Wednesday 29 June 2016

Blog Swap Time!

As they say, sharing is caring.
So I think it's time for another one of our little Blog Swaps!

The idea is simple. You add ToaTS to your blogroll, I add your blog to this one!
Everyone gets out there more and everyone wins!

All you need to do it add ToaTS to your blogroll, links, or whatever and post a link to your Blog below.
When I'm back at the computer I'll add them all to the Blogrolls here >>>>

Have fun!


Monday 27 June 2016

Ask Anything!

Hey there folks,
I am without computer access for a while so can't write up any news posts, but I can reply to comments on mobile.
So, why not have a little fun with that?

Ask me anything you like!

Could be about rules, games, characters, hobby or even who would win in a fight, polar bear or shark? (Obviously the Polar Bear)

Post away and I'll respond when I can.

Lets have it!
- Hendybadger

Friday 24 June 2016

Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters?

Following on from my Avengers Mansion, I thought that Arkham would also make a decent Xavier's School for Gifted Younsters.


Using the same parts of Arkham, I have set them out in a wider layout to give the impression of a large school instead of a single building.
The statues in the middle are just filler until I can find a decent fountain to place there and as it's the home of the X-Men, it will always get attacked. Hence the wrecked Sentinel parts outside.
Again, it needs something more. But I'm not sure what at the moment.


- Hendybadger

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Avengers Mansion board

Any long term readers of this blog will know that often I like to grab a load of terrain and see what new boards I can come up with.
As I have the KM Arkham Asylum but I am now in love with the new Marvel game (that I have wanted for years), I thought it would be good to try and combine them.

Using the board and the main 3 buildings of Arkham, I added some other bits including my WIP Avengers statue and a Quinjet to go for an Avengers Manison!

I think its going to need some more bits added for cover and throwing and will be best played from left to right so both teams get a bit of mansion.
So far though I think it's working.

What do you think?
Would you add or remove anything?

- Hendybadger

Monday 20 June 2016

X-men Tearing up a Sentinel in Genosha!

A while back a fried (Ross) said h had seen some Sentinel parts on ebay that might make good terrain for X-men games.
I looked them up and they were Build a Figure parts from Marvel Legends action figures. But then something else caught my eye. Broken Sentinels that were bases / stands for earlier Legends figures.

I raided ebay and ML groups on Facebook and tracked down a load.

The first one of arrive was the foot. While it may look huge, my favourite X-Men era was the 90s (like the picture at the top) and the Sentinels back then were huge.

Out of all the parts, the right hands is probably the largest and most inpressive. I had to pull the wall stand off the back to make it sit flat, but its rally good for playing on, over and giving cover.

The head seems perfect for 90s Sentnels. On the Onsalught covers above, Rouge is about the same size as a faceplate. Can just seem Colossus throwing this at the Brotherhood!

The final couple of parts were smaller but work as good filler terrain. The Torso is over normal head height so blocks LoS nicely. The left had is covered in ice so I will probably repaint that to look like rocks to match the rest.

A full body worth of parts take up a decent amount of a 3x3 board.

Adding these to my usual 'to hand' terrain gives a nice Genosha board that plays really well.

I may have gone a little OTT though as there are about 5 more parts on the way for a full Sentnel graveyard. Pics of that when they arrive.

What do you think of them?
What will you be using to theme your X-men boards?

- Hendybadger

Friday 17 June 2016

Avengers Statues? Good plan!

Hey there,
Now Knight Models are re-releasing the older Marvel figures with rules for the new game, I am left with a few doubles including the 4 core members of the Avengers.

While I considered some alt colour schemes, I placed the models on the side and came up with a nw idea.
Avengers Mansion in the comics is often shown with statues of the most popular (and dead) team members.

After a few different lay outs, I have settled on the group above.
These will all bronzed and be rebased on some sort of large plinth but with pins instead of being glued.
This means they can be taken off one statue at a time and used to throw at enemies in game.

More on this when I find a decent stand for them. Any ideas?

What do you do with older versions of model that get released again?

- Hendybadger

Wednesday 15 June 2016

New Marvel / Batman Releases!

Knight Models have posted up the new Marvel and Batman releases for June and they look awesome.
First up we have the very impressive Hulk. Bringing some serious muscle to your Avengers team at Level 17 and tons of damage out put.

