Wargaming Week 17/09/18

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 10th through to the 16th of September.

BLOG STUFF

This week’s post saw a triumphant return to battle reports with a Humvee ambush in Bazistan. Turns out, people really like battle reports.

There is always a little bit of stress when writing and then running games at the club, always a concern that I’ve written something no one Hobby, wants to play. Luckily, this game was an absolute banger – being able to have two players on each side and run it as a DM meant it was much easier to introduce new players to the game and get the tension up between the different elements. Using a double sized board also really helped to improve the spectacle as well. 

Having managed to get a game in, I’m really looking forward to running something else in a few weeks.

NEWS

First up we have some more MDF buildings. Now, I’m stuck firmly in the Middle East/East Africa until I’ve painted up all the buildings I have but I couldn’t help but take a look at these South East Asian buildings from Dragonfrog Games. Never used the company but they look really good, perfect for anyone wanting to do Vietnam or anything else in that region.

One thing I love about following wargaming sculptors is how differently they handle some problems I have when collecting. Flytrap Factory decided he needed some more operators for his team from Spectre (which he’d been converting along the way) and so simply banged out a really nice pair of low profile/deniable operators covered in all the kit they might need. Having had some of his figures before, it’s really cool to see these guys designed to fit in with the Spectre style of figure. I’m also a massive fan of this style of operator (kitted up but not rolling in Crye Precision) so I can’t wait to see them all painted up and on the table.

Okay. Spectre, in their continuing quest to make me talk about their range every week, came out this Friday with a literal pile of new releases. First up they have a new site which should make it a little easier to navigate their ranges. My favourite change is the fact vehicles are now split out into several sections rather than just a massive list.

Now let’s talk about the new items. First up the big stuff and something I can see a lot of people buying even for non-Spectre vehicles. We finally have someone producing remote weapon stations to add to your vehicles, giving them a nice upgrade to bring them kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. As well as the full-size systems (that also includes a smoke grenade launcher) for the M2, MK 47 and M240, there is also a smaller version designed for mounting on lighter vehicles.

The big thing for me is the arrival of the GAU-19. I think this gun is mad – a three-barrelled Gatling gun firing .50BMG, this really is the gun you need to kill everyone in the target zone and whoever is directly past them. I’m really looking forward to getting this in a scenario and on the table.

This image also shows another upgrade, the rack of fuel cans on the side of the vehicle. The pack also includes a seat for the rear gunner, ideal for making the SF vehicle a bit more comfortable. The main surprise from this release is another HMV addon, the spare wheel frame. It’s a simple addition, but I can’t wait to put it on my vehicles.

Finally, there are three new turret gunners. These are designed for the HMV turrets, cut off at the knees. Each gunner is a different variation, letting you them your vehicles for either SOF troops, MENA Regulars (in a similar style to the existing squad) or a more generic style.

But that wasn’t all from Spectre this week. The long awaited Jungle supplement is finally out! It’s a really nice release, adding new rules for fighting under the triple canopy, additional support options more suited for the jungle and a complete campaign with a nice selection of missions. It’s going to be exciting to see what other supplements the Spectre team are working on.

But wait, there is more. At Colours this weekend, the crew behind A Few Brits and the Hobby , who also interviewed Spectre in a previous episode, were running a Spectre Operations demo game set on the island of Val Verde (yes, the Val Verde where every action hero of the 1980s earned their stripes). With the CIA and Navy SEALs taking on the Cartel, it looks incredible. You can find lots of pictures on their facebook group.

Also interesting were a few new Cartel figures spotted on the table. These guys are definitely on the gangbanger side of the Cartel range but have come to the table with some serious firepower. As well as some SMGs and assault rifles, there looks like one figure with an M249. But more importantly, the guy on the left has something with slab sides and a drum mag – it can only be my room clearer of choice, the AA-12 automatic shotgun. Not sure when these guys are coming out but knowing my luck it’s going to be next weekend.

PURCHASES

Coming out of the next month’s hobby budget, I’m picking up a few new items to form the next stage of Project Humvee

  • Remote Weapon systems – first round is the M2 and M240 in full-size mounts.
  • The GAU-19 – I don’t think I need to say why I need this
  • A SOF turret gunner – I’ve already said I’m cautious about adding gunners to my Humvees as it limits which factions they can be used with but the SF M2 is only going to be used by guys in fast helmets.
  • A MENA regular turret – It’s time to give the locals some firepower. Turret Alfa, a MENA turret gunner and DsHK will be a good start.

