Posts Tagged ‘28mm Gaming’

Gangs of Rome on YouTube

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Gangs of Rome has now been released, and as part of that, Footsore Miniatures have published a complete series of Overview videos on YouTube, explaining the various aspects of the game, and culminating with a complete battle report. I managed to grab a…

Miniature painting in 2017

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s fair to say that my painting output in 2017 has been somewhat sporadic. It started off well enough – I received a number of units for my Planetfall Terran Army for my birthday early in the year, so started off painting those. A Ground …

‘Rebel’ warband for Test of Honour

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

You may remember that back in September I painted a warband for the Test of Honour Warring States day with an Star Wars Imperial theme. Well, thanks to #hobbystreak I have finally managed to get my backside into gear and paint an opposing force for them. Keeping with the Star Wars theme, which was inspired by Tiny Hordes warbands for Ronin, it was time to paint the Rebel forces. As you might expect, the Rebel forces have the potential to be more character-heavy than the Imperial equivalent, and I wanted to give myself a few different build options when putting together a 24-point force. First off we have the rank-and-file Ashigaru. Spearmen are the foundation of most ToH forces, and I added Archers to provide some missile troops, but using older technology than the Imperials as befitting a Rebel force. The Sergeant is a good synergy with the Archer group, and the odd single Spearman simply gives you 1 point to play with when building your warband. I wanted to try something a little different (plus I wanted to slot in uniform paint for a Rebel pilot) so added a mounted archer to the warband – it’s quite expensive at 3 points, […]

Core Space – new sc-fi skirmish game launches on Kickstarter

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Core Space is the new sci-fi skirmish game from Battle Systems, which is currently funding on Kickstarter. Battle Systems have previously run four very successful kickstarter campaigns to produced ranges of their excellent card scenery sets for sci-fi, fantasy and post-apocalyptic settings. This time around they are once again offering a set of sci-fi scenery, but this time it’s one of the key components in a skirmish game. Given that terrain is a major part of many miniatures games, this seemed the natural next step for Battle Systems, and whilst offering terrain as part of a sci-fi skirmish game is nothing new, since this terrain is card rather than plastic, MDF or resin, you tend to get more for your money. Whilst card terrain is most definitely at the budget end of the market, the Battle Systems product is actually very good – and thus makes putting together large corridor systems (much loved by sci-fi gamers and fantasy dungeon crawlers alike) very affordable. The Core Space kickstarter campaign was launched with a set of beta-rules already available for download – the theme of the game appears to be freelance freighter crews attempting missions in order to try and make a living […]

Oathsworn Miniatures launch third Heroines in Sensible Shoes Kickstarter

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Oathsworn Miniatures have just launched their next kickstarter project – the third in their series on ‘Heroines in Sensible Shoes’. This time around, they have decided to concentrate on the non-human female characters. The first five have been sculpted, and they are looking to add a total of a dozen miniatures to the range.   The project has a funding goal of £1800, which it has already surpassed, and is running until the 12th November. You can find more information on the project hereFiled under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Fantasy Gaming

White Dragon Miniatures set to release 28mm Modern British Infantry

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I managed to grab a quick chat with Alan Crooks from White Dragon Miniatures whilst I was at the Derby Worlds show, and he showed me his new range of modern British Infantry that he is due to launch towards the end of this year. The range is called ‘Courage in Contact’, and is the start of a larger range that will include insurgents and other UN forces as the range expands. The British Infantry will have 44 packs, which will include Infantry in several different helment variants, plus poses for skirmishing and patrolling, and other variants with Bergens, berets etc – so this is likely to be a large range. Since Alan is an ex-soldier himself, he wanted to ensure that as well as kit accuracy, the poses of the figures are as realistic as possible. The samples he had on display at Derby looked really good indeed, so I’m looking forward to seeing more of these models.  Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Modern Ground War

