Tiger Jacks

As Flames of War is the other popular game in Worlds at War, I get to hear mention of Tiger tanks all the time.  Well not to be outdone, I decided to put a WM/H spin on the Tiger tank; by painting my Khador (Tanks) jacks in tiger stripes.

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Ok so Tiger tanks weren’t actually painted with tiger stripes; but you have to admit it looks different. Hopefully I can have them finished in time for Carronade, where I have been asked to demo WM/H as a member of Livingston Battleground. They are bound to make people stop, even if it is just to admire the paint job.

Skirmish 2011

Staying on the theme of Skirmish today, a little update on the Skirmish 2011 event next weekend (22nd).  Speaking to John Fyfe, the president of Battleground Livingston; who are organising the event.  They have confirmed there will not be a Warhammer 40K tournament, due to lack of interest; which is disappointing given the GW community and shop in West Lothian.  However there will still be Flames of War and Warmachine/Hordes tournaments being organised for the day.  Remember this is being sponsored by Worlds at War, who are providing prize support for both tournaments.

I can also add that there will not only be demo’s of Malifaux, but also Urban War; which is a game I forgot to add to my skirmish game list earlier.  Along with traders and lots of gamers, the whole event is looking to be a great day. If you would like to take part in the tournaments, or check out the updated Skirmish 2011 site.  Those wishing to take one of the few remaining places in the 18 player WM/H tournament, drop me an email at thehairycaber@virginmedia.com.

Warmachine/Hordes at Skirmish 2011

I am in the process of setting up this tournament, which is looking to be the biggest event I have run this year.  16 player tournament, it will be part of a Skirmish 2011.

Skirmish is the yearly charity event, organised by the members of Livingston Battleground. The main event is the public participation game, created by members of Battleground; which this year will be a naval based game.

Also this year for the first time, there will be 3 different tournaments taking place for – 

Flames of War
Warhammer 40,000

Various Gaming Clubs, have kindly donated their time to offer public displays or participation. There will also be demonstration games of Malifaux, as well as gaming tables available. The Painting Competition will be running through the day, displaying the talents of local gamers; with the winner gaining the coveted Brazen Ork trophy

Additionally there will be many traders on hand, as well as catering facilities available throughout the day. It’s a great family day out, which is fun and enjoyable for all ages.

As the organisers of Skirmish require the entry fee in advance, I am trying to set up some form of Paypal payment system, so bare with us. In the meantime, should you want to enter; contact president@battleground.org.uk for an application form.

Ennies 2011

Way back in the mists of time, there was a podcast called Shotgun or Grapple. They had just started out, when along came GenCon and the Ennies. GenCon is still the greatest gaming event of the year, in which the gamers themselves get to vote for their favourites at the Ennies Awards.  At the time, it was noticed there was little in the way of wargames; the awards being dominated by RPG’s.  Having just started out in Warmachine, I was surprised; considering the timing of MkII it should have been nominated. It wasn’t, neither was Privateer Press as a whole.

As part of the podcast, we got to learn a lot about the Ennies; how they worked plus some plans for the future.  One of those plans, was to create new categories and redefine others.  So it was with great joy that I saw Privateer Press nominated in several categories – Best Miniatures Product (Khador Gun Carriage), as well as the chance to vote for them as your favourite publisher.

There was no question about the publisher, Privateer Press have continued to build on MkI; with MkII and now Wrath.  The one I had problems with, was the Miniatures Product.  I found this really tough, as up against the Gun Carriage; was the Battletech 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set.  I played Battletech for over 10 years, only losing interest in it; when Wizards got their grubby corporate hands on it.  With the re-launch from Catalyst Game Labs, Battletech is looking to have revived that old feel I enjoyed so much.  I have to admit that I cracked, Battletech got my 1st vote; with Khador BE getting my 2nd.  I beg forgiveness, as I AM a Cryx player; so its not in my nature to vote for some limp wristed namby-pamby faction (just kidding lol).  There is another reason I voted as I did, that is because the category is Miniatures PRODUCT.  While the Gun Carriage is a miniature, I don’t feel it is a complete product.  You still need other things to use it, where as the Box Set is a complete system; with miniatures included.

Whatever you think, go vote; show your support to all the hard working people.  Irrespective of what games you play, all the publishers deserve recognition for their time and effort.  So go vote here



Lost Hemisphere Photo Dump

Here is set 3 and 4, of the photos from Lock and Load, from the great guys at Lost Hemisphere. Including some better pictures, of the new Skorn Battle Engine (set 3) and concept art for a new Skorn model.

Set 3 – http://losthemisphere.com/blog/?p=14083

Set 4 – http://losthemisphere.com/blog/?p=14092