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Miniatures Adventure => The Conflicts that came in from the Cold => Topic started by: ChargeDog on February 12, 2017, 07:31:09 PM

Title: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 12, 2017, 07:31:09 PM
Rather than spamming the forum with links to my articles, I'll just be collating them all in one place.

First up, a new battle report for Skirmish Sangin. It's got technicals, SAS and more!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IMG_20170209_192351.jpg?resize=768%2C576)

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/02/11/battle-report-skirmish-sangin-09022017/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/02/11/battle-report-skirmish-sangin-09022017/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Dr Bogo on February 13, 2017, 06:59:06 PM
Cracking little game - are UCAVs particularly powerful in Skirmish Sangin then?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on February 13, 2017, 08:51:54 PM
Cracking little game - are UCAVs particularly powerful in Skirmish Sangin then?

Yeah they are pretty devastating. As well as the effect of the high explosive (Kill zone is max damage and rather large) it also forces a morale test for all irregulars on the board at -40% for the first hit and less for future hits. Downside, unless you have a JTAC it can be hard for it to actually come in.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on March 18, 2017, 10:15:04 PM
Desperate for some more Skirmish Sangin time and too busy during the week, I've played my first solo game to try out some new rules. The battle report is over at my blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/03/18/weekend-warfare-1-cgs-s01e01/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/03/18/weekend-warfare-1-cgs-s01e01/) and will be the first in a story campaign.

Sorry for all the exposed MDF.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_20170318_144031.jpg?resize=768%2C576)

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on April 06, 2017, 08:40:20 AM
Part two of my solo campaign is now up on my blog. This time there is actual sneaking around rather than it failing in the first turn.

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/04/06/weekend-warfare-2-cgs-s01e02/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/04/06/weekend-warfare-2-cgs-s01e02/)

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IMG_20170402_153714.jpg)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on April 22, 2017, 11:30:07 PM
Totally forgot to post this here (was writing it on the train to Salute) but we played another game in Bazistan. Using Spectre rather than Sangin, the battle sees a Challenger 2 leading a convoy through an enemy held town.

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/04/21/battle-report-spectre-operations-20042017/

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IMG_20170420_200744.jpg?w=700)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: commissarmoody on April 24, 2017, 09:34:02 AM
Thanks for the share
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on May 08, 2017, 11:34:51 PM
As well as battle reports I've been doing some other bits of writing. Latest article is a quick preview of Spectre's upcoming MRZR. In brief? I'm a big fan of it.

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/preview-spectres-mrzr/

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_20170508_231125.jpg?resize=700%2C525)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on May 13, 2017, 08:34:24 AM
As another review, I've taken a look at Evil Bear Wargames Foxhound vehicle.

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/05/13/preview-evil-bear-wargames-foxhound/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/05/13/preview-evil-bear-wargames-foxhound/)

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_20170508_232830.jpg?w=700)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 13, 2017, 08:53:46 AM
Excellent, hopefully that will prompt me to start building the one I bought at Salute 2016.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on May 13, 2017, 11:57:19 AM
It's a lovely thing to build - I just need to get my ass in gear and paint more of my stuff
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 13, 2017, 12:48:06 PM
It's a lovely thing to build - I just need to get my ass in gear and paint more of my stuff
How does the build compare to the Panther?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on May 13, 2017, 02:32:12 PM
How does the build compare to the Panther?

I mention it in the review but its pretty simple. Some very similar elements (wheels and axle units are basically the same), difference is mainly the two part chassis.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on June 11, 2017, 05:49:01 PM
A new battle report is up, covering some special forces operators sneaking into a warehouse at night.

It's on my blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/06/10/battle-report-skirmish-sangin-thieves-in-the-night/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/06/10/battle-report-skirmish-sangin-thieves-in-the-night/)

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_20170604_143035.jpg?resize=700%2C525)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Schriv on June 11, 2017, 06:31:02 PM
Wow, I love the terrain.
And I'm envious of your figure painting skills!!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: commissarmoody on June 12, 2017, 09:29:57 AM
That was a pretty cool little shoot out.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on June 24, 2017, 03:41:31 PM
Another impressions piece, this time looking at Empress's AFV crew (both UK and US)

As usual, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/06/24/impressions-empress-bailed-out-afv-crew/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/06/24/impressions-empress-bailed-out-afv-crew/)

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_20170624_142210.jpg?resize=700%2C525)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 24, 2017, 07:57:46 PM
Very interesting, also I did not know about the Spectre MultiCam painting guide.

I am hoping I can use the new Citadel Snot Womble spray as the base for the multi-cam.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 01, 2017, 12:25:00 PM

This week's post is looking at my imagi-nation Bazistan and explaining a little more about the situation

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/01/briefing-on-bazistan/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/01/briefing-on-bazistan/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: commissarmoody on July 01, 2017, 01:35:29 PM
Enjoyable read. I too have created a few imagi-nations because of the reasons you have mentioned.
And you created a nice little sand box to play around in.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 08, 2017, 05:35:36 PM
I'm starting a week of themed articles focused on the Razor, the latest release from Spectre. Today has two articles looking at the latest version and a stowage pack.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_20170708_165509.jpg)

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/08/impressions-spectres-razor-part-2/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/08/impressions-spectres-razor-part-2/)

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/08/impressions-spectre-vehicle-stowage-alfa/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/08/impressions-spectre-vehicle-stowage-alfa/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 12, 2017, 01:08:55 PM
(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_20170709_230139.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

New post is up including rules for the Razor in Black Ops, Force on Force and Skirmish Sangin. You can find it on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/12/additional-rules-razor-in-other-games/  (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/12/additional-rules-razor-in-other-games/)

Also I finished painting them
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Corporal Chaos on July 13, 2017, 04:00:40 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: jamesmanto on July 13, 2017, 04:45:24 PM
The warehouse raid was cool.
Very action movie.

Although 8 guards? Holy cow that's heavily guarded! Bazistan is obviously a high risk area.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 13, 2017, 04:50:43 PM
The warehouse raid was cool.
Very action movie.

Although 8 guards? Holy cow that's heavily guarded! Bazistan is obviously a high risk area.

Well the Argo Corporation likes to keep its stockpiles of illegal arms very well defended - especially as the buyer is about to hand over the money for them (in an upcoming scenario)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 15, 2017, 02:15:55 PM
Final post for Razor week, I look at the tactics for using them on the board, with a particular focus on the rules published by Spectre.

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/15/tactics-razors-on-the-battlefield/
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 17, 2017, 11:49:51 AM
Very interesting, thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: chickenbane on July 17, 2017, 01:38:10 PM
I liked the imagin-nation, just have to read the reports now. :)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 28, 2017, 09:21:27 PM
I'm busy tomorrow so here is this week's post early! Operators in trouble in the Bazistan Badlands

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_20170714_193500-1.jpg?w=750)

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/28/battle-report-cgs009-dawn-raid-spectre-operations/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/07/28/battle-report-cgs009-dawn-raid-spectre-operations/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: commissarmoody on July 29, 2017, 12:53:04 AM
The station chief is all like. "I'm geting to old for this shit".
Great AAR
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: jamesmanto on July 29, 2017, 06:23:06 PM
good AAR
the op definitely went sideways for the B-Team
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: chickenbane on July 30, 2017, 11:45:06 AM
Great write up! I thoroughly enjoyed that.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on July 31, 2017, 12:44:34 AM
Glad you are all enjoying the reports! Always great to get feedback, helps me work out what stuff people enjoy the most.

As it's mainly battle reports, you guys are going to love the post coming this weekend. I'm currently on my way back from a weekend of playing Spectre so the next post will include 3 battle reports with pictures and one with lots of text (I was too busy running it).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 04, 2017, 12:24:44 PM
Phew giant post is now up!

Last weekend I went down to Cardiff for a Spectre Operations event and today the writeup for the weekend is done. One main post covering the event and four battle reports are now out and ready to be read. Enjoy!

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/04/spectre-operations-weekend-2017-aar/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/04/spectre-operations-weekend-2017-aar/)

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_20170730_120247.jpg?resize=700%2C525)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: number1section1 on August 05, 2017, 08:43:00 PM
Just had a good read through, always enjoy your blog for ideas and inspiration
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Nimrod on August 05, 2017, 11:15:34 PM
Interesting read. Thank you for sharing it!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Maxx Von Morton on August 06, 2017, 03:18:35 PM
I love your battle report!
Keep them coming  :)

Thank you!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 11, 2017, 12:20:51 PM
Something a little different this week, brand new scenario. Inspired by the release of Free Fire on Blu-ray this week, I finished off something that's been sat in my scenario pile for a while. Its a neat little warehouse shootout inspired by the film. The post includes scenario files for Skirmish Sangin and Spectre Operations but the details are generic enough to set it up for your rules of choice.


Find it on the blog at
http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/11/scenario-warehouse-shoot-out/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/11/scenario-warehouse-shoot-out/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 11, 2017, 05:10:13 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 16, 2017, 02:10:41 PM
Midweek post, this time looking at a recent release from Spectre Miniatures.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_20170816_073250.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As usual, its on the blog. Find it at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/16/impressions-spectre-july-2017-release/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/16/impressions-spectre-july-2017-release/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 18, 2017, 12:32:11 PM
New post is up looking at all the options for the Spectre Technicals to make them more Special Forces esque. Sadly I didn't have a chance to finish assembling/painting them. However lots of photos of all the various bits.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_20170817_000520.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/18/impressions-spectre-sf-technicals-initial-thoughts/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/18/impressions-spectre-sf-technicals-initial-thoughts/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 25, 2017, 12:49:03 PM
I know everyone loves the battle reports and we are back with a new one. US Armed Forces strike a pirate stronghold in Bazistan as an attempt to take down a HVT. Fun chance to get all the toys on the table.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_20170824_195658.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/25/battle-report-big-dave-must-die-spectre-operations/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/25/battle-report-big-dave-must-die-spectre-operations/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 29, 2017, 09:48:10 PM
Hey. Pssst.


It's not quite ready for prime time but something cool just got announced by Radio Dishdash. Post on it is up on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/29/skirmish-sangin-plausible-deniability/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/29/skirmish-sangin-plausible-deniability/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 29, 2017, 10:25:51 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on August 30, 2017, 12:55:11 PM
Back to your regular scheduled posts, this week's extra post is looking at the latest set of modern releases from Empress

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_20170830_034024.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As usual, more details on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/30/impressions-empress-august-releases/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/08/30/impressions-empress-august-releases/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 30, 2017, 04:35:01 PM
Interesting read, thanks.

Empress's website is very behind the times, it is still claiming they have added a 28mm WW2 British link to the Mutton Chop British  (the  figures are available via the Mutton Chop link only).

[Edit] link issue above fixed.

These are on the site, but you have to know they are there.

I initially thought the journalist was Dan Starkey.

Strange IDs, A is rifles, B is rifles, LMG and RPG, the numbers indicate the hats.

On my list for Colours.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 01, 2017, 12:07:18 PM
New post is up! The battle report from last night's game saw the Geordiestan Ambassador being ambushed on his way to Bazi City. A fun game with lots of action.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_20170831_192938.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, more details on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/01/battle-report-the-welcome-party-spectre-operations/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/01/battle-report-the-welcome-party-spectre-operations/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: number1section1 on September 01, 2017, 10:24:16 PM
Inspirational as always, how did you manage to get the empress universal moderns painted so quick! now I am conscious of mine sat staring at me on my desk!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 01, 2017, 10:41:20 PM
Inspirational as always, how did you manage to get the empress universal moderns painted so quick! now I am conscious of mine sat staring at me on my desk!

Late nights, empty weekends and a strong reliance on washes.

Thanks! I really like the challenge of getting my impressions out ASAP and painting the models just makes every article better
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on September 01, 2017, 11:06:01 PM
Another excellent battle report.
Love your stories and how you set up the background story.
Well done.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 02, 2017, 03:01:42 PM
Another excellent battle report.
Love your stories and how you set up the background story.
Well done.

Thanks! I find working out a background and creating story threads is a great way to get players interested in the outcome of the battle. All the joys of a proper campaign but with less of the paperwork
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 08, 2017, 12:08:29 PM
This week's post is up looking at my finished SF Technicals (or NSVs). Fun project to work on, now they are ready for the tabletop

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_20170908_080925.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/08/non-standard-tactical-vehicles-building-the-sf-technicals/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/08/non-standard-tactical-vehicles-building-the-sf-technicals/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 11, 2017, 12:51:56 PM
Very nice. The interchangeable truckbed is a very good idea.

The buildings in the background where are they from? I looked but failed to find anything on your blog
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 11, 2017, 12:56:04 PM
Thanks,

The buildings are from RedVector, I'll be doing the impressions on them this weekend.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on September 11, 2017, 03:11:40 PM
Your SF trucks look great.
I have been spending a lot of time on your blog.
Really love your figures and terrain.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 11, 2017, 07:27:05 PM
Interesting post on your blog, useful ideas for Colours.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 15, 2017, 12:08:24 PM
This week's post is a set of impressions looking at some scenery from REDvectors suitable for modern escapades.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_20170909_123038.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, the post is on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/15/impressions-redvectormdf-buildings/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/15/impressions-redvectormdf-buildings/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on September 15, 2017, 04:09:11 PM
Excellent review.
They look like they could be used in many periods.
That is always a plus,
Thanks for the review.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 22, 2017, 12:02:13 PM
This week's post is up, taking a look at the demo game I am preparing. It's all ready for running on Sunday!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_20170921_221701.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/22/demo-games-planning-part-4-mad-panic/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/22/demo-games-planning-part-4-mad-panic/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: von Lucky on September 22, 2017, 12:08:38 PM
This thread has got in under the radar - awesome stuff.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on September 22, 2017, 05:01:01 PM
Excellent work.
I have been following along.
Was very interested how the final cut up and basing of the C-130 would turn out.
It looks great.
Will be excited to see your after action game report.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: gimzod on September 22, 2017, 08:47:50 PM
See you at Leeds.
Me and my brother are putting on a modern game as well.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 22, 2017, 08:51:11 PM
See you at Leeds.
Me and my brother are putting on a modern game as well.

Awesome! Which ruleset are you using?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: gimzod on September 23, 2017, 08:36:19 PM
Not decided yet.

It's a platoon of Estonians fighting the Taliban and weapons dealers.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on September 25, 2017, 12:38:13 AM
ChargeDog, great AAR and overall eye candy and very inspiring stuff as usual, CONGRATULATIONS!  :-*

And those Technicals, WOW! Just keep doing that GREAT job of yours!  ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 25, 2017, 12:19:28 PM
Glad you are liking my stuff!

Full details on the trial run of my game is coming on Friday but as a teaser here is the thing in situ

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_20170924_103233.jpg?resize=700%2C525)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 25, 2017, 12:21:18 PM
Oh boy! That looks great.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on September 25, 2017, 09:42:19 PM
Can't wait to read the AAR.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 29, 2017, 12:06:49 PM
The first AAR of the demo game is now up! Containing two mini battle reports and a few other thoughts about the even and where I am heading next with the game.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_20170924_113611.jpg?resize=700%2C525)


As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/29/demo-game-100-years-of-war-falkirk/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/09/29/demo-game-100-years-of-war-falkirk/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Nimrod on September 29, 2017, 12:30:48 PM
That crashed plane looks great!  :o
Excellent table layout and AAR was interesting to read too.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on September 29, 2017, 02:09:34 PM
ChargeDog, very nice AAR and table, CONGRATULATIONS!

I liked very much that you're using PlaySheets and Troops cards with pictures for the players - the way to go specially in a convention game IMHO.

If you think the game was too easy, add a couple of OPFOR snipers in good positions to wreck havoc on the opposition - and remember that the plane's fuselage gives no effective cover from 7.62mm bullets!   ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 29, 2017, 02:52:30 PM
ChargeDog, very nice AAR and table, CONGRATULATIONS!

I liked very much that you're using PlaySheets and Troops cards with pictures for the players - the way to go specially in a convention game IMHO.

If you think the game was too easy, add a couple of OPFOR snipers in good positions to wreck havoc on the opposition - and remember that the plane's fuselage gives no effective cover from 7.62mm bullets!   ;)


Thanks! Glad you like it. I really like Skirmish Sangin and the cards/playsheets should make it a little easier to get brand new players into it. Less time spent looking at the bases of figures to work out whose who.

