My latest offerings for 15mm Scifi Cyberpunk terrain are now available in the Lab-Doctor Merkury's Lab StoreThis is a large set, 20 .stls that allow you to customize your environment and that are compatible with the other sets in the series.Examples of the pieces printed in PLA are shown Sign sets for the sides of the building or for the front and top. Signs from other sets fit as well.The building is made to be customized. Plates fit into the floor changing the intended use of the building.Here this building becomes a recycling center.Back view of the building showing HVAC unit and signage spots.A scale view with a Khurasan Miniature.Another plate converts the same building into a store front.-and is designed to allow a model to be placed behind the counter.This plate creates a subway entrance.Another a Bus Bench, another sign also in the set beside it.Details of the bench, a looted case, can be used as an Objective Location.Trash sets are added for street obstacles and cover.Slum up those s
Last night I ran a refight of the Battle of Salamanca at the club. We used the ESR ruleset which worked out very nicely, especially simulating the early morning maneuvering the came before the fight itself.While the historical outcome was a decisive British victory, both armies were evenly matched, with the British having a slight advantage in infantry while the French had a tad more in calvary and artillery. ESR also simulates the tactical doctrinal differences nicely with the French having a smaller number of large formations while the British having a lot more smaller more flexible units that done have as much staying power but are very flexible to use.The French are entering the board from the lower right side. Another shot of the initial set up showing the build of the British Army marching up for Salamanca (upper left). There are a number of hills on the right side of the picture that don't really show through in the picture.The initial moves have the French marching quickly
For a change of pace, I painted up sixteen 15mm German soft skins. These are resin Battlefront models I got in a job lot. I have added them to my 15mm WW2 for sale page.Nice enough models, suitable for France, Russia or the desert. A bit of grass could be added to the bases but don't want to make the too specific until sold.Up next: Gaming at the club, a building, some 28mm adventurers, and maybe some more 15mm WW2 (German reduce units).
Okay, the flesh is weak. Or the mind. Or maybe one can blame lack of resistance...But yeah, years after I sold my Flames of War italians... I bought Flames of War italians, as you could see passing by in the haul reports from the previous weeks.I don't actually know how it came to be. Either when looking at the tournament calender on T3, or if it was due to painting them up in 6mm recently, but for some reason I decided for myself I had to go back and play the now 4th edition of the game.So I hopped over to my favorite online dealer, Wayland Games, and bought the Avanti Savoia book (and "some" models), in order to get started with the Mid War period again. Granted, it seems most tournaments these days are Late War, but there where no italians in the war anymore by then. Nevertheless, I don't doubt mid war events will be popping up left and right as well, so it gives me ample time to paint and prepare my Compagnia Carri.Because what is more heroic after all then going to battle wi
Small painting job finally finished. Three elements only this time. Two western type wagons in 15mm for my Commonwealth and Swedish armies. Both from Wargamer. The third was my Pirate's Captain. That one is from Warlord Games. Now, I need to do an annual check of all my figures and after that, I can start a new project!Mała praca malarska w końcu skończona. Tylko trzy elementy tym razem. Dwa zachodnie wozy dla moich armii Rzeczypospolitej i szwedzkiej. Oba od Wargamera. Trzecią jest piracki kapitan. Ten z kolei jest od Warlord Games. Teraz czas na coroczną kontrolę wszystkich moich figurek i po tym można zacząć nowy projekt.
Researching scenarios for Sharp Practice from the Gettysburg campaign, I came upon the stand made by the 45th NY during the retreat of XI Corps. Men from the regiment occupied buildings and backyards in the area of the Eagle Hotel and Christ Lutheran Church and fought to buy their comrades time to make it safely to Cemetery Ridge. This would make a great scenario for Sharp Practice. However, it would need a lot of buildings. Call me crazy, but I decided I would go for it. It’s going to be a long-term project, especially as I want to scratch-build as many of the buildings as possible. This is the area I want to model on the table. I decided to start with Baltimore Street, which is the big street leading to the West from the square. Fortunately, I found a historical photograph of the Southern side of the street: You can see the cupola of the Lutheran Church in the background. My main material for building the houses is plastic sheet. I also used textured sheets and windows from model railway suppliers.
Started on the next group of Confederate infantry for Fire and Fury and the like.Additions to the growing Confederate force are coming on at a steady rate with artillery and cavalry planned for the future.Cheers for now.
From Eli Arndt over at Loud Ninja Games comes a revamped Kickstarter campaign to release the Ikwen. So, what are the Ikwen? A cracking range of 15mm science fiction figures, that’s what! Asymmetric Warfare Complementing [...] The post Ikwen Uprising – A Kickstarter from Loud Ninja Games appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Wow! It has been 4 months since I last post anything here. Amazing. I have been very active in the hobby but I have just not been producing much content. I have built lots of models lately but I have not finished many projects.This time we have a British M3 Grant Squadron, or company as I call it, comprised of the HQ and three troops, or platoons. These are 15mm plastic models from Battlefront Miniature for Flames of War. This was part of an impulse purchase back in October and I was inspired to get them assembled and painted. They have already seen action in three battles but, sadly, have not yet been victorious.