The other thing is it’s time to re-up my spray paint for building work. I need more grey and texture paint seeing as I have 5 more buildings to paint.

HOBBY

For the first time in a while, I actually managed to write a scenario that only needed one new figure painting. Although the SPG-9 was not 100% successful in game, it was a fun set to paint. The spotter was just sat there waiting to be painted as well and so I just rolled on and got them both done.

The main thing for this week was obviously preparation for Thursday’s game. As much as I love Skirmish Sangin, writing your own scenarios can end up being a lot of busy work,

On the weekend, I finally grew tired of the MDF sat on my sofa and broke out the spray cans to continue work on Project B-Town. Having seen how much I have left to do, I’m modifying my style slightly to make things quicker. More details coming soon.

After Thursday’s losses, I think its time for the Aden Defence Force to get it’s act together and invest in some protected patrol vehicles. In other words, I need to get off my ass and finish painting the pair of Foxhounds I picked up from Evil Bear Wargames. I’m also going to take this opportunity to add some stowage to them. Come back on Friday to see what I’m doing with them.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 10/09/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 3rd through to the 9th of September.

BLOG STUFF

Last week saw two posts! Wednesday’s post on the new stowage available from Spectre was completely unplanned – I wasn’t expecting the new kit to arrive on time. However, seeing as I was about to stick some of it onto my new vehicle, I thought I might as well quickly get something written about it.

The main post though was a short one looking at the latest Humvee to be added to the project. Despite the minor problems I mentioned, I’m really happy with getting this vehicle ready and on the table.

NEWS

This week has been a little quieter than the last couple. First up, the painter currently working on the White Dragon Miniatures Quad Bikes has been teasing some more and shown off one of the vehicles WIP. They are looking really good and I’m now feeling incredibly bad about not painting my guys up.

Spectre continues to tease. This week, they have shown off another weapon system to mount on your Humvee. This is a GAU-19, a .50 BMG firing rotary cannon which is going to be a nightmare to go up against. It combines the high rate of fire of a rotary cannon with the hitting power of a HMG. Looks like I’ve found the next part of Project Humvee

PURCHASES

Nothing! The last few weeks has taken a big chunk out of the budget so a week off was a nice change.

HOBBY

As you might expect, I was working on the latest Humvee this week! This was basically the same painting task as my last few vehicles so it only took an evening of work to get it painted.

The main hobby task though was writing. I’m creating the scenario for next week’s game to get these vehicles on the board. In addition, we’re going to try out a new injury system to save having to keep track of HP values. The next game is going to be really exciting.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 03/09/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 27th of August through to the 2nd of September.

BLOG STUFF

First up saw a trip to South Africa with a Boer War battle report. It was a fun game to play and a neat diversion to write up. When I get some more, you may see a rise in these battle reports as I join in with more of the games at the club.

The main post this week was looking at the next stage in Project Humvee, actually painting up the first two. I had a really good time just getting them sorted and now they are finished, I can’t wait to get them on the board. Unfortunately, I seemed to have forgotten to order the key component for the third Humvee (the FLIR setup) so it looks like I won’t have to time to get it ready before Friday – you’ll just have to wait for the battle report on the 14th.

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NEWS

Sarissa Precision has released another kit as part of the North Africa range. Obviously inspired partially by the wave of Western Desert fever (thanks to the recent Bolt Action releases), the new building is inspired by the actual El Alamein train station. As well as standing in for that, I could see using it for modern day MENA situations. With a few tweaks, it could be used as a gatehouse for a larger compound. This is definitely one on my list once I’ve finished the buildings I have.

Big news from Knights of Dice! My favourite range from them, Tabula Rasa Desert Buildings has extended with four new buildings. These are a new style, giving you a set of more urban villas with multiple floors, rooms and balconies to fight over. Much like the rest of the range, all these buildings are basic shells, ready for you to add all the air con units and other details you will need.

Of course, the even bigger news is the first of the apartment blocks. We’ve seen the basic design being prototyped but this is the first release. A small two storey setup, this building contains multiple floors and access points which should make it perfect for games trying to model fighting room to room.

Both these sets are currently released and up on the Knights of Dice store. I’m going to wait until Shiny Games get them in stock and I actually get some more buildings painted and on the table.