Yeah, I think splitting the two buildings up to create two sniper nests should make the BLUFOR guys pause for thought.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on September 29, 2017, 03:00:15 PM
Yeah, I think splitting the two buildings up to create two sniper nests should make the BLUFOR guys pause for thought.

PERFECT!  ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on September 29, 2017, 06:15:02 PM
Two excellent AARs.
It does look like the operators had a pretty easy time of it.
It looks like you have some ideas to even it out.
May I suggest more terrain on the table.
Such as, crops, stone fences and little bumps of hills.
That will cut down lines of sight.
Again, love what you have done.
Look forward to reading future AARs.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on September 29, 2017, 06:31:16 PM
Two excellent AARs.
It does look like the operators had a pretty easy time of it.
It looks like you have some ideas to even it out.
May I suggest more terrain on the table.
Such as, crops, stone fences and little bumps of hills.
That will cut down lines of sight.
Again, love what you have done.
Look forward to reading future AARs.


Thanks!

The only problem with adding crops and fences is that this is supposed to be the high desert. I'll probably add some more elevation tweaks or maybe look at some shrub areas.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 06, 2017, 12:08:57 PM
Something a little different this week - as a break from painting I've delved deep into the depths of Spectre Miniatures instagram (as well as some other previews) to see some figures that may be coming soon.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-04-25-10.59.37.jpg?resize=1024%2C579)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/06/spectre-miniatures-unreleased-models/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/06/spectre-miniatures-unreleased-models/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 13, 2017, 12:22:41 PM
This week's post is up, looking at some figures from Tiny Terrain

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_20171008_231214.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

It's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/13/initial-impressions-tiny-terrains-figures/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/13/initial-impressions-tiny-terrains-figures/)

Don't worry, next week I'll be back with painted figures
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 13, 2017, 03:21:17 PM
Interesting article.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on October 13, 2017, 06:47:32 PM
Thanks for the review.
I like the figures and how they are posed.
I don't want figures that look as they are all running around like bats out of hell. ;D
I also like to purchase figures from small companies to  encourage them to make more.
I have found some real gems out there.
The great thing now, there are so many figure companies, we should all find what we want.

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 16, 2017, 12:31:55 PM
I do Wargaming Week every monday as a bit of an update as to what I've been doing every week. I don't post it hear as a fair number of them end up being summed up as "not much"

This week, I've announced what I'm doing for Part 2 and Part 3 of the Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules comparison article

Part Two is going to cover:
Fireteam Modern
FUBAR
No End In Sight
Wars of Insurgency
Winter of ’79

Part Three will look at:
Flying Lead conversion
Bolt Action Modern (in its various versions)
Combat Patrol for modern day
Chain of Command (with some tweaks)

The full post has some more information including when they are being released http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/16/wargaming-week-16102017/  (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/16/wargaming-week-16102017/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 20, 2017, 12:05:52 PM
This week's post is up! I take a look at last month's releases from Spectre - there were quite a few of them.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_20171019_194009.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/20/impressions-spectres-september-releases/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/20/impressions-spectres-september-releases/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 20, 2017, 02:09:57 PM
Interesting as always.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 24, 2017, 11:57:30 PM
News and a preview of Friday's post!

Newly released from Radio Dishdash, and just in time for Halloween, we have a new free scenario that will see you in the mountains of Afghanistan fighting... werewolves!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/22815238_10155982869591454_8518025701562949103_n.jpg?w=461)

The scenario can be found at http://www.skirmishsangin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Free_scenario_werewolf2.pdf (http://www.skirmishsangin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Free_scenario_werewolf2.pdf). Have fun!

This Friday's post will play the scenario, and luckily I just finished painting the models for it

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_20171024_225617.jpg?resize=700%2C525)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on October 25, 2017, 12:28:56 AM
Newly released from Radio Dishdash, and just in time for Halloween, we have a new free scenario that will see you in the mountains of Afghanistan fighting... werewolves!

GREAT!  :-* Thank you very much!   :D
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 27, 2017, 12:15:34 PM
Today's post is now up! SAS vs Werewolves. Even better, two reports for the price of one!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_20171026_193804.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/27/battle-report-home-of-the-wolf-skirmish-sangin/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/10/27/battle-report-home-of-the-wolf-skirmish-sangin/)

Semi related news - if you are going to Fiasco at Leeds this Sunday I'll be there with Operation Dragon's Hoard. Come along and try to secure the crash site. Map below

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on October 27, 2017, 03:30:29 PM
Today's post is now up! SAS vs Werewolves. Even better, two reports for the price of one!

GREAT AAR, thank you!!!  :-*

I've just shown your blog's post to a friend we want to plunge into Modern Ops Games; he has the same "been there, done that, got the scars" PTSD-game-syndrome I used to, but when he saw the werewolves and the action pictures, he just said: "Let's do that, NOW!"   lol

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: S_P on October 27, 2017, 09:23:32 PM
I'm three tables down from you at the Pennine Megagames table- I'll say hello
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Maxx Von Morton on October 28, 2017, 11:00:06 AM
Great job, ChargeDog!

Reading your blog is really inspiring, as Always  :)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on October 29, 2017, 07:09:09 PM
Thanks to everyone who dropped in to say hello at Fiasco! Had a really great time running the game, lots of good comments on the setup and I'm coming away with lots of ideas to improve it.

More details in the post on Friday along with future plans
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on October 29, 2017, 07:26:02 PM
More details in the post on Friday along with future plans

Looking forward to see it! Cheers!  :D
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: S_P on October 29, 2017, 11:57:12 PM
Great to see the table for myself and make your acquaintance
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: mikedemana on November 01, 2017, 04:14:15 AM
Fun stuff, with the werewolves vs. operators! I ran a slightly haunted game last Sunday for the crew, too. Mine featured my Splintered Light Miniatures animals attacking Pulp adventure teams (along with some Pygmy cannibals thrown in!).

It's good to set the tongue in the cheek from time to time... lol

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww213/mikedemana/Miscellaneous/LPL_bades_zpsl7op2jaz.jpg)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on November 03, 2017, 01:19:33 PM
Friday's post is up! I've done my write up of the events at Fiasco 2017, including the events of the day some tweaks coming soon

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_20171029_115033.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/03/demo-game-fiasco-leeds/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/03/demo-game-fiasco-leeds/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 03, 2017, 11:23:43 PM

AWESOME!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thank you very much for sharing!  ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on November 10, 2017, 01:03:16 PM
This week's post is up! I'm taking a look at the Tabula Rasa range from Knights of Dice and kick off a new blog project.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_20171016_214225.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/10/initial-impressions-knights-of-dice-tabula-rasa/
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on November 10, 2017, 09:17:20 PM
Great review of the buildings.
I have a number of KoD buildings, (none put together.)
Look foreword to seeing how you detail them.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 10, 2017, 11:15:40 PM

Great review as usual, thank you very much for your service!  ;)

Long stairs without the possibility of putting the minis on the steps reflects a lack of proper wargaming experience from the designers, IMHO!   :-[
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: mikedemana on November 11, 2017, 06:08:41 PM
Thanks for the indepth review of the MDF buildings. I am on the fence on MDF buildings. The notch connectors stand out too much to me, and I would feel the need to resurface them (which you would want to do anyway for the Middle Eastern buildings, I realize).  :)

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww213/mikedemana/Miscellaneous/LPL_bades_zpsl7op2jaz.jpg)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on November 11, 2017, 09:16:56 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone! As always, impressions and reviews seem to be the most popular posts!

Long stairs without the possibility of putting the minis on the steps reflects a lack of proper wargaming experience from the designers, IMHO!   :-[

By the sounds of it, that's going to be fixed in the next set - seems it was a common annoyance

The notch connectors stand out too much to me, and I would feel the need to resurface them (which you would want to do anyway for the Middle Eastern buildings, I realize).  :)

Yep gonna hit them with a can of textured spray paint and they should mostly disappear.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on November 17, 2017, 01:07:47 PM
This week's post is up looking at Under Fire Miniature's West German Police. My guys are all painted up for use in Bazistan. They are also really, really good.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_20171113_222004.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

Find it, as always, on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/17/impressions-under-fire-miniatures-west-german-polizei/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/17/impressions-under-fire-miniatures-west-german-polizei/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Marine0846 on November 17, 2017, 04:29:43 PM
Fine review of the Under Fire Miniature's figures.
Am looking forward to their Russians.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Westy38 on November 18, 2017, 11:23:02 PM
Fine review of the Under Fire Miniature's figures.
Am looking forward to their Russians.

Thank you for the love gentlemen. Mr Charge your painting skills are superb.

The 28mm Russians landed yesterday and will be up on the online store tomorrow night.

At the moment I'm releasing my new packs of 20mm sized Rhodesian SAS.

Regards,

Bill Weston.
www.underfireminiatures.com
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 19, 2017, 09:30:18 AM
Interesting review, thanks.

The comparison shot is very useful.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on November 20, 2017, 12:30:41 AM
Thank you for the love gentlemen. Mr Charge your painting skills are superb.

Thanks! Although part of it comes from a great model to work with!

At some point next year, I'll be picking up some of your Cold War guys for the more regular forces
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: Westy38 on November 20, 2017, 01:18:29 AM
Cheers Mr Charge. I shall look forward to your order. Drop by at the stand if you're at Recon this year.

Regards,

Bill Weston.
www.underfireminiatures.com
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan
Post by: ChargeDog on November 24, 2017, 01:09:57 PM
This week's post is up! We're looking into the archives of Spectre again, this time focusing on the rarer/out of print figures. There may even be another secret one right at the end...

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/10155896_1492558674301018_5174861345834463604_n.jpg?w=600)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/24/spectre-miniatures-rare-models/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/11/24/spectre-miniatures-rare-models/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on November 29, 2017, 01:12:24 AM
Spectre did their Black Friday sale and also got a massive restock of most of their product lines. Tempted in by this, I've bought all of the African figures I hadn't picked up which led to this massive pile of lead being on my desk today.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MVIMG_20171128_213008.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

I'll go into more details in Monday's but between a load of new African models and a decision to add a fictional African nation to my world, I felt the need to change the title of this thread. Fingers crossed next year will see some games not using a desert mat!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 29, 2017, 07:23:31 AM
I'll go into more details in Monday's but between a load of new African models and a decision to add a fictional African nation to my world, I felt the need to change the title of this thread. Fingers crossed next year will see some games not using a desert mat!

That's a GREAT idea! All the best!  ;)

Check out Eureka's modern African civilians:

http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_138&sort=3a&page=3 (http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_138&sort=3a&page=3)

Also this blog has lots of inspiration on the build of an African imagi-nation:

http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.com.br/ (http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.com.br/)

And don't forget the pet hyenas:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CBEVaPNgLo0/VUybB7xTHTI/AAAAAAAAHjM/4J0_0Ts8OdA/s1600/IMG_3557.JPG)

WARNING: making jungle terrain can be ADDICTIVE!  ;D


Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Jockjay on November 29, 2017, 08:56:12 AM
Hyena is on the kit list mate, gotta get one. Have a pokemon battle with a GRU dog handler: "German Shepherd, I choose you".

PS: Charge, I'm jealous. Dont get my puddle of goodies til santa meets at the RV.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 29, 2017, 08:59:05 AM
Hyena is on the kit list mate, gotta get one. Have a pokemon battle with a GRU dog handler: "German Shepherd, I choose you".

OMG, this is gonna be EPIC!  lol lol lol lol lol
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on November 29, 2017, 10:52:04 AM
Also this blog has lots of inspiration on the build of an African imagi-nation:

http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.com.br/ (http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.com.br/)

WARNING: making jungle terrain can be ADDICTIVE!  ;D



That blog was one of the first things I found when starting wargaming - its a great read

As for Jungle terrain, luckily my African setting is Eritrea/Djibouti area so I won't fall down the jungle rabbit hole! Its actually going to be a lot of the stuff for Bazistan but with a little more green and a few different buildings. More details on it coming soon!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 29, 2017, 11:58:55 AM
As for Jungle terrain, luckily my African setting is Eritrea/Djibouti area so I won't fall down the jungle rabbit hole! Its actually going to be a lot of the stuff for Bazistan but with a little more green and a few different buildings. More details on it coming soon!

So... BABOONS!!! Lots of them to tear the troops apart!  :D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G_hTJQHX5Bw/U3ypzAHZJKI/AAAAAAAAJXY/R6nwLwku8Ns/s1600/Baboon.jpg)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 30, 2017, 12:02:16 PM
That blog was one of the first things I found when starting wargaming - its a great read

Another very inspiring modern Imagi-Nation blog entry, with lots of things happening in the table at the same time:

http://jjwargames.blogspot.com.br/2016/12/viva-los-locos-just-another-day-in-san.html (http://jjwargames.blogspot.com.br/2016/12/viva-los-locos-just-another-day-in-san.html)

 ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: commissarmoody on November 30, 2017, 12:54:14 PM
So... BABOONS!!! Lots of them to tear the troops apart!  :D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G_hTJQHX5Bw/U3ypzAHZJKI/AAAAAAAAJXY/R6nwLwku8Ns/s1600/Baboon.jpg)
My brother bravely or stupidly punched a baboon in the face when it tired to steal his embassy bag last week. It was so confused by the action that it just looked at him, then turned around an stole another of the passengers bags before jumping off the safari bus. :D
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on November 30, 2017, 05:42:05 PM
My brother bravely or stupidly punched a baboon in the face when it tired to steal his embassy bag last week. It was so confused by the action that it just looked at him, then turned around an stole another of the passengers bags before jumping off the safari bus. :D

Your brother either has an immense amount of luck... or a very strong punch!  lol

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: commissarmoody on November 30, 2017, 06:23:16 PM
Hey chocked it up to luck. And the fact that the other bag had food wich was what the monkey was after in the first place.
He told me he reacted with out thinking, when it reached into the cab. He thought is was trying to grab sister in law so he just reacted with out thinking.
And punched it in the nose.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 01, 2017, 12:28:36 AM
Hey everyone!

So tomorrow's post is in the pipe (5 by 5) and will be going up at the usual time. However, seeing as tomorrow is the start of December and it's been just over a year since I released the Great Big Wargaming Comparison and started focusing on wargaming, I'm wanting to check in and see how it's going.

To help with that, I've setup a survey on SurveyMonkey. Its really short (takes about 2 minutes to finish) and doesn't ask you for your email. If you could fill it in, I can work out what things I should focus on next year!

Survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FXWLKF (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FXWLKF)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on December 01, 2017, 02:49:12 AM
Survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FXWLKF (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2FXWLKF)

Done!  :D

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Jockjay on December 01, 2017, 10:50:42 AM
DID!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 01, 2017, 01:06:35 PM
Thanks guys! Already had a lot more people than I was expecting and already seeing lots of cool ideas. Survey is open until the end of the month at which point I'll be including the results in my end of year post.

But more importantly, it's time for this week's post! We're starting a new series of posts covering building forces for Spectre Operations. The first post covers the concept of teams for non-insurgent forces so lots of talk of fireteams and such.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20171129232503426.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/01/spectre-operations-building-a-force-task-orientated-teams/
 (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/01/spectre-operations-building-a-force-task-orientated-teams/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Lowtardog on December 01, 2017, 01:08:34 PM
Great article, ideal for those building forces and skirmish SOP teams, a question repeatedly asked on Spectre forum particularly. They should make it a sticky :)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on December 01, 2017, 07:00:41 PM
Great article, ideal for those building forces and skirmish SOP teams, a question repeatedly asked on Spectre forum particularly. They should make it a sticky :)

+1 !!! The best of its kind I've ever seem!  :-*

CONGRATULATIONS, mate!  ;)

The SPECTRE guys should put it on their website as a guide for the new  ALL players!

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 01, 2017, 10:34:39 PM
Thanks everyone!

Not sure I'm allowed to be the pinned post in two modern wargaming facebook groups :v

Two little things:
1. The survey is actually going to finish a lot sooner than planned due to some limitations with the free surveys. Which is fine, 100 point's of view is more than I need/

2. I did a quick response to some comments about having too much Spectre stuff on the blog. Its a long ass post but you can find it on the ChargeBlog page.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on December 01, 2017, 11:30:51 PM

2. I did a quick response to some comments about having too much Spectre stuff on the blog. Its a long ass post but you can find it on the ChargeBlog page.

