Saturday, 31 July 2010

Mantic Mania Mayhem Matches Madness, My My!

Good News!

Mantic Games, purveyors of fine, true scale, fantasy miniatures that are dirt cheap and bloody good, are producing a ruleset, big-box starter, the works!

Massive amounts of coverage over at Beasts of War, loads of things that would make any gamer gush.

Considering the recent , critically acclaimed, release of Warhammer 8th Edition one does wonder what prompted the release so close to it.

One baffling remark on the BoW site itself :

"Competition is badly needed in the wargaming market and it will be interesting to see if the wargaming community start to support Mantic and what they are trying to do (which is basically what wargamers have been asking for for years), what do you guys think, will you make the jump?"

Yep, because there is only 1 choice, and there is in no way a billion petty rulesets produced by a billion petty fatmen. oh wait...

But, yes, another mass action fantasy game cannot hurt.

I am genuinely excited by this, not least because the miniatures themselves are fantastic
, the rules are written by a steady hand with some experience behind him, and the company is well run and seems to have it's prioritys straight, i.e a business that works for profit and it's community...whats not to like?

In fact, I've just gone and order a messenger bag, comes with a free box of mini's for 18 quid.
That's less than I would pay at GW (Whom I LOVE ABSOLUTELY AND WITHOUT QUESTION) for less product...

I remain stung by Urban Mammoth/I-Kore and the promises of sci-fi goodness that they broke, I pray that mantic do it right.

Beasts of War Beta

Registered and have been playing with the lovely new Beasts of War site, and its really quite special.

Bloody refreshing to see a wargaming website that isn't being moribund and anti-GW, whilst not being so pro GW that they ignore all other games. I'm looking at you TMP and BoLS.

Started a group to act as a container for G3, hoping that I haven't stood on any toes.

Beasts of War, Wargaming, TV, News, Reviews, Unboxings,
Tactics and Tips

I really urge you to have a look.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

cool mini or not is not cool

Two things about CMON.

1. Why the cockmidget is the Annual published in 2010 called "the 2008 Annual".
Seriously, WTF? The text you would need to change, even if you had to delay the publication by 2 years, is 2 characters. Thats all, just 08 to 10. Sales would be better. I know this due to my brain being wired to this fucking reality.

2. The Ultimate Painting Guide.
Shit on a stick. A circlejerk snowball of preteens mashing keyboards with their helmets. The 'gramma', the "OK, So I will show you how I did this awesome thing" opening to a tutorial followed by the distinct lack of an actual fucking tutorial, the pisspoor examples, it just goes on. It is the most pointless painting guide since some sycophant gave Rick Priestly space to show of his stupid fucking red orc in the previous but one edition of the Citadel Miniatures Painting Guide. Absolute tosswank, vomited aloft and caught by the eager waiting mouths of the sycophantic fucks that circlejerk their way around that shithole. Even the design of the site is a wankbrained attempt at a php tutorial; TMP is the only wargaming site of note that is worse.

Here's a man who actually shows you how to paint, seems nice, and understands crazy newfangled concepts like "markets","presenation" and "NOT FUCKING 1996".

Updated 21/10/2010

One tiny problem, Chris over at AG productions is now making Christian Videos too.  Agree with his religion or suffer for all eternity.

Fuck. Off. With. Your. Fucking. God. You. Fuck.

I don't care, you have your fantasy and I'll have mine.  In saying that, my fantasies tend to be more about Ice Cream and Coffee than dead Jews nailed to crosses getting butthurt if I sleep on my day off.


Friday, 2 July 2010

June , the Jazz....

Another month another record of activity.

Almost none lol!

Got beat in WM by Mike at g3, rookie error, got deathjacked :)

Been assembling my brits in 10 mm, my yanks in 15mm and playing blood bowl on the PC. A lot. :)