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The Science of Stunt Doubles - Proxying Models

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Proxying allows you to make use of some of your favourite models.   “You idiots! You’ve captured their stunt doubles!” Spaceballs   I’ve always struggled to toe the line in miniatures games. As much as I buy into the narrative fluff, I often find myself needing to break away from the standard range of miniatures. I find a real joy in the self-expression I get from converting a model into something unique, in making my army stand out a little bit. Of course, self-expression is only one of the reasons why people ‘proxy’ miniatures. For those who might not have...

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Down with the Kids!

Posted by Chris Hobday on

When you have kids, you don’t have as much free time to game as you used to. If you’re fortunate, you can still squeeze in the odd Necromunda campaign or 2000-point 40k battle. You might even be allowed to sneak off to an Infinity tournament once in a while. But many parents will admit that they aren’t getting to roll dice as often as they’d like. Unless, of course, they find a way to get the kids involved in their hobby. Thankfully, games are becoming more and more accessible, thanks in part to streamlined rules sets (like Age of Sigmar)...

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Table Service

Posted by Chris Hobday on

A great table can make the game. When we talk about wargaming, it’s natural to focus on miniatures. We’re blown away by the detail on contemporary kits and dazzled by the paintjobs we see on social media. After spending several hours preparing our models we feel an attachment to them. We feel joy when they succeed in taking down a foe even though it’s an abstracted stat line and a lucky dice roll that did it, not the metal woman with the sniper rifle or the burly hero with the broadsword. It also hurts when those same models drop to...

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Second Wind

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  "3-D Roleplay" in the 41st Millennium! They say you never get a second chance at life. Well, in some ways that’s true. I sold a bunch of plastic squats that I’ll never be able to buy back (without remortgaging) and I’ll never see Del Boy fall through the bar for the first time again. But sometimes you do get another bite of the cherry, especially if you’re a tabletop gamer. Chances of a Codex any time soon...? For instance, I missed out on 40k the first time around. A couple of friends played it, but I preferred smaller scale...

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The Subtle Art of Game Rules Maintenance

Posted by Chris Hobday on

All the rulebooks in the world won't shield you from a chem-thrower. We’re used to games designers releasing FAQs in order to tighten up certain rules and improve aspects of gameplay. The Necromunda compendium is about to drop, bringing all the legit rules together in one place, and a whole new edition of X-Wing has opened up what was, to me at least, a very narrow meta. On social media it’s commonplace to see people complain about this, about how the hardback rules they bought are now largely redundant, or how the powerful units they invested in have been brutally...

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