Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Nin-in-Eilph adventure pack for the Lord of The Rings the card game from Fantasy Flight Games

I have been having some great fun with the Lord of the Rings the card game, its a truly excellent game, though it is a tad scary and daunting how many adventure packs are out there, and hard to get them in order, so I grab them when I can, and if I do not have earlier ones, then its fine, they can sit and wait until I do, as the player cards inside will certainly prove useful in the mean time, expanding on my deck building options, and hopefully making life easier until I reach these quests.

At first they made fair progress, but as they went on, their passage became slower and more dangerous. The marshes were bewildering and treacherous, and there was no permanent trail even for Rangers to find through their shifting quagmires.     –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The Nîn-in-Eilph is the fourth Adventure Pack in The Ring-maker cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

After slipping out of the ancient, ruined city of Tharbad, past a host of Orcs and spies, several of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes begin a journey through the Nîn-in-Eilph and its treacherous marshlands. They seek a hidden site on the other side of the marsh, in Hollin, which is rumored to be full of powerful secrets that may provide the White Council some means to work against the Dark Lord. However, your heroes have no time to lose because the Dark Lord’s servants have also learned of the hidden location within Hollin…
Among its sixty new cards, which also include a new hero and three copies of each new player card, The Nîn-in-Eilph introduces a deadly new scenario that challenges players to explore and survive the swamps of the Nîn-in-Eilph. Full of deadly Creatures, the swamps haven’t been travelled for an age, and no paths exist to lead your heroes through the shifting bogs. You’ll also find a new hero, and three copies of each new player card, several of which permit new interactions with the first player token, representing the leadership and assistance that other companions can offer.

Today so we do not give away any spoilers to the scenario, and story we will just be looking at the player cards that come in the pack, not any scenarios, or encounter decks.  So whats inside?

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Elder Sign Ancient ones Overview

As you know, I am a big fan of Elder Sign.  Its a great game, so I thought it would be time to take a look at the Ancient ones that come in the standard game, as some are a lot tougher than others!
We start looking at Yog-Sothoth.  To defeat him you will need to gather 10 elder signs, and with a  doom track of 10, you will need to make sure you up to the task.  Should he awaken when you go to fight him, you must discard a trophy or be devoured (be removed from the game) so make sure you have some spare in case he wakes up.  To defeat him you will need to roll 2 scrolls, and a 3 investigate, so he is no walkover.  His innate ability is that if you fail an otherworld adventure the card is removed from the game, and if they are all gone he awakens, so he could wake up early as a nasty surprise.  Keep an eye on that deck! 
Yig has a doom track of 8, and needs 10 elder signs to defeat him. When he is the ancient one in the game, each time you lose on a cultist task or an investigator is reduced to 0 sanity you lose an elder sign, so a key hint is to keep an eye on your investigators, and if a cultist is on a challenge, make sure you go in tooled up to take him down.  Should Yig Awaken, you will need 2 skulls to reduce his tracker and harm him.  When he wakes up it can be deadly, as you must lose a spell, a common item and a unique item.  If you do not you are devoured, so if you are just missing one of those things you will be killed. 
When he attacks you must lose a clue token, or lose a sanity and a stamina, so he can really wear you down quickly.
Next up we have......

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Star Trek Attack Wing Trager and Assimilated Vessel 64758 Borg and Dominion Builds

We look at the builds we can do with this ship, or to be more accurate these ships.  I do one for the Dominion, and one for the Dominion Borg version.  As always, I keep within 50 points and use only cards from the pack itself.

First we look at the Dominon build.  The Thr Trager can add some defence bonus, with its inbuilt ability to use its shields to soak hits, Glinn Daro can make sure the shields stay up.  Gul Macet adds firepower, and allows you to use Truce which again makes this ship very survivable.  It is powerful in offence, and defence, but like all Galor`s turns like a cruise ship.  It does have a wide 180 degree front arc though for a good wide range of fire.

Next the Borg....

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

German WW2 Propaganda Posters

As we continue our voyage through posters we reach Germany.  They produced a huge amount, and some of my favourites to look at so lets take a look see.

next up....

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Satr Trek Attack Wing USS Enterprise Refit ship Build

Todays ship build is the Enterprise refit, and as always it follows all the usual build rules I have, no more then 50pts, and only the cards in the pack.
There are plenty of options to play with in this pack so lets dive right in.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

B-Wing Ship build for X-Wing Miniatures game

The Bwing is the Rebellions heavy assault fighter. And today we look at how best to outfit it and how to use her to your best advantage.  As always only using the cards that came in the pack.
 To get the most out of it you do need many cards, and this is a solid build.  Lets take a closer look, and see how we can use her in action....

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Star Trek Attack Wing USS Equinox Ship Build

Welcome to today's ship build.  we look at the USS Equinox, and see what we can come up with using the cards in the pack only, and no more then 50points total.
 We start with the USS Equinox her self, her ability to get shields back will prove very useful in keeping her alive.  Couple this with.........

Star Wars Armada Gladiator class Star Destroyer ship build

Today we are looking at what the Gladiator class Star Destroyer can do, and some good builds for her.
Lets take a closer look at her upgrades, and roles in the fleet.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

A-Wing Unboxing for X-Wing Miniatures game

Super fast, highly manouverable and conceived by General Dodonna, the RZ-1 A-wing interceptor proved its worth by crippling Star Destroyers during the Battle of Endor.
Lets see what the Awing adds to your fleet...

Star Trek Attack Wing Enterprise The original Series constitution class Builds.

As always I will stick to the 50pt limit for my build here. its a cheap ship but is actually really easily to spend crazy points on this little ship!  So here is my load out of choice!

There is a lot of gear on this ship so lets look closer....