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Megazine / Meg 417 - Smash and Crab
« on: 15 February, 2020, 11:00:11 am »
Before we talk strips I'll mention the Obituary to the late, great, Ellie de Ville. Unsung star of many a strip who is missed by many!

Lovely cover by Karl Richardson.

Dredd - Plunder, Part 3. Final part of this and as much as I enjoyed the tale I was hoping to see more from the sunken (Again?) city. Stunning artwork!

Devlin Waugh - A Very Large Splash, Part 3. Devlin is the star of the Meg this month with an episode that is hilarious and horrific in equal measure. An outraged talking Cock, Face eating and playing with matches - Sounds like fun!

Blunt III - Part 3. Blunt continues to brighten up the Meg with its tasty artwork and incredible Alien-Creature designs. Still not sure how this will end but it's an entertaining read none the less.

Zombie Army - Last Rites, Part 2. Lots of bullets and exploding heads followed by a bit of chat in a shed. As I've said before I have never played the games this is based on but that may actually be for the better as I've no pre-conceived notions of what is or could be going on. All waffle aside, I like this strip.

Lawless - Boom Town, Part 3. A day in the life of Badrock and tensions mount as Monsters are discussed and a riderless bike drifts in to town. Glorious stuff!

other text pieces include an Interrogation with Martin Simmonds and a new book , Battle Stations by Hugo Pratt and Donnie Avenell.

Top Meg!


Games / Re: Warhammer: Mortal Realms
« on: 08 February, 2020, 10:54:04 am »
Issue 4 comes with a Battle mat, a pot of Nihilakh Oxide and 4 GlaiveWraith Stalkers.

The Stalkers are really nice models and instead of them all being generic Goons, two of them have a bit of backstory. One a dead Warlord the other a dead Outlaw; Both cursed to forever serve Nagash, or something.

Elsewhere in the booklet we have the Sacrosanct Chambers which is a fancy word for Wizard. The NecroQuake, where Nagash and some Skaven have a bit of trouble which ends up affecting everyone. Some other text pieces and the usual build notes/painting guides and rules on movement in the game.

Issue 6 (advertised on back) has some of the best looking Undead designs I've ever seen. The level of detail, especially on the Thorny one, really is incredible.


Games / Re: Warhammer: Mortal Realms
« on: 02 February, 2020, 09:33:42 am »

Does it contain new text, or is it repurposed from elsewhere?

I cannot find any citations within so my best guess would be that the text pieces are taken from the respective Codex of each faction. I don't follow the actual Lore too deeply as I tend to use the models for different games.

I've no use for those silly crossbows...

Me too! I don't like the design and haven't the inclination to either customize or write them into a campaign. They will be passed on, post haste!

As well as the three unwanted Castigators you also get a Gryph-Hound, which I will be keeping. Who activated that statue that is now chasing me around the Map? Bastards!

You also get the Booklet with a bit of text regarding the Heroic Hosts which are basically the historical equivalent of WH40K Space Marine Chapters. Also features Hammers of Sigmar and a guide on using ranged support in battle. You also get a pot of Gold paint.


Music / Re: Guilty Pleasures
« on: 01 February, 2020, 11:03:56 am »
Growing up listening to punk, goth and then metal this was definitely a guilty pleasure.


Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman

To this day though I love those keyboard chords.

It's one of the best Pop songs of all time. Second only to This!


Games / Re: Warhammer: Mortal Realms
« on: 01 February, 2020, 10:51:20 am »
Issue 2 is twice the price of the first issue with around half of the contents.

You get 4 Myrmourn Banshees which are larger than Chainrasps and have an ethereal quality to them. Great looking models which will fit nicely into a Heroquest Campaign I'm creating. As I've said before the actual tabletop Battle stuff doesn't interest me.

The booklet contains the usual build notes plus small features on the Banshees, Nagash - God of Death and some other stuff.

You also get a pot of Corax White and a paint brush.


Games / Warhammer: Mortal Realms
« on: 01 February, 2020, 10:23:40 am »
I wasn't going to bother with this collection as I'm only really interested in the Undead models but I can offload most of the Humans to another collector, so here we go...

Part one comes with a ridiculous amount of goodies for £2.99.

3 Sequitors, which have very detailed bases. These will be painted as Golems and not Golums as I misspelt on another thread... my precious.

10 Chainrasps which are sort of a cross between a Skeleton and a Ghoul. Stunning models with a lot of detail but I may try a different colour scheme for some of them. A couple of Fire Wraiths are just what the Doctor Dungeon-Master ordered!

