Wargames Nerd

A blog for all my nerdy games, miniature painting, and other shenanigans.

BEHOLD THE MIGHT OF THE GERMAN PANZERWAFFE!!!

Today, I built and magnetised five more Plastic Soldier Company Panthers and the kits are not just beautiful to look at and very detailed, but they are so much better than the PSC Panzer IV kits! The parts require no cleanup because theres virtually no flashing (and trust me, I’m a flashing nazi [all puns intended]), the tracks are a breeze to put together and they fit perfectly (unlike the Panzer IVs that were too short), and in general the kit is a lot less fiddly. Both are well worth their money, but the Panthers really hit the ball out of the park (did I just make up this saying or is it a thing?). Now I’m all out of building-projects so from here on out it’ll be all painting *sigh*

Disclaimer: the Panther in the front row on the left is pretty much how I’m going to paint all of the other Ausführung A’s (first row, battlefront) as well. The Ausführung G’s (second row, PCS) will probably get the Ardennes version of the Panther Hinterhalt camo and I’m still unsure about everything else.

So much to paint though… so much -_-

In future, I’m planning on getting at least another 3 StuGs, 5 Tiger I (PSC), and 3 Tiger II—that pretty much rounds out the tanks. Then I probably need some Nebelwerfer (note the plural of Nebelwerfer in German is just Nebelwerfer without an additional S) and some more SdKfz. 251s.
I hope then I’ll finally be done with this army 😅

MOAR TANKS for my FoW Waffen-SS!

I just need to figure out a good and cheap way to add some weight to these beautiful Plastic Soldier Company tanks, and actually while typing this, it dawned on me that I can just glue small pebbles with PVA on the inside. Genius!

For the record: The upper and lower hulls aren’t glued together yet so I can add the weight.

MOAR TANKS for my FoW Waffen-SS!

I just need to figure out a good and cheap way to add some weight to these beautiful Plastic Soldier Company tanks, and actually while typing this, it dawned on me that I can just glue small pebbles with PVA on the inside. Genius!

For the record: The upper and lower hulls aren’t glued together yet so I can add the weight.

Poker & Smash Up

So we play Texas hold’em every Sunday night and I won again. I was really lucky with my hands but still 😃😎

We also played Smash Up but I only made second there I think. Second or third. My friend just got it a week ago but I was miffed that he hadn’t even read the rules before tonight.

He literally opened the box for the first time when we were all there wanting to play so of course questions came up during the game and he would turn to me and ask me what to do and I’m like “WTF do I know? I’ve never played it before, it’s YOUR game, and YOU’ve had it sitting here for a week! Why is it my responsibility now to know what to do!?”

People apparently just don’t appreciate the time and effort it takes to learn and be able to explain a new game well

Zombicide!!! This is an awesome game! The Kickstarter for the next standalone game in the series is running for another 12 hours from now!! Get in in it and get lots of sweet extras for free!
We played tonight and had a blast again. I played Doug and Wanda. In a fortunate turn of events, Wanda found the chainsaw and then for the remainder of the game basically skated up and down the streets turning walkers into bloody piles of mush using said chainsaw while loudly chanting “AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!” after every kill. Amy took one for the team and sacrificed her life to lead the abomination and its cohort of mindless minions away from the group so we could escape unnoticed, only to realise that I could’ve just shot the abomination earlier with my two magnums and the hollow-point ammo I found and could’ve saved ourselves all the trouble of frantically trying to find petrol to make molotov cocktails out of the glass bottles that Phil had. And amy actually died only because we drew an “all walkers get another turn”-card. So unlucky and then we realised it was all in vain! She could’ve been SAVED! A real American hero. All in all, it was a pretty epic game 😎

Zombicide!!!
This is an awesome game! The Kickstarter for the next standalone game in the series is running for another 12 hours from now!! Get in in it and get lots of sweet extras for free!

We played tonight and had a blast again. I played Doug and Wanda. In a fortunate turn of events, Wanda found the chainsaw and then for the remainder of the game basically skated up and down the streets turning walkers into bloody piles of mush using said chainsaw while loudly chanting “AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!” after every kill.
Amy took one for the team and sacrificed her life to lead the abomination and its cohort of mindless minions away from the group so we could escape unnoticed, only to realise that I could’ve just shot the abomination earlier with my two magnums and the hollow-point ammo I found and could’ve saved ourselves all the trouble of frantically trying to find petrol to make molotov cocktails out of the glass bottles that Phil had. And amy actually died only because we drew an “all walkers get another turn”-card. So unlucky and then we realised it was all in vain! She could’ve been SAVED!
A real American hero.
All in all, it was a pretty epic game 😎

No one ever tells you that anything hobby related always takes three times as long when you suffer from chronic perfectionism, but after another day, I finally have all minis sorted, positioned, glued, and ready for basing!

