Its Product Review time here at 2Ton Studios, and this month I will be reviewing the newly released Angry Sheep from Iron Box Games. Angry Sheep retails for $24.99 and you can pick your copy up from direct from Iron Box Games.

What you get for $24.99
7 White Sheep dice, 1 Black Sheep die, 35 White Sheep tokens, 1 Black Sheep token... all contained in a handy tube and super STURDY dice cup. You also get the rules of course and the rules are so short and simple that they take all of half a page.

Game Play
The rules for Angry Sheep are super simple and after a quick read we were off an playing. We did keep the rules handy so we could reference what the different images on the dice actually mean, but after a few turns you quickly pick up on what is what.

For our first game it was just two of us playing to get the hang of things and we played through a full game in like 30 minutes. So it plays fairly quickly unless you start using strategy and the dice gods decide to mock you then the game can last a little longer. And I say this cause a later game that we played where we added another family member into the Sheep fueled chaos we were at it for like 45 minutes or so but for the most of the game is was trading sheep back and forth. Still it was a lot of fun.

So it plays quick and it is a ton of fun to play. The more people you have involved in the game the more fun it can be. Also adding more people to the game (up to  the max of 4) depending on your game group you can learn interesting ways to screw over your neighbors to try to get all the sheep and win the game. With the three of us playing the goal was to get to 16 sheep and not be the holder of the black sheep and that is harder than it sounds.

Now I did have a couple rules questions that came up while we were playing but we were just having so much fun passing sheep around that we decided just to keep playing and that I would email Iron Box my rules questions later.

Now you ask "what if I have more than 4 people that want to play?"
The first answer that you might think of is just buy a second set and put the 2 sets together. Well this might be okay but here is what I suggest... just be patient because rumor has it that the crew over at Iron Box games are already working on rules for larger games as well as a "Sack O  Sheep" expansion that should be along shortly.

My Overall Impression of the game.
Angry Sheep has been a well thought out game. My family has found it to be very enjoyable even for those that are not regular gamers like myself. The packaging is rather genius and the fact that it does not take up much space it could easily fit into a backpack or other game bag. It is even a game that I would take to a coffee shop or other establishment like that to sit down and play and show its fun to new people. This is a game that I think should be in just about every home there is because it is a fun game and it is fun to get the family involved in. So if you are looking for a fun game that does not take long to learn or to play I highly recommend picking up a copy of this game. So start bugging your local game stores to carry this wonderful game and any expansions to come, and if that doesn't work you can get it direct from Iron Box.

Thats right people... I got my hands on one of these little gems. As some of you may know not only am I a commission painter and hobby blog writer I am also a member of the Privateer Press Press Gang. And this past year was the 10th anniversary for Warmachine and for the Press Gang. Well Mr. Will Hungerford our Quartermaster and the rest of the crew from Privateer Press set out to do something cool for the members of the Press Gang. That something cool was to come up with an alternate sculpt just for us.

For me this piece means coolness and competition so I decided that I needed to pull out all the stops and give this model the best paint job I have ever given a model before. And this also means that I had to make him look better than the standard Gorman that I have in my Khador army. This whole project was going to be a challenge so off to work I went.

The first hurdle for me was how am I going to base the model... well he is a pirate themed sculpt so he need to be on the wood planking of the deck of a pirate ship. And me wanting to do something more competition minded I decided that I would use a Resin Display Plinth that I picked up from Secret Weapon miniatures about a year ago. I was going to use it for a different project if I ever got around to it... but Pirate Gorman deserved it more.

So with the wood planking all laid out and lined up so that the gaps between the boards lined up on both the removable base and the display plinth. I set about scoring a wood grain into the planks and I just simply stained the boards using Sewer Water wash also from Secret Weapon Miniatures.

Now onto Pirate Gorman himself.

I set about painting him using mostly Reaper Master Series paints triads and I just thinned them down even further than they already are so that I would be working in more thinner layers so I could try to achieve more of a subtle color modulation. The blue on the cloak took over an hour by itself for example. I also decided to use a little OSL for the green glow on some of his alchemical grenades that he carries.

So I really took my time with this model cause I wanted him to look good and I wanted to show off more of what I could do on single models and not just bulk painting. I am super pleased with how well this model turned out. And I think he will serve his desired purpose very well.

Reflex Servitors... or Convergence landmines as I like to refer to them.

This is part of that me getting caught up on posting pictures of my painted Convergence models since I was a little behind on posting things up.

These little buggers are fun and fast to paint. The choice for basing on these really looks good with the all the silver and gold that the models have on them. This is it for the back log of photos on this project. I don't know when I will get back to the Convergence models or what the next part to get painted will be yet... but just sit tight... Convergence are still coming.

Trying to get caught up on the posts of my projects and my Convergence was something that I thought I was all caught up on for progress posts on that project. As it turns out I have a couple things that I finished going back to Nov/Dec that I never posted pictures of.

Well here we go... up first is the PP event only piece which is the Steelsoul Keg Protector.

Now that we are past the holidays I am starting to get a clearer picture of what to expect over the next few "frozen" weeks of January.

There is a Ravenwing commission that is supposed to be arriving sometime in the next week or so, and it is one that should keep me busy for a couple weeks as it is like 40 bikes. Not to bad but something that should be fun and will break up the routine a little. BUT until that arrives I am going to be working on a piece that is going to serve as a show piece I think. I can't say what the piece is yet but I can hint at the fact that it is Pirate themed.

On the personal project front I still have the Convergence to work on and I also have some Trollblood stuff that I might have to sneak into the queue even though I haven't sold the Circle Orboros army yet. And speaking of which I really do need to get that army sold so I can openly work on the trolls and also free up some storage real estate. So if you are interested in beautifully painted Circle army that as it sits is a 65 points and has 2 sets of tokens please drop me a line. I really do need to sell it.