More Ruffians Gather and a Goblin Town Update

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  1. Great work on the Goblin Town terrain and the Ruffians. Very much looking forward to your upcoming battle report (either Scouring of the Shire or Hobbit)!

    I understand what you mean about getting limited views. I think YouTube is a lot more popular than blogs. I think video painting guides for MESBG would be a great addition to YouTube, a lot of what I’ve seen there is quite old or only covers the most recently released models.

    I’ve also thought about making video battle reports for YouTube. It seems you get a lot more views there and I also enjoy watching other peoples battle reports while painting or working on terrain. So far I have decided against it because it is a lot of extra work – filming, editing. Also it would bother me that the first part of the LotR campaign wouldn’t be in video format and I don’t want to start anew just for being able to film them. But I do plan to start filming battle reports eventually.

    I’ve had some busy months but a bit more spare time is on the horizon. I think I can play the next two scenarios in the campaign this month, before the start of 2020. 🙂

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    1. Hey Gero, glad to see you’re doing well and I’m very excited for your next reports! The fact that I won’t have to wait long is excellent news 🙂

      You are spot-on about Youtube being the best place for painting tutorials and battle reports. I have thought about doing Youtube content in the past myself but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I have no interest in learning how to do video editing and that alone keeps me from seriously considering making video content. I enjoy taking pictures and writing so it makes sense to focus on those things when I can. I also think the best photos I take wouldn’t really translate to video that well and the detail of the paint jobs or terrain might be lost in the process. I completely agree that your campaign would work best as a video if you filmed the entire thing and posted it too which it is too late for (at least on this go around!).

      If I do some painting guides, it would be just words and pictures here on the site but our conversation is making me think twice about that and whether that is truly how most people would want to consume a painting guide. I’ll give this some more thought and we’ll see what I decide 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts as always!

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      1. Oh I actually really like written painting guides on blogs! When I started painting miniatures (as in: when I started to do it a bit more seriously) video painting tutorials were really helpful for me. So I think for newcomers in the hobby the video format is really helpful. But written painting guides can be just as good with good photos and clear descriptions. Those are actually what I prefer these days, much easier to scroll through a webpage than to scroll through a YouTube video.

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      2. In that case, I will consider it! I find that written ones are easier too because you don’t have to stop and rewind the video over and over again if you miss a step or need to see it again. If I do write up a guide, I hope you’ll take a look and give me some feedback as I think you have a good eye for these kinds of things 🙂

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    1. Glad to hear that the terrain is worth it. I have to admit seeing all of the terrain on the table was a nice feeling as well.

      I had no idea that Reddit had an active MESBG community. I will have to give that a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!

      Team building really is the worst. It is quite possibly my least favorite day of the year! 🙂


  2. ‘Juice worth the squeeze’ is probably the best phrase I’ve read all day.

    MESBG is more like a niche within a niche within a niche when it comes to discussing the game and scenarios but painting guides are a little more generally accessible bc everyone interested in painting is just there for the technique and the actual miniature being painted is kinda irrelevant.

    In any case nice going with the ruffians and I’m really excited about the goblin town board because the whole set up is going to be fantastic. 😀

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    1. Haha, glad you liked it 🙂 That is very true about how a painting guide is more universal. I could talk about how to paint certain things on a mini to make the tutorials easier for me to write and quicker to produce. I’m still trying to figure out the logistics of doing a painting guide so we’ll see if I’m able to pull them off and if they’re worth the time they’re going to take to write.

      Thanks for your kind words on my hobby progress and I share your excitement as well. I’ll be itching to get some games in during the first quarter of 2020 as I finish one or more of these projects!


  3. The table is looking really good, and I have a couple sets of the terrain (unpainted and unassembled, natch!), but if I ever needed more, it’ll be time to break out the icy pole sticks/popsicle sticks/tongue depressors! 😉

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    1. Thanks and ha! That is the economic way for sure. If I had known it was going to cost $200 plus to put the table together, I probably wouldn’t have undertaken the project to be honest. It really takes a lot of time, money, and energy to build a table for a couple of scenarios as it turns out.

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