Firstly, a belated Happy New Year from Echidna Games!
I've been busily at work on the rules for Battleblade these last couple of weeks and am pleased to say that I am drawing to a close on the first draft. Although I expect numerous corrections and revisions between now and the final edition, it's none-the-less satisfying to get that first draft banked!
The revised close combat rules seem to work quite well and I've just been putting the finishing touches to the rules for magic, both elements that will hopefully set Battleblade apart from it's older sibling Laserblade.
Speaking of Laserblade, I've seen two different but equally exciting examples of people around the world playing our game recently. Earlier this week I posted a link on our Facebook page to some in-game shots of a Star Wars themed Laserblade battle in progress. Click here to visit our Facebook page and check out Steve's photos! I love Steve's no frills approach - Star Wars Command toys, packing inserts for bunkers - it's the quick and fun approach to wargaming that I hoped I could encourage with my own games.
Here's a photo from one off our own games using a similar approach:
|Our "scenery" took mere minutes to make...|
At the other end of the spectrum are some frankly fantastic photos from a chap called Timothy Hall. Timothy's images were posted to a closed Facebook group this week so I can't link to them but with his kind permission, here are a couple of my favourites:
|Timothy's "Necromatons" Advance|
|A "Skree" with Heavy Weapon|
I'm sure you'll agree that those models and that scenery look amazing. I really like the red armour on those aliens and the tin hats on the androids. Exceptional stuff!
If you fancy trying to emulate Timothy's figure paining then be sure to visit our ebay shop - we have the aliens and the androids for sale!
It really I great for us to see other people playing and enjoying our games - long may it continue and I look forward to seeing Battleblade being played in the near future. Back to work for me it is then...