Author: Alex Lucard

  • Unboxing: Shadowrun Sixth World Beginner Box (Shadowrun Sixth Edition)

    Unboxing: Shadowrun Sixth World Beginner Box (Shadowrun Sixth Edition)

    I know! It’s been roughly two years since I’ve written anything! What can I say? I bought a house, got some cats, painted a ton of miniatures and just kind of burned out on writing. So what could bring me back? Pokémon Sword and Shield? A RPG based on the writing of Carl Barks? The […]

  • New Year, New Army – Issue 4: March’s High Elves (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    New Year, New Army – Issue 4: March’s High Elves (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    Another week, another look at the army I’ve been making for NoVA OPEN come the end of August. For those new to the column, the goal here is to have a 2,000 point army for Narrative events. By the end of February I had 1,100 points done, so I was more than halfway finished. Of […]

  • New Year, New Army – Issue 3: February’s High Elves

    New Year, New Army – Issue 3: February’s High Elves

    Well, unfortunately last week’s issue was delayed until this week due to a cat vet emergency. Sorry, but real life takes precedence over blogging about an army I built. Last week, we looked at the High Elven figures I painted for NOVA Open in January. This week we’ll take a look at what I painted […]

  • New Year, New Army – Issue 2. January’s High Elves (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    New Year, New Army – Issue 2. January’s High Elves (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    As mentioned in our first issue of this column, I decided to start a new army for 2017. One that I could use with older editions of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, but also with Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Thanks to the extremely affordable and well done box set, Spire of Dawn, I decided to go with […]

  • New Year, New Army – Issue 1: Preparing for NoVA Open (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    New Year, New Army – Issue 1: Preparing for NoVA Open (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    Longtime readers of Diehard GameFAN know that I’ve been a wargamer, starting with Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Fourth Edition, roughly 21 years ago. You also probably know that I’m not much of a tournament gamer. Sure at one point I would do Heroclix tournaments, but that was for the pieces you could only get at tournies. […]

  • Unboxing Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Two!

    Unboxing Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Two!

    Two and a half years ago, I did an unboxing of the original Cthulhu Wars. It was massive. Becayse I purchased nearly everything, there wasn’t much for me to come back for with Sandy Petersen’s second Kickstarter. I could have picked up the stuff from Wave One I didn’t grab the first time around, like […]

  • Unboxing the Reaper Bones III Kickstarter (Reaper Miniatures)

    Unboxing the Reaper Bones III Kickstarter (Reaper Miniatures)

    Nearly two years ago, Reaper Miniatures launched their third “Bones” Kickstarter. Reaper Bones are for low cost miniatures that are made out of a material that doesn’t need priming. They are almost always a single piece (save for the larger Bones figures), so gluing is rarely needed. I was one of the 13,465 backers that […]

  • Unboxing: Disgaea 5 Complete Limited Edition (Nintendo Switch)

    Unboxing: Disgaea 5 Complete Limited Edition (Nintendo Switch)

    Today marks the official release of Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch. However, those that purchased the Limited Edition direct from Nippon Ichi got theirs a little early. I decided to do an unboxing for you so that you can see what all you get in this edition. They have VERY FEW COPIES LEFT, […]

  • The Golden d6, Issue #5

    The Golden d6, Issue #5

    The Golden d6, Issue #5 Publisher: Sprue Grey Toy Soldiers Page Count: 55 Cost: $4.57 Release Date; 07/06/2016 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com I go through phases with my hobbies. I tend to cycle between video games, pen and paper RPGs and miniature wargaming as my activities of choice. Currently I’m on miniatures (primarily Warhammer and […]

  • Tabletop Review: Castles & Crusades: Expanding Classes

    Tabletop Review: Castles & Crusades: Expanding Classes

    Castles & Crusades: Expanding Classes Publisher: Troll Lord Games Page Count: 26 Cost $6.99 (Digital)/$9.99 (Physical) Release Date: 08/09/2016 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com Oh, no. This is not what you think. I’m not back writing full-time. Rather this is my birthday week and while I have a lot of free time this week, I don’t […]

