Friday, February 17, 2017

THLZ Episode 7: Errata Has Arrived.

We had some questions, we got some answers.

Sooner than expected, we got an errata to the rules and some questions answered. Due to real life and some scheduling conflicts, it only myself and Jason the Bruce on this podcast, but that didn't stop us as we covered the errata and the questions that got answered. We cover CANCON some and we also  talk about Alex Barton's excellent troop and tank tokens he made. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Say Hello To My Little Friend

Is the Shaltari Diamond-class Battleship overpowered?   

          So I played my first game at 1750 points, using Shaltari. This was also my first time playing with a battleship. For this game I opted to use the Diamond. The other primary fire support for this was was an Onyx, Amber, Obsidian, Jet, and six Amethyst frigates. With a very similar profile to the Obsidian with three particle lances, but instead of having to go weapons free to fire three shots, the Diamond is able to do this on a standard order.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

THLZ Sort Of Live: From LVO

Info, straight from the source.

Don, one of the owners of the FLGS I play at, was able to get a quick interview in with Dave from HawkWar Games.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

THLZ Episode 6: Review of the Battleships

As the Kings of Space glide in, the mere mortal trembles

Here we are! Episode 6. We are starting to do reviews of the factions now but we are going it a bit differently. We are going by ship type and reviewing ALL of the ships of those types! In this episode we discuss the 9 Battleships in the game.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

THLZ Episode 5: Do you choose to accept this Mission?


It is time for the missions! In this episode we will check up on some missions and discuss the rules behind them as they have been explained to us by HawkDave and to our members from there. Then we hit up on the missions themselves and even do some basic strategy.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Battle Report: The Co-Hosts duel again!

Hello THLZ fans! It is I, Levi, and my battle-buddy, Jason A, from The HotLZ Podcast! Today we bring you a written battle report of my first 1500 point game against Jason’s PHR. Read on and enjoy!

Big shout out to Ian Gilbraith at WargamingMats for supplying the vinyl mat we used. It is a fantastic product. Light weight, matte finished, and durable. The models do not slide around, the mat quickly lays flat (even when cold because it was in the trunk of a car for a while). Another good thing is for us US gamers, he can have them printed and shipped stateside, which means CRAZY CHEAP MATS THAT ARE REALLY HIGH QUALITY. Seriously though, check him out on Facebook, or go to his eBay store directly. He’s got a ton of designs in both 6x4, 4x4, and formats for a few other games. I received my mat within 3 days of it being shipped and I live in Kansas. I was a little hesitant about the vinyl material because I’ve never seen it before, but if you have seen the Chessex square grid mats that RPGs sometimes use, it’s the same material, but thicker. If you can’t afford (or don’t want to shell out the cash) for other mat materials, like mouse mat, then give this guy a look-see. It’s good stuff!

Shaltari Weapon Investments 101

Disintegrator Banks Are A Better Return On Your Investment

Having played a few games now, all the way up to 2000 points, I have fallen in love with a group. No it is not my Amethyst spam, which I do love that group as well, it is my Vanguard  group consisting of an Onyx, Amber, and two Topaz.