Wargaming Tradecraft: June 2012

REMINDER! 5 days left for Sedition Wars Kickstarter

Go here and pledge now! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/sedition-wars-battle-for-alabaster

The amount of bang for your buck is incredible here thanks to all the milestones they've reached, not to mention all the tasty add-ons for those of you who've ever wanted to paint up some of your favorite movie heroes and heroines!

Seriously, scroll through all the rewards that have been unlocked and all the extras you can include. Not only does the game look fun, but the models are FANTASTIC. I know I've got a lot to paint already, but I'm looking forward to adding these to my queue.

(Yeah, I'm hoping to hit the milestone and get River and Jayne Phoenix and Delta included for free ;)

Weekly Update

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Incase you've been wondering what I've been working on, you can now see the product of my recent time and efforts. There will be a bigger announcement later, but for now, please try out my new Network page and report any bugs you find. This new system is much more powerful and has more plans for the future.

Also, I've been catching up on my reading, so enjoy the following:

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The quest for a Failcast Necron Overlord continues http://www.akaranseth.com/blog/quest-for-an-overlord-season-ii.htm

Weekly Update

Last Week at Wargaming Tradecraft

Not much of an update yet... but there is progress. Yesterday the Hordebloods were victorious as I finally got back to my FLGS for some WarmaHordes action... which helps to renew the bug to get painting again. As such, I cleaned my hobby area last night and it's about ready for some painting action again... so stay tuned.

Also, I've got something new in the works... give it a week or so tops... should prove to be a great step for the community.

Last Week in the Community

If you haven't seen it yet, The Black Crusade is this years charity project using the same formula as the guys who've raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity over the last few years by auctioning off armies. Santa Cruz et al are taking a well earned break, but no worries because this is your way to help out today.

This year proves again to be a great project, so head on over!


Also, if you haven't seen it yet, Mike McVey has a Kickstarter going on for his Sedition Wars boardgame. The game itself looks pretty easy to learn, and has FANTASTIC miniatures that he's sculpted to go along with it. Definitely worth checking out.

Custom Hordes Templates [part 1]

 One of the things that I wanted to get for my Hordebloods army were custom templates. I did a bunch of planning on how I wanted everything to look, and then started hunting for companies that would be able to handle the job. There are a number of people out there that promise some nice looking services with different coloured plastics, multiple colours and even felt backing.

Not to name any names, but after talking with a number of businesses, nothing was going anywhere. Communication was poor and mostly people just stopped responding while we were trying to figure out the details... Maybe I was asking for too much? I wasn't just looking for templates, but also Fury counters and tokens to represent the many buffs available in a Troll army. AKA, I was looking at spending a decent amount of $$$. But if you can't handle my request, don't ignore my followup emails - just tell me that what I'm asking is too complicated for your business.

Now instead, I decided to make my own templates.