[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #161 Onward! To glory!

This weeks links:



A Legion Rises

Rising from the Ashes – Jodain’s Spring Clean

Dreadball – by Coach Ugleb

BaP sailors and special characters

Redvers and Son Get Into Bushido

Naval battles in the Dystopian Age: Elmir’s Dystopian War VLOG/PLOG

SanchoPanza Rides Again – ReVamping Gangs of Rome

Heading Overseas with the Baron’s War


[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #159 All the tiny details

This weeks links:

SAGA: Ages of Ages

Resolution 2023: Race Against Raging Heroes

Nemesis – Painting the Intruders and the Crew

Blowing the dust of some Nids

Zebraoutrider lets slip the Dogs of War

Necromunda – Van Saars

The Wolf of Languedoc – A 28mm Diorama

Saga: AoH Celtiberians

Romans in the Age of Invasions! (Romans for Saga)

Manda’s (Amachan) Republican Roman Warband

Manda’s (Amachan) SAGA Mercenaries

SAGA Challenge


Yub nub! – Why now?

Seriously? You’ve had this lined up AMG and decided to release it AFTER May 4th? Who’s in control over your marketing? Ferengis?

So five minutes ago AMG announced the following:

Yub nub! We are thrilled to welcome Wicket, Logray, the Ewok warriors of Bright Tree Village, and an Endor AT-ST – piloted by either Chewbacca or General Weiss – to STAR WARS: Legion.

Let’s brake that down:

Star Wars: Legion – Ewok Warriors Unit Expansion
Item No. SWL109EN

An iconic race joins the Rebel cause in this new pack for Star Wars™: Legion! Natives of the forest moon of Endor, Ewoks may be short of stature and limited to primitive technology, but they are quick learners who cannot be underestimated. This pack adds a unit of six Ewoks and two unit cards that let players decide if they’re armed with slings or spears to players‘ Rebel armies or the new Bright Tree Village Battle Force. Joining them are an Axe Ewok miniature that can fill the unit’s heavy weapon slot and an Ewok Trapper miniature that can fill its personnel slot. Rounding out this pack are five upgrade cards that give players options for customizing their Ewoks to fit their own play style.

Price $39.99

Star Wars: Legion – Logray & Wicket Commander Expansion
Item No. SWL110EN

Two heroic Ewoks come to Star Wars™: Legion to help bring down the Empire in this pack! The brave and resourceful Wicket W. Warrick and Logray proved instrumental in helping the Rebels bring down the Imperial shield generator during the battle of Endor and this pack adds these iconic Ewoks as new Commander choices for Rebel armies and the new Bright Tree Village Battle Force. In addition to miniatures of these characters and their unit cards, this pack also provides players with new unit cards for C-3PO and Chewbacca that reflect their time on Endor during Return of the Jedi, giving players even more ways to use them in battle! Finally, five upgrade cards round out this pack, inviting players to further customize their Ewok forces.

Price $29.99

Star Wars: Legion – AT-ST Walker Expansion
Item No. SWL138EN (Replaces SWL08)

The intimidating Imperial AT-ST returns to Star Wars: Legion! Featuring new engineering that allows for a better assembly experience, the AT-ST in this pack adds firepower to any army. Additionally, the miniature in this pack now features new customization options, allowing players to assemble it with General Weiss or Chewbacca in the top hatch. Finally, this pack includes both the Imperial unit card and the Chewbacca unit card found in SWL110 – Logray & Wicket, inviting players to explore all the possibilities this unit has to offer right away.

Price $64.99

So the last entry is interesting. It replaces the old AT-ST (It’s already gone from the Asmodee shop page) features a „new engineering that allows for a better assembly experience“. Did they re-tool the complete kit? That would be interesting. Additionally you get two pilots (both look a bit too cartoony for my taste but that might just be the paint job). But thankfully you don’t need to buy the complete set only for the Chewbacca cards as they are also found in the „Logray & Wicket Commander Expansion“.

But again, why just now? WHY not yesterday? I don’t get it! Anyhow, where is my pre-order page from my FGS?

Atomic Mass Games – What are you doing?!

