Today and tomorrow the CONflict Rheinland (Rhineland) will be held in Langenfeld near Leverkusen, between Cologne and Dusseldorf. As such it was a short and straight trip for me, 5 minutes to the Autobahn, 1 hour on it (just the A3, no changes...) and roughly 5 minutes to get from the exit to the venue. […]
A new Kickstarter campaign from Italian based LuxLu has sailed into view. Naval games seem to be coming back under the spotlight and this new offering of 1:1850-1:3000 WWII fleet action could prove very popular. [...] The post Take control of your navy in Admiral from LuxLu appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Beginning in 1950, the Korean War was a defining moment for the UN and the entirety of the early Cold War, widening the already monumental gulf between the east and west, capitalist and communist. [...] The post Bolt Action: Korea appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Another small set of "scatter terrain animals" in this post today.I had these models for ages, and finally gotten around to restoring and repainting them after they served in my Chaos Dwarf / Hobgoblin force a decade ago.A variety of breeds, these 28mm scale dogs are great to populate villages in games of SAGA and the likes.Nothing to spectacular, but I adore the English Bulldog ;-)
As I had quite a good impression of the Tamiya kits in the past, and the 1:48 scale vehicles fit well with larger 28-32mm models, I added to the 1:48 Tamiya HUMVEEs and Black Scorpion's Last Patrol a M1A2 Abrams. The kit is usually priced around 26-30 EUR and casted in sand yellow plastic. The […]
One of the most popular World War 2 PC strategy games is being brought to a tabletop near you! Stand to attention for the Company of Heroes Board Game. [...] The post Company of Heroes Board Game Hits Kickstarter appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Saga is a game that I have been wanting to try out for some time but have not been able to manage to get a game in. I originally picked up the rules when the first edition was released but thought it was a bit fussy. It was also next to impossible to get the dice here in Canada when the game was originally released. I had some Wargames Factory models that I was going to use to build a Dane force but never got around to it and the models got traded or sold some time ago. When the new version was released I was interested enough to pick up a copy and when a friend moved I picked up his painted Carolingian force and was ready to play. Sadly my schedule got in the way and it wasn’t until this week that I was able to get in a game. While I wanted to try the game out to use my historical force, the release of the Age of magic rules has made it more of a priority as I want to get a grasp on the basic rues before adding the twists and complications of monsters and spell casting. Many thanks to Palmer for provid
Warlord Games has expanded their popular World War 2 range of Bolt Action into the skies and the sea. I've done a lot of Bolt Action coverage already here and am keen to try out other scales and settings. I have talked about both systems and their potential position on the market, but today I […]
In the run-up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Warlord Games has begun a three-month long campaign. Players can take part in the campaign across Warlord's numerous game systems, so everyone can take part. [...] The post The longest day begins – Warlord Games D-Day Campaign appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
The Quaeye Werelt is a large medieval camp re-enactment, taking place in Deurne (near Antwerp) since 1999.During the event, people can witness how the medieval life went about, and buy things from specialised merchants.There are also demonstrations of re-enactors, like this medieval swordfight tournament. But the highlight is definitly the battle for Antwerp, as the Burgundy army came to our beloved city to quell the rebellion on taxes.We did leave the battle a few minutes before the end, to beat the masses on the drinking lines. And at 30 degrees, there was no way i wanted to wait a moment longer then needed.This was also Noshi`s first time at the event, and she found it a truly wonderful experience. And one I can recommend to all you people as well to pass by and have a stroll in the wonderful park, transformed during this medieval fair in one big encampment!
Historical – Band of Brothers was a pretty decent HBO show from back in the day that followed the exploits of Easy Company across the European Continent. I believe it was based on a book and the series was directed by Steven Spielburg. That late 1990’s series was part of HBO series really taking off and changing the face of television.
Warlord was running a sprue sale over the last few weeks, with multiple different items on strong discounts. Oddly enough, I just ordered 5 days before the sale started, so I had two orders on the run. And the second one overtook the first one. Well, stuff like that happens. So what did I treat […]
After a name and brand bickering, that I first thought was an April fools joke, Footsore Miniatures - who took over Musketeer Miniatures back in the day, came back to their name. With Gangs of Rome, they went with the name of Warbanner and recently Games Workshop got in touch with them, as Warbanner would […]
Historical – Flint and Feather is a skirmish style tabletop game produced by Crucible Crush. The game pits two factions against each other during the “pre-contact period.” The two bands I have to paint are Huron and Iroquios. These miniatures are a nice chunky style that you typically get with small run metal minis. The detail is pretty solid and there didn’t seem to be a ton of flash or mold shift (which can make metal minis a nightmare to clean up). Being fairly ignorant about Native American tribes I had to do some digging to be sure I didn’t paint them like a bad western or as one of the tribes from the southwest as the tribes in the Great Lakes region had a very different appearance. After digging around it seemed like both groups look very similar. To differentiate the two bands I opted to g
I am currently consolidating my projects, among them Bolt Action. The problem in that case aren't the vehicles, but the amount of miniatures you quickly end up with. Especially with the plastic kits (and then adding sprues from the sales), 30 something paratroopers, and 30 something grenadiers, and 30 something ... you get the picture. […]