Friday, 29 August 2014

Warlord Games Ruined Farmhouse 28mm terrain for Bolt Action or other games

The Warlord Games ruined Farmhouse came  in the Bolt Action starter set and can be bought by itself here

Warlord Games describes it as...

Nothing enhances a tabletop battle more than great-looking, evocative terrain. Whether your games are set in Renaissance, Horse & Musket period (1700 - 1900) or the World Wars, this great plastic ruined farmhouse will provide you with an objective to take and hold or provide life-saving cover from enemy fire for your brave troops.
This plastic kit is modular, allowing you to construct the building in a variety of ways straight out of the box!

I have to agree! normally I hate painting terrain. In fact I am not much of a fan of painting in general, but I need some terrain and this does look good so I broke out the brushes

The set is modular and you can build it up any way you like,so I have built it into three parts, a mini wall here...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Xwing Miniatures Millennium Falcon YT1300 expansion unboxing for Starwars Xwing FFG

To me one of the most iconic and cool looking ships of the Star Wars universe is the Falcon.  Its not a sleek fighter, or a massive capital ship.  Just a beaten up old YT-1300 freighter with a few mods.
The ship is available in the Xwing miniatures game, and since its a favourite of mine, and my daughters (in fact her very favourite because of Chewie) it had to make an appearance on the table for us.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Kokoda - 39th Battalion DVD war film review Australian Forces in WW2

Taking another look through the DVD collection, I dug out this little gem.  An unknown war film really, but rather good, so I thought I would pop a little bit about it on here for those who fancy taking a look at  something a bit less "Mainstream"

It is  is a 2006 Australian Film, and is based on the experiences of Australian troops fighting Japanese forces during the 1942  Kokoda Track campaign.
Due to budgetary restrictions, the producers were forced to scale down the story, concentrating primarily on the trials and tribulations of one lost patrol.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Zvezda Katyusha 15mm 1/100 Soviet rocket truck Unboxing review

Zvezda make some great, bargain priced kits suitable for Flames of War, or just fun.  Today I am taking a look at whats in the box of the Katyusha. 
Lovely cover art as always, very evocative, and packaged as normal in the standard card box.
inside are two sprues and and an instruction sheet, which is unusual for Zvezda(Mo- Instructions? Uh oh).

Here are the sprues....

Friday, 15 August 2014

Xwing Miniatures Imperial pilots in the core box overview and loadouts FFG

As promised its time to look at the Imperial pilots that come in the Xwing miniatures core box.
I am a rebel player myself, but my daughter is a staunch Imperial player.

So whats in the box?

There are 6 different pilots in the set, 3 generic pilots and 3 named pilots.

The generic pilots are the cheapest and lowest pilot skill "Academy Pilot", then Obsidian squadron pilot, and finally Black squadron pilot. All cheap choices, and the only one with an ability is Black squadron pilot who can take a pilot skill.  Each of those pilots come with 2 cards in the core set.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Warlord Games Bolt Action Assault on Normandy starter set review WW2 28mm Osprey

Assault on Normandy is the starter set for the game Bolt Action. Created by British company Warlord games, and Osprey publishing. Written By Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestly.
This review is mainly going to be focusing on the starter set itself. The Contents are....
Bolt Action: Assault on Normandy contains:

Full-colour 216-page hardback Bolt Action rulebook
40 multi-pose, hard plastic 28mm miniatures:
20 US Army infantry
20 German Heer infantry
1 hard plastic Ruined Farmhouse
8 Bolt Action Orders Dice

So let’s get into this..... The set arrived and I was excited! I mean just look at the box it’s beautiful!!
if you want to know more head on over to the warlod games site here...

Friday, 8 August 2014

Xwing Miniatures Rebel pilots in the core box overview and loadouts FFG

Today I am taking a look at the rebel Xwing pilots that come in the Xwing minis core game. looking at some varying options with them, how they work for the missions that come in the core set as well.
firstly I have to say I love the look of the card backs, with the Imperial and Rebel symbols on the appropriate cards.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tiger tank from Forged in Battle 15mm for use in Flames of War

Today a look at a 15mm Tiger from Forged in Battle... its the right scale for flames of war and I mean its a Tiger.... who doesn't like a big cat??

The model is crisp, well cast and looks good.  Cast in a white resin, its a different type to the resin I'm used to working with for Flames of War.  It  feels nice and solid as is made in only a few parts, so assembly is simple and quick The Resin hull, a Metal turret and gun barrel and also the hull MG in metal.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Light reading

One of the subreddits I read regularly is r/BadHistory. Today I found a post by AC_7 about the "Just Following Orders" and "Clean Wehrmacht" myths of World War Two. I highly recommend that you give it a read. It'll take about five minutes of your time.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC1701-D model Star Trek official ships collection Eaglemoss

Something a little different for a Sunday....... I am a fan of Star Trek, yes I admitted it. And also to throw it into the mix and cause maximum internet rage, I think Picard IS better then Kirk.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Star wars Xwing miniatures game core starter Upgrade cards overview FFG

As you may have seen my adventure with FFGs Xwing game continues.
This Is just what comes in the comes in the core set though.

In the core set you get 5 different upgrade cards to play with


Friday, 1 August 2014

Star Wars Xwing Miniatures game With my daughter

As you saw in a previous post I got Xwing for Fathers day.  It looks so much fun I have been dying to play it, and today whilst having it out my 5 year old Daughter Livy saw it and asked to play.  Not expecting much apart from a chance to put the rules more into play I agreed.

I explained the basics she picked up the simple parts of moving picking the dial.