As well as releasing a merchandise range, Spectre brought out the updated Russian Operators previewed over the last few weeks. With the updated equipment, these figures are ideal for showing Russian SOF on operations abroad. The squad pack is an ideal starting point for any modern collection, giving you six operators, with a variety of equipment to augment the classic assault rifle and body armour, including thermal optics, secondary weapons like a grenade launcher or suppressed SMG and the medium machine gun. On top of the squad, you also can add more long range firepower to fit your team for the required situation – this can either be by adding more suppression (with an LMG or MMG with backpack ammo) or more precision (via the marksman or sniper rifles).

PURCHASES

I really did try to resist but the new range of Spetsnaz guys are ideal for an alternative SOF force to match up against the Task Force Operators (especially as I was in the process of writing a SF vs SF scenario). So I’ve picked up the squad pack as well as the additional support operators, which should be perfect for some missions I have planned. Now to pick a paint scheme.

I also added the missing items I needed for Humvee 3.

HOBBY

Painting Humvees was the main hobby action this week, although it took much less time than expected. After having hit them with the undercoat, it was just one evening of work (assisted by watching Black Hawk Down) to get them both ready for action. I am tempted to possibly go back and do some highlighting work but I shall have to see.

Next step was finally finishing off assembling my Space Marines. There will be a longer post coming soon where I’ll talk more about this process but it’s been a nice change of pace assembling multi-part plastic kits. On the other hand, I think actually building some Primaris marines has broken me on the older figures – putting the two next to each other just makes the original tactical marines look like children rather than superhuman warriors.

And then I got to play some games! While delivering a box full of Orks to my gaming buddy in York, we managed to get in a game of Killteam. My five recently assembled Deathwatch marines (clad in finest undercoat) took on a horde of Orks while trying to rescue the downed pilot. Both of us failed to use any tactics but with multiple specialists on the field (as well as the Deathwatch’s special ammo rules), there was plenty of bloodletting. The small board size makes combat pretty brutal. Overall, it’s a neat game, perfect for playing with a beer or two and I can’t wait to get some more games in.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 27/08/18

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 20th through to the 26th of August.

BLOG STUFF

This week’s post was all about the GRU OPERATIVES currently available from Spectre. I really like this range although the promise of new figures were just the kick I needed to get them finished off. I’m definitely going to plan some more missions using these guys.

The older figures I think could do with a repaint – it’s a nice feeling to see how much I’ve improved since I first painted them in 2015 (back when my photo taking was even worse). Fingers crossed I can tweak the paint jobs without stripping them entirely

NEWS

Special Artisan Service Miniatures now has a UK stockist in the form of Infamous JT. You can find the various SASM products at their site.

For people looking for some Chinese focused figures, there is currently a kickstarter running. Offering a lot of CAD designed female PLA forces, this could be an interesting project. Not for me (seeing as I’m not working on a Chinese force) but you can find the project at on Kickstarter

Red Vector, whose buildings’ have looked at previously, has just finished a move and is now back to his usual tricks. I also think he’s up to some madness as he’s announced a cargo ship (inspired by the picture) coming soon. He’s mentioned it’s going to be 5ft long which is one hell of a centrepiece. If you’re looking for a way to use this, it will be perfect for one of the scenarios in Plausible Deniability.

Table Top Tactical Simulations have shown off the painted version of their Flat Bed HEMTT truck. As you can see it looks pretty great, although it is only 1/56 rather than my preferred 1/50. By the sounds of it this will avaliable for pre-order soon, with delivery aimed for the fourth quarter.

Okay so this week we have had a pile of new updates from Spectre. First up, lets kick off with some releases! Friday evening saw a pile of new stuff, including the stowage that has been previewed before (such as earlier this week). Rather than the previously released single pack, the stowage has been broken out into smaller themed sets, letting you pick up elements you need. It also adds some new items, like the Javelin rounds and some bergens (including the return of some from the old SAS Recon Patrol). The only items missing are the sand tracks but Spectre have said they will be coming soon. Additionally, these packs are now being cast in resin rather than metal, which may help to fix supply concerns.

These packs (Launchers, Coolers and Fuel, Containers and Ammo, Bergens and Daysacks, and Comms And Countermeasures) are available now on the Spectre site

Just as I published my article on all the Russian figures available from Spectre, they decided to release a brand new pack! Luckily these guys are FSB rather than GRU so would have missed the cut anyway (at least, thats the excuse I’m going for).

