Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wargaming needs you!

With mountains of miniatures to buy, assemble and paint, and pages upon pages of rules to read it’s easy to see why wargaming can be a daunting hobby to venture into.  Many young adults may lack the patience and financial means, whilst those from older generations might lack the spare time or the courage to get the ball rolling. This often means that those of us, who've managed to wade through the high initial investment, find ourselves in sparse company. 

So what can we do to help our local hobby scene grow?

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Project Pandora Part 2: Painting the Corporation!

 The hardest part of painting a new miniature often begins before you've even picked up a brush...

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Project Pandora Part 1: Assembling the miniatures (or how to super-glue yourself to various objects)

Project Pandora: Grim Cargo is the new, miniature based board game from Mantic Games and ex White Dwarf editor, Jake Thornton.

Set in the claustrophobic corridors of a drifting spacecraft it pitches a small group of human Corporation troopers against a tide of terrifying rat-men known as the Veer-Myn as they struggle to obtain the precious cargo; Verminium.

Over the next few blog posts I'll be reporting on my experience with Project Pandora, taking you through the various stages involved with playing this game.

Crazy Sprue Deal Contents!

A few weeks ago Mantic announced that they were pushing back their open day (Boo!), but to apologise they would instead run their fantastic 'Crazy Sprue Deal' for a week (Yay!).

For those of you who haven't heard of the infamous 'Crazy Sprue Deal', I'll explain. It's an offer that occasionally pops up on Mantic's site whereby you can buy 20 random plastic sprues for £20 and for an extra fiver they'll even throw in a canvas messenger bag.

Each Mantic sprue contains parts for 2-10 miniatures so you know that you will receive at least 40 and as many as 200 miniatures for your £20.

If you want a little sample of each of the major Mantic armies then this deal is perfect. Undead, Orcs, Dwarfs and Elves for Kings of War and Forge Fathers and Marauders for Warpath all have plastic sprues.

Here's a list of what I got in my box of goodies:


Forge Fathers
Steel Warriors (2 minis)

Orx Troop (3 minis)
Orx Command x 3 (6 minis)

Kings Of War

Skeleton Command (10 minis)
Revenant Troop (10 minis)
Zombie Sprues x 2 (6 minis)
Ghouls (2 minis)

Ax Troop x 2 (6 minis)

Spearmen Command (10 minis)
Bowmen Troop (10 minis)
Scouts (2 minis)
Bolt Thrower Crew (2 minis)
Bolt Thrower

Ironclad  (5 minis)
Cannon/Organ Gun Crew (2 minis)
Cannon/Organ Gun

That's 76 miniatures and 2 war machines in total. Not too shabby for £20 I reckon, especially seeing as it works out at about 26p a miniature! Not too shabby at all.

Now I just need to find the time to paint them all...