Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Riftsmas

Start my vacation tomorrow, I plan on doing some of the catching up with my Rifts conversions!

I look forward to perusing the Conversion guide as well.

Coalition Christmas T-Shirt

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Well 2000AD fans, it is as I expected. The miniatures license which Mongoose gave up last month has been picked up by Warlord Games.

I love the Judge Dredd miniatures game that Mongoose produced. It was an improvement on the Necromunda style campaign which I've talked about on here before. I pushed JDMG, and I was saddened that Mongoose had to let the license go.

I am however excited to see what a new company will do with the line. Strontium Dog is the first slated game they will be working on. That's a new game, Johnny Alpha has appeared in Judge Dredd, so I would love to see new minis. (Though I could use HeroClix of him if I wanted to.)

Anyway read on!

Here's a link to the article!

Warlord Games is to produce a new line of miniatures and games based on the legendary British comic book, 2000 AD.

The worldwide licence covers miniatures games, scenery and collectable miniatures sets based on series and characters from weekly comic, which is the home of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock, and a whole galaxy of characters from over 40 years.
Game development and designs are in the very early stages but initial plans are for a game based on the world of Strontium Dog, the popular futuristic Wild West-style series where mutated humans such as Johnny Alpha are forced to become bounty hunters.

Paul Sawyer, Head of Product Design at Warlord Games, says “Many of us at Warlord are ardent 2000 AD fans so the chance to take on a licence to work with the stories we grew up with and continue to avidly enjoy was something of a dream come true. We have many ideas to bring the wonderful stories from our favourite strips – old and new – to the tabletop and work had begun in earnest to do justice (pun intended) to Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Flesh, Slaine, Kingdom and many of their sister strips. If a mere Earthlet might dare to quote The Mighty Tharg, this is going to be scrotnig!”.

Keith Richardson, licensing manager for 2000 AD, said: “Knowing how many of the Warlord staff are fans of 2000 AD and seeing the wonderful craftsmanship in their work has me really excited. Together I’m positive that we will produce some truly zarjaz games!”

Warlord Games is a leading light in the tabletop miniature games industry. Warlord is currently developing games and miniatures for Doctor Who through licence from the BBC and has its own science fiction game written by legendary games developer, Rick Priestley – Beyond the Gates of Antares. Warlord has many game systems based on military history – from the award-winning World War II game produced in conjunction with Osprey Publishing – Bolt Action, to its massed battle games – Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Black Powder.

2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provocative comics for almost 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dave Graffam Models sale

So Dave Graffam has a big XMas sale on now, tons of his sets are on sale for $1!!!

Check it out
Watch Station

I'm going to grab a bunch of the sci-fi models.  more terrain for Judge Dredd, Infinity, and 15mm Halo Ground combat...that's a GOOD thing! Also, terrain for my Savage Rifts games. (and I'm going to play around with some showdown rules for SR as well)

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Rail Guns, a super powerful electromagnetic rail gun.

I have a couple of issues with the rail guns as presented.

Savage Rifts: Mini rail gun has an ROF of 4, Shots 32. Each pull of the trigger fires a burst which uses 4 Shots. (Dice equals ROF) That's 8 bursts before it's out of ammo.

Cost of ammo 10% of 45,000 = 4,500 credits. It can carry 3x the ammo if it has an ammo drum. that's 13,500 credits.
Rifts: SAMAS Rail gun carries 2,000 rounds, each burst is 40 rounds. That's a total of 50 bursts.
Cost of Ammo 1 credit per 2 rounds = 1,000 credits. That's using an ammo drum.

Speaking of cost, I have no clue where the

WHAT!!!! why does the ammo for the RIFTS rail gun cost 450% more? Technically 1350% more for half as many BURSTs.

Glitter Boy Boom Cannon. The listing of the weapon lists that it has a MBT. I believe that this is the Sonic Boom generated at ground zero of the blast. I don't think it blasts an area with the flechettes.

Here is my House Rule version of a Rifts "Burst" in Savage Rifts
A Single Burst is equal to the ROF as a single attack. Shots lists the number of full automatic bursts a Rail Gun can fire before needing to reload.

Here are my updated costs for Railguns.
Mini Railguns 100 credits per Burst.
Light Rail Guns 200 credits per Burst
Medium Rail Guns 350 credits per Burst
Heavy Rail Guns 500 credits per Burst

These ammo costs are still miles beyond Rifts, but, aren't as crippling.

I will also be posting individual weapons with their own statlines, rather than the generic Mini RailGun.

Mini Rail Guns
Notes:  Mega Damage, Autofire, No Snapfire Penalty , 2 Mods
NG-101 Rail Gun
Notes:  Mega Damage, Autofire, No Snapfire Penalty, 2 Mods
SAMAS Rail Gun
2 Mods
Notes: Mega Damage, Autofire, 3RB, Integral Drum, 2 Mods
TX-50 Light Rail Gun
 Notes: Mega Damage, no snapfire penalty, 1 Mod

As always let me know what you think.