Saturday, March 21, 2015

Some great 15mm Modern eye candy!

Hey all!

Well, went over to a buddy of mine's place last night.  First, some bad news: he is having his first child.  Which mean that this war-games room has been disassembled:

Thankfully, however, he isn't giving up war-games, and in fact he took a little while to set up on his dining room table his newest collection; 15mm moderns!

Here are his 15mm modern Afghan fighters.  I have a better shot of the motorcycles later on.

An American sniper team watches over a convoy.

He actually got real Saddam posters online, shrunk them down, and put them on buildings.

An American patrol moves house-to-house.  These buildings, along with a lot of his other stuff, is from Crescent Root.  Their stuff is AMAZING.  I'll have more photos of their product when I have my war-games room up and running.

A local fills up at the gas station.  Gas station courtesy of Gamecraft.

The convoy nears the market.

A shot of the market.  The stalls are presented out-of-the-box, and are also by Crescent Root.  I cannot recommend these guys enough!  Just buy a few stall sets if you can... or some medians!

Another sniper team, another great mural.

Here are those Afghans on bikes.  The Afghans didn't make it to the table, as this was an Iraqi setup... the Afghan setup is different.

An Arab on a camel slowly meanders past some stores; these are also from Crescent Root.  Not too expensive, and lord almighty they are nice.  This is them with no extra work done.

A Western politician shows up at the government building, security contractors in tow.

Another shot of the convoy.

Overhead an attack chopper provides security and a second set of eyes.

The chopper moves across town.

Another shot.  A few neat bits are visible here, including the bus stop and the well.

Friday, March 6, 2015

The House of War is returning!!

Hi all!

Well, some exciting news... We are moving!  And what awaits, in our new house?  The room above, which is the location of the NEW House of War!

So, come early May, I'll start posting photos of the room as it comes together:). Plans are for a single large table (maybe 8x4, maybe slightly longer, I've got to get a good measurement) and for a small table primarily for xwing and small skirmish games.  Cabinets are a must; I'll add two glass ones from ikea I think, and then play it by ear.  I am also considering a large magazine/book display cabinet, like the type you see in libraries... I saw that on another blog and loved the look.

I do plan on getting this coffee table, for in front of the sofa/TV...  I plan to do little 10mm scenes in each of the four drawer sections, so it is like little dioramas from above.

And then I'll get a few of these glass cabinets for the X-Wing collection and some other figures.

So!  Any advice would be very welcome!