Just a small post featuring some work on my 15mm modern miniatures. I recently added a bunch of civilian vehicles, private contractor models, and Middle Eastern noncombatants to the collection. I’ll list where everything came from in case. Civilian Vehicles Finding any 15mm modern vehicles is a pain (although many small companies have started producing […]Read more "15mm Moderns: Cars, Contractors, and Civilians."
Comparing humvees from several companies, cheap MRAPs, some ideas for ISIS vehicles, and rambling about details and realism for model humvees based on Iraq.Read more "Ambush Alley: 15mm Humvee/MRAP comparison and ramble."
Now that the insurgents and government troops have been introduced, let’s take a look at my Coalition Forces models. These represent US Army troops post 2005 to the present. I chose to organize the force as a standard infantry platoon. This one only has two nine-man squads arranged into two fireteams. Each fireteam carries an […]Read more "Ambush Ally: 15mm Coalition Forces"
Now that I’ve covered the insurgents, it’s time to take a look at the Coalition Forces. First up is a small Iraqi Army mobile patrol, circa 2007. The new Iraqi Army reorganized amid the tatters of post-invasion civil collapse and de facto civil war. Most of the recruits came from southern Shia cities, thanks to […]Read more "Ambush Alley: 15mm Government Troops"
I fell in love with 15mm gaming with All Quiet on the Martian Front. The scale is perfect for waging tiny battles on a small table to massed movements of several companies without feeling crowded. The scale allows enough space on a table to actually maneuver and attempt military tactics beyond simple attrition. It’s also […]Read more "Ambush Alley: 15mm Insurgency"
Today I decided to try my hand at making custom acrylic “magic” washes for painting miniatures. I’ve used the Games Workshop washes quite extensively in the past but they have several drawbacks, including price and limited selection. Instead, I hit the internet up for good recipes. I also learned about the technique of darklining, or […]Read more "Hobbycraft: Magic Washes"
Here’s some fun pictures. Inspired by bonsai gardens, here are some macro shots of 15mm soldiers marching through the underbrush of potted plants. I love the photos with the succulents. It really looks like some 1930s vision of an alien planet.Read more "Miniatures and Gardens"