Monday, April 23, 2012

Diving into Dystopian Wars

a little over a year ago I was given a copy of Dsytopian Wars 1.1 rulebook  for helping a friend take merchandise to a convention. then last October at Council fires, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Blazing sun fleet at a pretty decent discount.  I had initially really like the Prussians, but since 3 other guys I knew had bought Prussian fleets, i decided against it.  I bought a naval boxed set, a dreadnought a pack of destroyers and a pack of escorts.  A month or so later the Covenant of  Antarctica fleet was released, and I immediately bought a matching set of ships to fight my Blazing Sun fleet.  somewhere along the line I also picked up a pair of medium flyers for both nations(inari scout ships and Icarus flyers)

Over Christmas break I had painted both battleships and cruisers for each fleet. but heading back to school took up most of my time so I once again put the project on the back burner. finally, I had my last exam on Thursday last week. so over the weekend, I was (apparently) anxious to get pack to painting, so I painted everything but the escorts, and 3 covenant frigates, and flyers.

Covenant of Antarctica Fleet

Empire of the Blazing Sun fleet.
I have to say that i *really* like the Covenant ships. especially the cruisers and armoured cruisers. I also cannot wait for the Russians to be released. 

I have not bought into the ground combat portion of the game yet, because generally speaking, I think the ground combat stuff is terrible looking.  the only ones that look decent so far are the British and the french. That being said, the little I`ve seen of the Russian ground forces have me a bit excited to see the rest of them.

now all I need to do is find someone to play with.

Stay tuned, I should have some more 28mm Napoleonic pics by the end of the week.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's Alive....... almost!

After a nearly 8 month hiatus due to school and lack of gaming group, I've returned!(at least for the summer).  I still have a week and a half left in exams, but  after that I plan to get back to gaming with a vengeance!

back at the beginning of last October I began doing test schemes on my Napoleonic plastics for a Peninsular War skirmish project.   I never got around to photographing them. Recently my friend Jon has expressed an inters in getting back to his gaming roots, which was Napoleonics.  so i decided nest time i photograph something to grab a few pics of them.:
Peninsular British line infantry
Victrix miniatures

Dismounted Dragoons of the 27th regiment.

on to more recent things.  the Easter weekend gave me a much needed breather from school. i too good Friday to get back to painting.  I've had an AGNM soviet T28 kicking around since last august. this is the one Vince at AGNM graciously donated to me after my original T-28 was pilfered from my gaming club. i finally painted it. it looks better then the original, and I took the liberty to test out some waethering powders on it as well.
AGNM Soviet T-28

And then i pained a couple of JTFM tanks i picked up at HOTLEAD. the Neubaufehrzeug 4 is also a replacement of a pilfered tank.  I decided to go with a 2-tone grey and brown camo scheme I found on the interwebs.  it's a nice departure from the endless grey of early war Germans.

JTFM German Neubaufehrzeug 4

 JTFM french 'Char léger modèle 1935 R modifié 1939'

the other is one of Jeff's new tanks, the  Char léger modèle 1935 R modifié 1939 (or more commonly known as R-40). this is a neat little kit, and it comes with a trench rail, which is really cool! I may need to ask him if i can get a trio by themselves to put on my H39s. Both of these tanks have bases attached so they fit in with the rest of my collection.

 Hopefully I'll be a little more active over the summer.