5 on Friday: 07/04/17

5 on Friday

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for a little digest of some of our favourite articles from the past week.  Of course, we’re slow readers, so don’t be surprised if there are some articles that are a little older – these are just some of the great articles we happen to have actually read in the past week.

They are in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:

Not Your Grandfather’s Dreary Trench Warfare – A Review of Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918 by GMT Games @ The Players’ Aid – I kind of regretted not hopping on this P500 from GMT, but it was charging and shipping just as I was getting into them.  This review confirms that I will probably pick it up at some point in the future, as they do frame it very well.  I like that the designer has incorporated a ‘fog of war’ system, like that used by Sekigahara.  As usual from The Players’ Aid, there are loads of pictures accompanying the article – a huge plus in my book.

Panoceania Black Friar @ Black Wing Painting – A painting post.  This shows a Black Friar from Infinity, and I really love how it’s painted.  The white is nice and crisp and there’s great blending on the blues and greys.  I love the touch of red around the visor.  The base is simple, but fitting.  The whole thing looks really cool and gently nudges me with reminders that my own Infinity models are sitting only a few feet away, crying out to be painted.  Someday…

Game Review: Ticket to Ride – Rails & Sails @ Project: Gaming Unplugged – This is the first post I’ve read from this blog, but I really enjoyed it.  This is a solid review, where the game is described in fine detail and the author includes a lot of images – an absolute must for a good review!  The author is a bit more positive about this game than I was (though I do still like it), and it’s nice to see someone really getting a lot out of a game that, whilst strong, did not live up to others in the series for me.

Skavenblight Scramblers @ A Tabletop Gamer’s Diary – More painting!  This time, a look at a painted Skaven team for Blood Bowl.  I do love Blood Bowl, and my chosen team in recent years has been Skaven (using the miniatures from Black Scorpion), so I’m always enthused to see cool teams.  This team uses a simple colour scheme that work really well and the author goes through the techniques used in their painting.  Great stuff!  I’ve linked this blog before for painting articles.  I think it’s definitely time to subscribe!

Goodbye, Old Friend… @ Wick High School – Finally, a bit of local flavour.  A Highland school closed their doors last week for the final time as they move to their brand new campus after the Easter break.  A school holds a special place at the heart of a community and it’s really exciting for Wick to be getting this great opportunity and much-needed update.  I hope my friends who teach in Wick, as well as the pupils, current and future, love their new campus and start to build the sort of fantastic memories that made the old school so special to the community.  I will also admit to being a tad jealous of their new facilities!

On No Rerolls, we’ve been rather quiet this week.  What can I say, it was the last week of term.  Maybe all these great painting articles will have an impact on me over the Easter break.  Meh, who am I trying to kid?

See you next week!

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