Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Penquin v Joker

A nice small game last night of BMG at sheffield wargames society ,I ran a Penquin gang and John used the Joker around 300pts each in a 4 turn scenario .Our first game in along time aand we made one or 2 errors but we really enjoyed it ,lots of stratergy needed not just a shoot em up the Penquin romped home in an impressive 11 VP's to 1 win so a rematch on the cards for next wednesday .Figures all knight miniatures ,for your info building a mix of troll trader and the ones from the suicide sqd starter ,cars eagle moss and odd diecassts and the mat as always from urbanmatz.



Batman Miniature Game -Suicide Squad Box Set

Having decided to start playing BMG again I thought I would update my collection with the 2 player starter Suicide Squad box set based on the movie. It is a great set and paid extra for the one with acollectors Harley riding abomb and the Aflick batman models ,so I got anice 15 figures there are also 2 nice strong card stock buildings and some dice and counters and alovely rulebook in the style of a DC comic,,however it is not really a 2player set .You do get enough figures but not enough dice or counters for a 2 player game so a bit misleading .I also read that the book contained all the new rupdated rules as well but this is not the case but I did find it easier to read than the hard back it seems to have less clutter a disapointment was that only the first scenario includes all the figures you get in the box the others require you to buy more figures .Not the best starter set but for some onw like myself that has all the bits to play anyway ,a nice expansion .9/10





The Joker team

The Suicide Squad

the collectors figures 

I couldnt resist buying Rick Flag as well .

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Bolt Action -New Guinea Campaign

I have just recieved a nice present from my lovely partner ,the new Warlord New Guinea campaign army set ,a box full of nice toys and a really useful campaign book .The book as usual for Bolt Action is full of colour pictures of painted models,plates from Osprey books and looks really good .There are 12 scenarios ,army lists for not only the Australians and Japanese but also America and the Dutch forces as well with lots of background info .The starter set I recieved contained 10 early-mid  war Aussies in their kit they arrived in straight from the deserts of North Africa armed with rifles and lewis guns ,10  mid-late war chaps in the famous jungle green uniform armed with a mix of owen guns ,rifles and a bren .The set also comes with a officer and 2 nco's ,10 papuan troops   a AT rifle a Piat team ,2 inch and 3 inch mortars a sniper team ,flame thrower team a MMG ,a really nice light howitzer and a resin Matillda which makes either the satandard 2 pdr , a support howitzer or a flame thrower frog version.The usual special figure that came with the book is of "Bull" Allan a very heroic Australian stretcher bearer who rescued many wounded troops and is shown carrying a fallen comrade over his shoulder .Some of the infantry poses are a tad "heroic" but overall these are great figures featuring a mix of bush hats and Tin helmets and some of them are a bit ragged to show the jungle wear and tare , the weapon kits are very nice as well but as usual do not contain any assembly instructions which can be a pain and the book is a 132 page soft cover in full colour - 10/10









Sunday, 30 July 2017

KickStarters -My experiences good and bad...

At first I was little worried about doing kick starter ,which for those of you not in the know , involves you pledging money to a company so they can produce new items which they could not afford normally ,for your funding you usually get the goodies before they go on general sale and usually some freebies (Rewards )as well .I have now been involved in a few and so far only had one bad experience. So far I have been involved in the following :

AW Miniatures -Funded 3 of this companies endeavours ,a FIW ,Samurai and a Zulu all were completed on time and I recieved quite alot of stuff for my troubles ,there was constant feed back from AW until the items were delivered .

Product               10/10
Communication 10/10
Rewards             10/10
On Time              YES
do one again        YES


Tabletop Tyrants-just one for figure cases ,was a bit late but they kept us up to date and threw in some extras for the wait .

Product               9/10
Communication  10/10
Rewards              10/10
On Time              no about 2 months late
do one again        probably not ( I have enough cases now)


Galloping Major- FIW British Red Coats always been a fan of lances figures and own more than I need but couldnt resist these ,a bit late but loads of communication

Product               10/10
Communication  10/10
Rewards              10/10
On Time              no about 2-3 months late
do one again        yes depending on the items ,his current one is FIW French ,i have too many

Northstar    - not really a Kickstarter Nick does his own version but same principle ,I have done 2 now 1 direct from Northstar and 1 through the wargames emporium

Product                10/10
Communication   10/10
Rewards               10/10
on Time                YES
do one again          Yes

Plastic Soldier Company -This is the bad one ,it was to be delivered Feb 2017 and Im still waiting with very few updates ,no appologies really and I have asked for a refund with no answer

Product               ????? hopefully good when (if )I get it
Communication  1/10
Rewards              7/10  if delivered ( the 1 thing promised for the late delivery is very disappointing )
On Time              No so far getting on for 7 months late
do one again      NO

hope this helps ,overall I am happy with my Kick Starters and will do more just very disapointed with PSC .



Wednesday, 26 July 2017

7TV

Another fantastic game of 7TV at sheffield war games society with the paranormal investigators and some SWAT friends tackiling a few cultists .All was going great until the cultists opened a time gate and a T-Rex set about eating the entire cast of good guys....






Monday, 24 July 2017

Bolt Action -New Guinea

With the upcoming Bolt Action campaign book for the war in New Guinea I thought I would do some test figures using some Artizan figures ,I am chuffed with how they have come out and look forward to doing some more.
Some Aussies creeping throughthe jungle 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bolt Action & Battlegroup Tobruk & Sharps practice updates

Done abit of painting recently and a mixed bag of stuff it is ,bits for 3 different rule sets .
Battlegroup Tobruk ,support weapons for the British each with their own transports weapons and crews SHQ trucks from Any Scale 

PIn markers for Bolt Action ,a bit gruesome  but easier to read than the ones that come with the starter set .Figures are Blacktree and bases from warbases .

An ACW Engineers wagon for Sharps Practice from warbases

Bolt Action objective from Anyscale their 28mm stuff is even better than their 20mm  whichif fantastic  

Same blitz from other side

Winter Yanks for Bolt Action all Artizan Designs

More winter troops this time a MMG team Warlord figures

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Bolt Action rematch

Another Bolt Action game at the club last night ,again Afrika Korps v Brits this time a narrow Brit Victory we both used different army lists and different plans of action,all this went wrong when the preliminary bombardments wreaked havoc with both sides and the game became a bit of stalemate until the German forward air observer called in the Stukas .A roll of 1 sent the rookie pilot the wrong way and he kindly took out a large part of the German units much to my delight .
The Brits advance

love the smell of burning hanomags 

Thats the wrong way you dumkopf ?????

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Bolt Action1000pt game

Did abig game last night ,basically so we could get used to all the stuff we hadnt used before ,tanks etc ,played length ways on a 10x4 table .Great fun set in early war Med Brits v Germans ,Germans scored narrow victory a replay next week .All the toys were Johns mainly Artizan with some bolt action ,vehicles bolt actionand die casts scenery a mix mats by urbanmatz




Friday, 23 June 2017

The Tank MuseumBovington part9 the cafe,outside ,the workshops and the conservation centre

Vehicles and other items are spread all over the site ,the conservation centre is basically ahuge store room.