Thursday, 27 November 2014

Wilkommen auf dem Mond

As you step out of the shuttle that brought you into the Moon's industrial area, you cannot miss it, the Haas-Bioroid corporation's factory: The Foundry.

It is here that new technologies are being developped and it will be here that you will steal their secrets. Corporate espionage at its best!

First, a little run on their HQ servers to see what's coming up...What is this? Did this firewall just modifiy itself to have more subroutine?

Cellphone Pictures

Hello readers! Been a long time since I wrote anything on the blog...It is in huge part due to an unfortunate accident in which my battery charger for my camera was lost...And now I can't post picture until I get a new one. Combine that to huge expenses happening in my personal life and I'm sad to say I'll be posting 'cellphone pictures' (ah the infamy!) until the end of Spring 2015.

And so it begins...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Unboxing: Arena Rex

Fresh from Red Republic Games, I've received my (modest) pledge reward. Sadly, I won't be able to show the Titan i had selected, Leo, as he was missing in the box, but they already sent me my missing model and thus it should be here in about 2 weeks. I honestly wish I had pledge for twice as much minis though, as it is I will only be able to do 3vs3 on my minis alone.

When the campaign started, I was already biased as I had received a promotional Aquila during a contest and was very much impressed. I'll go over the rules after, but for now, let's see what was in my box.

I removed the foam beans to unveil the content. I guess they had only this box size as it was way larger than the content. Let's go over the content.
So we have a pack of cards, a rulebook, a bag of minis, bases, tokens and 10 Favor Dices with laurels for the 6. I won't go in more details over the bases and dices.
Here are the art cards for each model included as well as a quick guide on working with resin, that's a nice touch. Many people are not used to work with that material. Not that I'd really suggest a neophyte to start with thisgame's models because of the number of parts. The art cards are in a good cardboard and the pictures are very nice. Reminds me a lot of Kingdom Death, which is a very positive thing.

And here are the unit cards. Once again, very nice material, solid and glossy. They are easy to read as well.
The rulebook is small and concise. A bit of fluff and the rules, with a few scenarios at the end. The rules themselves are simple and brutal (but not simplistic) and the scenarios are more diverse than I expected, this being a gladiatorial game, after all.

So that's about it. What? oh yeah! the minis! Now I will do a part 2 for the assembled miniatures once I do receive Leo, but until then, I'll show you the minis on their sprues.
Ur-Kek, a big brutal egyptian.
 Ban-Luca, a friend for my Aquila.
 Zahra, she do love scorpions.
Lupa, the kickstarter exclusive fighter.
Tiet-Khebi, an egyptian priestess.

I hope you liked this small unboxing, and I shall be back in a few weeks for more Arena Rex.