It was quite packed out at Reject HQ over the weekend. Seven of us got together for an epic Napoleonic bash, including long lost Reject Dave. Who vanished in a puff of smoke some 2 years ago, but has now returned for a game and hopefully he'll return again for another game but next time it'll be shorter than 2 years time!!!We picked sides out of the hat I picked the Poles along with Surj and our CnC Smiffy!The Swedes CnC was Lee, along with Richard and Dave.Lee's report can be found here!OOBCnC - Prince Poniatowski (Smiffy)Polish Division (Ray) in the centre)1st Brigade - 1st, 2nd, 8th, 14th Line2nd Brigade - 1st and 2nd 4th Line, 1st & 2nd Combined Vistula Legion3rd Brigade - 1st Chasseurs a Cheval, 2nd Lancers4th Brigade - 14th CuirassiersFrench Division (Smiffy) on the right)5th Brigade - 1st & 2nd 11th Legere, 1st & 2nd 2nd Line6th Brigade - 1st & 2nd 4th Line, 1st & 2nd 18th Line7th Brigade - 22nd Dragoons, 25th Dragoons8th Brigade - 10th Chasseurs a ChevalGerman/Italian Division (Sur
At the Bovington Tank Museum you can get close up and personal with the first tanks that were built and used in combat, such as the Mark IV Tank. First World War tanks, namely the British Mark IV, started the practice of carrying fascines on the roof, to be deployed to fill trenches that would otherwise be an obstacle to the tank. The Mark IV was a British tank of the First World War. Introduced in 1917, it benefited from significant developments of the Mark I tank (the intervening designs being small batches used for training). The main improvements were in armour, the re-siting of the fuel tank and ease of transport. A total of 1,220 Mk IV were built: 420 “Males”, 595 “Females” and 205 Tank Tenders (unarmed vehicles used to carry supplies), which made it the most numerous British tank of the war. The “Male” tanks were armed with three machine guns and two 6-pdrs. Whilst the “Female” tanks had Five .303 Lewis machine guns. The Mark IV was first used in mid 191
Reject HQ had a visit on Sunday from one of our lost sheep, Dave, who moved away a couple of years ago (maybe we should have taken the hint?!?). We had six players around the table for this game, more than we have had in quite a long time. Postie put on a large Napoleonic game and had a lot of figures down on the table for this battle so we were set for what would prove to be an epic struggle. The SetupThis is a fictional encounter set just before the Battle of Leipzig, so Postie drew up our orders of battle form the units that would have been in this area at this time period. The armies facing each other were ostensibly Swedes versus Poles, but in reality, these are international armies with troops from half a dozen nations represented on the table. As usual, Postie set up the deployment but there was enough room for some finesse in the movement of our armies before we met in melee. We pulled sides from a hat as normal and for my sins, I found myself commander of the Swedes. Order of BattleRat
A long-postponed project has been painting the 35 figures that came with the board game Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu. I think Jessica got this as a Christmas present in 2017. I planned to roll this out as a Halloween post, but things intervened... .The figures are a mix of 15mm and 32mm figures. The cultists and shoggoth figures are smaller and really function as counters or currency to track the game's progress towards defeating the players.The cultists were pretty simple figures. After some debate about painting belts, trim, and faces, I decided mono-colour was better. I was just about to pick up a linen colour and then switched to red to avoid having to explain they weren't clansmen at the beginning of every game.The shoggoth were harder. I looked at a bunch of different efforts on boardgamegeek and eventually decided to go with my first take: slimy green with lost of eyes.The counters scale well with each other but are notable smaller than the player-character figures.Left to right below we have doctor, occ
The following is a guide to the way I painted my 3D printed signs for my 15mm Cyberpunk Sprawl games.The signs are available here:https://www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product/290980And I have had them affordable printed in clear resin through a vendor using Treatstock.Materials you will need:Fine metal fileLiquitext White Acrylic inkAny color ink you want your sign to beWhite Acrylic paintA thin fine brush for outliningA thick brush for washes The first step is to clean your sign using a small flat file and then wash clean with water.Next go to your white ink and mix about a 50:50 amount with clean water in a palette Liberally cover both sides of the sign, one side at a time, allowing each side to dry completely before doing the other side.Next pink an ink to use for the sign’s major color. Here I have chosen scarlet.Again mix about 50:50 ink with clean water and liberally apply to each side, allowing each side to dry before doing the other side.Final step, with a fine brush, outline all the edges of the
........and some ladders!The gravestones are leftovers and MDF from Blotz, these are used to signify a unit in distress marker for the rules, rather than a paper/plastic marker I decided on these little bits and don't they look well battered!The ladders were HO scale and plastic, mainly designed for siege type shenanigans........15mm figures for a little scale shot!