Boardgames anyone? Page 526

  • Slurmseh 18 Feb 2021 06:54:55 2,824 posts
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    @Kernowgaz Iíd be interested in death angel.
  • Gregolution 18 Feb 2021 12:04:06 10,848 posts
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    Kernowgaz wrote:
    Nemesis wrote:
    I have Raiders and Architects and never played them. /shameface

    I need to sort that. I have a real problem getting games started. Can't figure out why I do that.
    Donít we all do that?
    I never had an unplayed game in my collection until 2021, now I've got about 3 and I hate it. Big sign that having 50 games is way too many!
  • Nemesis 18 Feb 2021 12:47:36 19,957 posts
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    My thoughts too.

    If Iím not getting to stuff Iíve got too much and Iím getting swamped by it all. Focus !
  • Rhaegyr 18 Feb 2021 12:55:06 5,356 posts
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    Just dropped £100 on Nemesis :)
  • Slurmseh 18 Feb 2021 12:57:25 2,824 posts
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    Nemesis is on my shelf of shame. Bought it in October and havenít played it! Think Iíd prefer to play with people than set it up solo.
  • Rhaegyr 18 Feb 2021 13:14:46 5,356 posts
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    Yeah I'll be doing the same - might try and paint some of the figures beforehand but certainly won't be playing it until lockdown eases sadly.
  • Slurmseh 18 Feb 2021 13:18:05 2,824 posts
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    Iím doing my best to resist buying paints and attempting to paint some of my games.

    I had a serious addiction to GW stuff as a kid and I feel this will suck me right back in!
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  • McGeeza 18 Feb 2021 13:56:59 2,038 posts
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    I think I'm in the minority, but Nemesis didn't work for me. Just found the combat very unsatisfying, and the individual goals and traitor stuff ruined the experience for me. Probably should have given the pure co-op version a go to see if I enjoyed that more. Glad I didn't pay for it anyway.
  • Your-Mother 18 Feb 2021 15:12:38 6,572 posts
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    Slurmseh wrote:
    Iím doing my best to resist buying paints and attempting to paint some of my games.

    I had a serious addiction to GW stuff as a kid and I feel this will suck me right back in!
    Do iiiiit.

    Seriously, modern paints will have stuff table ready in minutes. Itís not the huge time commitment it used to be (unless you want to go full Golden Demon at least). Look up contrast paints, they are pure sorcery in a bottle.
  • Slurmseh 18 Feb 2021 15:42:00 2,824 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    Slurmseh wrote:
    Iím doing my best to resist buying paints and attempting to paint some of my games.

    I had a serious addiction to GW stuff as a kid and I feel this will suck me right back in!
    Do iiiiit.

    Seriously, modern paints will have stuff table ready in minutes. Itís not the huge time commitment it used to be (unless you want to go full Golden Demon at least). Look up contrast paints, they are pure sorcery in a bottle.
    I've looked, believe me. But I'm holding off!
  • Your-Mother 18 Feb 2021 16:22:44 6,572 posts
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    Oh boy, a discount on a dungeon crawler I don't yet own (Shadow of Brimstone).

    Time for another Kallax.
  • Rhaegyr 18 Feb 2021 16:44:24 5,356 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    Slurmseh wrote:
    Iím doing my best to resist buying paints and attempting to paint some of my games.

    I had a serious addiction to GW stuff as a kid and I feel this will suck me right back in!
    Do iiiiit.

    Seriously, modern paints will have stuff table ready in minutes. Itís not the huge time commitment it used to be (unless you want to go full Golden Demon at least). Look up contrast paints, they are pure sorcery in a bottle.
    Any recommended paint sets for an absolute beginner?
  • Your-Mother 18 Feb 2021 17:03:12 6,572 posts
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    Most of the Citadel "getting started" sets come with conventional paints, but it's a good way to...get started. As the name implies. They're more costly but I prefer Citadel paints over any other range. I have a handful of Army Painter, Vallejo, etc here and there, and some unique ones from brands like Turbodork (color shift gives amazing dynamicism to models), but nothing tops Citadel imo, especially as nothing compares to Contrast.

    Probably worth just assessing what you want to paint and buying paints specifically for that to start tbh. For tabletop ready stuff I just base coat, contrast, maybe a dry brush for highlights, and then pick out smaller details (eyes etc) with conventional paints. If it's not too complex a model I can be done in 15 minutes once it's primed and ready. If it's a really nice model I'll do more conventional painting for details, but the key thing to remember is you'll be mostly playing with these from 3ft away on average, so if they look good at that range, they're ready.

