Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Star Trek Attack Wing storage on a budget

Just a quick little article to show you how I am storing my Attack wing goodies on a budget.
I use the game box to keep my mission cards, and objective tokens in to keep them safe, and a selection of pound shop boxes for my tokens and ships.  These are great value items to keep them safe together for a good price.

next to keep the card in we have....

Standard card deckboxes, available for around a pound each in the right places.  I want more to have a box for each faction.

Another hobby box keeps everything all neat and easy to access for your games.

You do not need to spend big money to get good efficient storage, so look round, see what you can use and let us know!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Rebel Aces B Wing ship build for X-Wing Miniatures game

Today we are looking at the Bwing from Rebel aces, and will see what builds we can come up with using just the pilots and upgrades from that set.
 Lets have a look and see what we can use him for.........

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Star Wars Armada Victory Class Star Destroyer unboxing

The largest and most powerful of the starships from the Armada Core Set, and now available separately,  the Victory-class Star Destroyer formed the core of the Imperial Navy at the outset of the Galactic Civil War. These ships measure roughly nine-hundred meters in length, sport crews numbering over five-thousand, and feature a dagger-shaped design that allows them to concentrate nearly all their weapons on their forward firing arcs.
Its a massive box! but then its a big ship, and I love how the Victory class looks.  You may think why get another when the core set comes with one.  Well , you can never have enough, and the two Victory class ships form a solid backbone to your fleet, plus the new admiral and cards that come in this set.
Lets take a look and see.....

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Star Trek Attack Wing USS Enterprise - E Sovereign class build

The Enterprise E is such a great looking ship.  So I take a look at builds for it using only the cards that came in the pack.

It is another ship that suffers for the 50 point limit, so here is the 50 version of it.  The ship is fast but not very nimble, has solid across the boards stats though.  Its inbuilt ability is you can fire torpedoes with out a target lock for the cost of an auxiliary power.  For captain we have Picard.  This is a different version to the starter set, he allows you to pick a faction at the start of the game. When you attack that faction you roll one less attack dice, but add a critical hit, so its a auto crit really.  It also gives you plus one defence against that that faction.  For weapons we have the photons, fired from a sovereign class its a plus one so 6 dice attack.  and the Dorsal Phaser array which allows you to fire 30 degrees.  These weapons make this a true warship to be feared.

What else can it do with out the point restrictions? plenty so lets see....

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Gamers Grass dry tufts for basing review

I am sure you have seen before on the odd model i paint, that basing... is something that i like to keep simple, and usually only use static grass.  Well i am trying to change it, and i have seen great things with these tuft type bits of basing.  knowing i can not compete with it, i thought why not pick some up, and give them a try, just for the sake of something different.

Gamers Grass provides a range of grass and scenic products in a variety of colours. These self adhesive basing tufts come in a variety of sizes and colours. Most tufts are 4-6mm tall. XL tufts are approximately 12mm tall. Moss and Bright Green are about 2mm tall.
Pack contains 2 sheets of tuft approximately 8 cm by 6 cm in length. Each sheet contains approximately 25 individual tufts of varying sizes. Some of the smaller tufts have more tufts per sheet.

Lets crack it open and take a closer look...

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Javis Countryside Scenics Battlezone Field Scatter review.

I fancied trying something new for my model basing, rather then just using the same old same old staic grass.  The thing is though..... i hate mixing things up to use, i done mix paints (i can never get the right colour) and im no good at multi layer basing, so i was looking for something that have a mix of all i want in one place, and i found it..........

 I picked this up to give it a try due to its..............

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

North Star Miniatures Africa Matabele Chief and Izinduna 28mm Anglo Zulu Wars review

Time to look at a project for the leaders of my Anglo Zulu War, Zulu force.  Trying to find suitable models in 28mm was tough, until i found these from North Star
 You get 4 models in the pack, with 4 shields, and a mix of weapons to equip them.

This pack represents the leaders (Induna) of the Matabele amabutho, (the regiments). The head-dresses and Leopardskins they wear are all symbols of rank.
The Matabele are an African tribe whose origins were in the mighty Zulu Nation, so they can work perfectly for Zulus as well. During the early 19th Century they rebelled and create an infamous name for themselves as they escaped North to settle in what is now Zimbabwe. The Matabele Kingdom was defeated in 1893 and 1896 by Cecil Rhodes and his British South Africa Company.
 so lets pop the packet open, and take a closer look........

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Star Trek Attack Wing Ogla Razik Kazon Predator ship build

Today we look at the Kazon predator.  As always I keep it under 50points and use only the cards that come in the pack.  The Kazon ships so far have had wide 180 degree front arcs, so lots of fire angles.  The Predator class is not the most manoeuvrable ship, but should be able to stand in a slugging match in the main line.  so what did we use?