So yesterday was May 4th which is a pretty nice day for *any* company that sells or makes stuff in the Star Wars universe to promote the shit out of it.

Atomic Mass Games has 4 such franchised games under it’s belt:

  • Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Star Wars: Armada
  • Star Wars: Legion
  • Star Wars: Crisis Protocol  Shitterpoint  Shatterpoint

You’d expect tons of social media posts from there. Especially in the year that marks the 40th anniversary for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

And did they do? As far as I can find they did two (2) articles that are copy & pasted over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

One is promoting this „Smart Phone/Mobile device wallpaper“ from SW:SP

„If you define yourself by the power to take life, the desire to dominate, to possess – then you have nothing.“ – Obi-Wan Kenobi, STAR WARS: Rebels

On this May 4th, we hope you’ll enjoy Obi-Wan’s STAR WARS: Shatterpoint wallpaper.

Screenshot of the source tweet:

And the other one being a promotional link to the asmodee shop for pre-ordering a „Duel Pack“. Which turns out to be a bit more then a piece of scenery and two miniatures for the low price of 89USD- Fucking WHAT?!

Happy STAR WARS Day! Pre-orders are now available for our very first “Duel Pack” for STAR WARS: Shatterpoint, featuring Darth Vader, a new version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and terrain from their iconic battle featured in the STAR WARS: Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Screenshot of the source tweet:

The bar of expectation was low AMG but this is ridiculous! Seriously, get your act together!

Regarding all games Star Wars from AMG right now: I have a bad feeling about this.

Ok, rant over, I need more coffee and have work to do.


Drei Jahre Twitch Affiliate – Three years Twitch Affiliate

Heute in zwei Wochen (am 16.05.2023) jährt sich zum 3. mal mein Status als „Twitch Affiliate“.

Randnotiz: Ein „Twitch Affiliate“ ist jemand, der bestimmte Rahmenbedingungen erfüllt und theoretisch mit dem Streamen Geld verdienen kann. Ich habe in den 3 Jahren bisher 50€ verdient. Soviel dazu *g*

Wie dem auch sei. Das ganze ist nun mal ein Jubiläum und so etwas begehe ich hin und wieder doch gerne, vor allem, wenn es ein eigentlich sinnloser Blödsinn ist.

Um das ganze würdig zu begehen, habe ich bei den Verfolgern mal rum gehorcht und folgende Vorschläge bekommen:

  • Deep dive in Dungeon Saga oder Heroquest Spezial
  • Star Wars Legion Battlereport
  • Die bei OTT gewonnene Indomidous Box anmalen
  • Saga oder Clash!
  • Ich denke, du solltest einen Hut tragen
  • Du solltest eine hochgelobte, internationale IPTV-Persönlichkeit aus Irland importieren.
  • Vielleicht könntest du für diesen Anlass eine besondere braune Limonade auftreiben?
  • Bot War Schlachtbericht/Review/Diskussion?
  • Hype aufbauen und dann in die Kneipe gehen und den Stream vergessen
  • „Kneipenschnitzeljagd“ Wenn du mich findest, gebe ich dir ein Bier aus“. Fotos, halbe Fotos, kleine Hinweise auf der Karte usw.

Eine Menge herrlich blödsinniger Vorschläge. Aber noch ist Zeit, schlagt mehr vor! 8)

English Text:

Two weeks from today (16.05.2023) is the third anniversary of my status as a „Twitch Affiliate“.

Side note: A „Twitch Affiliate“ is someone who fulfils certain conditions and can theoretically earn money by streaming. I have earned 50€ in the 3 years so far. So much for that *g*.

Be that as it may. The whole thing is an anniversary and I like to celebrate something like that every now and then, especially if it’s actually pointless nonsense.

