ive been a little busy but i have made some orders of some models ‘n stuff! i really want to paint something, so stay tuned. also, i have not abandoned this blog. i am experiencing a painting drought at the moment.

~Warchirf~

warchirf:

sooooo… ive been reading up on this nice little space combat simulator tabletop miniatures game called “full Thrust" (revised rules can be found here). (all these downloadable rules are free so nothing illegal going on here; move along…)

i attempted some maneuvering using the vectored movement rules (a way of simulating space physics) and i though it would be quite difficult to understand the concept. but once it was on the table and i could see the objects move, it became relatively easy.

it was good to see how i increased the velocity of my ships to get within weapons range asap only to discover that after only one volley… the ships were hurtling at 18” towards the table edge… again, i used this as an opportunity to try and navigate a turn about action. one ship turned 180 degrees and went full thrust (see what i did here? =p) in hope to recover. the other ship attempted a curved vector resulting in a massive arc swinging at 10-15” per turn eventually finding itself going all around the table before recovering.

both ships, now at a more manageable speed (6-8”) got back into weapons range and unloaded. one ship chipped away at the armour of the other, while in return suffering major damage. starboard level 2 beams and level one screens were destroyed; and what’s worst was that the power core went critical. unfortunately the crew could not stabilize the core and the ship exploded with 1/2 hit boxes remaining on the ship.

with more ships, an actual opponent, and a little narrative, i can easily see this game being a favourate. just the movement mechanics make it fun at the least (seeing your ship hurtling towards the edge of the board while struggling to decelerate and maneuver back to the fight was great!).

i ordered two starter/intro navies - the New Swabian League (Germans) and the Eurasian Solar Union (Communist Russia & China). now to develop an interesting intro scenario that reflects the fluff and engages the players (and to practice the crazy fun vector movement rules!)

Eureka miniatures vikings

Real nice minis. A pleasure to paint. Im painting these up for saga. Not sure what faction im going for, but who cares; these models are sweet!

~warchirf~

oops! ive been reblogging with the wrong account. sorry guys for the non-model related posts ^^;;

~Warchirf~

the-infamous-eel:

Second draft of a new map. Intended for use with a novel I’m currently attempting to write, but i may use it for my next campaign as well.

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Hellenic Greek hoplites, field commander and staff and cretan archers. This is for a fields of glory army. I like painting 15mm, and since there are so many, it looks awsome.

Those look great!

What system are you using DBx or FoG?

-CousinBorris

I’m Reading up on FoG at the moment. I don’t have a large enough army to actually field and nobody plays it at the club haha. but i’ll eventually build up two small armies and try to get others into it. i’m thinking of Galatians, or Egyptian… (im not focused on historical recreation or accuracy). otherwise i’m just loving the 15mm ancient models.

my next purchase will be some thuriophorei (sp?).  ^^

~Warchirf~

FoG is a nice system. I have a War of the Roses Yorkist and Alp Arslan Seljuk Turks.

You’ve got enough for DBA which is an awesome little system.  

I love how you have painted them all up much better than what I have pulled off.

-CousinBorris

i was told that DBA is a nice small scale-type game for quick 30 min fun. i do like the look of large armies though (since i play enough small scale/skirmisher type games already).

i would like to, eventually, get some 17-18th century armies too. (think empire total war i guess haha). but for now, i am liking the ancient models. nice and colourful. (also im playing rome2: total war…. so yeah haha).

15mm scale is awesome looking when amassing troopers. and when they are in such tight formation, with large shields… very appealing to the eye! :D

I’m trying to convince my gaming group to get into it haha. so far i am unsuccessful. but i am beginning to appeal to their heritage nationalism. so hopefully i can get some games in down the track and show off some ancient, albeit historical incorrect, battles :D

alliesindex:

warchirfsminitures:

Hellenic Greek hoplites, field commander and staff and cretan archers. This is for a fields of glory army. I like painting 15mm, and since there are so many, it looks awsome.

Those look great!

What system are you using DBx or FoG?

-CousinBorris

I’m Reading up on FoG at the moment. I don’t have a large enough army to actually field and nobody plays it at the club haha. but i’ll eventually build up two small armies and try to get others into it. i’m thinking of Galatians, or Egyptian… (im not focused on historical recreation or accuracy). otherwise i’m just loving the 15mm ancient models.

my next purchase will be some thuriophorei (sp?).  ^^

~Warchirf~

Hellenic Greek hoplites, field commander and staff and cretan archers. This is for a fields of glory army. I like painting 15mm, and since there are so many, it looks awsome.