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Wargaming Week 23/04/2018

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 16th through to the 22nd of April. BLOG STUFF Another two post week. Wednesday’s post was recapping Salute complete with the usual pile of pictures – as you might guess, it’s done pretty well in terms of views. Friday’s update then looked at Osprey’s latest book as part … Continue reading Wargaming Week 23/04/2018

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Impressions: Osprey New Vanguard Technical

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The historical wargaming hobby has many aspects to it for people to enjoy. One of the aspects I particularly like is learning the period as it’s a great way to learn tactics, be inspired for scenarios and find references for paint schemes. When looking for information, one of my favourite places to start is Osprey … Continue reading Impressions: Osprey New Vanguard Technical

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Salute 2018 Trip Report

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute is the largest wargames show in the UK and, for me, a chance to visit London, see the sights, catch up with other wargamers and then escape within 24(ish) hours with a bag full of lead and future plans made. Since going to my first in 2015 as I rejoined the hobby, I’ve eagerly … Continue reading Salute 2018 Trip Report

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Wargaming Week 16/04/2018

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 9th through to the 15th of April. BLOG STUFF Last week’s post was looking at Warlord Games’s Project Z Spec Ops box. These guys had to be looked at as they are a unique set amongst the primarily metal and resin alternatives. Overall I wasn’t that impressed but I … Continue reading Wargaming Week 16/04/2018

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Impressions: Project Z Spec Ops

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

As a rule, most modern wargaming figures are either metal or resin. Due to the relative niche amount of interest in ultramodern wargaming, it’s never really made financial sense to release plastic multi-part kits. There is however one place where a modern wargamer may find some suitable figures. Of course, it’s inside the subject matter … Continue reading Impressions: Project Z Spec Ops

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Wargaming Week 09/04/2018

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 2nd through to the 8th of April. BLOG STUFF Last week was a twofer, covering Evil Bear’s Combat Drones and Sarissa Precision’s Colonial buildings. I’m really excited about getting both of these products on the table so watch this space! The plan for this week is to have … Continue reading Wargaming Week 09/04/2018

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Initial Impressions: Sarissa Precision North Africa / Colonial

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

When most people look for terrain to fill their MENA board, the first thought goes to the classic adobes. Although these mud brick buildings (and their variations) are found throughout the region, there are all sorts of other buildings suitable for the tabletop. For a while, Sarissa Precision have had a range of colonial buildings … Continue reading Initial Impressions: Sarissa Precision North Africa / Colonial

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Impressions: Evil Bear Wargames Combat Support Drones

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The line between Sci-fi and Ultramodern for wargamers is sometimes a very thin line. With the rise of drones from things flying high above to smaller ones that fit in the palm of your hand, it’s highly likely at some point you’ll want to add a robot with a machine gun to your game (similar … Continue reading Impressions: Evil Bear Wargames Combat Support Drones

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Wargaming Week 02/04/2018

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 26th of March through to the 1st of April. BLOG STUFF Last week we took a look at Spectre’s Green Berets pack. This was a little delayed due to a broken barrel but luckily Spectre’s great support got me a replacement sent out ASAP. Overall they were a … Continue reading Wargaming Week 02/04/2018

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Impressions: Spectre Green Beret Jungle Ops

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

One thing that Spectre have always focused on is providing a range of models that bang up to date, backed with careful research to get the exact details right. Their latest release continues this trend, bringing us the Green Beret Jungle Ops, a new team of American Special Forces developed with the assistance of a … Continue reading Impressions: Spectre Green Beret Jungle Ops

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Wargaming Week 26/03/2018

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 19th through to the 25th of March. BLOG STUFF Last week was a two post week and felt like the M-ATV special. On Wednesday we took a look at vehicle itself (along with a few tweaks I did to it) before following it up with a new Skirmish Sangin … Continue reading Wargaming Week 26/03/2018

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Battle Report – “Climb To Glory” – Skirmish Sangin

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This week’s battle report takes us back to Bazistan. The last few battles have been pretty Special Forces heavy so this time we’re going to get the regulars on the table. This is also a chance to play some Skirmish Sangin without a giant plane sat across most of the table. Anyway, on with the … Continue reading Battle Report – “Climb To Glory” – Skirmish Sangin

