Sky Pirates have been the scourge of the Worm Empire of Venus for years, and the Great Worm has had enough! He sends a team of four crack worm commandos to take them on, destroy their dreadnought and restore peace to the Empire!
Meanwhile, Hauptmann Gebhardt of the Prussian Inter Planetary Navy has been tasked to recover the stolen frigate ‘Koeller’ from those very same Sky Pirates.
Can the Worms win the day, or will the Sky Pirates reign of terror continue?
I'll be returning to running wargames at a convention after a long hiatus - Hobocon 5 is on in the Teachers Club in Dublin from June 3rd to June 5th
This was a fascinating struggle - May and Ward were both enigmas at this stage of the show - and I really had no idea who was going to win out; but it was still nice to see some ass get kicked (and a nail gun too!)
So as much as I did not care at all for Gabriel Byrne's role/acting on this show, it was still good to see him get his moment in the sun. Fairly traditional/accurate depiction of classic Viking duelling; and nice to see shields get some serious use (even if they are discarded).
No one likes embedding anymore!
I did write something like 'redefining no-holds barred' for Hannibal and Deadwood above, but then I realised what was at #1. Enough said. Some brilliant moves, and wonderful to see the spear get pride of place in a fight for once!
Round 5 of Season 9 of the Lead Painters League is underway over on the Lead Adventure Forum.
If you're not familiar with it get yourself over there to see some fantastic eye candy (as well as people going through their lead mountains at a cracking rate!)
In summary, paint up a team of miniatures, you're randomly paired off with another contestant, everyone votes for their favourite in the pairing and then onto the next round. There are ten rounds after which a league table of sorts has been established. There are bonus points for matching themes in three of the rounds. The theme from round 5 is 'Animals'.
I'd urge you to join up, take a good look and vote - you've still got a few days to do so.
Like previous years, I won't be telling you any of my favourites, but I will highlight a few match-ups where I reckon the opponents are very closely matched: