Posts Tagged ‘Warlord Games’

Warlord Games: New Bronze Age Chariot Deals

Posted on January 25th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games: To give a helping hand to all those new Bronze Age armies out there we’ve put together a range of deals that will get your chariots massed and ready for action at a great price.

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Warlord Games: World War Two Guard the Castle Miniatures

Posted on January 25th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Warlord Games: This fantastically characterful set contains 4 models that look great guarding a German HQ or any other key objective in your battles.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily warga…

Prosto z pudełka: M4 Sherman z Italeri w skali 28 mm | Straight from the box: Italeri’s M4 Sherman in 28mm scale

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

Korzystając z okazji (okazja była, bo coś nowego było w sklepie) kupiłem, już jakiś czas temu, model amerykańskiego czołgu średniego M4 Sherman z działem 75 mm produkcji Italeri w skali 1:56, czyli figurkowej 28 mm. Oczywiście, z myślą o dozbrojeniu moich marines, choć sam czołg znajdzie zastosowanie również, a może nawet głównie, w planowanych innych rodzajach wojsk Stanów Zjednoczonych.
Model to efekt współpracy firmy Warlord Games i włoskiej firmy modelarskiej Italeri – dostępny jest w dwóch różnych opakowaniach tych producentów. Poza pudełkiem różnice istnieją również w dostarczanych kalkomaniach, dodatkowo do modelu Italeri dołączane są farba (Vallejo EN887 Brown Violet, 7 mml, klej tej samej pojemności oraz pędzelek do malowania). Gratisy tego rodzaju są zawsze mile widziane, tu – dodatkowo – farba okazała się przydatna podwójnie, nie miałem jej wcześniej, a przydaje się do malowania hełmów amerykańskich z początkowego i środkowego okresu wojny.
Wewnątrz znajdują się dwie wypraski z jasnoszarego tworzywa, ulotka pokazująca czym zajmują się Italeri i Warlord Games, a także dość obszerna instrukcja, pokazująca krok po kroku poszczególne etapy budowy modelu i dwa, bardzo schematyczne, wręcz generyczne, malowania pojazdu (jedna dla sił USA, drugie dla Shermana dostarczonego w ramach umowy lend-lease do ZSRR).
Krótko o wersji, jaką przedstawia model tej maszyny. To, jak wspomniałem, M4 z działem 75 mm. Czołg ten wyposażony był w silnik benzynowy Continental R-975. Wczesna, pierwsza seria tego czołgu posiadała kadłub, którego przednia, dolna część wanny (osłona przekładni) była łączona nitami z trzech części, a wózki podwozia pochodziły z czołgu M3. Seria druga i trzecia, posiadały już odlewaną w jednym kawałku przednią część wanny kadłuba, wózki M4. Górna część pancerza czołgu była spawana. Model przedstawia właśnie czołg drugiej lub trzeciej serii produkcyjnej, wyprodukowany około 1943 r. Zgodnie z nomenklaturą brytyjską, czołg ten oznaczany był w armii Wielkiej Brytanii jako Sherman I. Istniała jeszcze jedna seria produkcyjna tego czołgu, najpóźniejsza, oznaczana jako M4 composite. Charakteryzowała się ona mieszaną budową kadłuba, przednia jego część była odlewana, tylna spawana (Sherman I hybrid w armii brytyjskiej).
Jakość odlewu części modelu jest bardzo wysoka. Sam model jest nieco uproszczony, jak to zazwyczaj ma to miejsce w przypadku, gdy od razu z założenia producenta ma służyć do wargamingu. Gąsienice składają się z dwóch części każda, elementy wyposażenia zewnętrznego są odlane wraz z kadłubem, wózki jezdne są zaprojektowane w całości i od razu odlane wraz z bocznymi częściami wanny kadłuba. Wózki te to, zresztą, najpoważniejszy problem modelu. Pal licho ich nieco uproszczony kształt, nie razi mnie to w modelu tego typu. Znacznie gorzej, że koła wózków są połączone fragmentami plastiku bezpośrednio z płytami kadłuba. Tworzą solidne, lane walce. Nie wygląda to najfajniej i będzie wyraźnie widoczne po zmontowaniu.
Model jest, mimo uproszczeń, ładnie zdetalowany. Wyraźnie zaznaczone są dodatkowe płyty pancerne na bokach kadłuba i po prawej stronie wieży, w miejscu gdzie jej pancerz osłabiony był od wewnątrz obróbką skrawaniem. Wszelkie wlewy, pokrywy, otwory inspekcyjne zaznaczono w prawidłowych miejscach, nieźle wygląda pancerna osłona jarzma armaty, a także karabin maszynowy montowany na wieży.
Dla celów wargamingowych – jak najbardziej. Ładny, o prawidłowym obrysie, dający okazję pobawienia się zarówno modelarsko, jak i malarsko. Szkoda tylko tych fatalnych kół w wózkach jezdnych. Pamiętać też należy, że model ten będzie najbardziej przydatny dla graczy wystawiających siły walczące w Afryce Północnej i Europie Zachodniej. Reprezentacja tego wariantu na innych teatrach działań była niewielka.
Visiting wargaming store is a dangerous business – you may always end with something “urgently needed” without actually realising your need just hours before. Well, it is the story of my purchase of M4 Sherman 75 mm kit released by Italeri in 28 mm  scale (1:56). My excuse is rather poor, as I keep telling myself that this will be excellent support for my WW2 USMC force and other, planned Allied forces.

Kit itself is a joint venture of well known Italeri model making company and Warlord Games, publisher of “Bolt Action” rules and 28 mm  scale wargaming miniatures. Model is available in two different boxes, one signed by Italeri, second with Warlord Games log. Sprues are identical, just decals are different. There is one more difference, as most (if not all) Italeri’s boxes contains “added value” – paint, glue and brush (Valleko EN887 Brown Violet, 7 mm). Paint will be most useful, as I mixed this color before, and it is correct color of most American helmets from the early and mid period of war.

Box contains two sprues of light grey color, leaflet for both Italeri and Warlord products, small decals sheet and detailed assembly guide with (not so detailed) painting guide for two very generic tanks, one American and one Russian (lend-lease tank).

Model depicts M4 Sherman armed with 75 mm gun. This particular version of Sherman was equipped with Continental gasoline R-975 engine. Tanks made in first production run were built with the three-piece, bolted lower nose with M3 suspension, second and third production runs tanks have had single-piece cast noses and M4 suspension, with welded upper part of the hull. Model depicts tank built in one of these series, let’s say in 1943. In British army this version of Sherman was known as Sherman I.
There was one more production run of this version, the latest one, which was named M4 Composite Hull. The hull of this version was built from two parts, front part of the hull was casted, rear part was welded. It was known as Sherman Hybrid in British army.

Quality of the sprues is excellent albeit model itself is rather simply, as most kits designed for wargaming tends to be. Tracks are made from just two parts each, most of the equipment is casted on the hull already, bogie tracks are modelled together with hull walls. Bogie tracks are definitely the worst part of the model. They are slightly simplistic but – unfortunately – there is one much worse thing. Wheels are casted in such a way, that they form a solid lump of plastic, joined with the hull. It will definitely be very visible on the finished model.

Details quality is high, especially considering that this is wargaming kit. One can clearly see additional armour plating on sides of the hull and on the right side of the turret, where it was weakened during manufacturing. All hatches, ports, valves, etc. are in correct places and they look good. Mantlet is looking very good, as is turret mounted machine gun.

For wargaming, it is excellent kit I think. Detailed enough to have some modelling and painting fun and at the same time not too delicate. It’s a pity that wheels are such lacklusting though. And one must remember, that this particular version was widely used in Africa and Western Europe, rather then on Pacific TOE;)


Warlord Games: New Waffen SS Cavalry Released

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

Warlord Games: Out today we have Waffen-SS Cavalry and a Cavalry NCO and LMG team – each set containing 3 mounted models as well as the dismounted versions in matching gear.