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Impressions: Empress M-ATV

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

One key symbol of the Ultramodern era has been the rise of Mine Resistant vehicles. As improvised explosive device usage increased in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the classic Humvee and Land Rover became unsafe for use by troops on patrol. The MRAP program worked to fix this, creating a selection of vehicles that able to … Continue reading Impressions: Empress M-ATV

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Wargaming Week 19/03/2018

Posted on March 19th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 11th through to the 18th of March. BLOG STUFF This week’s post is took a look at 4Ground’s truly titanic Pylon. This wasn’t the post I originally planned to release but unfortunately I managed to lose the recently repaired barrel on one of the Spectre Green Beret guys and … Continue reading Wargaming Week 19/03/2018

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Impressions: 4Ground Pylon

Posted on March 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Sometimes, you buy some practical MDF buildings that are used every game. Things like adobes or french farmhouses or other staples whose presence is almost mandated on every game board. However, once in a while you spot something while surfing the web that cries out as something a little special. True, it may not get … Continue reading Impressions: 4Ground Pylon

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Wargaming Week 12/03/2018

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 5th through to the 11th of March. BLOG STUFF Last week saw two posts, looking at the latest changes to the demo game and then finished off by looking at the new Eureka Modern Brits in Osprey kit. The “two post process” seems to have worked out this time … Continue reading Wargaming Week 12/03/2018

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Impressions: Eureka Modern British

Posted on March 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

One of the first projects that got me into wargaming was building up a platoon of Brits ready for operations. These inital guys were from Empress and, I’ve got to say, it’s a pretty definitive range if you’re wanting to play battles from 2010 onwards. However, the War on Terror saw some pretty major changes … Continue reading Impressions: Eureka Modern British

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Operation Dragon’s Hoard: March Update

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Last month saw Vapnartak and the first run of Operation Dragon’s Hoard for 2018. As you can see from my last post, there were one or two things I wanted to tweak after that run. Originally the plan was to spend the rest of February prepping the game ready for its run at Hammerhead and … Continue reading Operation Dragon’s Hoard: March Update

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Wargaming Week 05/03/2018

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 26th of February through to the 4th of March. BLOG STUFF Last week saw an exclusive first look at a new product on the market, Supreme Littleness Design’s new Tower Block setup. Its been really cool seeing the prototypes come out of Mike’s lab as he’s been working on … Continue reading Wargaming Week 05/03/2018

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Impressions: Supreme Littleness Designs – Tower Block

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the joys of ultramoderns is that almost anything can be used as the back drop. Thanks to the vast variety of terrain in the world, anything from medieval Arab buildings to pulp era Brownstones, the possibilities are endless. One thing that I haven’t seen is modern buildings under construction. The combination of steel … Continue reading Impressions: Supreme Littleness Designs – Tower Block

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Wargaming Week 26/02/2018

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 19th through to the 25th of February. BLOG STUFF Last week saw two posts go up, looking at two items from Empress’s catalogue. Wednesday’s post (the first of the new shorter style) covered their US Stowage pack while Friday’s went in depth with the GAZ Tigr model. If … Continue reading Wargaming Week 26/02/2018

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Impressions: Empress GAZ Tigr

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So far, nearly all the vehicles I’ve covered on the site have been either of Western origins or some form of technical. However, my regular OPFOR have been needing some vehicles to back them up. Where better to start than the GAZ Tigr, available in 28mm scale from Empress. The Tigr is a infantry mobility … Continue reading Impressions: Empress GAZ Tigr

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Impressions: Empress US Stowage 1

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Time for a little extra post to push you on through the week! As I’m looking at finishing off a few modern US military vehicles, I decided to pick up a pack of Empress US Stowage 1 to make them look a bit more used and in action rather than factory fresh. Inside the bag … Continue reading Impressions: Empress US Stowage 1

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Wargaming Week 19/02/2018

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 12th through to the 18th of February. BLOG STUFF The post for this week was taking a look at Warhansa’s Spetsnaz squad. This wasn’t the article I had planned, but as soon as these figures arrived I just had to paint them and get them out. A bit … Continue reading Wargaming Week 19/02/2018

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Impressions: Warhansa Spetsnaz

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

When I started looking for new companies to buy models from and write about, there were some that jumped out to me straight away. Others, including today’s manufacturer Warhansa, were ones I had looked at but never seen a set that screamed for me to take a look. Checking the site at the start of … Continue reading Impressions: Warhansa Spetsnaz

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