I find it really hard to understand how someone can complain something about reading great insights, info and pictures on a blog about a true game system (great rules and great miniatures)... unless the complains came from a "rival" game company and its "pet internet bots"! lol 

I've put the word "rival" between "" because, IMHO, SPECTRE has no true rivals in its field!   :D

So Charge, please keep doing that GREAT job of yours!  ;)

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Maxx Von Morton on December 02, 2017, 08:03:52 AM
Survey done  :D

Yes Sir, you’re doing a great job!

And I agree with Dinohunterpoa... while there are some good ultramodern games availabe out there, I think right now S:O is the “state of the art”...

They just need to do bigger restocks!  lol lol It’s really difficult to buy those lovely vehicles!  lol
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 02, 2017, 09:35:45 AM
Survey done (though it seems not appear as a link on your blog, I had to cut and paste - is that to cut down on spam entries?).

If Spectre Operations is what is inspiring you, then that is what you should write about. I am interested in hearing about it.

Now back to force building...
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 02, 2017, 10:41:09 AM
The force building post is very useful. I look forward to seeing more on this subject.

I also read the starting list post. That is also useful, especially if you are new to Spectre and do not know anyone who plays it.

The SO starter sets are not designed for newcomers to SO, they are a cheaper way of getting two starter forces and the rules. A forces list and an introductory scenario for the forces supplied would make life a lot easier. Oh and the initiative token is a waste of plastic, a "miss" template would be so much more useful.

Sorry, off topic.

Maybe they can send you the starter forces and you can supply the force lists and scenarios?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Olsson on December 03, 2017, 12:28:48 AM
Quite enjoyed the latest post about Force Building, I've found myself coming to see weekly what you've been upto. It's great stuff, and I wouldn't worry too much about people saying you're doing too much Spectre. Also survey done.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 03, 2017, 02:31:22 AM
Oh and the initiative token is a waste of plastic

Hey now, I have a really nice coaster at work now :v



Thanks for the comments guys. By the sound of it, Spectre has a lot of stuff planned for the next year in regards to more rules related content so keep an eye on that. Although the idea of writing a scenario for recent releases is something I've been thinking about
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on December 03, 2017, 02:36:06 AM
Although the idea of writing a scenario for recent releases is something I've been thinking about

Just DO IT!  ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 03, 2017, 11:08:51 AM
Just DO IT!  ;)
What he said.

Oh, and for the ESU/SO19/SWAT Vs Clowns please.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 08, 2017, 01:07:05 PM
Hey guys it's Friday! This week we've got a new battle report using Spectre Operations. Remember the Geordiestan Ambassador that went missing? Well looks like we're about to catch up with him.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MVIMG_20171207_204418.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/08/battle-report-brush-law-spectre-operations/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/08/battle-report-brush-law-spectre-operations/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on December 08, 2017, 01:12:07 PM

Great AAR with AWESOME terrain! Thank you very much for sharing and inspiring us!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 08, 2017, 02:18:01 PM
Interesting report. Thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Olsson on December 08, 2017, 04:20:30 PM
A great report! Fun to see you use more and more toys.

Just something I noticed I think you linked to the wrong report in the introduction, rather than the kidnapping of the ambassador it links to the attack on Big Dave.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 08, 2017, 04:28:04 PM
Just something I noticed I think you linked to the wrong report in the introduction, rather than the kidnapping of the ambassador it links to the attack on Big Dave.

Ah you noticed my mistake!

Just kidding, this is what happens when you write blog posts early in the morning. Thanks for spotting it - should be fixed now.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: commissarmoody on December 09, 2017, 02:28:39 AM
Seems team saber should have pulled that last round of shooting.  lol
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 11, 2017, 01:11:40 PM
Hey everyone! So I don't normally post about my Wargaming Weeks (as they often are filled with me making excuses for lack of games/painting) but this week's actually has lots of stuff in it.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MVIMG_20171206_092008.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As usual it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/11/wargaming-week-11-12-2017/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/11/wargaming-week-11-12-2017/)

Do people want me to start linking to them more? I'll probably keep it to ones where the hobby section is actually filled with something more than just "Had no time"
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 11, 2017, 04:50:05 PM
Yes, it reminds me to check it.


Thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: mikedemana on December 13, 2017, 03:01:39 AM
Do people want me to start linking to them more? I'll probably keep it to ones where the hobby section is actually filled with something more than just "Had no time"

Absolutely! I love reading gamers' updates...

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 15, 2017, 01:14:08 PM
This week's post is up and we're taking a look at Spectre's new UKSF figures. Three new squads with all the latest kit.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MVIMG_20171215_102719.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, find it on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/15/impressions-spectres-november-releases/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/15/impressions-spectres-november-releases/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Olsson on December 15, 2017, 05:38:40 PM
A good read like always, the Assault group looks quite different in the camo pattern! Becomes very unified looking. About to try and painting camo for the first time myself.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 15, 2017, 05:48:20 PM
Yes, an interesting read.

I have still to paint up any Spectre miniatures.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 18, 2017, 01:16:05 PM
Last Wargaming Week of 2017! A catchup on the last week's activities. In addition, a few details of what's coming this week and into the Christmas break.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MVIMG_20171212_231504.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/18/wargaming-week-18-12-2017/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/18/wargaming-week-18-12-2017/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 20, 2017, 01:34:27 PM
The second part of Friday's post is now up. I'm covering Spectre's SAS Counter Terrorism Response teams including their two support choices.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MVIMG_20171219_092404.jpg?zoom=2&w=700)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/20/impressions-spectres-sas-counter-terrorism-response/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/20/impressions-spectres-sas-counter-terrorism-response/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on December 20, 2017, 02:04:58 PM

Very nice, specially the DOG!  :D

http://newsable.asianetnews.com/home-page/us-army-dog-takes-out-isis-saves-british-sas-soldiers (http://newsable.asianetnews.com/home-page/us-army-dog-takes-out-isis-saves-british-sas-soldiers)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 20, 2017, 04:25:30 PM
Interesting review, thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on December 22, 2017, 01:07:46 PM
This week's post is up! It's a new part to The Great Big Modern Wargaming Rules Comparison!

Part 2 is covering FireTeam Modern, FUBAR, Living on the Frontline, No End In Sight and Wars of Insurgency

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MVIMG_20171220_234511.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always (and for the last time in 2017), it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/22/great-big-modern-wargaming-rules-comparison-2-electric-boogaloo/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2017/12/22/great-big-modern-wargaming-rules-comparison-2-electric-boogaloo/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: mikedemana on December 27, 2017, 06:58:06 PM
Part 2 is covering FireTeam Modern, FUBAR, Living on the Frontline, No End In Sight and Wars of Insurgency

Thanks for including Wars of Insurgency!

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 08, 2018, 01:04:36 PM
And we're back for 2018!

Here is the first Wargaming Week of the year covering my christmas break

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180104_234957.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/08/wargaming-weeks-christmas-break-2017/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/08/wargaming-weeks-christmas-break-2017/)

I'm going to do my 2017 review and 2018 preview posts on Tuesday and Wednesday this week so lots of words coming soon
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: dinohunterpoa on January 08, 2018, 04:45:09 PM

To notch brushwork on those two, CONGRATULATIONS!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 08, 2018, 05:54:45 PM
Very interesting. Thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Wyrmalla on January 08, 2018, 07:30:59 PM
Ah, those are the new spec ops guys from Spectre right? The one on the left may look like a bit of a plonker swinging his axe about like that, but you've managed with them regardless. :D

I take it you're using that pair with the Task Force Nomad lost? Personally I'm thinking the guy on the right could work for the other side, as a random guy using a captured government Anti-Material Rifle (or one donated from some non-state actors).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 08, 2018, 08:16:50 PM
Glad everyone likes them! They were mainly painted in a poorly lit room so I'm glad they worked out okay!

I'm going to be doing a full impression on them (along with the three Task Force guys) but a few answers.

Guy on the left is to go with the Tier 1 Operators range which is currently serving as the Argo Corp's men in the field (hence the tacticool gear). The axe is for hacking your way through wooden doors and smashing windows which, along with his shotgun, means he is definitely the man picked for breaching actions. The axe in Spectre also gives you a boost in CQB (although limits you to only killing your opponents - guessing the berserker rage comes on).

Guy on the right is definitely for the Task Force Nomad set. One of the things I like about them is, as Wyrmalla says, they would work pretty well with the OPFOR. Either as a team of SF working alongside the militia or a well equipped bad guy. I dread to think what armoury he pillaged to get his hands on a Barrett XM500 though, although it might also be one that had a box of XM25s (if you use more of the Nomad guys)


Just a heads up, next two days posts are not going to be packed with new stuff - it's mainly stats, planning and some cool projects I'm (possibly) looking at
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 09, 2018, 01:04:02 PM
It's stats day! Really this is the only picture in the post.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/stats.png?w=617)

My review of 2017 is now up on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/09/2017-in-review/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/09/2017-in-review/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 10, 2018, 10:36:27 AM
Interesting review of the year.

Personally I am not too interested in videos unless they contain something that can only be shown on a video.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video maybe be blocked by the café "visible" from my desk.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 10, 2018, 01:15:06 PM
Thanks!

Yeah, I'm not a massive fan of video content personally (especially with tutorials) but can see the appeal. It's safe to say though, anything I do for video will be duplicated in picture and word form.



The final part of the intro to the year is now up and I'm looking forward at what is coming next in 2018!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/question-mark-2123967_960_720.jpg?resize=700%2C424)


As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/10/2018-in-preview/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/10/2018-in-preview/)

Back to the regular schedule of content on Friday with an impressions of Round of Fire
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Johnno on January 10, 2018, 02:57:13 PM
I liked your year end review.

Interestingly enough, your blog kind of pushed me off of my butt and into moderns.

I found your blog through LAF so posting on miniature sites is working (to some degree).

Video content is an interesting approach. I think what you are doing now is working. But I'm not sure what your long term goals are either. Creating good video content can also be very time consuming.

Anyways, keep up the good work

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 10, 2018, 03:56:17 PM
I liked your year end review.

Interestingly enough, your blog kind of pushed me off of my butt and into moderns.

I found your blog through LAF so posting on miniature sites is working (to some degree).

Video content is an interesting approach. I think what you are doing now is working. But I'm not sure what your long term goals are either. Creating good video content can also be very time consuming.

Anyways, keep up the good work



Thanks, glad you like the posts, and sorry to your wallet for getting you into moderns.

If I was to do video content it would very much be a supplemental thing to the writing - after all the writing seems to be doing a good job of getting people interested! Also writing posts and taking photos take much less time
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 10, 2018, 08:39:18 PM
I look forward to seeing how your plans play out.

I never check how much unpainted figures I have (the painted ones are probably statistically insignificant) ^__^.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 12, 2018, 01:05:51 PM
First weekend post of the year and we are looking at a new ruleset, Round of Fire. Its a really exciting game and I'm looking forward to playing more of it.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/23754767_10214580305323973_6417038964782631561_n.jpg?w=679)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/12/impressions-round-fire-universal-skirmish-rules/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/12/impressions-round-fire-universal-skirmish-rules/)

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Dr. Zombie on January 12, 2018, 09:30:18 PM
I have been holding out on getting these rules in the hope you would do a review. Now I am definitely getting them.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 15, 2018, 01:10:43 PM
I have been holding out on getting these rules in the hope you would do a review. Now I am definitely getting them.
Enjoy!



New post is up, this week's Wargaming Week! I got some more painting done.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180112_092305.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/15/wargaming-week-15-01-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/15/wargaming-week-15-01-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 19, 2018, 01:02:22 PM
Time for another weekend post! This week we are looking at Spectre's releases from December - 5 more figures to extend for the existing ranges

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180115_225739.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/19/impressions-spectre-december-releases/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/19/impressions-spectre-december-releases/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 22, 2018, 01:04:37 PM
The new Wargaming Week is up! Bit of a quiet one, not much time for hobby stuff. Although new figures on the way!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180115_202918.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/22/wargaming-week-22-01-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/22/wargaming-week-22-01-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 23, 2018, 01:18:44 PM
Good news! After some organisational issues, I got a message this morning that Operation Dragon's Hoard will be showing at Vapnartak in York on 4th of February 2018. This was an event I was really looking forward to and I'm glad we're able to go and run the game.

The bad news is that because of this my planned posts schedule has gone out the window - I'll be spending much of the next week frantically trying to get as much of the improvement work done as I had originally planned. So any post I've mentioned have been pushed back and 2nd of Feb's post might be shorter than usual.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 23, 2018, 10:42:14 PM
Cool! Well done.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 26, 2018, 01:05:41 PM
This week's post is up on the blog. Battle report using Spectre Operations and fighting around the downed C130 I made. It was a pretty exciting game!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180125_202149.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/26/battle-report-big-bird-spectre-operations/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/26/battle-report-big-bird-spectre-operations/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 26, 2018, 05:11:25 PM
If you like my stuff but want more, I also run a facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/chargeblog) where a lot of my hobby photos and WIP stuff gets uploaded to before hitting the blog as part of my usual posts.

I've uploaded a few early picture of Eureka's new 2000's British which arrived yesterday on my desk. Full impressions coming soon but a sneak peak is on the page at https://www.facebook.com/chargeblog/posts/1593705804038892 (https://www.facebook.com/chargeblog/posts/1593705804038892)

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 26, 2018, 06:21:23 PM
Interesting new range, look forward to hearing more about them (but not on Facebook).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: jamesmanto on January 27, 2018, 10:58:50 PM
Nice AAR
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 29, 2018, 01:08:18 PM
It's Monday so time for Wargaming Week. Not as many pictures as I would like - still in the midst of getting stuff ready for York this weekend so lots of things in various stages of painting.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180125_092545.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/29/wargaming-week-29-01-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/01/29/wargaming-week-29-01-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 01, 2018, 12:08:34 PM
Posted this up on the Facebook page but I finally finished the central objective for the demo game. Much more suitable for something titled "Dragon's Hoard" than simply "get to white SUV"

(http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/27544689_1599937630082376_466627224854687161_n.jpg)

I'll be putting up more details on how I made it in next week's post (along with WIP stuff). If you want to see it in person, it will be on the table at Vapnartak in York
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 01, 2018, 09:31:33 PM
Very nice and shiny.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: mikedemana on February 02, 2018, 03:18:27 AM
Great objective! Love it...

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 02, 2018, 01:07:30 PM
This week's post is up. Part 2 of Building a Force is looking at adding vehicles to a force in Spectre Operations as well as a few bits of advice for vehicles.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_20170824_195658.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/02/spectre-operations-building-force-mobility-protection-firepower/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/02/spectre-operations-building-force-mobility-protection-firepower/)



In other news, final reminder that I'll be at Vapnartak in York on Sunday running Operation Dragon's Hoard. Come along and join in the game - I'll be the guy in the green "Spearhead Patrol" t shirt and probably running the OPFOR for most of the day
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 02, 2018, 04:56:08 PM
Very interesting, thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 05, 2018, 02:47:01 PM
New Wargaming Week is up - not many good pictures as I'm saving them for the York update on Wednesday.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180130_001954.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/05/wargaming-week-05-02-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/05/wargaming-week-05-02-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: DeltaBlue on February 05, 2018, 03:34:50 PM
chap,

firstly impressive painting

but can I be cheeky and ask

1) who makes the AA-12 gunner in the red hat?

2) who makes the pistol shooter supporting a wounded buddy?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 05, 2018, 04:59:36 PM
chap,

firstly impressive painting

but can I be cheeky and ask

1) who makes the AA-12 gunner in the red hat?

2) who makes the pistol shooter supporting a wounded buddy?

Ah both of them were limited release models from Spectre.

1) is from the original kickstarter - he was the Delta Close support gunner

2) was this year's Salute release. They do a yearly special edition figure that is only available at the show or around the same time.

All I can recommend is to watch ebay for them popping up
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: DavyJones on February 06, 2018, 08:39:48 PM
Great stuff.  :-*
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: DeltaBlue on February 07, 2018, 10:28:22 AM
Ah both of them were limited release models from Spectre.

