ALL HAIL A TRULY POST-APOCALYPTIC OBSESSION COMES FROM A TRULY FAILED PROJECT IDEA!!
As you may have read from my blog at the end of last year/start of this year that I planned on doing 2 ne game systems this year for less than 1 Games Workshop investment. I planned out an army (Tyranids), Worked out the “All In” cost for that army and then a soured the interweb for cool looking games for me to do instead….hopefully for the 2 combined it would cost me less than the Games Workshop investment…………WELL I FAILED!!
I FAILED, there I said it! I’ve failed because I started this year with good intentions, bought, built, painted and played SAGA with my Viking Warband (see previous blog posts if this interests you!) but then I had a challenge laid down to me by my brother, the challenge to buy, build and paint a GW army for the new 40k. He said the reason I was doing all these other games was because I hadn’t got it in me to build and paint a large force and so to prove him wrong Project Astral was done, all 2000pts of it! and so I failed as I had done a GW army as well!
I have also failed as my proposed second game of Warlord has become hard top find the models that inspire others to join in and so it is with heavy heart that I scrape my Crusaders force to the side of the painting table for a rainy day! So What do I do now????
I thought I would fall back to my previous skirmish love of Malifaux! Oh how I had enjoyed that game…. I built and painted 3 Crews from 3 different factions, had played numerous games and gone to Tournaments and to boot they had just released the new expansion 10 Thunders, well it seems obvious what I should do I thought to myself, why don’t I sell my least used crew to raise funds for a new one!!! So I got hold of a copy of the book and read, and this is when this plan fell to pieces!
Inside the book I found the problem I have with a lot of games……..the power creep, a way that a company tells you that you have to have these new models without actually saying those words to you! I was upset by this development as the realisation that a large percentage of people would be playing 10 Thunders editions and the rest would be struggling against them. I didn’t want to be in either camp and so i fell back to the internet for a New Hobby Hopw, and I Found:
Abandoned in the collapse of their star-spanning empire the humans of Samaria must battle for survival; against each other, the monsters they have created and the harsh planet itself. This is no place for weakness, only through courage and determination can a man hope to endure in the savage wasteland.
Dark Age is a gritty, D20 driven, post-apocalyptic skirmish miniatures game for your tabletop. The game contains rules that are easy to learn and get you into the action right away. You can tailor how you play your game by Activation Points and alternate activations. The game is illustrated by a number of top artists including the inimitable Brom; the world of Samaria is brought to life as never before.
It is a post-apocalyptic game set on a distant planet, abandoned by the majority of its populace, where lawlessness is now a way of life and life cannot be dependant on the Technology of the present but that of the past. Think a mish-mash of Escape from LA/New York, Mad Max. Serenity/Firefly and you’ll be starting on the right track! The figures are just gorgeous and are split into several main factions which can be divided up into sub-factions.
AND SO MY NEW OBSESSION WAS BORN!
So the Factions:
So I have decided that my first faction will be Skarrd and so set about picking up a few bits, first to arrive was one of the older boxed sets for the Skarrd called the Tribal Father Warpack, and so I set about building and painting these models and here are the results!
SPECIAL EDITION TRIBAL FATHER:
SPECIAL EDITION BUZZBLADE:
I HAVE ALSO DONE A FIGURE THAT ISN’T FROM THE TRIBAL FATHER WARPACK, THE GOLAB:
HOPE YOU LIKE SO FAR GUYS, SEE YOU IN THE NEXT ONE!