    What I personally think are essential on top of paints.

    Grey Seer (or similar color in another good brand) primer spray. Unless you have a model with a majority single color, grey is always the way to go for a base coat.
    Decent brushes - a budget set is fine to get started but this is something not to skimp on when you get serious. Not only will they flow paint better, giving better accuracy and quality coats, they'll also last longer, so will pay for themselves over time.
    Wet palette.
    Medium mixer - water works well enough to start with to thin paints down but medium works so much better.
  • Your-Mother 18 Feb 2021 17:04:30 6,572 posts
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    And to be clear I am definitely no Golden Demon winner here, so my advice is purely for getting it to tabletop ready. My painting looks decent but won't win any awards.
  • Your-Mother 18 Feb 2021 17:18:11 6,572 posts
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    This dude from Blackstone Fortress was about 25 minutes work, mostly contrast, then details, then dry brush. Still need to finish the base though. Also need to work on my dry brushing a little, as he looks a little chalky, but again, 3ft rule.

  • Kernowgaz 18 Feb 2021 17:55:02 187 posts
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    Slurmseh wrote:
    @Kernowgaz Iíd be interested in death angel.
    No probs but how much would you want to pay? Itís been going for around £40 including postage on eBay.

    How about £28-30 ? I donít want to take the mickey with the price but also donít want to lose out by much

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 17:56:11 18-02-2021
  • Slurmseh 18 Feb 2021 18:48:28 2,824 posts
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    Could do 30 but need to wait until payday as Iíve blown through the budget this month!
  • Kernowgaz 18 Feb 2021 19:02:55 187 posts
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    Slurmseh wrote:
    Could do 30 but need to wait until payday as Iíve blown through the budget this month!
    Thatís ok mate. Iíll post some pics and make sure everything things there.

    I mustíve taken the seals off the cards and popped the tokens (thereís only 18 though) if thatís ok?

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 19:20:45 18-02-2021
  • SnackPlissken 19 Feb 2021 09:15:49 2,759 posts
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    Nemesis should be here tomorrow! I think I'll crack it open and have a solo session.
  • Tonka 19 Feb 2021 09:28:37 31,651 posts
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    @Your-Mother BRAVO! That mini looks awesome.
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 09:44:46 187 posts
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    @Slurmseh

    Hereís the pictures for you. Thereís no shelf wear on the box and everything is there.

    https://i.imgur.com/MQmg2wf.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/pwvcjDQ.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/VIEidgd.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/Xz3mFnb.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/Le3hNci.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/79egMng.jpg

    Can you confirm youíre still interested, if not Iíll sell it. Cheers.

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 09:47:59 19-02-2021

    Edited by Kernowgaz at 09:48:41 19-02-2021
  • Slurmseh 19 Feb 2021 10:10:28 2,824 posts
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    @Kernowgaz aye man that looks decent Iíll definitely take it off your hands.
  • ChiefGB 19 Feb 2021 10:11:44 13,415 posts
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    @Kernowgaz howís tainted grail going, they still trying to sort out the ukís last orders 🙄
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 10:33:20 187 posts
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    Slurmseh wrote:
    @Kernowgaz aye man that looks decent Iíll definitely take it off your hands.
    Coool.
  • Kernowgaz 19 Feb 2021 10:37:43 187 posts
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    @ChiefGB With work and a kitten thatís been keeping us up by clawing and meowing at the kitchen door Iíve been too tired. I loved the first chapter but each one is about 2-4 hours. I think Iíll have to play for a couple of hours and put the big board (2íx3í ply covered in felt) I use out of the way of the cats and kids
  • ChiefGB 19 Feb 2021 11:23:37 13,415 posts
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    @Kernowgaz yeah I get you, Iíve 3 house ďkittensĒ weíve had since just before first lockdown. I canít remember the last time I had a full nights sleep....
    Also our game sessions tend to be focused around nap time otherwise chaos occurs.

    Dunes arrived, with the Jessica of arrakis card. Which is nice as I hear itís pretty powerful.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 12:25:54 19-02-2021
  • Your-Mother 19 Feb 2021 11:53:20 6,572 posts
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    The On Mars expansion has dropped the Surviving Mars tie in (licensing issue?) and is now called Alien Invasion. Kickstarter in May.
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