My plans are always long term plans. I had this game awaiting for too long, but I've finally put my hands on it.
|You know, like stars you are not supposed to go to|
I'm planning to finally play it next Christmas holidays, so it needed to be painted first (of course it needed to; we try to keep some basic decency at home). It has quite a lot of tokens/minis, but that wasn't to disencourage me; after all we've done worst
, haven't we
There are four factions. Ultramarines, World Eaters, Iyanden Craftworld and Orks. Of course this is a board game, so the sides are really quite symmetrical, nothing too wargame-oriented, with different gaming styles depending on the units you have in your army (Well, it's only a deduction from the content, as I haven't even opened the rulebook, only painted the minis!). You essentially have space ships, Titans and tank/dreadnoughts, plus some pieces I assume must be victory points tokens or something.
Here you have the Ultramarines:
|I haven't painted a single BFG ship in years and I suddenly paint a whole fleet!|
|The same goes for Epic. Three Titans on a row!|
|Agh, I can't make blue look right in the pics :(|
|I guess the 'Ultramarines are here' message is clear|
OK, let me make a pause at this point. As you can see, the minis look outstanding for a board game. They are indeed close to wargame standard quality. But the question you may be asking right now is 'are they by any chance compatible with the source games?
' Well, let's see some comparison shots:
|No way you can make it pass for a huge Battle Barge, but maybe a Frigate? Hmmm...|
|On the other hand, the Land Raider kind of fits in the Epic scale among his cousins|
|Ahem. Maybe a Knight size?|
You can see I stayed in the board game vibe, so I went for Team Red and kept it simple.
Undoubtley the hardest to paint. These may be my first Eldar ever, I don't recall painting space Elves before (Oh! With the exception of some Eldar Harlequins I was commissioned with some years ago!). But I've somehow enjoyed the experience (even with yellow!). Gasp, I hope it doesn't mean I'm about to start a 40K Eldar army!!
I also spent some time deciding how to paint these. I wanted to use green to keep them attached to the Space Ludo theme, so I finally did that. I think it works, so it stays so.
But this isn't the end! The game has some objectives you have to control. Here they are:
|All the objectives|
Well, now this is it! Phew! It's been some weeks work, but I think it's been worth of the effort. My intention is to have a first game in a few weeks, so I'll let you know how it goes!
Great work! It’s a fun game, and your painted figures will really show it off!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm looking forwar to finally playing it!Delete
Looking really great mate!ReplyDelete
Thanks! It' been some weeks of hard work, but I'm happy :)Delete
joer como molaReplyDelete
menudo currazo de pintura te has pegado!! :O
Gracias, la verdad es que ha sido una pequeña paliza, engo ganas de ver cómo es el juego...Delete
Nice work! I wonder if those titans would work for 3mm games...ReplyDelete
3mm!! I can't even imagine the scale of that :SDelete
Thank goodness the basic decencies are observed.ReplyDelete
Of course! I'm trying to keep this civilised, for heaven's sake.Delete
You've just taken the boardgame to another whole new level with the great paint jobs you did for the board pieces :) In my case, for most (read almost all) my boardgames I'll likely just paint the minis without looking at the rule book.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Well, it happens to be my case most times too :D I've been told that the small tokens are in fact infantry, not victory tokens, hehe...Delete
Thanks for the break down of the box. I have a project that I need a bunch of starships for, and this looks like it might be the most economical path.ReplyDelete
Nice work on the paint jobs, it really makes them pop.
Glad it helped :) I'm really out of date about the starships market, so I cannot be of help, sorry :(Delete
Looking forward to playing!