1) is from the original kickstarter - he was the Delta Close support gunner

2) was this year's Salute release. They do a yearly special edition figure that is only available at the show or around the same time.

All I can recommend is to watch ebay for them popping up

ahh just my luck... well thank you anyway
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 07, 2018, 01:30:34 PM
Midweek post for a change! This is my report on running the game at Vapnartak in York. Lots of details on the changes as well as some thoughts for going forward.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180204_100055.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/07/operation-dragons-hoard-vapnartak-york/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/07/operation-dragons-hoard-vapnartak-york/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 09, 2018, 01:05:11 PM
This week's Friday post is up! I'm expanding out the companies I've looked at with a look at SASM's Operator Juarez CIA pack.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180209_003210.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/09/impressions-sasm-operator-juarez/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/09/impressions-sasm-operator-juarez/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 12, 2018, 01:04:41 PM
New Wargaming Week is up - lots of WIP stuff including a new range of buildings

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180210_225939.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/12/wargaming-week-12-02-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/12/wargaming-week-12-02-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 16, 2018, 01:12:49 PM
This week's post is up, taking a look at a new manufacturer Warhansa! I picked up their Spetsnaz team and had a great time painting them.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180214_000545.jpg?w=700)

As always, you can find it on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/16/impressions-warhansa-spetsnaz/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/16/impressions-warhansa-spetsnaz/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 16, 2018, 02:59:03 PM
Your link is not working.

Nice article. Useful to see other brands.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 16, 2018, 05:04:22 PM
Ah, just fixed the link, seems like wordpress had an issue.

Hope you all enjoy it now!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 19, 2018, 01:04:10 PM
Another week, another update! Lots of WIP stuff which should be a preview of upcoming impressions

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180217_221826.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/19/wargaming-week-19-02-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/19/wargaming-week-19-02-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 19, 2018, 09:29:34 PM
That modular building looks good.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 21, 2018, 01:17:54 PM
Surprise! I'm starting a posting slot every other Wednesday for smaller posts - I'm running out of weeks in the year to do everything I want to do!

This first post is an overview of the Empress US Stowage Kit - not quite as exciting as new operators but still useful!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180220_082752-e1519115847184.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/21/impressions-empress-us-stowage-1/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/21/impressions-empress-us-stowage-1/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Wyrmalla on February 21, 2018, 02:11:45 PM
I picked up one of those sets myself. Your review covers the set, and its details, though how does it compare to the other options?

Personally for moderns I'd recommend HLBS' Landrover Stowage set. I'm not clued up enough on which particular units use which gear, but it appears generic enough to do for any modern force. Whilst Empress' one will cover further back, HLBS' appearance is distinctively modern with some of its backpacks (by the straps), which is a bit more appealing to me. Unfortunately, despite carrying the rest of the range, Empress don't sell this particular set (which I suppose is fine for HLBS, as it meant I went direct to their site and picked up some other stuff which I'm presume was better for them).

I'd also recommend Die Waffenkammer's sets. They're about the best bang for your buck for stowage (their direct competitor would be Warlord Games, who's stowage pack has about 1/5th of JTFM's). However are distinctly WWII, though a backpacks' a backpack in "generic developing world country number 24".

Ah, not to hijack your thread of course, nor to detract from your blog (though I prefer having the conversation over the forum, as blogs can make that a bit disparate). :)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 21, 2018, 03:06:43 PM
""
Hey!
I haven't picked up any of those others so currently the only one I can compare it against is the Spectre stowage packs (the basic and Razor specific one) which I looked at on the blog when they came out.

Stowage Alfa feels really designed for the SF style of technical with the cooler boxes and pelican cases. The packs though are a nice mix of small assault and the larger carrying types. The LAWs and AT4s are also pretty handy

Razor Stowage Alfa is designed for the Razor but with a trim down the jerry can holders would work on other vehicles.

I agree with you the Die Waffenkammer sets look very much WW2. The HLBS kit however is interesting so it's on my list to take a look at. I do wonder if Empress are planning on making their own set for the Brits hence why they don't sell it.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Wyrmalla on February 21, 2018, 03:38:19 PM
I suppose in the case of Empress they were already selling their own US stowage it, in which case having a second modern one would dilute the buyers. Better to have the customers buying your one, than have an alternative which you pay commission on. Though that's perhaps a rather shrewd way of looking at things. I don't believe there's much overlap in there ranges besides that one item, unless there's much more of HLBS' moderns which Empress don't sell?

Tsk, and lucky you with the Spectre stowage packs. They haven't been in stock when I've looked since they originally went on sale. Oh for a world where Spectre cast to order, though I assume that they're using a third party for their casting, and its cheaper buying in bulk. Though they did say that they would get their stock issues resolved this year (then promptly ran out of stock following that message...). :)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 21, 2018, 07:17:02 PM
Interesting review, thanks.

Anvil Industries have packs of Bergens and other packs, but I have no idea of their size (their Regiments range is scaled/styled similar to Imperial Guard).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 21, 2018, 09:39:08 PM
Interesting review, thanks.

Anvil Industries have packs of Bergens and other packs, but I have no idea of their size (their Regiments range is scaled/styled similar to Imperial Guard).

Anvil Industries Regiments system is on the list so you will see a comparison at some point
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 22, 2018, 12:02:04 AM
Anvil Industries Regiments system is on the list so you will see a comparison at some point
Excellent, I have their Orbital Fusiliers (for 7TV Wars - http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/anvil-industries-martian-orbital.html (http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/anvil-industries-martian-orbital.html)).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Wyrmalla on February 22, 2018, 09:56:11 AM
Hmn, do Anvil Industries do a smaller scale than their Regiments? From what I've seen at shows even their smallest stuff is too large for 28mm. They'd maybe work with Warlord Games WWII plastics proportions (i.e. wider than Empress'), but I'd hazard against expecting much of any of their stuff working. I suppose picking up a few bits for testing isn't going to set you back too much, though waiting for a show to come up where someone's carrying their stuff may be worth it.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 22, 2018, 04:32:18 PM
I know what you mean, the MG42 looks rather cartoony (the BREN is worse), but I am mainly looking at them for Laserburn or 7TV Wars.

However I am thinking about the PMC range for Human Supremacists for A.G.E.N.T.S. (M4s and skull masks). It would be interesting to see how their weapons compare with other moderns.

There is a William Killian scale shot on the link above and here:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=101408.msg1258617#msg1258617 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=101408.msg1258617#msg1258617)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 23, 2018, 01:05:28 PM
This week's post is now up! I'm taking a look at one of my purchases from Empress at Vapnartak, the GAZ Tigr

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180215_211302.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/23/impressions-empress-gaz-tigr/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/23/impressions-empress-gaz-tigr/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 23, 2018, 01:29:08 PM
Useful review, must get round to building mine.

Thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 26, 2018, 01:11:41 PM
The new Wargaming Week is up! It's a little quiet (as I'm saving all the hobby stuff for my Hammerhead report) but there are a few new things.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MVIMG_20180215_211234.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/26/wargaming-week-26-02-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/02/26/wargaming-week-26-02-2018/)



In important news, I'm at Hammerhead this weekend! You can find me in the Gamers Lounge at GL07 (right next to the cafe). Come along and have a play!

(https://www.hammerheadshow.co.uk/images/2018GLwebfloorplan700b.jpg)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 02, 2018, 01:12:26 PM
In case you've missed the news, Hammerhead has been postponed due to weather. Sadly we'll have to wait for the next Operation Dragon's Hoard



However the weather doesn't stop the blogging and so we have this week's post is up. This week's post is the exclusive first look at Supreme Littleness Design's new range Constriction Site - Tower Block. I'm really excited for these modular buildings finally coming out and so I'm showing them off! There was so much to include, there is a also a supplemental post showing all the WIP photos.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180226_220218.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/02/impressions-supreme-littleness-designs-tower-block/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/02/impressions-supreme-littleness-designs-tower-block/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 02, 2018, 03:35:44 PM
Excellent write up on the buildings.
They look like something to keep an eye on.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 02, 2018, 04:01:01 PM
Nice review.

Thanks for the link to their site, .
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: S_P on March 03, 2018, 04:57:32 PM
Really like the buildings- does anyone know of similar stuff but scaled for 20mm?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 03, 2018, 05:04:10 PM
Really like the buildings- does anyone know of similar stuff but scaled for 20mm?

Might be worth dropping Supreme Littleness a message, they might be able to downscale them
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 05, 2018, 01:05:27 PM
Today's Wargaming Week is now up! Not the weekend I had planned but plenty of news stories. Also some previews of what's coming later this week.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180304_230303.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/05/wargaming-week-05-03-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/05/wargaming-week-05-03-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 05, 2018, 02:00:14 PM
Interesting post, thanks.

Modern vehicles are always useful.

I look forward to seeing hose Eureka miniatures.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 07, 2018, 01:08:23 PM
The wednesday post for this week is up. Just a quick check in on the demo game, including some more tweaks to the C130 to make it look a bit more "crashed"

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180306_195717.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/07/operation-dragons-hoard-march-update/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/07/operation-dragons-hoard-march-update/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 09, 2018, 01:07:34 PM
This week's post is up! Some new releases from Eureka, a range of Brits perfect for early in the War on Terror. I really like the Eureka style and these guys were great fun to paint - mainly as there was no multicam.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180309_021338.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/09/impressions-eureka-modern-british/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/09/impressions-eureka-modern-british/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 09, 2018, 06:08:00 PM
Excellent review on your new British.
Eureka and Empress make great modern figures.
I would be hard pressed to say which I like better.
That is probably why I have a lot of both. lol
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 09, 2018, 10:46:09 PM
Thanks for the great review. I will have to look out for them at Salute.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 12, 2018, 01:04:12 PM
Today's Wargaming Week is up. Very busy with lots of news coming out!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180309_021151.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/12/wargaming-week-12-03-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/12/wargaming-week-12-03-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Wyrmalla on March 12, 2018, 03:32:15 PM
Is much of that HLBS stuff now on the Empress site going to be usable for you? I've found that most of it is distinctively from the Cold War period, though are you planning on upgrading any of it to be more contemporary?

I'm still wondering what's going on with HLBS themselves. Having their whole range on the Empress site implies that's how they want to deal from now on, though the HLBS site itself is still active and taking orders. If that's the case then I'd assume buying from them directly may be better for the company?

And yeah, that Armata is interesting. More so in that Special Artizan Services announced that they were making the T-14 just before. The politics of miniatures companies... Empress' one appears more accurate to the production model however, and is probably more convenient for European buyers (SASM is aiming to be more appealing to Americans). I'm debating picking one up for my Russians, though it may explain why my regular opponent uses a British force instead of any of the states their actually fighting right now.:P

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 12, 2018, 04:01:18 PM
I'll admit, the HLBS stuff is not high on my list of things to buy, mainly because the list is rather long, but it does fill some holes (such as the BMP1 for second/third line units) even if the scale is slightly different. However, when I start doing more stuff in the African setting of Zaiweibo, the older vehicles will come in handy either as left overs from the Cold War or as part of more historical games (the Eureka Rhodesia range is tempting me into running some games showing the North/South Zaiweibo Unification conflict).

So Empress - I guess that HLBS is stocking their stuff just for convenience so honestly buy it from where you fancy buying it from. If you're also picking up a load of figures from them, adding a HLBS vehicle to an Empress order is going to save you postage. As for the T14, Empress has a quite long development process on all their ranges (which can lead to situations like the US Rangers last year where Spectre and Empress released at the same time) so it wouldn't surprise me if it was already in the works when SASM showed off their's.

The other thing is that for many people Empress's vehicle are a known quantity - I know the level of detail, ease of assembly and customer service to expect. I haven't picked up one of SASM's cast vehicles yet but I haven't been impressed with any of the 3D printed vehicles I've seen in the flesh.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 12, 2018, 05:35:11 PM
The Empress T14 looks interesting (first time I have seen it).

The White Dragon figures look good - I will be interested to see how you think they compare to the other ranges.

HLBS have a number of vehicles that interest me, either to fill in for Modern items not available from Empress etc (Spartans etc),  Twilight 2000 vehicles or older kit for 7TV (Saracens, Ferrets).

The problem I have found with the two I have seen "in the resin/metal" is that they are rather poor compared to the Empress ones.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 16, 2018, 01:05:46 PM
This week's post is up! Not the one I originally had planned but decided it would be a fun one to do instead. Taking a look at 4Ground's Pylon. It's pretty flipping big.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180315_232819.jpg?resize=700%2C933)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/16/impressions-4ground-pylon/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/16/impressions-4ground-pylon/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 16, 2018, 04:03:20 PM
Interesting. It would make on-board helicopter movement a bit more exciting.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 19, 2018, 01:08:04 PM
Start of a new week so time for a Wargaming Week update!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180318_194254.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/19/wargaming-week-19-03-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/19/wargaming-week-19-03-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 19, 2018, 03:15:10 PM
Interesting. Nice to know the T14 is out.

I look forward to hearing what you think of the White Dragon figures.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 21, 2018, 01:05:07 PM
Today's midweek post is up taking a look at the Empress M-ATV. It was a great kit to build but it's massive! Come back on Friday to see it in action

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180320_215937.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/21/impressions-empress-m-atv/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/21/impressions-empress-m-atv/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 21, 2018, 02:40:12 PM
Excellent write up on the M-ATV.
Look forward to seeing it in a game.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 21, 2018, 05:37:48 PM
Nice write up.

Was the HMMWV an Empress one?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 21, 2018, 06:12:13 PM
Nice write up.

Was the HMMWV an Empress one?

Yes it is, I'll update the post to mention that
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 21, 2018, 06:40:28 PM
Yes it is, I'll update the post to mention that
Thanks, I thought it might be, but I also thought I remembered you mentioning rumours that Spectre were going to do some.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 23, 2018, 01:05:40 PM
Today's post is now up! Back to Bazistan for this Skirmish Sangin battle report. US Army elements up against local insurgents.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180322_200428.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, the post is on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/23/battle-report-climb-to-glory-skirmish-sangin/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/23/battle-report-climb-to-glory-skirmish-sangin/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 23, 2018, 04:20:58 PM
A most excellent battle report.
At first look of the photos,I am thinking,
 how is he going to use the big building in the middle of nowhere in the game.
Very clever on how you did.
Interesting ending, did not expect that.
A very enjoyable read.
In fact, I have been getting back into modern stuff,
thanks to your posts.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 23, 2018, 07:57:57 PM
Interesting report. Thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 26, 2018, 12:26:34 PM
Thanks. Glad everyone liked the report!

As you'd expect, it's Monday so it's time for Wargaming Week. This is also the 53rd Wargaming Week so I am well over a year of doing weekly posts to catch up on the adventures into moderns.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180322_212009.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As usual, it's on the site at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/26/wargaming-week-26-03-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/26/wargaming-week-26-03-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 26, 2018, 05:29:00 PM
Great update on your web site.
I went in on the KS.
Not real happy with 1/56 scale.
All my stuff is 1/50, 1/48.
I did measure a Corgi 2 1/2 ton truck I have.
It measures 5 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
If you look at the photo of their 2 1/2 ton,
it measures 4 3/4, maybe 5 inches long by 2 inches wide.
So it is close and should look good on the table.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 26, 2018, 09:25:48 PM
Great update on your web site.
I went in on the KS.
Not real happy with 1/56 scale.
All my stuff is 1/50, 1/48.
I did measure a Corgi 2 1/2 ton truck I have.
It measures 5 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
If you look at the photo of their 2 1/2 ton,
it measures 4 3/4, maybe 5 inches long by 2 inches wide.
So it is close and should look good on the table.

That's good news, I might actually take a look.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 30, 2018, 12:06:22 PM
This week's post is now up! After a slight delay, I'm looking at Spectre's Green Beret Jungle team, all ready for a step in the light green.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MVIMG_20180329_163334.jpg?w=700)

As always it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/30/impressions-spectre-green-beret-jungle-ops/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/03/30/impressions-spectre-green-beret-jungle-ops/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 30, 2018, 01:14:25 PM
Interesting facts, thanks.

With their intended "Advisor" role the lack of heavy weapons makes sense.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on April 02, 2018, 12:39:20 PM
The new wargaming week is up! Some updates from the hobby bench, as well as trip to Chillcon with some great news about upcoming releases.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MVIMG_20180401_234601.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/02/wargaming-week-02-04-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/02/wargaming-week-02-04-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 02, 2018, 03:32:25 PM
Interesting stuff.

