Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Review: Rubicon 1/56th Stug III

Posted on May 19th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Goodness we haven’t actually played Bolt Action yet and I’m already putting together a second force. I’m building 750pts of German Late War Wehrmacht from two boxed sets. The Rubicon Stug III plastic kit, and the new Warlord Games German Grenadiers plastic box. That’s an entire Bolt Action force to at least 750pts for around […]

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Eldar Codex Mega-Review Part 7: Ghosts and Gods

Posted on May 16th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Rounding out the unit-centric part of the Eldar codex review, we now turn to the units we haven’t covered yet: Wraith-type units and the Avatar. It is the former that a […]

Eldar Codex Mega-Review Part 6: Tanks, Skimmers, Odds and Ends

Posted on May 15th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

The multi-part Eldar codex review now turns to a part of the Eldar army that gets somewhat less attention (and definitely less attention with all the talk about the new […]

Review: Warlord Bolt Action German Grenadiers Plastic Box

Posted on May 12th, 2015 under , . Posted by

This arrived in the post today from England. Warlord Game’s new German Grenadier plastics box. This is enough plastics to make 30 German Late War Grenadiers in a lovely mix of weaponry. Opening the box you’ll find five copies of the same six man sprue, enough bases for them, an instruction sheet and a small […]

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Unboxing Warzone: Imperial Special Forces

Posted on May 12th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s a new unboxing of one of the new units for the Imperial Corporation. This unit ‘Special Forces’ is really a generic term, because it can be tooled up and customized to be used many types of units either as a made up Special Force or one of the m…

Eldar Codex Mega-Review Part 5: Ride of the Aspects

Posted on May 12th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Continuing with the multi-part review of the new Codex: Craftworld Eldar, which has previously touched on fluff and aesthetics, HQ choices, the Wave Serpent changes, and the myriad Troops choices […]

Review: Brown Water Navy

Posted on May 11th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Battlefront released their latest Vietnam era title in April and having received it last week I thought a short review might be in order.  My up front disclaimer is that for a range of reasons I don’t actually play FoW, but bought this for eye c…

REVIEW: Assassinorum Execution Force Boxed Game

Posted on May 10th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Assassinorum: Execution Force is a fast-paced cooperative game for one to four players. The players control the Assassins and must infiltrate a Chaos controlled Sanctum to teleport to a room where a Chaos Sorceror named Drask is conducting a ritual to turn a planet into a warp rift. It’s your job to stop him! After the jump I’ll show you what you get in the box. 

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Wargames Factory: Plastic AWI Continental Infantry Reviewed!

Posted on May 10th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Today, we will take a closer look at the plastic American War of Independence Continental Infantry made by Wargames Factory. This boxed set is one of five plastic American War of Independence boxed sets which have been released or will be released in due course. At the moment the Continental Infantry, British Infantry, Woodland Indians and American Militia boxed sets have already been released. The last boxed set isn’t previewed yet but is most likely to be some useful plastic artillery or cavalry.
The Contintal Infantry boxed set contains 30 hard-plastic miniatures representing George Washington’s Continental army during the American War of Independence. The gaited trousers and long tailed regimental coat are indicative of the appearance George Washington aimed to achieve for his field army. This kit offers several options of headgear including cocked hats, round hats, the fur crested caps of George Washington’s Lifeguard, and helmets. Let’s take a look at all the aspect of this nice and useful boxed set!
The box

The Continental Infantry miniatures come is a sturdy cartonboard box decorated with some very nice artwork depicting the resilient blue firing line on the battlefield. For those who remember the very first releases of Wargames Factory still under management of Tony Reid, will notice that the boxing and artwork have improved lots. The back of the cartonboard shows the nicely painted and assembled miniatures along with a short blurb about the content. These pictures offer a great painting guide for painting the uniform of the line and light infantry. If you are wondering, come on skip reviewing that cartonboard box! You will be most pleased that we now will take a look at the shiny hard-plastic content!

The content

The Continental Infantry boxed set contains two infantry sprues along with one command sprue. These sprues allow you to assemble 24 line infantry models along with a six-men strong command unit including officers, musicians and flagbearers. The best part is that all of the parts are interchangeable with the other American War of Independence kits creating highly customizable options for historical and non-fiction usage.
Each infantry sprue contains enough parts to make 12 hard-plastic miniatures in a nice variety of firing, loading and at-ready body poses. Each of these sprues contains the several options of headgear including cocked hats, round hats, the fur crested caps of George Washington’s Lifeguard, and helmets. You’re quite spoiled by this choice of headgear so you can field these highly-detailled miniatures as either stout line infantry, light infantry or as lifeguard. 
I have taken the above picture of the entire infantry sprue showing you all the different options. You may noticed the lettering on the sprue which allows you to easily find the right parts for each body and head type on the sprue! Next to this I have also taken the following pictures showing the body types and some of the weapon and head options.

The boxed set also contains one command sprue containing enough parts to assemble a six-man strong command element. This command element consists out of officers, flagbearers and musician (flute and drum). The officer miniatures can be assembled carrying pistols or swords. The command sprue also contains lots of loose muskets which can easily be used as an obejective or to decorate your scenery.

As always the boxed set also contains one sprue with square plastic bases allowing you to quickly assemble and base your miniatures. The command sprue also contains extra plastic bases so you can just base all 30 miniatures of the set.
The assembly
The assembly of these hard-plastic miniatures is quite straight forward as each part is numbered and lettered. The only disadvantage of this system is that each miniature can only be assembled in one specific pose. The boxed set contains a leaflet showing the different poses which can be assembled on the infantry sprue and the command sprue.

