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11Jul/240

June 2024 review

A slightly postponed recap of June. While I was able to write up our visit to FeenCon at beginning of this month, a prolonged family weekend followed up by a few days of the flu changed my schedule.

First things first - the Horus Heresy audiobooks are back on spotify, and while that was in clarification between the license holders, I went to Bookbeat, as they have the audiobooks as well- by the way if you use the code "60tgratis" when you register, you get two months for free not just one. I'm currently listening to Betrayer, where the Word Bearers and World Eaters fight alongisde, attacking the realm of Ultramar, more precisely Armatura.

Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Betrayer Audiobook

3Jul/240

FeenCon 2024

Last weekend Dino and I went to the FeenCon, a convention hosted in Bonn, which went through a couple of changes over the last few years - one of them moving from the old location of Bonn Bad Godesberg towards Bonn Beuel, from the town hall to the comprehensive school.

And across the venue, the tabletop area was the smaller gymnasium, with the trade stands and board games and pen & paper in the other areas.

FeenCon 2024

The tabletop area was hosted by three clubs, Bedburger Tabletop Freunde, Privateer Poza Boyz and the Tabletop Community Bonn. You might know the Bedburger Tabletop Freunde from our visit to their club house.

19Jun/240

Legions Imperialis – Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titans

A novelty for the Legions Imperialis, and not just a repack of a former Adeptus Titanicus or Aeronautica Imperialis boxed set, is the double pack of Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titans. These are formerly only available as single resin kits by Forge World (we've covered them here as well - Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan with Neutron-Laser and Volcano Cannon), and with them moving over into plastic, we even got new weapon options.

Legions Imperialis - Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titans Legions Imperialis - Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titans

This new plastic kit, is available as a double pack from Games Workshop at 62,50 EUR, which makes them a bit cheaper than the resin variant which were 44 EURs each. On top of that, the weapons not only cover the Neutron-Laser and Volcano Cannon, but received a third option, the Conversion Beam Dissipator.

18Jun/240

Road to CONflict – Part V

In the last step, we assembled the tanks for our demo table, and are now about to paint five armoured vehicles for our game of tank battles and the Road to CONflict.

Road to CONflict - Part III

Obviously we start with a primer, and as usual black coat with a with dusting on top. Makes it much easier to see details during painting and the white colour is a bit more coarse, giving you a better grip for your paints.

17Jun/240

Star Wars Legion – Crashed Escape Pod

After the crashed X-Wing, we cover the next crashed terrain from the Star Wars Legion Battlefield Expansion SWL 43 - the Crashed Escape Pod.

Star Wars Legions - Battlfield Expansion Crashed Escape Pod Star Wars Legions - Battlfield Expansion Crashed Escape Pod

And this is just not any battlefield expansion, but included R2-D2 and C-3PO  as well, as it recreates their use of the escope pod to smuggle the Death Star plans off the Tantive IV, while crashing upon Tatooine in Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.

14Jun/240

Road to CONflict – Part IV

Well, we already printed some items for the stowage of the tanks in the last part of Road to CONflict, and this time we're going for a bit of terrain, scatter terrain and markers to be precisely, and we got ourself some STL files on MyMinifactory from ImitationofLife.

Road to CONflict - Part IV Road to CONflict - Part IV

We printed up about half a dozend medium sized scatter and a lot of mines to cover a flexibel area, close parts of the table or create zones to guide the flow of the game, without being fixed to a terrain module in the future. In detail I used the following files:

11Jun/240

Road to CONflict – Part III

The tanks for Road to CONflict were built, all Warlord Games tank kits, 4 Shermans (one of which was a Firefly) and a Hellcat (this is the Italeri model produced for Warlord Games).

Road to CONflict - Part II

Next up would be to modify these tanks and add lots and lots of bits and pieces to them, to make them fit the post-apocalyptic setting. I used various regular plastic and metal bits, as well as 3d printed items. I will link the 3d printed items below, a great source was Imitation of Life, who offers a lot of items that are Fallout and Necromunda themed, so a great addition for this project.

9Jun/240

FELDHERR Foam Set Organizer for Zombicide – Marvel Zombies

With the recent release of our review on the Marvel Zombies Zombicide game, I wanted to show you a good addition to the box, a foam set organizer by FELDHERR for the core game.

FELDHERR Foam Set Organizer for Zombicide - Marvel Zombies

FELDHERR is a German company, located in Berlin and I use their products for about 15 years now. For example during my time as the editor in chief for a bigger wargaming portal, the Feldherr messenger bag was a staple piece, as it hold a lot of "loot" from various shows, and I had it with me on Salute, Crisis and other events, with having various sized bags for skirmish and mid sized projects as well.

8Jun/240

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game

The very popular miniature board game about the Zombie Apocalypse got several releases and supplements, along with a very interesting themed white label with Super Heroes - Zombicide Marvel Zombies in 2023.

Zombicide - Marvel Zombies Zombicide - Marvel Zombies

Maybe not everybody knows this, as Marvel Zombies has been around, much longer and not just with the What-If Episodes on Disney Plus (and will receive a mini-series later this year!), but they were a series of comic books and collections, and as such the perfect material to be adapted onto the board game

The game was funded by a crowdfunding campaign, gathering more than 9 million USD (!) - and currently ranks #4 on the most backed campaigns for miniature board games on Kickstarter.

7Jun/240

Road to CONflict – Part II

The Achtung Panzer! Blood & Steel starter set arrived, once again thank very much toward Warlord Games Germany for sending us the boxed set, it will receive a review of its own, but that meant I could start building further tanks for our Road to CONflict 2024.

Warlord Games - Bolt Action Achtung Panzer! Warlord Games - Bolt Action Achtung Panzer!

Beside all of the rules and lots and lots of tokens, the Blood & Steel starter set covers German and British tanks, Panther and Shermans to be precisely. As we were going for a cold war gone hot scenario, I would only make use of the Shermans (yes, I know the Firefly was build in Woolwich, Hayes, Radcliffe und Nottingham, and not in one of the 10 American or the one Canadian factories) and keep the Panthers for different purposes.