Look forward to  seeing how the White Dragon stuff turns out.

A much better photograph of the Empress Germans than on the Empress site.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 02, 2018, 03:44:43 PM
One question (from the other Empress thread), are the heads attached to the Germans?
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 02, 2018, 04:42:26 PM
One question (from the other Empress thread), are the heads attached to the Germans?

Unknown yet as they haven't arrived (the picture is one of the others from Empress's website) but I'm going to guess they will be (mostly) separate to match with the more recent releases.
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Post by: commissarmoody on April 03, 2018, 11:49:14 AM
Unknown yet as they haven't arrived (the picture is one of the others from Empress's website) but I'm going to guess they will be (mostly) separate to match with the more recent releases.
I am looking forward to seeing if they come with separate heads also.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 03, 2018, 04:47:39 PM
Fingers crossed I'll find out this week - got my dispatch notice today.

Really excited to get them painted up once they arrive so there should be a pretty quick turn around on them
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 04, 2018, 12:06:54 PM
Today's post is something super modern. I'm taking a look at Evil Bear's Combat Support Drones - it's a bot with a gun!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MVIMG_20180402_205124.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/04/impressions-evil-bear-wargames-combat-support-drones/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/04/impressions-evil-bear-wargames-combat-support-drones/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 04, 2018, 02:13:44 PM
Interesting.

The question is then how would they be used?
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 04, 2018, 02:31:46 PM
So in MOH: Warfighter they use a Talon to move through an area that would be dangerous for the troops to go through (a collapsing building) without putting any at risk would be one possibility.

In other cases, it would allow the troops to include a support machine gun without someone having to carry it or they could replace sentries (by reducing the number of people needed by controlling multiple units from one console).
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Post by: Lowtardog on April 04, 2018, 02:53:43 PM
This is a Russian one in development, so not too far off in the future

http://www.rumblerum.com/russia-ground-drone-army/
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Post by: commissarmoody on April 05, 2018, 02:03:33 AM
This is a Russian one in development, so not too far off in the future

http://www.rumblerum.com/russia-ground-drone-army/
I read that the Uran-9 was already in use in Syria. So the future is now!  lol
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 06, 2018, 12:06:12 PM
Today's post is now up, taking a look at Sarissa's latest colonial buildings. These things are great, and I can't wait to get them painted and modded to be ready for the mean streets of Bazistan

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MVIMG_20180404_214808.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/06/initial-impressions-sarissa-north-africa-colonial/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/06/initial-impressions-sarissa-north-africa-colonial/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 06, 2018, 01:40:41 PM
Nice, I look forward to seeing them painted.
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 06, 2018, 06:24:34 PM
Excellent run down on Sarissa's newest buildings.
Can see many locations were they could be used.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 09, 2018, 02:15:45 PM
There isn't a huge amount of stuff in this Wargaming Week but here it is!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MVIMG_20180407_160401.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/09/wargaming-week-09-04-2018/
 (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/09/wargaming-week-09-04-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 09, 2018, 07:15:50 PM
Thanks for the link for the Bundeswehr painting thoughts.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 13, 2018, 12:22:12 PM
Coming to you from a train speeding to London, it's this week's post. Sadly I ran out of time to paint up the Bundeswher so instead I pulled some other figures off the to-do pile.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_20180412_205123.jpg?w=700)

As always it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/13/impressions-project-z-spec-ops/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/13/impressions-project-z-spec-ops/)



If you're at Salute this weekend, I'll be nipping around looking to pick up some new goodies, take photos and chat. Keep your eye out for the bag shown below. If you're not there, expect lots of details in the round up on Wednesday.

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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 13, 2018, 01:08:41 PM
Your review makes a number of valid points.

I bought the box set when it was released, I occasionally pull it out and look at them then decide that my time would be better spent elsewhere.

One of the issues with all the Wargames Factory figures is that they are not really multipose, there is the base pose and a few options but the basic body poses are a bit strange (moreso with the other ranges) which means you end up with one tennis player serving per sprue etc.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 16, 2018, 12:14:48 PM
Time for the post Salute Wargaming Week. Some news from the show as well as my purchases from the show

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_20180415_182032.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/16/wargaming-week-16-04-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/16/wargaming-week-16-04-2018/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 16, 2018, 05:59:40 PM
Quite the haul from Salute.
It's hard not to buy at a convention.
Look forward to see it all painted.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 16, 2018, 06:08:44 PM
Interesting. I missed the world leaders.
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Post by: Wyrmalla on April 16, 2018, 07:20:00 PM
I'm in the process of putting together one of those Eureka AA DShK right now, but wasn't aware that they were doing the older ground mount variant. I take it that's the Maxim gun looking thing to the left of the image? Its a shame perhaps that the more modern tripods aren't available, though I suppose they wouldn't be too difficult to scratch build. (As ever though, some non-Insurgent style crew would be appreciated as well for other settings, but well that's never going to happen).
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 17, 2018, 12:04:57 AM
Yeah, the ground mount is the Maxim-esque setup (complete with gun shield and spotter). It was one of the very latest releases from them (so new that you'll need to email Nic at Eureka directly to order it)

The AA DShKs are lovely models (especially if you have aircraft on the board) but they have a nasty habit of taking dives off the table and bending the barrel.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 18, 2018, 12:07:11 PM
Today's post is up covering my trip to Salute. Lots of photos of models, games and my trip to the Army Museum.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MVIMG_20180414_113707.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/18/salute-2018-report/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/18/salute-2018-report/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 18, 2018, 02:24:49 PM
Excellent write up of your visit to Salute.
Very cool photos of some outstanding games.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 18, 2018, 02:29:33 PM
Glad you enjoyed Salute.

The National Army Museum looks interesting, must visit that sometime I am in London.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 20, 2018, 12:07:42 PM
Today's post is up, taking a look at the latest release from Osprey. I've already written a fair chunk about technicals so covering a reference book for them is pretty much required writing.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_20180419_220737.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/20/impressions-osprey-new-vanguard-technical/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/20/impressions-osprey-new-vanguard-technical/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 20, 2018, 07:09:58 PM
I will look out for it.
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Post by: commissarmoody on April 21, 2018, 06:34:27 AM
Another nice quick read.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 23, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
This week's Wargaming Week is now up - not a hugely exciting one but a few new things. Including that I'll be at Hammerhead this weekend!

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As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/23/wargaming-week-23-04-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/23/wargaming-week-23-04-2018/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 27, 2018, 12:30:02 PM
Today's post is up! Taking a look at some of the Spectre Barricades and how I assembled them ready for the demo board.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_20180425_225607.jpg?w=700)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/27/spectre-jersey-barriers/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/27/spectre-jersey-barriers/)



Speaking of demo board, I'm at the rearranged Hammerhead on Saturday 28th of April! Come find the last run of Operation Dragon's Hoard in the Gamer's Lounge

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Post by: Marine0846 on April 27, 2018, 02:46:26 PM
Great terrain addition.
Great for cover.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 30, 2018, 12:05:15 PM
Today's Wargaming Week is now out, packed full of news and details on the last week in Wargaming.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_20180428_124015.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/30/wargaming-week-30-04-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/04/30/wargaming-week-30-04-2018/)
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Post by: Dr. Zombie on April 30, 2018, 12:11:37 PM
I am soo looking forward to those Hesco barriers. They really look amazing.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 30, 2018, 05:27:16 PM
Nice barriers and the HMMWVs.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 02, 2018, 12:23:29 PM
Not much moderns in this blog (apart from Zomski) but here is my report on Hammerhead 2018.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MVIMG_20180428_133356.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

Post is on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/02/hammerhead-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/02/hammerhead-2018/)
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Post by: von Lucky on May 02, 2018, 02:22:23 PM
Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Marine0846 on May 02, 2018, 04:12:49 PM
Thanks for the photos of the show.
Look to be a lot of great looking games going on.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 04, 2018, 12:05:14 PM
Today's post is now up. Taking a look at Operation Dragon's Hoard one last time, with both it's run at Hammerhead 2018 and the post mortem on it.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180428_104657.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/04/operation-dragons-hoard-the-final-run-and-post-mortem/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/04/operation-dragons-hoard-the-final-run-and-post-mortem/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 04, 2018, 02:27:11 PM
Interesting to hear how it went, I look forward to seeing what you do next.
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Post by: Marine0846 on May 04, 2018, 05:38:03 PM
Always fun to read how players play the game.
Am sure all who played enjoyed it.
Thanks for the posts and pics.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 07, 2018, 12:06:14 PM
It's a Bank Holiday here in the UK - but that doesn't stop me being at work or today's Wargaming Week being released! Lots of news this week, including some great looking previews

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180428_135027.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/07/wargaming-week-07-05-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/07/wargaming-week-07-05-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 07, 2018, 05:15:06 PM
Nice looking HMMWVs. Interesting stuff.
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Post by: Marine0846 on May 08, 2018, 07:31:05 PM
I like the Humvee's.
Will follow the development of the models.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 11, 2018, 12:04:27 PM
This week's post is now up! Taking a look at Spectre's MENA Regulars, all ready for the table.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180509_204615.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/11/impressions-spectre-mena-regulars/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/11/impressions-spectre-mena-regulars/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 11, 2018, 01:17:45 PM
Interesting range. Thanks.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 14, 2018, 12:11:25 PM
Time for more news and hobby stuff in this week's Wargaming Week

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180508_232434.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always its on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/14/wargaming-week-14-05-2018/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/14/wargaming-week-14-05-2018/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on May 14, 2018, 05:49:05 PM
Excellent update.
Thanks for showing lots of the new stuff coming out for moderns.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 18, 2018, 12:06:51 PM
This week's post is up! I'm starting a new terrain project, take a look at more of the Sarissa Colonial Buildings and then break out the paint.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180514_234155.jpg?resize=700%2C525)

As always, it's on the blog at http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/18/project-b-town-part-1-more-impressions-and-project-begins/ (http://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/18/project-b-town-part-1-more-impressions-and-project-begins/)
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Post by: number1section1 on May 18, 2018, 01:29:33 PM
Perfectly timed! I am currently wondering how to texture and paint my adobe structures I bought at the start of the month so this is the perfect inspiration.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 18, 2018, 02:48:23 PM
Very interesting. What textured spray did you use?
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 18, 2018, 02:58:27 PM
Very interesting. What textured spray did you use?

Plasti-kote Stone Touch - I've used multiple variations within the range and seeing as you're painting over it it doesn't matter the colour
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 18, 2018, 09:01:15 PM
Thanks.

It looks like a good texture, I will give it a try.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 21, 2018, 12:03:06 PM
It's the start of a new week so time for another update! Recap on the news of the last week in modern wargaming and then what I've been up to.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180517_000826.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/21/wargaming-week-21-05-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/21/wargaming-week-21-05-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 21, 2018, 03:49:13 PM
Interesting. The bar armour looks good.
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Post by: Lowtardog on May 21, 2018, 08:09:14 PM
Plasti-kote Stone Touch - I've used multiple variations within the range and seeing as you're painting over it it doesn't matter the colour

Good tip not seen that before :D
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 23, 2018, 12:06:20 PM
Surprise! New post is up looking at some improvised Technical weapon systems. I was writing up something for Friday when I realised I haven't written about some of the other technical bits I have assembled.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180521_005643.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/23/technicals-improvised-weapon-systems/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/23/technicals-improvised-weapon-systems/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 24, 2018, 08:37:58 PM
Interesting read, thanks.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 25, 2018, 12:08:02 PM
New post is up! Looking at yet more Technical weapons - this time with conversion work.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IMG_20180521_005709.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/25/technicals-bravo-equipment/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/25/technicals-bravo-equipment/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 25, 2018, 05:13:25 PM
That has inspired me to look through my Empress and Spectre bits to see what I can cobble together.

Any idea on the smallest vehicle a sane person would bolt on some of this heavy weaponry?
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 25, 2018, 05:33:32 PM
Any idea on the smallest vehicle a sane person would bolt on some of this heavy weaponry?

You see things like the UAZ jeep and other small vehicles mounting .50cals and SPG-9s.

If you want to go smaller, SOF quadbikes seem to be fitted with weapons (http://www.americanspecialops.com/images/weapons/atv-mk-47.jpg)
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Post by: mikedemana on May 25, 2018, 08:17:41 PM
Incredibly useful - thank you for showing us how you do this and talking your way through hiccups and problems. Looks like I need to pick up some pickups!!  lol

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

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Post by: ChargeDog on May 25, 2018, 09:44:34 PM
Thanks! Everything is better with rickety looking pickups rolling around the board
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 27, 2018, 06:02:43 PM
If you want to go smaller, SOF quadbikes seem to be fitted with weapons (http://www.americanspecialops.com/images/weapons/atv-mk-47.jpg)
That is a counterweight to the guy on the back ^__^.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 28, 2018, 12:08:57 PM
It's Monday so time for Wargaming Week! Not much hobby, some new updates!

(no pictures as you've already seen the ones of mine that are in this week's post - click through to see the news photos)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/28/wargaming-week-28-05-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/05/28/wargaming-week-28-05-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 28, 2018, 05:43:09 PM
Interesting to see Evil Bear being back,their site has been off for a while.
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Post by: ChargeDog on May 28, 2018, 08:15:39 PM
Interesting to see Evil Bear being back,their site has been off for a while.

Matt, the guy behind it, had a kid so he's been a bit pre-occupied. I'm really looking forward to the bipedal android he has shown off - gonna have to get one and paint it's antenna orange so it can do hoodrat stuff with it's friends
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 28, 2018, 08:48:06 PM
Matt, the guy behind it, had a kid so he's been a bit pre-occupied. I'm really looking forward to the bipedal android he has shown off - gonna have to get one and paint it's antenna orange so it can do hoodrat stuff with it's friends
Perfectly understandable. I had been concerned with how long the site had been shuttered (and it was nice kit).

Good luck to him and his.

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Post by: ChargeDog on June 01, 2018, 12:04:54 PM
Today's post is up. We're taking one final(?) look at Project Technical, focusing on the AA guns from Spectre Miniatures

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_20180531_210654.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/01/technicals-high-speed-high-calibre/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/01/technicals-high-speed-high-calibre/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 01, 2018, 04:45:13 PM
Another interesting read.
The real question is what modelling project to work on next. If only there was another range of modular vehicles coming soon to form a project I could really sink my teeth into…
HMM... I wonder what that could be....
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 04, 2018, 12:06:58 PM
Start of a new week so time for a Wargaming Week update! It's mainly more talk about Humvees.

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As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/04/wargaming-week-04-06-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/04/wargaming-week-04-06-2018/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 04, 2018, 02:18:36 PM
And of course less than an hour after I put up the update, the Humvees actually come out ;D
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 04, 2018, 06:33:24 PM
Nice, how long before you get to do a full review?

They certainly look better detailed than existing versions.

Are they named HMV for IP reasons?

I did wonder if the top hatch is full depth?

I hope I can use some of the turrets on my M113.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 04, 2018, 07:22:25 PM
Nice, how long before you get to do a full review?

I'm splitting this release in half (due mainly to the old finances) and the first two vehicles were ordered today. I'm aiming for an initial impressions (i.e. not painted) covering the basics of the range before the end of the month (maybe as soon as 15th depending on when they arrive) with follow ups (after buying some more vehicles and turrets) coming over the next few months.

Are they named HMV for IP reasons?

I would guess so - same as the Technicals and other vehicles are not branded.


I did wonder if the top hatch is full depth?

Based on the gunners they have previewed (https://www.instagram.com/p/BddvZOvB3CA/?taken-by=spectreminiatures), it looks like it's partial height. I've got some Empress crew I'm planning to compare. Expect a fair chunk of comparison and investigation into cross compatibility in the first impressions.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 04, 2018, 08:33:08 PM
Looking forward to it.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 04, 2018, 08:38:13 PM
Thanks.