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Warlord Games: Judge Dredd Manta Prowl Tank Released

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

Warlord Games: Today marks the arrival a major weapon in the fight for law and order in Mega-City One – the huge Manta Prowl Tank is the largest resin models we’ve ever released!
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Warlord Games: Commander Kamrana Josen Render Preview

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

Warlord Games: Beyond the Gates of Antares players are in for a treat today with Commander Kamrana Josen – the first special character for the Concord. Check out the 3D digital render from sculptor Russ Charles and then read Rick Priestley’s background story for the Commander…
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Najbardziej niebezpieczna broń na świecie | The deadliest weapon in the world

Posted on January 21st, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Ta lekka parafraza słów generała Pershinga to wstęp do pokazania jeszcze jednej figurki żołnierza amerykańskiej piechoty morskiej – i jego karabinu, rzecz jasna. Plastikowy składak z części Warlord Games wygląda wyjątkowo wdzięcznie, głównie z racji wykorzystania ramienia obejmującego już firmową odlaną z nim razem broń. Jestem świeżo po sklejaniu kilku figurek tego z tego samego zestawu, w których broń i ramiona musiałem dopasowywać indywidualnie, i tylko ja sam wiem, ile trudu, nerwów i czasu kosztowało mnie zrobienie tego tak, żeby pozy wydawały się naturalne i realistyczne….
This paraphrase of famous words by general  Pershing is an entry to another United States marine from World War 2 – together with his rifle, of course. This is further plastic miniature, glued from sprues released by Warlord Games. I think it looks really nice, his pose is natural and believeable. Arm casted together with weapon helps a lot in this matter. I just glued together few miniatures from the same set, ones with separate arms and weapons, and believe me – the amount of time, curses and labour necessary for making poses both realistic and natural is hellishly enormous…


Zmiana kamuflażu | Camo change

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

Na dotychczas malowanych figurkach amerykańskich marines, które pokazywałem na blogu, dominowała zieleń – zarówno na ich mundurach maskujących, jak i tych jednolicie ubarwionych, wykorzystywanych najczęściej, gdyż w toku walk okazało się, że to właśnie one najlepiej kryją poruszających się żołnierzy. Czas więc na przełamanie tej hegemonii zieleni i pokazanie leathernecka noszącego drugą stronę munduru maskującego, w kolorach ziemisto-brązowych. Figurki Warlorda są raczej mało szczegółowe, jeśli chodzi o detale samych mundurów, czy ich krój. Widać jedynie po tym, jak układają się poły kurtki mundurowej, że nie są to kombinezony maskujące jednoczęściowe, wykorzystywane choćby podczas walk na Guadalcanalu, a późniejsze sorty dwuczęściowe. Wykorzystam to, malując w przyszłości figurki, w których obie części munduru, górna i dolne, mają różne kolory. Tak jak na tej figurce wzorcowej.
Almost all of my so far painted US marines were clothed in green. Camouflaged green fatigues, plain khaki fatigues, still green. Nothing wrong with this, of course, as it turned out, plain green fatigues were best at masking movement. Anyway, it is time to show brown version of marines camo suits. Warlord’s miniatures aren’t that great at showing little details of uniforms, such as pockets, etc. but it is clear that they depict soldiers wearing later, two-piece fatigues, not one piece suits, which were in use on, for example, Guadalcanal. And it is great as I can freely mix and match colors and camos on both parts of fatigues, like on this test miniature.


Warlord Games: Valentine II Infantry Tank Released

Posted on January 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Warlord Games: British and Soviet forces receive reinforcements this week, with the arrival of the Valentine II infantry tank.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from …

Warlord Games: New Algoryn and Boromite Army Deals

Posted on January 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Warlord Games: With the first wave of releases for the Algoryn and Boromites now complete, we’ve put together an army deal for each force to kickstart your Antares battles! Each contains an ideal starting force (chosen by Rick Priestley!), with dice for each unit, and reduced from the price of the individual sets. In addition, the first 15 buyers of each army will also receive a copy of the printed Beta Rulebook, not available to buy anywhere else!

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Warlord Games: February Price Rise Announced

Posted on January 17th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Warlord Games: At the start of February we’ll be implementing a price rise on the items outlined below due to increased costs. Rather than implement the new pricing immediately we’re giving two weeks notice, which should be ample time for you to take advantage of the current prices!
There will be price increases on the following products:
1. Starter Army Boxes by £5 or £10 each (including Pike & Shotte Battalia and Roman Starter Army)
2. Some Bolt Action plastic sets and sprues to increase by £1 or £2.
3. Individual figures up to £2.50 each (single figures are a pain to deal with but we really want to still offer the service to you).
4. All resin vehicles to increase by £1.
This will come into effect on the 1st February 2015.
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Warlord Games: Pro Gloria Landsknecht Pike, Command, Guard Duty and Hunting Party

Posted on January 17th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Warlord Games: Out today are the first of our new range of Landsknechts for the Italian Wars 1494-1559. Part of our acquisition of Pro Gloria Miniatures, these are just the start of a glorious-looking range – there’ll be lots more from this beautiful range over the coming weeks!

