Good: the Brain Implosion

Aaargghh… the UK Games Expo is in 25 days time, am I ready for it? No. well sort of. I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff ready, but it just doesn’t seem to be enough. Just trying to sort of some posters and flyers. I have no idea how busy it’ll be, what sort of people will be there, what my sales patter will be, what the weather will be like, and what I let myself in for. The board is coming along nicely, but I’m having static grass issues.  To top it all when I booked it ages ago I knew that the date sounded familiar, and that something was happening that day. Oh yes, I done the classic man thing and have double booked myself on my own anniversary – genius. rounding of the stress levels nicely it’s exam season at ‘real’ work with coursework deadlines afoot. Why then am I sitting typing this when I’ve got so much else to do? arrgghhh….

Oh look a kitty…

Awwwww…. that’s better…

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #66 – Repair Robot (R2D2 – in 6mm!)

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Well, a while back we had the 6mm Dalek on the GtB Miniature Manual, so I thought it’s about time we had another top notch miniature miniature (yes miniature was used twice then on purpose). I’ve gone a bit Star Wars-y recently, sorry bout that – I’m not on commission or owt, It’s just coincidence.

 Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Flight

Suggested Powers: Really Good, Mechanic, Local Hero, Midget, Nigh-Invulnerable

Manufacture Website: http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #65 – Steam Lord (Anvil Industry)

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Look. It’s a space-marine-spartan-warrior-man-thing. Like 300 meets Star Wars, which could actually be played out using GtB rules. Hmmmm… Thermopylae  vs. Thermal Detonator…

 Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +2

Other Miniature Bonuses: Reduced damage due to armour

Suggested Powers: Good Shot, Sturdy, Nigh-Invulnerable, Risky

Manufacture Website: http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #64 – T-Pea Light Trooper (Antenocitis Workshop)

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It’s kind of like a slim line version of the robot thing in ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’. Now all I can think about is  a new power called swarm when the man model breaks down into lots of little bugs; that’s a bit creeping doom-esc… Now all I can think about is how good the Creeping Doom spell was in AD&D… Now all I can think about is how good AD&D was… I’ve got to stop thinking….

 Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses:

Suggested Powers: I See You, Armour, Stealth, Ghost

Manufacture Website: http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #63 – Reznik (Privateer Press)

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The only miniature I’ve found who takes his shopping list with him on the battlefield. I’m assuming just before he cuts his opponents head of with that stupendous sword he says: “Eggs, Bread, Milk, Cheese, Guinea Pig Food, Pepperamis and 20 B&H”…

 Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Damaged Reduced due to armour

Suggested Powers: Good Discussion, Combat Master, Good for the Skies, Sturdy, Spirit of Good, Hand of Good

Manufacture Website: http://privateerpress.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #62 – Sludge Gulper (Heresy Miniatures)

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The metal miniature interpretation of those really evil phlemy-snotty-boogies that get caught in the back of your throat and you don’t know whether to hack it up or just swallow it and hope for the best…

 Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: none

Suggested Powers: Combat Lock, Growth, Slow,  Stench, Subterranean-portation

Manufacture Website: http://www.heresyminiatures.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #61 – Wicket the Ewok (Knight Models)

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When I saw this at Salute 2012 and realised it was a metal miniature that needed painting my head nearly exploded with joy. Now you can use GtB to rein-act all the classic Star Wars moments of tribal fuzzy hamsters attacking stormtroopers with sticks & stones and winning…

 Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses:

Suggested Powers: Combat Master, Midget, Really Good, Stench, Naughty

Manufacture Website: http://www.knightmodels.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #60 – D&D Idol (Otherworld Miniatures)

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Recognise this? Hopefully you do as it’s the idol from the front of the AD&D 1st Edition. Spotted this at Salute along with a whole plethora of models based on images in the classic AD&D/D&D monstrous manuals, all of the otherworld miniatures are just perfect for GtB, especially if you fancy a break from wandering dungeons in your mind…

 Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses:

Suggested Powers: Fireball, Darkness, Really Bad, Bad Karma, Intense Concentration, Doomed, Cursed

Manufacture Website: http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk

 

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #59 – Evil Gingerbread Man (Alternative Armies)

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Sorry for the missing posts been recovering from Salute 2012, speaking of which: Only at Salute would you see a miniature like this – and there were plenty more – this is the first of many… (and yes this is an actual metal mini you can buy – not a real Gingerbread Man)

 Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses:

Suggested Powers: Really Bad, Naughty, Intense Concentration, Doomed, Cursed

Manufacture Website: http://www.alternative-armies.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #58 – Salute 2012 Miniature

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Yey Salute 2012 is today and by the time this post goes out I’ll be on my way to join the queue ready for my bag with the free miniature in it. This one in fact:

 Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses:  Extra Power due to extra head, Increased Good due to wearing a hat,

Suggested Powers: Good Quake, Hand of Good, Intense concentration, PR Dream, Spirit of Good, Switch, Traps

Manufacture Website: http://www.salute.co.uk