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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Friday, 28 December 2012

Wreck-it Ralph

Well, I've finally watched it. Wreck-Ralph. For some reason, it came out in October for most other countries but Singapore only decided to start screening it in December. Probably some christmas marketing bullshit.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Cold Days

So apparently Cold Days was out and I didn't know -_- Man, I've been out of it. Warning, spoilers ahead.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Update: The situation with Broken Egg Games

Well, I'm glad to say that my sitch with Broken Egg Games was resolved; although I still wish that it had never happened in the first place. I'm also not too happy with their level of service.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Nemo3 vs Strakhov

Just bringing out my Cygnar for a short game. I really need to assemble these guys and get them painted up, instead of proxying so many of them. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Rise of the Guardians


Right, so I finally watched Rise of the Guardians to check what people were raving about. 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Harkevich vs eGaspy Round 2

Right, this was supposed to be out earlier and is actually the 2nd game I played with the eGaspy player with the same list.


Khador
Harkevich
-Conquest
-Sylyss

Aiyana and Holt

Mechanics
Koldun Lord
Winterguard with UA
Kovnik Joe

Cryx

Gaspy2
-bonejack
-Reaper

Bilethralls

Tartarus
Bane Knights
Bloodgorgers
Gerlak

Right, he wins deployment so he goes first. We're playing SR scenarios. 

Turn 1
-He runs everything up
+I run most things up. But I make a mistake and move Conquest up too far.

Turn 2 
-He decides to take a risk. Tartarus runs to Conquest to give him -2 armor. The 2 bane knights that can reach Conquest charge him. Then he decides to kill his own unit of bane knights, feats and brings them back and sends them after Conquest. Conquest dies as a result. 
+Hmm, this isn't looking too good. While it's true that his unit of bane knights are a non-factor now, it still leaves me with a lot of bile thralls to deal with. Anyway, Harkevich decides to run up with full focus on him. I try to stagger my winterguard so that too many of them can't be caught in a purge.

Turn 3
-He runs up and scores a point. Bloodgorgers kill some winterguard but no purging so far. It's just not worth it at the moment. He defends his point and prevents me from scoring. 
+I measure control radius and confirm I'm out of charge range of eGaspy. Or am I? I feat and charge his lone bane knight that's standing in a forest, next to eGaspy. I hit him and beat back. Voila, I'm suddenly within melee of eGaspy. The problem is that eGaspy still has most of his focus on him. I decide not to go for the assasination since I'm not confident of killing him. I prevent him from scoring a point.
 
Turn 4
-He teleports eGaspy away and then has everything else run up to try and surround eGaspy. He doesn't have confidence of going through my armor during my feat round. He manages to kill a lot of my Winterguard contesting his point. 
+I try to beat eGaspy but fail. He scores a point during this and wins the game.

Thoughts on game
Lots of risky manueveres during this game. From the early feat turn from eGaspy to my charge/beatback. His paid off, mine...not so much. Possibly should have tried to go for the assassination earlier but chances weren't high with eGaspy on near full focus. 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Vlad3 vs Rahn

In which Vlad3's threat range is underestimated once again. No photos for this as the camera on my phone didn't work for some reason. 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Alex Cross

Alex Cross is a story of a detective and a serial killer, with lots of Bullshit thrown in between.

Broken Egg Games AKA How to open up a credit card dispute


Well, it's finally happened. I've finally had to open up a credit card dispute after years of shopping online. I mean, the law of averages meant I was bound to do this sometime. 

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Conquest vs eGaspy Part 1 of 2

Fairly behind on my batrepping. Tis the holiday season and all...Or nearly -_-


Friday, 23 November 2012

The Walking Dead Video Game S1

So the walking dead s1 finale was finally released yesterday. How was the series in general? Warning, spoilers abound. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Argo

Based on a true story...Those movies usually don't turn out well.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Conquest vs the wrath of pButcher

pButcher, the man who can singlehandedly take down a Colossal by himself. Seriously, in the fluff for Wrath, they should just send him after Cryx. They're so damn lucky he was 'delayed' due to deus ex machina.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Vlad3 vs Skorne

Molik Karn...my old nemesis... Yes, I consider him more annoying than the enemy warlock.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Brownice

Sin Ming Centre
8 Sin Ming Road #01-03
Singapore 575628

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Vlad3 vs eThragrosh

Eyeless Sight, how I hate thee. And thy ability to shoot me from BEHIND a forest.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Warpath: Enforcer Captain and Orc Hero

Well, thanks to the dreadball KS, I got interested in the warpath miniatures. Due to a need to bump up an order from Wayland to a certain amount to get free shipping, I managed to add these to the shipment.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Vlad3 vs eSorscha

Spoiler alert; Turns out I can't assassinate with Vlad worth nuts.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Nemo3 + Stormwall vs pVlad

In which my opponent tests his pVlad list against what he's likely to be facing in the upcoming tournament.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate

Love, Elections and chocolate. 'What a strange name' was the first thing I thought to myself. But surprisingly, it's a decent enough series and a pretty apt name.

