Board Game Quest reviews The Agents

Board Game Quest takes a look at The Agents from Double-Edge Games and gives you their thoughts on the subject.

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From the review:

James Bond, Chuck Bartowski, and Jason Bourne…what do they all have in common? They are secret agents of course! Last year the card game The Agents blasted its way through Kickstarter to the tune of $275,000. No small task for a low priced card game. Well we finally got our hands on a retail copy of The Agents and have been able to put it through the paces. The Agents tasks players with running their own team of secret agents and spies. Using a unique card facing mechanic, The Agents promises to blend some easy to learn rules with some hard decision making. Do they succeed? Read on!

The Agents is a card game for 2-5 players that plays in about 30-45 minutes. The Agents plays best with any number of people.

Hostile Takeover: Designer Blog Part 1

Catalyst Game Labs posted up the first Designer Blog for their upcoming Shadowrun board game, Hostile Takeover.

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From the post:

Hostile Takeover needed to be epic in feel and execution. Not a game about individual runners sneaking around in the shadows and alleyways, like what happens in the roleplaying game; instead this needed to be a game from the other side of the plot—the megacorporations. This was going to be a game where players were the ones doing all the string pulling, but without losing any of the gritty feel of sketchy missions, random violence, and constant under-the-table double crossing that a good Shadowrun game should have!

Xenoshyft posts more preview art

Xenoshyft has another preview art piece up along with a bit of info about the Hive.

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From the preview:

“The Hive”, as the survey crews have dubbed them, are only the latest in enemies that the NorTec Military has faced. Each planet that has been saturated with Xenosathem brings its own host of hostile, indigenous, xenomorphs for us to deal with, and this one is no different.

Remember when issuing the deployment orders that our loyal soldiers are like any other resource we gather- there is an acceptable loss/gain ratio that must be cross-referenced with the bottom line.

-Initial Review of Planet Designation R72a12

Add-ons added to Dogs of War

CoolMiniOrNot has added a pair of add-ons to their Dogs of War Kickstarter campaign.

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From the update:

Hey guys,

We’re excited to announce two optional buys today! First we have Plastic Soldier Counters. These 50 highly detailed counters will fully replace all the soldier cards in your game!

Next we have the Kickstarter exclusive Captain, Mother Apollonia! As with each captain, Mother Apollonia comes with a player screen and 6 highly detailed plastic busts of the Captain.

Scott Haring Returns to Car Wars

Steve Jackson Games is bringing back Scott Haring to the Car Wars team for a new, revamped version of the rules.

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From the announcement:

Rev those engines and load up the rocket launchers – Car Wars is coming back, with old hand Scott Haring in the driver’s seat. Haring, the former editor or Autoduel Quarterly magazine, the developer of Deluxe Car Wars, and the author and editor of many more titles released in the game’s heyday, will serve as Car Wars Line Editor for publisher Steve Jackson Games.
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The Road to The Miasma War – Meet Yulea Seablade

On the Lamb Games will be launching their Miasma War Kickstarter campaign tomorrow. For another preview, they’ve posted up Yulea Seablade.

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From the preview:

The life of a pirate is harsh and unforgiving, but that didn’t stop Yulea Azel from seizing her family’s merchant ship, the Seablade and taking to the high seas. Gathering a crew from all walks of life, Yulea’s reputation has grown with each victory and raid. From time to time, the sly Corsair even strikes the Azel shipping lines, just to remind them that she is out there, stalking their wealth.

With so many passive effects working off of the Basic Attack command, Yulea Seablade is a great ‘simple’ 3 point character. Able to move twice before, make a second attack, and gain a defense buff, Yulea has a great threat range and hits hard. Her low DEF though, means she might be best used with a support model, or to cut down enemies already at low HP, just to avoid getting in a prolonged fight. The high HP means she can go a few turns against low point models without help, but a lucky roll could put her down quick.

New 42mm Samurai from Steve Barber Models

Steve Barber Models released a pair of new 42mm miniatures in their webshop with a far-East influence behind them.

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From the release:

These additions to our growing range are ideal for skirmishes. The un-armoured Samurai is wearing a Haori and is drawing his katana, The bandit is also armed with a katana. Both have separate heads to allow for conversion possibilities.

See our website or Facebook page for more information.