The X-Men get a big boost as well in the shape of Jean Grey. Jean bring lots of Mental attacks and some very nice Psychic powers.
Plus she is one of the most stunning models I have seen in a long time.

Emma Frost joins the Mental attack of the mutants but she will work for either side.
Opponents got high Mental Defense? Switch to Diamond Form and start pounding them down.

The Batman releases this month are all themed around Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns.
First up is the new Robin, Carrie Kelly and the ex-mutants, the Sons of Batman.
These give great support to Batman crews that don't want to use Police.

The Joker comes with some new toys. A bunch of robotic, gas breathing, flying, exploding dolls!
These will add a whole new feel to Joker crews.

The final model this month is Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow. But now he's a lot older and minus one arm thanks to Superman.
Oliver is packing a Kryptonite Arrow though in case Supes ever comes back.

And don't forget there has been a update to the Marvel Universe rules.
They can be found in the FAQ link at the top of the blog.

So, will you be picking up any of these this month?

- Hendybadger

Monday 13 June 2016

Official Marvel Universe Errata and FAQ 3

Since the release of the Marvel Universe Miniatures Game, Knight Models have taken on board all of the already large communities comments.
With this in mind, the new Errata / FAQ makes some alterations to the core rules and clarifies others as well as updating some older characters and adding new scenrios.

The Updated v3 PDF of the Marvel rules can be found HERE (Product Data Sheet)
(currently 1 mistake. Grab Throw is Blue not Red)

The v3 FAQ with character updates and scenarios is HERE (Dropbox) or below (Scribd direct)

A Few key points to take in from the V1 / V2 rules -

Core Rules

Throwing now only has 1 hit roll on the grab and doesn't need to be aimed at something

Some Attacks like Grab/Throw, Spray and Expansive Wave no longer cause models to become a 'Target' so Bodyguard can't be used on them.

Move, Displace, Place and Remove have been cleared up in Special Power

Final Phase Order added. Stamina rolls - Skills/Powers end - VP count

Models do NOT block Line of Sight

Climbing and Jumping are now an additional 1 POW. Not half movement.

Spray Attacks are Auto Hit

Awkwardness, Dazzle and Distrat are until End of Round or until the target Activates

Several new Skills added - Close Combat Master, Defensive Teamwork, Energy, Fury, Heroic Action, Power Master, Power Thief, Power Transference, Solid

Released Character Updates

Void is now Passive
Unstable is now Passive
Unstable adds "Sentry retuns with all Red Attacks unused and Full Endurance. Classed as Incap for VP the first and second time he is reduced to 0 Endurance"

Advanced Pounce is range -

Gains Power Thief
Does not gain +1 Dmg on Strike from Emma Frost
Does not copy Attacks

Gains Fury

Gains Heroic Action

Emma Frost-
Gains Power Master

Gains Energy

Ms Marvel-
Gains Energy

Gains Power Transference/2

Gains Close Combat Master

Gains Fury and Elite Fighter

Lady Mastermind-
Gains Power Transference/3 and Thermal Vision

Jean Grey-
Gains Energy and Power Master

Bodyslide can move ANY Deadpool

Hook Arrow Displaces and can be used to move onto an edge of a rooftop in LoS

Thunderclap is Energy not Physical

Attack Value is 6

Gains Soldier and Close Combat Master
Fastball Special follows new Throwing rules

Captain America-
Gains Heroic Action
Shield Block is Range 4"

Gains Solid

If you have any questions, please post them below and I will help out where I can.

- Hendybadger

Sunday 12 June 2016

Batman / Marvel News - Lots of new stuff coming

Hey there folks!
I'm back. I know the blog was quiet for longer than I said but things have been crazy.
So what's been going on while I was away?

First of all, Knight Models previewed Carrie Kelly Robin and the Sons of Batman from Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns.
Then there was a technical issue with the site that revealed all sorts of names that are getting released over the next few months.

Emma Frost
Jean Grey
Brotherhood of Mutants Starter

Joker and Kid Bots (Frank Miller)
Oliver Queen (Frank Miller)
Gorilla Grodd Starter

Can't wait to see what these are gong to be like.
Real bad guys for Marvel and more Dark Knight Returns goodies including a one armed Ollie Queen? Yes please!

Finally for today, KM have announced a new Demo / Events team programme. The KM Sidkicks.
These will cover both Marvel and Batman (or just one if you want) and aplications are open now if you want to take part.

So, what have you been up to for the last few weeks?

- Hendybadger
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