Looking forward to it.
Quote, modify - too similar....
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 08, 2018, 12:03:27 PM
Today's post is now up! Taking a look at a group of action heroes from Empress Miniatures

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_20180606_232033-e1528324968860.jpg?resize=700%2C524&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/08/empress-mercenaries-pack-1/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/08/empress-mercenaries-pack-1/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 11, 2018, 12:01:53 PM
It's Monday so time for a new Wargaming Week! Some hobby stuff, some news and even a picture of me :v

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As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/11/wargaming-week-11-06-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/11/wargaming-week-11-06-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 11, 2018, 07:00:51 PM
The HMMWVs look good.

They do need to arrange the site better.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 15, 2018, 12:12:32 PM
Huge post ahead! Today's article is taking a first look at the new HMV range from Spectre. I take a look through most of the options available, show off the vehicles I'm working on and then look to what's coming up next with Project Humvee.

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/15/project-humvee-initial-impressions-2/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/15/project-humvee-initial-impressions-2/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 15, 2018, 06:01:24 PM
Thanks for an interesting review.

They do look good.

Your point about the doors is telling, though I thought armour packages for HMMWVs came after the invasion of Iraq (proper ones replacing the "hillbilly" armour even later).

The other interesting thing is there is no option for the skeleton version, from my memory of Evan Wright's book (and the mini series) (so YMMV) the US 1st Reconnaissance battalion used HMMWVs without doors.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 15, 2018, 08:45:18 PM
Your point about the doors is telling, though I thought armour packages for HMMWVs came after the invasion of Iraq (proper ones replacing the "hillbilly" armour even later).

The other interesting thing is there is no option for the skeleton version, from my memory of Evan Wright's book (and the mini series) (so YMMV) the US 1st Reconnaissance battalion used HMMWVs without doors.

From what I've looked at in the Haynes Manual (impressions coming soon), there were the upgraded Humvees (the M1114) and basic armoured kits around in the Balkans but only in very small amounts. As they were used for more combat roles, that's when the bulk of the armour kits were developed

As for no skeleton version, having an interior would require a different shell to the fully enclosed version. Otherwise you'd be paying way more. However, I'd also like to see Spectre do a version! Skeleton versions were also used in Afghanistan to make them more suited for the terrain and on the SF versions so plenty of use cases.
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Post by: Wyrmalla on June 16, 2018, 01:28:25 PM
Special Artizan Service Miniatures have just shown off their own Humvee. Which happens to be a partially skeletonised variant, well, at least it has an interior. I believe they're charging $55 for it, though it also comes with 4 crew - both sitting in the vehicle and dismounted, so you're paying for them.

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Currently I'm in two minds which to go for. The Spectre ones seem to meet the basic layout requirements for many of the variants available. Though them being solid resin pieces may mean some work's required to alter them. Meanwhile the SASM vehicle, whilst having an interior, also lacks doors (if you wanted to go the way of say replacing them with those half door armoured sheets you'd see).

Spectre's I guess works if you're going for an enclosed Humvee, whilst well, SASM's what you go for if you want an interior and are willing to scratch build some parts. Personally I'm thinking that SASM's may be more appealing to modellers over that older Tamiya kit in that whilst its not plastic, it is 1/50th rather than 1/48th. It is probably worth saying that SASM also have two of the Humvee's replacements for sale as well though, if you're wanting to cover near future games (though one's already in service).

I'd been eyeing up remaking one of those Ukrainian airborne Humvees for my 28mm (I'd made on previously, but it was 1/43rd scale). For convenience Spectre may be the way to go if you're in the UK or Europe just as they're local, and it would mean being able to buy some more stuff from their site to go with it (that is, if the other stuff is in stock...). ...I am wanting one of those new Russian drones that SASM just brought out though. :D


Thanks for the write up, its given me something to think about. Its good to read that they're casting these in house so they may not have the same supply problems that they've had with other products.
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Post by: Dr. Zombie on June 17, 2018, 07:47:36 AM
I would really like to see a picture of the Spectre hummer with a mini next to. Preferably a Spectre and an Empress one.

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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 17, 2018, 07:59:23 AM
I would really like to see a picture of the Spectre hummer with a mini next to. Preferably a Spectre and an Empress one.
At Salute 2017, UTI Long Smile said that Crooked Dice had a Mini being sculpted, though he was concerned that "Agents from a vague but menacing government agency" had spirited the sculptor away. As we have heard no more I suspect that might be the case.

Does anyone else do a 1/50 scale mini (proper one not a BMW).
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 17, 2018, 08:51:48 PM
I would really like to see a picture of the Spectre hummer with a mini next to. Preferably a Spectre and an Empress one.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IMG_20180617_204131_1-e1529264911727.jpg?resize=700%2C524&ssl=1)

I knew I'd forgotten something in the post. Ask and you shall receive.
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Post by: Dr. Zombie on June 17, 2018, 08:54:03 PM
Great! Thanks.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 17, 2018, 11:01:40 PM
Covers his face in embarrassment....
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 18, 2018, 12:05:22 PM
Covers his face in embarrassment....

It's fine, happens to the best of us :v



Hey, it's monday so it's time for a new Wargaming Week. This one is a bit... thin.

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/18/wargaming-week-18-06-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/18/wargaming-week-18-06-2018/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 22, 2018, 12:12:55 PM
Today's post is now up! Been a busy week and haven't had much time for hobby so it's another tactics/force creation post for Spectre Operations

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/22/spectre-operations-building-a-force-irregular-forces/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/22/spectre-operations-building-a-force-irregular-forces/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 22, 2018, 03:26:27 PM
Interesting as always. Thanks.
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Post by: AlexM on June 22, 2018, 03:28:31 PM
I don't know if I'm late to the party, but the M1114 was in production in 1996, and were in the Balkans, then the Middle  East, along with M998s and whatever else they could scrounge up. The increased threat of IEDs, EFPs etc led to the development of the M1151, which was further armoured, and deployed to Iraq in 2006 I believe. Then the bombs got bigger, and MRAPs started surfacing (I believe first with the USMC) in 2007-8.

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Post by: ChargeDog on June 25, 2018, 12:04:22 PM
Today's Wargaming Week is now up on the site! Not so much hobby but lots of news.

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As always, its on the site at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/25/wargaming-week-25-06-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/25/wargaming-week-25-06-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 26, 2018, 08:42:17 AM
Interesting summation.

I did not realise the Crooked Dice figures were more than generic US style police (do we have a chorus of an Abba track?).
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 29, 2018, 12:04:40 PM
This week's post is up, taking a look at the Haynes Manual for the Humvee. Great reference guide although not sure I'll be using the maintenance tips any time soon

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/29/impressions-am-general-humvee-enthusiasts-manual/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/29/impressions-am-general-humvee-enthusiasts-manual/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 29, 2018, 01:39:56 PM
Interesting, thanks.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 02, 2018, 12:07:00 PM
It's Monday so it's time for Wargaming Week! Some new upcoming releases in the news section

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/02/wargaming-week-02-07-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/02/wargaming-week-02-07-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 02, 2018, 04:48:21 PM
Interesting. I have just ordered some Under Fire Cold War. figures. Hopefully they will do some suitable British.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 02, 2018, 05:01:59 PM
Interesting. I have just ordered some Under Fire Cold War. figures. Hopefully they will do some suitable British.

They have done some in 20mm, fingers crossed for some bigger versions
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 02, 2018, 05:53:34 PM
They have done some in 20mm, fingers crossed for some bigger versions
And here.
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Post by: commissarmoody on July 03, 2018, 08:10:24 AM
I just got done talking with the folks at Under fire minatures and they said thar the M1 helmet US should be back from thr mold guus in 5-7 weeks. So fingers crossed on a early Autumn release.
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Post by: AlexM on July 04, 2018, 02:59:34 PM
Awesome stuff!!
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 06, 2018, 12:26:56 PM
Today's post is up! Although the sharing was delayed by me being on holiday.

With July being a bit busy, I've decided to run a series of posts looking into some of the older/already painted ranges I have in my collection. The next four posts will be taking a look at a group of figures from different manufacturers, covering what's avaliable and some ways to use them on the battlefield. Part 1 of this series is taking a look at Spectre's Task Force Nomad range.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180703_212809-e1530652638872.jpg?resize=700%2C526&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the site at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/06/range-impressions-spectre-task-force-nomad/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/06/range-impressions-spectre-task-force-nomad/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 09, 2018, 12:14:36 PM
Time for a quick Wargaming Week. I'm currently taking some time off so here is a giant news post.

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As always, its on the site at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/09/wargaming-week-09-07-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/09/wargaming-week-09-07-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 09, 2018, 06:51:39 PM
Interesting as ever (especially for those of us not on Facebook).
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Post by: number1section1 on July 11, 2018, 07:30:07 AM
Well that's the Hobby budget gone for this month! Couldn't resist the Jerwood miniatures sale. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 13, 2018, 12:12:34 PM
This week's post is up, taking a look at Empress's first modern releases - the SAS in Afghanistan range.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180704_231613-e1530792946729.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the site at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/13/range-impressions-empress-sas-in-afghanistan/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/13/range-impressions-empress-sas-in-afghanistan/)
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Post by: number1section1 on July 13, 2018, 01:21:09 PM
Good review as ever. I have been meaning to get some of the earlier empress models, I prefer the older kit at least I know what most of it is  lol

Besides the setting for my imagination (Ingolstein shamelessly taken from the Man from Uncle), uses equipment from where ever it can including some of ww2 vintage.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 13, 2018, 10:36:18 PM
Interestingg review.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 16, 2018, 05:37:32 PM
Delay as it's my last day of my holiday but my Wargaming Week update is now up! Including some news that I'm going to start positing in other forums as side projects kick off.

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/16/wargaming-week-16-07-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/16/wargaming-week-16-07-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 16, 2018, 07:21:02 PM
Interesting.

Good luck with the other stuff, there are some useful plastic kits out there. I look forward to seeing them.
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Post by: mikedemana on July 20, 2018, 04:52:52 AM
I have no problem with you updating non-modern stuff on your blog. Most of us game a multitude of periods. Ahem, often TOO MANY periods... lol

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

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Post by: ChargeDog on July 20, 2018, 12:06:43 PM
That said, it's amazing how looking at other stuff suddenly explodes from "a box of figures" to "oh no I have so much to paint"



Anyway, this week's post is now up! A new range impression is up taking a look at Eureka's ANP range.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180704_232435-e1531058645281.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/20/range-impressions-eureka-anp/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/20/range-impressions-eureka-anp/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on July 22, 2018, 01:23:23 AM
Excellent write up the Eureka ANP range.
I have these figures (not painted, what else is new for me.)
Like Mike Demana, (hi Mike) I have way too many periods to paint.
With the butterfly in me, am all over the place.
Some day, some day. lol
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 22, 2018, 08:42:01 AM
I too have those figures, it is good to be reminded about them.

I planned to paint them as regulars from a post-Soviet republic.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 23, 2018, 12:06:28 PM
The cycle comes round again, time for a Wargaming Week update. I even got some ultramodern guys painted up.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180704_232542-e1531058744565.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/23/wargaming-week-23-07-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/23/wargaming-week-23-07-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 23, 2018, 02:18:21 PM
Interesting to see the scenery previews. What are the red stacks?


Three months count as instantaneous for me ^__^.

The Frostgrave figures are a bit addictive, the sailors add some additional features. Other useful sets are the old GW Empire Militia and the Warlord Ancient Celts. I look forward to the Oathmark humans.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on July 23, 2018, 02:24:48 PM
Interesting to see the scenery previews. What are the red stacks?


Three months count as instantaneous for me ^__^.

The Frostgrave figures are a bit addictive, the sailors add some additional features. Other useful sets are the old GW Empire Militia and the Warlord Ancient Celts. I look forward to the Oathmark humans.

I think the red stacks are grain sacks or something similar

I'll have to get another thread open for ChargeDog's adventures in Fantasy for more discussion. Especially as more figures arrived today :|
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 23, 2018, 02:36:57 PM
I'll have to get another thread open for ChargeDog's adventures in Fantasy for more discussion. Especially as more figures arrived today :|
Cool.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 27, 2018, 12:09:31 PM
Today's post is now up. The last of the Range Impressions for July is actually a new impressions piece on the Empress Bundeswehr range.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180726_224253-e1532642309174.jpg?resize=700%2C526&ssl=1)

As always its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/27/impressions-empress-bundeswehr/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/27/impressions-empress-bundeswehr/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on July 27, 2018, 04:29:13 PM
Great update.
Well painted Germans.
Look forward to seeing them in action.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on July 27, 2018, 04:42:43 PM
Look forward to seeing them in action.

So do I! Just need to make time to set a game up and get away from work!
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 28, 2018, 04:40:13 PM
Useful read, added both references for painting Bundeswehr to my bookmarks.

It would be nice if Empress added some more German vehicles (G-Wagens and up).

Thanks.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 30, 2018, 12:10:53 PM
It's Monday so it's time for Wargaming Week!

For all Dungeon Crawling talk, I've set up a new post over in the Fantasy section http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=110960.0 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=110960.0)

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180726_224047-e1532642075109.jpg?resize=700%2C526&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/30/wargaming-week-30-07-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/07/30/wargaming-week-30-07-2018/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 30, 2018, 02:45:16 PM
Interesting read. Are you going to have an SF thread?
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 30, 2018, 03:41:20 PM
Interesting read. Are you going to have an SF thread?

Eventually I'll set one up once I have the post together about it (so probably in the next couple of weeks)
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Post by: ChargeDog on August 03, 2018, 12:07:23 PM
This week's post is up! We're taking a look another vehicle for all you US Army fans, the Styker ICV and MGS from Empress.

"Playing as US force in Ultramodern tabletop wargaming is like being a kid with a box of toys. There are so many options that are available! On one side, you could be rolling around in technicals as SF advisers alongside local troops. Alternatively, you could break out the heavy metal and plonk the Bradleys and Abrams on the table. An interesting option is to roll out with a Stryker Brigade Combat Team and all the vehicles it includes."

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/03/impressions-empress-stryker-icv-and-mgs/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/03/impressions-empress-stryker-icv-and-mgs/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 03, 2018, 12:26:56 PM
Interesting article, nice to see the MGS from a different angle.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on August 03, 2018, 05:49:57 PM
Excellent review.
Thanks for the post.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 06/08/2018
Post by: ChargeDog on August 06, 2018, 12:04:20 PM
It's Monday so time for Wargaming Week. Got plenty of news for you this time!

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/06/wargaming-week-06-08-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/06/wargaming-week-06-08-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 06, 2018, 03:25:41 PM
Interesting read.

That HEMMETT looks good.

The Crooked Dice Land Rover is an interesting idea.

Have you thought about using either the Warlord or Empress Universal Soldier African heads on those Cold War Americans?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: commissarmoody on August 07, 2018, 06:24:43 AM
That's kind of a cool idea Ultrasmurf?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on August 10, 2018, 12:04:59 PM
This week's post is now up! Rolling on from last week's Strykers, we're taking a look at the Empress US Infantry range.

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/10/range-impression-empress-us-army-infantry/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/10/range-impression-empress-us-army-infantry/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Empress US Army
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 10, 2018, 01:46:16 PM
Interesting as ever.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Empress US Army
Post by: ChargeDog on August 13, 2018, 12:02:07 PM
It's Monday so time for a new update! News and hobby updates inside!

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As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/13/wargaming-week-13-08-2018/
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 13/08/18
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 13, 2018, 06:46:08 PM
Interesting. Good to know about the luxury SUV, just the think for moving "Brenda" about. One for my shopping list.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 13/08/18
Post by: skip on August 15, 2018, 06:52:22 PM
Hi, i have been reading your blog for the last few weeks and have been well entertained !!  Great information on all of the Spectre moderns releases, this has got me back into wanting to do moderns and playing a skirmish game suits me better, might start with Cartel figures to get some drug wars/ secret agent type games starting but there is plenty of scope for so many different games on the horizon

Brian
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 13/08/18
Post by: ChargeDog on August 15, 2018, 11:23:06 PM
Glad you like blog! It's great fun (and a little stressful) to write about figures so much so hearing people being entertained by it makes it all worth while.

I really need to paint up my Cartel guys (still trying to work out the best way to fit them into the Middle Eastern/African theatre my games are set in) but I think they are one of the best ranges Spectre does. Nice mix of figures and you could easily split the range in half to do some Cartel vs Cartel fights. Also everyone starts by saying "I'll play a skirmish game" and then suddenly you find yourself with a platoon of figures :v
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 13/08/18
Post by: ChargeDog on August 17, 2018, 12:06:18 PM
New post is up! Part 4 of Building a Force. This week, we're looking at th support options an Irregular force can take to help even the odds.

