Monday, June 19, 2023

Grand theft droid

New on Xbox...

...or, maybe not.

Originally, I had intended to make a little diorama with these little guys. However upon reading the rules for the forthcoming Ewok slingers, I instead decided to put them on bases to uses as possible proxies instead. I had thought of getting a droid when I ordered them off of Etsy, but I didn't. Luckily for me the seller added this 'Gonk' droid as a freebie!

Slightly different focus on this pic.

The new Ewok slingers will have the following rules which sound very Jawa (if not more so) to me:

Unhindered: You ignore the effects of difficult terrain (maybe more Ewok here).

Low Profile: While defending against an attack, if  you have cover, cancel one additional hit (50/50).

Target: After being issued an order, gain 1 Aim token (ok, this one doesn't really fit Jawas or Ewoks in my opinion).

A better view of all four.

Also their weapons are pistol ranged and 'primitive' or in the case of Jawas, crummy. The online, theoretical consensus (as they've not revealed what primitive means exactly) is that they can't inflict any critical hits. In close combat they have stones to hit with (again 50/50).

They also have the unique upgrade card of 'Insatiable Curiosity': Choose an enemy unit in base contact with this unit's leader, if that unit has a heavy weapon, equipment or basic weapon upgrade card (unique or otherwise), discard that upgrade and suffer 1 wound. So basically, they're caught stealing someone's stuff and get shot for it. That's very Jawa-ish to me. Far more so than the Ewoks. 

The classic 'Beatles' pose.

Their other upgrades are all very Ewok but still, for a mere 39 points (with the insatiable curiosity card), you get a half dozen minis of questionable value ,running around and inflicting comic relief. I've always run units like that in 40k, so why should Legion (if I ever play it) be any different? 

Showing their backsides as they flee at the first signs of enemy resistance. 

By now, its basically a foregone conclusion that I'm going to order some more Jawas at some future date. Currently however I just got a squad of Rebel Troopers and an AT-RT which were at roughly 50%, as well as an unridden Bantha for that aforementioned diorama off to keep me occupied.

A better view of the leader's pack with a droid arm sticking out of it (available at a discount, just for you...).

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Every army needs a leader...

 ...even for games that I don't play. 

On my signal, unleash hell!

I think that I saw a guy in the one of the Mandalorian episodes who was decked out like this. I'm pretty sure that he was supposed to be a miner of some sort. That said, I painted him up like a Rebellion Red Shirt...uhh, Fleet Trooper (not that my miniscule little Legion Rebel force has any of those guys in it). 

Yeesh, wicked gate buboes on his pant leg there! I'll have to cover those up with a pouch or something.

Rather than have their idiot, off world commander get himself killed due to sticking out like a sore thumb, the local insurgents have convinced him to at least put on one of their cloaks in order to camouflage himself  a little bit. Though he does look as though he may have (crash) landed his ship in a muddy swamp and had to wade out of it.

This is my first use of the Gamer Grass alien flytraps. 

Of note is his base, which has both an Imperial Storm Trooper (of some sort's) helmet at his feet, was well as some local, carnivorous flora. Not sure how long the weeds will survive, but they're a neat concept at the least, and come in a variety of shapes and colors (for sale here at a semi-local hobby retailer).

Competing with this guy in uselessness, I'm currently working on some Jawas which don't even have rules in SW Legion, much less the Bantha that I bought as well. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Meanwhile in da' Ooh-Kay...


Just in time (well sorta) for 10th ed, my Ork fighta-bomma's getting some desperately needed by the talented Admiral Drax! He promises that it'll look good and properly orky in da end!

Another update received late last night. 

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Guitar Hero?


Naturally, a robot would be playing an electric guitar...

Lacking any opponents with which to play a game of anything with (again) this past Memorial Day weekend, I painted up another of my Robot of the Month Club among other (still work-in-progress) things. 

Was aiming for a shiny, dancefloor-esque base.
Not sure if I achieved that or not.

I've been meaning to paint this one up for a family friend for awhile now. Sadly, he recently was diagnosed with cancer (a treatable type at the least), so I'm hoping to lift his spirits with this, as he's slogging thru the hell of chemo at the moment. 

This is the second droid that I've gifted away, with a cyborg-lab mouse awaiting a paint job before I gift it to it's recipient. I have three more robots awaiting paint, two for me to keep and the third is kinda meh (so is way down on the list). The prototype for June's bot looks awesome though and you can see it in that link above.