I like little extra details on my gaming terrain. The bits and gubbins help add to the story and feel of the game. I’ve had some resin Armorcast urban bits kicking around for a while so I finally got around to painting it up for Deadzone.Read more "Urban extras."
Who doesn’t love space rats in gasmasks with acid-laden squirtguns? As the name denotes, the Veer’myn faction are basically rat-mens (as my niece calls them) that exist as sentient vermin living among the sewers and ruins of civilization. These creatures find their way aboard spacecraft, spreading their species throughout the known worlds as stowaways. The Veer’myn are highly […]Read more "Deadzone: Veer’Myn faction painted."
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"