  • Unboxing: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition

    At last, our long, international nightmare is over. People all over the world are starting to receive the physical copies of Call of Cthulhu, 7th Edition nearly three years after the original Kickstarter began and two and a half years past the original release date. Hell, I’ve had the digital version of most of what’s […]

  • Unboxing: Lost Patrol – Death in the Jungle (Warhammer 40,000/Warhammer 40K)

    So…I certainly wasn’t expecting this to arrive today. When I saw we had a review package to arrive, I assumed it was a video game, the physical copies of Call of Cthulhu, 7th Edition that just shipped out (we’ll unbox that as well, don’t worry) or faux Oldhammer pieces from Diehard Miniatures (no relation to […]

  • Unboxing: Deathwatch: Overkill (Warhammer 40,000)

    On February 27th, Games Workshop releases its newest Warhammer themed board game with Deathwatch: Overkill. Similar to the 2014 re-release of Space Hulk, Deathwatch: Overkill pits a squad of Space Marines against an army of Tyranids. Of course, instead of Blood Ravens, this time around the Space Marines are the Deathwatch, a crew of warriors […]

  • Miniature Review: Female Wraith (Dark Heaven Legends)

    Female Wraith Publisher: Reaper Miniatures Release Date: 11/30/2015 Cost: $6.99 Get it Here: Reaper Miniatures Today’s miniature is a figure I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. I knew I could do something special with it, so I snatched her up during the “12 Days of Reaper” sale. You don’t see […]

  • Miniature Review: Sir Ulther, Christmas Knight (Dark Heaven Legends)

    Sir Ulther, Christmas Knight Publisher: Reaper Miniatures Cost: $9.99 Release Date: 12/1/2015 Get it Here; Reaper Miniatures This is my second year taking part in Reaper’s “12 Days of Reaper” promotion where they have limited time Christmas miniatures and special one day only releases that you can get if you spend $35 in an order. […]

  • Miniature Review: Batman: The Animated Series – Catwoman (Batman Miniature Game)

    Batman: The Animated Series -Catwoman Publisher: Knight Models Cost: 16.49€/$18 USD Release Date: 12/19/2015 Get it Here: Knightmodels.com So here we are with the second Batman: The Animated Series release for the Batman Miniature Game While Batman was the OBVIOUS first choice (the game IS named after him, after all), Catwoman was a surprising second […]

  • Miniature Review: Batman: The Animated Series – Batman (Batman Miniature Game)

    Batman: The Animated Series – Batman Publisher: Knight Models Cost: 16.49€/$18 USD Release Date: 12/19/2015 Get it Here: Knightmodels.com Even though I’m supposed to be retired from writing, I thought I’d jump in a bit this December with some Knight Models and Reaper Christmas miniature reviews. The video game side of things is pretty much […]

  • Tabletop Review: Order Battletome: Seraphon (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)

    Order Battletome: Seraphon (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar) Publisher: Games Workshop Cost: $49.50 (regular edition)/$140 (Limited Edition)/$39.50 (Digital) Page Count: 144 Release Date: 11/07/2015 Get it Here: GamesWorkshop.com (Or your local Games Workshop retailer) If you’re a long-time reader, you know that my three Warhammer fantasy armies are Tomb Kings, Bretonnia and Lizardmen. Although I really […]

  • Unboxing: Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition and Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide Collector’s Edition (PC)

    As we all know, Fallout 4 came out today. Unfortunately for a lot of people that wanted the Pip-Boy Edition, supply fell WAY short of demand. Since I had a copy coming from Amazon (via points, so I got the thing for free), along with the Survival Guide (I collect Fallout guides, but I never […]

  • Tabletop Review: Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide (Dungeons & Dragons, Fifth Edition)

    Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide (Dungeons & Dragons, Fifth Edition) Publisher: Wizards of the Coast/Green Ronin Publishing Cost: $39.95 ($23.98 at Amazon) Page Count: 159 Release Date: 11/03/2015 Get it Here: Amazon.com After the terrific job Wizards of the Coast and Green Ronin did with Out of the Abyss, I was really looking forward to the […]