Saturday, 28 September 2013

Empire of the Dead Requiem Kickstarter

My kickstarter parcel arrived this week and I thought I would open it up and show the lovely models, I'm not painting these till next year so they are now put away until then.

Here is my contents

A pretty full sheet of MDF counters which comes with plastic counters.

decided to go with the police as a theme;

And another pack, complete with steam powered dog.

Hell Division

And should they need more intellectual assistance, here is the consulting detective himself.

I selected some individual figures too. The Ripper, Nemo, Inscrutable Tong, Professor Cavor, Mechanical Butler and a Constable with peramulator boots.

I added a couple of vehicles, here's the first of two Hanson cabs

And a Black Mariah to put the suspects in once arrested.

Finally here is all my freebies which include zombies versions of Holmes and Watson.

Really looking forward to getting some paint on these but I have other projects to finish first, I already have a few buildings from Warbases, while Sarissa and Oshiro all have some great looking models which I expect to pick up next year.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Pesky Paratrooops

Those pesky British paratroops have captured a bridge which is preventing the Germans from moving towards the landing beaches.

After the patrol phase, the Germans have advanced a small way on to the board, controlling the village and the cornfield whilst the Paratroops controlled the woods either side of the bridge. As the Germans moved on to the table, the British barrage starts, it is this which severely hampers the Germans deployment.

The Germans lose several men due to accurate Bren fire and sniping, the Germans only really get to do some damage once I manage to get my StuH on the table.

The game continues .....

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

I bought the lot!

We popped down to Newbury for Colours 2013 on Sunday, the show seemed busy for a Sunday but many traders commented that the day before had been especially busy, perhaps a sign the economy is on the turn.

I wrote myself a list, a few bits and pieces I needed and some others to look for, the theme for the trip was very much WW2 due to playing IABSM and now much enjoying Chain of Command ( CoC ).

So we have more MiniNatur tufts, warbases MDF bases, some Vallejo colours, mini barbed wire and the Army Painter versions of Devlan Mud and Baddab Black.

There is a platoons worth of Sdkfz 251D Hanomags and a PzIV H from Forged in Battle, from Peter Pig I had a few more packs of US Infantry, some Infantry guns and yet more signs which I like to add to the odd figure base.

An unexpected purchase was the Overlord book from the Battlegroup series along with the mini rulebook, some great photos inside. The biggest share of my budget was spent on Battlefront Flames of War models, these are destined to be used as support elements for CoC. For my US forces I have an M18 Hellcat and some improved armour pieces I hope to use on PSC Shermans. The Germans were far luckier, there's a Hetzer, Flakpanzer 38t, Tiger E, Panther G, Pz II Luchs and a Sdkfz 250/9.

That little lot will keep me busier, before I start these I need to finish my US armour and paint a platoons worth of Fallschirmjager. I've another game of CoC later in the week and yet another on Sunday.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Light the blue touch paper and stand well back

I've now been involved in four games of 'Chain Of Command' and thoroughly enjoyed them all, it does feel like we have found the platoon based WW2 game we had been waiting for.

Despite me having existing 28mm forces and some almost finished Artizan Germans, all the games have been in 15mm. The scale of the game and the look of the table is right as you are playing the same ground scale as figure scale. Figures and vehicles are plentiful and a starting platoon force is going to cost less than £15.

I managed to round up some 15mm resin pieces from Baueda, available in the Uk from Vexillia and Magister Militum, these painted and based became my jump of points.

I also made some MDF patrol markers. I had to make stencils for the symbols with mixed results but others say they're fine.

I have a battle report to right up from a game Thursday later in the week and I am finishing off a bunch of allied armour with the prospect of buying some more at Colours at the weekend