Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hobby Project: March Update #1

Look what the cat dragged in , Nevermind the date its way off.
Yeah, yeah.. I know, I should be posting those lists that I effed up yesterday. But today I have something more interesting that my lousy army lists(they will return tomorrow). I bought some new stuff. Today few models found shelter on my painting desk. A Japanese Sectorial Army starter, Aragoto box and a Keikotsu with ML. I planned to buy two starter sets but my LGS was short on ALEPH starters(so I decided that I'll buy more models for the JSA instead). I returned home with a big smile on my face and imediately started to unpack my new minis. They are as nice in person as they are on the pictures but when I assembled them I cursed my large bulky fingers and small parts of the models(like Aragoto handlebars). To put together an Oniwaban was a little nightmare as well(pinning them to be precise).

Little dark, sorry :P, Also base is WIP
Other than me, killing my wallet, I painted a new mini for Warmachine. It's a Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator! I love this little bugger, and painting him was a lot of fun(while it lasted, which wasn't very low). I chose a classic scheme with black hat and light brow coat. I'm really proud of him. Those WM/H stuff is very, very cool. I'll be getting a Winterguard UA(Standard and Officer), they'll be at my door later this week. I tried to get Widowmakers but they didn't have them.

And last, but not least, this weekend I attended a WFB Torunament(it's called Bazyliszek). It was a 2400pts ETC Format tournament with 120+ attendees. Also, it was my first tournament since 6th edition of the WFB. We played 5 games over 2 days. I played Dwarfs(their army list will be posted tomorrow).  My opponents were, in this order: Skaven(they crushed me 0:20), Skaven(the same, 0:20), Warriors of Chaos(this time i was victorious, 18:2), Dark Elves(a victory!, 17:3) and Skaven(this was supposed to be a victory, but due to my mistake it was a draw, 10:10). I was 91th overall(thanks to lack of experience and borrowed minis). It's not very impressive position but i think that is not bad for a total tournament noob(well I have played six games of 8th ed total).

That is all for today. I hope you found my ramblings interesting, and my english, didn't make you bleed through your eyes.



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

List Time: Fail!

Sorry. The post with my army lists was lost when I tried to edit it and post Tags. Those lists will return some time this week. Welcome to the first fail. ;(

Thursday, February 23, 2012

First Look: New GW models Part 2

Now its time for the better part of the photos of new GW minis. Tyranid models are imo much better than the SW ones. So without further jibber-jabber.(pictures taken from Beasts of War)

I love the new Tervigon, it is exactly as I imagined, large Tyranid beast with bloated underbelly full of spawning Termagaunts, ready to kill and eat everything. Long story short, Gamer Approves. What we have next?

Tyrannofex and Swarmlord
Tyrannofex is OK, although pretty standard. Swarmlord is a bit disappointing. I expected that it will be little more "slashy". Still it is a solid miniature. Next.

Winged Hive Tyrant
Hive Tyrant with wings is another OK model, looks somewhat small but i think its the picture, GW-taken pictures are not the best lately.

That is all for today. This weekend I'll be attending a 2400p ETC Warhammer Fantasy Tournament in Warsaw. Tomorrow I'll post my list and so on. After the event you may expect some pictures and my after-action report.



First Look: New GW models Part 1

          Hello again! This time i'll be talking about new GW minis which photos surfaced on DakkaDakka and in other places in the Internet. Those are Thunderwolf Cavalry, Grey Hunter with Wolf Banner, Fenrisian Wolves, Cyberwolf, and Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf for Space Wolves. Also there are few pictures of new Tyranid models: Tervigon, Tyranofex, Swarmlord and some flying monster which name i can't remeber(please ignore my incompetence). So here we go:

  Thunderwolf Cavalry

As you can see, they're basicly just Space Marines on giant wolfs. I don't really know what to thing about them. On one hand they're not overstuffed with various 40k things(like skulls and emblems), on the other those wolves look a bit thin and fragile(actually too fragile to carry a SM). Well at least they don't look like Canis Wolfborn over-sized squirrel. I would like some more muscles and maybe some armour/bionics. What we have next, lets see, 

Grey Hunter with Banner and Cyberwolf
Little better, GH is a OK sculpt, but again cyberwolf looks like a sculpture made by the creepy man that stuffs animals, not like a wolf with bionics/cyberbody, not enough metal! Flesh is weak!

Fenrisian Wolves

Not much to say here, they're pretty much OK for me. And finally for the Space Wolves:

Wolf Lord on Thunderwolf

The wolf is much better(at least on this picture) than the regular ones, armour is OK, and the axe is pretty nice too. What i don't like is the face, and the shield(too small). Overall this is a nice mini. Please notice the unfortunate Thousand Son carcass on the base(not the best but nice touch). For the better part of the miniatures(Tyranids) You'll have to wait till i wake up.



