Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Force Wars Teaser

Just a quick teaser...we are working on a complete ruleset for a Star Wars tabletop miniatures wargame, called "Force Wars". Obviously, due to Star Wars being a licensed property, these rules will be available completely for free. The rules are heavily based on Warmachine and Hordes mechanics, with some tweaks here and there to accommodate Star Wars. They are intended to be played with the Star Wars Miniatures figures from Wizards of the Coast (now out of print, unfortunately). I'll keep you posted with details as it progresses, and post the final rules for download on this site.

Warmachine/Hordes Journeyman League

For the past few weekends, my son and I have been participating in the Warmachine/Hordes Journeyman League, over at Tenth Planet Comics & Games. We figured it would be a good way for us to learn the game and to ease into building up an army.

My son is playing a Warmachine faction, Cygnar. They are classic steampunk combined with arcane magic. I chose a Hordes faction, Legion of Everblight. Think of them as undead mutations of a dragon. So far we've been having a blast learning a lot about the game. Currently we've grown each of our armies from the base Battle Box, to 15 points, to 25, and finally to 35. Now it's time to catch up painting them all. My goal is to buy no more models until all of the ones we have are painted.

But as a preview, here are the first two paint jobs, all completed. The one on the left is a Carnivean, from the Legion of Everblight, while the one on the right is the Ironclad, from Cygnar.