Friday, August 7, 2015

And Now For Something Completely STAR WARS

Insert rousing John Williams composition here
So, Fantasy Flight Games' Imperial Assault is all of the following:
1. Super fun to play with my entire family, including the six-year-old
2. Actually two games in one, since there are separate rulesets to play either the story-driven campaign missions, or the throw-down-and-slug-it-out "Skirmish Mode"
3. Totally worth it for the miniatures alone. . . IG-88!!!

My painting mojo is in overdrive right now. I have always wanted to paint up SW minis, but with only the old Grenadier models from the West End Games version to work with (not what I would exactly deem "crisp, detailed sculpts"), I never got the chance to do anything really exciting. And now, I have Boba Fett on the way in the post now. Pretty stoked on that.

The game really is great. I don't want to gush too much, but I give it my most enthusiastic approval.

Hope you are well, whether you made it to BOYL 2015, or Oldhammer in the New World 2015, or Gen Con 2015, or not. . .

I will continue to live vicariously through all you blessed bloggers. Thanks for what you do, lead brethren. Take care.


  1. My SW knowledge is sorely lacking (had to Google IG-88 for instance). Cool minis though. Great weathering on the walker. Looks like it's been in the field for a while.

    1. Thanks much, Finch. My childhood could have been basically summed up with the two words "Star Wars." Many of my earliest memories revolve around those movies and all those toys. So, this game and especially these minis have been a real treat and a blast from my distant past to work on the last month or so.

      I'm lovin' your recent demonic projects, by the way. Thanks for stopping by.