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One of the first games I featured on the site way back in the opening days of this site, Rich Chappell and Dead Earth Games, showed me Across the Dead Earth

Across the Dead Earth is the Post-Apocalyptic skirmish wargame from Dead Earth Games. Three generations on from The Last War, pockets of humanity roam the ghost towns and ruins of civilisation, looting and fighting for profit, glory, dominance and their very lives Across the Dead Earth.

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Diceni 2015 Three Days left to go

This year on the 3rd May Diceni will once again be invading The Forum in Norwich, Norfolk for its yearly show. Each year the show has grown, and this year promises to be no different infact I think the line up is looking rather more impressive as time gets closer.

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Across the Dead Earth

Across the Dead Earth has finally landed.

One of the first games I saw on Kickstarter has arrived as promised, and I have seen the game grow, the question is will it be as good as expected.

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First of the miniatures as let’s face it there is no other place to start. Fat Boy (pictured above) and all the rest of the three starting gangs all look reasonably good considering it’s a first outing. With the advances in plastic casting I have gone off the old metal casts, but these are all great looking miniatures, well they are at the moment, let’s see what some paint can ruin. But I will have a go at writing my first paint guide in the near future.

The rules, or as I always think the one thing that can make or break a game, are well written, there is a balance between fun, complexity, and depth that is hard to balance, these rules have them well locked down, so far I haven’t seen anything that’s made me cringe, odds are someone somewhere will find something, but until then solid is the word I will use. With campaign and progression mechanics thrown in as well.

If you ever played Necromunda yummy remember that the after game of a campaign could last as long as the ‘actual’ game. Now either I am more used to clean up phases in games now or AtDE seems to have made the post game ‘clean up’ stage a bit smoother. With ‘traders’ offering a variety of rare goods on a card draw not a dice roll.

Over the next few weeks, I aim to get the models painted up andcready to go, although scenery will be a bit tough, hopefully rope a few games in to see exactly how the game meshes but if what’s in the book translates to the table, then this may well be the campaign system to beat moving into 2015.

And just to get another bit off artwork in can you guess where an upcoming release is scheduled to happen?

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March Madness

So its march spring is in the air and everyone is going mad, kickstarter games are hitting their targets spartan games are releasing a load of new minis and games workshop have released a titan and given details of a new codex and lots of rebranded chaos stuff to come out.

Dead Earth have announced that less than 8 days after launching on Kickstarter that they are now fully funded. Looking forward to this as it shows some great promise.

Spartan games have this month released new box sets for nearly all of its Firestorm Armada faction.

Which leaves the big daddy of them all Games Workshop, who in the space of a week released titans, legion of the damned and more books than I could fit in a backback.

Up and Coming

Whilst browsing the world wide web, well facebook, I stumbled acrosd this hidden little gem  Dead Earth

The Last World War some call it. Optimists. No one really knows who started it, or why, if there wasever a reason, but once it started it was only ever going to end one way: the end of the world itself.And what comes after the end of the world, inherited by those few survivors? Life, of sorts, Isuppose. A struggle to survive, scavenging and looting and fighting our way in small bands, groups,gangs or families: across the dead Earth.

This project goes live on Kickstarter in March stay tuned for more news