Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Something very important happened to the world yesterday
I'm sure it can't have escaped many people's notice that yesterday was a pretty monumental day in the history of our planet. Things will never be the same again... I am of course talking about me getting some Freebooter's Fate Cult miniatures to Beta test. What? Did you think I was going to start talking about electoral colleges, and the emergence of partisan party politics in the USA? Good God no, we've had way too much of that over the last ooooh... two years!!! Seriously how the hell is a president supposed to get anything done when they're expected to spend two years campaigning. Any way America has finally got the status quo they can believe in, and it doesn't involve guitars, lame chord progressions and Francis Rossi. It does however involve a bipartisan cluster*bleep* between a Democratic Senate, a Demorcratic President and an intransigent Republican House of Representatives with a highly influential Tea Party contingent, who will bog everything they can down and ensure another four years of deadlock ensues. You've got to love democracy.
However, things are changing with Freebooter's Fate! We have a new faction and a new play mechanic... based around loas... squeal!!! Look, I'm basically a big kid, and new toys and new ways to play with new toys is just too much for somebody like me to deal with. I'm not ashamed to admit that I stayed up late last night... no not watching the supposed swing states decide the resident of the White House for the next four years, but pinning and gluing my miniatures together, and trying to make sense of the rules. Suffice to say I think I'm now in a position to give them a blast at some point and see what they play like and feedback to the guys at Freebooter Miniatures. I'm not going to review these miniatures just yet... because that wouldn't be fair. I will however show you some pretty pictures of them and give you my initial thoughts after I've played a few games with them:
Firstly sorry about the standard of the pictures but they were taken really early in the morning while I watched the worlds supposedly most powerful nation spend £6bn on an election that pretty much gave them exactly what they had before. Oh how I did laugh at the redundancy of it all, If there is a God they have a wicked sense of humour. But hey, at least I had my miniatures to keep me company while I watched the worlds biggest democracy in action... you know what I quite the look of the Cult stuff. They have a sort of vagabond feel to them. As I say I believe I've got how they work sorted in my warped, tired and fragile little mind so I'll be testing them out this weekend I reckon. So what do people think of them? Peace out!