Thursday, December 30, 2021

Selling 2000 pts Bolt Action army

The time has come. I am selling my trusty Bolt Action US force. Don't have spare space for more models and that might be opportinity to change sides: always wanted to paint some more Axis stuff...

Selling what you can see below. All models painted with acrylics, sealed, with bases done. All models apart from vehicles are metal from: Warlord, West Wind, Artizan, Black Tree, Stoessi's Heroes. Metal is tougher then resin or metal and US GIs are toughest  of all! 💀 

For gaming I prefer regulars so here's the list of units + point cost: 

  • 1st liutenant regular inc. assistant 85 
  • medic regular inc. assistant 33 
  • forward air observer 75 
  • 10x regular infantry inc. SMG & BAR 108 
  • 12x REG infantry inc.SMG,  2 BAR 128 
  • 11x REG infantry inc. 2 BAR 125 
  • 6x veteran infantry, 4 SMG, 2 BAR 113  
  • 2x MMG section regular 100 
  • 2x regular flamer section 100 
  • 1x regular bazooka team 60 
  • heavy mortar regular 65 
  • medium mortar regular 50 
  • light mortar regular 40 
  • heavy AT cannon 110 
  • medium AT cannon 75 
  • medium howitzer + spotter 85
  • Chaffee 185 
  • Hellcat 190 
  • Greyhound 135 
  • Jeep, MMG 36 
  • 2x Dodge, MMG 92 
  • Jeep,transport 21

If you are interested - contact me for details (contact form in right panel) or visit Bolt Action buy / sell group on Facebook. Shipping worldwide. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Boar APC (Stratominis)

Apparently I've managed to cross one more model off the list of shame list yet in 2021! 🥳

It was rather quick paintjob. I got this cute 15 mm scale vehicle together with Bullshark model and the initial idea was to make it part of mech's base to show it's actual scale and size. But it turned out APC was way too big to be put under robo-feet so it ended up as independent model. Must admit I like Stratominis range more and more so it's pretty probable I'm gonna paint more of that stuff sooner or later. Especially retrobots range is more than tempting...

Since it was supposed to be part of the base or just terrain feature I got it without wheels - all I needed was the hull. But after the Bullshark-plan changed I had to replace them with something. The best replacement I could find were spare bits from oldie Chimera APC. Luckly for me I keep all spare parts I can get (scavenger mode: ON). 

As for paintjob I gave a try to camouflage I painted on my WW2 Hungarian vehicles (Jagdpanzer 38(t) and 38.M Toldi) but on smaller scale. It turned out ok I quess. That's good news if I ever decide to step into Flames of War or  anything else from 15 mm scale stuff.

But the model is also delayed gift for special friend of mine. Hope the Polish Post won't f#ck the job and piece arrives with no delay and undamaged. Also hope the recipient will like it 🤞  

See? Too beaucoup ^^

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Camera test

This time it's just technical post.

Recently my trusty camera started acting weird - files started missing or were corrupted somehow, which was even more frustrating given the fact I also take photos for my "normal" job. Serviceman told me it's most probably because camera is running on it's last legs (it's like 11-12 years old). So I was forced to change it for it's modern successor 😕

I'm afraid it might take a while before I get used to the new gear and find proper adjustments for taking pics of miniatures. I can set white balance, I can find autofocus options but I don't think the result is what I am expecting. Judge fr yourself.

Below - Dark Legion's Ezoghlul and Tekron. Some more will follow. At least I can take fresh photos of old models (especially those lost because of Photobucket action):

Monday, December 20, 2021

Bullshark "Flanker"

That b!tch winter is finally here, so I decided to paint something more suitable instead of slacking on hot-like-hell battlefields of Mars. This time my victim was 1/100 scale version of heavy mech: Bullshark from Stratominis' range. It's also the last model painted in the ghastly year 2021. Speaking of which I've just realised it's the second month in a row during which I managed to paint only one miniature. Shame on you Demi, shame, shame, shame...

The model is clearly inspired by classic badass mech Marauder from Battletech game. I've been trying to come back to this game several times but every time lack of time or life issues  cross my intentions. In fact, some time ago I even got and painted some refreshed mechs (also from Stratominis) but they haven't seen battlefield yet. Poor killing machines... 🥺
Which is really shame (again) actually. Those "classic" battlemechs are just so cool, and casting quality of Stratominis'stuff is just superb. 

As for the model itself - there was a short run of display scale battlemechs released and I was lucky enough to put my dirty hands on one of those. The model somehow reminds me neo-soviet / post-apo device, so I decided to give it "modern" paintjob.
Camo pattern was inspired by Ukrainian jet Su-27 (NATO code: Flanker). 

It's pretty eyecatching compared to most of models in my collection, and it's also good reason to use some artificial snow again, before it dries completly.

