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King of the Fringe – Nov 2016

This is my stab at doing what Mark does far better and you will also have seen the rest of us are doing as well.  Our little round up of what we currently have going on our painting desk, gaming tables over the past month.

Most people will know form the sort of games I tend to review that I really do like the less popular games.  It’s not that I don’t like some of the popular games it’s just that the fun ones are often by smaller companies.

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High Orbit Mats – Review

When I was waiting for my order for Dropfleet commander one of the fun things was to look at what else I was going to need.  I knew pretty early on I was going to need a new gaming mat.  I have a few star maps but as Dropfleet is all about grabbing land masses I needed something new.  I had a look around the Facebook group and to be honest the ideas were all the same, either big land masses or mats that looked like Mars.  The selection didn’t really grab me at all.

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Terrain Corner – River Sections

You’ll always get those moments with bits of terrain when you look at them and think that’s not that special, but I guess it’ll do.  I used to be very much like that and it’s been more about getting stuff on the table and playing games than the elements behind the scene like terrain.  But as some of you may have seen in my other articles I’ve been slowly trying to up my game.

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Arena Rex – Review

Like a lot of games around at the moment Arena Rex is another from Kickstarter game.  Whilst I never noticed when it was up (slight shame to be honest), it is a game I have picked up and after a slightly confusing start have found I really enjoy it.  For many it will be seen as a Beer and Pretzels style game, one to sneak in before or after the main game of the night.  But to me you should be treating it as the main event.

One of things though that can put people off on a game beyond not liking it is the miniature scale and of late I really have noticed a scale creep.  Arena Rex is 35mm so that’s a bit odd and it does mean that fitting it with other miniatures or ranges is a little difficult.  But it shouldn’t put people off playing the game.

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Terrain Corner – Display Board

With my other Terrain articles I’ve been aiming for an end product that has some use when gaming.  So the Trees and Asteroids have a purpose, the piece this time doesn’t really have a purpose in any game and it’s all for show.

When your out doing demo’s it’s really nice to have something for the mini’s your using to sit on.  Whilst a nice glass cabinet is great, it’s a bit much to drag around to places that I’m just doing a demo at.  After seeing Mark’s Armies on Parade post it reminded me that my current display board was not only a little small for my expanding force but very bland.  It’s just a piece of a very old Zuzzy matt dry brushed and stuck on some blue foam.

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Advanced Songs of Blades and Heroes – Review

When Darren asked me if I wanted to do a review of Advanced Songs of Blades and Heroes it was a bit of a giver that I was going to say Yes.  I have already done a review of Songs and even a small piece on how I developed my Campaign setting so it’s not like I don’t know how the game system works.

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Terrain Corner – Asteroids

I was more than a little surprised after my last article on Trees was so popular.  If you’ve not had a look at the article you can find it here.

When I was asking the team about what I should do next, Darren was pretty keen thet I do one on Asteroids.  I think he has some other project in mind that he’s after tips for.  Though as I have the Dropfleet Commander Kickstarter about to arrive soon I thought why not.

A lot of the terrain projects I do are very simple.  My hope is to get the terrain in a usable state on the table in a decent amount of time.  There are certain projects I spend a lot of time on, but most can be done in a few hours.

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