Starting crew miniatures from Nemesis by Awaken Realms

Some quick photos from my first game of Nemesis by Awaken Realms. This is the starting crew. Miniatures have Sundrop painting on them.First CrewFirst Crew-2First Crew-3First Crew-4

Village Attacks Intro Mission by Grimlord Games

I played this very fun game called Village Attacks by Grimlord Games recently. You play traditional monsters from folklore defending your castle against a village mob come to put you down. Very fun and easy to get lost in roles of the monsters. You can also check out their new game, The Everrain, on kickstarter now.

The Edge Dawnfall Solo Darkness Campaign

Some picture from the first chapter of the solo campaign set within The Edge Dawnfall by Awaken Realms. You still have  a little bit of time to check out the Kickstarter campaign for the reprint here!

Miniatures from The Edge Dawfall by Awaken Realms

A collection of new and old photos of the miniatures from The Edge Dawnfall universe by Awaken Realms. A kickstarter for version 1.6 is running now. Check it out HERE!

 

The Bullgrim/The Edge Dawnfall reprint

Plugging the Kickstarter reprint for my favorite game in the universe, The Edge Dawnfall!

This is one of the resin bosses, The Bullgrim shown next to some of the plastic Dvergar faction models. I did a quick review os the solo boss fight here.

You can check out the Kickstarter reprint HERE, and Awaken Realms website HERE.

The Edge Dawnfall: Chapter vs. Demons

A few pictures from a recent game of The Edge: Dawnfall by Awaken Realms. This was one of the campaign scenarios, so full forces were not used, but the story is very well written, with lasting boons and consequences depending on if you won or lost the scenario.

Funeral Witch from Etherfields

Resin model from Awaken Realms painted with (mostly) acrylic inks. You can find the Etherfields Facebook group here.

Funeral Witch

The Edge: Dawnfall 1.6

The preview page for The Edge: Dawnfall Kickstarter reprint is up! More content will be added so keep checking back!

Also Awaken Realms have given their website an overhaul! What secrets can you find?!

Bullgrim Solo Scenario Review

Here are a few photos from when I tried the solo Bullgrim boss fight, as well as a review. This is game play content from The Edge: Dawnfall, by Awaken Realms. This was the first time trying any of these scenarios. Please note my Bullgrim is not completely put together. I have left some pieces off for painting. (But he looks amazing even right now). 

Setup: This is pretty simple, being a normal faction setup and then 11 steps that account for special things about the boss scenario. These cover creating the boss deck, restricting the normal crystal and charge tokens, and boss placement. I didn’t have any real problems here. As with everything else, the setup relies on you knowing how a normal multiplayer game is setup. My one thing I would like to see in the future, is set up rules that are comprehensive for special scenarios. Meaning, I don’t like having to flip back and forth between two sets of set up instructions. This is fine if you are intimately familiar with the game, but it just doesn’t work well for me.

Game play: Game play is, quite simply, dreamy. It is simpler to manage than solo against The Darkness faction (but also note you only have AI for one unit) but it feels just as complex and as far as the Bullgrim goes, it feels very thematic. There is a short intro provided to set up the fight and when I played the scenario, I really saw that come to life. The Bullgrim charged around the board, pushing units aside with little regard, and attacked just like you would imagine a trapped animal to do. It is pretty damn magnificent.

As with the Darkness solo, there are times when you might have to make a decision yourself (usually about a target, when certain stats or distance is the same). The rules outline guidelines well enough, but in these moments you will ultimately be deciding to make the fight easier or harder for yourself. Choose carefully, the Bullgrim is no easy target to begin with, but when your plan to damage him at all works, you will feel like a superstar. (Seriously, initial initiative 6, Defense 6, it is going to take some careful planning).

Overall: What I really like about this scenario is that is feels very much like a puzzle to solve. It does that with just a few cards and basic rules. It is impressive. You are going to have to think very carefully about what squads to take and how to build your deck. Since I was just trying this scenario out for the first time, I went with random Dvergar squads and cards, and I was absolutely destroyed because of it. It was useful for understanding the flow of battle, but it is clear you need strategy. I am excited to try the other scenarios after this one.

Shadow Prime

The Edge: Dawnfall by Awaken Realms

Pictures from the first scenario in the Chapter vs. Demons campaign from The Edge Dawnfall by Awaken Realms. This is a great place to start in the game. Very quick game that gives you the basics you will need later on. Just watch your time! It can be tricky to balance your offensive and defensive decisions while trying to compete your objectives!

Faceless Faction Miniature from The Edge Dawnfall by Awaken Realms