Posts Tagged ‘Modern’

Hello Ladies! Modern Female Operators

Posted on June 14th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

In the interest of equal opportunity, here are five female operators working towards gender-balancing my ACWII collection.Similar to the Russians from my previous post, all of these figures are from Spectre Miniatures. I quite like the mix of both…

Modern Russian Urban Assault Team

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

I needed some Russians for my ACWII storyline and found that this great range from Spectre Miniatures fit the bill nicely.These are Spetsnaz (Russian Special Forces) in urban assault gear, ready to holiday in the Crimea, Syria or any other vulnerable l…

ACWII – Prelude Scenario – Damascus, 2020

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Damascus, Syria. December 2020.The year is 2020 and the Second American Civil War has been raging for almost a year. Ten months ago the POTUS declared martial law due to a crisis threatening the safety of the United States. The catalyst to th…

A New Project: The Second American Civil War (2020-?)

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

_______________________________This project is a pure flight of fancy, a bit of shameless self-indulgence. I’ve always had a dark fascination for contemporary conflicts – the brutal, kinetic and extreme violence that seems to pick away at the edge…

Vietnamese People’s Air Force Museum – Madaxeman.com on Tour

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

Having accidentally found myself in Hanoi with a spare morning, a trip to a military museum was required. Originally intending to go to the supposedly disappointing Vietnam War Museum, my driver ended up dropping me off instead at the Vietnamese People…

Walls and so on

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

It’s still post-apocalypse time here at Matt Towers. I’ve managed to snare Kieron into playing Terminator Genisys, which drives a need for more terrain, which has led me to more of this stuff.Things!I picked up some more of the Crooked Dice scrapwalls …

Painting The Grenadiers, Now Technically Mirliton Miniatures

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

As time goes by I have gotten better at painting and whilst, I am no professional, I do okay at painting 28mm figures. Well I think so. The trouble with getting better is that everything takes that bit longer, When I was painting 15mm minis, which I us…

The usual day in Bazistan. Zwykły dzień w Bazistanie.

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday I was invited into the modern game with Skirmish Sangin rules organised by Michael Charge. This time we had regular US troops against some insurgents during the war in fictitious state called Bazistan. The mission was very simple, secure …

So The End Of The Week (Is Nigh)

Posted on March 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So I have painted some more Future Skirmish Savages and I am quite happy with them. They are nicely complicated models which have given me a whole load of ideas. Whilst I have been painting them I have also been writing up a bit of a background for the…

Future Savages

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

These are more of the old Grenadier (Mirliton/Moonraker) Future Skirmish Savages. I have decided that I really like the aesthetic and thought about getting some more. When I worked out what this would cost (along with what I would order from Coppleston…

Beginning The Process All Over Again

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

So I have eight figures from the old Grenadier Future Skirmish range to repaint. Not happy about the fact that they are repaints but I am hoping that might make it easier. Last week’s experience says that there are pros and cons, maonly cons.I like the…

1/600 planes

Posted on March 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Bruce popped over Tuesday for another go at some 1/600 planes using a modified set of c21 airway rules. Our first game saw two flights of MiG 19s assigned to down some Skyraiders.The Skyraiders were on a pre-programmed flight. Bruce flew a pair of Phan…

A Brief Endo-counter

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

I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I like that title and I’m pleased with myself for having come up with it.I’ve painted a couple more things! I’m still working on post-apocalyptic stuff, so first off, here’s a command endoskeleton for Terminator Ge…

Air games

Posted on March 3rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I was over at Bruce’s on Tuesday and we played some plane games. First we started out using C21 Airwar to play a Vietnam game. I had two Phantoms to protect some ground attack craft from 4 MiGs. Better hurry up, boys!It had been awhile since we had pla…

The War on Christmas

Posted on December 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Last Christmas, I started eyeing my daughter’s collection of holiday lego for their gaming potential. Over the year, I slowly put together a festive game for the club’s last night of the year using Pulp Alley. There were four factions with variously in…

Modern Bolt Action – Outskirts of Baghdad AAR

Posted on December 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finally got together for a game with the guys!  Decided to pull out the modern Iraq stuff since it has been a while since we played modern Bolt Action.  Fear not, my Waterloo preparations remain in full swing other than taking some time today…

