Saturday, 29 December 2012

An unidentified dragon and two mystery guests

Hi Guys

I took a break from 28mm sci-fi to tidy up an old, long neglected figure, a dragon. I have this figure long than I have had facial hair, and have no idea where I got it, how much I paid for it, or who makes it. I has been sitting in the to-be-painted pile for about a year now, and it was probably the last few seconds of The Hobbit that prompted my to bump the dragon up the que. If anyone who sees this knows who the manufacturer is ( or thinks they do !) , please  leave a comment, thanks.

And to other unidentified figures from way back, both 28mm sci-fi  (for a change!). No idea of who, where or when on these guys. Again, if anyone knows from whence they came, leave a comment please.

either he is distracted or he really lacks faith in his weapon



Monday, 17 December 2012

Swat team

Hi guys

I recently recieved as a present from a very generous gamer a box of 28mm figures, mostly sci-fi, which I am painting my way through at the moment. One of the items in the box was a Foundry 10 man Swat team. I have never painted Foundry before, but really liked the figures, nice clean crisp lines. I was surprised to see the size variation within a set of figures from the same range, however when I checked on their site, each figure had an individual name and the figures are meant to show normal variation in peoples height,the shorter figures representing female squad members. Unusually , one of the figures has a megaphone rather than a gun, presumably negotiating with hostage takers or bank robbers. I love the command figure in this pack, bareheaded with a very WWII mustache and a pistol in a 2 handed grip, full of character. This squad will see service in our next game of Combat Zone, and might show up as a special squad for Warpath in the Coporation army.

I had painted the visors in a more neutral colour but ended up going with the hi-vis orange for more of a sci-fi look. Next up is a few odds and ends of fantasy stuff including a dragon I have had so long I cant remember who made it or how I got it, and then back to the 28mm sci-fi.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Pictures of Ancients Impetus game

Hi guys

a freind came over a while back to try out Impetus. He is an avid gamer, but rarely plays ancients, being unhappy with DBMM , and had agreed to give Basic Impetus a go. We played our favourite current pairs of armies, Alexander vs Darius.

We had two good games of BI, and our new player was well pleased with the rules,having gotten very good use out of a scythed chariot. We had a large 3 way game of Dystopian wars afterwards. All in all, an excellent day of gaming with plenty of laughs and copious amounts of tea drunk.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Pictures of Basic Impetus game

Hi Guys

Ed & I played two games of Basic Impetus last night, Macedonian versus Persians. We had planned to do a full write up with sequenced pictures but there were a good few interuptions and we got caught up in the game before we realised we hadnt taken a photo in about 4 turns. So instead, here is a few shots from both games.

The games were good fun. The first was a close game, with the Persians winning. The second was even closer, with the Macedonians winning, just. Two wins for Ed, so he must have been cheating or using tactics or something. Most  of the units with good stats were underwhealing do to appalingly bad luck, and the dregs of the levy performing well above expectations. The scythed chariot finally killed something ( a unit of pike) but ran out of steam and bit the dust. Might take on the Galatians next to see how loony Celts vs Pike phalanx works out.


Catachan Imperial Guard pictures

Hi Guys

Some time ago I recieved a present of a large quantity of models (Thanks F!), mainly 28mm sci-fi. Here is the first batch done, a squad of Catachan Imperial guard, who look like vietnam era Americans. They will see action as Corporation Rangers in warpath as well as a complete squad for combat zone. They may even be pressed into service the next time we break Space Hulk out.They are nice models with plenty of extras on the sprue, although some of the weapon arms are at a bit of a weird angle. I have a load of Cadian Imperial Guard to do as well, including a lovely metal command set. This has a very nice pair of models with a wounded soldier and a medic with a blood bag tending him. Currently on the painting table and half finished is a cool 10-man Swat team which will be finished shortly.


Saturday, 20 October 2012


Hi Guys

I did about 70 Bauhaus plastic troopers for use in Warpath. They are done in 10 man squads, each with a commander, one or two heavy weapons troopers and the balance of the ten with assault rifles. I wanted plenty of variety and these figures are very easy to convert. They are on a similar scale to GW stuff, especially the Imperial guard stuff, and EM4 do conversion packs for their own plastic troopers with heavy weapons, med packs, comms gear etc. Some of it is very straight-forward, some of it required a bit more work.

Control pad and med kit

Triple barrelled cannon with ammo belt

Some weird old GW weapon, maybe a plasma rifle ?

Reloading rifle with cut off ammo clip

Em4 rocket launcher

Same weapon from the front

Flame thrower

Maybe a recoiless rifle ?

Reminds me of the Cobra cannon from Robocop

Same figure from the other side

Another rocket launcher

I added a targeter to the pistol, thinks its GW

1 gun good, 2 guns better !