Friday, December 30, 2011

How Many Zombies...

...make a zombie horde?
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I'm not sure which number is correct.  The box indicates 24 zombies, the text 30?  I guess I'll send them an email to find out.  Either way, $19.95 is a great price.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wargames Factory

I discovered a new miniature company today, Wargames Factory.  They sell 28mm scale miniatures, or 1/56th scale. Here's a blurb from their website...
Wargames Factory is a new company. We specialize in highly detailed, multi-part models in hard plastic. We’ll be releasing historical, science fiction and fantasy figures in a variety of scales.

Our philosophy is different to most companies. We believe that the best way to be responsive to customer’s interests is to ask our buyers what they’d like to see made, and follow those requests. Wargames Factory is out to change the way you think about miniatures by putting YOU in charge with our Liberty and Union League program.
The zombies look awesome.  The price seems very good also.  For $19.95 you get enough parts to make 30 zombies.  That's right 30 zombies, and because there's a multitude of interchangeable parts, they all can be very different.  You get 5 sprues with 28 unique parts per sprue. 936 unique combinations! (Over 1800 if you don't care whether the arm is bare or sleeved!)  Do some customization and the zombie possibilities are endless... BRAAAAAIIINSSS!

I'll be purchasing a box of zombies soon, and will write a review of them as soon as I can.
They also have a unique program, click on the Liberty and Union link in the blurb for info, but in a nutshell; if you submit an idea for a certain kind of miniature, and if enough people commit to purchasing them ( the amount needed to make it profitable I guess ), they will make them, and you receive 5 boxes FREE and a $100 Wargames Factory Gift certificate!  Very, very cool.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mage Knight: Lancers

Mage Knight: Lancers
The Lancers have been inventoried, but not organized.  The Rebellion mini's have been inventoried, and about 90% of them are organized by type into comic bags, which are labeled.  It's not an efficient way of organizing them, especially in regards to retrieving mini's for use, but for now it works.  I need a better storage method.  The next expansion set to be inventoried is Whirlwind.  I already have the list entered into an Open Office spreadsheet, so now all I have to do is organize and count them.  However, I really don't want to do that until I have a better way of storing them.

I'm trying to complete sets, so if you stumble upon this blog, I'm open to trading mini's.  I'll be posting my trade list as soon as I get it completed.  Please send me a message if you are interested.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Miniature Madness... It Begins.

What's this blog about?  Well, the title says it all.  This blog is about miniatures, or more specifically, ones used in gaming, i.e. role playing games, and war gaming.  It's probably been almost a decade since I last played anything using miniatures, and even longer since I've even painted any mini's.  Well, I'm getting back into the gaming hobby ( albeit slowly ), and mini's are a big part of that.  At least for me it is...

I intend this blog to mainly be a record as I rebuild my miniature collection, and relearn everything I once knew.  It will be a project log, a journal of my progress.  If people want to read and follow along, and perhaps even participate that would be great, but not necessary.

Recently, I've been exploring all the different rules for miniature gaming.  There are many different rules available, and cover many genres, and scales.  The great this is that many are free, and can be downloaded.  I don't know how many different rule sets there are, but there are quite a few.

Another aspect of miniatures is the use of terrain, and I plan on discussing it use, and creation.  I really enjoy making terrain, and regret selling what I had built and collected.  Oh well, life goes on, and now I can enjoy the process all over again.

If for some odd reason you decide to follow this blog, I won't be following any sort of set schedule.  I plan on posting when the mood strikes me, or when I need to keep track of something.