Shadows of Brimstone is a new dungeon-crawler tabletop game
by Flying Frog Production (the guys behind the excellent Last Night on Earth). It
is a miniature and card based cooperative horror game that is set in the Wild
West - with players creating characters based on classic western stereotypes. A
new dark element has been found in the nearby mines which has opened portals to
other worlds and is mutating the local wildlife.
The aim of the game is to explore the randomly generated
mines and fight whatever lurks within. Players can then link games together
into campaigns; visiting the local town to trade and level up before the next
Apparently Flying Frog had so much content for this game
that they have released two core sets as well as a ton of extras including
extra characters, enemies, expansion packs and cards.
The game is already funded and has raised almost $500K from
nearly 1.8K backers after only a few days. I have backed at the $150 level
which gets me both core games and all the stretch goals they unlock – which is
currently standing at two dozen extra character and enemy minis, additional
cards and terrain and expansion packs…and that’s after just a few days’ worth
of goals! At this rate I am going to be getting a lot of stuff!
What I will say is take a look at their game and pledge
levels – I think the $150 pledge is great value for what you are getting…but I
would steer well clear of the comments, which have been taken over by a dozen
or so ‘backers’ who have been moaning (literally) every minute since launch and
under the pretense of the greater good (come on people – take a look at what’s
on offer, decide for yourself if it is something you want to back and vote with
your wallet…). Those few people have now created a really air of negativity and
I hope any prospective backers are able to look past it and support what I hope
is going to be a great game.
Well, I am away again at sea - so in the meantime here is a few pics of the latest offering completed before I departed. A Relictors Space Marine Stalker Anti-Air Tank. I love the model and the rules, much needed AA for the Codex Marines! I chose the Stalker over the Hunter as I love the idea of a 'WW2 Flak Tank' in the 41st Millennium, so here it is in it's glory.
Mean looking rhino don't you think - love the multi-barrelled Stalker Autocannons, and either TL or fire at two separate flyers with a BS2 penalty makes it versatile. Against a Stormraven, I'd recommend the other Hunter as it is S7 Armourbane and if misses, next turn it has another chance to seek-and-destroy. So, I'll get one of those next!
Finally, for those wondering, it is magnetised so the guns rotate. And if you wanted - from one kit, youcan easily magnetize the Hunter or Stalker parts for either on a single chassis - the only part that is required for both weapon ounts is the small aerial assembly - otherwise you can have both weapons from one boxset. I sold my Hunter bits on ebay for a tidy amount that will go towards the next Hunter/Stalker model!
Thanks for reading and I'll be back in due course with some more Relictor and Necron goodies. Take care.
So I will once again be carrying the Weemen flag into the
breach that is Blog Wars. The Tournament Organiser, Alex, has now approved
lists so I thought I would post mine up and let people know what they are in
Abaddon (my only feasible choice really...)
10x CSMs (Power Fist, Plasma Gun, Lascannon)
Rhino (Havoc Launcher)
10x CSMs (CCWs & BPs, Power Axe, Plasma Gun, Autocannon)
So really it is the same list as I took to BW5, except I
have dropped the Forgefiend and Comms Relay for a Vindicator, additional Rhino
and Quad Autocannon. This wasn’t because of my unexpect4d success at BW5 (2nd
overall…still very random…) but because I haven’t had chance to add much to my
army in the past 6 months; I am looking at introducing more Heresy units and IA
are not allowed in Blog Wars.
I love the Forgefiend model (mine is one of my proudest
paint jobs…), but the potential of the 3x S8 AP2 blasts are just never realised…either
because it is blasted apart T1/T2 or it misses…a waste of 200pts. I’m hoping
that the Vindicator will be slightly more durable…we’ll see.
The Comms Relay always seems useful, but to be honest, I
very rarely needed it; Reserves are much easier to bring in now and if
anything, I only ever used it to delay them a turn. On the other hand, a Quad
Autocannon adds even more firepower to an already *relatively* shooty list and
gives me another Skyfire/Interceptor option if I need it.
Having a look at the list breakdown that Alex has posted
over on From the Fang, I think it is going to be a very interesting tournament…a
lot of Nids (who amusingly I have never actually played against) and a distinct
lack of Tau’dar or other nasty allies combos that I was dreading….we’ll have to
see how it goes on the day…
Hi guys – I just thought I would throw up some pics of a
mini terrain project I have been working on.
A few months back I entered a Kill Team tournament at my
local club and they awarded additional tournament points for bringing along
some terrain to play with (the club has their own terrain, but not really
enough for the amount required for a Kill Team tournament). Points were also
awarded for bringing cake/goodies…both very good ideas IMO…
I’ve had an idea for an IW themed game board for a while
now; trenches and temporary bunkers running across half of the board and the
edges of a fortification that is being battered. I could make it but I have two
problems right now; a) I have no room in my house to store it without it being
damaged and b) I don’t actually play at my house… I thought I would use this opportunity
to test out making some trenches and battlefield debris.
It was all made very basically; some wooden boards for bases
and polystyrene shaped with a jr. hacksaw blade (I don’t have a polystyrene
cutter and its better than using Stanley/scalpel blades). It was then sealed
with PVA, rocks/walls coated in all-purpose-filler and sand added. I used balsa
to make the planks in the trenches, old sprue for spikes and random spares I
had lying around.
They were finally painted up to match my IW bases. Overall I am pretty happy with how they turned out and now I
just wish I had the room to make a full sized board.
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