Posts Tagged ‘Sci-Fi’

Gun Drones

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

Privateer Press obviously do a huge range of models, many of which are suitable to use in a more steampunk setting. These gun drones are yet more additions to my robotic Steam Wars army.

B4-P0 & AR-Two

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The R2-D2 model came off a McDondald’s Fatty Meal toy. Can’t remember who made the humanoid robot, it has been kicking around for years, I think it may be a Rackham model. I have a few uses for these models, mainly for my robotic Steam Wars army, but also for use in Rogue Stars. These … Continue reading B4-P0 & AR-Two

30k Batrep: XX Legion Combat Evaluation

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

School Holiday time means some actual gaming, in amongst the Battlelore and my new obsession that I have to play Babylon 5… my 30k XX Legion took on Andy’s Imperial Bananas Fists and Jason’s new Imperial Militia. The match vs Andy was 2250 pts, …

Warhammer 40k – Turning it up to 11

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

The Games Workshop team of Pete Foley and Andy Smillie put together a great Q&A session on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page which should shortly […]

40k 8th Edition

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

I have not played Warhammer 40k for quite a few years, which is a shame as I have a Blood Angels army that I really like. Games Workshop are releasing a new version this year, which will be available as a free download from the sound of it. I may just give it a go. … Continue reading 40k 8th Edition

Men who would be Kings – In Space!!!!

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

With the Wyvern Wargamers Open Day a couple of months away, this year devoted to Osprey Games, I have been thinking about what games would be of interest to people looking to walk in during the day, we have run several games in recent months using Men …

Infinity – another project!

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

A few weeks ago, my oldest son was telling me about one of his new gaming projects.  He and some of his friends had taken a shining to Infinity by Corvus Belli, a game of high-tech futuristic skirmishes.  He asked if I might be interested, and I replied "perhaps."

Next time I see him, he brings me this:

Could there be some miniatures in there?

Oh yes.  He had purchased a starter set

WALL-E

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

Small, cute, hard target.

A couple of colours and then an ink wash. Done.

New! TiRoBEx The Big Review!

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

Released on Good Friday by our friends Project Good you’ll be forgiven for thinking that Tiny Robots, Big Explosions is based on a somewhat silly […]

Road to Warpath part 2 – Force selection

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

It has been a very busy month for me hobby-wise with the TTGUK paints Test of Honour and trying to get a demo table ready […]

Ganesha Games – Star Eagle Kickstarter

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

Ever since picking up some of War Rockets space fighters several years ago I have been on the lookout for a decent set of Space Combat rules – Well Ganesha Games latest offering on Kickstarter just might do the trick.
Star Eagles is a science fiction action game of futuristic space fighter combat that allows you to play out the battles from your favourite books, movies, and TV shows. In a standard game, each player controls a squadron of 4-12 ships competing in exciting, objective-based missions in space, on moons, and in the atmosphere of planets. The game is easy to learn, yet tactically rich with many options that provide variety without bogging down the pace. 
Players build their squadron from a variety of small craft ranging from nimble, yet fragile, light fighters all the way up to larger gunboats and corvettes.

With what appears to be a standalone ship building element I should be able to draw up stats for the Flash Gordon Fleets, although Ganesha will be producing two full sets of miniatures representing the two main adversaries, the mysterious and technologically advanced S’Sekai, and the loosely aligned Confederate Stars, made up of former earth colonies and a few independent alien homeworlds. 
The Kickstarter campaign is already fully funded and has a planned shipping date of September 2017. You can back it Here.

Photobucket

Ming’s Fighter Squadrons.

Photobucket

Class II War Rockets

Photobucket

Flash Gordon and Fighters from Frigia

Photobucket

Arborian Fighters

Pandemic and Aurelian

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

Nice weather draws me out of the house and into the yard. But spring, being what it is, means there are still days when gaming is the only option!At home, we’ve playing Pandemic Legacy. We’re in May and faced our first loss. I had under-estimated the e…

Tabletop Games News 14th April

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With Salute looming ever closer this year its almost time to break the bank to fund another day out in London, but just what can […]

The Third Law has Launched

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

The Third Law Primogenis first miniature game was launched on Kickstarter last night and it doesn’t disappoint. The kickstarter is booked to be delivered April 2018 so […]

Warhammer 40k – How to magnetise a Landraider Crusader / Redeemer

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

I have very understanding relatives who are perfectly happy to buy a 40-something man a model kit of a tank for his birthday or Christmas. […]

No Plan Survives Contact With The Weekend Or Titansgrave

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

I had a plan and at least in part to work on the Titansgrave figures today. I have managed to stick with the plan and there was a fallback for something to say if I didn’t. Of course I never expected things to run smoothly, smoothly is for single peopl…

Pulp Alley at Club Night

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

We had 11 guys out at the club on Tuesday. Bruce hosted a game of Pulp Alley.It was escort Mr. Big, with the cops and some supers having to tangle with the gangsters. Terry and I both got whittled down pretty quickly.Craig spent much of the game collec…

Dreamforge Alien

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

Free sample models are great, especially when I eventually find a use for one. This Dreamforge Games alien chap was holding a lead with some sort of beastie on the other end. As one of my exotic Rogue Stars crews was expanding, this model would be ideal. I removed the lead and replaced it with … Continue reading Dreamforge Alien

Zykhee Soulless

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

Getting into Rogue Stars has allowed me to dig up some old models from the Loft Full Of Lead that don’t get to come out very often. One such model for an alien crew was this Zykhee Soulless. I rebased it and gave it an ink wash as it was painted years ago and looked … Continue reading Zykhee Soulless

ANOTHER Jet Bike!

