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In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Games-Workshop acquires Star Wars miniatures license!

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Games-Workshop acquires Star Wars miniatures license!







Oh my, look at the date... April 1st!


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A visit to Essen SPIEL 2016

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Past friday I visited the boardgame fair Essen SPIEL 2016 in Germany. While it's not a miniatures wargaming oriented fair, there are still a lot of interesting things to see. Here's my small selection. But offcourse there was many more to buy, see and play.



A very nice Warhammer 40,000 display.







A preview of new miniatures for X-Wing! Sabine's TIE Fighter, U-wing, ...

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Boys will be boys...

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One year ago I received some nice prepainted Star Wars miniatures for my birthday. One year later, the same rules apply.



No, I'm not 9 years old


PS: This really IS a cool set. It has a cartoonish style. Well designed by the Lego engineers.
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The Boy Within

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A different kind of miniatures today... I guess I'll never grow tired of making Lego.



There's a great advantage to these Star Wars miniatures: they come prepainted!

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Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:08 am
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Star Wars Micro Machines skirmish

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Some months ago I started collecting various 1/72 scale Micro Machines Star Wars characters.

I was inspired to do this by

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Now work has begun to make my own episode VI armies:



The metal bases were very cheap. Only 0,01 or 0,02 Euro each!



The last two Stormtroopers were siamese twins I had to cut apart with a sharp knife. Operation succeeded succesful!



Some sand on the bases and paint-repairs and I'm finished.
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Epic Clone Wars

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You might have noticed that I am a huge fan of Warhammer Epic 40,000. Now before you all jump up and shout; "we like 2nd edition more", allow me to explain my sympathy for this BRILLIANT game-system.

I had been playing HeroQuest, Warhammer and Necromunda a lot before Epic 40,000 was published. While reading a lot of White Dwarf monthly magazine, I did see a lot of battle reports of the 2nd edition Epic called Space Marine. But it was not for sale anymore. Then there was Epic 40,000 and I immediatelly went to my FLGS (yes, they still existed back in the days) and bought me the base game box with Orcs and Space Marines.
By reading the rulebook, it was love on first sight. This work by Jervis Johnson was simply brilliant. For a game at this scale (many many many units of infantry and a lot of tanks and even flyers) the rules were abstracted is such a way that the game moved smoothly and still kept the feeling of war in the 40K universe. It didn't matter if a tank got killed by splatta guns or vortex missiles, if the FIREPOWER was enough, it died. Just like one would expect.
Because I really liked playing MB boardgames, I did fancy strict rules and guidelines with added flavour in the form of a backgroundstory and a theme. Combined with my love for miniatures, Epic 40,000 was a direct hit. It was the perfect combination of huge amounts of miniatures and strict rules, while keeping immersion in the theme intact.

But when you browse the internet you'll find a lot of negative comments on 3rd edition, and a lot of praise for 2nd edition. I totally understand this by knowing where this comes from. Players who DID play the 2nd edition were used to a lot of details about the armour and weapons on each and every unit and trooper. And 3rd edition changed this drastically. So they were very disappointed. And I understand. But this 3rd edition is a completely new view on the game! Don't compare it, praise it! Skirmish games like Necromunda and Infinity have few miniatures and very detailed rules. Games with somewhat more miniatures like Warhammer or WH40K have a little bit less details, and some gameflows are more streamlined and abstract. And in my opinion it is well suited for a game like Epic 40,000 with massive amounts of miniatures to have very streamlined and abstract rules.

Epic 3rd Edition does this perfectly well! That's why I designed many fanmade extensions and homerules for it. And "Star Wars" is one of them. I'd really love to have a wargame with miniatures based on the Star Wars universe. Because of various licensing pittraps the game does not exist. ... You'd think ...
I saw those mediocre but Star Wars themed pocketmodels and I immediatelly wanted them to use in Epic 40,000 games. Finally I could fight massive battles with clones and battledroids.



The pocketmodels need some adjustments to bases but for the rest they're perfectly fine to use them.



For the moment I'm working on the republic army.



I'll paint all remaining visible parts of bases black. I deliberatelly won't be using green and flock or static grass because I want my pocketmodels to be able to fight on any kind of surface. From snowplains to deserts, from jungles to hi-tech worlds.



Try to see through the imperfections of the pockermodel miniatures. Try to envisage massive battles with the Clone Armies and Separatists. That's what we all want, no?
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Felcucia: trees and poison-spitters

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Past year I've collected some 40K Jungle Trees scenery from eBay. I can now start using them as a "filler" to create my own Felucian jungle. Aayla Secura will love it!
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After pouring out all bags with jungle trees parts, I am now afraid it will take quite a while to construct all these trees...
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I will paint them in basic forest colors so that I can use them for my 40K Catachans too.



I originally bought the purple "potpouri" from above for Epic 40K Tyranid Spores (or biological drop-pods). But with some imagination and paint, they will now be used as Yerdua Poison-Spitter plants from the Star Wars planet Felucia. The outside will receive a light green coat of paint, the inside will remain more or less the same.
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Felucian Fungi, only for HUGE pizza's!

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It was hard to find a suitable fake miniature fungus to represent the huge purple mushrooms as seen in the Star Wars cartoons, comics and movie.



I did find some (somewhat expensive) decorative mushrooms in a flower shop. They are not the same type of mushroom, but I think when they have the same color, then they will work fine as standins.



I will only use the larger ones from the picture above. The smaller mushrooms will be used in a scenery project for Warhammer Goblins. The small greenskins will get very fanatical when eating from these fungi!

For the entire Felucia scenery project I will add multiple plants of the same kind on one base. When merging all the various bases together on the table, it will create a mixed jungle scenery.

I need purple paint!

ps: The cannon you see in the picture is from a Micro Machines set. It will be used to represent the defense cannon from the cartoon series episode "Battle of Muunilinst".
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Growing Felucia Weeds

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For my EPIC 40K plans with Star Wars* I need some scenery. The colorful fungal jungle planet Felucia is perfect for this scenery project. Players will immediatelly see they're playing in the Star Wars universe. Because I have never seen such a neon vegetation like the plants from Felucia anywhere else!



The first plant to make is the light blue flower from above. I have bought myself some very cheap (yellow) plastic Easter Flowers.



First step is to deconstruct them. So I removed all flowers and leaves from the poles.



Now I'll have to find a way to paint (or ink) the flowers in the correct colors. Any hints and tips are welcome!

( * Epic 40,000 Star Wars info: www.toco.be/homerules )
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Epic Star Wars Battlegrounds

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Wargames in the 6mm scale like Epic 40,000 or Epic Armageddon are great. They often have the look and feel of those fine Real Time Strategy pc games like "Red Alert 2" or "Star Wars Battlegrounds".

Now how cool would it be to have a tabletop battle game in the 6mm scale with Star Wars miniatures! Well, have a look at the (very cheap) Star Wars Pocketmodels. They combine neatly with the game rules of Epic 40,000.



Epic Star Wars battles at the kitchen table are possible by simply using a "counts as" conversion army list. So I started to design such a list and have plans to play some battles with it. More about this later. Keep an eye on this blog...
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