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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What's New With WuhSawBe?

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One of my latest SW figures...

A lot has been going on these last few weeks, so I'll try and make this a quick as I can...

I've been painting up a storm of Star Wars Imperial Assault stuff as of late, finishing up the main core box of miniatures, AND all the expansion stuff as well.  Out of miniatures to paint... again, so it looks like a trip to the game store may be in order!
At least the board looked cool...

I've been playing a bunch of games, all at home, against my daughter.  I'll go more into detail on that later in a separate post, but suffice to say I think I've given up trying to find games outside my home.  (I.e. Only playing vs my daughter, or solo). We've played Imperial Assault, Tanks, and I even tried Frostgrave!  Funny thing is, after all this time of having Frostgrave, we didn't even make through a full round before her and I both were like "yeah, this isn't doing it for me..." and packed it all back up.  She helped me make a little mat/board for it, which turned out pretty good though.  We later added to it, making it a full 4x4 board.  (I'm sure we'll find a use for it somewhere)

Rougarou > shotgun.  5 damage in a single shot!
On the card game front, I don't think I'm going to be sticking to playing Star Wars Destiny, as not only is finding product extremely difficult, but I don't think I can justify spending $300 or so per set just to get a decent collection of cards to play with when I'm only getting to play one night per week.  So, I turned my attention to the Arkham Horror LCG, as you can play it solo, but even it has production troubles!  I did however, pick up all the stuff I could my hands on, and have played trough the core campaign and the two standalone scenarios.

Video game wise, I've been playing Batman: Arkham Knight, in the hopes of finishing it before my copy of Halo Wars 2 arrives!

Book wise, I finally finished reading the Catechism, and from there I've recently started reading Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig.

My Wife's car...
TV wise, my wife and I have started back up watching our super hero shows like Gotham, Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl... when she's not working on school stuff.  We also watched the latest season of American Horror Story, which was extremely "meh".  I also finally managed to watch from start to finish all of Rebels season 1 and 2, and now I'm really liking it!  (Especially season 2). Can't wait for season 3 to come out on DVD...

Oh, and she also bought a new Rogue One Edition Nissan Rogue, and from a Star Wars Fanboy perspective, it is insanely cool!  (I must admit, I'm a bit jealous)

And there you have it, there has actually been a lot going on in the geek department already this year!

- WuhSawBe -

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Imperial Assault: Painted Core Box Models!

Fully painted and ready for a fight!

Recently, I've been playing a bit of Imperial Assault (Skirmish mode) with my daughter, and I also just finished up all the models from the Core Box set!  Personally, the game itself (skirmish mode at least) is a lot of fun, the board is small so it doesn't require a ton of space, the gameplay is easy enough for my 6 yr old to pick up without sacrificing tactical gameplay.  I was also impressed by the speed of play, despite having lots of models on the board, and not to mention all the various configurations and combos you can come up.  There is even a small deck-building aspect that comes into play with the command cards and building your command deck.  Oh, and there are multiple versions of some of the models within the core box, the ones with grey bases are basic versions, while the ones with red rings on their bases are more elite versions or of elite characters.  (you'll see both versions below)  I also wanted a very basic, untextured base that would be uniform throughout all the models, so I went with a simple, dry-brushed grey color that wouldn't distract too much form the actual models themselves.

Model wise, they weren't too bad.  All one piece plastics, except the AT-ST, but even he was all push-togteher pieces.  The level of detail isn't on the same scale of the typical miniatures game, but that is ok too, as they really are simply boardgame pieces.  Cleanup of the mold lines and such isn't the easiest on these, and you'll be able to tell from the pictures.  They are made of a soft plastic, similar to the cheaper plastics from Mantic or the Battletech box set, in that you can take a hobby knife to them, but a hobby file just seems to shred them up and can cause a further loss of detail.  Just keep in mind that they are boardgame pieces and work them to a tabletop standard and I think you'll be happy with them once they hit the table.  **EDIT: The expansions I picked up seem to be a better in terms of both mold-lines and the material feels a bit more firm...

Enough talk!  My daughter has taken a liking to the Imperials, which means I tend to end up playing the Rebels or the Scum/Bounty Hunters.  So, I'll start with the Rebels from the core set....

Thursday, January 19, 2017

1st painted minis of 2017, TANKS/FoW!

I recently picked up the TANKS Sherman vs Panther starter kit, and while my daughter claimed the Panther, she graciously let me have the 2 Shermans for myself to paint!  I'm labeling this as both TANKS and Flames of war, as the nice thing about the game produced by GaleForce 9 and Battlefront, is that the tanks can feasibly be used in either system.  (which is good, because I have a TON of Panzer IV's painted for FoW that I have yet to use!)  Anyways, here's how they turned out:

Monday, January 16, 2017

What's New With WuhSawBe?

Father vs Daughter game of TANKS!  Chaotic good fun!

Finally, I have a little bit of something to talk about!

I've been in a major gaming drought for the last several months.  I haven't had any miniatures to paint, haven't bought anything tabletop-gamer related, and I haven't played anything either.  It has been extremely demoralizing, hobby wise!

Well, I finally decided to make the 30 minute drive to the game store.  I live less than 2 miles from a game store, but it is pretty bad, only carrying MtG and GW products, and even then, they are often out of stock of the latest hotness, and it seems to be a bit overpriced.... so I drive 30 minutes to the much better game store!  (Where they almost literally have anything a gamer wants).

Friday, December 16, 2016

Halo Lootcrate #3 - Unboxing/Review (Did They Improve?)

Hello once again, Halo fans and/or fellow Craters... crate fans... looters.... whatever, you get the idea.  Anyways, the 3rd Halo Lootcrate just arrived on my doorstep hours ago, so I figured I would take this moment to go through it with you...  but there is a prefix for this one.

The preface is this: I actually cancelled my subscription a week or two ago!  I go so mad at Halo as whole, was very, VERY SALTY, over my inherent LACK OF SKILL at the game.  For a few days, I wanted NOTHING to do with halo, couldn't even stand looking at at anything Halo-related, which brought up some negative feelings/thoughts about the previous crates as well.  But, eventually I ended up cooling down after a few days, and decided to UN-cancel the cancellation.  So, what does this mean?  Well, there was a cancellation survey, and I let them know of a few of their shortcomings in my eyes, which really has altered how I'll be looking at these.  I'll no longer be a "poster boy of positivity", so this will be more of a genuine critique.  That said, lets get started...

... and yes, the fact that I still suck at Halo can still be rage-inducing at times!