Ravage #6 Review




As ever, if you're in the UK, head over to Valiant Wargames to pick this up.

Ravage is the most consistently interesting  magazine, thanks to the broad range of games it covers. This does mean that the some of the coverage falls outside my knowledge, but that's more problem, rather than the magazine's. There are still some iffy bits of translations, but the content is otherwise good.

Let's get going. 

Cover   
A nice cover image, and a good run down of what's in the issue.               
                1
               
Inside Front Cover          
Battle Foam ad 
                0
               
Letter From The Editor 
As the first issue proper issueof 2013 (yes, I know I'm behind, but this is Feb/March issue, so give me some leeway)) this editorial focuses on the future of the mag.         
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Contents            
                1
               
News Splash Page          
I'm still see these as a loss of a page, but like the way Ravage is divided up.         
                0
               
Descent 2nd Ed Review
A four page review of the new edition of Decent, which gives fair coverage of the game, especially in relation to the previous version.            
                4
               
Sedition Wars Review   
This is a bit more wide ranging than most reviews, talking as it does about the Kickstarter that brought the game to the masses.               
                2
               
Anima Tactics Overview               
This article takes a look at some the factions within Anima Tactics focusing entirely on background (rather than how they play on the tabletop and the like)            
                1
               
Dreadball            
Jake Thornton takes a look at Dreadball from his standpoint as its designer, which is an interesting viewpoint to hear things from, as it's so rare.       
                2
               
Bushido - Temple Of Ro-Kan      
This article takes a look at the Temple Of Ro-Kan in detail on the tabletop, both as individual models and for building a force.               
                2
               
Horus Heresy Book One: Betrayal            
A remarkable balanced look at the huge tome, that covers many points.              
                2
               
Dropzone Commander 
There's a big chunk of this article pulled straight from the Hawk Wargames site, which seems a bit of a cheat, that starts with a wide look at the game, and then focuses down to look at collecting a Scourge force, reviewing the models, and detailing a few games.  
                3
               
Games Splash Page        
I'm going to run through this section fairly quickly, as it's a series of exclusive scenarios, and there's little I can say about them, being unfamiliar with many of the systems            
                0
               
Dust Tactics Scenario     
                2
               
Zombicide Scenario        
                2
               
Battle For Albaster         
A bit of an oddity, that not only includes a scenario, but also a mini summary of the game, background and painting advice.               
                2
               
Mercs Campaign Scenarios, Chapter Three and Four      
                5
               
Hobby Splash Page         
                0
               
Painting Guide - Morat Raicho   
A odd article, that talks about itself a bit much, before getting into 3 pages of photos going stage by stage though painting the model, mainly by airbrush, but seems lacking in detail.          
                2
               
Dust Tactics - Hades In 3D            
A piece on building a room terrain piece to use in Dust, in this case a sewer. It suffers from not having a large picture of the finished piece, but otherwise there are interesting things to take away.               
                2
               
Eden: Abandoned Warehouse Diorama
A remarkable detailed diorama, that's all the more astounding, for using walls made from hand drawn bricks.    
                3
               
Mercs Advert   
                0
               
Reclaiming The Sularian Gate - Duel        
A step by step piece of following the creation of an impressive entry into the French 2012 Golden Daemon.       
                4
               
Elvish Base From A To Z
Focused, as the title suggests, on a quite magnificent base, this piece covers a lot of ground, from trees to home made roofing structures.         
                4
               
Skarrd Abomination: Step be step           
Three pages take the model from fresh out the box to finished, with a focus on the base, and construction.       
                3
               
Community Splash Page              
                0
               
Steampunk Files              
An expansive six page piece that touches on Steampunk in its many media forms, especially, but not limited to its tabletop incarnations      
                6
               
Quirkworthy's Ramblings             
A page taking the bull by the horns and dealing with the harsh decisions needed when you have too many games/armies.               
                1
               
Dreadball Ad     
                0
               
Ravage Ad          
                0
               
Dark Age Teaser              
                0
               
Back Cover         
Infinity Campaign Paridiso Ad      
                0
               
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This is the best score I've given Ravage, even with number of 0s (I'll double check my scoring is consistent tomorrow). 

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