Friday, February 17, 2012

From the Couch: The state of the local scene

As you can see my blog has a new logo(but i'm pretty sure this will change again) with some „badges” of the armies that i play in varius systems. Some of them are an overstatement, because for my WarmaHordes Khador i have just eSorscha and Kovnik Joe and my Infinty starters will not be arriving probably by the end of the month:D Despite that, i look forward to play each of the systems that are new to me. So, excited by the beautiful models and nice rules I went on the Interwebz and did a little reconnaissance to see how much games i can get. 

Lets just say, that in the current circumstances 1 game/week/system(except for the WFB) should make me happy as hell(and It will). It's because a thing that i observed about wargaming in Poland(if, you are not interested in reading about Poland stop right there, because this post will be full of it). I noticed that many of the LGSes around(and pleas note that Warsaw is the biggest city in Poland with population close to 2mln) that are the main distributors of the „other”(non-GW) systems seems to not give a flying frakk about the popularity of their game. When i went to buy my sexy Khador caster(or castress??) i asked, guy at the counter if there, will be any introgaming to WarmaHordes this month i heard simple „not in the predictable future”....

...WTF?? Those guys are the official distributors of WM/H for Poland and they don't care to get more people to play? It goes the same for the Infinity, the other LGS, which is the Infinity distributor for our country has a forum and there seems to be no info about introgaming or something(Wait, i just found it but buried pretty deep in the forum, I'll go next week and see whats what). I find hard to believe that there is so few people that are willing to share their experiences and promote the systems that they love/sell. I hope to change that when learn my way around the both games. Seriously people! Why it seems that „other” systems are so elitist that, people who play them don't bother to popularize them? Well, lets just hope that i was mistaken. (This note again came shorter that i thought it will be). If you don't want this happening to you, keep on promoting your hobby, keep the flow of new players, because they are essential. I know now i'm Captain Obvious but sometimes i think that retailers/distributors in my country don't know that. And with this I leave you. Keep on gaming!!



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hobby Project: Vulkan, Vindicare and Sorcha

Over last few weeks, i was bored. I've got a break at my university so i sat at my desk and painted few things. So without further ado:

Vulkan He'stan

Wow, this model is so cool! I love it! Painting it was a real challenge due to the number of details and intricate armour. I painted it for my friends Salamanders army, and as a practice. I'm very fond of it. Sorry for the blurry picture, when i'm back from my in-laws i'll try to get a better picture and switch it. I love the idea of lava base always wanted to try one. Lava was made of green sutff and the rock is a wine bottle cork. 

Vindicare Assassin

This Vindicare I found in my bits box. I love this model. In my opinnion its one of the best modes GW has ever made. I know, that, this is another blurry picutre :( I wasn't aware of this until i added it to the picassa gallery. I must also work on the background.

Forward Commander Sorscha Kratikoff(or eSorscha)

Although my 2400p WFB Dwarf army isn't finished, i grew bored of painting little, bearded madmen.(lets face it, plastic 7th ed dwarfs are not the best of GW miniatures). So i starded reading about WarmaHordes(or HoMachine as Frontline Gamers says :D) and decided to make little force of Warmachine for me. I chose Khador because of their cool Imperial, Tzar's Russia theme, but i thought tha it will be cool if i paint them like the Red Army. Here is my first attempt to do so. Sorscha is a lovely model, and i tried my best. I'm pretty much happy with how it turned out.

Coming up next are: Kovnik Joseph Grigorovich(WM/H), Imperial Inquisitor(40k) and some dwarfs(or dwarves, who knows?) And later this month some Infinity models(well maybe i'll make a review).



Well, hello Internet!!

Gamer comes to the Interwebz! Welcome to backcouchgamer, the blog about all kinds of miniature wargames and other cool stuff which you like(i hope!). My name i Gamer and i am not an miniatureholic. For those few of you who my show interest i am living in Warsaw, Poland with my beautifull wife. I'm a dedicated sci-fi/fantasy geek. Also i try to study law and find a job when i'm not gaming. But enough of this jibber-jabber. You're not here to read about my boring, private life but about all kinds of wonders that are wargames, RPGs, boardgames and video games.  So lets see what you can expect from me:

- Weekly reports about my hobby projects(painted/converted miniatures and stuff)
- Product Revies(Well, let's be honest, how frequent these will be is dependent on my wallet :D)
- My musings about all the above.

I'll try to be frequent, interesting and on time. Trust me, I'm a Gamer.