Archive for January, 2010

Great Progress on the Greatcoats

Great Coat grenade Launcher

Great Coat Heavy weapons

Great Coat Flame Thrower

Having computer troubles and am unable to get the pics showing. I’ll get them working shortly. In the mean time the links will bring you directly tot he threads showing some of the images.

HEROSCAPE – Master Set 3 Singles Restocked

If you’ve just started playing with your HEROSCAPE D&D MASTER SET 3 and wished you had a few more Trolls and Drow, you may have missed the bus. Those singles flew out the door ealier this week from damn near everyone selling singles at a reasonable rate.

I just minutes ago got an Email from Andrwe over at AUGGIE’S and they just cracked open 40 Fresh boxes of MASTER SET 3 and put them up this afternoon.

FERAL TROLL $2.99

 Deepwyrm Drow $5.99

Get them NOW!!! According to my sources, WIzards is already sold out of Master Set 3, so the supply of these single is going  to dry up fast

HEROSCAPE – Marro Soldiers

If your anything like me, you bought Heroscape, and missed the small detail that all the units in Rise of the Valkyrie are unique units. Not a problem if you only bought one set, but again if your like me, who bought six, you have alot of extra figures on your hands.

To solve this problem, I want to make custom stat cards that utilize the figures in ROTV. This way, not only will I have a way to use my extra figures, but anyone else who wants to use my stat cards should have access to the figures as well.

Marro are my favorite faction from Heroscape. I used to play with legions of Marro Warriors, before we figured out you weren’t suppossed to., so I decided I wanted to put them back into action.

I dug out and compared the stats of all the Marro Units I had.
Marrden Nagrubs -30pts cheap expendable hound like models, suited for Warlord Escort duty, not what I was looking for.
Marro Drudge -50pts Humanoid shooters, but dependant on Swamp Tiles, something I wanted to avoid
Marro Stingers – 60pts Humanoid Shooters, with a random do more damage or die trying roll
Marro Warriors – 50pts The Unique Humanoid Shooters I was getting the models from. They have excellent range, low damage, but their reall strength is they can ressurect models. I know from first hand experience that no one really wants to fight against an entire army of them resurrecting, and that 50pts is too cheap for a 4 man non-unique unit that can pile on like that.
Marro Drones 50pts Melee only humanoids, with Hive Mind, alloing them to share activations with fellow Marrow Drone Units, on of my favorite abilities in the game.

So then inspiration hit me. I wanted something different from the Drudge, Stingers, and Warriors, that didn’t clone, or was dependant on terrain features. I really dig the Drones, but always wished they could shoot….

Marro Soldiers were born !!

    I used the Marro Drones as a starting point.

  • Gave them some range.
  • Reduced the number of models per squad from 4 to 3 to match the general Marro Squad size, and to avoid weirdness with the Hive Mind power, which is based on multiples of 3.
  • Their shooting damage is comperable to Stingers, when not boosted, and Drudges when boosted and their range is the same.
  • Guestimated Unit cost of 70pts.

They cost more than any of the units they were based on. Have none of the unique special defenses, less range, and model less, than the Marro Warriors they were conscripted from. They do have the potential to activate more often, which is thier key strength.

If you get any use out of these fellas, I would appreciate feedback.

HEROSCAPE – BATMAN

I was reading on HEROSCAPERS about coming up with stats for your customs and one of the suggestions was for using SGT. DRAKE ALEXANDER stats for BATMAN. I thought it was a great idea, so I dug out a mini, my digital camera, and got to photoediting up a new stat card.

Wargames Factory SciFi Greatcoats Part 2

That’s it, there was a bunch of gibbering about the shoulder pads and how big the minigun was, but other than that the only reall new info is that there should be  3 bodies, 3 rifles, 1 flamer, 1 minigun, I pistol, all with arms, 3 grunt helmeted heads and 3 more unqie command/heavy heads.

From what was discussed, it appears that the greatcoats submission will be contained on a single sprue, and not expanded to 2 or 3, as some had hoped.

WarGames Factory SciFi GreatCoats Sneak Peak

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves

 

These highly anticipated mdoels were delayed when WGF decided to redesign them from the ground up, after seeing the greater detail they could add to a model when they completed their viking set. It appears to be have been worth the wait.

Fat Dragon Games releases HEXMASTER SET 2 SciFi Terrain for HEROSCAPE

 

 Fat Dragon Games’ Tom has just released the second HEXMASTER terrain set. If you don’t know what HEXMASTER is, it is a set of Hex based terrain suitable for any hexbased game 3D game, like HEROSCAPE or BATTLETECH. The real strength of the set is that it is made to be compatibale with the HEROSCAPE plastic terrain.

HEXMASTER set 1, retails for $4.99, and is Fantasy based. The newly relased HEXMASTER set 2, retails for $4.99, and is SciFi based. It is especially usefull for HEROSCAPE players playing bots or MARVEL charecters that want terrain that looks more like it came from their time period and BATTLETECH players looking for Mech sized buildings that is designed for a hexgrid, which is hard to come by.