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We love all sorts of games at Muse! Our big focus is on miniatures gaming, but we enjoy cardgames, boardgames, video games…all sorts of games in fact! So do our content producers, we have some fantastic articles, podcasts and videos which will show you how these games are played, and maybe give you some ideas for what to pick up next!

Baffo’s sculpting table 04 – Scaly skins

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  It has been a while since my last ‘Sculpting table’. I was planning something smaller for this article, but two weeks ago I got to work on a quick (ish) commission for my local Skorne player and it seemed good material for a wider range of conversions: scaly skin/armor patterns. The commission was to beef up a full unit of Cataphract catrati with cloaks (since the owner doesn’t like the fiddly spikes of the original models). Not to leave the cloaks empty we decided to add raw scaly hides from powerful beasts the individual warriors slayed during the armies desert crossing (let say it is a prerequisite to join this elite veteran unit…). Since we might do a similar conversion on the Arcuarii and/or Incendiarii we also decided to leave furry hides for the harpoon throwers and theme the trophies of this unit on scaly/more armored ‘beasts’. I made an effort to split up the process in comprehensive (I hope) steps and ‘recipes’, so don’t be afraid to try some of these out (you can practice on a piece of plastic card if you don’t want to risk models until you get the hang of it…). I should point out that this type of conversion (cloaks and scaly skin) were my very first experiments in green stuffing more than 15 years ago and helped me build up confidence and tool control, so it might help you as well;)   Tools of the trade Many of the patterns presented below rely on the shape and size of the sculpting tool you are using, so I guess I should first explain in some more detail what I use for my sculpting… I do own a full 20 piece set of metal sculpting tools, a few silicon tipped color/clay shapers and an assorted bunch of improvised tools, but I still use most the base GW sculpting tool I got when I first started. However if you want small and specific details that you can consistently reproduce in a pattern you need to make your own ‘ghetto’ custom tools. I carved mine all out of the remaining frames of GW plastic kits. These are basically miniaturized sculpting tools you make to imprint specific shapes in the modeling putty. The custom tools I used for these conversions are the following:   Making the cloaks Another ‘custom tool’ is what I call the Green stuff press. It is basically just two squares of thick smooth plastic card, one of which has a 1mm raised border on all 4 edges to make evenly thick sheets of putty (I mentioned it in the MoW coats article). You just have to lubricate the surface of the ‘GS press’, so that the putty doesn’t stick to it, initially flatten it with your thumb and then sandwich it between the 2 squares of plastic card. That will give you a round shaped sheet of green stuff that you can cut in the shape you need for your cloak/coat/banner using the ‘knife tip’ from your metal sculpting tool. Once you’re happy with the shape very carefully lift the sheet up without ripping or stretching it and attach it to your model with some super glue (preferably use gel glue since it is easier to control) and while it is still...

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Crippled System: Episode 7 – The gang is back

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Brand new cast with the returning crew Hosts: Andy Welton – Nathan Hoffmann Guests: Jeremy S, Brian G, Katie S Intros Katie’s Intro into Circle The trip Discussion of the errata Tourney recap katies Korner – keep on winning Quick Recommendations Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:34:18 — 64.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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The Mutineer Chronicles #7

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  Episode 7 – Seventh episode of The Mutineer Chronicles, a podcast about role-playing games (and gaming in general) with a focus on the Iron Kingdoms Role Playing Game from Privateer Press. This episode we talk about the Urban Adventure book. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:48 — 32.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #38 – A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast

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  MoM’s Podcast #37 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Time Stamps: 0:02:30 = News and Announcements 0:46:00 = Seaforge Review 0:59:00 = Farrow Review 1:05:30 = Dojo 1:43:20 = Newbie Section 1:55:45 = Gargantuans Wild Speculation 2:11:15 = WMW Announcement Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:26:10 — 66.9MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Epic FM Episode 1

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      We are Epic Flail; the UK’s number 1 Hordes and Warmachine Team. We are proud to present our first podcast in which we provide introductions to the whole crew and review our success/fails and best rages of 2012. You can follow us at @EpicFM_Podcast and email questions (or feedback on the show) to epic.flail.podcast@gmail.com Many thanks to our good friends across the pond who have supported us throughout the process 🙂 Enjoy the show…… Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:42:21 — 93.7MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Toruk to Tyrant – 2012 Year in Review

