SITREP: Bobbies, Baddies and Bootnecks from Anthalonica

Way back in April 2021, Anthalonica Wargaming managed to fund a Kickstarter called Bobbies, Baddies and Bootnecks. Designed to rapidly expand the offerings of Anthalonica from the initial release focused on British Police, the Kickstarter offered up 4 squad packs as the starting point before broadening out into a whole HOST of new additions. Ranging from French … Continue reading SITREP: Bobbies, Baddies and Bootnecks from Anthalonica

Impressions: Black Powder Red Earth 28mm

Oh boy. It's been a long time since I've looked at rulesets, even longer since I've written my impressions on them. So why not kick it off with something that has been eagerly awaited? For a long time, there has been a lot of discussion about a tabletop game from Black Powder Red Earth. Keen … Continue reading Impressions: Black Powder Red Earth 28mm

Impressions: Spectre’s Covert/Overt Figures

IT HAS BEEN 10,000 YEARS! Okay well actually more like four since I first heard (over several glasses of beer in the Fox at the Excel) someone saying the magic words for the first time. "What if there were figures that came as both covert and overt versions so you can toggle between them during … Continue reading Impressions: Spectre’s Covert/Overt Figures

Fantasy – Rhazgra the Seneschal and Retinue

Yep, it happens to the best of us. Eventually anyone playing Sci-fi or Fantasy finds themselves looking at Chaos Warriors and reflecting on just how cool they look. They combine the glorious appeal of knights in armour but with that dark fantasy baroque look that means they just drip with character. They are the warriors that burn down the hero's village as child, thus setting off the story. They are the Dark Figures that chase your heroes across the plains, slaying anyone in their way. And right at the end, they are the army you fight through to take on their leader. As you might guess, I adore the artwork and mental images, even if the normal models (released back in Warhammer Fantasy Battle days) are very static/designed for ranking up. Seeing as I'm now working on very small (honesty) fantasy collection, and after seeing the Underworld Warband back when it was announced, I decided that these much more dynamic warriors were exactly what I wanted. Each of them looked like a real threat, a champion of the dark gods assembled alongside allies and rivals to take the fight to the enemy. What better troops to follow my Chaos Lord (who I've designed as some kind of Cursed Warrior/Undying King) than a collection of highly skilled individuals who just happen to be able to work together.

Initial Impressions: Walled Ambassador’s Residence Set

As a modern wargamer bogged down in endless tiny conflicts in the Middle East, it can occasionally be difficult to find suitable buildings to fight through. Many I've covered here, but otherwise, you're stuck picking up a whole host of generic adobes that don't quite have the same feeling as the built-up and developed areas … Continue reading Initial Impressions: Walled Ambassador’s Residence Set

Initial Impressions: Knights of Dice Tabula Rasa – Desert Villas

Way back in the November of 2017, I wrote an initial impressions of the Knights of Dice Tabula Rasa range. And approaching two years later... I haven't advanced very far. However, Knights of Dice has continued to work, producing much more in their ranges. One thing especially interesting for me, however, is the Tabula Rasa … Continue reading Initial Impressions: Knights of Dice Tabula Rasa – Desert Villas

Impressions: Spectre Contractor Ops

I've got to admit, there is something about using Private Military Contractors in-game. Maybe it's the flexibility of the models, maybe it's the ease they can be added to any theatre or the extra punch they add to the force with their training. Or maybe I just like the stereotypical plots which end up with … Continue reading Impressions: Spectre Contractor Ops

Impressions: Black Site Studios – War Zone Arabia

As a man with a sizeable collection of unpainted MDF, making it tabletop ready requires a big chunk of time and special techniques to get it ready for the tabletop. Between getting the right texture on and making sure the Agrax is deployed enough without bankrupting you, it does all build up. So the idea … Continue reading Impressions: Black Site Studios – War Zone Arabia

Impressions: Spectre Operations Version 2

Disclaimer: I have been involved in the development of Spectre Operations Version 2 along with a group of other playtesters. It's finally here. Spectre Operations was released in 2016, the first rulebook the company had released. Now, after hundreds of games (at least) and all the experience that comes from that, Spectre have released a … Continue reading Impressions: Spectre Operations Version 2