28mm Chechen Wars Miniatures on Kickstarter

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Tiny Terrain Models have just launched a kickstarter project to fund a new range of 28mm miniatures – Chechen Wars. The miniatures have been sculpted by Igor Karpov and include Chechen Fighters and Russian VDV Recon Troops. The project has already reached its £1500 funding goal in the first day. The project is running until 22nd October, with delivery due for January 2018. You can find out more about this project on the Kickstarter page If you want to know more about Tiny Terrain Models, we interviewed Craig on the podcast back in March. You can find the show here…Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Modern Ground War

Review: Test of Honour Samurai Warband

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Rating: The Samuari Warband box set from Warlord Games is one of several expansions for Test of Honour. The box contains the following: 1 plastic sprue of Samurai (5 models) 2 plastic sprues of Ashigaru (10 models) 1 plastic sprue of Ashigaru Missile troops (5 models) 20 small bases 5 group bases 1 set of ‘Clan’ cards in an alternative colour to the main box (brown) I think it’s fair to say that the issues with this box set are many-fold, starting with the instructions: The assembly instruction leaflets (which are copies of those included in the main game) seem to have been put together by someone who has seen the model sprues, but doesn’t seem to have much idea about how the different parts were originally intended to be used with the models. As a result there are a number of issues with how models are constructed, including the now-infamous ‘heavy sword’ pose (Samurai incorrectly shown wielding a sword with a round bulb part way down the scabbard)  Ashigaru being shown wearing two swords etc. Whoever produced these seemed more intent on showing how each modelling option and accessory could be used on the miniatures, rather than taking notice […]

Test of Honour – Painting a warband for Warring States event

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s fair to say that my painting has been somewhat stalled over the past few months – I haven’t really done anything since building scenery for our ‘Kenneth’s Heroes’ project back in June. I’m hoping to correct that somewhat over the Autumn, and of course nothing concentrates the mind more than an approaching deadline – in my case, the Warring States Test of Honour Event, which is happening at Warlord Games HQ on the 30th September. i.e. Next weekend! When I attended the ToH boot camp earlier this year, I managed to borrow one of the Warlord shop armies, based on the excuse that I had broken my wrist so couldn’t have painted a force in time. I didn’t think that I could get away with the same excuse four months later, so I really had to get a warband painted. My initial thought was to use a fully mounted warband, using Takeda cavalry as my inspiration. I was almost committed to this – and had indeed purchased the Daimyo’s Retinue box set in order to get the mounted retainer cards – when I saw an article on the Tiny Hordes blog about him building a couple of retinues for Ronin, based […]

Of all the Kickstarters in all the world…

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Sally 4th have just launched a new Kickstarter to launch a range of 28mm Pulp miniatures based on a classic movie from the 1940’s The initial project is to fund the production of 3 packs of miniatures, which fit in all-to-well with one of Sally 4th’s existing MDF scenery packs. Whilst £30 will get you all three packs of miniatures, £90 will see you being able to get the full film set. The project has already funded, and is running until the 8th October, with delivery due in January 2018. This looks to be the start of a number of ranges from this genre – great stuff. Back it, Sam.Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Pulp

28mm Dark Age Dwarves from Conqueror Models

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Conqueror Models have just announced a new release of 28mm Dark Age Dwarves. These are sculpted by Colin Patten, who originally sculpted the Vendel Range, which was always one of my favourite range of Dwarf Miniatures. It was always none of my biggest regrets that I purchased all too few of the Vendel Miniatures range before they were sold to Sgt Major Miniatures in the US. Unfortunately, it appears that this company has recently ceased trading, as visiting their webstore now displays the following message: In the meantime, Conqueror models has started to release a new range of Dark Age Dwarves, which I have to say look pretty fantastic. The original release includes eight packs of spearmen, which give a total of 32 unique figures. A Command pack, Hearthguard and Dwarves with Dane Axes. Other troops are promised, so hopefully this will be the start of an extensive range of Dark Age fantasy miniatures from Conqueror. The miniature packs are priced at £6 for four models, but significant savings can be made by purchasing multiple packs. I’ll hopefully be posting a review of the miniatures in the very near future.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Fantasy Gaming