February 15, 2019

Guild Ball: Pre Order Miner's Guild and New Captains

Steamforged Games opened up the pre-orders today for the Miner's Guild and the 4 new Captain models that were revealed this week.  These models are set to be released on March 1st, 2019.  The collector in me out my order in today for all of the models, we shall see with international shipping and customs on when I will actually receive the models.

Visit Steamforged Games webstore and get your orders in.


Mourn

Steeljaw

 Veteran Boar
Yukai

February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019

February 12, 2019

February 11, 2019

Daily Chronicle: Steamforged Games Closing Online Forums

In announcement made this morning, Steamforged Games will be closing their online Forums on March 11th.  At this same time, Rules FAQ's will be updated quarterly and posted on the Steamforged Games website.  A lack of activity due to the rise of social media sites is one of the reasons given to shutting down of the Forums.

For a look at their full article, please click HERE

I personally prefer a Website over Forums and Forums over Facebook Groups, so I am glad this change is coming.  It sometimes can be hard finding a rules update searching the Forums or trying to search in a Facebook Group.  I think having their website as the main point of contact for rules and information is a good thing.

The first FAQ should be posted the same time the Forums close on March 11th.

Weekly Chronicle 2019 #6

Another pretty slow week has come and gone for me.  Painting wise nothing has been completed and is looking like a pretty poor year in that regards, currently I am in the mentality of just playing what I already have painted and it may look like that for most of the year.

I did manage a few games in this week, 2 games of Destiny last Monday night, and a game of Guild Ball yesterday morning.  I have a semi local event coming up this Saturday in Grand Rapids and I would like to get in one more practice game this week before heading up there.

Models Completed: 0

Games Played: 3

February 8, 2019

Guild Ball: Miner's Minor Guild Official Release Date

In a shocking update from Steamforged Games this morning, the Minor guild for the Engineer's, the Miner's are going to be made available for pre-orders on February 15th, 2019 and will be released on March 1st, 2019.  That is 2 weeks before the release of the Cook's Minor Guild that was announced a few weeks ago.



Also in a slight twist, the Miner's will not be made in plastic like all the previous Minor Guilds, nor come in a fancy box, due to the size of some of the models, SFG elected to cast the Miner's in resin and they will be packaged in legacy boxes.  I am a little disappointed in this for a few reasons:
1. The plastic models were easier for a new player to purchase and place on the table to get started with a game (SFG original intentions for going to plastic)
2. Along the same lines as #1 above, the resin models will need to be assembled.
3. No consistency in material across their lines.



At the same time with this announcement, SFG announced a new way for local gaming stores to order with them and it will be called SFG Direct.  It looks like they are planning on taking out the middle man (the distributors).  I know Privateer Press has moved to this route for older models, but it looks like SFG is moving towards this direction for all orders or at least their resin models.  I am not sure how this will play out for the lgs' here in the States in terms of shipping costs.  Usually when they place their orders through a distributor, they have items from multiple manufacturers that they can order from, now they will have to do multiple orders.

We shall wait and see what happens,,,,