I have already covered the plastic kits of the Afrika Korps and 8th Army Infantry that came along with this campaign supplement for Bolt Action - Campaign the Western Desert. Now it is time for the book itself. The name already gives it away, this book covers the first chapter between 1940 and 1942 of […]
As already mentioned with the review of the Afrika Korps box, the Western Desert supplement is supported by two new infantry kits, and here is the second one, the British 8th Army Commonwealth infantry kit. As these were prepared at the same time, we had the chance to see the 3-Ups at this year's Salute […]
Warlord Games released for Bolt Action the latest campaign supplement, The Western Desert, and this time the book is accompanied by not just one but two new plastic kits. We're talking about the Afrika Korps Grenadiers we're going to review today and the 8th Army Commonwealth Infantry we'll see here as well. We were shown […]
This week I have been plugging away at the twenty plastic infantry infantry that come in the US starter set plus a blister of metal command figures. Happy to say they are all done which means I have completely finished my first 1000pts!Here are some quick snaps of the doughboys...2nd Lt, offsider and medicBazooka teamSniper team1st Squad2nd SquadI have a unit of Firefly jump infantry, a .50cal MMG team and a medium walker in the post right now which will expand the force to 1500pts. Apart from an LMG, a flamethrower and a mortar that'll be it I reckon.Cheers,Millsy
Final part of this week's anti-tank gun series makes the 8.8cm FlaK 37 by Warlord Games / Italeri. The 8,8 is one of the most famous guns of World War 2. Similar to PaK for Panzerabwehrkanone, FlaK is a contraction of Flugzeugabwehrkanone. Actually developed as an anti-air gun, but due to the ability to shoot […]
The clone army of Sontarans from Warlord Games for the into the time vortex game ,they come in 2 sets Staal and his bodyguards (3 figures) and a Sontaran squad (5 Figures) .Nice figures and a treat to paint looking forward to see how they stand up in the game.
After we started the themed week with the supplement Campaign Market Garden, it is time to introduce and cover the matching Airborne units in a review - starting with the US Airborne. They were the second paratrooper unit released in plastic after the German Fallschirmjäger. The US Airborne was founded more or less in 1942, […]
After covering the battles in the Pacific, the Eastern front and the Ardennes, the next Bolt Action supplement moves to North Western Europe with Campaign Market Garden. An instead of whole years of war, this battle has its eye on very intense 9 days in late September '44. This campaign supplement covers the story […]
After or better said, during, assembling the Landsknechts for the different reviews (Pikemen, Missile Troops and Zweihänders), I tried to get a bit more out of the kit, as with the three boxes, I only got one command sprue. The bitz come from the old command upgrades for the Empire plastic infantry, the drum is […]
OK, so mistakes were made. The "no new projects until I've finished some existing projects" resolution kind of got lost in the shiny madness of new toys and interesting fluff. I'm blaming my mate Pete. Yeah, that's it. It's HIS fault.I've always been pretty interested in the whole Weird War II thing but never had a sufficient reason to pursue it until Pete mentioned he'd been looking at Konflikt '47. That's Warlord Games' take on the the whole "What if things are not what they seem and WWII goes off the historical rails?" idea. A couple of days of reading and pondering and a US Starter Set plus a couple of upgrade blister were in the post. They arrived this week and today I finished painting up my Heavy Infantry, Heavy Bazooka Team (both in powered armour) and also a Light Walker mech thingy.The models are absolutely lovely! Wonderfully sculpted, very characterful and they go together very nicely indeed. Painting is a breeze and great fun to boot.So my first three units are done and next up is my M4A9 Sherman
Yesterday I finished painting some 28mm Renaissance figures for one of the guys in our group. Don't tell him though, it's a surprise. They are Warlord metal figures from their Italian Wars range. I painted them all with Artist Acrylics, no hobby paint at all. The idea to do that came from a conversation I had with someone who stated, "You can't paint figures without using hobby paint. The colors won't be right." Well I did it anyway. :) I think the colors are right.I primed them with black and then did an overspray of white.Work in progress photos. First layers of color applied.The completed figures. I have not added a flag to the unit, that will be left to my friend to decide what he wants the unit to represent.
Ever wanted to try out Blood Bowl but found yourself intimidated by all the rules? Maybe the big, full price box set was too much of a commitment without trying out the game? Then perhaps this is just what you need! Blitz Bowl is a new intro level board game from Games Workshop. The game is aimed at new players and seems suitable for near all ages. It also slots quite nicely for players who don’t feel that they have time to play a full game of Blood Bowl but love the setting. Using a mix of scoring touchdowns and achieving challenges victory goes to the coach who beats their opponent by 10 points. Contents The game comes with a double-sided gaming board and card dugouts for your teams. Also included are all the dice you need to play and two packs of cards. The first pack contains all the players cards for the models in the box. It also comes with stat cards for all the other available Blood Bowl teams. The second pack is the challenge and bonus play cards needed to play the game. Lastly, there are 12 m
There is a third plastic kit for the Landsknechts available, or at least hybrid kit - the Landsknecht with Zweihänders. Along with the Pikemen and the Missile Troops, there are now plastic Doppelsöldner and soldiers with metal halberds around. Same as in the Missile Troop review - I've covered the background of this range and […]
In addition to the Landsknecht Pikemen, that were released last year, Warlord Games added two further kits based the puffy-sleeved soldiers to the Pike & Shotte range. I'll cover both boxed sets on here this week, beginning with the review of the Landsknecht Missile Troops. As I've covered the background of this range and the […]
We've been busy lately finishing up this large batch of figures for a customer's Trojan War/ Mythology project. This batch adds about 260 figures to the collection. Figures are a mix of manufacturers: Foundry, Mew Line Designs, Warlord Games, Crocodile Games, Reaper, and more.The Hittites: 6 units of spear, a unit of bow, and a unit of chariot runnersClose up of the Hittite SpearThe Amazons: 4 units of spear, one unit of bow, and two units of slingsClose-up of the Amazon spearNice view of the Amazon shieldsThe Amazon bow and slingsMedusa Gorgons from Casting Room MiniaturesCyclopsThe GraesSome figures to go with the Amazon campAnd more for the Amazon campKing Aeetes and his GuardMycenaen ElitesMore Mycenaen ElitesMore Mycenaen Warriors from Eureka MiniaturesClose-up showing the cloak bordersHittite and Canaanite Civilians. Fantastic patterns by AllisonKing Priam and some Helen of Troys, plus a servant and witchA random Beach Babe and succubusSome Bronze-Age Warrior WomenMore Bronze-Age Warrior WomenA Sorceres