Also three new battlefront plastic StuGs because #stuglyfe #yolo

Ps.: all the prone miniatures are not in their final positions yet and will be glued once the bases are spackled

No one ever tells you that anything hobby related always takes three times as long when you suffer from chronic perfectionism, but after another day, I finally have all minis sorted, positioned, glued, and ready for basing!

Also three new battlefront plastic StuGs because #stuglyfe #yolo

Ps.: all the prone miniatures are not in their final positions yet and will be glued once the bases are spackled

These HMG guys are little Bs to put together! Urrrgghhh
One down, 3 more to go.

These HMG guys are little Bs to put together! Urrrgghhh
One down, 3 more to go.

What have I been up to? Beefing up my FoW SS with a new Panzergrenadier company. Figuring out which model goes where is a pain in the butt.
In other news, I’m officially in sweet, sweet nerd love with Ashley Clements and Felicia Day but don’t tell my girlfriend. On second thought, she’s in nerd love with Benedict Cumberbatch and every Disney character ever so… no ragrets!

What have I been up to? Beefing up my FoW SS with a new Panzergrenadier company. Figuring out which model goes where is a pain in the butt.

In other news, I’m officially in sweet, sweet nerd love with Ashley Clements and Felicia Day but don’t tell my girlfriend.

On second thought, she’s in nerd love with Benedict Cumberbatch and every Disney character ever so… no ragrets!

seenontabletop:

I entered an X-Wing tournament last week. Should’ve won the first & last games I played but for these 3… As it was, I came last (well, aside from the two that dropped out early). They WILL learn their lesson…#DiceShaming@TabletopOwlbear

Classic Horton though

seenontabletop:

I entered an X-Wing tournament last week. Should’ve won the first & last games I played but for these 3… As it was, I came last (well, aside from the two that dropped out early). They WILL learn their lesson…
#DiceShaming

@TabletopOwlbear

Classic Horton though

"I can’t think when you’re staring at me like that!"

My girlfriend’s Oswald is a worthy opponent when it comes to CoH:AtB…

"I can’t think when you’re staring at me like that!"

My girlfriend’s Oswald is a worthy opponent when it comes to CoH:AtB…

Some solo gaming of “Conflict of Heroes - Awakening the Bear” in order to learn the rules. It’s a great game!

Some solo gaming of “Conflict of Heroes - Awakening the Bear” in order to learn the rules. It’s a great game!

lokiied:

Germany 7 - 1 Brazil | July 8, 2014

  • Müller (11’)
  • Klose (23’)
  • Kroos (24’)
  • Kroos (26’)
  • Khedira (29’)
  • Schürrle (69’)
  • Schürrle (79’)
  • Oscar (90’)

The German in me is extremely proud right now to say the least 😊

(Source: gctze, via black-hell)

Newest addition to the board game family! I have a friend who works at a toy shop and they’ve just started carrying “designer board games” too. I always thought Zombicide was pretty expensive for what it is—especially compared to games of equal size and quality (Mice & Mystics, Descent etc.)—but with my friend’s employee discount I got it for around $50 and that’s an okay price for what it is, I think.
They also carry Season 2, but I specifically chose to get Season 1 instead because I only wanted to get one of the two “core sets,” and you can’t have a zombie game without an inner city scape! I’m not a huge fan of the prison theme to start with, and I can get better Season 2 perks from Toxic City Mall (toxic zombies, Season 1 zombified characters, ultra red, etc.) and it fits better to the overall Zombie theme (Dawn of the Dead, anyone?) anyway. Unfortunately they don’t carry Toxic City Mall at the place where my friend works so I might just have to get it off coolstuffinc or something…
What are your thoughts on Zombicide Season 1, 2, and the upcoming Season 3?

Newest addition to the board game family! I have a friend who works at a toy shop and they’ve just started carrying “designer board games” too. I always thought Zombicide was pretty expensive for what it is—especially compared to games of equal size and quality (Mice & Mystics, Descent etc.)—but with my friend’s employee discount I got it for around $50 and that’s an okay price for what it is, I think.

They also carry Season 2, but I specifically chose to get Season 1 instead because I only wanted to get one of the two “core sets,” and you can’t have a zombie game without an inner city scape! I’m not a huge fan of the prison theme to start with, and I can get better Season 2 perks from Toxic City Mall (toxic zombies, Season 1 zombified characters, ultra red, etc.) and it fits better to the overall Zombie theme (Dawn of the Dead, anyone?) anyway. Unfortunately they don’t carry Toxic City Mall at the place where my friend works so I might just have to get it off coolstuffinc or something…

What are your thoughts on Zombicide Season 1, 2, and the upcoming Season 3?

I’m not dead…

…I promise!
It’s just that it’s a slow summer, and there isn’t much going on lately when it comes to gaming. Yesterday I played another game of Mage Knight and today I played Dixit and Bang! the Dice Game for the first time.
Dixit was fun, but it’s definitely not a game I would buy, and I very much prefer the card version of Bang! over the dice game, but it was still fun too.

Also, World Cup!!! Err’day!!!