Archive for August, 2015

When me (and my partner) moved to where we are now we knew no one. After a few months I found the (now relocated) gaming club and joined, and had great fun meeting new people! However when the club was forced to close and find somewhere else to be held, some of use started gaming at each others houses. It was around this time that I became friends with Andy and his partner Jane. Andy had started coming to the club because of his son who was into GW’s Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit ranges, and was tempted by some of the other games that were being played. When the club reopened at a new location a few of us decided it would be to far to travel just for a game or two.

Andy’s son had more or less given up with LOTR and The Hobbit, mainly due to GW’s lack of models for the final film. And so Andy took to gaming with them and a small Space Wolves force for 40K. Overtime I introduced Andy to some of the Kick-starter games that I have picked up in the past few years like Zombicide, Incursion, Alien Vs Predator, and Shadows Of Brimstone.

Now I did not know that both Andy and Jane are big fans of the wild west setting, Andy borrowed the books and went away and read them and was interested in playing the game, Jane also read the rules and was also interested in playing.

And so last night we had an evening of Shadows of Brimstone we started some time around 7pm and finished off about 2am this morning, and we had great fun! We limited ourselves to the just the City Of The Ancients starter set (only down to the fact they were the only models I had painted up)

We each picked a hero Gunslinger (me), Bandidio (Andy), U.S Marshal (Jane), Saloon Girl (my wife) we played through the first mission” For A few Dark Stone More ” twice and then rolled randomly on the chart in the adventure book. Our last game took us into the “other-world” The City Of The Ancients however we did not last long as the dice were against us and we ended up rolling lots of 1’s for movement meaning we lost wounds due to the cold weather!

We did however have a good time and all 4 of use enjoyed it. As I have said before it brings back memory’s of Warhammer Quest, which I spent many a Friday/ Saturday evenings playing. I may be quite for the next few weeks as I am having some work done in our dinning room (which gets used more for my hobby than anything else) and so all of the stuff in their needs to be moved out of the way. So their may be the odd update but nothing major!

I was stuck in hospital, and had been their for just over a month. It was however this event that lead me to start playing Zombicide (so not all was bad).

Now I thought it would be a good time to make a update on the various Kick-starter projects that are still outstanding.

All Quite On The Martian Front: No update since the 16th of June. Their are a few rumours floating around, that another wave will be sent soon (and their may even be a 4th wave!). Don’t get me wrong I like the setting and the models, but Alien Dungeon have more or less killed it with all the negative comments from KS backers. the few people around me that have picked up retail sets have more or less abandoned them for other game systems. considering the ETA was December 2013 and we are now in August 2015, I doubt I will see all of my stuff by 2016.

Shadows Of Brimstone: The last update was for the Gen-Con show which was the show case for some new products for SoB. FFP did however have two new sets that were developed “outside” of the KS project (Hell Vermin and Swamp Slugs Of Jargono), which caused a little bit of a “shit storm” with backers. However within a few hours sets were available on good old eBay at stupid prices. However FFP have chucked them up on their web-store (along with some other sets) at sensible prices. I have taken the plunge and ordered them.

Aliens vs Predator: Just waiting for Fox to approve the packaging for wave 2.

Afterlife: Just waiting for the last few models to be made for my pledge, so hopefully  it should all be wrapped up in a few months.

Conan: Still plodding along with regular updates, hopefully the pledge manger will be released this month!

Blood Rage: All thing are looking good with everything made, and being packed ready to be sent to the various distribution hubs. Something that other company’s should look at!

Deadzone  Infestation : Mantic tried out a new form of update by doing one update that included info on all their KS projects however if you were unlucky enough to have back all 4 then you got it 4 times. The pledge manger closed and then reopened due to some people being to stupid to read the updates that were sent out!

Zombicide Black Plague: Things seem to be moving along smoothly. With plenty of new sculpts being shown in the updates.

Since my last post I have been playing (and painting) more of Shadows Of Brimstone (including a few solo games), Zombicide has also reared its rotting corpse again and we have just started season 3.

Now where are those SoB Night Terrors…………………………………..