Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Getting Started - 40k RPGs

There is nothing worse than being interested in starting a new RPG, but not know where to start. These days, most of us don't have the spare cash to risk buying a book that won't be useful to us.

So, I'm going to try and give you all an idea of the books to avoid, books that you must get, and those you can leave till later for Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader and Deathwatch.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Random Miniatures Post

I find it very easy to get distracted by all the shiny miniatures that are out there. As my wife can attest, I have many boxes of unpainted lead that I've bought in the past on a whim. At the moment I'm trying very hard to only buy and then paint, miniatures I'm going to use. This is why I'm mainly painting Warmachine and Hordes stuff, but I have just bought some Dinosaurs for an upcoming D&D game I'm playing in.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Painting tips

Recently, I’ve found myself enjoying painting a lot more that I have done in a while. The reason, less boring troops to paint! For 40K and Warhammer, much of the units are large and similar, leading me to boredom very quickly. Warmachine and Hordes have much smaller units that are much more interesting to paint. Thus my joy of painting has been rekindled.

So, I’ve been looking around for painting tips and tricks to help me improve my technique. In all honesty, I’m a passable painter, who manages to achieve decent results by accident more than anything. My basic  technique usually revolves around a base colour, throwing on some ink for the depth, then trying to highlight up. While this works fine for some miniatures, as I found when painting my Tau, it doesn’t when I want a more crisp finish.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Warmachine - First Games

Over the bank holiday weekend I had the opportunity to get some Warmachine games in. All of us are novices to the game, despite my knowledge of the setting I've only ever played 1 game under the Mark I rules! So it was back to basics, learning by making mistakes (and boy did we make them!).

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Why I Love, City of Heroes

City of Heroes is a Super Hero MMO that's technically been around longer than World of Warcraft, but has never managed to gain such a massive following.

Later this year, City of Heroes goes Free to Play, and so I'm going to tell you why I love playing it, and why I think you should give it a go.