No, this project had not died and dropped off the earth. As a matter of fact, it’s actually.. done! 🙂
Well something came in the mail today…
Picked up Wargames Factory’s Dark Future Survivors line, both male and female, during their Black Friday sale. Not that I don’t want to support the LGS, but on Black Fridays they can’t match the pricing…
Anyhow, my intention is to use them as cultists for 40k. 60 cultists plus the traditional GW cultists (around 20~30) should put a sizeable presence on board, and also a slightly different look to the usual GW hooded and scarred cultists. Better IMO to have civilians that looks like a mob of everyday civilians.. just armed to the teeth. And having females in the crowd makes it look even more.. “real”. GW does seem to have this problem about human females not existing outside of very narrow ranges.
Kinda slow week, on Kickstarter. Only 3 this week. On to the roundup!
So first, a little war. Really. 15mm wars of ancient days…
Forged in Battle is a company that more or less registered on my radar a couple of years ago, as an alternative source for FoW minis. I just never picked up any of their range primarily because I didn’t like that their vehicles came with a resin base. Partially aesthetics, but by that time I was aware resin corners have a nasty tendency to break.
Apparently they did an earlier KS (which I’m not aware) and now this is more of a sideline as they expand laterally. It makes sense really; 15mm is a nice scale to work with and Ancients sort of need the sense of scale to work. Just two issues with that…
One, 15mm market for Ancients is a bit crowded. Gamers are sort of spoilt for choice there, so this is one more entrant. Two, for me personally, I sort of prefer my Early Imperial Romans to be in 28mm.. I find that scale more pleasant to look at a shield wall of scrutum and gladius, after pelting the enemy with pilum. Warlord and Wargame Factory satisfied that itch for me.. I just need to get around to figuring out which system to use, and the basing to conform to that system. Anyhow, if you guys are interested in Ancients, here’s something for you.
This week’s crop of Kickstarter ain’t bad at all. 🙂 Week of 02 Dec 2013!
First up is well… Not exactly a miniature game. But hey, it’s Alessio’s game (world)! I suppose as a long time war gamer I have to pitch a long time game designer.. Well actually no. It’s more because you can get mini chess pieces:
Looks quite nice and if you really want you can get multiple sets to beef up an army… Wonder if they come painted?