Sunday, May 19, 2013
Well, I found a use for extra "unique" cards in Star Wars... make up a few of the cards I don't have!
Now, I have no plans on investing in any of the large ships (which are the only way of getting modifications) or in the X-Wing or TIE expansion, as I have three core sets worth. But I want some of the cards! So... just printed out a few, backed them on the real cards (in the case of modifications I used extra R2D2s and other astromechs) and voila!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Well, I finally got around to snapping some photos of my Imperial force for X-Wing!
It consists of six TIE Fighters, three TIE Interceptors, and two TIE Advanceds. I figure that should be all I need for a while:) I did go through after I got the TIE Interceptors, which have a blue hue, and did a little paint work, so that all the ships would match. Pretty simple; just did a blue-grey wash on all the ships.
Here is my first set of TIE Fighters. I did a little work with paint on one, so it can represent any special character TIE Fighter I might purchase. I find it is easier when the special guys stand out.
Here is my second wing of TIE Fighters.
Here are my three Interceptors. As with the first set of TIEs, I did the red stripes on one of the Interceptors, so if I buy a named pilot that ship can easily represent him.
And finally, here are my two Advanceds. I run one almost always as Vader; I haven't run both in one game yet!
So... there is my Imperial force!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
So, I was recently skimming through blogs, and looking at some of the FANTASTIC wargames units out there, and it got me thinking... of all the wargames units I can remember seeing, which is my favorite?
Tough, right? I mean, I have a few that I adore... I mean, I love the siege guns over at Echoes of Glory...
And I adore Der Alte Fritz's artillery...
But my favorite wargames unit of all time? I think it is Dave Taylor's Cameron Highlanders!
Just check out the rearing horse with the commander urging his men on! Beautiful paint, beautiful scene... and, I think, my favorite wargames unit!
So, I wanted to ask; what is YOUR favorite (not your own) wargames unit?
Post them in the comments; I'll do a whole post of the favorites so we can all feast on some eye candy!:)
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Well, my next X-Wing battle report is done, so come give it a look!
For those interested in the numbers... Empire was Vader w/Squad Leader, a Tempest Advanced with Concussion Missiles, Night Beast, and two Black Squadron TIE fighters.
I don't remember the exact Rebel breakdown, but I think it was Luke with R2D2 and Marksmanship, Arvel, a Rookie X-Wing pilot with R5-D8, and a Gold Squadron Y-wing.
We used my home rules for asteroids; they move 1 straight each turn in a random direction. It ended up being REALLY really cool; I've never played a wargame on a battlefield that changed! When holes opened in the asteroid belt the fighters would dive for it... or if asteroids clumped together ships would take cover behind them. The belt actually split over the course of the game, with a clump of three right in the middle of the action and then the rest moving off board to the side.
Anyway... on to the show! And listen, I turned on lightbox so you can click on one photo and just cycle through each page, but it doesn't always work... so if it doesn't, just hit back and hit the photo again!:) But if you want to see them full size to check the ships out, click on the page to see it on it's own!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Okay, my two X-Wing fleets are complete!
I just got my last shipment of ships, and I am done... all I'll ever need! A nice solid core of X-Wings, with two of each of the more specialized ships... I figure that, in a 100 point game, it gives a player plenty of options. I am honestly not interested in the two bigger ships... the only thing that might ever tempt me is the X-Wing and TIE Fighter expansion for the pilots and cards, but I have a feeling I'll be able to resist, because the box I have for all of my ships won't fit them!:)
First are my three X-Wings. As with all ships I obviously got some paint on these so they would be a bit individualistic. The yellow looks sharp on them, I think!
I also picked up two A-Wings. Got to see one in action last night... WOW, what a collection of green moves! Very nimble and cool little ship, with some neat abilities. It is rather fragile, though, especially compared to its mates... two shields and only two hull get worn out QUICK, and without a mech to repair damage or shields, they are rather vulnerable. I did a little paint work on these guys as well, to vary them up a bit.
Finally I have two Y-Wings. I love these ships, as far as their looks, and honestly I like them in the game too... they are just big tough SOBs. However, their lack of firepower can be alarming. But give them a missile or torpedo, or the Ion Turret, and they can hit hard. Keep them out of enemy lines of fire and that all-around fire arc on the Ion Turret can be key, as you never need to worry about facing the enemy. These guys also got a bit of color, so they are a bit different from each other.
So that is my force! I think they are a really nice mix of abilities and styles, and enough for any Rebel player to make a force from.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Well, that's the first Battlefield 3 scene done!
This one is of a buddy of mine (I photoshopped the nameplate, just to maintain his XBOX Live anonymity... stupid, right?) who plays sometimes in the Scout class. He is awful good on Operation Metro, which is an up close and personal map that is centered on a train station. I included a number of touches from the game, including obviously a pretty close replication of the station colors and decorations, an ammo box in the corner, and even some rubble and a bottle along the wall!
Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I am actually redoing the sign, as it bled a little, but otherwise it is good to go!
Now I have to start the next one... which scares me, as it might be a bit tougher.