5 on Friday: 18/08/17

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:

The slump is over. Part 1 (Recent paint jobs) @ Game of Travel – a painting article with lots of great pictures of Infinity miniatures!  All of the paint jobs look fantastic and have that vibrancy that I think Infinity models really need.  A real joy to look through the images in this post.  I especially like the Riot Girls.  As an aside, the author points out that living in a town with a population of only 14,000 means there is little to distract from painting.  As someone living in a town half that size, I utterly disagree – I find many distractions.  I am in the midst of moving to a village with a population of fewer than 2000, so we’ll see how the productivity changes there!

Gen Con 2017: What’s Hot, and What I Played @ The Opinionated Gamers – lots of nice pictures and a good write-up of what the author has seen at Gen-Con.  Of the list of ‘hot’ games that the author share, I’m really interested in Clank! In! Space!Codenames DuetCrossfire and the Scott Pilgrim game.  I’m interested in Twilight Imperium 4 too, of course, but I’m in no rush on this one.  Still enjoying 3 and it’s a lot of money to lay out just now for this one.  The article has, as mentioned, lots of nice pictures and it also features a number of snap reviews.  Nice wee article to get the gist of some of the goings on at the convention.

Love me some Malifaux @ Spuddyhammer – Lovely article about one of my favourite games.  The author seems to have recently branched out into skirmish games and has embraced Malifaux wholeheartedly, jumping in with a force of Outcasts, led by the Viktorias.  The article covers a lot of different aspects of the hobby, including the miniatures and painting (particularly noting the differences between painting armies for mass battle games and individual models for skirmish games) and the rules – most notably the lack of dice.  Great to see someone enjoying an amazing game!  Nice paint jobs, too!

On Living Card Games @ The Aficianado – an in-depth look at Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Game (LCG) format/sales model.  The author weighs up lots of different factors, both positive and negative, really delving into the advantages and disadvantages of this sort of format.  I agree with most of what the author says, but I feel that they perhaps come down slightly on the side of preferring the CCG format, whilst I slightly prefer the LCG.  You should take a read through the article, it’s thoughtful and informative.  

A Virulent Return @ Bamboo Hammer – Nice little article about returning to the hobby after a break of a few years.  Specifically, it also addresses returning to a different game, making the switch from Warhammer 40,000, which is a fine product line, to Age of Sigmar.  Methinks the author is making a good decision, here!  40K is fine, of course, but it’s just not as fun.  Sounds like the author has a good plan – Skaven are a lot of fun – and I’m looking forward to seeing progress in his army!

On No Rerolls, we’ve done pretty much nothing.  Busy work week!  It’s a pity, as I don’t like having two 5 on Friday posts in a row (though I do love writing them!), but needs must, I suppose.

See you next week!


  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Glad you enjoyed my first post, I’ll hopefully have another one soon with an update on the Skaven, and maybe some stuff “from the vault” so to speak and dig out some of my old stuff, I’m quite proud of some of it.
    Have an excellent weekend.


  2. Hey! Also thanks for the shoutout! Good to know that someone finds my musing and analysis interesting apart from myself. Encouragement to keep on going! 😀


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