Science Fiction


Konflikt 47 Defiance Preview Pack

Although I always liked the models of the Bolt Action series and the system, I could not really get attached to the game for a while, due to it’s real historical background. However, when the Bersaglieri for Konflikt 47 appeared in June 2018, my interest was aroused. Konflikt 47 offers enough fiction to successfully bring […]

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Konflikt 47 Allied Coyote/Guardian Light Walker

At the end of August, I've held a Konflikt 47 walker in my hands for the first time and was thus able to gain my first experiences with the Coyote kit. The walker is delivered in a box, but is effectively housed in a classic clampack. After I freed the Mech from his package, the […]

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Hellfire: A little more hell on Dodgson's World

Figures: Irregular MiniaturesBuildings: VariousTerrain hexes: GHQ TerrainmakerThe heroic resistance fighters of Dodgson's World took on the brave liberators of Dodgson's World at my house last night. The rebels arrived mob-handed in a selection of improvised armoured vehicles worthy of the A-Team (circled in blue in the image below). Their goal was to seize the air traffic control equipment from the New Clemency spaceport and make off with it. This would make it hard for ShortCom to land new troops and would disrupt ShortCom activities massively, thus giving the rebels a chance to focus on defeating existing ShortCom troops before new ones could be brought in.The situation just after the start of the game The spaceport defence company, augmented by a small militia company and a company of mercenary Thaugs who acted as the police for the spaceport village occupied the spaceport buildings (circled in red above). A battalion of ShortCom regulars was known to be in the area and they might be made available t

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Mortal Engines

The newest masterpiece by Peter Jackson, and while it might not top his crowning achievement of The Lord of the Rings, his movies are always, as we say over here in flemish, visually "af".And so it is again with the sci-fi epos Mortal Engines, based on the book with the same name by Philip Reeve.Earth has had it's continents shattered after a huge war, and cities have been wiped out.  Civilisation survives in small, often mobile, villages.  But amongst them are also the Predator Cities, like London.  Huge machines with thousands of inhabitants, these roam the lands looking for small communities to absorb and process.Thaddeus Valentine, lead scientist of London, has other plans though.  He is secretly working on a forbidden weapon, called Medusa, to breach the great wall into the east and the lands beyond.  But he is assailed by a mysterious scarred girl, Hester Shaw, with whom's mother he had a romance.  Until he killed her for a piece of technology of ages gone by.As London adva

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Dreadball Part 2: Quick and Dirty

Ishibashi FoodCo Everyone has to eat something and the Ishibashi Interstellar Food Conglomerate, often simply referred to as Ishibashi FoodCo, knows that. The company is specialized in serving the outer rim of the Co-Prosperity Sphere, as many of the regular suppliers are avoiding these zones. Now Ishibashi also wants to take root in the galactic […]

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Necromunda Luther Pattern Excavation Automata Ambot

Another reincarnation of the Ambull is going to be released today, after the Dread Ambull, the Necromunda gang leaders can bulk up with some big buys, the Luther Pattern Ambots. Back in April 2018, so almost a year ago, we saw the first artwork in a teaser by Forge World. So when the miniature(s) were […]

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Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Starn’s Disciples

Kill Team is an incredibly successful brand for Games Workshop and the supplements keep coming. So it is time to not just look at the very interesting Kill Zones, like Sector Fronteris or Sector Mechanicus, but one of the actual Kill Teams. With the re-release of the Genestealer Cult back in 2016, the new Kill […]

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Warhammer 40,000 Monopoly

With the Games Workshop licensing expanding, the brand of Warhammer comes to new products and merchandise. There is clothing, video games and even funko pops, and of course some classics like board games. But when you're thinking about Warhammer and board games, you're probably thinking of Heroquest or maybe one of the newer incarnations like […]

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Blackstone Fortress – The Dreaded Ambull

The first supplement for Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress was released last weekend. It is called, The Dreaded Ambull, and covers a new scenario including matching upgrades and miniatures. When Blackstone Fortress was released, it was already announced, that it wouldn't stay a single release and further supplements and additions would be released. It is once […]

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Hellfire: Hell on Dodgson's World

Actually playing games has not been a common occurrence over the past year. I've done a bit of solo gaming with Four Against Darkness which was fun but figure games have not been much of a thing. Last night Steve and I finally managed to get our diaries to coincide, so we dug out Jim Webster's Hellfire rules and the Hell on Dodgson's World scenario pack that Irregular Miniatures used to sell. I bought these back in the nineties and got them painted really quite quickly compared to some projects that I have pursued. This shows in the paint jobs, and I need to return to them and given them a new lick of paint plus some better attention to their bases.HellfireHellfire is a generic sci-fi rules set designed for 6mm. The introduction notes that the rules were written with a background in mind that is not overly militarised. To quote the rules:'It is a universe where the black sheep of the family returns with a battalion of genetically engineered warriors he has hired, to be met by the family who have called out an

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Lost in Space

Danger Will Robinson!Any kid from my generation saw the classic (reruns of) Lost in Space, in which the Robinson family was tossed into space en route to a colony world.Or the Matt LeBlanc movie from years ago...But now Netflix has the remake series in it's catalogue, starring none other then Toby Stephens (I'm such a fan of him) as John Robinson.  Sure, the family roles have been changed, and their social interactions have been pulled to today's zeitgeist, but the core story is still the same.The Robinsons, but now together with more colonists, crash land with their Jupiter 2 on a new planet.  Here they encounter the Robot, a creature apparently the cause of their forced evacuation from the mothership Resolute.  Amongst the survivors is also Dr Smith, a manipulative imposter out to save her own skin and gain access to the power of the Robot.As the colonists discover that the planet is dying, they look for ways to launch from the planet, but at the sacrifice of trust, friendships and against th

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Tactica 2019 – Part 2

The coverage of Part 1 continues with the prominent guests of Tactica. The twin brothers Michael and Alan Perry were at the show, sculpting, having a chat with the guests and even added one of the show miniatures. But they weren't alone, they had Aly Morrison (who sculpted the Great War Miniatures range) and Peter […]

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Coming soon... the campaign for Azmodov 7

Azmodov 7.  A barely noticeable, unintresting and agricultural planet in the Pax Arcadia empire.  Life is calm there.  Barely anything happens... and then they came.The immanterium burst open and the sons of Fulgrim, the Emperor's Children, started to make landfall, bound to grab every soul for themselves in an orgy of pain, excess and pleasure.It all started so innocent.  Bored youth?  Greedy communal masters?  Who knows, but they started hovering together on the backward planet.  And from the small population of just under 1.5 billion, a cult began to emerge, looking to put it's frontiers ever further in the quest to find thrills.  But this small drop started to ripple, and as the cult grew, as did the craving for more amongst the populace influenced by them, it slowly but steadily became a beacon in the Warp.The Pax Arcadia lawmen noticed an increase in petty crimes at first, in the cities around the planet.  But as with all smaller cities, the communication bet

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Oldhammer – The hunt

The journey through Oldhammer continues. I gave the introduction and the first part of choosing and preparing an retro-project. Next step, get yourself some old miniatures. But before you start buying, make sure you know what you're looking for. I suggested SoLegends for their vast amount of catalogue pages and beyond that, there are dedicated […]

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