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Marine z M1 | M1 armed marine

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

Oprócz pokazywanego już moździerza pomalowałem cztery figurki marines potrzebne mi do wystawienia pełnych dwóch drużyn – brakowało mi trzech marines uzbrojonych w M1 i jednego ze strzelbą winchester. Rzecz jasna, wybrany przeze mnie skład drużyn jest niehistoryczny, i zgodnie z nim malowałem brakujące miniaturki. Na szczęście, w ramach selektorów “Bolt Action” można również wystawić drużynę wyglądającą niemal dokładnie tak, jak przewidywały to prawdziwe etaty amerykańskiej piechoty morskiej, docelowo też tak zbuduję swoje drużyny, nawet kosztem grywalności.

Dzisiejszy Amerykanin to właśnie jeden z tych uzbrojonych w wierny M1, weteran walk gdzieś na Pacyfiku, zarośnięty i trochę sfatygowany.

Mortar and its crew, which were shown earlier this week, aren’t the only Bolt Action miniatures which I managed to paint lately. I painted four more leathernecks too, ones which were necessary for making my teams full – three armed with M1s and one carrying a winchester shotgun. My currently selected “army’s” teams are not historical of course, but – fortunately – I will be able to field historically organised teams too, as some marines selectors for Bolt Action allows for it. It is a thing for the future, as I need to paint more miniatures though.

This American marine is one of M1 armed ones, Pacific veteran, which is clearly shown on his unshaved face and slightly worn-out overalls.


Warlord Games: Soviet Infantry Winter Uniform Plastic Boxed Set Pre-Order

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

I like the look of these upcoming miniatures from Warlord Games: Available for Pre-Orders from today is our latest plastic kit for Bolt Action – Soviet Infantry equipped for the freezing wintry conditions of the Eastern Front or for the push into Germany’s heartland…

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Warlord Games: Albion Triumphant and Pike & Shotte Books Reprinted

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

Warlord Games: These two books are just in from the printers, and we’ve edited in the errata so these new editions are completely up to date and ready to play!

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Moździerz 81 mm USMC | USMC 81mm mortar

Posted on January 14th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Moja “armia” lederneków do Bolt Action powolutku rośnie w siłę, w zasadzie cały czas na warsztacie mam coś, co się w niej znajdzie. W czasie przerwy świątecznej pomalowałem, w ramach wzmocnienia, moździerz 81 mm wraz z obsługą. To pierwszy metalowy zestaw Warlorda, który pokazuję na blogu, i jest on – niestety – o dwie klasy gorszy od figurek plastikowych. Mogę wybaczyć prostą rzeźbę, widać, że miniaturki robione były kilka lat temu. Trudno jednak wybaczyć podwójne linie podziału formy, będące wynikiem odlewania z formy zrobionej na wcześniej odlanej kopii miniaturki. Koszmar w czyszczeniu, na dodatek linie biegną zazwyczaj w mocno widocznych miejscach. Szczególnie dobrze widać to na golasie.

Dość długo zastanawiałem się, na jakich podstawkach umieścić moździerz i obsługę. Chciałem, by możliwe było zdejmowanie poszczególnych żołnierzy w wypadku ich eliminacji z gry. Początkowo zamierzałem ustawić ich na okrągłych podstawkach, wsadzonych w jedną większą, na której przykleiłbym sam moździerz. Niestety, okazało się, że nie dają się sensownie ustawić. Zdecydowałem się więc na rozwiązanie widoczne obok.
Eksperymentowałem trochę z malowaniem skóry – zawsze mam problem z takimi dużymi plamami koloru cielistego, z tych też nie jestem specjalnie zadowolony. Celowniczy upadł mi też na podłogę. Dość nieszczęśliwie – upadek nie zniszczył mu prawie malowania, natomiast udało mu się trafić precyzyjnie ustami w metalową linijkę, którą odłożyłem (do sprzątnięcia) chwilę wcześniej. Usta nadawały się do poprawki zarówno malarskiej, jak i delikatnego przyrzeźbienia…

My leathernecks army for Bolt Action is slowly but steadily growing both in numbers and strength. To bo honest, I have some marines in various stages of painting and assembly on my desk all the time. One of the recently finished subprojects is this 81mm mortar and its crew. This is first all metal set by Warlord which I show on my blog and it is – unfortunately – much worse then plastic Warlord’s miniatures. I can live with simple sculpt, showing its age. But I really, really hate double mould lines, as it means that my miniatures were casted from moulds made from casted retail miniatures. They are hard to file down, they are very noticeable too, running all over visible details. It is particulary noticeable on the half-naked marine.