Friday, 19 October 2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

The year is 1994, except it really isn't. Instead, it's 2012 and this is a remake of the old 1994 classic of the same name.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Harkevich vs Kromac

Lots and lots of wolves. Plus 3 critical devastations in the game = pure love for the conquest. Not so much for my opponent -_-

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Tears to Tiara

Right, another fantasy 'epic' from Aquaplus; the makers of To Heart and Utawarerumono. I've only managed to catch the anime version a few years later but I thought I'd give it a try since I liked Utawarerumono.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Harkevich VS Vlad3

There are a quite a few frequent Khador players in my meta, which explains why a lot of my matchup is against my own faction.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Vlad3 vs Gaspy3

A match of the Legendary warcasters! Although to be honest, this Gaspy3 doesn't have caustic mists and DOESN'T bring back dead models so frankly, less trepid of him than I am of eGaspy.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Koldun Lord

Finally finished painting up my Koldun Lord. Roughly still have 20 miniatures left to paint before the SR tournament >_<



Thursday, 4 October 2012

Vlad3 vs Conquest II

In which my opponent proceeds to make up for every failed tough roll in the previous match

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Dredd

Let's be honest, after the horrible 90s film, we were all sort of 'dredding' the return of Judge Dredd to the big screen. But surprisingly, this was a pretty good film.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Monday, 1 October 2012

Torchlight 2

Right, so it's been about a week since Torchlight II came out and how does it fare?

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Karchev VS Strakhov

More SR training underway. In between this, work and painting up my models for the SR, my schedule is packed.


Friday, 21 September 2012

Conquest vs Behemoth+Spriggan

In which I learn that a 15" threat range should not be underestimated. Also, conquest. Now with arms. 


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

Thundercats S2 Wrap up

Now that it's pretty much confirmed that TCats is dead and won't be getting a new season, I guess I can post my thoughts on S2 and the series in general.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

KR Multicase Kaiser 3

So recently I've had to get myself another transport bag due to my ever-increasing number of minis. (And mostly thanks to the Stormwall and Conquest -_- COLOSSALS ARE COLOSSAL!!)

So what did I get? Most people I know tend to favor the Battlefoam series of bags but that wasn't really an option for me due to the cost of bringing them over. Another thing I didn't really like was the fact that basically if I had to get another foam tray for even more minis, I didn't really have any good place to store it. That and the fact that all their FRIGGING foam bags are different sizes. Dudes, seriously, pick a size. Or even 3.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012

Harkevich + Conquest vs Gators

In which gators hide in swamps again. Otoh, Harkevich with Conquest is pretty fun.


Friday, 31 August 2012

Guild Wars 2

Even as I write this, I'm thinking about my character in Guild Wars 2 and how I need to mine more copper so I can finally hit the next tier of armor/weapon smithing. Yeah, it's that good.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Kickstarter

In the past I've been skeptical of kickstarter for several reasons. Mostly because it seemed to me that people were using it as a way of getting cheap funding from the crowd without ever having to fund it themselves. Plus, the crowd probably doesn't charge 6% interest per annum  and have reams of legalese for them to sign. 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Old Witch + Scrapjack done

Man, had these models lying around for a while *hint, before the colossals* but I put them off to do the colossals instead -_-


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Attack of the Swampgators

Or otherwise known as pSorscha + Conquest VS Gatormen. Btw, I'm just going to say this. I HATE SWAMPS.


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Conquest Done

So I finally received my right leg from PP and I managed to finish painting Conquest. He was a real pain to magnetize, mostly cause his arms are FRIGGING HEAVY.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Papa no iukoto o Kikinasai


Right, so I've finally watched this series from last year. I've had it lying around for a while but didn't really bother to watch it until I read the LN translations over at baka-tsuki.


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

pVlad + Conquest VS Legion

My 2nd game testing out the pVlad list since I felt that the first time, Conquest really died too quickly to actually be able to tell whether he synergised with Vlad or not. It's also the game in which I learn about Dark Sentinel and how it can NOT make your units fail their charge.

Monday, 13 August 2012

pVlad + Conquest VS Circle

Time to test out pVlad with the Conquest. It seems like with pVlads feat (warjacks get double speed), I may be able to send Conquest into the enemy to do some serious damage. 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Nasi Lemak Kukus

908 Upper Thomson Road
Right, so I managed to drop by this place near my house for dinner. It was convenient and I really didn't want to travel too far for a simple meal.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Persona 4 Arena

So how is the latest fighting game by Arc System works? It's a lot like any other game by Arc System Works but quite different.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

War Room

So after 4+ months of waiting, War Room has finally come out. How is it? Was it worth the wait? 