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As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/17/spectre-operations-building-a-force-irregular-support/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/17/spectre-operations-building-a-force-irregular-support/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Building A Force Pt. 4
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 17, 2018, 03:53:08 PM
Interesting article, thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Building A Force Pt. 4
Post by: ChargeDog on August 20, 2018, 12:07:56 PM
It's Monday so time for an update. This Wargaming Week is on the shorter side - it's been a busy one IRL

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/20/wargaming-week-20-08-18/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/20/wargaming-week-20-08-18/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 20/08/18
Post by: ChargeDog on August 24, 2018, 12:04:23 PM
This week's post is now on the blog, taking a look at the currently released GRU Spetsnaz range from Spectre Miniatures

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/24/range-impression-spectre-gru-spetsnaz/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/24/range-impression-spectre-gru-spetsnaz/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz Impression
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 24, 2018, 01:54:53 PM
Interesting read. Especially useful identifying kit.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz Impression
Post by: Marine0846 on August 24, 2018, 05:01:42 PM
Excellent write up on the Russians.
Lots of different figures, very useful.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz Impression
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 26, 2018, 04:32:45 PM
And then Spectre release the FSB figures with 0.50" rifles and pistols!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz Impression
Post by: ChargeDog on August 26, 2018, 04:59:07 PM
And then Spectre release the FSB figures with 0.50" rifles and pistols!

It's fine, they are FSB so don't count in the article looking at GRU :v (at least that's the excuse I'm going with)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre GRU Spetsnaz Impression
Post by: ChargeDog on August 27, 2018, 12:05:07 PM
Monday has come round again so it's time for a new wargaming week.

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/27/wargaming-week-27-08-18/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/27/wargaming-week-27-08-18/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 27, 2018, 06:10:18 PM
Another interesting read. Thanks.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Wyrmalla on August 27, 2018, 07:49:49 PM
It'd be nice if someone were to make some after market modernisation kits fro those Empress vehicles. They're a bit dated for modern combat. For instance they do a BTR-80A, but not an 82A - which is currently seeing wider use (the layout of the turret module is different). Its something we could do ourselves, and probably too much of an investment for Empress, but with them continually releasing modern figures, it would be nice to have some vehicles that aren't quite so dated to go along with them. :/

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 28, 2018, 08:38:32 AM
Good point Wyrmalia.

Empress have recently produced the T14 and the Tigr (the other "new" stuff has been Blitzkrieg and HLBSCo - which are a better fit for Cold War 1).

The new Bundeswehr could do with some wheels .
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Wyrmalla on August 28, 2018, 01:00:33 PM
Aye,  I've found that thus far Empress are slowly making more modern stuff, but currently we're treading water a bit when it comes to the "ultra moderns". The thing is though with that is that HLBS' range was likely "ultra modern" at the time of release, so its difficult for manufacturers to keep up (at least in this scale, 1/35th is better for it) with the latest innovations. More so when the today's tank in reality is quickly replaced.

It would be nice though if they were to come out with upgrade kits for the most ubiquitous modernisations of their kits that have appeared over the past decade. I.e. an armour kit for the Bradley. Though their stuff is still usable for say second line units, or less developed countries, those wanting top of the line gear have to do it themselves currently.

Spectre, with their proprietary kits, have done some variants for their Humvee that would modernize it. As have Special Artizan Service Miniatures indicated their intention to do something similar (they however have such a quick turnaround on their vehicles that they're capable of following trends in development).

I've asked for companies to do some ERA sets to modernize older vehicles .That's still up in the air whether that will happen - as the NATO ones at least tend to be specific to an individual vehicle in their layout, so you'd need a dedicated after market  kit per vehicle. Spectre have said they're doing a CROWs weapon system, which will go a ways to upgrading NATO vehicles too. But really, it is those armour kits which define modernized vehicles, but which are difficult to do at scale for say Empress' entire range.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: ChargeDog on August 28, 2018, 02:21:35 PM
You know, it took me a second to work out why we were talking vehicle upgrade kits based on my last post.

I think the thing at the moment is ultramoderns is still an incredibly niche market and aftermarket conversion kits are a niche within that niche. For many gamers (probably most of them), as long as it basically looks alright then it's used. If it looks like a BTR, rolls along the board like a BTR and bursts into flames like a BTR, then does minor changes like the positioning of the hatches really matter? It's the same reason you see the massive variation in scales of civilian vehicles people use.

So from an economic perspective, when this project is taking cash out of something more lucrative (like a figure range), why bother spending the time on developing some thing that will either be seen as an additional hassle or just be home made. It's probably also the reason we haven't seen upgrades like cage armour or generic ERA blocks - it's a chunk of work and for the people bothered about it, they'll either custom build it themselves or find the local tech priest/converter to do it.

The natural answer of course is just to make ultramoderns less of a niche :v
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Wyrmalla on August 28, 2018, 04:22:00 PM
Yeah, I was being a grognard over the cover image for your post have a BTR-80A rather than a BTR-82A, which put me off on that whole spiel. I'd been considering making a 82 for my modern Russians, as that's what's seen wider service, but the 80A is still used as well of course (and I have an BPPU turret spare for a 30mm upgrade to an armoured car whenever I get around to it). :)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 28, 2018, 06:55:52 PM
Arlequin was making a similar point about all post 1945 being a niche on the Korea thread.

ERA and cage armour are interesting points, too generic and you might as well scratch build them, too specific and they sell to three people...
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Wyrmalla on August 28, 2018, 07:44:41 PM
A generic Soviet ERA and slat armour set could be useful though for those wanting to make some generic vehicles. For instance slat armour for a BTR-60 would do all the other variants. Though it would likely have to represent an ad-hoc set, rather than a proprietary one better shaped for the vehicle. Though I can see a generic brass etched set being a thing - with the user cutting the plates to shape, but at the same time that could be something that you do from Plasticard.

This is something more easily available in 1/35th due to the variety of kits and need of the market for accuracy. In wargaming scales most gamers probably don't know the difference between a BTR-60 and a BTR-70, so that a vehicle is lacking specific features is probably lost on most of the customer base for these companies. With those who are dedicated enough being willing to make them themselves, at least those who're wanting a degree of accuracy similar to say 1/35th scale (which I suppose isn't many).

Still, its a wonder that we don't have a generic ERA kit available, as it would be so universal for updating older vehicles, or militia vehicles. I may have to chase that idea again (or just make my own moulds ...if I can be bothered casting them at the scale you'd need for even one vehicle)...


* All this totally on topic for ChargeDog's thread. Meh, publicity! :)

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: ChargeDog on August 31, 2018, 12:08:56 PM
This week's post is now up! Part 2 of Project Humvee where I actually break out the paints and get to work. Also, planning the next one!

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/31/project-humvee-stowage-and-painting/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/31/project-humvee-stowage-and-painting/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 31, 2018, 02:56:06 PM
Interesting read. Nice job on the HMMWVs.

I will be interested in seeing the new vehicle and the turrets.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: ChargeDog on September 03, 2018, 12:07:33 PM
It's Monday so it's time for a new Wargaming Week. I may have bought some things...

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/03/wargaming-week-02-09-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/03/wargaming-week-02-09-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week 27/08/2018
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 04, 2018, 10:42:36 AM
Interesting again.

I look forward to seeing those Russians painted.

Must resist Killteam....
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on September 04, 2018, 04:55:30 PM
I bought some of those new Spetsnaz too (the belt fed PKM would be great for my Separatists). Though their faces look cold. Could do with some of those Russian standard face masks that they're always wearing. ;)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on September 05, 2018, 12:00:07 AM
I'll admit, some covered face would be nice. On the other hand, my guys are going to be mainly deployed to the Southern Arabian Peninsula and East Africa so obviously they are working on their tans :v
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on September 05, 2018, 12:45:44 AM
Explains why they're also all wearing sunglasses. Not sure if a little Rayban logo is possible at this scale though.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: mikedemana on September 05, 2018, 03:02:49 AM
Explains why they're also all wearing sunglasses. Not sure if a little Rayban logo is possible at this scale though.

With the skill level of miniature painters on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised!

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on September 05, 2018, 12:04:43 PM
Surprise Wednesday post! I'm taking a quick look at the version 2 stowage options from Spectre Miniatures

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/05/impressions-spectre-stowage-version-2/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/05/impressions-spectre-stowage-version-2/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre V2 Stowage
Post by: Wyrmalla on September 05, 2018, 02:08:24 PM
I can agree that the transition to individual packs is for the better, despite the increase in the prices. The resin not so much, as from the set that I bought the pieces seem to have similar issues, if minor in comparison, to the Humvee. Specifically the bubbles that you mentioned, some minor mould slips, and on one of the crates a pretty substantial bubble that will need to be filled.

The small cooler came with that set that I ordered as well. A pity that all the launchers are Western, rather than some Soviet ones, but hopefully they'll release a dedicated Russian themed one in future for those states where there's a mix of launchers in service.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre V2 Stowage
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 05, 2018, 10:27:44 PM
Interesting. How do the Javelins compare to the Empress ones?

Not sure about the multiblock jerry cans. Sometimes you do want them like that, othertimes you want multiple cans.

I hope the sand boards turn up soon.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre V2 Stowage
Post by: Wyrmalla on September 06, 2018, 01:06:28 AM
Considering that Die Waffenkammer's stowage set already includes loads of Jerry Cans, another manufacturer making sets isn't too bad. As you wind up finding opportunities to stick them together eventually anyway. Rubicon also do something similar with their sets - having them both individual and in rows. I guess it makes keeping them neat easier. The handles on the Spectre set are nicer than the Die Waffenkammer ones though - more clarity to the gap in the handle.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre V2 Stowage
Post by: ChargeDog on September 06, 2018, 10:15:32 AM
As for the Javelins, the Spectre ones are a bit bigger. Grabbed a photo for you compared to the Javelin from the British support weapons. I wouldn't mix them in the same pile/on the same model but you could use them as an alternative

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Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre V2 Stowage
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 06, 2018, 01:58:43 PM
Thanks, useful to know.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre V2 Stowage
Post by: ChargeDog on September 07, 2018, 12:05:29 PM
Today's post is now up - another step in Project Humvee

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As always, it's up on the blog at  https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/07/project-humvee-vehicle-3/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/07/project-humvee-vehicle-3/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 07, 2018, 02:51:18 PM
Nice work on those.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
Post by: Marine0846 on September 08, 2018, 05:54:52 PM
I like the different looks of the Humvees.
Well done.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
Post by: ChargeDog on September 10, 2018, 12:13:31 PM
It's Monday so we all know what time it is - Wargaming Week!

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As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/10/wargaming-week-10-09-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/10/wargaming-week-10-09-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: AKULA on September 10, 2018, 01:49:31 PM
Great looking blog

 8)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee - Vehicle 3
Post by: ChargeDog on September 10, 2018, 04:18:24 PM
I like the different looks of the Humvees.
Well done.

Thanks! I'm tempted to pick up another SOF vehicle to really laden down with kit but going to let the wallet recover a little bit.

Great looking blog

 8)

Thanks!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 11, 2018, 02:04:39 PM
Interesting read.

That Gatling rigged HMMWV is something special, does it have another minigun in the right rear quarter?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on September 11, 2018, 02:09:40 PM
That Gatling rigged HMMWV is something special, does it have another minigun in the right rear quarter?

Yep, looks like it. That's a lot of shots per turn.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: skip on September 11, 2018, 06:20:27 PM
some great info on this blog, look forward to the AAR on your upcoming game

Brian
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on September 14, 2018, 12:05:19 PM
Today's post is now up! We're returning to Bazistan with an AAR setup up in the highlands between the Aden Defence Force and local militia

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As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/14/battle-report-training-day-skirmish-sangin/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/14/battle-report-training-day-skirmish-sangin/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 14, 2018, 12:14:58 PM
What a great report. That sounds like a very good game.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 14, 2018, 12:57:20 PM
Interesting AAR.

How would the game have run using Spectre rather than Sangin?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 14, 2018, 01:00:20 PM
My guess would be that both the Humwees would have been destroyed by the IED. for starters.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: ChargeDog on September 14, 2018, 01:22:35 PM
Differently. I'm sure the vehicles would have probably been destroyed but there may still have been survivors (seeing as you roll for crew member lethality in Spectre rather than just "immobilised but crew okay" or "destroyed and everyone KIA" that a penetrating hit in skirmish sangin causes - I'm going to house rule some tweaks to this).

On the other hand, I think Spectre's lack of spotting would probably have meant that there would have been more fire going down range and a lot more casualties/suppressed groups.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: Marine0846 on September 14, 2018, 06:02:51 PM
Excellent AAR.
What would be the SOP when coming
close to the white car?
Would there be more space between the HumVees?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: skip on September 14, 2018, 08:56:48 PM
what a cool game, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: ChargeDog on September 15, 2018, 04:01:25 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, glad everyone enjoyed it. Really want to get more battle reports written (mainly so I get to play some more). I'm planning a scenario pack to be this year's Christmas special (details still TBA) and so hopefully I'll be able to get some battle reports of that in the next few months.

Hindsight is 20/20. I don't have military experience but I think the procedure the ADF player took would have been classed as reckless in any AAR. The vehicles were way too close together, meaning in the event of a strike both were damaged. If I had been playing (and hadn't written the scenario) I'd have probably either

a) pulled off the road into a overwatch position at a safe distance and then tried to identify if the vehicle was a threat (using the FLIR optics available on the second vehicle). If the device was spotted, the players could have declared they were waiting for engineer support (meaning they would be sat in the open and vulnerable to OPFOR attack, especially from the ratlines) or have engaged the vehicle with the M2 or MK 47 to try and detonate it (dangerous as the exact capabilities would be unknown)

b) go off road and avoid the possible threat entirely. This would slow the convoy down and might leave them exposed to enemy fire for longer but it does mean they could continue the mission. It would also be a hearts and minds disaster as the device might end up being left in place and used against local civilians
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: ChargeDog on September 15, 2018, 05:18:39 PM
Huh random quote post - sorry for that
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: cgh on September 15, 2018, 09:54:34 PM
I had the pleasure of being in charge of the insurgents and I'd agree that the Aden player was a bit keen to get into action which I actually took into account when I placed the car as I know his personality 😁.  The fact they had rules of engagement frustrated him immensely but gives a very different style of gaming experience for both sides.  There was a real sense of tension when the insurgents did ... nothing...  Tumbleweed blew by as the Aden troops moved forward.

Brilliant.  Just brilliant.

I love Napoleonic games but Skirmish Sangin is really something else.  I just wish my recoiless rifle hadn't gone right through the first humvee but the bomb maker did get away....
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: number1section1 on September 16, 2018, 10:46:49 PM
Great battle report! One thing I love about modern gaming the objectives tend to be fluid, if you take heavy casualties then you regroup and fall back unlike other games where people just fight until they rout.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 17, 2018, 09:36:59 AM
I had the pleasure of being in charge of the insurgents and I'd agree that the Aden player was a bit keen to get into action which I actually took into account when I placed the car as I know his personality 😁.  The fact they had rules of engagement frustrated him immensely but gives a very different style of gaming experience for both sides.  There was a real sense of tension when the insurgents did ... nothing...  Tumbleweed blew by as the Aden troops moved forward.
Always interesting to hear (the other) player's view.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Skirmish Sangin AAR
Post by: ChargeDog on September 17, 2018, 12:04:46 PM
It's Monday so once again it's time for Wargaming Week. And once again I'm writing tons of words about new releases from Spectre because the other usual suspects haven't released anything for a while :|

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/MVIMG_20180913_212433.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/17/wargaming-week-17-09-18/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/17/wargaming-week-17-09-18/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Marine0846 on September 17, 2018, 03:09:53 PM
Excellent update on your blog.
I always look forward to your photos and what you have to say.
Thanks for all you do.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 17, 2018, 07:07:42 PM
Another interesting article.

You are right about the Spectre website. Much improved.

