Community Feature – Rich Blondel’s Prevailers

December 23, 2016 CommunityHobby  No comments

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We’ve been excited to bring you this article since the first time we saw Rich Blondel working on his Esh. Rich spent quite a bit of time this summer working on his Prevailer collection, and earlier this month sent us these photos and words to let us know how he goes about his Prevailer painting. We hope you enjoy this little holiday treat, and we’ll see you all again next year! Now, over to Rich:

“This time I will show you my favorite faction, the Forsaken Prevailers. From early in my childhood, I have been fascinated by the European Middle Ages, and also really attracted by the stories, books and movies about post apocalyptic universes, that’s why I fell in love when I discovered the Dark Age Prevailers range...

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C.O.R.E. Web Update and Battle Report

December 16, 2016 New Releases  No comments

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Greetings, Samarians!

Hot on the heels of today’s C.O.R.E. Web Update, we have two videos for you. In the first, Bryan Steele provides overview of the Update and the new C.O.R.E. units. You can find Bryan’s video HERE.

 

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The second video sees Bryan take the brand new, 500-point C.O.R.E. Faction Starter against Dave Taylor with a 500-point Ice Caste Dragyri force in “The Champion” scenario. Click HERE to watch this Battle Report.

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The C.O.R.E. Update is Here!

December 16, 2016 CardsNew Releases  No comments

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We are very excited to present to you the second of our “Web Updates”!

The C.O.R.E. have been a popular faction in Dark Age for some time now. Over the years of intensive gaming, we realized that although we really loved the feel of the “AI nodes” provided by the robots with Alpha Programming, there were situations where canny opponents could target all the Alpha priming models first, leaving the Gamma programming robots literally on auto-pilot – the player basically became a dice-rolling meat-sack. We delved into some other game mechanics to find the solution. Borrowing the idea from the St Isaac “Controller-Program” mechanic, all C.O.R.E...

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A 2016 Dark Age “State of the Union”

December 14, 2016 CommunityEventsNew ReleasesOrganized Play  No comments

Greetings, fellow Samarians!

2016 has been a pretty wild and crazy ride for Dark Age. We’ve come quite a ways over this year and now stand poised to see some fantastic growth in 2017. While it hasn’t been without its hiccups, 2016 has seen us move quite a few elements forward in a very positive way. 2017 will be our year to bring it all up to speed.

Let’s jump straight into it!

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Bryan Steele returns to Dark Age!

Perhaps the biggest boost for Dark Age this year was seeing Bryan Steele return to the CMON team. Bryan used to work for CMON, but had been freelancing for a few years. The opportunity to jump back in on a project he is so passionate about was one he certainly wasn’t able to pass up...

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COMMUNITY FEATURE – 2017 UK Nationals!

December 8, 2016 CommunityOrganized Play  No comments

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It is always wonderful to hear tales of enthusiastic communities around the globe putting together events (from demo days to campaigns to  full-blown tournaments), and it is exciting to see folks who have been championing Dark Age take that all one step further.

We’ve been talking with Gareth Anderson on and off for awhile now, and we are very pleased to be able to announce a great focal event that he is running in May 2017 – King of the Wasteland (Dark Age UK Nationals)!

Here’s a link to the event listing on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/159724414499395/

But here are the details listed again (for convenience and for those folks who don’t use Facebook):

King of The Wasteland – Become Legend.’...

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Paint Spl’Attr – Ice Caste Dragyri Crystals

December 1, 2016 Hobby  No comments

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We’ve always been very impressed with the way that the team at Big Child Creatives have painted our wonderful Dark Age miniatures. With the recent release of the Dragyri book, along with the unveiling of the Shadow Caste, and numerous resculpts for the Air and Ice Caste, we’ve been lucky enough to snag quite a few painting tutorials from them. Here is the latest: crystals for the Ice Caste Dragyri.

Preparation

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To craft these crystals you can just sharpen a resin sprue or something similar, carefully using a sharp hobby knife, as if you were carving a stake. Make a couple of them and proceed to place the crystals in the base.

To start, paint a base coat in a dark blue. One or two coats will be sufficient to obtain good coverage.

Painting the Crystals

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Now we start adding some light to ...

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Paint Spl’Attr – Shadow Caste Dragyri Armor

November 29, 2016 Hobby  No comments

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After a recent chat with José Nuñez, the owner of Big Child Creatives (the wonderful team in Spain that sculpts and paints many of the Dark Age miniatures), he sent us through this great walkthrough of painting the Shadow Caste Dragyri armor. He also sent us details of the way the Big Child team painted the skin for the Shadow Caste. You can check that post out HERE.

In order to make the painting process simple and easy we won´t talk about specific colours of a pre-determined range. Instead of that, we’ll talk about hues (red, blue, yellow…) and tones. You won´t need to have the colors we actually used, but can substitute in those you have to match the ones we show in the mixing section of the photos.

Basecoating the armor and Preparing the Mixes

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Now we start with the armor pl...

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Interactive Map of Samaria

November 23, 2016 Background  No comments

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Earlier this year, we released the very first full-color map of Samaria, crafted for us by Matthew Weaver. It was a big hit with our veteran Dark Age players, who also requested a more “interactive” version to explore. Well, after some weeks of work, we’re are finally able to present to you our “Interactive Map c.517″!

By clicking on the map section below, you can go to our interactive map, and learn a lot more about the world of Dark Age.

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Alternatively, you can always find it on our site by choosing “The Game” drop down menu and clicking on the “Interactive Map c.517″.

If you would like to learn more about Samaria, from Dark Age Developer Bryan Steele, you can check out this interview on Beasts of War. Click on the image below.

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If you would like to download any of our Map of Samaria...

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Are you ready for the November Releases? We are!

November 18, 2016 New Releases  No comments

Last month’s releases were quite successful – so much so we ran out of Shadow Caste Faction Starter boxes, more are coming, as soon as we receive the Spiderlings! Now, on to some more wonderful Dragyri releases. This month we have some new models for the Shadow Caste and some resculpts for the Ice Caste, Air Caste, and Fire Caste (the Sling Slaves can be used by all three).

Here’s a rundown of the releases (click on the names to take you right through to the webstore):

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DAG2409   Shadow Caste Umbra Shadow Elemental  (1)

Summoned from the very depths of terror itself, the smoky shadow that is the Umbra is brought forth to spread fear and discord in enemy ranks...

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ADEPTICON – Tickets go on sale on Monday!

November 17, 2016 CommunityEventsOrganized Play  No comments

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Although AdeptiCon itself doesn’t roll around until March 23rd, 2017, registration and tickets sales begin next Monday! That’s right. Ay 8pm Central Standard Time in the USA, you will be able to buy your badge for the four-day long show, and sign up by all sorts of awesome gaming and hobby activities!

For Dark Age fans we have a number of events scheduled. These will be run in our own CoolMiniOrNot gaming area right next to the vendor area.

Thursday, March 23rd
• 8-10:30pm – Assault on the Convoy – a great scenario game that sees St. Isaac and his forces driving a convoy of reclaimed robotic parts through the Salt Flats, running the gauntlet of a massive horde of Nomads and their beasts.

Friday, March 24th
• 10am-2pm – Dark Age Build & Play – Sit down with a bunch of like-minded folks, ...

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