Monday, October 27, 2014

Miniatures Finished: Kitty Pryde, Nova, Darkseid

Newly completed, two heroes and a master villain: 
 Nova (Richard Rider), Kathryn "Kitty" Pryde and Darkseid. As per usual, all rebased Heroclix. 


Monday, October 20, 2014

And now this blog belongs to Thanos!

Foolish humans, did you truly believe that I would not discover this bastion of super powers and take it for my own? I have deposed Hat Guy and now all of his former power belongs to Thanos of Titian! 

No alliance of heroes can ever hope to defeat me! Hold your children close, your end comes soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Miniatures Finished: Groot, Hank Pym, Howard the Duck

A few new "heroes" to the roster this week, starting with everyone's favorite wife-beating drug addict, Hank Pym: 

 Playing with Hank will enable size changing, so I went with Ant-Man, Hank Pym and Giant Man, each having unique abilities to create a fun character. 

 Also finished, Groot and Howard the Duck. Groot adds some much-needed Super Strength to the Guardians, whilst Howard will largely be used as a glorified civilian.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Heroclix Victorian Regionals 2014

I had the pleasure yesterday (12/10/14) of running the Victorian Heroclix Regionals. Even though I didn't play, and don't tend to play Heroclix, it was a pleasure because of the great crowd that play the game in my area these days.
I played a fair bit of Heroclix back when it came out in 2003-4 because in my 40K-centic wargames universe, it was the only game that allowed me to play Spider-man and Doctor Doom. As is my story with most collectible games (the blind-packaged ones), I got sick of having to buy so much to keep up with the other people playing, so I moved onto other things.

The game is still very much driven (at the tournament level) by the expensive and rare figures, and things like relics, resources and tactics add a great deal of complication to the game. That said, the basic system and the combat dials have improved over the years and watching some of the games got me a little inspired to maybe try some clix again, perhaps in a style a little more like my Narrative Ultimate Alliance games. 

Anyway, without further ado, here are the standings for the event: 

1st - Steve Austen
2nd - Ryan Dessens
3rd - Chris Dessens
4th - Earl Dacanay
5th - Clinton Gale
6th - Faisal Jalal  

And a few pictures, I didn't get too many because I may have got distracted playing RetroDBZ. 


Monday, October 6, 2014

WIP: Gamera

Well, it took me a while, but Gamera is finally together: 

I still need to build up the rubble on the base and do a ton of greenstuffing around the jaw and tail, but I'd say he's looking pretty good so far.