Monday, 6 August 2012

Conquest + 2 GunCarriages vs LKreoss

Here's the 2nd of my Conquest batreps with the various casters of Khador. To be honest, this is a really really crack list and you shouldn't be playing this unless a) you're probably an utter troll, b)you're really bored and want to try something new or c)a little bit of both



Friday, 3 August 2012

Stormwall done

After 1 week and 4 days, I've finally finished painting Stormwall. It sure seemed easy at first since the model was so easy to assemble but it still took a damn long time. 


I started out by partially assembling it and then painting the different parts seperately. I seperated the leg portion, the torso and the arms from each other.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Conquest vs Thyra

Right, so I finally managed to get my first game in with the Khador Colossal and I make a huge error with it during the course of the game.



Sunday, 29 July 2012

Stormwall vs Butcher Round2

This was the 2nd game I played with the stormwall against the very same pButcher player. Because the first game was so short, we just used the same army list to play another game. And yes, Nemo3 is still cheap.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Stormwall VS Butcher

This is the first of two games I've had as a Cygnar player and with the stormwall to boot. I've had to proxy a lot since the only Cygnar model I actually had was the stormwall and well....it wasn't fully assembled yet...

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

NeLi's Ice Cream

233 Upper Thomson Rd  574364
So I tried this new Ice Cream place down at Upper Thomson Road. Apparently a LOT of dessert places have been popping up along that stretch of road; ranging from Udders to Salted Caramel to Wafflelicious. Now this is the newest one that has popped up so far. 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Old Witch Vs Hexeris

So this time, it's the Old Witch vs Skorne. It's my 2nd time testing her out and hopefully I've gotten a better hang of it by now. Still made a lot of stupid mistakes though.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises



Right, so I've managed to catch "The Dark Knight Rises" and frankly, I found it a bit disappointing. Spoilers abound.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Old Witch vs eBaldur

This was the 2nd game I played with the circle dude in the same evening, mostly because we finished our previous game pretty quickly. He chose to use the same list and I was thinking of it as well but chose to try out Old Witch in the end. 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Legend of Korra

So I marathoned Legend of Korra with a few friends. To be honest, I thought the show was pretty good. A hell lot better than a lot of other shows during the same season. Yes, I'm looking at you, writers of Thundercats -_-



Saturday, 14 July 2012

eButcher vs eBaldur

Two warcasters; both epic versions and both whose names start with a B. Two go in, only one comes out.


I'll be honest. I like playing eButcher. His style of randomness injects something I find interesting into games. Plus the homicidal maniac + ravager combo is always fun to pull off.



Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

Right, I was supposed to catch the sneak preview of the Amazing Spider-man on the 25th of June but because I had to fly overseas to suddenly meet a client, I wasn't able to and only just managed to watch it. 


So how is it? Well, in some ways it's better than the previous trilogy and in some ways, it's not as good. I hesitate to use the word worse because it's not a bad film in any way, just that some things felt lacking in the film.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Khador vs Khador: Training Exercise

So I managed to get a game in last night. Didn't manage to do so last week cause I ended up playing Warhammer Invasion the whole night instead. While I can get a game of Warmachine almost weekly, it's damn rare for me to get a game of Warhammer Invasion in. So yeah, priorities -_-






Anyway, it's called a Training Exercise because we both ended up using Khador vs Khador. I thought he was going to use trollbloods but he wanted to play his Khador pVlad list. 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Asus PadFone





So I managed to get myself a padfone. Finally. I've only been waiting for it since last year....when it was announced...

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WAAC vs Being friendly to newbies

Just a few random thoughts inspired by lots of Warmachine and other things. If you've read my previous posts, you'll probably know what kind of impetus I had for writing this. 

Two things to note. I play for fun. However, I also play to win. The 2 aren't mutually exclusive. It's also part of why I don't like to play D3 Inferno mode unless in a party; because I find single player extremely boring, despite the fact that single player was previously a lot easier than multiplayer.

Monday, 18 June 2012

The PS VITA

So while I was in Japan, I bought a PS Vita for cheap. The wifi only version. Apparently the Japanese don't really like the system cause there were tons of 2nd hand VITAs on sale for cheap. There were more 2nd hand VITAs on sale than 3DSes it seemed. After using it for a week, I kind of understand why. 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Trollbloods vs Khador

This is the game in which I find out eHoarluk hurts a lot. No photos for this batrep as I forgot to take them but it's pretty short anyway. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

eIrusk vs eFeora

  Right, I was going to post something about the PS Vita but this report has been really long overdue. 

