Monthly Archives: March 2012
We are now taking pre-release orders for Paint Brawl. The amazing fantasy board game set in the Color Warz universe. Thank you to Fabien and the team at Fluo Games for making this possible. We may be the first store to have this!
Paint Brawl is a fantasy paintball game for 2-4 players set in the arboreal Color Warz universe. Supplied with both English and French rules the game puts the players in change of one of the 6 tribes of the Khromaz. These doughty yet good natured fighters use paint to transform enemies into allies.
- Choose from five scenarios included in the box with more to come on our website.
- Play one of six different coloured teams each of which has its own strengths and tactics.
- Paint your opponents combatants to take control of them and gain the advantage!
- Place paint puddles on the board to protect your combatants and expand your network.
- Invoke paint golems and explode those of your opponents.
- Stay in the game: no player elimination means anyone can win so don’t surrender!
- 4 boards
- 1 puzzle piece (the centre Quest square)
- 36 characters shapes
- 12 Golem tokens
- 150 colored bases
- 16 action cards
- 24 bonus cards
- 12 blast cards
- 6 memos cards (rules summaries)
- 4 walls
- 2 rules books : French and English (24 pages)
We have a limited amount of stock available for order today which will ship on the 6th of April. We will also have some stock at Conpulsion (see below)
You can place you order HERE
With a suitably last minute rush a large range of our gaming produce will be available from us at Conpulsion in Edinburgh from the 7-8th of April. We’ll be in the trader’s hall with Black Lion Games and, possibly, the demo hall too…
Drop in and say hi if you are in the area!
The good folks at Brain in a jar, a racing games developer, contacted us to get a small piece done for their boardroom. Synching up nicely with their name is the SWD Drohne from the Incursion miniature line.
Painted up in their company colours and logo the Drohne will eventually sit on an F1 style pit base. One of the more interesting commissions we’ve had…
What is it?: A set of 5 resin miniatures for a board game of fantasy paintball. This is the second boxed set, A review of the first can be found here
Price: €50/£42. This works out at €10/£8.40 per miniature
Price within the context of the game: This set provides the “Advanced” combatants for the Paint Brawl game so while you do not strictly need them you will be at a disadvantage without them. It contains 3 advanced combatants, a Matriarch and a Paint Clone.
Packaging: The miniatures come well padded in a large clamshell blister. Each miniature and it’s components are in its own Ziploc. There is a single large insert with assembly instructions on one side and a large colour photo of the startlingly well painted miniatures on the other.
Contents & Parts Count: The pack contains 5 miniatures. 1 Matriarch (12 parts), 1 Smasher (3), 1 Ranger (4), 1 Mystic (4) and 1 Paint Clone (9). This set allows you to upgrade your force from any of the 6 factions.
Quality: As with the first series of miniatures the casting is of a high quality. The miniatures have little to no flash but some do have small mould lines present on the smooth surfaces, the legs mostly. Again, joints are clean and apart from the resin channels there were no additional casting marks. The Mystic’s torso is cast in a single piece… How do they do that?
Detail: The major themes from the first series are carried through and if anything improved. The level of detail on the miniatures is simply stunning. As most of the miniatures are female there has been a move away from wooden armour to form-hugging leaves.
The Ranger has a pouch of water balloons, a jet pack and has been sculpted wearing a pseudo flight suit, inspired stuff. The Paint Clone comes with both male and female torsos to allow you to represent the Chief or the Matriarch. It also comes with a base which kind of makes me wish Fluo Games also did bases for their other miniatures.
The Matriarch herself is the mirror of the chief. She is armed and armoured in the same fashion but seems a lot more compact and TBH lacks the air of authority of the chief. I should also note here that both the Ranger and Matriarch have a sort of supine smile on their face which I did not care for. I accept that it’s a personal taste thing but I found it out of place with the existing range
Ease of Assembly: Having assembled the first set of miniatures I feel I have my eye in now. The Smasher, Mystic and Ranger look very straight forward. The Matriarch and Paint clone will be a bit more challenging. As with the first set you will need to pin some or most of the joints if you’re going to use them in the game.
Summing up: You get 5 miniatures with “hero level +” detailing. Taking into account the increase in detail over the first set of miniatures and nature of the set as an upgrade to your existing force I feel that this set to be good value even though the per model cost is higher that with the first set.
If you want to know more about the Color Warz setting and the Paint Brawl board game Fluo Games have released a working draft of the rules set here. Paint brawl is due for release in April 2012.
Wave 5 for Bushido has arrived and has some great sculpts in it. This line up features Gengo the Cult butcher, Diasuke the Prefecture apothecary, Okina & Oto the Savage Wave drummers and Riku the Temple monk of water. All of these miniatures are available in our store.
We delighted to announce that the NuCoal faction for Heavy Gear Blitz! Is now available for order. The little beauts can be found Here
Additionally we’ll be adding the extensive list of Blister packs for Heavy Gear to the store over the next two months. Most of these will be available as special orders but we’ll be able to turn these around within 3-5 days.