Another set of models finished, another set I'm really excited to write about! These guys are 3d printed figures made using two of Combat Octopus's kits - the bodies are from the Eastern European Criminal set with some heads from the MENA Civilians release. After printing on the Elegoo Saturn at 0.03mm, I ended up … Continue reading SITREP: Bazi Counter-Espionage Team
After having had them sat in the "to be painted" trays for a while, I finally pulled out the Aftermath team from Spectre. I will admit, this is a team that I bought, looked at and went "What a nice team, no idea what I'll do with them". However, I felt in the mood for … Continue reading SITREP: Aftermath Team
Oh boy, that time again. So you may have noticed March was a little bit quiet. Going to admit, I'm not having the easiest time at the moment in the old head box - finding it really hard to just sit down and focus on things in general so hobby stuff falls slightly down priority … Continue reading March 2022 Update
Every servant of the Empress has their role. Mine just happens to involve balancing transactions and making sure that mercenaries like yourself fulfil their obligations. And while yes, my usefulness against a horde of orcs or the Northmen may be limited, I do like to think it works better when I am in charge of … Continue reading For Coin, For Contract – Halfling Paymaster
When the forces of the Emir of Bazistan is deployed onto the streets, they are often accompanied by wheeled armour cars armed with heavy machine guns. Bought for cheap from the Cynericians next door when they replaced them with the shiny new model, these things are more effective at telling the protestors to go home … Continue reading Bring In The Armoured Car!
A long time ago, I picked up a few of the X-Commandos from Crooked Dice. These figures are some great 1970's Dr Who style government goons that pop up to shoot the aliens and die in the background. This wouldn't usually be my thing, but like anyone with a passing interest in the SAS, Crooked … Continue reading SITREP – Going Into The Archives
Another month gone, the shortest of them all for 2022. This month was definitely a bit on the slow side - I spent a lot of it struggling to actually sleep at night and so the hobby time turned into the "oh god I need to nap or else I'll go mad" time. However, I … Continue reading February 2022 Update
Ah boy - with all the Germans up to sneaky tricks, it's time for some British response. And what better than to bring in a real life Super Solider. Scots and Yorks maybe be joined by her (and other SSR personnel) depending on any possible threat, ready to assist with any sneaky Nazi tricks. By … Continue reading SITREP – Captain London, Special Scientific Reconnaissance
Seeing as I spent most of the month writing rules, writing articles or 3d printing things, I realised I should probably actually finish painting something before the month ends. My eyes settled on the Combat Octopus KSK figures I had on my desk which I assembled back in December and had been waiting for their … Continue reading SITREP – Ooops, More Bazi SF
February 6th 2022 - as the hordes descend on York Racecourse for Vapanartak, for many the first wargames show of the year, a few streets over in the local scout hut, a different horde was appearing. From North, South and even the wrong side of the Pennines, a group of friends assembled... Surprise, it's time … Continue reading Battle Report: Raiders of Tobruk – Chain of Command
Replace the engine with one that gets reasonable fuel mileage. Add a fume extractor so the main gun doesn't choke the crew. Redo the wiring loops so they don't burn as easily. Mount a new gunsight, commander vision system and the interior screens so you can actually see what's going on outside. Attach the antennas … Continue reading SITREP – CVR Upgrade Program – Step 2
https://issuu.com/airsoftaction/docs/airsoft-action-issue-135-march-2022/74 Surprise, I've been writing for other people again. A friend of mine, Bill, is the editor for Airsoft Action and a keen wargamer. In the latest issue, he wrote up a piece on Black Powder Red Earth 28mm, extolling the virtues to the 6mm Soldiers crowd (no, not the tiny scale). He also asked … Continue reading SITREP – Writing For Other People
I am a keen fan of the CVR(T) family of vehicles, tiny armoured fighting vehicles which the British have been using since the 1970s and are still (with some tweaks and upgrades) in service with the British Army today. Maybe its from having a diecast one as a toy as a child or maybe the … Continue reading SITREP – CVR Upgrade Program – Step 1
One downside of not really going to wargames clubs anymore is that I can no longer rely on their vast collections of terrain. I've slowly been building up my own stockpile of things in addition to the literal pile of buildings I have, adding some lichen, scatter and trees to the boxes to add to … Continue reading SITREP – TREES! Glorious Trees!
Thanks to the Dastardly Regular Opponent, I got a Rubicon M5A1 kit. Seeing as my Churchill Tank platoon may need some recce boys to watch up ahead, I immediately jumped in to getting it built up! As you might expect from Rubicon, it's a pretty fantastic kit. That company has nailed down how to make … Continue reading SITREP: Roll on the Recce