Posts Tagged ‘Spectre Miniatures’

Wargaming Week 16/07/2018

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 9th through to the 15th of July. Blog Stuff This week’s post was another Range Impression, taking a look at the Empress SAS in Afghanistan. Despite this being some of the oldest sculpts I own, you can tell I really like them. Expect to keep seeing them in … Continue reading Wargaming Week 16/07/2018

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Range Impressions: Spectre Task Force Nomad

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

In the past my impressions on this blog have been focused on the brand new, the recent arrivals, the purchases just made. However, there are plenty of figures that I have sat in various boxes that haven’t been written up on the blog (especially in this new format). So I think it’s time to break … Continue reading Range Impressions: Spectre Task Force Nomad

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Wargaming Week 02/07/2018

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 25th of June through to the 1st of July. BLOG STUFF This week’s post was part two of the Humvee project, taking a quick look at the Haynes guide for the vehicle. I really enjoyed reading the book and there are lots of photos that I’ll be working from … Continue reading Wargaming Week 02/07/2018

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Wargaming Week 25/06/2018

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

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 18th through to the 24th of June. BLOG STUFF This week was another Building A Force article, looking this time at the Irregular Forces. It’s been 5 months since the last part so I’m planning to speed up the rate of these posts – they are quite handy … Continue reading Wargaming Week 25/06/2018

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Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Forces

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

In the last two posts in this series, we took a look at the basics of building a force, with posts looking at both task specific teams for infantry and the basics of vehicle use. In this part, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the points relating to more irregular groups, … Continue reading Spectre Operations: Building A Force – Irregular Forces

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Wargaming Week 18/06/2018

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, a weekly look at what I’ve got up to over the last 7 days in the hobby, covering the 11th through to the 17th of June. BLOG STUFF It’s Humvee time! The start of a new project needs a big post and this initial impressions piece certainly fit the bill … Continue reading Wargaming Week 18/06/2018

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Project Humvee – Initial Impressions

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You know, after the 9 posts that was Project Technical, I think it’s safe to say that pickup trucks with guns mounted on them are pretty great. On the other hand, there is something to be said for a vehicle that is actually designed to carry a group of infantry over rough terrain while carrying … Continue reading Project Humvee – Initial Impressions

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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…

Wargaming Week 11/06/2018

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Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 4th through to the 10th of June. BLOG STUFF Last week’s post was looking at Empress characterful Mercs, getting them ready for the tabletop. Expect to see these guys backing up my other mercs when things get really hairy. As you may have seen in Friday’s post, I’ve … Continue reading Wargaming Week 11/06/2018

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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…

Wargaming Week 04/06/2018

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Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 28th of May through to the 3rd of June. BLOG STUFF This week’s post was the last post in Project Technical, taking a look at the anti-aircraft options in the Technical range. It’s been a great time finishing all these vehicles and building up the collection. The next step is … Continue reading Wargaming Week 04/06/2018

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Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the more interesting systems you’ll see on technicals is the use of anti-aircraft guns. Requiring a bit more engineering work than a simple PKM or a HMG (unless you want to flip your vehicle) these AAA guns are pretty useful to an irregular force seeing as they are able to easily engage a … Continue reading Technicals – High Speed, High Calibre

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Technicals – Bravo Equipment

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

Ah, time to go back to old faithful. It’s safe to say that writing about pickups with guns has been pretty successful so far. This time, I’m taking a look at three new pieces of gear designed for the more modern of the technical models offered by Spectre, Technical Bravo. The Bravo has a much … Continue reading Technicals – Bravo Equipment

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Technicals – Improvised Weapon Systems

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

While writing Friday’s post I realised, except for a brief mention, I haven’t actually talked about some of the wierder weapons available from Spectre and how I had assembled them ready for hot-swapping into the technicals. Seeing as they don’t fit into either of the themes of the next two posts, and as a midweek … Continue reading Technicals – Improvised Weapon Systems

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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…

Salute 2018 Trip Report

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute is the largest wargames show in the UK and, for me, a chance to visit London, see the sights, catch up with other wargamers and then escape within 24(ish) hours with a bag full of lead and future plans made. Since going to my first in 2015 as I rejoined the hobby, I’ve eagerly … Continue reading Salute 2018 Trip Report

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Operation Dragon’s Hoard: Vapnartak, York

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

If you haven’t checked out the previous posts in the series on Operation Dragon’s Hoard, check out the page I’ve set up for it at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/demo-game-operation-dragons-hoard/ Last weekend was Vapnartak. This was a show I’ve been particularly looking forward to; Its one of my “local” shows (thanks to one of my buddies in the wargaming … Continue reading Operation Dragon’s Hoard: Vapnartak, York

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Spectre Operations: Building a Force – Mobility, Protection, Firepower

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In the last post we took a look at the basics of building a force through role specific teams. In this post, we’ll look at how vehicles can be added to regular forces in order to augment their capabilities and provide new tactics. As in part 1, this article is designed primarily for Spectre Operations … Continue reading Spectre Operations: Building a Force – Mobility, Protection, Firepower

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Wargaming Week 22/01/2018

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

Let’s start, covering the 15th through to the 21st of January. BLOG STUFF Last week’s post was looking at December’s release from Spectre. I really like this little set of releases – its exciting to see some new weapons for the older ranges, giving them more options on the battlefield. It will be cool to … Continue reading Wargaming Week 22/01/2018

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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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Wargaming Week 15/01/2018

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start, covering the 8th through to the 14th of January. BLOG STUFF This week on the blog, we took a look at a brand new ruleset Round of Fire. I was really excited to try it out and from the few games I got in over Christmas it’s definitely something I want to play more … Continue reading Wargaming Week 15/01/2018

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Wargaming Week(s): Christmas Break 2017

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let’s start, covering the 19th of December 2017 through to the 7th of January 2018. But before that, its my birthday today! And to celebrate, its my first day back at work! BLOG STUFF Since the last Wargaming Week I posted up two articles. The SAS CT Response Impressions (I really like them) and the second … Continue reading Wargaming Week(s): Christmas Break 2017

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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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