Monday, 24 November 2014

"SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD" modern rules


Just downloaded this set of ultra low level skirmish rules from Wargames Vault , there's also a review of them in the latest Wargames Illustrated. The whole system on 2 sides of A4! Also included were some army lists/orbats at section level for Afghanistan/Iraq and the Falklands as well as other theatres. Not played them yet but looking forward to how it pans out, thoughts and AAR to follow.
Dougie

Friday, 14 November 2014

Spectre Miniatures

Well folks the postman has delivered my kickstarter from Spectre Miniatures. Spectre are a brand new company that lauched at Salute this year, followed by their Kickstarter, Here's the link,
Spectre Miniatures
 I saw their preproduction figures and a stunning African terrain board at Salute this year and I was well impressed.
We're looking at 28mm ultra modern figures and their initial release covers Africa so we have generic Militia, Paramilitaries, Special Forces, Contractors and covert Agents, think Blood Diamond or Sky 1's Strike Back.
The Postman delivered a box of Spectre goodness,

The packs come in nice boxes with packaging reminiscent of weapon crates, very nice.

I was one of the 51 backers who opted for "The Intelligence Agent" pledge, which got me 12 packs of figures and all their freebies, I also couldn't resist their resin PMC Technical,
To get a good variety I chose the following packs;
Militia firing
Militia with RPGs
Militia advancing
Bullet Proof Militia
Militia Sapeurs
Militia Guards
Witchdoctor and fighters
African Paramilitary
Warlord and Big Men
Private Military Contractors Delta
SAS Recce Patrol
SAS Close Observation
Here's some figure shots,
Militia Firing, 4 guys doing a classic "Beirut unload"
A guy from the SAS Close Observation box, all 4 in ghillie suits about to deliver the good news awesome figures!
And here's a shot of the very tidy PMC Technical, very high quality resin casting.

To round off these are very very nice figures, excellent sculpts and the research is spot on, They're all imaged on the website, link at the start of the post, I've also got a copy of their playtest rules that complement the figures and on first reading they look good, very highly recommended!!!
Dougie

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Eureka 28mm Talib

At Salute in April I visited the Eureka Miniatues stand to get some stuff for my 28mm Skirmish Sangin collection, I picked up just about one of everything from the 28mm Eureka Afghan range. They do some very nice Support groups, check them out, here's the link, Eureka Afghan Range
I've knocked out a Talib from Pack 100MOD070 as a tester and I'm pleased with the way he's turned out. Dougie


Sunday, 26 October 2014

3PARA fireteam number 2

I've recently completed my 2nd fireteam for Skirmish Sangin. The figures are Empress 28mm and once again the designer has excelled, beautiful figures to paint. Same organisation and weapon mix as the 1st. Dougie

Monday, 20 October 2014

More 28mm Modern goodness from Empress

Those of you who visit here regularly know how much I rate the 28mm Modern Brit range from Empress and I'm using them for my Skirmish Sangin set up, well here's some of their latest offerings, a cracking mortar team and a useful pack containing a dog handler, a guy "Barmering", a light mortarman and a female medic, also more head packs including PARA berets with a particularly "Aley" tom sporting his cap badge over his left ear, perfect! The sculpter has obviously had correct references! All I really want for their Brit range now is a sharpshooter with the 7.62mm L129A1 and a sniper team with 12.7mm L121A1 Anti-Material rifle and his spotter with a laser rangefinder! Here's hoping! Dougie

28mm SAGA Normans Part 4

3 points of Mounted Hearthguard added and my 4 point starter warband complete. Dougie
4 points of Normans