There's also a booklet with a bit of Lore and instructions on building the models. A ruler and game mat with six dice and a poster.


Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 31 January, 2020, 04:04:06 pm »
I thought the first episode was pretty good. Episode 2 is even better!


Prog / Prog 2166 - Active Shooters!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 11:03:47 am »
Tasty looking Brink cover by INJ Culbard.
Thrill of the Future - Deliverance, By David Hine and Nick Percival, coming to the Megazine sometime this year.

Dredd - Kill Bloopy, Part 4. The final part of this tale and it leaves me a bit cold, to be honest. Nice artwork but I'm not sold on the 'Imaginary friend stealth and weapon ops' bit at the end.

Brink - Hate Box, Part 17. Brink goes all Hardcore and Ultra-Violent in this action heavy episode. Great stuff and only Seventeen parts in!

The Zaucer of Zilk - A Zaucerful of Zecrets, Part 5. Beautiful artwork with eye-popping colours but a meandering tale lurks within. I really enjoyed the first series but I'm not really getting much from this one at the moment.

Feral & Foe - Part 5. Fantastic new series which I'm enjoying a lot. Things get a bit more serious this week for the pair and some poor monsters get burned at the stake.

Proteus Vex - Another Dawn, Part 5. This is another great new series. Totally mental in a way we haven't seen since the likes of Shakara or even the original series of Bad Company! Crazy ideas thrown into a pot and lovingly mixed with tasty pictures gives you excessive Thrillage, apparently.


Megazine / Re: Meg 416: Welcome to the Dead War!
« on: 17 January, 2020, 07:38:15 pm »
Solid Meg.

Couldn't agree more! Dredd, Devlin and Lawless are all on top form. Blunt is interesting and may benefit from a complete read rather than the monthly episodic format.

I've never played the Zombie Army games but this strip shows promise.


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 January, 2020, 06:52:24 pm »

The Rise of Skywalker

Get in the fuckin bin!

Don't forget to add petrol and a match. It's the only way to be sure!

There's much I dislike about the sequel trilogy movies but I'm happy to ignore them in favour of my EU/Legends collection of novels.

 /Waves hand across forum - There is no sequel trilogy!


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 11 January, 2020, 09:51:25 am »
Goat Simulator which is currently free for PS4. It's mildly amusing for about 5 minutes.

I'm also replaying Resident Evil 2 Remake. Trying to get Platinum before the remastered Nemesis arrives in April.


Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 11 January, 2020, 09:44:36 am »
I picked up the first issue because the ghosties seemed good value and a good fit for my Dragon Warriors game.

The first issue does contain some nice mini's but like yourself I'll be using them for something else; namely, Heroquest. I may even entertain painting the 3 human mini's as Stone or bronze Golums as the designs look like a good fit.

...and the paint haul isn't as good as it has been in the WH40K equivalent. Goodies seem heavily skewed towards the 'premium sub' level.

I went all-in with the 40k version which is pretty good value on the whole, although I would suggest that there are too many issues containing scenery. This new collection will be cherry picking only!


General / Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« on: 03 January, 2020, 04:56:40 pm »
We've had several excellent strips this year but I can only choose three so here we go:

1. Hope
2. The Fall Of Deadworld
3. Indigo Prime


News / Re: Warlord Dredd Game!
« on: 18 December, 2019, 07:51:51 pm »
The 'I Am The Law' starter set was waiting for me when I got home from work a few days ago. Complete with the Dredd vs Death pre-order mini.

It's a beautiful package but I'd somehow got the impression the boxed mini's would be bigger. Little concern to be honest as this is a really nice set on the whole.


Prog / Prog 2161 - Organ Malfunction!
« on: 07 December, 2019, 06:39:08 pm »
Cover by Nick Percival.

Dredd - The Harvest, Part 4. Final episode in what has been an excellent story.

Defoe - The Divisor, Part 12. Final episode and I'm a bit lost to be honest. Is Defoe meant to look evil at the end, as if possessed, or am I misreading it?

Brink - Hate Box, Part 12. Talky episode that reminds me of the crime drama's my mum is fond of: N.C.I.S./Law & Order and such. Not to my taste but the artwork is lovely.

Hope "Under Fire" - Part 12. Final episode and I'm really sorry to see it go. This is one of the best thrills to grace the Prog in years and at no detriment to other strips. We really do seem to be in another Golden age which brings me to...

Fall of Deadworld - Doomed, Part 12. Stunning episode that reaps some of the seeds sown near the beginning of this arc. Excellent writing and artwork, as always. The 'Apocalypse' page in particular!

Stunning Prog!


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