Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New Toys from Salute 2012 - pt 2

Part 2 of my Salute acquisitions covers the rules that I bought at the con, but before I carry on with that, I thought I'd put a link to a blogger who has much more comprehensive posts on the event. So over at Big Lee's Miniature Adventures, you can find:

The more I look at posts, etc, on Salute, the more I realise I didn't see! I completely missed the 28mm Corunna game, Scarlet Thunder and lots of others :( must do better next year ...

Anyway, more about me and what I bought! (None of the following piccies were taken by me, I've poached them from the worldwide-interweb)

 I didn't get tooo much rules-wise this year. 2 of the 3 rule-sets I got were based on fellow bloggers' posts. The first is 'Strange Aeons' which Shelldrake reviewed for me way back at the end of August last year. Well, I've finally got the rules based on his review, although I hope to use my 28mm VSF stuff and not the 1920's default setting. Have to read them first and then check out the available web resources to see if someone's already done this. Haven't checked for the presence of zombies in the rules yet, but I'm sure I'll manage to shoe-horn them in somehow!


Next up is '7TV' by Crooked Dice. I purchased this on the basis of Brummie's raving post when he got it, and the several other posts he's made about it over the past several months - so it's all his fault, and if I don't like it, I'll be invoicing him!  Actually, that's not entirely true... not even partially, tbh! A guy played a game at my local club and he raved about it as well, so it's on both of them! At the show Crooked Dice were doing an offer of rulebook, dice, cards and tokens for £40, so I got that, hence the multiple images to the left. Not read the book yet, but flicked through and first impression is good!





Finally, a set of zombie gaming rules that I saw while browsing Alternative Armies' sister site http://www.15mm.co.uk/. Started looking through this small (A6 I think) book and not very impressed so far :(  My over-riding impression of the first dozen-or-so pages is that a lot of text keeps telling you what you can do with the rules and not much tells you how to do it!
Once I've read them, I'll post a review. 


Next post will be about the Victorian Spaceships I got

7 comments:

  1. Wow more toys !!The 7TV stuff prob isn't my thing, but geez it looks well polished off and designed, and its a shame about the Zombie Dawn rules, I have eyeballed them before.

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    1. That's definitely a gut reaction with no substance to it. I'll review them when I've read and digested them

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  2. Strange Aeons has zombies ;-)

    And you could use it for VSF very easily with minimal effort needed.

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    1. Cool! Thanks for letting me know

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  3. Muwwwhhaaaahaa. Seriously though dude enjoy the 7TV rules they look great and seem straightforward.

    Look forward to seeing your Strange Aeons stuff. I like the idea but don't want to start another project. (well resisiting this one anyhow)

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  4. BigLee doesn't need any more Salute posts, the 7TV stuff looks good and was well presented at the show!

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  5. Victorian Spaceships, ACE! Matakishi has a Captain Scarlet project on the go. If you've not visited his Tea House do so it's well worth a look at.

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