Sunday, 11 November 2012

Humble Beginnings...

I have never really had the motivation to start a hobby blog before. I was just always content to view the plethora of fantastic blogs already out there devoted to miniature wargaming.

That all changed a few months ago when I really started to garner interest in an upstart company named Alien Dungeon and their initial rules offering Fanticide.

Fanticide is described by it's creators as:

"The 28mm Fantasy Skirmish Game of Homicidal Warbands".

The list of creators reads like a wargaming rules all-star team.
  • Ernest Baker
  • E. Skye Chaney
  • Rick Priestly
  • Andy Chambers
  • Alessio Cavatore
 Pretty impressive

After a successful Kickstarter Campaign, the game is now available to purchase on their website.

Alien Dungeon

Prior to public release I joined the Warhost program. This is a program where Alien Dungeon will pay you cash to sell/promote their products. Excellent idea!

I received my Warhost package which came with starter forces for The Liberi, and The Fae. The cards that are used to determine unit activation, some 10 sided dice (game uses d10's)  and the Warhost Core Rule book.

After a few reads of the core rules, and a handful of games I have to say that my excitment over this game was well warranted.

The rules are simple to pick up, and you should have the hang of everything just after your first couple of games.

It's after these first couple of games that you will start to notice the tacticle depth that is possible with Fanticide.

Also one of the biggest selling points of the game for me was the fact that in the full rulebook there will be rules on how to build your own Warband using models you already own.

The possibilities of this will truly be limited only by your imagination, and I have a ton of ideas. (More on these in later posts)

So after priming a few of the models I applied brush to mini, and quickly painted up my first Fae Sticker.

I am quite happy with how it turned out, and I have to say that these mini's from Alien Dungeon are a joy to paint. They are very good sculpts, and are quick to paint up and get on the table.

In a later post I will do a full review on the game and it's miniatures.

Suffice to say that this game has taken over my hobby time full stop, and has my creative juices flowing like no other game has ever done.

So if you are on the fence about this game....don't be. Go now and pick it up. You will not be dissapointed!

.....and I haven't even mentioned the flying monkeys yet.



  1. Model looks great. Really good job on the flesh. After playinga bunch of games I really like the way the Fae play. In my experience the hostile terrain options they can take make they a force to be reckoned with.

  2. Thanks for the kind words Drew!

    I have to agree with you about the Fae. Very fun and interesting faction.

    The Tree Haunts I believe have a TON of tactical possibilities for the Fae as a hostile terrain choice.