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

I was going to title this Jet Bike #2… but technically it’s #37…

Regardless, I have finished up the second jet bike I bought in January just to have some jet bikes to start playing with before the Jet Bike Construction Kit Kickstarter bikes arrive. I may even get to PLAY with these before the kickstarter bikes arrive, as long as they don’t arrive today… in the early afternoon. (I have to admit, I wouldn’t be too sad if they DID show up and I didn’t get to play with these before the is shows up… though I might end up NOT playing and end up spending the afternoon ASSEMBLING!).

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

As with the previous Jet Bike, this is another “Purple Shark” jet bike from Prodos Games.

This one I have actually painted purple.

Because… PURPLE!

This one seems a bit more… plain than the other… I got to thinking maybe I should add some sponsor logos and stuff – either to the bike or the rider’s racing suit…? 

Racers! Start your Engines!!

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Scots Covenanters, Rick’s Lost in Space Robot… or maybe MORE JET BIKES!? 

Banzai, err, Doner und Blitzen

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

I had a great evening at the club last night, which was required after two days in the PO and another two and a half weeks to go. We were doing Dystopian Wars which had been put off the week before as the second edition rulebook had not turned up at Si…

JET BIKE!

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by


No this isn’t one of the jet bikes from the Jet Bike Construction Kit Kickstarter. Around the time the kickstarter ended I was feeling very anxious about trying out Faustus Furious and I happened to notice that North Star Figureswas selling off a bunch of Warzonesuper cheap (well… I think these were 50% off… which is a pretty good deal – £7.5 for a pair of them…? Not bad…). Anyway I picked up a pair and then… got busy with other stuff (the Vimy project, mostly…)… and never got to finishing them up.

In the end to try it out I rebased a couple of regular Motor bikes to have a go at the rules and see if they worked out.

Anyway, now that I’m done with the Vimy Project ( for now)  – and with the Kickstarter jet bikes coming soon – I thought I’d best get these done. I’d feel awful silly having bought these, just to get a few jet bikes before the kickstarter ones arrived… and then not actually have them painted and played with before the kickstarter jet bikes arrive!

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Jet Bike from Prodos Games. I think it was called a “Purple Shark”. The other one I have I am actually painting purple… I’d thought about painting it pink-ish… but then thought it would look just a little TOO much like a giant flying penis.  

The head is actually a post-apocalyptic conversion head from Lead Adventure Miniatures

I have no intention of ever playing Warzone. I just picked them up because they were cool-looking jet bikes and I’m building up a jet bike collection to play some big crazy games of Faustus Furious

The dark green turned out a bit too dark at first, so I tried adding a little highlight line along the edges of the panels and on some of the bolts – like I’ve seen some people do on Warhammer 40K vehicles – to make them “pop” a little. Not sure I quite got the knack of the technique, but it does look a little better than it did originally. 
The bases are 40mmx60mm MDF bases that I make myself (same as the ones I use for DBA foot – except oriented in a different direction). I marked out and drilled a hole in the center and added a bit of a bamboo skewer. I drilled a similar sized hole in the bottom of the bike. I plan to use the same size base for all of them and I’m not gluing the bike to them – at least I’m not planning to at the moment. The fit is snug enough that if you pick up the bike the base comes with it. I had thought I might make separate “Crash Bases” to put them on to indicate when they have crashed.

I’m also going to make a bunch of measuring sticks that will also be 40mm wide – so it can simply be lined up with the front of the base and if it comes into contact with any other bike – a collision occurs!

Maybe If I get the other purple Purple Shark done I could have the kids do a little race to try it out again.

I wouldn’t mind tracking down a few others for giggles – like an Eldar Jet Bike…? I don’t know. Who else makes jet bikes? I so wish I still have the old Harlequin one I had back in the day… I do have a pair of Imperial ones, but need a rider for one – and they look a bit goofy as there is no apparent steering device. Perhaps it’s all done by gyroscopes and the rider leaning to turn…? I also have an old Grenadier Star Wars scout speeder bike… but they’d look tiny by comparison.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Scots Covenanters

Or Ricks Robot…? 

Battlefield Clutter – Yet more burnt out cars and Alien Heavy Metal

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

With year end out of the way at work.Perhaps finally some time to get some gaming and painting in, I have definately lost my eye in recent months due to the lack of paint table time and so rather than dive straight back in to some of the more detail la…

Small Guns Go For It

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been quiet here for a while, but in an unusual move I’ve actually painted more than one or two models – although admittedly they are all pretty small. Let’s have a look at my tiny achievements…First off, some ACW artillery.Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom…

Golum

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Golum were a range that never quite made it out in time before FASA and the Vor The Maelstrom game ceased to be. Luckily I was able to get a few of these Golum prototype models, a few of which have been painted up for use in various sci-fi games. In my latest Rogue … Continue reading Golum