5 on Friday: 28/07/17

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:

Gaming Thoughts: Imperial Assault @ 2Screens – Imperial Assault is a game I keep swithering over picking up.  It looks fantastic and I am a big fan of Descent, upon which the rules are based.  This blog post pushes me further towards picking it up as it is essentially a list of all the things the author loves about the game.  He goes into a good amount of detail and it has a wee personal touch that helps it really shine.

Just got some minis from Scibor @ Miniature Darkness – Scibor is a company I’ve been aware of for a long time.  I’m a big fan of some of their lines but have never quite taken the plunge and bought in.  I might do so for games like Shadow War and Age of Sigmar: Skirmish.  The author of this post confirms what I had already heard through other forums and sources, that these models had significant amounts of flash and prominent mold lines, but that the quality of the sculpt and the detail of casting are both actually very good.  A useful post!

Grymkin: My initial thoughts & impressions… @ Hater’s Perspective – I never got as far into Privateer Press’ miniatures offerings (Warmachine and Hordes) as I intended to.  I like the models – particularly in Hordes – and the rules always appealed to me, but Malifaux ended up filling that space in my hobby.  Maybe with my love of Malifaux in mind it should come as no surprise that I am quite interested in the newest faction for Hordes, the Grymkin.  They seem to draw heavily on the Malifaux style book, after all.  This post is a good read about a relatively new player picking up the army and taking it for a spin.  He shares his list, his experience of his first few games and his thoughts on the army thus far.

[painting corner] Death Rattle Undead @ Darker Days Radio – I can sympathise with the author’s position of having finished one army and thinking it would be nice to have another for them to face off against.  Then maybe another.  And another…  I grew up seeing and painting the crappy, old GW skeletons which were basically bone, shields, weapons and the occasional helm or scrap of armour over the chest.  The new GW skeletons are so much better and give great opportunities for painting that the old ones simply did not.  The author takes full advantage of this new aesthetic, putting a beautiful lick of paint onto these models.  The Wight Lord is particularly cool.  The models also look fantastic when placed in the author’s painted terrain in opposition to some Tzeentch forces.  The article gives a good step by step account of how the painting was done and has loads of great pictures.  As an aside, this blog is also the home of a really fantastic podcast which I’ve been listening to for a while.  Worth checking out.

Top 10 Board Game Club Games of 2017 @ Club Rules UK – Interesting post.  It’s great to see school clubs doing well.  My own school club is only a handful of pupils, and are in secondary school, so are older than the primary pupils that are referenced in this post.  It’s interesting to see the games that work with this group, and it gives a good idea of what might work with children of that age, generally.  Of the games highlighted, the titles I think would work with my own pupils are Cube QuestOne Night Ultimate Werewolf and possibly Snake Oil.  It’s also nice to see Haba titles on the list.  I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for these.  Really nice, wee article.

On No Rerolls, I’ve put up our first review.  I don’t know that reviews will be regular feature, as I think that others do more thorough reviews of newer games as they come out, but I enjoyed writing it, so we’ll see.  This review is of Sellswords  by Level 99 Games.

See you next week!

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