Hello Magic Fans! It’s me Daphne Dukes, Langden Games Roving Reporter, some of you may know me form my regular appearances keeping players up to date on the store Blood Bowl League, but in the off season I also pen the occasional written article, so here we are!
Saturday 30th July saw Langden Games run it’s third and final RCQ of this season, it was the 5th such event we’d hosted and as always was well attended with 26 people taking part on the day!
Shop stalwart Mark Boast, aka Boasty, took part and ended up winning the day and wanted to share his thoughts on the event and his day, so without further ado I’ll hand you over to Mark!
Hello sports fans! It’s me Daphne Dukes, roving reporter! The Daily Planet has Lois Lane, the Gotham Gazette has Vicky Vale, and Langden Games has me…
In a break from bringing the play by play from the current Langden Games Blood Bowl League (LGBBL) I’m going to look at tips for new coaches for League play! If you fancy taking place in Season 3 of the LGBBL this article is for you!
This one is up to you to be honest; each team has their own strengths and weaknesses, but they can be grouped into broad categories – Bashy, Flashy and Stunty, and All Rounders.
I confess, time seems to have lost all meaning over the last few years (thanks Covid!) and as such this ramble is a little later than planned. But anyway, let’s get rambling!
Looking Back at 2022!
2022 was the first full year we’ve had in our new premises. To say we were apprehensive about moving would be the most understated statement that had ever been understated! But after what is now 14 months in our new location we’re looking forward to the future!
As it stands today the move was definitely the right choice! We’ve seen loads of new customers, have a proper street presence, and have much more space! Admittedly at heart I’m still nervous about the move, especially with the looming spectre of recession on the horizon and the cost of living crisis that is having an impact on everyone. However these are things that are outside on my control, and all we can do is focus on the store and what were doing and hope that with continued customer support we’ll keep going from strength to strength!
A while back we ordered in some Vallejo Liquid Silver and Liquid Gold, what we didn’t realise at the time was these were no normal paints and required things like alcohol to thin, as such we’ve not had a proper look at them – until now…
Part 2: Sinful. Sadistic. Sensational. Spikey. Slaanesh.
Happy New Year and welcome back you sinful sybarites! It has been a little while, but I have returned with some fantastically sensual, sickly, and sensational information on the Dark Prince of Pleasure: Slaanesh.
Part 1: Khorne Flakes, Part of a Bloodthirsty Breakfast!
Welcome Heretics to this brand-new miniseries of articles! Over the next few weeks, I will be your heretical guide to all things chaotic and where to begin when diving into the complete madness of the forces Chaos!
This series will be a basic look over the lore of the four Chaos Factions in both Age of Sigmar (AoS) and Warhammer 40,000 (40K) and will also help you choose which faction would be best for you and where to start when collecting them! Today we are sharpening our axes and cracking skulls in the name of Khorne!
Now that the UK has entered “Lockdown 2: Electric Avenue, the infection rates are higher,” I am sure a lot of hobbyists, old and new, will be continuing to crack on with their fun filled projects! Be it a slimy and rotting Death Guard army for 40K or a proud light bathed Realm Lords force for AoS, there will be a lot of us building and painting units to play across all sorts of games when we can finally see one another safely again.
However, I would like to focus on the building part of the hobby today, a quick look into a slightly controversial subject in the Warhammer community and one I am actually kind of in defense of: ‘Push-Fit’ or ‘Easy to Build’ model kits.
Wizard’s year of commander hasn’t gone as we’d all hoped and expected (Thanks Covid! – Matt). However, that doesn’t mean there’s not reasons to still get excited about the format. Commander groups online are still a hive of activity from people discussing new cards to offering to host games on webcams.
With Commander Legends spoiler season now in full swing people are busy brewing new lists, updating their old favourites and falling in love with the new cards being shown off. I’m firmly on the hype train for this set so I thought I’d take a look at 5 of the legendary creatures spoiled so far which have got my attention to sleeve up for when we eventually return from our hibernation.
It’s November 3rd and barring a massive revolt in the Commons, we’ll be back in lockdown again from Thursday! Fun!!
The one (and only) positive about Lockdown 2 – Back in the Habit, is that it’s the second one! Strange as it sounds, we’ve been through this before, so we have experience of how to operate. As a result the shop may be closed but we can still meet your hobby needs.
This weekend (October 31st) marks both the awesome Warhammer Day and Halloween, so today Jalen has decided to look at his top favourite monster (sized) models!
I absolutely LOVE monsters in all shapes and sizes, but I especially love the ones on the bigger side! Getting to grab that enormous box off the shelf, getting home and cracking it open to pull out those giant sprues and begin to monster mash your creation to stomp across the battlefield, its an unbeatable feeling for me. I want to own so many of these monsters, some of them multiple of, and today I want to go through a few of the big bad lads and ladies that I cannot WAIT to build, paint and field!
This weekend the fantastic new Warcry starter set, Warcry: Catacombs, bursts onto the scene for pre-order! Warcry: Catacombs is a fantastic place to start the Warcry Skirmish game, it comes with absolutely everything you need to start your campaign of glory across the Eightpoints.
In the box you get the following goodies:
Two awesome Chaos Warbands: The spicy Scions of the Flame and the spooky Khainite Shadowstalkers. We will have a chat about these in a later article!
A gorgeous double-sided terrain board: Comes in two flavours, cool gravel earth and hot fiery lava dungeons!
37 pieces of terrain: From bridges to doors it comes with it all!
Rules: Core book and the Catacombs expansion book
Game bits: 18 dice, 70+ pop out tokens and a gaming ruler.
Carrying on with the ‘Year of Commander’ theme, Zendikar Rising features two new Commander decks as a gateway for players to enter Magic’s most popular format. If you wanted to try out Commander but uncertain of where to start, these are an ideal entry for format beginners.
Now that I’ve actually opened some Zendikar Rising product, I wanted to give my thoughts on the newest type of Booster, the Set Booster!
What is a Set Booster?
In short it’s a new type of product that lets WOTC have a bit more freedom, in a draft booster there is a need for there to be set amounts of Commons and Uncommons and a good colour spread, the same is not true of a set booster!
They have 12 cards (14 with the token and art card included) in a booster and come in boxes of 30 rather than 36, they are also slightly more expensive than draft boosters, all seeming like negatives so far, but don’t worry there are positives!
Here are the results of our September 2020 painting competition. We had hoped to run monthly events however Covid-19 has really got in the way of that, however we did manage to get an event successfully run in September!
Standards in this single model competition have been very high and judging was made incredibly difficult by these fabulous models.
Any of these models could have easily been crowned the winner as each was beautifully done.
‘May you live in interesting times…’, I now fully understand why this is seen as a curse! I know that I, for one, would like the much simpler times where global pandemics were movie plots and social distancing was an unused phrase, but as you all know 2020 had other ideas!