“What?” you ask, “More temptations?” But of course! And today we look at Dark Age: Apocalypse.
When first released (or rather, re-released) I decided not to check it out too deeply, as from what I saw there wasn’t anything that really stood out for me. But since then, especially recently, I’ve been drawn to the game a little more. Especially after seeing the stuff posted on Miners & Steamfitters Union, and some ‘new releases’ posts on TGN and Beasts of War, I decided to look back at the game. And, well, me likey.
I like that it uses a d20, which is different enough from most miniatures games. It may not be as cool as using cards or bucketloads of dice (both of which I enjoy), it’s still cool. Plus, you’re rolling under values, which is also different and, well, cool. I’m sure there are more aspects of the game play that I will enjoy, but for now, those interest me.
As do the models:
C’mon! How cool is he? I like the Dragyri specifically for these big guys…reminds me of the aliens in Halo, but even cooler.
These guys, the Forsaken, also interest me. They’re like post-apoc Menoth, which I think is pretty cool. The starter set doesn’t have the best models, but the faction has some great stuff.
The other factions don’t really do it for me. I kinda like the Outcasts for being all Mad Max/Doomsday-like, but I prefer the other two.
Well, I think I’ve convinced Andrew to be interested in this game. Again, it didn’t take much effort, which is always fun. As soon as I’m finished painting my Freebooter’s Fate starter, I think I’m going to pick up some Dark Age guys, if Meeplemart has got them in already.
The verdict? I already said it: yes. I’m going to post later about how I’m in a buy-starters-for-multiple-skirmish-games mood right now. It might be the fact that I’m somewhat enjoying painting. Who knows?
So, you can expect some Dark Age posts coming up soon, as well.
Man, am I keeping myself busy.
Thanks for reading.