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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Two Hour Wargames goodness

Well, although I've been sitting on it for awhile, now might be the time to tell you all about some recent things I received from Two Hour Wargames.

As you may recall, as my first venture into crowd funding, I supported the indiegogo for High Rise to Hell. I opted for the rules and cards only option as I don't game in 15mm. (He said trying to resist the urge to buy full armies in 15mm).


With my pledge I received a PDF of the rules, the City card deck, and the Risk and Rewards card deck. These are designed as game aids to get you up and running fast. Need a city block? Deal out some cards and the streets will become full of offices, shops and bars. Need a rural area? Deal out fewer cards. Need to know what's in the building? Deal a risk and reward card. It'll tell you how many zombies and if there are any other people in there who want your stuff, plus whatever loot is in there.


These cards also offer a way to play with just the cards and minis or tokens. Now I can take ATZ on the road and play with my brother when we get together for the holidays without chipping and breaking all my figures. (Wow that just occurred to me as I wrote it).

I also pulled the trigger on some more spaceship figures that Ed was selling from his personal horde. I take it that he gathers things together to play test rules he is working on and then sells them when he is done. I thought it was a good opportunity to bootstrap my fleet situation for both Star Navy and Fighter command since I have been so lame about getting those ships I won from Doug painted. (Sorry Doug).


On the Talomir front I have been progressing, albeit slowly. All of the Romans have received their flesh color and I began on the Egyptians using some Raw Sienna, which looks okay. The main concern with using earth tones is that I don't start making them look like they're made out of boot leather or whatever I normally use to paint belts and scabbards.



I mentioned that I had run out of washers, my preferred base, and I was struggling with what to do about basing the chariots. I've invested in a Galvanized roof shingle 64¢ and a pair of tin snips for ~$12. The shingle is thinner than a washer but will stick to magnets, which is part of my basing system idea. I'll let you know how it turns out and if I slice myself open with sheet metal.


You should also all be aware of Ian's giveaway on The blog with no name. Register your entry here. I'm gunning for the Rosemary & Co. brushes, but so are a lot of people.

I also backed my first Kickstarter. It's a book for helping run solo adventures called "The Covetous Poet's Adventure Creator and Solo GM Guidebook" you can find it here. Five days to go, check it out.

I've suffered a minor setback in my quest to dominate the fat loss competition. It appears the scale they were using was off so I haven't lost as much body fat as I thought. Grrr! Oh well, got to knuckle down.


Gratuitous picture to follow:




Enjoy!

I do want to Rock n Roll all night and party every day.

14 comments:

  1. Dont get discourage about the scale just stay focus. I didn't pick up the high rise to hell yet but its on my to do list, have you played using them yet?

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    1. Hi commissar80. Yeah, I'm still making progress no matter what the numbers say. It just feels like it was stolen from me. As with most of my THW titles I haven't played it yet. We did one game of the 1 page rules for kids, but I didn't understand the basic rules very mush. I need to make some 54mm terrain as we are using pretty large figures.

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  2. Nice game you can take on your trips - looks very well put together. I like that one rather bulbous looking gray colored ship in your recent haul. Looks like you've been busy with your painting projects too, Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Hi DeanM, thanks. That gray ship is interesting. It looks like a scratch build and is very lite. I need to work a lot more but I have gotten quite a bit done.

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  3. I like the look of the ATZ stuff as I do have a lot of 15mm zombie madness hanging around here..........somewhere, don#t gey discouraged on the weight loss as it's how you feel in yourself that counts as well and you were feeling good about it anyway.

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    1. Hi Fran, didn't Ray win a copy of ATZ-FFO from me? You should Rochambeau him for it. And by Rochambeau I mean kick him in the crackers ;). And you're right about the weight loss, I am making progress.

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  4. That's a good variety of things going on. And I don't think that "haven't lost as much fat as I thought" is in any way a failure!

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    1. Thanks Colgar6, you're right. It's just the ooh shiny got me and I couldn't resist the deal Ed was offering on the ships.

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  5. I need those cards. i hope Ed has a decent supply of them as I will have to wait a month or two. Nice deal on the ships. Although, I have been thinking of scratch building my own starships when I get those rules.

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    1. Hi Justin. I don't know if there are more cards around, they don't appear to be listed on the store site. Probably contact Ed himself. I'd be interested to see what you come up with for building ships, many do. I thought about it, but it's one project too many at the moment.

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  6. Keep going. Weigh loss is a life time commitment for westerners like us.

    On the hobby side, nice collection of spaceships now. And I'd love to see them in action

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    1. Thanks Cedric. I just feel like psychologically they have messed with me and it makes me mad.

      I think we are going to start playing out example from Fighter Command and Star Navy very soon.

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  7. The figures look good so far!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter, I just need to pick up the pace.

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