One Page 40k

One Page Rules has their one page rules version of 40k and Kill Team up on their website. They’re working on rules versions for Titanfall as well.

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From the website:

Right now we have released two projects (One Page 40k and One Page 40k Kill Team), which are great rulesets to create exciting battles. Kill Team in particular has been a blast, which has features such as a “push” mechanic that let’s you kick your enemies off of buildings or into deadly machinery, and we have been getting a lot of positive feedback.

Our Open Day Lineup at Mantic Games on 17th May 2014

Mantic has posted up their lineup for their Open Day on the 17th.

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From the post:

So, just to give everyone an idea of what’s going on at the open day on the 17th May, the team here thought we’d share the highlights and give you a chance to decide what you’d like to take part in.

We’re also going to be sharing information on our Facebook page in the coming weeks, plus you’ll get the chance, if you want, to meet the team, to come and say hi. It’s also our first event where our Organized Play manager (Chris) and our Community Manager (Kai) will be in attendance so you can welcome them to our Mantic family too!

Remember too, we’ve moved to our new HQ.
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Final hours for Aetherium

Anvil Eight Games is in their final hours of their Kickstarter campaign. They’ve made their goal and then some, along with other backer-numbers extras as well, so go check them out and don’t miss on your chance to get in on the ground level of this new game.

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From the campaign:

Hi all! Just one more day and 16 backers to unlock the House Ikaru avatar, Mother of Machines. We can do this!

And speaking of avatars, today we finish our focus on the different program types in Aetherium with an in-depth look at one of the Nanomei’s key avatars, the elusive Masque.

4thWar Equipment Wargaming Table Kickstarter campaign happening now

4thWar Equipment is running a Kickstarter for their new wargaming table that’s collapsible and highly transportable.

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From the campaign:

Put the LEGS on your HOBBY! Fully crafted cardboard table for wargamer and tabletop gamer. By a player mind for players fight!

Tor Gaming Banished Knight Giveaway

Tor Gaming is having a giveaway for their upcoming Banished Knight model as part of their GamingFunder campaign for Relics.

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From the announcement:

Right then, here you go!

If you want to get one of these models for FREE you can by:

1) Entering this competition – http://goo.gl/CwBA7H
2) Backing the project when it is live.

We will then include the model in your reward! How cool is that?!?

Wargames Bakery keeps your troops in line

Wargames Bakery has a Kickstarter campaign going for Trayus Stickus, a new material to help keep your minis in place on their movement trays.

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From the campaign:

The goal of this Kickstarter is to create a fantastic range of adhesive movement tray surface kits that can easily be used to create fantastic detailing and give a superb functional grip for based miniatures on any type of movement trays that you make or already own; be they shop-bought plastic or resin trays, or even home-made cardboard ones!

CMON Expo Guest Spotlight: Rhonda Bender

CMON Expo spotlights another special guest coming to the show here in Atlanta. This time it’s painter Rhonda Bender.

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From the post:

For years Rhonda Bender was a normal gamer. (If there is such a thing.) Then in 2003 she painted a miniature and was hooked. Since then Rhonda, aka Wren, has become a noted painter, working for producers like Reaper Miniatures, Dark Sword Miniatures, and Newbold World. Her smooth brushwork and playful use of color have taken top honors in painting competitions throughout North America. Her enthusiasm, approachability, and teaching skills have made her a highly sought after instructor and frequent guest of honor at game industry events. We’re thrilled to be able to include Rhonda Bender as one of our guest artists for this year!

New Bolt Action Soviet BT-7 fast tank available from Warlord Games

Warlord Games speeds to the front with the release of their new Soviet BT-7 fast tank.

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From the release:

The latest Bolt Action vehicle to leave the massed tank factories of Tankograd, this stunning BT-7 fast tank will give your Soviet army one of it’s most numerous armoured fighting vehicles of the war with 7,000-8,0000 being produced!

The BT-7 was the last of the BT series of Soviet cavalry tanks that were produced in large numbers between 1935 and 1940 (BT relating to Bystrokhodny tank – fast/high speed tank). They were lightly armoured, but reasonably well-armed for their time, and had much better mobility than other contemporary tank designs, based as they were on the American-designed Christie suspension and thus achieved impressive speeds of up to 53mph.