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Toruk to Tyrant – Year in Review   Overview 2012 was a fun year for me playing Skorne.   I managed to play an amazing amount of games during the year and managed to not fail too badly.   At the tale end of the year I did get a bit burned out by them, but that was my fault for not taking a bit of a mid year break like I have been doing over the past couple years. I really look forward to the future and more time with Skorne. I believe the next Hordes book is going to have some different option for skorne players. As long as I feel I can bring a variety of models I will always enjoy the faction.   Random stats I played 87 tournament games and 87 friendly games. (odd that it came out so even) I won 69% of my tournament games. Won Highest % of games with Rasheth in Tournaments.  83% win ratio (losses only came at tale end of the year when I tried some out of theme force lists) Played Zaal  most in tournaments – 37 tournament games and won 73% of my games. Most games played was with Zaal – 65 games, Rasheth came in 2nd with 27 games.   Achievements of 2012 I did manage to win a hardcore event at Diecon in 2012 with Zaal. I was very excited about that. I also won 3 local events using a variety of Skorne warlocks .   I did not attend/play in nearly as many “big con” events as 2011, but I still managed to have a ton of fun and play a lot of games.   I did a decent job in the first half of the year playing a variety of warlocks, and in the second half the year I played mostly Rasheth and Zaal.   I did a good job of keeping my army full painted during the entire year as well.   Complete Stats   Casters Total Games Total friendly Games Friendly Game Win Total Tournament Games Tournament game WIN Win % Friendly Game Win % Tournament Games Overall Average Dominar Rasheth 27 15 10 12 10 66.67% 83.33% 74.07% Lord Tyrant Hexeris 4 3 3 1 0 100.00% 0.00% 75.00% Lord Arbiter Hexeris 6 3 3 3 2 100.00% 66.67% 83.33% Archdomina Makeda 2 2 2 0 0 100.00% 0 100.00% Supreme Archdomina Makeda 20 8 6 12 8 75.00% 66.67% 70.00% Master tormentor Morghoul 24 10 8 14 7 80.00% 50.00% 62.50% Lord Assassin Morghoul 7 5 1 2 2 20.00% 100.00% 42.86% Master Ascetic Naaresh 1 1 1 0 0 100.00% 0 100.00% Supreme Aptimus Zaal 65 28 18 37 27 64.29% 72.97% 69.23% Tyrant Xerxis 8 5 3 3 2 60.00% 66.67% 62.50% Void Seer Mordikaar 10 7 3 3 2 42.86% 66.67% 50.00%                   Total 174 87 58 87 60 66.67% 68.97% 67.82%   The future For 2013 I plan on returning to Cryx for a majority of the year, but I will take some breaks every few months to bring out my skorne. I’m excited for the upcoming book, and some of the new models that are coming out. I hope that Makeda3 will be fun to play.   I don’t think I’ll post...

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Road to War Episode 21 – A Warmachine & Hordes podcast

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Road to War   This week we talk about tournament etiquette and answer some questions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:17 — 40.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Episode 6: Bad sanitation – Caution to proceed with podcast

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  Just like Stallone, this one is just a little Over the Top. first off, we want to apologize to Jeremy’s mother and everyone else. Intros How to deal: Lich Lord Asphyxious Katie’s Kornerish Recommendations Hosts: Andy Welton, Nathan Hoffmann Guests: Brianage4u, J-Bucket Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:24:32 — 58.0MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Team ATL Minions Cast

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Hey everyone, second to last in our Hordes casts is up. We’ve got the Minions cast this time. I hope y’all enjoy it. There is some bumping around at the beginning, but the overall audio quality is much better this time around. Also John doesn’t wheeze as much as Max. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:59:19 — 109.2MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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MoM’s Podcast #37 – A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast

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MoM’s Podcast #37 — A Warmachine and Hordes Podcast Topics:   Time Stamps: 0:01:30 – News and Announcements 0:51:10 – Low and High Model Count Lists 1:12:10 – Rhulic Lists 1:19:35 – 3 List Format 1:41:10 – Painting Environment Preferences Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:54:22 — 52.4MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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