Archive for the ‘Judge Dredd’ Category

This year has had its ups and downs. I started the year pushing All Quite On The Martian Front at my local game store, which lead to them picking up some of the range. This lead to a small group of players gaming every few weeks in the local store.

February/March: brought not one but TWO kickstarter pledges in the form of Tablescapes Tiles and Zombicide Season 3 (which was the most viewed post of the year!)

April/May: Saw me working on my Imperial Knights and Skitarii as well as some Cites Of Death terrain for 40K

June: Saw the arrival of another kickstarter pledge in the form of  Incursion from Grind House Games. Also released was the Terminator Genisys game from River Horse.

July: Saw the arrival of AvP: The Hunt Begins board game from Prodos Games.

August: Saw a group of us start to play Shadows of Brimstone, as well as the redecorating of my gaming/dinning room.

September: Saw me give Judge Dredd ago (again).

October/November: Saw me playing Terminator: Genisys and Shadows Of Brimstone.

December: has been rather quite on the gaming front.

Kickstarter wise I have backed the year

Conan: From Monolith Games.

Blood Rage and Zombicide Black Plague: From CMON.

Deadzone: Infestation and Warpath : From Mantic Games.

Drop Fleet Commander: From Hawk Wargames.

Of these only Blood Rage has shipped completely, while the base set of Zombicide has also been shipped (with the rest due sometime in February).

From last years list their are still 3 outstanding.

AvP: From Prodos Games, hopefully 95% will be finished by the end of February

Shadows Of Brimstone: From Flying Frog Games, will hopefully be finished by the end of the year. I have taken up the 1.5 wave shipping.

All Quite On The Martian Front: From Alien Dungeon, looks to be dead in the water with the company going bust!

Movie wise I have only seen one film this year and that was Terminator: Genisys, which while not as good as T1 and T2 did serve as a good “reboot”. It was however strange not going to see a film over the Xmas period but their was not much that I wanted to see (I can wait for Star Wars to be released on Blu-Ray).

All in all its been a year of ups and downs, I have played some good games Terminator: Genisys, Shadows Of Brimstone, and to a certain extent AvP (it has its problems) as well as losing interest in some!

 

 

 

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It is safe to say that over the 15 years that I have had the old MDF Games Workshop paint station, it has been well used. In fact most of my models have spent sometime on it (some longer than others!) But with my total lack of motivation over the past weeks a number of projects have grown rather dusty.

So this morning I decided to have a tidy up, and clear it for the next batch of models.

So first up we have the some Terminators from the Terminator game. I covered the paints I used back in this post

https://grailslair.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/ive-been-waiting-for-you/

Next up we have some of the Judge Dredd models.

First up are 3 (of the 4) judges of the apocalypse Judges Death,Fire, and Mortis. Of all the models Judge Fire was the one I was not look forward to painting, It has however turned out quite well.

Next we have 4 street Judges 2 male and 2 female.

Next we have 3 specialist Judges (Lazooka, Lawrod, and Stub Gun).

Then we have Judge Anderson and Judge Dredd.

Finally we have Chief Judge Hershey, Judge DeMarco, Judge Giant, and Judge Dekker.

I went for a blue uniform colour rather than the traditional black colour for the judges.

Every so often I clean off my paint station of projects, giving me a clean slate. However It has been quite a while since I did it last, and it is well over due.

In fact it is a total mess, their are pots of paint from GW, the Army Painter, Vallejo, Foundry, and MiG. Their are also a number of Judge Dredd, Terminator: Genisys, AQOTMF tanks, and Cowboy miniatures at various stages of painting. A pile of plastic Space Wolves bits for a conversion, and some spare bases. As well as some pots with my basing materials in.

Some of the models are 90% done others are just undecorated. So rather than just move them off, to be left I will finish the off.,

I am currently working through 16 Judge Dredd Judges, as well as the 4 Dark Judges and 12 Street gang models

Its time for an update on the various Kick starter projects that I have backed.

All Quite On The Martian Front: So after last weeks up date, the guys behind AQOTMF posted another update. What It boils down to is the gift certificate (for the Overseer and Goliath models) will have free shipping and will also be sent to Renedra in the UK. Meaning their will be no import tax.

Shadows Of Brimstone: Wave 1.5 shipping went live on the Flying Frog website, the tail end of last week. At a cost of $125.00 (about £83.00) for anyone outside of the USA. Now a lot of backers are moaning about the cost of shipping, saying that they can get it cheaper. I have taken the plunge and paid for it, now I just have to wait till December!

Aliens vs Predator: Picture of the add-on packaging have been posted over on Facebook (yes Fox have said that backers HAVE to have retail packaging).

Afterlife: Wave 2 turned up, and I have checked everything out and its fine. Hopefully I can get some pictures up this week.

Conan: Picture have been posted of the pre-production plastics and they look fantastic

Blood Rage: Arrived the other day.

Deadzone  Infestation: Nothing new here at the moment, Mantic have started another KS project for Warpath (their mass battles game). I have backed Warpath but I may well change my pledge down to $1 and just pick and choose the bits that I want. As between the two Deadzone games I have enough models its only going to be the new plastics that I am after.

Zombicide Black Plague: Pledge manger is out just need to figure out what I want.

