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Games For Families During Lockdown Pt.2

Welcome again to my continuing mini series of blogs hopefully showing you some fun games that aren’t monopoly or snakes and ladders that you can play with your family whilst we are under lockdown rules and home schooling has replaced the normal education system for a while. Today I’m going to introduce you to a little gem of a game that fits the bill of being able to be played with children whilst helping them with their mental maths without even realising it. My offering to you today is a…

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Games For Families During Lockdown

So it is looking like we are going to be spending more time together as at the time of writing schools are closed, more people are working from home and its not possible to go to many entertainment venues….luckily we have our old friend board gaming to fall back on. I wanted to start a small series of brief blog posts with suggestions of games you may want to try and play with children during the current situation. I understand that this isn’t always as easy as it may sound…

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Solo Playing – The Walking Dead All Out War

At the time of penning this article we are living in strange times. The corona virus is ravaging the world and to be honest the way the year 2020 has panned out I wouldn’t be surprised if the dead started walking again! With restrictions in place it has meant that normal gaming club meet ups and playing at each others houses has become difficult or non existent. In these days where I need to play table top games to maintain my sanity I have turned to solitary gaming using The…

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Michonne Venegful Hunter – Booster Overview

Welcome back to this weeks blog entry, which is a look at the booster pack from Mantic Games All Out War range containing the Michonne Vengeful Hunter set. As always with the Mantic range for Walking Dead be aware that the game is based on the comic book versions of the characters. This set of miniatures is from the story timeline during the conflict with the Governor and his Woodbury army and Michonne’s return to Woodbury to meet out some violent revenge. Just as an aside, I thought David Morrissey…

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What Is Miniature Wargaming?

Wargaming (no matter how you dress it up) is recreating conflict on your table top using miniature figures (essentially toy soldiers) as game pieces. There are many facets to the hobby both the modelling and painting of your troops and scenery and also the tactical and strategic element, head to head trying to gain advantage over your opponents troops. I strongly feel that this type of gaming is extremely creative, both in the artistic sense when making your models and also in the table top gaming sense when deciding how…

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How To Paint Eye On Miniatures

So, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again (and if you know me again and again), but I think the two most important elements of a painted miniature for table top war games are the base and the face….bases and faces can make an average model look great and a little attention to detail with the eyes will go a long way towards creating a focal point for your miniature. Its human nature to look at a face to try and understand a persons attitude, mood or intent…

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Don’t Get In A Lather Over Washing

So, lets talk about using the ‘wash’ method when painting your miniatures. Its a method I’ve used for years and is a great way to add depth and detail to your figures for what is really minimal effort. Firstly, what is washing? Its simply applying a thinned coloured paint product, the consistency of ink, to your figure and allowing gravity to let the liquid run in to the crevices and folds on the figures sculpt, so that when it is dry it gives creates the appearance of depth and shadow…

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Painted walkers from Walking Dead All Out War
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A Matter of Contrast

I finally go around to cracking open the Safety Behind Bars expansion for The Walking Dead All Out War game, the pack contains the inmate characters from the prison as well as a riot gear clad zombie and a prison overall wearing walker, these presented a change in direction to the usual clothing I’ve been painting up to date and I was able to employ a method of painting which gave a result I was happy with and quickly too. First let me give you the method for the Orange…

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Is Metal Dead?

The world of miniature gaming has change beyond all recognition since I first started gaming 40 odd years ago. Way back in those days there really wasn’t the vast array of miniatures to choose from that we are lucky enough to have today and of course you either had lead miniatures or pvc type plastics…..but behold we now live in the 21st century! So the question I have to ask is are metal miniatures becoming a thing of the past? In the past years the availability of hard plastic figures…

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Back to Bases

I’ve been playing around with bases again this weekend and thought I’d share what I’ve been doing in case you find something that you find helpful. I’ve been building a fantasy barbarian army from the snowy wastes of the North and decided I wanted to add a bit of monster support for it in the form of a yeti. The yeti is from the Reaper bones range (really good value for money) and fitted the bill, but I decided he needed his base chopping about to add extra height to…

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