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22 Sep 2016 19:16 #234849 by Michael Barnes
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23 Sep 2016 08:51 - 23 Sep 2016 08:52 #234850 by Mr. White
Tell me more about Medici. $25 knizia classic sounds like something I could be interested in. Anymore, if I'm not playing a minis game with the boyz I like a solid old-school euro with family and casuals. Ain't no shame in my game...
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23 Sep 2016 08:56 #234852 by Michael Barnes
How about you just pay shipping and I send you this "classic" copy- exact same game, ugly art.

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23 Sep 2016 09:00 #234853 by san il defanso
Death Angel is totally a solo-only game for me. I've never enjoyed playing it with others, but it still works really well solo. The decision tree is just big enough for me to feel like I'm doing something, but not so big that I get bogged down. That said, I don't play it all that much.

Now WHQ is my kind of drug. I am really impressed by that game, both solo and with other people. I think I actually prefer it with 3 or 4, just because the game can be surprisingly brutal with just two players. Only have two explore actions available at a time, and two people to engage with monsters makes the game pretty tough. Winnable, but tough. If FFG decides to reskin the game in some other universe, I'd miss the license, but I'd still be all over that.

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23 Sep 2016 09:12 #234858 by Mr. White

Michael Barnes wrote: How about you just pay shipping and I send you this "classic" copy- exact same game, ugly art.


Not sure yet. The game warrants further investigation...

Nate, Barnes, I'm an odd duck who also enjoys SH:DA with others. If your hulks aren't gonna be played too frequently how about shaving those Tyranids out so a brother can cleanse the xeno with friends and family?

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23 Sep 2016 09:18 #234859 by LazarusTNT
How does Ascendancy trump Fleet Captains?

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23 Sep 2016 09:25 #234861 by san il defanso

Mr. White wrote: Nate, Barnes, I'm an odd duck who also enjoys SH:DA with others. If your hulks aren't gonna be played too frequently how about shaving those Tyranids out so a brother can cleanse the xeno with friends and family?


Well, I do actually play. As I've realized I'm not much of a solo gamer, I've also realized that Death Angel and WHQ card game are basically the only solo games I still play at all. Besides my copy is, shall we say, well loved. It doesn't even have a box anymore.

I haven't tried it with any of my friends in DFW, I should do that.

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23 Sep 2016 09:28 #234862 by stoic

On the painting scene, I've already cratered the value of my 3rd edition Fury of Dracula by painting those up and now I'm doing DungeonQuest.


The FoD miniatures look hard to paint because the features aren't sharp and well defined. Please post your progress because I want to paint mine too.

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23 Sep 2016 10:07 #234870 by Michael Barnes
Yeah, they are really, really shitty figures. When you paint miniatures, you REALLY see how shoddy board game minis are...muddy detail, detail that doesn't appear to represent anything, super fat limbs, very little definition between surfaces...you kind of have to cheat them and aim for a "arm's length" quality at best, trying to do a good highlight or pick out a focal point to distract from the crappier areas. The DungeonQuest figures were also awful (especially Hugo, my god), I just finished Lindel so those are done. I'll try to do pictures today.
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23 Sep 2016 10:10 - 23 Sep 2016 10:10 #234873 by Mr. White
I painted a 2nd ed FoD about a decade ago and I believe they are the same minis.

Here's what I turned out...







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23 Sep 2016 10:11 #234874 by barrowdown

Mr. White wrote: I painted a 2nd ed FoD about a decade ago and I believe they are the same minis.

Here's what I turned out...


Did you use ink? The recess shading looks sharper than a wash to me.

And those look great!

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23 Sep 2016 10:16 - 23 Sep 2016 12:49 #234876 by Mr. White
It's been a long time, but what I think I did was:

1) prime white
2) wash with black
3) paint but leaving space up to each detail so the black would act as a clear separator...if that makes any sense

You can see there's no highlighting on the colors. It seemed to me that too much shading and highlighting would muddle these figs. The minis and detail are small so I figured only black between colors/details would allow the figure to pop more at a distance. Less is more I suppose.
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23 Sep 2016 10:37 - 23 Sep 2016 10:38 #234878 by Mr. White
Keep in mind, if I were to ever own this game again, I would not paint the minis. I documented my idea to replace them a few years back (7!!).

fortressat.com/forum/34-pimp-my-game/457...acula?start=30#49310
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23 Sep 2016 13:55 #234886 by stoic

Mr. White wrote: It's been a long time, but what I think I did was:

1) prime white
2) wash with black
3) paint but leaving space up to each detail so the black would act as a clear separator...if that makes any sense

You can see there's no highlighting on the colors. It seemed to me that too much shading and highlighting would muddle these figs. The minis and detail are small so I figured only black between colors/details would allow the figure to pop more at a distance. Less is more I suppose.


Awesome! Thanks!
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23 Sep 2016 14:30 - 23 Sep 2016 14:30 #234890 by Mr. White
here's what I did for the base.

1) paint black
2) try brush/thin layer of a light almost yellow brown on most of the base...allow a little black to poke though...only a little though.
3) light wash/watered down dark brown

Keep in mind that that was designed to match the browns of the 2nd ed board. I guess something similar could be done for the 3rd board. I found the wash over a dry bush gave the base a neat marble like effect.
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