I have been working on some Judge Dredd models and am currently cracking my way through 15 judges, I have ordered some resin “urban” bases from eBay that I am waiting to turn up to finish them off.

I have also started up another blog called Tales From The Underhive.

https://talesfromtheunderhive.wordpress.com/

Which I will use on a semi regular basis to chronicle my work on the Necromunda game. Hopefully I will be able to use it to track my progress!

Many many moons ago I started to read the 2000AD comic, and it would begin to shape my future in wargaming.

When I first started wargaming I only knew of Games Workshop and of their ranges (I also knew about dungeons and dragons but only as an RPG) but then over the years I have found many many other interesting ranges from different company’s. But in the beginning it was just little ole GW and their 40k range that drew me in.

It would be a few years later that Necromunda would be released on the unsuspecting public, and it would be the game that got my attention for the longest. Now its fair to say that Necromunda was (and still is) one of my favorite games ever. I have played in 3 or 4 campaigns and have played most of the official 10 gangs that were released.

Now I don’t know what it is that draws me back to Necromunda but every so often I feel the need to dust off the old models and have a game. This time it has come from painting the Judges and Street Gang from the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game that I got the other week. The only thing I can put it down to is seeing the gang rise (or fall) to great heights. Its a shame that the 2nd edition never got completed before GW pulled the plug, I know the rule book was re-released as Necromunda: Underhive, but the old Outlanders supplement never got finished. And for me Outlanders was a major part of the game (especially when you got outlawed!). I still have most of my Necromunda models stored away in cases, and I have all the Gang war, Fanatic and Necromunda magazines.

Maybe its time to give it another blast? or should I try INQ28?

I have just got back from collecting my “prize” in the form of the Judge Dredd miniatures game from my local games store. So lets take a look at what it contains

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Now first up the box features a nice picture of Judge Dredd cracking to perps heads together! apart from that the back of the box is plain. It is worth noting that the game is set in the “comic” JD universe rather than the “Dredd” film universe.DSCN0741Inside you will find the hard back rule book (RRP £30) and the “read me first” leaflet. I have only flicked through the HB book but it contains more stuff than it predecessor. in fact I may be wrong but I think it contains most of the “block war” supplement (I will have to check my old book and the PDF file for block war)

DSCN0742Next we have the models. In total their are 9 models for each side giving you 18 metal models. The sets are the same ones that can be purchased separately (with the exception of the 2 in the blister pack which are exclusive to the starter set). Both sets have a RRP of £30.

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The Judges get 2 riot judges, 1 psi judge, 2 street judges, 1 special weapon judge and 2 cadets. My set includes 2 male cadets rather than 1 male and 1 female as shown on the box, this may however just be a “mis-pack”. The quality of the sculpts is a little bit “hit and miss” as the range has been sculpted by several sculptors and a least 3 of them are 10 years old.

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The street gang consists of 1 punk with heavy weapon, 6 punks/ juves  and 1 psi juve. All of them fit the 80’s era of Judge Dredd. And as with the judges all of the models are 10 years old having been sculpted for the old “gangs of mega city one” game.

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The 2 exclusive models are a gang leader and a judge with lawrod rifle. The Gang leader fits well with the rest of the punks and juves but is slightly more “chunky”. Where as the judge looks slightly out of place with the rest of the judges (with the exception of the cadets).

Overall the set contains a decent amount of stuff for your money 2 gangs at £30 each, a rule book £30 and 2 exclusive models at say £5 each. All for the price of £75 (or in my case £5).

My only complaints are, it seems that some one at Warlord Games just grabbed some boxes and a book and chucked them in a box, as both forces are far from balanced. A basic street judge is a 150 credits where as a basic punk is 20 credits!

The other thing is dice, as a starter set it contains no dice which may prove a problem to some people as the may not have any D10’s floating around!

But overall a good little starter set!

So the dust has finally settled, the dinning room is finished at long last after the cock up with the new carpet! However things have been moving along.

Andy and Jane have been away on holiday, meaning no games of Shadows of Brimstone have been play. I did however order some “third party” cards from http://www.printerstudio.com which turned up the other day, and are very good quality.

My wave 2 Afterlife shipment has turned up and as with the first wave is of very good quality, with no mis-casts and very little resin “flash” on the models. Overall I am very pleased with the Afterlife KS project, Joel at Anvil Industry’s has been very open about problems they have faced during design/production phases of the project. If they do another KS I will jump on board.

The other week my local games independent game store was selling raffle tickets to raise some money for a few local charities, tickets were £5.00 each and the prizes ranged from starter paint sets to game starter sets, as well as a few limited edition models. As it was for charity I took the plunge and purchased 5 tickets! Now normally I am not very lucky, and in all fairness I never win anything. However the lucky winning tickets were drawn the other day and much to my surprise I won, but what did I win?

Well much to my surprise It was a copy of the Judge Dredd starter set from Warlord games/ Mongoose publishing. Now my thoughts on Mongoose are documented else where on the blog, however I must confess that I have not been following JD miniature game since I gave up on Mongoose a few years ago. But now that Warlord seem to have taken the regains with it and Mongoose have taken a step back, then maybe its time to take a seconded look at it…………………….