Me, Anthony, Will, Nic, Jake and Roy.

We took 6 packs each and got crack-a-lackin!

Sunday, 7 October 2012


Just received this model after someone kindly ordered it for me at Games Day.

As with other Forge World models it needed cleaning up before it could be assembled. This didn't take too long though there was a lot of flashing on the rider.

Assembly was a breeze all the parts fitted together cleanly and easily. I only had to check online to see which way the wings attached. I do think that it would be good for these to come with a diagram for assembly.

I have left off the front mounted bolt gun as I will be using this model for 40k in my bike army and want to model two bolters on the front for the twin linked. The rider will be changed to more fit in with my commander.

Updates will come soon.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Playing Will's first game of 6th Edition

Upon the world of G'lesent Four the Adetus Biologicus have developed a new weapon against the Tyranid threat. Unfortunately their experiments with the Zoanthrope gene code has refused to stay captive and has drawn it's masters to the world. Can the Imperial army hold back the Xenos horde or will Hive Fleet Formorian reclaim what was lost?

Wills's first game of 6th, can his uncanny luck with his Tyranids continue or will his first game herald a new dawn for the rest of E.L.F's 40k players?

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Reading Horus Heresy stories!

Book review: Prince of Crows (Short Story)
128 page Short story by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, published in Shadows of Treachery

Friday, 28 September 2012

Un-Boxing Video

Look what awaited me today when I got home.

Look at my un-boxing video.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Backing up photos from my phone.


Found these amongst the debris of photos of our cats and drunken nights out stored on my phone and i thought i might as well share em with the rest of you!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Attending Games Day 2012

So Gamesday 2012 has been and gone. Charlie and I both survived multiple encounters with the more interesting characters that one inevitably bumps in to during such events (though I'm convinced that as I get older I am developing one those faces that says 'talk to me').