Saturday, 14 March 2015

Woosh! Fzzzap! Kapow!

Greetings! Between work and the continuing decaration of the house I managed to get a fair bit of painting done! We've also managed to get in a handfull of games and are now starting to get the hang of the mechanics of the game and how our individual armies work.

Both Mike and I have expanded our forces beyond the starter set and as expected this has only added to the game beyond its basic level. That and I keep winning! So, onto what I've painted to date:
Infantry! And their Bear APC transport. These are the least good models our of the starter set, being quite flat, but they look ok. I got these out of the way quite quickly as I so love painting infantry... These troops are also quite vital in the game, as the missions we have played so far call for searching buildings for objectives and intel, and infantry is the only way to do it.

Tanks! On the left Rapier AA tanks, and on the right anti-tank tanks, with their Condor dropships in the background. I've got for a grey military look, with the red panel markings thrown in for a bit of contrast. I also picked a fairly basic paint scheme as I didn't want painting the army to turn into a boring slog!
Commander! In his Kodiak! This is the first addition I bought. Commanders add command cards to the game which are an fun way of annoying your opponent! He also comes with a Tactical Orbital Strike, which is nice...
Scouts! Wolverines! These are fast units that come with 2 different turret options, so they can either be AA, or have missile pods and pack a bit of punch against armour. They can also act as spotter for the commanders TOS. 
Small dropship! Raven A, which I added with some more elite infantry called Praetorians, but I haven't painted these yet so you'll have to wait and see! 

All in I'm glad I started this new game, have enjoyed playing it and the more we build our forces the more it adds to the game. Not sure what to add yet. Mike has quite a mobile army so some more AA would help, but with Wes buying the PHR starter set I may wait and see how my stuff works against his before deciding.

I've also discovered a Batman miniatures game which no one I know has ever mentioned at all. Ever. Especially not Kieron. And to weird it up a bit, the first model I've ordered is Ozymandias, one of the Watchmen! I'm still a bit miffed that the rulebook is £35 but a localish workgames shop does a decent discount so should be able to pick it up for around £28.


  1. Curiously, infantry is also a crucial element in other games for which you can't be arsed to paint them. The success rate of your FOW Germans providing ample evidence.

    Is there a Batman game?

    1. The issue with the Germans is that they're an early/mid wwar force usually playing Matts late late late late late late war American Laser Tanks...