Hey Everyone! Brad here. Just wanted to post a quick update on how our big space table is coming along for Reapercon. We’re going to be running an epic battle between two cruisers that we’ve dubbed Hostile Takeover. The basic premise of the game is that two corporations are sending boarding parties in an attempt to commandeer the enemies vessel. Continue reading Engage Engines! Full speed ahead!
The Farmstead map is finished. It took a while but we’re pleased with the result and I learned some new tricks along the way, which is always fun (more on that later). Since I teased the layout of the map in part 1, I thought it might be fun to go through the finished map bit by bit and write about each part like a DVD commentary track. So let’s dive right in at the bottom layer of the map: Continue reading Printed Maps: The Farmstead Part 2 – Layer by Layer
Though it looks like our first attempt at a KickStarter is a bust, we are still please with all the new connections we have made. We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to reach out to us and give us feedback on our products. We feel confident that people like our stuff and that we need to work harder building our communication network.
In the mean time, I thought I’d share a picture of something new we have made (by “we” I mean Dan).
These are 30mm tokens that Dan made on our laser engraver/cutter.
The first one has a picture of a body that can be used in many games as a corpse token or a body to investigate/keep track of. I play the Resurrectionists in Malifaux so these markers will come in handy during those games.
The second token has a picture of cogs and gears. We see this token being used to represent scrap markers, objective points or places for a person to investigate during a game. With our gaming group, I see these being used for Maifaux, Infinity and our steampunk skirmish games like Empire of the Dead or In Her Majesty’s Service.
We hope that these markers will make our miniature games look even better and help people keep track of objective markers in their games.
Look for 5 packs of these tokens in our store next week.
Peace out, eh?
Kevin “Minicannuck” Jacobi
As most of you may know, we have been busy at work developing our Old West terrain. We currently have a KickStarter going which offer a lot of our terrain at special pricing. Our goal isn’t to fund the sculpting/production of these pieces. Instead, we are trying to raise capital to invest in a roto and spin casters so that we can develop more complex pieces in the future. We’ve seen a lot of challenges with delays and fulfillment on other KickStarters and want to avoid this for our company by being as self sufficient as possible. Our goal is modest but it would mean a lot to us.
Just to give you a sneek peek at my latest project, take a look at the stone bridge I’m working on. it will come in two widths; one width for regular old west games and a wider bridge that will fit a Warhammer unit going across 5 wide.
I hope you like it so far.
Peace out, eh?
I know it has been some time since my last blog. Things have been pretty hectic here at Six Squared Sudios with us getting ready for our first KickStarter starting on Tuesday November 11th. It is all about the old west and we hope you will be kind enough to support our company with your pledges.
This weekend we were out promoting our KS (and having some gaming fun) at Fall In in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a great time. I got some great minis and a steampunk submarine from Brigade Games and a fully painted river boat from The Miniature Building Authority. I got some other goodies too but I will do a phto show of these when I get home.
We did play a great steampunk game using the Gaslight system. It was run by a fellow named Steve who modified a lot of vehicles and machine to make an excellent display to play on.
Enjoy the pictures and I will talk to you soon, eh?
If i haven’t made myself clear with my previous posts, I LOVE playing and collecting miniature games.
Some games come into my life like a bullet from a gun – fast and with great impact. Others creep into my life and linger in the corners of the time I can dedicate to games. However, only one game has stuck with me since I was a kid. That game is Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop.
before anyone starts booing me, I do realize that this game (and company) has had its ups and downs with the gaming community. Their dealings with the public, our friendly local gaming stores and their own product has had us all scratching our heads at one point or another. Still, I believe a company that has survived decades where others have come and gone needs some consideration.
For me, Warhammer Fantasy Battles was my introduction to miniature games in the 80’s. I had already found D&D and thought how great it would be to have a fantasy game that let you play out the epic battles. I wanted an Axis and Allies with a fantasy twist.
When i found my first Citadel miniatures, it was like a door opened up for me. These metal manifestations of the characters in my books and games let me recreate battles on my dining room table. I was hooked.
My first army were the Orks. I loved the savage nature of these brutes that was tempered with an almost slapstick comedy with their erratic behavior. After I built a fairly substantial horde of greenskins, I started collecting many of the other races. Dwarves, elves and creatures of chaos soon lined my shelves. I have always been a fluff guy when it comes to games. I need the rules and models to tell a story. Games Workshop knew how to do this with the Warhammer world. I needed to have models from the stories so I could make my own stories in the game. I owe a lot of my who I am creatively to these initial years playing these games.
Like many of you, my gaming hobby came and went as I grew up. I developed different groups of friends and there were years where my gaming collection sat neglected in the basement or the back of the closet. Still, I never got rid of most of these miniatures.
Around the time I started university is when I really got back into the hobby. There were clubs that played RPGs and eventually I found people who played miniature games. Often then games weren’t Warhammer Fantasy but it still felt good creating strategies on the table and painting models again.
Over the past few years, I haven’t played much Warhammer Fantasy. My gaming group did have people with armies but we were more interested in skirmish games like Malifaux. They were easier to field and the games could be played in a shorter amount of time. I still bought new army books and kept up with the Wahammer story but sadly, just didn’t play very much.
Then came the Nagash End Times book.
My friends and I love this book. It progressed the timeline for the Warhammer world and reminded us why we first fell in love with this game. There was an evolving world to play in and we found ourselves wanting to play out the battles in the book. I’m currently painting up a Daemons of Khorne army while my friends are working on their Wood Elves, High Elves and Dwarves.
To celebrate our renewed interst in army battles, i am sculpting themed movement trays for the armies. Like most of the other stuff available for sale on our website, the sculptures/accessories are items that we wanted for our own gaming experience.
Below is my first movement tray. It fits 5 cavalry models or 10 infantry on 25mm bases. It is a rock themed tray which can be painted with different effects to suit a number of armies. I did up a lava base for my Daemon list but also did a regular stone look to better suit dwarves or ogres. One neat feature I am doing on these bases is putting a small label area at the back. In our games, we were finding that we often forgot to mention when our units had effects like fear, terror or frenzy. These label areas are big enough to put a sticker on so that you can remember any special rules (or simply what unit is which). With the label area at the back, it doesn’t take away from the look of your army and it is easy to read from the controlling player’s side without you opponent seeing it.
These bases will be made for the popular formation sizes first and other sizes as we find want/need. Other themes we are going to do include woodland, brick/cobblestone and desert.
I hope you like them. If you have any suggestions on sizes or themes, please share in the comments.
Peace out, eh?
Kevin “Minicannuck” Jacobi