Buildings and vehicles

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Still grinding out some more of the buildings I bought at the model train swap in October. The first one is a firehall that I have owned at least four times in my life at various stages. This one required a new door on the front and some paint.The deca…

Buildings and vehicles

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Still grinding out some more of the buildings I bought at the model train swap in October. The first one is a firehall that I have owned at least four times in my life at various stages. This one required a new door on the front and some paint.The deca…

A Barrier to Progress

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This should be a quick one.Another hangover from Zomtober managed to linger around on the painting table long enough to acquire some paint, so here we go:From our new “urban monochrome” selectionThere you are, half a dozen jersey barriers. I’ve got to …

A Barrier to Progress

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This should be a quick one.Another hangover from Zomtober managed to linger around on the painting table long enough to acquire some paint, so here we go:From our new “urban monochrome” selectionThere you are, half a dozen jersey barriers. I’ve got to …

Stripes: Reviewed and Spoiled by Sarge!

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We here at WWPD got lucky to get our hands on the new Team Yankee book, Stripes, which focuses on the Americans and gives them some great upgrades.  This luck was compounded by getting some famous people who once wore stripes to talk about what they initially thought of when they read the pre-release copy.  We at WWPD thought this would be a great way to commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day and to have these enlisted icons tell you a bit about what is new in Stripes. Before we get to the Sergeants, I will tell you that this book is what every US player has been waiting for and really adds some flavor and color to the US lists from the original Team Yankee book. I know some folks really wanted the Bradley IFV to be in this book, however you get so many neat new toys here I just do not see any room to complain. Also in Stripes the developers take some liberties with some of the units and weapons that were around in Europe during the period (1985) that the game takes place in. Once again, no room to complain because the alt-history in Stripes really is minor and I like what they did here with this new book. Now off to those NCO’s of Hollywood!

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Stripes: Reviewed and Spoiled by Sarge!

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We here at WWPD got lucky to get our hands on the new Team Yankee book, Stripes, which focuses on the Americans and gives them some great upgrades.  This luck was compounded by getting some famous people who once wore stripes to talk about what they initially thought of when they read the pre-release copy.  We at WWPD thought this would be a great way to commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day and to have these enlisted icons tell you a bit about what is new in Stripes. Before we get to the Sergeants, I will tell you that this book is what every US player has been waiting for and really adds some flavor and color to the US lists from the original Team Yankee book. I know some folks really wanted the Bradley IFV to be in this book, however you get so many neat new toys here I just do not see any room to complain. Also in Stripes the developers take some liberties with some of the units and weapons that were around in Europe during the period (1985) that the game takes place in. Once again, no room to complain because the alt-history in Stripes really is minor and I like what they did here with this new book. Now off to those NCO’s of Hollywood!

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Buildings and walls

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In late October, I attended the model railway swap-meet that happens twice a year. There is a lot of rolling stock here but I was specifically interested in picking up a few extra buildings (ideally built and at a discount) for Gotham.Two fellows sold …

Buildings and walls

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In late October, I attended the model railway swap-meet that happens twice a year. There is a lot of rolling stock here but I was specifically interested in picking up a few extra buildings (ideally built and at a discount) for Gotham.Two fellows sold …

Progress going down the toilet

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Sometimes these blog post titles just don’t make a lot of sense.

Anyway. I reached the end of Zomtober, and found I didn’t really know what to do next. So I’ve been somewhat aimless in my painting for the last week or so, really just slapping some paint on anything that was ready to be done.

So, that’s led me to this:

“Flushed with success” might have worked better.
Never mind.

A second portaloo! Obviously this will have loads of uses.

I followed this up with…

That’s supposed to be a Make America Great Again hat, but
you can’t really see it here..

Further zombies! These were sitting on my painting station so they just sort of fell under the brush.

Also, last weekend we took a trip to Fiasco at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This was decent enough, but I was able to resist almost all purchases, coming away with a Reaper minis “not Arnie” for the princely sum of £1.89.

So, what’s that done to the scores?

Painted: 164
Acquired: 161

There you go, I’m motoring away now!