söndag 20 januari 2013

Just finished my box of german infantry  some detail still to do but they are tabletop ready now. Interestingly the face-recognition of my camera recognized the face of one of the officiers on the unpublished pics.

I need to take better pics under better lightconditions but this will do until that.

Next step is to order some heavy weapons and veichles!

Give this kit (warlord germans) a 7 out of 10. They feel a bit too heroic for hist i ricals but i like em nontheless

onsdag 16 januari 2013

Nap ruskies!

Painted lot updated not that much. Ill try to do better pics, here are my stoic men from the east.! Enjoy

onsdag 27 juni 2012

Tons of new projects and products - Oh so little time!

I have not been so active in documenting my hobby practice for a while now, mainly due to me getting a full time job and the limitations of time which comes along that fact. I have however been doing some painting and also ive bought a bunch of new products which I intend to show and write my personal impressions of. Therefore keep an eye out fo updates and I will try to be somewhat regular with my updates. One of the presents i got for myself is the Warlord Russian Starter Army. Being priced at 60£ I think this box is a steal giving you basically what you need to enjoy a game of black powder and also a great foundation from which one can expand the army by adding some horse or cannons.


 So what do you get in the box. Basically you get a load of sprues which allows you to build 4 soldiers per sprue. You get some metal heads for the Pavlovsk Grenadiers and a officer mounted on his steed. The sprues have the bodies cast as a single piece with separate heads and backpacks. There are also 4 different poses. There are options to make bog standard infantry with standard shakos or grenadiers with plumes on the shakos. This is a nice option in probably everyones eyes. My plan is to do 2 lines of regular infantry and 2 grenadier regiments, one using the mitrecaps of the Pavlovsk and one with the standard plumed shako.

Below are some pics of the figures without paint.


I think that the poses are nice but a army of the same 4 poses can give a bit of a clone feel. The separate heads helps to give the troops some variation. The detail is good, but not more. Some parts are a bit blur but once painted they look great. The quality is anyway inferior to that of the Perry twins. But not to dramatically. Below are some rather shitty pics of my painted grenadiers. I will do better pics once the regiment is fully finished. Also I will show some pics of the metal parts once they are cleaned and assembled (at least)


 Overall I like the models. Some flaws but nothing serious, bareley noticeable, especially once a army is at the table fully painted. A big plus for me is the fact that there is almost no assembly at all. Also the fact that the models are more or less clones can be somewhat of a turnoff but i reckon that is not a problem in horse and musket gaming.

I started with the victrix brittish at first but at the end of my 2nd regiment I was crying rivers of blood because of the fiddly parts and the brittle bayonets. These models are more sturdy and you can field them quickly. Also the Russians had some of the most handsome uniforms of the napoleonic era, which is why i chose them.

I give these models 7 shots of lead out of 10

Please comment if you have something to say, have you seen the models and if you have, what is your impression? Do you like or hate my men, whatever. Stick your comment below! :) Until next time. Peace

måndag 30 april 2012

Squad Finished!

I just finished my 101st airborne infantry squad and here are the results.
 C&C are very welcome!

 Team 1 provides covering fire while Team 2 advances to escort the medic IMG_1431 IMG_1428 IMG_1439

lördag 28 april 2012

More eagles!

I've been painting my airborne for a while now and I am totally sold on these. Actuallyt I am waiting for a delivery from the (outworldly) slow maelstrom with some adversaries for my screaming eagles. Anyway i painted up a bunch of them and are currently working on the bases. The mortar team are completley finished. It is the first time I try to do something fancy with the bases and I have to admit that I really like the result. Also I have built a bunch of fences and have more terrain in plan so stay tuned for more updates. IMG_1415 IMG_1417 IMG_1416 IMG_1419 Bazooka team and medic, still waiting for basing IMG_1424 IMG_1426 IMG_1427 The fences, waiting for flock, tufts and other vegetation :) IMG_1420

söndag 15 april 2012

Warlord Games, "Screaming Eagles" painted

During the weekend i have managed to slab some paint on a bunch of the new figures and they are a joy to paint. The quality of the pics suck unfortunatley and the little men look really good irl. Now that i've taken a closer look at the models I have to say that warlord really made nice figs. There was almost no cleaning at all to do prior to painting, and the few places that required attention were easily fixed with a sharp blade.

Withour further ado, here are some pics :)









I have chosen not to show all of the models backsides since they all look the same, but here is a picture of a single one!


fredag 13 april 2012

Review - Warlord Games, Metal 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles"

Rescently ive gotten more interested in historical gaming than I usually am. I'm getting tired of the direction GW is taking and therefor are constantly looking atother alternatives. 28mm (my favourite scale) and WW2, (my fav era, along with napoleonics) is somethingthing ive always wanted to do and now finally I took the leap and got some models and a copy of the Operation Squad rules. I've noticed a serious lack of reviews of this specific box on the internet and here is my contribution.

The models that I bought are from Warlord and a part of their Bolt Action range. And come in a box of 21 models, including a 30cal MG team and 2 soldiers manning a Bazooka. The box art is awsome and I like the fact that you get a brief background on the back of the package (we will return to this later) Now moving on to a couple of models, and Warlord are not lying by calling these "finely detailed" because they are simply gorgeous.

Airborne 1

When I ordered the lot, I did not have high expectations since I am not that familiar with metals other than some PP and GW but my jaw was dropped once the contents of the box were unboxed. I will just show a couple of the soldiers but they are all of the same quality with no miscasts of imperfections whatsoever.

Airborne 5
Airborne 4

Small details like extra ammo, pouches and knives are clear and crisp all around the figures and I relly like the fact that they are metal which gives them the "heft" many people enjoy.

Airborne 3

Observe the well-made hands of the soldier reloading his M1

Airborne 2

The commandgroup is really nice and my favourite detail is on the radio operator (2nd from the left). The guy is pressing the horn of the radio between the shoulder and cheek, like you do when talking on the phone while carrying bags for example, giving the model an very dynamic, yet uncomfortable looking pose.

So all in all, I am very happy with these, and just returned from the shop with a fresh brush to get these done properly. I will show them off once they got some paint on them.
My only ciritisism is that the models come without bases, which the plastic kits from the same range don't. It is not that hard to throw in simple 2.5cm bases. Secondly, it would be nice if Warlord would learn from the Perry brothers and maybe include a litttle leaflet with some info on the unit and other military sweets, like rankings, different companies of the airborne divisions etc.

This kit gets a 8/10