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Last Night in Japan

So it rained the whole day today. Which made it a bitch going ANYWHERE. However, I managed to make it to Diver City to catch the giant Gundam in action. Watching it, I joked to my friend that we should get into the Gundam and fly off. Which led to more banter between us before I was telling him about this old joke I remember from back when the life-size gundam was first revealed a few years ago. This was back when N.Korea was being a dick and doing some missile tests and me and another friend were joking that the Gundam was secretly a working prototype that would only activate if N.Korea tried to launch any ICBMs at Japan. 



Anyway, after that we headed to Akihabara because we still had several things we wanted to get. I managed to 'convince' my friend to get a 3DS. Which makes it 3 things I've managed to convince him to buy this trip, a PS Vita, a DSiLL and a 3DS. If only I was this successful at selling to others -_-
I also saw something hilarious while walking in Akihabara. Gendo Ikari of ALL people being used to promote Schick razors. His expression in the commercial is hilarious, as is Reis. Because of the laugh the advertisement gave me, I bought the razor since it was fairly cheap anyway. 


Because of the rain, we didn't feel like going to other places and walking in the rain. I was already wet enough because I didn't want to buy an umbrella just to have to throw it away when I returned home the next day. So we spent most of the time trawling Akihabara's arcades and playing UFO catchers. First of all, I'll say this, UFO machines nowadays are FUCKED UP beyond all belief. I think they realised the old methods were too easy to crack and they came up with new ways of stopping people from winning. 


Just take a look at the machine setup. You're supposed to topple the box so that it falls down and releases the latch that will drop the prize down into the slot. Sounds easy? It's really not, because of the way they set the machine up. 
First of all, because of the fact that the power of the claws is near non-existent, don't expect to be able to lift the box very far. Furthermore, the layout is set up so that the box is sort of on an incline so that if you lift it up, it'll pretty much fall back into place. So you have to try multiple times so as to budge it a little before it'll fall a little. And it's not cheap at 200yen per try.  I tried it for a while before giving up on this particular machine. 


Which is not to say I didn't win anything. I did. I got myself a Macross Frontier cloth poster. This game was also rigged as hell. The poster was supported on two sides so the centre was over empty space. You had to drop it into the slot as usual. Take a look at the Ranka version over there. HOWEVER, there are several strips of god knows what materials on the sides of the machine that increases the friction of the prize with the edge by a factor of over 9000. And they were damn long as well, so it was near impossible to get it because you could only nudge it little by little to drop. I've seen grown men walk away from the challenge of winning these things. Nonetheless I managed to persevere. 




My 2nd prize of the night. A Rei Ayanami figure. This was a different machine from the previous one, and the most popular variation I've seen. Basically a little plastic plank is balanced on a round plastic ball and if you manage to tilt the plank enough, the plank drops and trips a ledge which drops the figure into the slot. However, as usual the ball is made of some unholy material and the force of the claws are crap. However, I managed to do pretty well for this, managing to catch it with about 1500yen. This is the most popular variation of UFO catcher that I've seen probably because it requires VERY little placing. The other types all have sticker markers to indicate where the prize should be placed to ensure MAXIMUM difficulty for the player. This however just requires a plank placed squarely on a ball...




Now for the last prize. Frankly, I didn't really want this, but I had already invested too much money in it to just walk away and let someone else win the prize based off my hard work. I can only say this prize was pretty damn fucked up to catch. Everytime I thought I had it, the plank shifted again so it was still secure on the ball. 


On the other hand, I managed to get three of these bags. So suck on it Sega -_- Also, you apparently need a basic knowledge of physics to be able to catch those things reliably -_- Me and my friend; who's an engineering architect, actually spent most of the time discussing where to hit with the claw to try and achieve what effect and then discussing what to do. 




Also, apparently one of the Taito staff members is damn friendly. I was looking at this japanese teenager (in his later teens) try to win a persona 4 canvas bag from the UFO catcher. This variation had the bag balanced on 2 metal poles so you had to tilt it and somehow push it into the empty space between the poles. Usually the bag starts off as parallel with the poles so it's really hard to knock down. Apparently, this teenager had so much trouble, the staff member did him a favor and rearranged it so that it was already tilted so all the teen had to do was use the claw to push down in the centre and the bag would pretty much fall down. Sadly, the teen STILL couldn't do it. Seriously, wtf failure was this? It got SO BAD the staff member helped him out a SECOND TIME. By opening the case and then pointing out WHERE TO hit with the claw. It's like WTF?? I can not believe someone can be this bad at this. Apparently, elementary physics is not a required course in Japanese education. 


And he still failed the first two times -_- Seriously, wth. Ah well, if he had given up, I was planning to just win the bag. Considering it was THAT easily placed. 


On my way back, we saw even more maids lining the streets. I gotta admire and pity them at the same time. It had been raining the whole day and it was near 11 and they still had to stand in the streets to try and get customers. 


On the other hand, I managed to get over 100 street passes with my 3DS while in Akihabara TODAY. Just in one day. Yeah, I'll never get this in Singapore -_-