keskiviikko 12. joulukuuta 2018

Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant!

First go with Sons of Mars

Rome and gladiators have been my interest since reading Asterix comics as a kid and my first historical army was Early Imperial Rome. We've been playing different Gladiator games as beer and pretzels games many times and now this fire has been kindled again with Sons of Mars

Read on...

sunnuntai 9. joulukuuta 2018

Middle Earth SBG Tournament at Nopat & Taktiikka -club - FIRST BATTLE REPORTED

Great tables & Great games

Several new or returning players joined the ranks of us veterans and once again Adrian took up the mantle of a TO. Soon players were flocking in and we had a tournament with 12 players all set at the club!

Read on to find out how my games went down! You can see how I had prepared for the tournament on the prequel post.

sunnuntai 2. joulukuuta 2018

My Road to Middle-Earth SBG Tournament

 New edition of this classic game spurs activity in the Finnish gaming community. 

This is part 1. of two blog posts - covering my preparations. You can read the battle reports in the second post.

Read on to find out how I prepared and what went down in the tournament!

sunnuntai 11. marraskuuta 2018

First go with Byzantines - review

Testing a new Battleboard from Saga Age of Crusades:

Byzantines vs. Saracens

I've been slowly painting some FireForge Games plastic Byzantines (see review here ) as an allied force for my Rus / Medieval Russian army, that I've been playing our Kingdoms in the East -campaign. As the November Saga Game Night at our Nopat & Taktiikka Club was closing in (I was organizing it), I decided to take a sprint in painting my Byzants and challenged Saracens to a fight.

420 miniatures painted / finished this year

Campaigning really boosts productivity

I've played several campaigns this year and this focusing on  one army has gotten me to finish a lot of Rus / Medieval Russian and some of their allies this year. And there are many that have been started and will probably end up being finished before the year end. I've decided, that during December, I won't start any new miniatures, but will focus on finalising the ones started earlier. I'm still aiming to get 600 minis finished this year!

In this blogpost you'll pictures of minis painted after summer - more than a hundred of them.

P.S. I don't know why, but my Mac (with Chrome) messes up the order of the pictures...

Kingdoms in the East: Round 5.

Practicing War

As the fifth round of our campaign started I was holding the third position among our eight players. Jaakko B. (Anglo Danes) and Sami (Teutonic State) were leading me just a bit. I managed to "help" in creating a situation, where Jaakko and  Sami are now playing against one another. My game was against my (secret) ally and neigbour Mikko and his Goth horde. Since were allies and all, we agreed that the battle would a mere joint practice with wooden weapons. Read on to learn how it all went down and what were the results of this round all together.

Unit of Byzantine allies I finished for the game (and some Medieval Russians too)

tiistai 16. lokakuuta 2018

Unboxing FireForge Games' Byzantine Auxiliaries (few pics added 11/2018)

Unboxing and some Kitbashing

I had pre-ordered these already in August and finally today the wait was over!
Read on to find out how I like them and to see some kitbashing too (of course)