Adepticon Day 1

Adepticon Day 1

Greetings! As you may have noticed, this is actually going up on Friday; I’m going to be about a day behind on my update posts. Anyway, here are the highlights of my first day at Adepticon!

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Adepticon 2017 Preps Vol 5: It’s go time!

Hi all! This will be the last Adepticon Preps post, since the show is almost here! I fly into Chicago tomorrow evening, and will be playing the Dystopian Wars tournament on Thursday, the Firestorm Armada event on Saturday, and either the Firestorm Armada or Battlefleet Gothic event on Sunday.

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MBS Newsletter #33

MBS Newsletter #33

Hello once again! It’s time for this month’s MBS newsletter!

First up, it’s episode 16 of the MBS Podcast! Greg and I were joined by Dale (Dalek Unz on the forum) for a discussion of naval gaming gunnery mechanics, followed by a review of Star Trek Ascendancy:

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Hammerhead Pictures

Hammerhead Pictures

Greetings! Forum member Riftsinger had the opportunity to attend the Hammerhead Games Show in the UK. While there, he took tons of pictures of all the great minis that were there, and has been nice enough to share them with us. Enjoy!

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Episode 16

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Episode 16 is here! This time around, Greg and Andy are joined by Dale to talk about the shooting mechanics used in a few popular naval miniatures games. Later, the trio dig into a detailed review of Star Trek Ascendancy. Finally, Ruckdog discusses his process for choosing a faction in a minis game.

Shooting Mechanics: 32 min

Star Trek Ascendancy Review: 1 Hr 32 Min

Ruckdog’s Report: 2 Hr 39 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Hawk Wargames

Star Trek Ascendancy

MBS 2017 Painting Contest
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The 2nd Armus War (BFG Campaign): Escape from Canova

The 2nd Armus War (BFG Campaign): Escape from Canova

C2Turn1By the early months of 790.M41, it was clear to the Imperial leadership of the the Armus Sub-sector that the uneasy and undeclared cease fire in the subsector could not last. After a brief interlude, reports of increased Xenos pirate activity were on the rise, as were the number and strength of the probes by the Archenemy naval forces that remained in the Delphi and Parma systems. under these conditions, the commander of the Imperial Navy forces, Wilhelm Goodenough, was forced to spread his light forces thin in an effort to roll back pirate activity in order to keep Forgeworld Armus and the hives on Loak’s World, which together formed the cornerstones of the Imperial presence in the sub-sector, supplied and ready for war. While this move was an operational necessity, it carried with it no small measure of risk; a crafty enemy might very well catch one of Goodenough’s patrols and defeat it in detail before reinforcements could arrive. –  Excerpted from “An Imperial History of The Armus Wars” by Dorman J. Poltera, 173.M42.

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Adepticon 2017 Preps Vol 4: Dystopian Wars List

Adepticon 2017 Preps Vol 4: Dystopian Wars List

Greetings!

As part of my continued preperations for Adepticion, I’ve been working on coming up with my list for the DW tournament. I plan on once again running my Prussians, though I am planning on painting up some new models for my force.

The Donnerfaust support cruisers attempt to interject themselves between the FSA and the Sturmbringer in a brave, but ultimately futile, gesture.

The Donnerfaust support cruisers attempt to interject themselves between the FSA and the Sturmbringer in a brave, but ultimately futile, gesture.

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MBS Newsletter #32

MBS Newsletter #32

Greetings! It’s time for this month’s MBS newsletter!

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Episode 15

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In Episode 15, Andy and Greg are back INNNNN SPAAAACE! Joined by Damion from the Hot LZ podcast, in the first segment they take a look at the background history and factions for the Dropzone/Dropfleet universe, created by Hawk Wargames. In segment two, Greg, Andy, and Damion delve into a a detailed review of the latest Class A space gaming goodness, Dropfleet Commander! Also in this episode is an interview with Eric Louchard of Antimatter Games, and Ruckdog talks tournament preparation.

Dropfleet/Dropzone Background & Faction Overview: 54 Min

Eric Louchard Interview: 1Hr 50 Min

Dropfleet Commander Review:  2 hr 14 Min

Ruckdog’€™s Report: 3 Hr 35 Min

==Links Discussed in Show==

Hawk Wargames

The Hot LZ

Deep Wars 

MBS 2017 Painting Contest

 
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DFC: First Impressions

DFC: First Impressions

Greetings! As I mentioned in my previous post regarding the Dropfleet Commander (DFC) tournament I played in last weekend, I have a few more thoughts about the game that I wanted to share. I’m going to be sticking to general impressions in this post, for a couple of reasons.

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First, I’ve only had three games so far, and I since have come to realize that I played a few rules incorrectly. Second, Greg and I are gearing up to dig into the game and do a full review of it for the next episode of the MBS Podcast, so I want to “keep my powder dry,” so to speak, and not overlap this blog post with what I plan on talking about on the podcast. Continue reading

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