The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)

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by Green Gecko » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:34 pm

That's the thing, if they allow small squad play / HQs then you won't need to finish a £50-£100 / thousand hour army just to play the game.
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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Green Gecko wrote:That's the thing, if they allow small squad play / HQs then you won't need to finish a £50-£100 / thousand hour army just to play the game.


Allowing small squad play won't diminish the big battles, though. In fact, allowing bite-sized skirmish warfare could be a great gateway for beginners who could be drawn into building larger armies.
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by Green Gecko » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:50 pm

People can also team up and isn't it more interesting to have more players on the table and I love the idea of really skilled players or strong units being a pain in the ass and changing the sway of battle eg a rogue Red Terror which usually requires a 5000 point Tyranid army. It would cause so much bumpain but that's the point. They would get swallowed by a larger army soon enough or they would be allowed to live as wildcards.
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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:58 pm

I participated briefly in a large multi-person battle in Carlisle's GW, with just one squad of Chaos Space Marines (Black Legion, IIRC), many moons ago. I couldn't play for very long due to other things going on in my life, but I've always been proud that my dozen or so Marines were able to bring down some cocky git's Eldar Vyper in the time I had to play. I was the wild card. So yeah, small scale fights or small squad play with multiple players, I'd be down for that.
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by Trelliz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:04 pm

I think it's telling that games like Necromunda, Gorkamorka and Mordheim haven't survived very long; the mass appeal (and money) of small-scale skirmish stuff isn't there, also there are several other games systems which offer that kind of skirmish gaming that are a lot cheaper.
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Garth » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:13 pm





The Eye of Terror is about to open and unleash a tide of darkness, Daemons and traitors into an already beset Imperium. Against the unified might of the Traitor Legions stand the heroes of the Cadian Gate, who will stop at nothing to drive back the Gathering Storm.

The scene is set for the most epic narrative in the history of the 41st Millennium – a fitting celebration of 30 years of Warhammer 40,000 and a great way to kick off the next 30 years of grim darkness in the far future.

The Gathering Storm begins with the epic events detailed in the Fall of Cadia – available for pre-order on January 7th.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Soon it will be time for the Emprah to actually do something.
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by Green Gecko » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:46 pm

I don't necessarily mean small skirmish, I mean allowing small units at all.
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:47 pm

Oh, as in a Grot, or an Imperial Guardsman?
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Garth » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:55 am

Trazyn the Infinite is getting in on the action on Cadia:
Thief or Savior?

Of all the protagonists who are fighting on Cadia, Trazyn the Infinite is without a doubt the strangest. It is curiosity that drives him to Cadia, but he plays an important role in the first volume of the saga, Gathering Storm. Of course, some people are none too happy to see him, such as Belisarius Cawl. In spite of this, the Archmagos understands that the arrival of Trazyn in these dark hours is no mere coincidence. The Necron knows (or claims to know) the secrets of the pylons of Cadia. He also has another role to play, especially when he opens his tesseract crypts and releases his Imperial prisoners to fight the armies of Abaddon. But in this case, how will he make up for his rare collection?

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The Inquisitor Greyfax, Archmagos Belisarius Cawl and Saint Celestine alliance is named 'The Triumvirate of the Imperium':
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by Tragic Magic » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:14 pm

I got the Army Painter mega paint set for Christmas so I spent all day today laying the layers on Carl, Shane and Carl from The Walking Dead: All Out War. I don't have much experience really but I'm really enjoying painting them. The models feel chunky with areas where you can block in colour really nicely but they still have plenty of detail to them. I think I'm ready to lay down some shades tomorrow but I might touch up one or two of the layers first with an extra coat. I think I'll use a flesh shade for their skin but just go for a dark shade for everything else, rather than coloured shades. Although I haven't yet decided. I like dark shades but now that I have shades of every colour I feel like I should maybe experiment.
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Garth » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:07 pm

The new Lord of Change:
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Get your first look at the incredible new Lord of Change miniature sculpted by the very talented Mark Harrison (though miniature is maybe not quite be the right word) on its way later this Tzaanuary.