I was also trying to practice painting object source lighting on barrels and engines exhausts but I'm afraid I'm pretty far away from where I'd like to be in this topic. 

Must say I had some fun working on this piece. Might actually dig out remaining mechs from the pile ov shame and expand Battletech force. Using hex-based board might be fun! 🤖

It turned out model is just about the size of Eradicator Deathdroid so it fits most of future / post-apo systems we play here. In fact it's great addition to small neo-soviets force I've started building unintentionally. Absolutely unintentionally...

And here's comparsion pic - the little one is gaming scale model 😁

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Cybertronic vs Legion battle report

The annual Warzone game has just taken place!!! 🥳

It was also a very special one, because it's been probably the first Warzone game we EVER had using both armies fully painted (not even mentioning keeping the w.y.s.i.w.y.g. rule 😎) on a dedicated battlefield: rocky desert ov Mars. Near Elbląg actually...

To get control over the area 1000 points armies of Cybertronic and Dark Legion were sent to battle. We tried to play fun game so we both avoided fielding overpowered models and units. Whole that powergaming crap was fun like 20 years ago... 🙄

My trusty old foe has modified part of basic rules (especially about initiative rolls, hiding and spotting, point cost of some units) trying to make game more dynamic and unpredictible. Some more changes are to be tested during the coming games.

Forces of Cybertronic:
-    Eradicator Deathdroid,
-    1 squad of mirrormen,
-    1 squad of machinators,
-    2 squads of chasseurs.

Forces of Legion:
-    nepharite of Algeroth,
-    immaculate fury,
-    razide,
-    2 squads of necromutants,
-    2 squads of undead legionairees.       

Both armies were deployed on the opposing sides of the battlefield. Numerous rock formations provided solid cover against potential enemy fire.
Both sides advanced towards the enemy: mirrormen and machinators trying to reach living dead with deadly melee weapons while chasseurs blocking center paths.
At the same time blocks of undead were ordered to move out of Eradicator's visors - napharites know well reanimation is pricey these days while death is cheap...

Despite best efforts of necromutant overseer legionairees were's fast enough, and Eradicator's salvo sent back 4 of them straight back to Algeorth. On the opposite flank machinators rushed forward in order to charge reamimated swarm during the next turn.

But undead swarm turned out pretty deadly if commanded properly: massed assault rifles fire obliterated 2 machinators. Under such a covering fire nepharite advanced to finish off remaining cyborgs.

After turn 1 line of front was clearly  drawn.

Turn 2 was started by nepharite charging machinators. After dealing with 2 cyborgs he also tried to cast telepathic command spell but faild ending the activation.
Chasseurs squad standing nearby directed fire towards necromutants and undead legionairees swarm but managed to destroy only 3 or 4 of them. This meat has been well embalmed!

In exchange servants of Algeroth once again opened fire against advancing chasseurs. Thank to some critical hits 3 cyborgs dropped dead. The remained ones lost their nerves and panicked!
One of necromutants was promised a promotion to centurion if he takes out remaining machinator:
he climbed on the flat hill, aimed well and took a shot actually killing Cybertronic trooper!
Too bad seconds later he was gunned down by second chasseurs squad.
Still - worthy trying... 

On the opposing flank Eradicator could find no better target then razide. First salvo missed the targer. Remaining two hit the spot but thank to thick built-in armour only single wound was inflicted. Razide paid back with well aimed nazgaroth fire: of 9 bullets 3 penetrated the armour and none of wounds was repaired by no-life saving systems!
The Death Egg was on it's last, robot-chicken legs!

In the middle of the field situation wasn't too favourable to Cybertronic:
both squads of chasseurs failed panic tests which made one of them flee!

Round 3 was started by bloodthirsty nepharite who used all the actions to charge pair of panicked chasseurs. All I needed to kill both of them was 18 or less on D20 but Dark Forces' fate run out - I rolled critical miss which made my demonic killer end it's activation.

Wounded razide reloaded heavy machine gun and opened fire before Eradicator managed to re-arm another set of missiles. Once again all bullets hit huge robot penetrating the armour.
For the 4th time saving mechanisms didn't manage to repair the damage. Seconds later Eradicator fell down and ball of fire bursted from the broken hull.

Chasseurs tried to regroup under cover of solid rock but main computer sent orders to gather scattered memory banks and withdraw remaining forces to the base. There were lots of data to analize especially life saving system in Eradicator unit before the rematch.
The battle was over.


It was fun. 
It's always great to see old lead back in action once again - especially fully painted lead. 
It was also good idea to test some modifications of basic rules - the game was definitely more unpredictible and exciting.
According to informations from Dark Legion's well placed spies, Cybertronic A.I. is already planning counter attack so once again the desert will soak with blood, pus and engine grease...

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