Posts Tagged ‘impressions’

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Impressions: SASM Operator Juarez

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

A big push this year on the site is to expand the list of companies I cover, with the goal of providing the widest possible look into all the options available to an ultramodern gamer. One of the companies that had sat on my list for a while has been Special Artisan Service Miniatures based … Continue reading Impressions: SASM Operator Juarez

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Impressions: Spectre’s December Releases

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

After the massive pile of releases in November, December saw a bit more of a focused set. For all of those who didn’t make it to Crisis, this was our chance to get hold of a set of useful support options for some of the other ranges. I’m always a fan of them going back … Continue reading Impressions: Spectre’s December Releases

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Impressions: Round Of Fire Universal Skirmish Rules

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

As someone who reads a lot of rules, I should really starting asking for money every time someone calls their ruleset “revolutionary” – it would probably make me more than my current Adsense performance. In most cases people trying something new end up combining elements seen elsewhere in new combinations which do play in a … Continue reading Impressions: Round Of Fire Universal Skirmish Rules

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Forbidden Lands Alpha PDF – First Impressions

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

The other day Fria Ligan, aka Free League Publishing, released the Swedish alpha PDF to backers of their upcoming retro fantasy game Forbidden Lands. Of course the English version should be available soon as well. Still as the game draws heavily from the art of Nils Gulliksson, who was the illustrator of Swedish rpgs in the eighties and nineties, as well as some general themes and vibes from

Impressions: Spectre’s SAS Counter Terrorism Response

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

The final part of Spectre’s November releases was the SAS Counter Terrorism Response team. These guys may be familiar to those of us in the UK who watched the news earlier this year and noticed the guys in tactical gear alongside the police. All the operators are wearing civilian clothing (with no kneepads and only […]

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Impressions: Spectre’s November Releases

Posted on December 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We’re almost done with the survey – just under 10 slots left before I get to sit down and analyse the results. The form is really short, doesn’t need a login and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FXWLKF. In my article on unreleased models written back in October, a big chunk was taken up with three previews […]

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New Angeles – First Impressions

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The city falls.

Yesterday I went to my first JIGG (Japan International Gaming Guild) board game meetup since 2010 and it turned out there were still a couple of familiar faces hanging around, and a bunch of new ones of course. It was good being back and playing games! I started out playing a couple of games of Roll for the Galaxy, a game I own but have only played twice, and it reminded me of

New Angeles – First Impressions

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The city falls.

Yesterday I went to my first JIGG (Japan International Gaming Guild) board game meetup since 2010 and it turned out there were still a couple of familiar faces hanging around, and a bunch of new ones of course. It was good being back and playing games! I started out playing a couple of games of Roll for the Galaxy, a game I own but have only played twice, and it reminded me of

Impressions: Under Fire Miniature’s West German Polizei

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

As much as I love many of the established companies, I’m always keeping my eye on what else there is. One company that has caught my eye is Under Fire Miniatures. They have a wonderful range of 20mm figures but more exciting for me is their small but rapidly growing set of 28mm stuff. At […]

Initial Impressions: Knights of Dice Tabula Rasa

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  In my overview earlier this year looking at Adobe buildings, I briefly talked about Knights of Dice and their MDF buildings. Since then, I’ve picked up the rest of range and I’m now ready to talk about all the various buildings you can purchase from the Tabula Rasa desert range. In this post, I’m […]

Impressions: Spectre’s September Releases

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

September saw a pretty big set of releases for Spectre. With 5 separate sets covering a selection of collections, there really was something in it for everyone. More importantly, it added some more female figures and filled some capability gaps.  Tier 1 Operator – Delta   We start with a new Tier 1 Operator. She […]

Initial Impressions: Tiny Terrain’s Figures

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

So far most of this blog has been filled with models from Empress, Eureka and Spectre. Today however, I’m going to take a look at Tiny Terrain’s current offerings – in particular his law enforcement pack (that was released a few weeks ago)and the two man JTAC team released earlier this year. This is just […]

MERCS: Recon – First Impressions

Posted on March 6th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

It finally happened, a large box was delivered and it contained the two core MERCS: Recon boxes – Counter Threat, containing EU and CCC, and Assassination Protocol, containing KemVar and Keizai Waza. There are of course a lots of stuff still missing as MegaCon elected to send out the core games as soon as they were ready to get people playing. The second wave, containing everything else, is on