This killteam is dressed up for covert action but the guns are anything but. All the weapons designed for defeating body armour, from suppressed ASh-12.7 bulpup assault rifles to heavy hitting suppressed pistols. I really like these guys – with balaclavas and civilian clothing (as well as the massive rifles) they are perfect for shenanigans. Also the baseball cap + ear defenders look makes anyone cool. They match the same pricing as other squad packs and you can find them on the Spectre site when you’re ready to kick some doors.

Finally Spectre put up their Q&A video! As well as showing off the wall of cool in their office, they also managed to answer plenty of questions, drop a pile of hints and even fit in plenty of interrupting dog. If you want a hint of what’s coming next from Spectre, it’s well worth a watch!

PURCHASES

No pictures but you can probably guess what got in my cart from Spectre. As well as the FSB kill team, I also grabbed a few other bits for building Humvee 3. This is going to be a regular Humvee (with the sloped back) and with an automatic grenade launcher up top, as well as the FLIR camera from the new stowage. Of course, I’ve also grabbed the rest of the stowage so I can make them look a bit more used. And of course… the minigun was back in stock so I just had to add it to the cart.

Also not technically purchases but one of my friends has been cleaning out his old warhammer collection. While I mule the bulk of it to my wargames buddy in York, I did get a chance to pick a few figures out for my own collection. I was able to resist the pile of easy fit Space Marines (as they are tiny compared to the Primaris) but I couldn’t help but pick up the Dreadnought, some easy fit Termiantors and (a figure I’ve wanted since he first appeared) the downed pilot figure from Battle of Macragge box. The pilot is going to be a great character for Kill Team (possibly as an objective marker) while the others could be fun to house rule into Kill Team. For when things go very wrong.

HOBBY

I managed to get some wargaming in this week! A quick trip to the wargames club saw me tempted in by a dusty plain and so I found myself in control of some of the Boers as the horde of the British Empire appeared on the horizon. I’m going to do a write up on Wednesday as I have quite a few pictures and it gives me a chance to talk about “The Men Who Would Be Kings” and playing pre-WW2 wargames.

In terms of actual hobby work, it’s mainly been moving things forward. I assembled a few more Primaris marines for Killteam but most of the work has been on the Humvees. You’ll see more in this week’s post but I’ve finally broken out the paint.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 20/08/18

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 13th through to the 19th of July.

BLOG STUFF

This week’s post was another part of Building A Force, this time looking at support for Irregular Forces. This articles are really handy on weeks when I’m busier than usual so expect a few more before the end of the year.

NEWS

The Assault Group this week released a new range. Well, a new range for them. Consisting of three sets (and two freebies), this range appears (based on comments on the news post) to be a re-release of a previous range. Unusually for TAG, these are sculpted by eBob and stand a little smaller than most modern figures. However, they present an alternative option for players wanting to play the Chinese for the mid 2000s.

Picture from Dwartist’s Painting Blog

The White Dragon Miniatures quad bikes are getting closer. Dwartist has received their quads and will soon be working his magic on them. As you can see in the picture, and as you’d expect from the Courage in Contact range, there are multiple variations of cargo and rider giving you plenty of customisation options. More details on them as it comes in.

PURCHASES

Nothing this week, still busy painting things.

Saving my pennies to pick up another Humvee from Spectre once the gunners and new stowage becomes available. I’ll probably also grab one of the new Luxury SUVs at the same time.

HOBBY

Main task this week was getting the pile of releases from Salute finally based up and undercoated. It took me a while to get all the figures based up (the bikes and carts causing problems) and then they have sat for months waiting for me to sit down and add the basing material. Having a slow evening I broke out the extended version of Gladiator, a box of sand and started applying the PVA glue.

I’m also carrying on painting the Russians – I just have to remind myself how to paint SURPAT. Luckily there are only 9 figures to paint and most of the post is already mostly written so expect some thoughts on Friday!


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 13/08/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 6th through to the 12th of August.

BLOG STUFF

On a roll from the week before, last week’s post was taking a look the US Army range from Empress. This is a range that I’ve been building up as part of a platoon project, ready for larger games and complete with various support elements. It’s not 100% finished so you might be seeing a few more US Army guys being painted up.

NEWS

We have a new arrival this week in the news. Black Site Studio produce pre-painted MDF building kits and this week pre-orders have gone up for a small bank. This grabbed my attention, mainly due to the various materials used and the detail available. The layout should be familiar for those used to hearing about a broken down POS drill and I think this kit could be great for those whose modern gaming is more “small town USA” rather than the middle east.

