Wargaming Week 04/12/2017

Let’s start, covering the 27th of November through to the 3rd of December.


This week’s post was the first stage of, Building a Force a new series for Spectre Operations designed to show off some hints and tips for building your own force.

Also the survey is still running! For everyone who hasn’t filled it in, you can find it at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FXWLKF. For everyone else who has filled it in, thank you! It’s been great to see the responses coming in and I’m already planning some ideas.

One comment I got was that I have quite a lot of Spectre content on this blog. I wrote a big long post in response to this on ChargeBlog (you can find it at https://www.facebook.com/chargeblog/posts/1536228216453318 ). It’s a perfectly valid point of view though – I’m going to try to vary it up so the Friday posts are not always focused on one company.


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Super busy week at work (huh sounds like the last few weeks) so no more gaming. But the drought is almost over! I’m running a Spectre on Thursday at the club which should see multiple SF groups engaging each other on the streets of Bazistan while looking for the kidnapped Geordiestan Ambassador. Not 100% on how many people are going to take part so I’ll be assembling a selection of teams for people to use.


I bought a lot of figures. Maybe, just maybe, I bought too many figures. This is my order from last week arriving and with it I now have all of the figures currently on the Spectre store. I also have about 40 figures ready to be painted up ready for Zaiweibo between the militia, rebels and the national government.


Speaking of Zaiweibo, it’s time to redo a few figures ready for the new setting. I have the African forces range but they were painted a long time ago in a not particularly good scheme of OD and tan. Seeing as I’m about to paint a load of rebels in the same camo, I’ve decided to strip them back and redo them alongside the new figures. I’m thinking DPM for everyone using the scheme I worked out for the Empress SAS assault team.

I’m also going to go back to my Insurgents. This was the first group of figures I painted that I haven’t stripped back and they are all dressed in OD and tan (seeing a trend here). They are also sat in the iso waiting to be stripped back. The plan will be painting them in a mixture of clothing styles to represent them as members of various militias.

As well as getting figures ready for Thursday, I’m painting two of REDVectors buildings up to be the target locations. I’m still not entirely confident with building painting so everything looks like sandy concrete. However, it will be nice to have a few more buildings painted up and it’s practise. I can see how getting an airbrush will be handy. I also want to investigate posters and artwork to decorate some of the walls.

That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

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