GtB: Miniature Manual #81 – Optimus Prime – G1 Version (Hasbro)

Following a demo game I did at Games Expo, one person said “So hang on… I could use this game to fight my Transformers against my wife’s My Little Pony and prove that Optimus Prime beats Ponies?… Cool.”

So here we go – Now it’s Optimus’ turn… More than meets the eye… 🙂

Close Combat Bonus: +1

Ranged Bonus: +2

Other Miniature Bonuses: +20 Good/Bad due to height.

Suggested Powers: All of them. It’s Optimus Prime for goodness sake – he can do anything 🙂

Website: www.hasbro.com/transformers/en_GB/

Note: You could also transform him in game and then move to the Nice: the Expansion Vehicle rules!

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GtB: Miniature Manual #80 – Port-o-bella (My Little Pony – Hasbro)

Following a demo game I did at Games Expo, one person said “So hang on… I could use this game to fight my Transformers against my wife’s My Little Pony and prove that Optimus Prime beats Ponies?… Cool.”

So he we go – first up it’s the My Little Pony… Friendship is Magic, but GtB is better 🙂

 
 
 
Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0 (unless it throws love or some other girly thing)

Other Miniature Bonuses: +10 Good/Bad due to height, Hairstyle bonus (only if you spike the hair up!)

Suggested Powers: Good karma, Good Luck, Coward, Really Good

Website: www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/

Anyone know any artists?

More specifically sci-fi artists. I’m really hoping to get a full colour rulebook done for TiRoBEx, and it’ll look pretty pants if its just full of my own grey-scale artwork. I don’t have endless wealth, but may be able to pay for a few. I’d quite like it to be in the Manga-esc style, but really I’m open to all forms of art, so longs as they are full colour 🙂 Maybe someone knows an up and coming artist who would like to get their work in a published book, I’m sure we can sort something out. Any suggestions?

Thanks 🙂

TiRoBEx Playtest Photos

Well here they are…

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Tiny huh?

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #79 – Macross Destroid Monster (Ban Dai)

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Saw this. Giggled like a little girl. Want one now.

Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +4 (at least)

Other Miniature Bonuses: +15 Good/Bad ‘cos it’s massive, Easier to hit

Suggested Powers: Monster, Good Quake, Good Shot, AARGH

Website: http://15mm.co.uk/Macross_Destroid_Monster.htm

(you could also use it with the vehicle rules if you’re playing Nice: the Expansion – then you’ll get loads of pluses on the weapon damage…)

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #78 – Legs (Kromlech)

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Remember, any miniature can be used in games of GtB, they don’t have to even be complete beings! No doubt the prime attack of these limbs would be a standard kick, but you could easily get a run up and go two footed flying straight into the face of your opponent (assuming they’ve got a face…)

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Close Combat Bonus: +0

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Nuffin’ – it’s a pair of legs for goodness sake!

Suggested Powers: Goody-Two-Shoes, Haste, Sturdy, 

Manufacture Website: http://www.kromlech.eu

TiRoBEx Playtest Update

Had a really productive play-testing session last night at Sudbury and District Wargames last night, and was able to iron out a few of the rules. A couple of tweaks to whet your whistle – 1) When a robot is destroyed, depending on how many Area impact rounds it has left it undergoes a catastrophic explosion and could very well decimate the opponent that destroyed you! 🙂 and 2) the Power-Up crates will now be determined randomly, I’m currently drafting up unique dice for the game, so that when you acquire a power-up you roll the ‘crate’ dice and then it tells you what bonus (or hindrance) you get.

More play-testing updates coming soon, along with demo photos…

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #77 – Broodmaster (Urban Mammoth)

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It’s like Tyranids should be – eight legs, four claws, a dirty smile, nom, nom nom… I first reason I bought this was to win playing Urban War, the second was to win at GtB!

Broodmaster
Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: +5 Good/Bad for Height

Suggested Powers: Haste, Doomed, Subterrainian-portation, I see You, Combat Lock

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

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #76 – Lord of Pestilence (Avatars of War)

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OK, so it’s not ‘an Avatar’, but it’s made by Avatars of War, so it sort of counts. Just look at this miniature – it’s got a proper mace for mashing, and a shield that could also be used for mashing, along with his feet, fists and face which all can be used for mashing – that’s a lot of mashing…

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Close Combat Bonus: +2

Ranged Bonus: +0

Other Miniature Bonuses: Reduced damage for shield, Reduced damage for Armour

Suggested Powers: Stench, Darkness, Really Bad, Bad Karma, 

Manufacture Website: http://www.avatars-of-war.com

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #75 – Avatar (Privateer Press)

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The second reason I started playing Warmachine (the first was the Judicator) – just look at it! Tiny head, great big everything else; perhaps he was subject to that Beetlejuice spell…?

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Close Combat Bonus: +3

Ranged Bonus: +1

Other Miniature Bonuses: +15 Good/Bad for height, Reduced damage for shield

Suggested Powers: Slow, Nigh-Invulnerable, Good Quake, Hand of Good, Sturdy, Really Good

Manufacture Website: http://privateerpress.com