Friday, 13 July 2012

Badgers Booty - Gaming News - 13/7/12

Lets try this again (now I have seen Spidey)
Today is the first of a semi regular article called Badgers Booty!
A selection of recent gaming news that interests me, and my thoughts on it.
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Lets start off with something BIG!
Privateer Press has shown some AWESOME things in the last couple of weeks with the release of Warmachine: Colossals. Check out the site >>HERE<< for full 360 views of all the models.

Hyperions tower over the vanguard of Retribution forces, armed with an incomprehensibly powerful starburst weapon capable of annihilating anything in its blast. Originally designed centuries ago to protect Ios from the unspeakable threat of dragons, the power Hyperions wield is so terrible they were banned from Iosan cities and relegated to deployment along its borders. Incissar Vyros, emboldened by victory, has now overridden that order to add these most formidable Iosan constructs ever developed to the Retribution’s arsenal.

The new colossal for the Retribution of Scyrah.
A stunning piece! The design and the level of detail are amazing. My second favourite Colossal at the moment after Galleon. But then we haven't seen that one yet.
I would happily start a RoS force to use this creation.

General Ossrum Dhurg’s disdain for traditional tactics and penchant for startling improvisation and bold maneuvers have earned him both admiration and ire from his peers. The men he commands, though, regard him with universal respect and affection, not merely for the victories he brings their clans but also because he asks nothing of them he would not do himself. Always on the advance, General Ossrum greets each morning with fresh enthusiasm, intending that should the day be his last, it will end in glory.

General Ossrum. The new Merc Caster and 3rd Rhulic Caster. There are a LOT of happy dwarf players out there now. I think the mini captures the feel of mining mercenaries with an attitude perfectly!
Not check out his rules yet though.

More than one thousand years of preparation has brought Asphyxious closer than ever to his goal of rising above the other lich lords to stand as Toruk’s most invaluable general. He alone holds the key to unleashing the terrible might of the Nightmare Empire. To aid him in his great work, Asphyxious has applied his impressive mastery of thrall runes to craft Vociferon, a skarlock perfectly equipped to serve as a conduit for souls. Vociferon’s battle standard of death and discord resonates with unholy intent, for it was made to collect the essences of all who perish within its reach and fuel Asphyxious’ fell sorceries.

The first double Epic Caster for Cryx. Ashyxious Mk3 and his personally crafted Skarlock, Vociferon.
A beautiful model for the Caster. The sword instead of spear gives him much more of a warrior look.
Not overly keen on the Skarlock though. Looks like it should be in one of those bigger fantasy games to me.

 Behind its plates of steel, the Devastator is all but unassailable, yet it can open its armored shell to unleash a rain of deadly shrapnel from its grenade launchers. The Devastator’s success has led to the development of other ’jacks based on this chassis. The Demolisher features armor equal to that of the Devastator, but when its plated arms open they reveal cannons that can deliver powerful ordnance even in the thick of combat. The Spriggan trades the armored arms of its predecessor for a heavy shield, a massive lance, and more versatile and longer-range grenade launchers that can fire either explosive projectiles or flares that illuminate hidden enemies.

The Demolisher is the newest of Khadors Heavy Jacks. A hulking mass of armour with a hidden surprise!
Not only is this a great looking Jack, its part of a new plastic kit that also contains my 2 favourite Khador Jacks. (below

As the hosts of Everblight’s legion advance, they are preceded on the ground by the fearsome naga. These draconic horrors first spew caustic venom upon their victims before closing to tear the wounded apart with fanged maws. Though seemingly simple in form, the naga are in truth complex spawn representing Everblight’s genius in the manipulation of blighted flesh.

The newest Light Beast for Everblight looks almost like a living Cryx Cankerworm. But maybe that's where Everblight got the idea from?
It also continues the current serpentine and tentacle theme the Legion has recently had. Giving a look of new life and new ideas in the Dragonss forces.

As it says on the concept art, this is the legendary Merc (or maybe RoS now?) Eiryss. In her third incarnation she has changed a lot. With the extra armour and no hair she will be lading a unit of elves instead of running as a Solo.

To finish off the Privateer News, their awesome new app War Room is only days away.
Already submitted to the Apple store they are just waiting for the app to be cleared for sale / download.
I can see lots of people using War Room from now on.
It includes army builders, turn timer, quick reference rules and the ability to download all the cards for your army for around £5. That will then be updated with new releases for free.
The cards can also be used onscreen instead of on the table for the rules and to mark damage. Its said you can even connect with your opponent and both see where the damage is being marked!

Next up is a game I will be trying for the first time in the next few days. With the help of a very generous Henchman helping me to start out.

Being new to the game I am very interested in these latest previews.
A new fully updated 1.5 Rulebook. I don't know for sure but been informed that LOS of rules erratas have been included from growing the game over the last couple of years.
I think this will be my first book for Malifaux.

To go with the new book they also have a new set of cards. Used instead of dice in the game.
These are in plastic and have a more classic / retro design than the original artwork cards.
I think these will be my first Mali cards as well.

Wyrd have been showing lots of previews and such at the moment. I have no idea what this one is about, but I like it!

 DeepWars is a new games from Anti Matter Games. The creators of Shadow Sea.
After a VERY successful Kickstarter run they are still expanding and working towards the full release of the game.
Imagine a mix of Sci-fi, Fantasy and Steampunk. Then put it all in the water at the bottom of the sea! How good does that sound? Grabbed my attention anyway.
Recently they have having the first batches of minis painted by Worthy Painting and here are 2 of them.
Both from the Ancients faction.

Stunning models with such a great concept. Really looking forward to see what else they do and getting my hands on the game.

Finally for today,
Abit of news about the ToaTS blog itself.

The 2 largest prizes from the Super 100,000 Giveaway have still not been claimed!
Check the results >>HERE<< to see if its you!
There is a week left to claim!

Off for a fun day tomorrow at the Giants Lair tomorrow. Malifaux and Warmachine!

Hendybadger awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


  1. So much good stuff coming out. Those Warmachine models look great. But not enough Menoth.

    1. Im not a Menoth fan myself but cant wait to see what the Colossal will look like. The artwork in the book is stunning

  2. Wow, two unclaimed prizes and the big ones? Sheesh! If someone does not want one of those supers packs, I'll take it!

    1. Im very suprised!
      Theres still a week to claim though

  3. Bagsy the Pulp City goodies if no-one else claims them ;)

    1. If they arnt claimed, another winner will be chosen.

    2. Since the winner likes monkeys I think it only be fitting that if they do not claim it that it goes to a monkey. :p

  4. I'll trade my joker for the pulp city haul ;)


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