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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NvN now on Twitter...

@NerdsVsNinjas

I may be a bit behind the times, but you can now follow NerdsVsNinjas on twitter as well...

My plan is to have my Twitter feed show a lot more of my daily thoughts, and musings, as well as plenty of WIP shots from my painting desk.


I also want to say THANK YOU to all those that routinely visit my blog, and take the time to comment and/or share my page.  I really do enjoy interacting with everyone, and it is nice to know that there is someone else on the other side of the computer screen.  As always, if you do take the time to leave a comment, rest assured that I've read it, and will likewise take the time to respond, even if it is just a simple "Thanks for stopping by!".  Again, thanks to all visitors out there!

-WuhSawBe-

Monday, September 28, 2015

This Geek's Week...


My Teutonic Knights set to face off against the Anglo-Danish for the 1st time...


Modeling/Hobby:

- Worked a bit more on my Frostgrave treasure tokens...

- Worked on cleaning up some of the gaps on my KDM stuff.


Tabletop Games:
My Knights charge deep into the enemy lines...
- Played a game of Saga, Teutonic Knights vs Anglo-Danish.  It was a tough, cinematic battle, and in the end, God sided with the Teutonic Knights.  Honestly, I had above average rolls all game long... Which is very unusual for me.

- Picked up the Varjazi & Basileus book for Saga.  I'm really leaning towards one of the Rus forces, simply to have a historical opponent for my Knights to face off against.



Card/Board Games:
- Played a game of the Pokémon TCG with my daughter...
 
- Played another game of Kingdom Death Monster...


Video Games:
- Played a round of Pokemon Shuffle.

- Played a round of War Thunder, US Tanks.
 
 
Until Next time,
-WuhSawBe-

Thursday, September 24, 2015

This Geek's Week...


The White Lion from KDM is a BEAST! (pun intended)


Modeling/Hobby:
- Finished the 2 platoons of my FoW Panzergrenadiers, I've also worked a bit on my Italian Blackshirts and the Semovente 90/53's too.

- Made 6 "treasure markers" for Frostgrave...

- Worked a bit on some of the KDM models...


Tabletops Games:
- Ordered the Frostgrave Rulebook, now the tough question is what models to use...

- Played a heavily proxied game of Frostgrave, Necromancer vs Enchanters (Druids), and it did not end well for the Necromancers!  We played the "Living Museum" scenario, and it was a lot of fun!  I'm pretty impressed overall, and goes to show that you do not need an overly complicated rule set to create a fun game!

- My copy of kingdom Death Monster arrived, and it took me awhile, but I finally got it all unboxed and sorted.  I played through the prologue scenario to get a feel for some of the rules...


Video Games:
- Still periodically playing Pokemon Shuffle.  I'm really excited for Pokemon GO too!

- Played a round of War Thunder US Tanks...


Books/Comics:
- I finished up the Battletech novel: I Am Jade Falcon.  Next, I'm reading the Frostgrave short stories, to get a better sense of the setting...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Kingdom Death: Monster - Unboxing and Component Review...


 ** I apologize in advance for the strange intro.  Something strange is going on with Blogger, creating black text on a black background.  I'm really hoping this is an isolated incident.  After the intro, the text reverts to normal.

 After a couple of years of waiting, my copy of Kingdom Death Monster finally arrived!  Don't take my mentioning the wait as a complaint, far from it!  I've been patiently waiting, hoping for the best, and I must say... I'm pretty pleased!  I've decided to do a quick unboxing of what I received, and a general overview of the components.  Please note, this is strictly a look and review of the components, I have not read the rules at all as of writing this, so I cannot comment on general gameplay.  If people request that I do I bit of a gameplay review, I certainly will do so after I get in a few games.  Let's get started...

Monday, September 14, 2015

Night Stalkers vs Lyran GPM - A Battletech AAR




A Father vs Daughter Death-Match, using the Battletech: Alpha Strike rules...



Setting the scene:
The Night Stalkers of the Draconis Combine crashed in the middle of city on a Lyran controlled planet.  The local Militia Garrison was the first to investigate, and were shocked to see Dracs in their midst! The Night Stalker pilots, who were already prepped for a surprise attack prior to the crash landing, have landed well past their intended factory target, but waste no time exciting the remains of their fallen craft...








Sunday, September 13, 2015

Recently completed projects...



 A little bit of Flames of War, a little bit of Battletech...

This Geek's Week...

Been in a bit of a 40k mood... I'm sure it will pass.


Modeling/Hobby:
- Finished up my Battle Lance for Battletech.

- Finished up the Pak 40's and the 1ic and 2ic for my FoW grenadiers.  I've since started working on the first of the grenadier platoons.  I've also pulled out my Italian rifle platoons and Semovente 90/53's and will sporadically work on them as well.


Tabletop Games:
- Played a game of "Kidhammer" with my daughter.

- Played a game of Battletech: Alpha Strike with my daughter.


Card/Board Games:
- Played 2 games of the Predator Deck builder.  I easily blew through the first Predator movie, barely a scratch, and never even saw the boss.  Predator 2 was much rougher, and I only barely made it out of that one alive!


Video Games:
- Played through the Krosmaster Arena Online tutorial.

- Downloaded Pokemon shuffle on my phone, and have been playing that a bit.

- Played a few rounds of TF2.

Until next time,
-WuhSawBe-

L5R returns in 2017 as an LCG!





I'm beyond excited, L5R has been sold to FFG, and will be turned into an LCG starting in 2017!  I've been in love with L5R since the Scorpion Clan was introduced in the Shadowlands expansion, waaaay back in the day!  I've played L5R off and on, for YEARS.  It wasn't that long ago that I had a weekly L5R group going, only to have it suddenly implode.  I've missed the game dearly since then.  So much so, I debating buying product even though I had no hope of ever playing.  Finally, with an LCG format, I'd be happy to collect the game once more, just for love of the game, even of I have no hope playing.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

This Geek's Week(s)....





Modeling/Hobby:
- Finished up my two Teutonic Knight Bannermen.  I'm now all finished painting all of my initial Saga purchase...

- Picked up a couple of pigments, and I'm experimenting with exactly how to utilize them.

- Worked some on my Battle Lance for Battletech.  The Zeus is almost complete, barring the necessary decals...




Tabletop Games:
- Played a game of Saga, Teutonic Knights vs Mongols.  I'm getting closer to beating them, as this one ended in a draw...

- Played a game of Sails of Glory, and for the second game in a row, my own ships have crashed into each other and the frigate has sunk! Good to know that I still cannot predict movements...

- Played another game of Saga (my 10th game to date) vs Joksvikings this time.  I had him on the defensive, and things were looking my way, then I got a bit screwed by rules during a big melee, leaving my warlord and a unit Hearthguard "cheeks to the wind".  Things quickly went downhill from there.  When it ended though, it was closer than I thought it would be, but it was still a loss...



Card/Board Games:
- Picked up the Legendary Encounters: Predator deck builder.



Video Games:
- Played a bit of War Thunder, this time mostly Italian air, with some pretty good results.

- Downloaded Wakfu, though I doubt  I play it too often.



TV/Movies:
- Finished the first 2 seasons of Tokyo Ghoul on Hulu, and...  It.  Was.  Awesome!