Board Games, Miniature Games, RPGs, Tabletop Games

5 on Friday: 19/07/19

It’s Friday, and here on No Rerolls that means it’s time for an all-new 5 on Friday.  We’re going to start with 5 exciting releases for this week before moving on to our usual 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.

Releases and Previews

Every week there are many games and miniatures released. This will probably be a mix of previews, preorders and releases, and with release dates being the way they are in this industry, it’s always pretty approximate. Excuses out of the way, here are 5 of the releases that caught our attention this week:

Fantasy Flight previews Gadgets and Gear supplement for their Star Wars RPG – The FFG Star Wars RPG is a decent game.  I’ve certainly enjoyed the games that I’ve taken part in, though I do have some reservations about any game that uses proprietary dice.  I keep starting and them abandoning an article on that topic, actually…

I’ve only got a single book for this game, the Edge of the Empire core book.  There are, however, a few core books now, and some very interesting supplements.  This is an equipment supplement, the kind that is always useful to both players and GMs.  A solid addition to the range, I’m sure.

Zenit Miniatures launches Kickstarter campaign for Neko fantasy football team – I have some friends who will be very tempted by this Kickstarter, either through a love of chibi miniatures, cat miniatures or, indeed, chibi cat miniatures.

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I’ve not heard of the company running this Kickstarter, but I love these models.  They all exude character and I particularly love the Coach Miyagi mini.  He’s just adorable!  The price is a little steep, but broadly in line with other fantasy football teams.  Definitely worth a look!

Micro Art Studio releases new Triad bases – I’ve bought a fair few base sets from Micro Art in the past and I have always been happy with them.  Generally, it’s their sci-fi and wilderness-themed ones that I pick up for Infinity miniatures.  I’ve always found them detailed, crisp and beautiful.

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This latest offering would look great on any miniature with an urban fantasy theme.  Warmachine, Malifaux and Guild Ball miniatures would all look great on these bases.  They come in lots of different sizes and, again, if I can count on previous experience with Micro Art products, the quality will be fantastic.

Stonemaier Games releases modular board for Scythe – Scythe is a great board game that I’ve found to have a lot of replayability.  I can break it out again and again and it never seems to get old.  It can, at times, get a little predictable in terms of board control or specific target zones for different factions.

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That, I suppose, is why Stonemaier is releasing this modular map, to add variety to the setup and ensure yet more replayability.  I think this is something I will, at some point, pick up.  I’d been looking to pick up the Fenris expansion first, though.

Broken Egg Games launches Kickstarter campaign for new resin stable terrain piece – Good fantasy terrain seems rarer than good sci-fi stuff.  When you do get something really nice, it can be pricey.  I suppose there’s less room for boxy buildings in fantasy settings.  Broken Eggs have a really nice piece on Kickstarter at the moment:

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This is beautiful.  I love the ramshackle nature of the piece.  I like that it looks real and appears to have been added to over time.  The price is a tad steep, but you’re getting a damn nice piece of resin in exchange for your hard-earned shekels.

Blog Posts/Articles

The meat of 5 on Friday, the articles are listed in no particular order, so let’s get into some recommendations:

Warcry Terrain @ Metal Miniatures – There aren’t many words in this article, but there are some glorious pictures.  The new Warcry box is something I very much intend to pick up, so it’s great to see the terrain all painted up.  The author managed to make pretty quick work of the terrain, so I suppose the contrast paints are working as intended!  I’m really looking forward to getting my grubby hands on this stuff, too.

Warhammer Adventures – The Beginner Black Library @ Start Your Meeples – Like the author, I picked up Attack of the Necron when it was on offer on Audible.  Like the author, I actually really enjoyed this different, young-adult version of 40K fiction.  I also really enjoyed the narration of the audiobook by David Tennant.  It’s interesting to read the author’s thoughts on these new offerings and the impression that this new format has left.

Free RPG: Lunch Hour Dungeon @ Wade Rockett – Another short article, but it links to a really cool little RPG from the same author.  I love this kind of one-to-two page RPG.  The game is very well presented and formatted, making is easy to read, follow and play.  I’ve seen a lot of lovely homebrew stuff recently that at once inspires me and reminds me of my own creative limitations!

The Cabinets of Wonder at Wargames Foundry @ Twisted Pinnacle – Another pictorial article.  I love Wargames Foundry.  I remember first coming across them in full-page ads in Wargames Illustrated and being taken in by their miniatures.  So many are just oozing personality and I love their old-school style.  Their former relationship with Games Workshop is highlighted clearly by this article, a pictorial of the cabinets of old-school GW miniatures filling the cabinets at the Foundry’s own store.  Go take a look and take a stroll down memory lane, bolter firmly in hand!

6MM Sci-Fi – Alpha Legion, Old-School Colours @ It’s a Hobby, Not an Addiction – Epic minis!  You don’t see these too often these days, so it’s always nice to come across an article that features them in a cool way.  The individual basing that the author has done works really well and, as a big fan of the Alpha Legion, I love his work on these minis.  Another nostalgia-fest of a post, but a new twist.

I’ve been on holiday!  That’s why we skipped a 5 on Friday.  Since the last one, I’ve posts two different holiday posts, summing up what I’ve been doing, hobby-wise, since heading off.  I really am looking forward to trying out more stuff with those contrast paints…

Catch you later!

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