Fortified Niche is my (and one other good dude’s) podcast about miniature wargames you may have not heard of. Seeing how the general populace agrees that it’s good to play the game before you cast a pod about it, here are some Tabletop Simulator screenshots of us doing just that. This time, it’s the Napoleonic gothic horror of The Silver Bayonet.
Long before I had this blog, I was a student in Japan – a student who finally had enough money to invest into Warhammer 40,000. No longer would the three easy-to-build Ultramarines a friend had brought me as a gift from Sweden would be my only miniatures. I quickly bought a squad of Cadians, a Chimera, Tacticals (and a Black Templar kit)… and things got really wild by the time I built my first Warhammer force: an Inquisition Kill Team.
I’ve been mad about Starship Troopers for quite some time – the movie adaptation felt like such a departure from the book. But then I learned to appreciate poking fun at the dumb fascist propaganda of “service guarantees citizenship.” Yet even then, I never understood the appeal of playing a Mobile Infantryman in the setting. So the Starship Troopers – Terran Command demo is a strange game to play, but it turns out that it is a good day to die!
World War 2 is an endless font of inspiration for developers who are only ever interested in the European theatre of operations. But The Troop demo at least focuses on the British and Canadians instead of making us storm Normandy as the Yanks again.
Simulator games are all the rage these days, whether they come from old and established series like Farm Simulator or new stuff like Gas Station Simulator. But as a Catholic, I’m overjoyed that we’re finally getting some representation with the Priest Simulator demo.
OK, time for me to get cancelled by one group or another, and thus halve my leadership (to two). This is the weirdest thing on the Steam Next table: Fursan al-Aqsa: The Knights of the al-Aqsa Mosque demo. The game isn’t even on the Steam store anymore (but you can still read the discussions to immediately die).
Back in the day when cutting edge FPS graphics meant having fancier sprites than other guy, Hexen was a notable standout since it gave you spells and magical axes instead of guns. Experience something like that as you follow your sister Into the Pit (demo).
Pssst! Hey kid, you want to shoot some weird fish? Then you’re looking for an old school FPS – one of the many that are cropping up these days – where you get to blast some of New England’s finest abominations. This is the Forgive Me Father demo.
I have burned myself on isometric wandering RPG-type games before. Never the less, Undungeon looked interesting enough, esp. since it’s one of those games where you don’t start as some random dildo. No, you’re so suffused with cosmic meaning that only a handful people of the same type as you exist. So here’s my experience with the Undungeon demo.
Boy, September was an intense month for me. I probably beat the most games in a single month – or at least it felt like it. Here are a few words on the cutest of them – Tails of Iron!