Saturday, 24 June 2017

You're spending money on WHAT?!?!?!!?

Club day yesterday and what a fantastic turnout we had, we literally ran out of tables! Anywho the big news of the day was McZermof and I returning to our GW gaming roots and playing SHADOW WAR: ARMAGEDDON. This is a relatively new release from GW which captures the real essence of the original Necromunda, and capture it it certainly does. First impressions are very positive. Firstly the models are fantastic, lots of the Regimenters already have figures kicking around their collections, however I had to start afresh. A couple of Tau boxes later and I was off. The models themselves are all plastic but they go together beautifully and I really enjoyed painting them.
With my Tau prepared I took on McZermof's Dark Angel Scouts. The first scenario we played was Kill Team Fight. Within the first couple of turns the Tau specialists had earned their pay by taking out the Scout Sergeant and another team member (unfortunately I had mistaken the weapon I used and it possibly may have been saved - on a six - rather than insta-death). However that didn't detract from the fun of the game and McZermof made a few well timed and accurate Bolter shots (including a Heavy Bolter) and the Tau scarpered.
The second game was Hit and Run. I had a special objective, which was to kill the Scout Sergeant, which I did again. Then all I had to do was run away. Unfortunately McZ picked me off as I was running for my life. A quick and terrific game.
We played two games and had lunch all before 12pm. We also gave the campaign rules a run through and although I lost both games I was able to keep up with McZ's advances, I even came out a little better off with two of my troops getting skills.
The conclusion from the 2 games so far is very positive. The game is completely silly but enormous fun. This is not for the serious tournament player but with a bunch of mates playing in a friendly atmosphere this will be a cracking game.
Mmmmmmm I wonder what my second kill team will be?

Friday, 2 June 2017

Bolt Action Winter Germans- Complete!

After getting my winter Germans onto the tabletop for the first time it gave me the impetus to get the rest of the force finished!

And so, with a minimum of rubbish text from me, below is a whole lot of pictures of the completed army. Click on the pictures for a closer look.

As a reminder, the miniatures are from Warlord's Winter German range, and are all based on some of the fantastic cobblestone bases from Battle Kiwi (if all of our posts recently haven't been clear enough, we really like Battle Kiwi!).

The Infantry- 2 Grenadier Squads, 1 Volksgrenadier Squad, Flamethrower, Sniper, Panzershrek and HQ

The guns- 75mm, 105mm, PaK 40, Mortar, HMG and Goliath team

The armour- Tiger, Puma, Panzer III and 4 Halftracks

PaK 40 looking gorgeous on the cobbled base

Removable crew!

81mm Mortar 

More removable crew!

LMG team on a pill shaped cobble base

75mm Infantry Gun

More removable crew!

Grenadier with a panzerfaust.

Panzer III. I am very proud of my whitewashing

Panzer Bum

Tiger 1!

Side view of the Tiger

One of the halftracks. Looking much better for having crew and a splash of whitewash

Goliath team. For when you absolutely HAVE to spend points on a next-to useless unit

Sniper team for added sniping


The boss.
And so there you have it, a Winter Bolt Action army. There are still some things I would like to add to it, mostly in the vehicle department, but for now, it is done!