A few weeks ago, Andy Hobday--creator of some of the most beloved skirmish wargames around (Test of Honour, Gangs of Rome)--along with his company, War Banner, announced a new game he is working on which focuses on the Classical (Pre-Hellenistic) Aegean States : Mortal Gods: Test of Courage! Dude... check out the marketing! To say … Continue reading Forthcoming Game: Mortal Gods – ‘Test of Courage’
A few years ago when I was just getting back into miniatures, models, and wargaming, I stumbled upon Hero Forge. At the time, they had a handful of options for customization, and the prices were a bit much, but I picked up a couple anyway. I was impressed by their Miniature Designer which felt a … Continue reading Review: Hero Forge Custom Miniatures
Back in August when the Locust / Heuschrecke Medium Panzermech reared it's chunky head over at the Warlord website as a 'pre-order', I had already known what I planned to do with it once I received it. There is absolutely lovely piece of art in Defiance where the Locust looks almost as if it is … Continue reading Unboxing: The Locust Medium Walker (Konflikt 47)
Scenario 1.5: A Chance Encounter NOTE: This scenario is an optional one that takes place between the 1st scenario and 2nd scenario of this Defiance campaign. However if you choose to run this scenario, there will be bonuses or benefits for each side in upcoming scenarios depending upon the outcome. To skip this narrative story … Continue reading Defiance Campaign Scenario #1.5: A Chance Encounter
A month ago, I picked up a box of Ronin for the game Test of Honour. I was intrigued by some of the painted miniatures on various blogging sites and social media groups; it is the standard plastic samurai sprue from the main box with metal heads and one full metal special character. According to … Continue reading Review & Showcase: Test of Honour – Ronin
Over the last few months painting up Samurai and Ronin and Ashigaru for Test of Honour, I get asked two questions the most often (often amidst the horror-filled looks and gasps over my paint job--amateurish that it is). "What model is that?" "How does 'X' manufacturer measure up to 'Y' manufacturer?" Well, you're all in … Continue reading How Well Do the Samurai Miniatures Scale With Each Other?