Wednesday, November 25, 2015

'Wargame, News and Terrain' is celebrating 500 followers !

'Wargame, News and Terrain' is celebrating that he reached 500 followers lately. Probably your already one of those but in case that your one of the few who don't know the blog: It is a collection of mostly news around our hobby. Mostly previews and announcements. The blog is absolutely up-to-date and a priceless scource of information.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Playtesting 'Black Ops' - Vietnam review

A while ago I recognised that Osprey was preparing the publication of a modern / near-future ruleset for smalest scale operations. It promised to cover especially stealth operations with a very limited number of models up to section strength. Namely this was the announcement of Black Ops by wargaming veteran Guy Bowers. Now is modern combat a topic striking a chord in me. Due to my personal experience in service and due to the various reports of contemporary occasions I considered it very interesting to bring such of game onto the table. Now a perfect time came to take a break from the age of muskets and plunge into this new project.

Luckily my friend Holger shared this interest and thus we decided to give Black Ops a chance. Since the few modern Brits I've painted so far are lacking any opponents we decided to take a slightly vintage setting: Vietnam. Holger has a decent collection of American, Vietcong and NVA forces, so it was easy to create to forces of 82 points each. Later we noticed that this was rather too much for a first game but we oriented ourselves by an American infantry section and thus thing went larger then we thought.
Our battlefield. Playing area bounded by the row of trees on the left hand side and the bottom of the hill.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FOR SALE: Imperial Assault (English) +++ AS NEW +++

By coincidence yours truly got hold of a second box of the Imperial Assault basic game. One in English and one in German. Thus I'd like to offer the English version for sale. Here are some pictures:
The complete bundle. All parts of the game are included in the original packaging.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Honi soit qui mal y pense - First five modern Royal Fusiliers finished.

Finally after a rathing disturbing weekend I want to come back to the more pleasant side of life: Our mutual hobby.

During the last months I've been preparing the modern theatre of war. There are a couple of manufacturers producing modern ranges and especially the ranges by Empress, Hasslefree and Spectre arose my attention. Thus after a first testpiece in August (article here) I used the last week to paint the first batch of modern British:
The miniatures are from Empress' Miniatures Modern Combar range and depict a couple of modern British soldiers with slightly different equipment. Namely most of them are carrying the standard British L85 assault rifle while one of them has an attached grenade launcher and one has an L129A1 designated marksman rifle. Additionally the boys are carrying a selection of backpacks: Either a tactical combat rucksack or a camelbak or no backpack at all. Altogether an interesting selection of stuff.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Paint Table Saturday delayed in the light of current events.

Actually it's Saturday... Paint Table Saturday. Last week I was even diligent enough to have more than one piece finished but in the light of the current events in Paris I'm not in the mood for getting back to business as usual.
From time to time it seems that the world stops turning. I experienced that on September 11th 2001, then on July 07th 2005 and recently this very morning when I read the terrible news about the terror attacks in Paris last night. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims who fell a victim to those vicious attacks.

As for the finished minis... I think I'll bring an update tomorrow or on Monday.