Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review - Descent: Journeys in the Dark

On The Board Game Family YouTube channel, there is a new review of Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Edition) which has become a well-respected, (dare I say it) modern classic board game.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

AGP Productions Features Otherworld Miniatures

Over on the AGPProductionsInc YouTube channel, AGP Productions features some of the great figures from Otherworld Miniatures.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Carving Bricks in Foam

Over on the MidasTerrain YouTube channel, there is a new video on the detail work involved in carving brickwork in foam.  Enjoy!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Underground Base from Wicked Toy Creation-Station

Over on the Wicked Toy Creation-Station blog last month, a pictorial posting tutorial showed how to create an underground base or temple for use as a diorama or for a playset but the techniques easily transfer over to scenery creation for minis games.  See more here!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Basecrafts 15mm with Worthy Painting

Back in November, Worthy Painting put up a video on their YouTube channel highlighting Basecrafts 15mm basing set.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mordheim Warband at Back to the Keep

Check out the photo from late last month of a completed, crisply-done Mordheim Warband painted and shown off on the Back to the Keep blog here!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tabletop Towns Kickstarter

There is a neat tabletop buildings Kickstarter with a couple weeks to go that highlights simple town buildings made as boxes that are both sturdy and can be stored flat.  See more here!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Science Fiction Diorama

Over on the forums, there is a cool thread with an amazing plan and execution of a science fiction diorama idea.  See more here (and check both pages)!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Painting Pyramid with James Wappel

Well-respected miniatures painter James Wappel has a Kickstarter project that will make a series of minis painting DVD tutorials available.  See more here!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tsuro of the Seas (2012)

I spectated as some of the Games Plus faithful played some Tsuro of the Seas (2012) the other day.  I have to say that I enjoyed the original Tsuro but the artwork on this new version is amazing.  Read more here!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Terrainaholic/TerrainMinion Workshop Tour

TerrainMinion was kind enough to give a quick tour of the current projects in the workshop.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Avatars of Wars Dwarves Review

On the Spellscape YouTube channel, there is a new review of the Dwarves Regiment from the Avatars of Wars line of miniatures.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Rivet Wars Kickstarter

There is a couple more weeks in the already-funded Rivet Wars Kickstarter from Cool Mini or Not so check it out here!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Modular Tables for Miniatures Wargaming

Over on the ChefoberbossM YouTube channel are a couple of new installments of Let's Craft, #25 and #26, focusing on rivers for modular tabletop miniatures terrain.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Battleboards Upgraded Design

Over on the Battleboards YouTube channel, they are heralding some new design upgrades in their line of wargaming tabletop terrain.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mixing Paint with Les

On the awesomepaintjob YouTube channel is a new video where Les does some paint mixing quick tips.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Golem Painting Studio's March Workshop

Coming up in March, on the 9th and 10th, Golem Painting Studio is hosting a 2-Day Army Painting Workshop just a ten minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station.  Read more here!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bug Hunt Corridors Kickstarter

I've gamed with Ken for years and the quality of his work never fails to impress me. The level of precision and detail of his Bug Hunt Corridors (and I've seen the prototypes in person) are absolutely amazing. Check out the two videos on his Kickstarter page and see if you'd like to jump on board.  See more here!  Ken has also created a Facebook page for Fantasy Arc, his company name, here!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Those Shifty Dungeon Tiles

A little over a year ago, Mike Shea uploaded a video to his YouTube channel suggesting some methods to keep Dungeon Tiles from shifting around on the tabletop.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mongol Cavalry from Italeri

Recently uploaded to the 2paintminiatures YouTube channel is a video showing off 1/72nd Genghis Khan era Mongol Cavalry from Italeri.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Painting Red on Minis with Doctor Faust

Over on Doctor Faust's The Painting Clinic YouTube channel, a new video has been uploaded highlighting how to paint red on miniatures.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Board Game Family Big Fat Tomato Review

Over on The Board Game Family YouTube channel, there is a new video review on The Big Fat Tomato game.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Stairwell Design from Dungeon Master Mark

Over on DungeonMasterMark's YouTube channel, he has uploaded a new video on a spiral stairwell that looks very useful.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Multi-Touch Monitors and Gaming

In past blog posts, I've discussed the progress being made with Microsoft Surface.  A recent thread on EN World has brought up some other advances with Multi-Touch screens that might be used for gaming.  It includes some discussion of Planar's 27" widescreen effort as well as some work being done by Lenovo on both a 27" screen and a 39" rendition.  Read more and join the conversation here and at the respective links above.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Horus Heresy Review

Moe Tousignant at the Windsor Gaming Group got a copy of Warhammer 40,000's Horus Heresy from Fantasy Flight Games for the holidays and wrote a review.  Read more here!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Windmill Blades

Over on the TerrainProject YouTube channel is a video highlighting the blades of a windmill for a Flames of War terrain build.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lost Minis Wiki

Got a miniature and know not whence it came?  Lucky for you there is a Lost Minis Wiki with tons of information on older miniatures from dozens of manufacturers dating back for decades.  See more here!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Colored Baggies for Boardgames Kickstarter

There is an interesting Kickstarter coming to an end that might be useful to the board gamers and wargamers among us.  It proposes to produce colored baggies for the storage of game pieces which should help facilitate faster setup so that players can quickly get to the actual gaming.  See more here!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New City Set Progress from Terrainaholic

Terrainaholic has a new video on his YouTube channel featuring a Sky Bridge for the new City Set.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chessex Battlemat Cleaning

There is an EN World thread that discusses how to clean up your Chessex Battlemats.  Read more here!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Snake Oil Game Review

Over on The Board Game Family YouTube channel is a new video review of Snake Oil which was first published in 2010.  Enjoy!