You Bring the Wine, We Bring the Cheese

Thursday, August 18, 2016

September Paint Challenge

I like to paint. It is pretty relaxing for me and it is great to see the painted model on the tabletop. The problem is, I am not the fastest of painters. In fact, my speed hovers around Turtle & Sap. It takes me a long while to finish a painting project, if ever.
While discussing what we could do to get this site going, Alfred brought up the thought of a monthly event, or even quarterly. Coupling that with our love of painted armies, we thought challenging ourselves to get things painted would keep us focused and on track (nothing quite like peer pressure, eh?).
The September challenge for each of us, including you dear reader, is starting on September 1, get a squad/team of roughly ten unpainted infantry models (yes a typical space marine squad) and fully base and paint them by September 30th. This will give you some time to think about which models you want to paint: space marines, Frostgrave warband, Malifaux crew, or even some Menoth Zealots.
We will be posting WIP pictures as we move along. I got some Betrayal at Calth Ultramarines to paint for 30k.
One month to paint 10 guys? Yeah I think I can do that. Can you?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


A true indie game, Relicblade is a one man show, but you cannot tell. The product quality is awesome. The models are great. More importantly it is a very fun, quick, and simple game. Sean Sutter, the creator, designed the game to be an introduction to wargaming. Do not let that through you off of it for you old timers. I cannot recommend this game enough.


Robotech RPG Tactics

I have been a huge fan of Robotech since I first saw it in the mid 80's. I put a lot of money into the now infamous Kickstarter. When I got the first models, I was ecstatic! I loved putting the models together, yes, even with all of those fiddly bits on the veritechs. I decided that after a first few demo games to try to get use to the rules, in which we got a lot wrong, I decided to try my hand on filming battle reports. Ouchies, from Ouchies Batreps, encouraged me in making these.

So here are the first of my batreps.

Robotech BatRep 1

Robotech BatRep 2

Robotech BatRep 3

Robotech BatRep 4 

Product Opening Videos

Here at W&CG, we like to do some product openings, you know show off what we got and then maybe entice others to buy into the same game (can never have to many playing partners). Here are some that I have done before.

I hope to add more in the near future - Currently filming some right now in fact!

DropZone Commander Starter Set Opening

Victrix British Box Set Openings

Relic Blade Opening

Welcome to Wine & Cheese Gaming

Welcome to what I hope will be the first of many posts for Wine & Cheese Gaming!

First I would like to introduce you to what Wine & Cheese Gaming is about.

What is Wine & Cheese Gaming about? Well, it is not just some clever pun, that I can assure you of. I have been into gaming and it's subset of wargaming for over 30 years. I also am a fan of la fromage and vino. My goal is to blend these two likes together. Over the coming months, I will be inviting friends over to film some battle reports, while we enjoy some (you guessed it) wine and cheese during the game. Bear in mind that I am not expert on anything related to wine and cheese and almost barely register as an expert in gaming, but I do know what I enjoy.

W&CG will bring videos on battle reports and product reviews. Once my small studio is up and running, I hope to bring these out on a regular basis. As an added bonus, I also want to promote local stores, including ones I travel to for tournaments. I hope you will enjoy all of these.

You bring the Wine, & I bring the Cheese!