The day is finally here! Tiny Terrain has released the figures from the first Chechnyan War kickstarter. Seven packs of Chechens and five packs of Russians gives you a selection of figures to pickup (although I have heard they can be a little RPG heavy) and all are in Igor’s great sculpting style. You can pick them up from the site at https://tinyterrainmodels.wordpress.com/ .

Spectre had another lapse in the OPSEC and have shown off a new preview of an upcoming range. Having already been glimpsed in the background of some previous preview images, they can now finally reveal that the upcoming figures are some updated Spetsnaz. These guys are based off more modern photos of the Russian SF in action abroard and are armed with various versions of the AK12 along with PKP MMGs. If you look closely you can see some really nice detail on the clothing and webbing kit. However, my favourite feature has to be the backpack ammo feed on one of the MMG users. I don’t know why but its just so dangerously sci-fi. Seeing as these guys are full sculpted (and in a reasonable number for a release) they will be coming pretty soon.

In unrelated news, guess who is rushing to finish the pile of Spectre Russians sat on his desk. Expect a range impressions in the next few weeks.

But that wasn’t all! This week also saw Spectre tease and then release a new Luxury SUV for their civilian vehicle range. This is a nice counterpart to the other SUVs that Spectre have sold, giving a different style that will make telling the good guys in SUVs apart from the bad guys in SUVs. I’m looking forward to picking one up the next time I order from them.

If you’re wanting your own, you can find it on the Spectre site.

Yep, it’s that time of year! The Great Wargaming Survey is back for 2018, letting WSS know just what the wargaming public want to play and be in the hobby doing. As always, you get a 15% discount from Karwansary once you finish the survey and you can also enter to possibly win some prizes. As you might expect, Ultramoderns is normally quite far down the chart so lets see if we can change that this year.

You can find the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SBKF8L

PURCHASES

Nothing wargames related – much more focused on getting my way through the lead pile!

HOBBY

The big thing this week was finishing off the US Army figures. As you can see from the collection above, I have two full squads, a command element and a few support teams (such as the EOD guys or the spare fireteam. I’m tempted to pick up another pack so I can have the total of three squads (while pulling the squad leader out of the EOD team).

The next step for making this almost platoon size will be picking up another set of Strkyers to carry the rest of the platoon.

If you’ve been following the blog you know I’ve been busy with work reccently. However, I took Thursday night off – this was both to have some relaxation during a busy time but also to remind the local wargames club I’m still alive and still like rolling the old dice. This time, I managed to jump into a game of Frostgrave. We played it in 15mm (ish) and I had a whale of a time. There were wizards controlling bears, there were henchmen being flung through portals and there was some classic multiplayer shenanigans. Overall it seemed like a great little game – so maybe I need to grab some more magicians for the dungeon delving project. 

So what’s now on the workbench? Well the Russians have moved up the list but I’m also wanting to clear some table space. I have a pile of things I haven’t got round to basing and undercoating yet so I did some utility tasks. I even broke out some greenstuff to tweak the Empress US Sniper in Crye gear.

I’m still deciding on the post for Friday but it might be time for another part in the Building A Force series.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 06/08/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 30th of July through to the 5th of August.

BLOG STUFF

This week’s main post was taking a look at Empress’s Strykers, in both ICV and MGS versions. These guys have been sat undercoated on to-do list for over a year but I just hadn’t got round to doing the final touches to them. Overall I really like them and I’m already thinking about picking up a few more as I get ready for turning the US Army troops into a platoon sized force.

Now I just have to get the other pair of vehicle sat on my workbench finished off…

This week also saw the first post of Side Project 1, covering me building the fantasy soldiers that will be going into the dungeon. It’s been a really nice change building plastic model kits and I’m tempted to go back and build some more adventurers and bad guys once I have the first batch painted up. I also need to work out what I’m going to do for the bases as my usual method won’t look really suitable for dank caves underground.

Also hello to all the new people joining ChargeBlog for the first time! I’ve started increasing how many sites I publish to so more people can see what I’m working on. Hope you all enjoy the site, the Something for the Weekend category is full of feature posts.

NEWS

Miniature Building Authority, who ran the successful kickstarter earlier this year for LMTV and FMTV trucks, have shown off the first glimpse of their HEMMETT. These look pretty sizeable and will come with a good range of cargo types including gun truck. Plan is to release in September with pre-order soon. There isn’t a huge number of trucks available for 28mm wargaming so these are worth keeping an eye on.

