Thursday, December 27, 2012

warheads medieval tales, ipad

For those of you out there that have ipads, you should go check out a game called Warheads Medieval Tales.  Really fun game.  You control a maximum of 4 characters battling all sorts of bad guys.  The game comes free, but if you want to get certain special items, you are required to pay extra. 

The game works as a character builder, so as you progress in the game, your characters get stronger and your able to select skills to make them perform better.  There is also a miniature game by the same name and you can find all about it by visiting the Warheads Medieval Tales website.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Firestorm Invasion, Spartan Games, Studio Sparta

Up are renders and painted samples of the upcoming Firestorm Invasion figures from Spartan Games Studio Sparta. From what I understand these will be 15mm instead of the 10mm they had originally planned for.  You can see a bunch more pictures here


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WWII Snipers

I thought this picture of a sniper platoon was rather interesting.  Now is this photoshopped or did they actually try to shoot down planes this way.

I will be adding more weird pictures like this to my AntiqueOutings Pinterest account.

MERC Valkyrie - ACP Games

Jimbo is at it drawing up some more 15mm troopers for ACP Games.  This is a concept of the MERC Valkyrie

15mm Firefly Troopers - Clockwork Goblin Miniatures

Up are some cool renders of upcoming Firefly troopers for Clockwork Goblin Miniatures.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Forged In Battle G-99 V2 Rocket

I love Weird War and Forged In Battle has a really cool set (G-99 V2 Rocket) that would be a perfect objective marker.  The V2 as you can see from the picture is quite large.

It currently retails for £19.50

Sunday, December 9, 2012

DropZone Commander

The folks at Hawk Wargames were nice enough to send out a sample set of their exciting Dropzone Commander for review.

The rulebook is absolutely beautiful.  The book consists of 154 pages chalk full of goodness, including game background, rules, scenarios, army lists (UCM, Scourge, PHR, SHALTARI), guest painter pictures and tokens & templates.

The images in the book are...well lets just say...mind blowing in detail.  The artists have blurred the line between reality and science fiction perfectly.  The landscapes and cityscapes used are what every gamer would dream of having on their tabletop.  Incredibly detailed buildings, city streets and outstanding paint jobs make each picture come alive.

The rules consists of 34 pages that are really easy to read, with plenty of examples and tables to follow.  Each Army is broken down into a background section, weapon details, unit specific stats, army lists and examples of armies and color schemes.  Guest painters strut their stuff showcasing some amazing painting skills that will be hard to follow.

The game has been designed around the concept of rapid deployment and redeployment of your forces by airborne dropships, thus the name of the game DropZone Commander.

The game is scaled in 10mm, a happy medium between 6mm and 15mm.  The figures I received came in an army box.  All the vehicles were resin and the infantry were metal.  The 3 dropships came with their own flying base.

Below are some of the parts that come in the box set.  The dropships are made up of 5 parts.  The walkers are composed of 5 parts.  The tanks are a 3 part set.  The starter army had 3 dropships, 2 tanks, 4 walkers and 4 stands of infantry.

Based on what I have seen, you will need a few tools including a good x-acto blade, a file and some cutters.  One thing I didn't like was the two piece mold for the Post-Human Republic tanks.  These have to be glued together with the seam line running down the middle of the tank.  A one piece version would have been much better, with the injection taking place in the underside.  This is something that is already done with countless resin vehicles and should be done here as well.  I also think, although it would increase cost, is to have metal bits for things like weapons.  Resin weapons always have a habit of breaking or warping, at least mine do, and metal bits just seem to last longer.

The metal troops are very nice and have plenty of detail.  Over all really like the look of the armies.