In order to celebrate the whole thing in a worthy manner, I asked the chasers around and got the following suggestions:

  • Deep dive of dungeon saga or heroquest special
  • Star Wars Legion battle report!
  • paint the indomidous box set you won
  • Saga or Clash!
  • I think you should wear a hat
  • You should import a highly acclaimed, international IPTV personality, from Ireland.
  • Perhaps you could find some special brown lemonade for the occasion
  • Bot War battle report/review/discussion?
  • build it up to something amazing and must see, but then actually just be down the pub and forget to stream
  • or do a different kind of stream where you give out clues on the day of where you might be for a pint and its an open invite for beer. ‘if you can find me I’ll buy you a beer’ type thing. photos, half photos, minor map clues etc

A lot of wonderfully stupid suggestions. But there’s still time, suggest more! 8)

Cutting budget and limit spending

[Deutscher Text am Ende]

I should have done this months ago but I really couldn’t bring myself to it. After all, it’s money somebody else „depends“ on. But I also do depend on my money. So does my family.

And this is why I cut my hobby budget. I cancelled all but two „hobby subscriptions“ (neither are over at Patreon)

Sadly it’s a necessary step for me but still it feels „wrong“ and „bad“. I’ve supported quite a number of creative people via Ko-Fi, Patreon, Tipee and directly. I really feel the need to explain to each individually why I needed to do this but then again I’m pretty sure most (if not all) will understand.

It’s a hobby. Hobby should only be funded with „disposable income“. And if there is no disposable income, then there can be no hobby.

This also means I will not back any more Kickstarters this year (Maybe the 1€ coin in the hat pledge to show support but nothing substantial.) And new releases will have to wait until I’ve saved up some funds.

My p.o.o.  (Pile Of Opportunity) is still substantial enough do get me through 2023.

I was thinking of posting the actual numbers online but that is not the point. Regardless of how much or how little you spend on your hobby: if it hurts you in other places of life you should rethink your spending. Be that 5, 50 or 500€ per month.

Spend your money on the necessary items first!

Until next time!

Deutscher Text

Ich hätte das schon vor Monaten tun sollen, aber ich konnte mich einfach nicht dazu durchringen. Schließlich ist es Geld, von dem jemand anderes „abhängig“ ist. Aber auch ich bin auf mein Geld angewiesen. Genauso wie meine Familie.

Und deshalb habe ich mein Hobby-Budget gekürzt. Ich habe alle bis auf zwei „Hobby-Abonnements“ gekündigt (beide sind nicht bei Patreon)

Leider ist das ein notwendiger Schritt für mich, aber es fühlt sich trotzdem „falsch“ und „schlecht“ an. Ich habe eine ganze Reihe von kreativen Menschen über Ko-Fi, Patreon, Tipee und direkt unterstützt. Ich habe wirklich das Bedürfnis, jedem einzelnen zu erklären, warum ich das tun musste, aber ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass die meisten (wenn nicht alle) es verstehen werden.

Es ist ein Hobby. Ein Hobby sollte nur mit „verfügbarem Einkommen“ finanziert werden. Und wenn es kein verfügbares Einkommen gibt, dann kann es auch kein Hobby geben.

Das bedeutet auch, dass ich dieses Jahr keine Kickstarter mehr unterstützen werde (vielleicht die 1€ Münze in den Hut, um meine Unterstützung zu zeigen, aber nichts substantielles). Und neue Veröffentlichungen werden warten müssen, bis ich etwas Geld gespart habe.

Mein P.O.O. (Pile Of Opportunity) ist immer noch groß genug, um mich durch das Jahr 2023 zu bringen.

Ich dachte daran, die tatsächlichen Zahlen online zu stellen, aber das ist nicht der Punkt. Unabhängig davon, wie viel oder wie wenig du für dein Hobby ausgibst: Wenn es dir in anderen Bereichen des Lebens schadet, solltest du deine Ausgaben überdenken. Ob das nun 5, 50 oder 500 € pro Monat sind.

Gebt euer Geld zuerst für das Notwendige aus!

Bis zum nächsten Mal!

[unofficial Hobby Hangout] #157 Concrud

This weeks links:

The Final Push – Lawnor approaches 100% painted

Denziens Den

Manda’s (Amachan) Wrath of Metztli

Heer, there and everywhere

One Week Juiced Jarheads

Mortal vs Marco

Rising from the Ashes – Jodain’s Spring Clean

Victorian science fiction

Raise high ze black flags my children! – The Prussian Army of 1813-1815

Tales of a hobby butterfly

Grasshoppers and Elephants