Impact! Miniatures Kickstarter for 17 affordable Fantasy Football teams starts

Impact! Miniatures launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund 2 new Fantasy Football teams and turn a bunch more from pewter into resin.

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From the campaign:

Impact! has started a KickStarter to create two new Fantasy Football teams. A Pro Elf team and an Orc team.

In addition they have licensed fantasy football teams and figures from 6 other companies to convert them from pewter to affordable spincast resin.

All the teams are complete teams needed for fantasy football play with a total cost per a model under $2.25 each.

New Darklight: Memento Mori concept renders posted

Dark Ice Games has a bunch of new 3D renders posted for Darklight: Memento Mori for you to look at.

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From the preview:

These guys are brutal primitive demons and they are the primary force of the demonic legions.
There is a total of 2 body types, 3 heads and 6 arms, which can also be used to customize the poses.

Who’s Arcane Factories and their Kickstarter?

Wargamers Consortium posted up a video interview they did with Arcane Factories about their upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

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The WGC sites down with Justin Tan and talk about Arcane Factories and their upcoming kickstarter for their miniature line.

Dust Devils posts painting contest winners

Dust Devils has posted up the results from their Dust Tactics/Warfare painting competition.

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From the announcement:

On March 20th, 2014 Dust Tactics and Warfare Facebook Group decided it was time to have a little friendly paint competition in celebration for hitting a membership milestone. There are many Dust groups hosted on Facebook, but this group has been posting pictures of custom Dust miniatures as far back as May 2011. The group has continued to grow over the years and is currently at 862 members.

Rocket Games launching Kickstarter soon

Rocket Games has announced they’ll be launching their Kickstarter campaign for Last Saga next month. They’ve got some new concept art as well as a preview of a 3D print up for your perusal.

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From the post:

Last Saga kickstarter campaign in May and more concept for the game.

Screaming Heretic Ep61 – Adeptipaint

Screaming Heretic has posted episode 61 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

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In this episode:

Segment One –
Hobby and gaming updates
New 40k releases
C2E2
Kickstarter watch – Creature Caster and more
Hobby Finds – Power Sander

Segment Two –
Interview -Team Kerbek: Best Team Theme and Presentation
Interview – James Wappel

And there’s no silence in the night

Bullfrogs is a strategy card game where only one amphibian can rule over the others. They’ve got 3 days left on their Kickstarter campaign and have already made it over their goal. So it’s trying to meet some more stretch goals before time runs out.

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From the campaign:

Command a frog army in a desperate struggle to gain control of a pond, one lily pad at a time, in a strategy game for 2-4 players.

Rack and Ruin Beta 2.1 Now Live

Spiral Bridge Studios has posted up the 2.1 Beta version of Rack and Ruin up on their website. Go check it out and let ’em know what you think.

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From the post:

Custom build your skirmish party.

Use your favorite fantasy miniatures from your collection.

Design a unique strategy for your team.

Level your heroes through campaign play.

Your legacy is the key to your victory.

Rack and Ruin Beta version 2.1 is now live. Sign up for our Beta Test to receive a copy of the Beta rule and give it a try for yourself.

Micro Art Studios attending Role Play Convention 2014 Cologne

Micro Art Studios will be taking their show in the road to the Role Play Convention in Cologne. Make an order from their shop and pick it up at the show for a discount.

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From the post:

A short info for people participating in Role Play Convention 2014 Cologne 🙂

Make an order before 5th of May sending us an email and pick up your package with 20% discount at Role Play Convention 2014 Cologne. Send us your order via email to shop(a) microartstudio.com

Combat Commander: Mediterranean Review posted on Play Board Games

GMT Games gets their Combat Commander: Mediterranean expansion reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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From the post:

Combat Commander: Mediterranean is the first expansion for Combat Commander: Europe. It adds new nations, scenarios, maps and more. See if you should add this expansion to your collection.

Imbrian Arts release Beer and D6s Halfling

Imbrian Arts has a new Beer and D6s Halfling available over in their webshop.

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Form the release:

While back stabbing may be out of the question for this rogue, low hanging fruit is in grave peril! The Grapes of Wrath is a power up attack, meaning for every drink you take, the halfling gets a bonus to his attack roll. Your opponent’s testicles will be crying out in sympathy pains when your boy lets loose on those hairy piñatas!