Saturday, March 16, 2013

X-Wing Miniatures Game

This week I was over at a friend's place and we finally got to play X-Wing.  He had the base set and a couple of expansions, giving us a total of 2 TIE Fighters, a TIE Advanced, an X-Wing and a Y-wing.  The game itself is very fast and we got in 4 games in under 3 hours.  Each ship has a handful of pilots to choose from and each ship also can be upgraded to have things such as astromech droids, missiles and pilot upgrades.  Movement is dictated by movement templates and is not hex based. Although I can see the game being easily converted to hex based movement.  The minis are prepainted but are done really well.  
There was a post on TGN this past week stating that Wizkids has licensed the game system from Fantasy Flight to do a Star Trek game.  Should be interesting.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Kingdom Egyptians

Been quite a while since I've posted something up. I was waiting for some bases from Litko to arrive which delayed this posting a bit. So the yesterday I finally finished off the first batch of bases for my Impetus New Kingdom Egyptian army. These are all Old Glory 15s minis. There are based up on Litko 3mm plywood bases with a 80mm frontage.  First up is 4 bases of light chariots (CGL):
Next up is 5 bases of line infantry (FP):
Next is 8 bases of veteran archers (T). There is only 1 category of archers so both types of figures are pooled into the same category.

I probably should have made the skin a little darker than what I did, but oh well.

Next up is a pile more infantry including some more archers, Sherden heavy infantry and Nubian skirmishers.