Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inspired by Art (2)

A while back (yipe, almost two years ago!) I made a post called Inspired by Art, where I showed a bunch of pictures of models that I had converted that was inspired by 40k artwork.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Gotta Do My Research...

Getting into a game like Flames of War is not for the faint hearted.  Not if you're as crazy as I am, that is...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flames of War. I finally caved...

So I finally caved.  With 3rd Edition of Flames of War coming out, I decided it was time to join the fray.  I picked up the Flames of War 3rd Edition mini-rulebook and have started to dig in, and so far I like what I see.  It will probably be a while before I actually get to play a game, but when I do, look for the battle report here! 

My adversary will undoubtedly be Badelaire, my usual opponent.  After some discussion of what theater and time period that interests us, we've settled on the North Africa campaign.  The mystique of Rommel the Desert Fox has always appealed to me, so I will be building a Afrikakorps force modeled after the 21st Panzer Division.  Badelaire will be taking command of the Brits, for as he said "their tanks were always outgunned by the Germans, so whenever you managed to kill a Panzer, you know you earned it."

I think we're in for some interesting games in our future!

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Matter of Scale... (Part 2)

In the last post I talked a little bit about scale of 40k miniatures, and I used the calculated scale (1/57) to scratchbuild a rudimentary M1 Abrams tank.  But how does this hold up to the scale of the miniatures themselves?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Battle Report: The Lord of the Rings: The Long Night

A small band of men and their dwarf allies desperately defend a their village against rampaging orcs.  Will they hold out long enough for help to arrive, or will their children and womenfolk be left to the mercy of bloodthirsty orcs?