Thursday, 26 May 2016

Bolt Action on 3D terrain

Yesterday i had the privilege to challenge a mate to 1000pts of bolt action, a game that I am a huge fan of but dont get too play all that often (though i have seen more and more shops stocking it, which is a promising sign). The Italian's squared off against the Yank's on a field supplied by Matt Barker and Printable Scenery. Their new WWII kits are currently on Kickstarter and they come together to make a phenomenal looking board over which we dueled.

The Italians were on the defensive in an Envelopment scenario. The American Artillery was highly effective (it ranged in on the first try), leaving one of my units in an unenviable position, trying to hold the flank against 2 units, a Greyhound, a Sherman, sniper, and heavy machine gun. They held the line (down, for obvious reasons) until being wiped out in assault. By this time the Paracadutisti and Semovente had maneuvered to assist, and the elite para's took the position back before themselves being gunned down and overrun. Men of the match went to the Semovente crew, who missed only one shot even when moving, and the Thunderbolt pilot who mistook a Sherman for a unit of Bersagliari, bombing it and taking it out of action.

the terrain itself was fantastic, the sculpts came out really well and painted up a treat. its actually tempting me to get a printer of my own in order to fill a table (and re-scale it to make a flames of war table too).

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Back To It

Hey Sapiens. The Hamilton Immortals have asked if I would like to feature this very blog on there new website, and I have graciously accepted the offer. I have really enjoyed my time at the club so being part of its internet footprint is something that I would love to contribute to, So im back!

The main reason I have been so shit (pardon my coprolalia) about posting content this past half year is the lack of a decent camera. However, with the death of my old brick of a phone I have finally entered the age of the smart phone. Now properly equipped I may once again show off the current works in progress and shifts in my gaming habits now that Warhammer is slowly fading into the background, and boy is there a lot to cover there. Another day perhaps.

what I will leave with today is a quick review of a product that Geoff Holt of the Game Centre has asked me to put together as part of a table for a game called Empire of the Dead.

4Ground Whitechapel to Bakers street Warehouse

As a kit goes, it looked incredibly daunting upon opening the box. on the 4Ground rating it was labelled a 6, but as this is the first 4Ground product I had ever handled I have nothing yet to rate that against. Though there are so many sheets of walls, floors, windows and roofs; the well labelled sections and in depth visual instructions made it just a breeze.

The paint job is excellent as well. having a piece that you only have to put together and can then put straight onto the tabletop is something that has massive appeal to me. Also their models are designed to be fully interactive, as the doors and hatches are able to open and close. though i did accidentally damage some sections while taking them off the sprue, so one door and one hatch has been sealed open.

 the ability to pull apart the buildings and work your way through the floors makes this incredibly good for small skirmish games and role-play games, two things that I am an immense fan of. I cant wait to get my hands on the other sets that Geoff wishes me to put together for him so that I can see the game in all its brilliance on the tabletop.

 i did have to take a small knife to the lower floors central beams supports in order to have the top floor sit flat, but that is the only real problem I had with the kit. it was fantastic and came together in around 6 hours work (I binged it one night while Ashleigh was at work, from 7 till 1 in the morning). It makes me excited to get my hands on some mordenburg terrain for myself and some damaged buildings for use in Mordheim.