This towering Daemon of Tzeentch stands as tall as a Bloodthirster and sits alongside Magnus, Nagash and the Imperial Knight as one of the most iconic and imposing centerpiece miniatures in the whole Citadel range.
Every inch of this model is dripping in detail: esoteric runes, staring eyes, magical books, arcane scrolls and more besides – it’s a painter’s dream, especially when combined with the myriad colour schemes that Tzeentch’s greatest daemonic champions lend themselves to.

The kit can also be used to create Kairos Fateweaver, the notorious and fickle two-headed Daemon of past and future destinies. We’ll have some shots of this build for you very soon.

You can, of course, use this model in games of Warhammer 40,000 or Warhammer Age of Sigmar. For battles in the Mortal Realms, an updated Warscroll for this arcane behemoth will feature in the upcoming Disciples of Tzeentch Battletome.

In Warhammer 40,000, his rules remain unchanged from those in Codex: Chaos Daemons, though the recent War Zone: Fenris books, Curse of the Wulfen and Wrath of Magnus do both contain some new spells, artifacts and Formations he can use, as part of a standard Daemon force or a pure host of Tzeentchian warp-spawn.

The Lord of Change will be available to order later this month.

Change as they say, is coming.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:29 pm

Beautiful.

I visited Dice Saloon in Brighton which is a great independent parlour/shop/cafe with loads of different games and boards and scenery for all to use.

There was this sweet ship based looking game. Affordable resin and soft metal minis with boxes of plastic larger ships.

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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Garth » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:10 pm

A combination of good decisions by the new boss, great new products and the falling pound have really boosted GW:
Profits soar at Games Workshop as fantasy model retailer battles back from slump

Games Workshop has battled back from a tough 2015 to post much-improved figures for the second half of last year, with revenues soaring and pre-tax profit more than doubling.

The Nottingham-based company, which is known for its model figures, saw profit before tax leap to £13.8m in the six months to November 27, compared to £6.3m for the same period in 2015.

Games Workshop also saw revenues jump 28.2pc from £55.3m to £70.9m, with chief executive Kevin Rountree saying the business and the hobby is in “good shape”.

The company’s share price climbed nearly 5pc in early trading on Tuesday morning.

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by <]:^D » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:55 pm

about time

just wish they hadnt ruined Fantasy :'(
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:58 pm

Pour some of that dosh into new videogames or other media endeavors, will you? I could use some games set during whatever maelstrom is about to engulf the 40k universe, or the Horus Heresy.
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Red » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:52 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:That's the thing, if they allow small squad play / HQs then you won't need to finish a £50-£100 / thousand hour army just to play the game.


Allowing small squad play won't diminish the big battles, though. In fact, allowing bite-sized skirmish warfare could be a great gateway for beginners who could be drawn into building larger armies.


This is why things like Kill Team exist.
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Red » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:53 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Pour some of that dosh into new videogames or other media endeavors, will you? I could use some games set during whatever maelstrom is about to engulf the 40k universe, or the Horus Heresy.


Videogames are entirely a licensing endeavour. Get some decent companies to pay for the IP and you can have whatever you want.
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PostRe: The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)
by Tragic Magic » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:11 pm

Not great but here's my attempt at Rick, Carl and zombie Shane from The Walking Dead: All Out War.

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Any tips for painting eyes? I can't do them very well and they look pretty derpy.
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by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:27 am

Try painting them black first and try to just highlight the white of the eye with the brush at a sideways angle. You can use a very light grey for that - eyes aren't actually white. Then use a treble gauge hairpoint brush to make the pupil with some black.

We have a tendency to paint eyes much bigger than they are. Make sure they're not too close to the bridge of the nose and that the pupils are symmetrical, it's hard but you can pretend they're looking at something.
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