Sunday, July 10, 2011

Good news for Confrontation

Well, it seem good things my actually come to those who wait. I have a fairly wordy post for you, but I am gonna toss in a couple of my favorite models from Rackham as painted by me.
Goblin Champion Bazuka-Front
Many years ago I was introduced to what is my favorite miniature game, Confrontation. I can not remember exactly when I started playing Confrontation, but I think I played it pretty much solid for about 4 years (I still play now albeit much less frequent). Now that may not seem like that long but I would estimate that I played more games of Confrontation in those 4 years than I have played 40K or Warhammer Fantasy Battle in the 20 or so years of playing those games. Its just a game I like that much.
Goblin Champion Bazuka-Back

There is probably one reason that I do not play the game as frequent as I used to. Several years ago in an effort to not only move their company in a different direction with their models but also to increase profits Rackham made what many consider the worst move in the history of mini gaming. They decided to not only move their game from a skirmish level game to a large scale game, but they also decided to transition from their current metal line to pre-painted plastic models (while completely discontinuing their current metal line). I am not going to go into how or why I think this failed other than to say that after they did so they lost a significant chunk of their fan base and they never were able to gain them or new ones back with the current game.
Collector of Mid Nor-Front
So for several years now I have maintained my collection and continued to play the game every once and a while when the mood stuck me or one of the local gamers. As the Rackham as we knew it was changing and moving from one company to another each time we would wish they would realize the mistakes made and re-start the metal line and the game we all enjoyed so much. Well fortunately it seems that has finally happened. As you can see here a company has acquired the rights to the miniatures and is planning to re-launch the mini line. I have heard whispers that the game it self will follow but at this point I am happy with just the minis.
Collector of Mid Nor-Side

The news almost slipped by me as well. I was wasting some time waiting for the misses to finish preparing for a Saturday afternoon out and about. We were heading to brunch and then she was dropping me at daycare (what see calls the FLGS) so I could ironically enough get in a game of Confrontation with a good friend of mine. As I waited patiently I browsed my email and was deleting the normal stuff I get. One of things I often pass over and delete without reading was the CMON newsletter. Man am I glad I read it.

Collector of Mid Nor-Back
So there you have it. I can honestly say I am excited. Granted I have learned over time to temper that excitement until it actually happens cause I have been burned before. I definitely have a new found bug for the game and plan on playing a few games the next couple of weeks. With that in mind don't be surprised to see some of my stuff show its face here .
Cynwall Magician Galhyan


Evil Homer said...

BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I meant it...I don't know that I've ever seen the painted Bazuka.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I bought that model to paint, and it led to the entire army. It was part of the stuff I bought in Amarillo with tourney winnings.