Monday, November 9, 2015

What’s A Little Scale Between Friends?

Ever since I began wargaming, there has always been issues with scale discrepancies between models within a game.  From FASA’s Battletech, to GW’s infamous Rhino that’s supposed to fit 10 Space Marines, to True-Scale debates, and so on. 

Lately though with my head-long dive into Infinity the Game, there’s been a seemingly steady creep of scale differentials between old and new models for Corvus Belli. It has been said before that not every human being is the same height, armor adds bulk and height in different ways from different makes and models, but it can’t be ignored that the newer, 3D sculpted models are of a larger species than the older, more traditionally sculpted models.

What I won’t do here is carry the "True Scale/Marines just need to not bend their knees" debate into Infinity.  That horse has been dead a long time.  But let’s address the supposed “scale creep” of Infinity, shall we?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Road to Being a Healthier Gamer: October Update!

It’s not a sprint…it’s a marathon.

Try as I might to deny it, we’re coming up on the 1 year mark of me actually trying to get my health in order.   November’s Update will be that 1 year mark, even if I didn’t start these updates until January of this year.

Holy cow.  It’s been a year.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Black Templar Deathwing Command Squad

When is something considered a “Throwback”?  After one year has gone by?  Two maybe?  What about three? 

It was back in 2011 that I completed a Deathwing-style Black Templars army commission for a friend, and it’s hard to believe that was 4 years ago!  Wow.  It was also before I owned an airbrush, so all my subtle blends for the blacks to make them not boring were done by hand across the whole army. 

This week in history, we’re going to take a gander at the Command Squad for this Templar-Wing army.  I’m sure by now the army composition has changed completely for a force like this, but that doesn’t make this any less of a fun project I had the pleasure of working on!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Starting Infinity with Yu Jing? Take a Look...

Recently I had the opportunity to share how I would start Yu Jing as a faction within Infinity the Game with a up-and-coming player.  This sharing ended up turning into a full-fledged article for the Wargamers Consortium!  I'm on the front page, folks!!

WGC Stories: Getting Started with Yu Jing in Infinity

A quick note though that I also make int he article:  This is not some written-in-stone law of how you should start the faction. Just like my "A Matter of Opinion" articles, this is purely my opinion after playing the faction for over a year now, casually and in about a dozen tournaments.

Head on over and take a look!  Eventually I'll post the article here, but I want to give the WGC some love, all of it well-deserved for all the content and love they give the community at large!  I'll also eventually be doing articles for the Sectorials within Yu Jing as well.

Drop a comment there or here and let me know what you think!

- Tim

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Road to Being a Healthier Gamer: September Update!

Where in the heck did this month go?!  No really, I want someone to answer this time, because I feel like it was September 1st just a couple days ago. 

Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part considering how this month went…

That last statement makes it sound worse than it actually is, really.  In truth, this month has been more of a test of consistency more than anything else.  What do I mean?  Well, I'm glad you asked…

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The "Broken Record" Syndrome

For those of you who aren't familiar with my "Syndrome" series, I like to approach certain aspects of our hobby with a certain tongue-in-cheek style of writing where I liken them to a medical issue. 

If you'd like to catch up, so far we've covered the "Oooooh, Shiny!" Syndrome where you just have to buy the all the new things, the "Bandwagon" Syndrome when someone jumps on the proverbial bandwagon of the new hotness or whatever is broken this month,  and the "Collectors" Syndrome that plagues some of us into concentrating all our efforts on one focused collection.  We've even reached into the "Comfort Zone" Syndrome where some of us refuse to try new things/games/factions/etc., and finally we addressed the "Hobby-Hammer" Syndrome where you plan and over-plan a project until it gets to the point that you never actually complete said project.

If you've not read any or all of the above Syndromes I've analyzed so far, click their titles above for a link to each article.  Otherwise, let's dive into the newest of the hobby-related maladies that I've discovered recently…

The "Broken Record" Syndrome.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Remembering 9/11, Those Lost and Those Who've Lost

I may have been a little absent from the blog for the past two weeks (which will change by the way, I have a lot of stuff planned for this little corner of the internet), but I wanted to ask that we take a moment to remember this day.

Be you an citizen of the U.S.A. or not, I ask that you remember the lives lost, the sacrifices made, and the loved ones who still wake up on this date every year in mourning.  Not for political reasons, and not because you agree or disagree whatever your religious beliefs are or aren't.  I ask because I believe the gaming community I'm a part of is a good one to the core of who they are despite our myriad of differences, and this was a tragedy that did not have to happen.

If you comment, comment in a way to honor those lost and who've lost as this is a memorial posting.

- Tim