Forest Stands for Wargame Terrain

This project was initial inspired by the release of the Wood Elf book. I had almost chosen them as my first army (but the Ogre models are hard to beat) and the new book came out when I was still pretty fresh to Warhammer. But a number of things conspired to make this my first terrain project.

Warhammer Tabletop Wargaming Terrain WoodElf Forest Trees Assembled

 

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Gen Con 2014 Photos and Initial Report

Hey all, this is the Conesy reporting in from Gen Con 2014 in Indianapolis. I will tell ya, it’s been a very busy and crazy year and I wish I would have had more time to take pictures and share with you folks so far. I have been booked in more events than I have ever been in the past, and that means running from event to event to make it on time for everything that we want to do.

Our group rolled in about 1:30 pm on Friday, the 15th of August. After getting through checking in at the hotel and picking up our passes at will call it was a very quick run through the vendor hall. After that, I took a sculpting class that was just amazing and I learned so much that it’s really going to help impact my modeling. From their, our group headed out for the Brugge. Tasty food and beverages were consumed in our yearly trip to this wonderful restaurant.

Saturday, we did True Dungeon. It was the Zephyr combat experience. Sorry, no pics of it. That isn’t allowed, but needless to say, we survived and managed not to be taken down. It was my first experience with this and while I had a blast, if you are a first timer then I strongly recommend that your not stuck with a healing class like a cleric. We are lined up for another session tonight and I aim to make up for the first experience with a different class.

Once True Dungeon was done, I raced over to the Malifaux HQ for a scheduled demo of the game. Wow, I have to say the game was a blast. I spent a little over an hour, running through the demo and learning the game. While the guy running the demo I am very sure let me smash his faction, I was really excited to play the game and started to see how the combos set up and work. I came away from this with the need to play this game. I all ready have some old metal Malifaux Neverborne at home, but I picked up a pile more figures. Now, just got to find time and get some of those Madison guys playing this game.

Here are the pictures from this weekend’s fun. If you have a chance let me know your here and share your experience with the us if you have the chance.


Vampire on Hellsteed

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I think this guy was mentioned in Episode 53 which we recorded right after I finished him.  This guy as the title says is a vampire on hellsteed that I converted up out of a few different kits as there isn’t any model for one at the moment.  Although I was hoping I’d have it done in a week when I started I still actually got this done pretty quick in only about 2 weeks.  I took a fair amount of work in progress pics and put them together with my thought process in this post for you all to check out.

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Gen Con 2014 Preview

So yeah, this Gen Con thing is happening again in about a week. Am I pretty excited, oh heck yeah. So this is going to be Conesy’s preview to Gen Con 2014. Unlike other previews though, where people talk about what the new games that are coming out, or what the top costumes are or anything like that, I am going to approach this from the top things that I am excited to check out this year.

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Episode 53: Built WiscoDice Tough

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Our hosts are back together and the topic of the day is list building. Listen to our main topic, as the hosts talk about how they come about list building decisions, whether for casual play or tournament. Several strategies are discussed on how you might tackle building your next army list!

Also, Conesy has an interview with Jesse Gayhart who is a listener that wanted to share some of his thoughts about tending the grove. Jesse plays Warhammer out of Games Universe in Menomonee Falls, WI. It’s interesting to get an outside take on how you can go about building and growing a great Warhammer gaming group in your area and at your friendly local game store.

Finally, this is the last episode that will go out before Gen Con. Conesy will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday and if you would like to meet or catch a board game or something, email in to hosts@wiscodice.com and we will see if we can do something to hook up.

Make sure you submit your questions for future editions of the Cheesecurd segment! Just send them in to thecheesecurd@wiscodice.com. We would love to hear your questions.

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Conesy’s Diary Episode 32: QCR Round 4

Conesy headed to California to play in the Quake City Rumble (QCR). Round 4 saw Conesy playing against Alex Harrison playing a wood elf army. This is a recap of the game and battle report.

You can check the blog for pictures of this game and the entire QCR and San Francisco vacation experience including this game.

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Jungle Basing Tutorial

In this post, I want to talk about my thoughts on doing thick, deep jungle forests. This is work I am doing on a daemon army project that I am working on, but works well on any miniatures that need a deep jungle base. Part of the goal was to come up with that kind of deep forest imagery, like what I picture in my head when I think of Fangorn forest from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

jungleBase-1 So, as you can see, this is the early stages of the basing. At this point I have a few different techniques and materials used here.

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BOLT ACTION: Assault on Normandy Review

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The Assault on Normandy box is the starter set for the game Bolt Action by Warlord Games.  You have heard Conesy and I talk about the game at least a couple times on the show as we really like it.  We have given a pretty good quick overview of the game in our Gaming Spotlight segment of Wiscodice Episode 52.  This is the blog post I mentioned I’d do to follow up with a review of the starter box.

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Conesy’s Diary Episode 31: QCR Round 3

Conesy headed to California to play in the Quake City Rumble (QCR). Round 3 saw Conesy playing against Zach Lopez playing a warriors of chaos army. This is a recap of the game and battle report.

You can check the blog for pictures of this game and the entire QCR and San Francisco vacation experience including this game.

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Episode 52: Buildings In Battle

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Our hosts are back together and are joined mid show by friend of the show and host of the CombatPhase podcast Kenny Lull. In this episode, the hosts start out with catching up with hobby and such. In the Gaming Spotlight, the hosts discuss the game Bolt Action by Warlord Games.

In the main topic, the hosts get into talking about those pesky buildings and how they can drastically impact your Warhammer games. Included in this discuss is the scenario Watchtower, which seems to catch so many players off guard. Buildings are a huge part of 8th edition Warhammer, and this discussion hopefully will help you use buildings better yourself.

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