December 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm #8167briscoe999Participant
HHmmmmm….we are actually “semi-close” to each other. Hey, you never know – by all means, if you get to try the game out, let us know how you like it, and maybe we can rendevous some day to play.
You said you initially bought these figs for heroscape. That is one of the many reasons I “bought in”
to this game as well; as I started playing Heroscape for the first time last summer with the “Long Island Heroscapers Group”.December 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm #8168
Ahh, the first example of players organising games together on the EOG forums. It’s a special moment! 🙂December 20, 2014 at 5:49 am #8170
Cool. I know some of that group from when I used to hang out on the HeroScapers.com boards. Will let you guys know for sure if/when we get this to the table. I’m guessing it won’t be until after the New Year, but it will happen at some point.
Really looking forward to busting out the terrain making materials again. I haven’t done any of that since a City Board I was making for 40K 4-5 years ago that I documented over on Scapers.
A massive project that went by the wayside when I decided to get rid of all my 40K stuff (hated assembly and painting but loved making terrain). But now that I have all this Confrontation goodness, I shall be knee deep in Styrofoam again!December 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm #8176briscoe999Participant
LOL UH!!! I also wanted to tell you if I am ever in New Zealand – it would be GREAT to meet you and to get some gaming in! (and if you are ever in the NY USA area, by all means let me know!!)December 20, 2014 at 5:01 pm #8177
Always up for a game. 🙂December 21, 2014 at 3:51 am #8180
Cool. I know some of those guys from when I used to post over on the HeroScapers.com boards.
I’ll be sure to let you guys know if/when we finally get the game to the table. Probably not til the new year though. I’m very much looking forward to busting out my terrain making materials again after a 4-5 year hiatus. Last project was a city board for 40K that I documented on Scapers (http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showthread.php?t=15282), but that all was sold along with my 40K stuff when I decided I hated assembly and painting.
But now that I have all this Confrontation stuff, I will be knee deep in Styrofoam again!December 21, 2014 at 9:41 am #8189
Sorry about the posting difficulty, Akismet identified your post as spam for some reason. Fixed now.
Nice terrain btw!January 1, 2015 at 4:42 am #8227
So I’ve started the ebay scouring for some of the holes in my collection. As expected the $$ is a bit on the high side, especially when compared to the deep discounts for the pre-pained items from MiniatureMarket.com.
The gaps in my collection fall mostly with ‘leader’ models. That said, it doesn’t look like I’m going to escape without paying upwards of $10-20 (on average) per model (metal & unpainted), which is tough to swallow.
I’m still getting a bargain if I average out the cost per model for my entire collection, but man, $20 for one (albeit really cool) model, is like a punch to the gut.
Worth it you think?January 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm #8232
Yep, the old metal miniatures aren’t cheap – though still far, far cheaper than plastic Games Workshop miniatures, on the whole, or in fact any other mini these days. So in my opinion, very much worth it, as I also think they are superior sculpts to many modern minis. But it’s definitely each to their own opinion and budget with this kind of thing.
If you were collecting another army miniatures game, however, it would certainly end up being far more expensive.January 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm #8233
Yeah, we’re all in at this point. Couple other minis games we play, but none I’m actively buying more stuff for (Super Dungeon Explore and HeroScape). I decided to not get myself into Dust Tactics. Almost went crazy with the holiday sale Fantasy Flight just had, but I was able the reel it in. Would have just been another game I didn’t play. Plan to sell off the two base sets I have to off-set some of the recent spending.
We’re on the cusp here of playing out first game of Confrontation. I’ve spent far too much over the last couple months not too. 🙂
Just sprung for a few metal minis too. I’ve always been one who buys and never paints, but I figure I can manage these since it’s so few. Any tips on matching the color schemes of the existing pre-painted stuff?January 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm #8234
I use online photos of the original painted minis for reference.January 7, 2015 at 4:08 am #8267
We played our first game! Well, sort of… 🙂
My son and I played the first couple learning scenarios this past weekend and it definitely whet the appetite to play more.
I had a couple of rules questions as we start to get into the meat of things (and some of this I’m pretty sure I already know he answer but just wanted to verify).
1) When a unit attacks from range the rule book states that the measurement is taken from the base of the attacking Leader to the base of the defending Leader.
With the formation rules, I assume, in most cases, the Leader model, at worst, is in the middle of the unit. Though it does seem odd to call the unit out of range due to where the Leader model is located, since, that model could be out of range but other models in the unit could be in range (really just an observation, not a question).
Concerning the actual Leader model. If I have an Incarnate in the unit, it’s easy enough to identify, but if there isn’t an Incarnate, or the Incarnate is killed off and a Fighter has to take the reigns, how do you keep track of which model is now the Leader? Maybe a chit or something put next to the model?
2) Special Fighters. When building an army I can include x Special Fighters by giving them certain characteristics. Like the previous question, are there special models for the Special Fighters or do you just appoint certain models as Special Fighters and have to make note of which is which so you can keep track?
I think I’m really just more or less thinking out loud here and already know the answers, or even if there are supposed to specific models for all possible entities in the game, I’ll have to make some concessions since I don’t (and won’t) own everything.
On another note, it cost me a small fortune, but I got my hands on a bunch of metal models for Ram to help flesh out that faction. Very excited.
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