[Review] Star Trek Beyond

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“To use a parlance with which you would be familiar, Doctor, I have just confirmed that theory to be horseshit.”

I never thought I’d hear the word horseshit come out of Spocks mouth, but there we are. But lets back it up a bit.

Its 1966 and a new show is on the air. Its about a starship, the final frontier and exploring strange new worlds and new civilisations.

Between then and 2016 that show has spawned 13 movies, 4 more television shows (with over 620 episodes), 1 animated show and hundreds of books (I own about 100 of them).

This year marks the 50th anniversery of Star Trek and what better way to celebrate it with another movie.

Beyond.

The plot is something original this time, not an origin story as 2009’s Star Trek was or retreading familiar territory with 2013’s Star Trek Into ...

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[Review] Do Androids dream of electric sheep?

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“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”

This is probably the most famous quote out of the 1982 Ridley Scott movie “Blade Runner” – yet it is nowhere to be found in the source material, Philip K. Dick’s “Do androids dream of electric sheep?”.

I am a science fiction fan, yet I am continuously baffled by how many of the classics I haven’t read yet. Dick’s 1966 novel is one of those classics I hadn’t read. And I must say, I don’t think I have ever consciously sat down and watched the movie adaptation either. I heard its very different to the book.

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago I pu...

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Der Eisenhammer!

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And we have another tournament report. Der Eisenhammer! Its also organised by the Headblast club in Oberhausen, and its called that because the location is literally “Am Eisenhammer”. You can’t make that up.

Where the HMD were a 3 man team tournament, for the Eisenhammer we went full WTC. 5 man teams, WTC pairing rules. Most of the German WTC players were there, plus some Belgians and Dutch, as well as 1 Swede!

Bartek, Alex and I found us 2 more players – Martin, who played Skorne (no, not THAT Martin) and Björn, who also brought Cygnar. So we went with this lineup:

Bartek – Khador – Karchev, Irusk 2
Alex – Retribution – Vyros 2, Ossyan
Martin – Skorne – Naaresh, Hexeris 2
Björn – Cygnar – Darius, Haley 1
me – Cygnar – Caine 2, Maddox

I was determined not to play Caine all day long...

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Challenge Accepted!

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So MK 3 has been out for 2 months now. Every thing is new. Everything is different. Some casters have been nerfed into the ground – or so the internet has us believe. Some factions fell from their mighty throne – *cough*Cryx*cough*.

Last year, around September I bought a few models on a whim – a 2nd unit of Gun Mages, including the UA and a few more Hunter jacks. Reason was, I had heard about that theme force of Caine 1 – Sons of the Tempest.

I played that list a few times and then decided to play it for quite a while, and pair it with its epic incarnation as well. By the time Ace was released a couple of months later, I had zeroed in on 2 lists which I didn’t change and played pretty much exclusively until the release of MK 3...

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Heavy Metal Dayz Review, Part 2

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This is part 2 of my Heavy Metal Dayz review – if you haven’t read the first part, click here.

Previously on “Caine’s crazy adventure”: I went 2-1 in the first 3 rounds of the tournament, getting tabled once, winning by scenario once and Trick-shotting Haley 2 to death in the third game. Crazy as it sounds, we as a team were undefeated at that point – one of 6 teams.

Which brings me to:

Game 4 – The ‘It is still a dice game’ Game

We draw team “Diced Cocks”, a few Warhammer converts (who did quite well in Warhammer I am told). And we also draw the video table. You can watch my game here, and if you go to Page5.de’s Channel you can watch the rest of our coverage at Heavy Metal Dayz.

Anyways – we pair off: Cygnar vs. Ret (me), Khador vs. Skorne (Bartek) and Ret vs...

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Heavy Metal Dayz Review, Part 1

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Its that time of the year again – the Heavy Metal Dayz took place about 2 weeks ago. This is the largest and longest running team tournament in Germany. I have participated in the first one in late 2005 (thats actually how I met Tim) and in the first 5 HMDz. Took a break for a few years and went back in 2013.

So this year Schmerzi – the mascot, drawn by Florian Stitz – proclaimed a Stone Age Smackdown. Bartek, Alex and I went as team “Get off my lawn” (you know because we are old and want all those kids off our lawn – yeah, we’ll change it next year). After going 1-5, 2-4, 2-4 the past 3 years we wanted to be better and go at least 3-3.

Bartek went with Karchev and Butcher 1, Alex with Vyros 2 and Kaelyssa – taking the 4th faction in as many years (Khador, Skorne, Cryx, Ret).

Since M...

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Heavy Metal Dayz 2016

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Its been nearly 2 years since my last post and since I switched from Trolls to Cygnar after the EU Masters in 2014. Here are a few stats of my success with the Swans. All of that was prior to MK 3.

Games Total 246
Wins 74
Losses 172
Ratio 30,08%
Tournament Games 137
Wins 47
Losses 90
Ratio 34,31%

Since I played both versions of Allister Caine from September 2015 to about May of 2016 pretty much exclusively, these are obviously my most played and most successful casters.

With Caine 1 I played this theme force – Sons of the Tempest:

Caine
Ace
Gun Mages + UA
Hunter
Hunter
Gun Mages + UA
Hunter
Hunter
Tempest Blazers
Black 13th

And boy was that a lot of fun. I made it a point after SmogCon in February to drop this list into as much stuff as I could and had some really great matches...

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Bonehammer’s Brewery: A Swan Song!

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As I already announced last week, for the forseeable future my Trolls will go on the shelf and I will switch over to Cygnar.

But not before I took the Trolls out for a last spin. Last weekend was the EU Masters tournament in Rotterdam, where most of the WTC players of Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and of course Germany, plus quite a few other players met to see who’s the best player. It was a 7 round event over 2 days.

We travelled there on friday evening so that we could be ready for the games come saturday morning. We played in a bridge club of all places. Tables were set on two floors and 85ish players met to play Warmachine.

I brought the lists I had played almost exclusively the past few months, with only minor tweaks along the way.

Hoarluk Doomshaper (*7pts)
* Troll Axer (6pts)
* ...

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Swans it is!

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It’s about time, I restart blogging here.

Over 18 months ago, I got back into the game, as you can see in the previous posts. I picked Trolls as my faction for a variety of reasons (not necessarily in that order).

– The models look awesome
– I was able to aquire a significant amount of models from two friends
– The whole thing came fully painted
– I liked the “in your face” playstyle of the Trolls

The whole time I argued, I’d never switch factions or buy a second faction. I didn’t want to develop faction ADD and I loathed the idea of having to buy a complete second faction AND paint it up as well.

On the other hand I said, if I were to ever play another faction, it probably would be Circle...

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Bearka! Bearka! Bearka!

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I don’t know exactly why posted the image, but I am glad they did. Borka will get an epic version in the next book and it will look like this:

eBorka

Do I need to say anything more? This might be the first Hordes Model I absolutely have to get on release date. And its only fitting that I currently going back to pBorka and building a Family Reunion list.

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