Things to look forward to

As a fan of miniatures, games and games with miniatures in particular, there are few things better than getting my greedy little fingers on some new plastic (or metal, or resin or….) toys. The best thing of all this is the fact that, with the magical power of the internet, these toys have never been more easily available. And I say this even though I’m am blessed with a Friendly Local Gaming Store (FLGS) nearby. A FLGS that has quite a large, or dare I say huge, selection of board games and war games. Still, there is nothing that can match sheer amount of variety, and the utter awesomeness, that you can find on the internet.

Orcs must Die the Board game is a co-op tower defense game that seems like the perfect 'beer and pretzels' game. Not too serious and focused on having fun. Image by Petersen Games.
Orcs must Die the Board game is a co-op tower defense game that seems like the perfect ‘beer and pretzels’ game. Not too serious and focused on having fun. Image by Petersen Games.

This brings me to a new kind of preview in which I will look forward to the things I hope to receive in the coming months, or games and minis that I might want in the future. Because through the wonderful world of internet browsing, I’ve discovered and bought some games and miniatures that I greatly look forward to. The sad thing is that it will probably take quite a few months before these great goodies will arrive at my doorstep. After all, Kickstarter games, and pre-orders from small game publishers, have a history of arriving late. In some cases they do not arrive at all… But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the my wishful thinking and anticipation of what is coming.

In my new series ‘Things to look foward to’ I will delve into the reasons why I pre-ordered or pledged for different games and miniatures. I will delve into the details of the game, combine these details with various previews and opinions of other gamers. Finally I will point out some of the things that might be disappointing about these games and figurines. This last bit is rather important to me, even though I supported all these game publishers and miniature manufacturers with my pledges and pre-orders, because things can always go wrong in quality assurance, gameplay mechanics or production value.

Deadzone Infestation, an expansion for the game Deadzone by Mantic games, was my first ever Kickstarter pledge
Deadzone Infestation, an expansion for the game Deadzone by Mantic games, was my first ever Kickstarter pledge. Image by Mantic Games.

The first of the games I will delve into will be Deadzone by Nottingham based Mantic games. Deadzone Infestation was, as you can read in one of my previous posts, my first Kickstarter pledge ever, and this game might be the game I look forward to most. The setting seems cool, the minis seem to be of good quality and the scenery for Deadzone is just awesome. What comes after that, that remains a mystery for both you and me. However, I can assure you that all of these games seem to be pretty inspiring and fun. Because of this, I hope that I inspire you also and share my anticipation for these games.

Header image: B-Sieged – Sons of the Abyss by Cool Mini or Not

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