Crooked Dice don’t appear on here all the time but when they do it’s normally in style. They have just done a massive release for their upcoming Apoclypse setting including lots of stuff for setting up your vehicles for the harsh wasteland. Most of it is a bit too wastelandy for most modern settings but the stowage packs look just perfect for creating your SF vehicles. I really like the Landy above so might take a look at picking some stuff up for less military forces in Bazistan.

After much teasing the Cold War US from Under Fire Miniatures are now out. Three of the five packs are avaliable right now with two more (ATGM team and platoon command) coming soon. These are Under Fire’s usual standard of sculpting and I’m frantically trying to work out how I can justify picking up a set. Maybe its time to work on Zaiweibo’s army? They are up on Under Fire’s site so go take a look.

White Dragon continue to keep teasing us with more new releases. This time, it’s the quad bikes! I saw the prototype for these back at Chillcon and I know a lot of people are very excited for them. The fact they are now in white resin means these are very close to release. Keep an eye on White Dragon Miniatures for future updates.


Spectre Miniatures are hard at work on some new stuff but they drop a photos of some really tooled up vehicles. We’ve seen a preview of one of these vehicles before (the Humvee mothership at the back) but it’s great to see the different chassis all modded up. Most of the items are recognisable from the current stowage pack but there are a few items we haven’t seen before like the Javelin tube and FLIR camera. Expect more news coming soon. If you want some more pictures, a few close ups have been released on the Spectre Facebook group.

PURCHASES

Nothing – seriously!

HOBBY

As you might expect, the main thing this week was finish the Strykers off. It took me a grand total of an evening’s work to finish them off from the undercoat of green, just painting up the black elements, adding metal detailing and then dust for the final effect.

I’ve been busy with work for most of this week (meaning also that I ended up missing my local show Claymore on Saturday) so the rest of my hobby time has been pretty limited. However, I did fit in a little bit of time to put another pair of Space Marines together and start work on finishing off the pile of US Army guys sat on my desk. These guys should be the subject of this week’s post thanks to the relatively simple paint scheme – expect another Range Impressions soon.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Wargaming Week 30/07/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 23rd through to the 29th of July.

BLOG STUFF

July’s month of Range Impressions is over with one last post looking at the Bundswehr from Empress. Now technically this is an impressions piece but shush, it’s looking at plenty of figures so it counts. I am so glad I got these done – they have been sat on the workbench partially painted for a while but I just had to push myself to actually put some time aside to get ready to do the camo. Having my holiday week off really helped refresh my joy of painting.

It’s been a while since I last reminded everyone of various links to other ChargeBlog things. I’m relatively active on various platforms so often you’ll see WIP elsewhere that you might not see here.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChargeDog
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chargeblog/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChargeBlog/

Lead Adventure Threads:
Modern: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=97949.0
Fantasy: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=110960.0

NEWS

White Dragon Miniatures are now showing off their next set of releases – some Taliban OPFOR for your Brits to fight. I quite like the look of these – there is some nice variety in the figures in terms of headgear and clothing. I’m looking forward to seeing them come out.

Tiny Terrain also some news promising releases coming soon! It’s finally time for the figures that were part of the Chechen War kickstarter (sculpted by Igor) to be available to the general public. Keep an eye on their facebook page and website for when they go live.

Finally, by the time you read this the LAV-III pre-order from Full Battle Rattle will be over. Standby for final update soon.

PURCHASES

I bought something for side project 2. Kill Team fever is in full effect. I grabbed a box of Intercessors and the Deathwatch details pack to get my kit started. I also grabbed the digital version of the rules and spent Saturday morning in bed reading up on it.

HOBBY

Obviously the main thing this week was getting the Germans finished off. I actually covered most of the painting in the post itself so time to talk about other things.

Wait these aren’t modern guys. I got all of my Frostgrave soldiers built up and ready to talk about. If you look closely you can see I had a good time using bits from the Cultists and Barbarians frames on the soldier bodies. More details in a post on Side-Project Wednesday

No, hang on these aren’t modern either. On a roll from the plastic glue, I ended up assembling a chunk of the box of Intercessors. These marines are definitely a bit more involved than the old Space Marines but look so much better. Except a post coming soon about these guys and Kill Team.

I also got some paint onto the Strykers that have been sat on my desk for over a year. It would be nice to get these things ready soon so when I get back to wargaming I can get an armoured convoy out.


That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!