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Adeptus Arbites

Last spring I painted up a bunch of old I-Kore Void figures and called them "Adeptus Arbites". In truth, they would be better stand-ins for Local Enforcers... The Adeptus Arbites, I have since figured out, are more like a "Federal" police force - like the FBI in the United States or the RCMP in Canada (except that the RCMP are also detailed to do local law enforcement in large parts of rural Canada...), whereas Enforcers are more like local/municipal police forces.I imagine the Adeptus Arbites, though there certainly would be some posted on Necromunda, would give very little care for anything going on in the Underhive - they would be keeping their eye on Lord Helmawr and the big movers and shakers in the upper hive or spire that might be committing Imperial crimes... I guess they might show up in the Underhive to chase down a particularly nasty criminal that's tried to elude Imperial justice by escaping downhive.Adeptus Arbites! Most of these are old metal models from Citadel Miniatures on newer Sector Imperi

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Delaque Gangers

I finally finished up the Delaque Leader, so I thought I would post pics of the entire gang... I do have three more to do, but all three require some converting, and it may be some time before I get to them, so...The One-Eyed Red SnakesThe entire gang, so far...All are old school Necromunda metal figures from Citadel Miniatures.Artifex is the Leader of the gang. Artifex is a master dealer in information and prohibited substances (mainly obscure and spook - which he sells as red and blue pills). Artifex is kitted out with Flack Armour, Photogoggles, a Bolt Gun, a Power Axe and a Stub gun.Skills: Mentor225 creditsRisternina (Champion) is Artifex's right hand man.He is kitted out with Flak Armour, Photogoggles, Lascannon with monosight, and a Stub Gun.Skills: Marksman330 creditsMus and Rotis. These Gangers are equipped with Flak Armour, Photogoggles, Lasgun, Stub Gun and Stiletto Knife.110 credits eachOraculum and Mutatio. These Gangers have Flak Armour, Photogoggles, Shotgun (Solid and Scatter ammo), Stub Gun,

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Spectre Miniatures - African Militia #2

More from the cupboard of shame whilst I wade my way through the rebasing of Korean Micro armour and buildings I wanted to clear up more of the African Militia. Another interesting bunch in T shirts and civilian attire - I am loving the graduate, I think he must have passed his GCSE in weapon handling.....Next week back to the small toys and more 6mm.....

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Over the Horizon – New Rules for Horizon Wars

Recently released and going straight to the top of the bestseller list on Wargame Vault, Over the Horizon is the new companion volume for Horizon Wars. Having picked up Horizon Wars upon it’s release, and [...] The post Over the Horizon – New Rules for Horizon Wars appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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V the Mini Series - Clean and Sweep #1

Having had a couple infantry based games with the Visitors, I thought it time for the them to crank it up and go on the offensive.The militia player had to prepare for all round defence of the village from the Visitors and their cleansing and food hunt.Visitor Briefing.Location: ZikingaSituation: Your platoon has been tasked with clearing out a village. Expect a prepared defence.Initial Deployment: Enter on any road, you may enter on foot or mounted.Victory Conditions: Clear the village of militia.Zikanga Militia Briefing.Location: Zikinga.Situation: A Visitor assault on your village is expected, you are prepared to repel this assault on your home.Initial Deployment: Set up anywhere on the board.Victory Conditions: Keep control of the village at the end of the game.So there you have it a game of 750 points using Flying Lead. The game starts well for the human militia as the first Visitor APC is stopped in it's tracks by a well placed RPG round. The Visitor squad and Diana dive out of the pack of the AP

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Industrial Table

Before a planned “big 40K game” I set up all of the industrial terrain I have been building to see if anything was missing. After more than 18 months of designing, building and painting, the whole lot covered a 6×4 table and I have to say it looked pretty damn good! The dice tower is not really suitable for a large 40K game, it is better suited to Rogue Stars or Kill Team. Chucking 40 Storm Bolter dice down it just would not work. But it still works as a bit of terrain regardless of the rules system. There are loads of walkways connecting all of the towers, I have found that the extra wide walkways work best one level down from the top of a tower, makes it easier to get a hand in there to move the models around. Down at ground level, there are loads of new bits that connect the ground plates together. I have been making several different designs, trying to find one that is my favourite, so far there are a few designs that I like. This vent design below is made from a couple of plastic bot

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Star Schlock: Bad 80's Sci-Fi Movies as a Tabletop Skirmish Game

After receiving a batch of brand new command cards for my sci-fi game Star Schlock, I was eager to get a some figures on the table to run them through their paces. My son and I only had an hour to spare between chores, but that turned out to be plenty of time to see how the latest version of the rules fared.The CombatantsI fielded the heroic Doctor Owens and his Space Cadet daughter who were once again aiding primitive furry locals in throwing off the shackles of enslavement at the hands of the Totalitarian Dominion.My son ran the 'that floating fat man', Totalitarian Overlord, and his right hand man Captain Vrok. They'd be supported by white armored dronetrooper lackeys.The Battle BeginsMy heroic freedom fighters, picking their way across the desert barrens, hoping to avoid civilian casualties.My force consisted of three squads (15 figures total), the doctor, his daughter and two helper droids (a total of seven units). My son and I each drew a hand of command cards and secretly chose one, revealing them simu

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Epic duo game

So I took my army out to Mark’s yesterday for a four-player game of Epic Armageddon. I teamed up with Mark’s Guard force to fight a game against Dan’s Chaos and Palmer’s Space Marines. Dan had two Tactical units, a unit of bombers, a Warhound Titan and some Terminators. Dan had a Chaos Marine unit... Continue Reading →

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Crooked Dice - 28mm Visitors - V The Original Miniseries - The return.

Having played out a couple of encounters between the Visitors and African militiamen in Zikanga I had a couple of gaps in the Visitor faction that I wanted to fill. Images of other fellow gamers playing V are still a little hard to come by but Twisted Pinnacle has provided inspiration for a couple of conversions from the Crooked Dice Range.First up more Visitor Shock Troopers.The Visitors attempt to integrate with the local populations of earth so if they are going to be garrisoned in the Zikanga region I figured I would need some local looking troopers so I have added in a couple of black troopers with a couple of head swaps from the original blister packs.Human sympathisers - Visitor Youth Programme. In the original mini series they appear to be used as as a PR exercises, so I figured let's extend this to guard duties and general patrols, besides it gave me a chance paint up the minion dog section.The Officer has a Visitor cap and glasses to integrate him into the Visitor forces. Not suere yet whether he is

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