I wanted to base this mortar and crew on separate bases, to make removing casualties easy. My first idea was to base them on small round bases, which would fit inside bigger, sabot round base. Unfortunately, it turned out that they can’t be properly aligned on such base. So I decided to make three separate bases, one slightly bigger for gunner and mortar itself.

As I mentioned many times, I really don’t like to paint exposed flesh, especially such large areas. Trying to improve my painting I experimented a little bit, but I think final effect is lacklusting unfortunately. And, to make matters worse – one of the crewmen fall on the floor fully painted. Fortunately, paintjob wasn’t damaged much. Unfortunately, he fall hitting metal ruler with his face. Whole mouth area had to be slightly resculpted and repainted…



Warlord Games: New Italian Tank Crew Released

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

Warlord Games: Avanti! Our latest pack of tank crew covers the Italians – now your Semoventes, Autoblindas and Carro Armatos can include their crews!
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Warlord Games: Napoleonic King’s German Legion Luneberg Light Battalion Skirmishers

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

Warlord Games: More reinforcements have arrived for Wellington’s forces in the war against Napoleon – King’s German Legion Luneberg Light Battalion skirmishing.

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Warlord Games: New French Army HQ and Lorraine 38L Armoured Carrier

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

Warlord Games: The French army receives new units this week to hold back the German Blitzkrieg – a brand new HQ set as well as the Lorraine 38L armoured carrier.

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Warlord Games: Plastic Tiger I Ausf.E Heavy Tank Boxed Set

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

Warlord Games: The awesome Tiger I plastic kit is available now for pre-orders, and will be rumbling into battlefields very soon! Our superbly detailed new kit, made by plastic manufacturers Italeri, has Zimmerit anti-magnetic mine paste giving it the …

Warlord Games: Jet-Bike Mounted Concord Interceptor Squad Preview

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

Warlord Games: This preview shows the work on a new unit for the Concord Combined Command (usually referred to as C3) – the C3 Interceptor Squad.
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Warlord Games: Terminator Genisys: War Against the Machines Miniature Games Preview

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

Warlord Games: We are very excited to announce that Warlord Games will be the exclusive distributor for the forthcoming Terminator Genisys Miniatures Game. Produced by River Horse and written by Bolt Action author Alessio Cavatore, it will be a 28mm skirmish game pitting the Human Resistance led by John Connor against the Machines of Skynet. The boxed set – War Against the Machines – is due for release in the Summer to coincide with the new movie… A bit more information about this upcoming game here in our previous post.
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Żwawo! | Double time!

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

Piąty i ostatni z amerykańskich żołnierzy piechoty morskiej, paćkanych na konkurs forum “Strategie”. Niespecjalnie fotogeniczna poza, ręka i pochylenie torsu zasłania twarz. W każdym razie wyraźnie widać, że facet daje ręczny sygnał przynaglający jego towarzyszy do jak najszybszego ruchu.
Teraz muszę jeszcze wybrać trzech z pięciu, których poddam ocenie… Pomoże mi w tym, zapewne, fotka grupowa.


Fifth and last of American marines, which were painted for “Strategie” forum painting competition. This one is not really suitable for taking photos, as his arm and torso leaning cover his face. Still, it is clear that he is signalling “Double time!” to his brothers in arms.
Now I just have to pick three miniatures which will enter the competition… I think that group photo will come handy here.




Warlord Games: Order During January and You May Win £250

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

Warlord Games has just launched a contest with a grand prize of £250! All you have to do to make a chance is ordering some nice Warlord Games goodies during January.
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24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

Posted on January 6th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

My 1st unit of British Troops for my Zulu war project depicts the 24th Foot the most famous regiment of the war mainly thanks to the film Zulu .The 24th foot were almost wiped out at Isandlwana and then were main force at Rorkes Drift .The main unit is…