Tuesday 18 January 2022

Modern Warfare (2) - Special Forces

Just a brief post this time, and the opponents to the last post. I didn't want to do what I usually do and buy far too many minis at once, so I stuck to a 12 man SEAL team which I will use as generic Spec Ops troops:

And that's it for now, a few helicopters and other vehicles to do, along with the last of the insurgents and a few specific desert type buildings and I'm calling this mini project done.

Monday 27 December 2021

Modern Warfare (1) - The Insurgents

 My son has recently had a thing for Call of Duty - Modern warfare, so with that in mind we ordered a few miniatures so we could recreate our console battles on the tabletop. This isn't going to be a big project although we do want some helicopters and a few vehicles to add to our infantry, and now we've seen them we plan on adding a few zombies too, and being 20mm they will work with my Gaslands stuff should I ever want to do a more infantry based game. 

First up are the insurgent mainly because I enjoy doing civilians more than regular troops due to the variety of colours you can use, although in this case I kept a fairly limited palette:

I have a few more insurgent left to do mainly leaders and to Technicals, bit on to some opponents next.

Tuesday 23 November 2021

28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish (1) The Main Protagonists

 As soon as I saw them I knew I had to have all three boxes of North Stars Stargrave minis, firstly I thoroughly enjoy building up multi part minis and secondly I really wanted to paint some which; not being a big lover of 28mm stuff surprised me!

I decided to make a bunch of factions/gangs for a potential sci-fi skirmish game supplemented with a few metal minis from various places, CP Models mainly. 

Not really fancying Stargrave itself, I initially went for Planet 28 rules which are perfect for a quick game using any old minis and great for playing with my son. Having played a few games I wanted something more detailed for the narrative side of our games and after some research decided to give Spectre Ops(2nd Ed) a punt, and so far we're really liking them, as they are perfect for small scale narrative missions.

Anyways on to the minis which I wanted to be bright and vibrant (unlike most of my collection) and wanting to get through them quickly I used a lot of GW's Contrast paints which I am just about getting the hang of.

First up are my main protagonists the A.L.F (Alien Liberation Front) brave freedom fighters or alien terrorists depending on your viewpoint:

Next are the A.L.F's main opponents the Galactic Marine Corps which sadly went through two other paint schemes before I settled on this one(the others being too dull for my overall scheme):

Some more factions, and then a few vehicles over the next couple of posts. 

Sunday 21 November 2021

Odds & Ends (20) Warhammer Underworlds

I have had a decent break from painting and it seems to have eased my shoulder problems. The break hasn't stopped me picking up some new minis though so it's time to start making some progress on the approximately 100, 28mm minis and 50, 20mm minis that I have purchased over the last few months.

As we have played at lot of Warhammer Underworlds the last couple of years and I finally decided to pick up a couple of warbands rather than using my mates extensive collection.

 I  have managed to paint just the one warband so far but it has proved successful in all five of its outings to date, so I'll paint the other one once my opponents have figured out how to beat this one!

On to the mini's then, all four of them:

On to my 28mm Sci-Fi stuff next time.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Not Dead Yet!

 Apologies for the lack of recent posts, damage to my rotator cuff in my shoulder has meant that I have had to lay off painting for a while, hopefully back to the brushes soon!

Saturday 3 April 2021

American Civil War -10mm Project - Part 1

 Well here goes with my third attempt at this period(and in a third scale!), and so far and despite my traditional mid-winter painting slump, I have managed to paint enough to start play-testing a few rule sets. 

I have gone with 10mm to get the massed rank effect and I thought it would be easier to paint the ridiculous amount of facial hair in 10mm rather than my more usual 6mm choice. After a little research I went with Lancashire Games "Blaze Away" range, being lovely sculpts and the range has almost everything I need.

First up, is the start of my Confederate Brigade, which so far consists of two Regiments an Artillery Battery, Command and I have made a few markers for the rules(Rank & File) that I am leaning towards.

On to the miniatures:

Artillery Battery:

A few stands of infantry in Skirmish order:

The First Infantry Regiment:

And its Command:

Second Infantry Regiment:

And Command:

Brigade Command:

And finally a few Markers/Counters to represent the various conditions that can effect your units

this represents 1 Wound:

Two Wounds(stands are removed once they have received three wounds, so no need for anymore):

And for Morale purposes, this will represent a unit that is Unsteady:

And this will be to show that a unit is Routing:

I want to add another two or three Infantry Regiments, another Artillery Battery and a Cavalry Regiment, plus some Limbers and Supply Wagons to round out the force, but this lot will do for now at least to allow me to do some solo playtesting, well once I have a few Union troops to fight, which I am currently on with.