After carefully removing all the parts and sorting them according to the leaflet, I have managed to assemble the following miniatures which are the entire content minus two light infantry miniatures. The assembling of the miniatures was easy as all parts fitted wel and the hard-plastic used took the plastic glue very well (I use the Revell Modeling glue which comes with a very fine metal nozzle). 
To be honest I was quite reluctant to begin the assembling of  the miniatures as there were so many parts. But when started I flew through the boxed set only leaving a trail of plastic sprue bits scattered around the living room! I even managed to assemble the entire boxed set in one evening while enjoying some television. Here’s the result of one evening’s work while watching the suitable themed movie The Patriot.

Painted

Grabbed some pictures from the Wargames Factory website to show the painted miniatures. As you can see these look stunning with all the details showing through nicely. I especially like the details on the command miniatures.

The conclusion

As you have read during the review, these miniatures certainly won’t disappoint you in both quality and price. This Continental Infantry boxed set offers you 30 highly-detailled miniatures and bases for a price of only £14.63. These miniatures are readily available through Wargames Factory or Wayland Games, so if you’re looking to repel some British troops grab some boxed sets as you won’t regret the purchase!
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Grinning Skull at the movies: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Posted on May 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So while I am busy on the PC today, I thought I’d have a rant about the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s latest entry to it’s continuity. Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you ask if I’m a DC or Marvel comics fan, Marvel wins hands down. That’s why I was quite excited to get to see […]

Eldar Codex Mega-Review Part 4: Support the Troops

Posted on May 9th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Having already discussed the overall fluff and aesthetics of the book, the HQ choices, and a bit on the Wave Serpent, we now turn to Part 4 of my review […]

Warzone Unboxing: Imperial Wolfbanes Starter Box

Posted on May 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I have been waiting for this unboxing a long time now, it’s time for the second Imperial Starter Box and now we finally get the other half of the iconic Imperial army, the Wolfbanes! These Clan warriors are some of the most unique and iconic of the Mut…

Eldar Codex Mega-Review Part 3: Lets Talk About the Wave Serpent…

Posted on May 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

As I’ve been writing this review, I’ve come to realize the lens through which I think it should be viewed – in relation to the backbone of the last codex, […]

Eldar Codex Mega-Review Part 2: HQs

Posted on May 7th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This was originally to be the second of a three part series on the new Eldar Codex, but it’s gotten fairly long, and so instead this is now the second […]

#ThingsCanChange

Posted on May 7th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Eldar Codex Review Part 1: Fluff and Aesthetics

Posted on May 5th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The new Eldar codex was released with a great howl from the Warp, and much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Internet at large. Would tournaments simply ban the […]

Review: Large format Warhammer Visions Issue 16 May 2015

Posted on May 3rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

When Warhammer Visions first arrived we were all excited to see what the new monthly magazine would offer. Many readers were disappointed with the change and cancelled subscriptions. I infamously wrote in my review “It’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist”. Here we are 16 issues later and we’re confronted with Warhammer Visions 2.0, after the jump I’ll tell you what’s in this issue and what the changes are to previous Visions. 

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Portrait Practice #11 on Shailene Woodley (as Tris)

Posted on April 29th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Getting an accurate likeness takes a lot of work, more so for someone trying to self-teach himself portrait drawing. On that count, I guess I failed miserably. After a long lay off from drawing, I forgot lessons learned and ignored proportion issues ea…

Salute 2015 – Finale

Posted on April 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

In the previous two posts I looked at Salute through the eyes of a first-timer and focused on a selection of the Vendors and Traders that caught my eye. That’s only half the story however as what Salute’s also famous for is the huge number of demonstration and participation games on hand. It would be futile for […]

Forge World – Vindicator Laser Destroyer and Thanatar-Calix Siege Automata

Posted on April 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We’re reviewing the rest of the new Forge World releases today. This is the other half of our earlier review. Instead of showing off all the upgrades and bobbins, this article will focus on the two big model releases. Without further adieu. Deimos-Pattern Vindicator Laser Detroyer Available for pre-order May 1st! The rules are available […]

Salute 2015 – Part Two

Posted on April 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Now I’m back home and caught up on sleep it’s time to press on with the rest of my Salute 2015 wrap-up. This time it’s all about the vendors, manufacturers and some of the fantastic studios and games I know far less about. I mentioned in ‘Part One’ that this was my first ever visit […]

Guild Ball Review

Posted on April 27th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Kickstarters!! They have produced some hits and some misses in its short history, but the wargaming industry has exploded due to this type of funding, which has been both a curse and a shining light all at the same time. Today I will be talking about one of the shining lights. Guild ball produced in […]

Salute 2015 – Part One

Posted on April 26th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I’m sat on the train as I write this heading back somewhat tired and footsore from my first time at Salute. Wallet has taken a bit of a bruising despite best efforts to be reserved (I even took a small bag especially to limit what I could carry). Didn’t help. Although to be fair I […]

Eldar Codex Review Part Two: The Bad and The Ugly

Posted on April 24th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Earlier this week we talked about the good parts of the new Eldar codex. Some of the words I specifically avoided using “powerful” or “broken”. Most of the updates to the Eldar codex are pretty good, and bringing down the power level of the Wave Serpent was definitely a start. However, today we’re going to […]

Eldar Codex Review Part One: The Good

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The new Eldar codex has finally arrived, and there are a lot of changes to digest. It’s very interesting as right off the bat the codex does seem overpowered. There is a massive amount of D weapons and the Wraithknight can best be described as “silly”. There is the requisite dead weight in the book, […]