On the MDF front, I have just used some Rustoleum Rust textured paint to provide some texture for my Woodbury houses.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: ChargeDog on September 21, 2018, 12:06:44 PM
This week's post is up! After over a year in purgatory, the Evil Bear Wargames Foxhounds are finally done

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_20180920_221540-e1537478440620.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/21/force-protection-foxhounds-complete/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/21/force-protection-foxhounds-complete/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 21, 2018, 12:20:34 PM
Interesting read.

Nice stowage.

The Foxhound is a nice vehicle, I hope Evil Bear in its new incarnation will make some more (other Foxhounds are available).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: ChargeDog on September 21, 2018, 01:26:46 PM
Yeah I love the design - I'm also a fan of the WMIK version he previewed in his facebook page in render form

https://www.facebook.com/evilbearwargames/photos/a.261404607380783/467823983405510/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: skip on September 21, 2018, 07:36:45 PM
nice additions to your force
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: cgh on September 21, 2018, 09:21:44 PM
nice additions to your force

Bigger targets...
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: ChargeDog on September 21, 2018, 10:14:21 PM
Bigger targets...

Now, what to paint up for the OPFOR...
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: Olsson on September 21, 2018, 11:25:03 PM
A nice write up in usual form, also quite liked the battle report, had me look back at some of your old ones too. Always gets one in the mood to want to throw dice and figures around.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: ChargeDog on September 21, 2018, 11:27:48 PM
A nice write up in usual form, also quite liked the battle report, had me look back at some of your old ones too. Always gets one in the mood to want to throw dice and figures around.

Glad you liked it! People do seem to really like the battle reports - a real shame I haven't managed to play as much as I'd want to this year. Fingers crossed I can get a few more games in before the year ends.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: Marine0846 on September 21, 2018, 11:44:55 PM
Love your Foxhounds.
Very nice additions to your figures.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: bluewillow on September 23, 2018, 07:12:37 AM
Great work on those

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Evil Bear Foxhounds
Post by: ChargeDog on September 24, 2018, 12:10:16 PM
Thanks everyone!

It's time for Wargaming Week! We've got lots of news including a... oh yeah, the giant boat

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_20180920_221549.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/24/wargaming-week-24-09-18/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/24/wargaming-week-24-09-18/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 24, 2018, 12:34:58 PM
Nice ship, though I think I will stick to the TTC one I have in the queue. One can wish though.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on September 28, 2018, 12:07:18 PM
This week's post is now up - Project Humvee rolls on and we're taking a look at a few new weapon options. Remote Weapon Stations and .50cal rotary cannons and more!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_20180927_214416-e1538090792422.jpg?resize=700%2C526&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/28/project-humvee-weapon-options/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/28/project-humvee-weapon-options/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee
Post by: Olsson on September 28, 2018, 12:37:11 PM
Good read like always, I like how versatile the Humvee is both in the equipment but also what it represents. Just need some things switched out to go from bare bones cheap truck to high tech platform. What colours is it you generally use for your desert colour?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on September 28, 2018, 01:06:47 PM
Interesting read.

I would be interested to see the bits of the gau-19 before assembly.

I wonder if Spectre will do a tyre upgrade pack so the tyres match or is the spare tyre just on the other way round?

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee
Post by: ChargeDog on September 28, 2018, 01:29:50 PM
What colours is it you generally use for your desert colour?

Humbrol Desert Tan (mostly sprayed on but occasionally touched up) and a thin coat Agrax Earthshade

I wonder if Spectre will do a tyre upgrade pack so the tyres match or is the spare tyre just on the other way round?

As you can see from the what it's based off, (http://www.armyproperty.com/Equipment-Info/Pictures/MASTC2.jpg) the spare tyre looks different - not 100% why
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Project Humvee
Post by: ChargeDog on October 01, 2018, 12:05:33 PM
It's Monday so time for a new wargaming week

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_20180927_215130-e1538093996722.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/01/wargaming-week-01-10-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/01/wargaming-week-01-10-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 01, 2018, 02:23:11 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on October 05, 2018, 12:04:31 PM
This week's post is now up! Not the one I originally had planned so instead have a range impression for Spectre's Deniable Operators

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180703_214459-e1531070438506.jpg?resize=700%2C524&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/05/range-impressions-spectre-deniable-operators/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/05/range-impressions-spectre-deniable-operators/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Deniable Operators
Post by: Olsson on October 05, 2018, 04:53:57 PM
Informative as always. They were the first Spectre miniatures I bought and I wholly agree that they are wonderfully versatile.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Deniable Operators
Post by: Marine0846 on October 05, 2018, 05:36:33 PM
Great write up on the new figures.
Well painted.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Deniable Operators
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 06, 2018, 05:46:58 PM
Nice write up.

I can see what you mean about how useful they are (and that someone in charge would be good).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Deniable Operators
Post by: ChargeDog on October 08, 2018, 12:06:45 PM
Start of a new week, time for a Wargaming Week

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_20180703_214825-e1530653015593.jpg?resize=700%2C524&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/08/wargaming-week-08-10-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/08/wargaming-week-08-10-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Lord Raglan on October 08, 2018, 12:45:00 PM
Your set up looks very cool buddy
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 08, 2018, 09:30:44 PM
Thanks, interesting news on BPRE, hopefully they will be compatible with the existing figures.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on October 12, 2018, 12:15:43 PM
Today's post is up and we're taking a look at Spectre's SWAT guys. Except I've painted them up slightly differently

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/JPEG_20181011_235400.844-e1539299074866.jpg?resize=700%2C526&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/12/impressions-spectre-swat/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/12/impressions-spectre-swat/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre SWAT
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 12, 2018, 01:49:12 PM
Interesting read.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre SWAT
Post by: Marine0846 on October 12, 2018, 05:29:10 PM
Excellent up date on your SWAT figures.
I like your painting on them.
Look forward to seeing them in a game.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Spectre SWAT
Post by: ChargeDog on October 15, 2018, 12:07:27 PM
It's Monday so yada-yada Wargaming Week

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/JPEG_20181011_234909.743-e1539298908150.jpg?resize=700%2C526&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/15/wargaming-week-15-10-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/15/wargaming-week-15-10-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 15, 2018, 03:05:45 PM
Nice detail on that print.

Interesting read.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on October 19, 2018, 12:05:59 PM
This week's post is up and I've finally finished repainting my Tier 1 Operators from Spectre. So here is a range impressions!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/JPEG_20181019_093718.018-e1539938842831.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/19/range-impressions-spectre-tier-1-operators/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/19/range-impressions-spectre-tier-1-operators/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Tier 1 Operators
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 19, 2018, 06:16:40 PM
Interesting range of figures, thanks for the review.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Tier 1 Operators
Post by: ChargeDog on October 22, 2018, 12:05:28 PM
Hey so big news in this Wargaming Week

I'm going to take the next few weeks off from writing the Friday features. More details in the post but basically i just want a break. And finally get round to painting these guys

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/JPEG_20181021_135020.035.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)


As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/22/wargaming-week-22-10-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/22/wargaming-week-22-10-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Tier 1 Operators
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 22, 2018, 06:34:56 PM
Interesting read.

Good luck with the work project.

Interesting news on the Sarissa front.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Tier 1 Operators
Post by: ChargeDog on October 29, 2018, 01:09:21 PM
It's monday so time for news! It's Wargaming Week!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/43664715_2345839975639546_5896369822526078976_o.jpg?resize=700%2C350&ssl=1)
(image from Spectre Miniatures)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/29/wargaming-week-29-10-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/29/wargaming-week-29-10-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on October 29, 2018, 02:18:29 PM
That quad copter looks so cute on that flying stand. :)

Maybe a bit of wire would be more suitable. Though those things fly so high that they're perhaps more of a visual element than something you'd normally see on a table.

Considering their use in modern warfare for artillery spotting and similar activities, along with that other drone, I wonder if we'll be seeing more of an expansion on this equipment. I'd like to see some larger drones like the Russians have being produced similar to what SASM did, if there's a market that is.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 29, 2018, 02:47:52 PM
That quad copter looks so cute on that flying stand. :)
I am glad you mentioned it, it was too stealthy for me ^__^.

Interesting kit. I look forward to seeing the BMP (I have a number of HLBS kits so another source to start some Soviet Mechanised Infantry would be nice).

I hope the Governor General's army figure are a good match for the rest of the CD figures.

Is the JLTV 1/56 or 1/50 scale?

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on October 29, 2018, 02:54:07 PM
Is the JLTV 1/56 or 1/50 scale?

The JLTV is 1/56 like the rest of TTTS's stuff (the medium trucks).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 29, 2018, 02:55:09 PM
Just noticed that the Tier 1 and insurgents buy their drones from different manufacturers (and not just get them in different colours).

They could do with some Military drone operators.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on November 05, 2018, 01:03:14 PM
It's Monday again so it's time for Wargaming Week!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/JPEG_20181104_171128.703-e1541354179968.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/05/wargaming-week-05-11-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/05/wargaming-week-05-11-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 05, 2018, 03:40:27 PM
Interesting read.

The BMP looks good.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on November 12, 2018, 01:21:50 PM
New week, new wargames news time.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/45561366_2355493688007508_7387588669630054400_o.jpg?resize=700%2C471&ssl=1) Photo from Spectre Miniatures

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/12/wargaming-week-12-11-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/12/wargaming-week-12-11-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 12, 2018, 09:08:19 PM
Useful comparison image.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on November 19, 2018, 01:11:00 PM
Starting to see some movement, maybe there will be more than just Wargaming Weeks going up on the blog soon. But for now, here is the latest update.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_20181118_222640.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/19/wargaming-week-19-11-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/19/wargaming-week-19-11-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on November 19, 2018, 06:46:29 PM
Who're you planning on using those vehicles for? A generic Middle Eastern state military I take it?

I'd like to see that BMP-1 done up with improvised armour and a worn paint job, but nobody's shown one off yet on the Spectre page.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 19, 2018, 07:07:27 PM
I'd like to see that BMP-1 done up with improvised armour and a worn paint job, but nobody's shown one off yet on the Spectre page.
I am surprised they did not offer an improvised armour kit.

As an aside, I noticed Osprey has an Eiite series book related to a current European conflict due out next year.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 19, 2018, 07:14:49 PM
Interesting read.

The information on the Empress stuff is useful (though the packs are on the site there is none of the information on the facebook post).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on November 19, 2018, 07:44:04 PM
Slat armour would be difficult to cast in resin, if the thinner pieces on Spectre's vehicle kits are anything to go by. Which leaves spaced armour - which wouldn't be difficult to make yourself - , or stuff like ERA - which IIRC Special Artizan Service Miniatures are considering doing a set of.

A set of spaced armour if made would likely sell, though slat armour would be more ubiquitous for militaries and more likely to sell. A kit to turn the vehicle into a BMP-2D (once the BMP-2 is released) would be nice, if they don't make it one of those by default to differentiate it from this original kit.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on November 19, 2018, 07:56:03 PM
Who're you planning on using those vehicles for? A generic Middle Eastern state military I take it?

You guessed right - these are for Bazistan, the champion alignment flip flop nation of the Arabian Peninsula hence the mix of US, Russian and European equipment.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 19, 2018, 08:41:06 PM
Rubicon has been working on etched schürzen.
http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=544.360 (http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=544.360)
Maybe slat armour can be etched in nickel silver or stainless steel.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on November 19, 2018, 08:46:40 PM
Oh, I mean the 1/35th and 1/72nd scale companies do it on etched brass. And Empress do their's in resin. I'm just commenting that Spectre's thinner resin pieces have had quality control issues is all, so they'd need to beef that up if doing a full set of cage armour.

And personally slat armour can be made with plasticard, if it is time consuming. However, a dedicated kit wouldn't go amiss - as most gamers wouldn't care about the nuances of specific kits being used by different countries (the difference between wargamers and historical modelers in other scales).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 27, 2018, 09:43:32 AM
I hope Chargedog does not mind but he has posted  a Wargaming Week here:https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/26/wargaming-week-26-11-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/26/wargaming-week-26-11-2018/)

I will be interested in seeing a comparison between the Ember Team and other manufacturers.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on November 27, 2018, 11:15:07 AM
Nice to see someone doing my job for me!

Anyway, after a day's delay (I was mostly away from the keyboard with some family things for the last few days) here is this week's update! Including these new guys

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1.jpg?resize=700%2C420&ssl=1) Photo from Spectre Miniatures

As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/26/wargaming-week-26-11-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/26/wargaming-week-26-11-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on December 03, 2018, 01:07:39 PM
It's Monday so Wargaming Week time. Also the gears are starting to grind, the blog working itself back into action. Maybe it's time for new posts soon

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_20181202_163507-e1543772452850.jpg?resize=700%2C527&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/03/wargaming-week-03-12-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/03/wargaming-week-03-12-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Lord Raglan on December 03, 2018, 07:06:53 PM
Very cool, nice batrep buddy
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on December 04, 2018, 04:56:59 PM
Very cool, nice batrep buddy

Thanks!

I really need to get back to playing and get another game run.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on December 10, 2018, 01:05:55 PM
Not much wargaming news in this Wargaming Week but I am changing how and when feature posts are coming out! For more details, check the post.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_20181207_003616.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/10/wargaming-week-10-12-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/10/wargaming-week-10-12-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Wyrmalla on December 10, 2018, 02:27:06 PM
I've been considering a format similar with what you're going with now, as real life kind of gets in the way of talking about dollies.

Though my own issue is that I don't like posting stuff in a half finished state, and would rather come up with a long post discussing a finished model, than incremental ones as the project develops (leading to the final post being fairly short). The issue with that however, is that you wind up having dry spells in content, followed by one bumper post a month which goes a bit overboard.

Keeping a decent pace, with smaller projects, rather than multiple large ones, may be the way to go with that. Ah, though again personally, I distract myself and wind up starting something new constantly.

As long as the posts keep coming, this would help with avoiding posting "dud" content for the sake of keeping a schedule. If you're sticking to places like Facebook then the post's more to be a conversation starter than anything. Meanwhile on forums people are fine with project blogs with incremental updates, it keeps things active here I suppose.

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 10, 2018, 09:11:04 PM
Well, the important thing is that you do stuff that interests you. As you mention, it is not a job.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week
Post by: ChargeDog on December 15, 2018, 01:08:43 PM
And I'm back! Different day (expect this to always be different) but same time and with a brand new feature post! I'm taking a look at Spectre Miniature's Ember team

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_20181214_200949-e1544820697342.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)
As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/15/__trashed-2/ (no idea what's going on with the permalink)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 15, 2018, 06:39:33 PM
Nice job. Interesting set of figures.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: ChargeDog on December 17, 2018, 01:02:15 PM
Wargaming Week returns!

And then I go on my Christmas break.....

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_20181214_195427-e1544832178907.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/17/wargaming-week-17-12-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/17/wargaming-week-17-12-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 17, 2018, 07:56:17 PM
Those Empress British will be useful to provide support to my Galahad and British Steel suits.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: commissarmoody on December 17, 2018, 08:48:41 PM
Those Empress British will be useful to provide support to my Galahad and British Steel suits.
those are from bolt-actions diesel punk game right?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 17, 2018, 10:40:26 PM
those are from bolt-actions diesel punk game right?
The former is from the Warlord game Konflikt '47, the latter from Westwood's SOTR.
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=97218.msg1217068#msg1217068 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=97218.msg1217068#msg1217068)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: commissarmoody on December 18, 2018, 10:35:34 AM
They kind of go well toghter. Not much of a fan of the Zombie stuff any more. But would work for some 1950s Germans on the far side of the Moon/Venus and Mars action.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Ember Team
Post by: ChargeDog on January 07, 2019, 01:17:25 PM
Well that was a good break and now I'm back with a new Wargaming Week!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG_20181228_102059-e1546793704996.jpg?resize=700%2C892&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/07/wargaming-week-07-01-2018/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/07/wargaming-week-07-01-2018/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 07, 2019, 07:16:54 PM
Interesting.

I wonder if Spectre will do a Chinese APC (preferably something like the Type 63).
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on January 07, 2019, 08:58:00 PM
A great update.
Am excited about the 1/50 scale T-62.
Looks like another Black Hawk Down book.
I see it is put out by Osprey.
Have you had time to read it yet?
If so, what do you think of it?

PS
Just read some reviews about the book.
I went ahead and ordered it.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Wyrmalla on January 07, 2019, 11:32:04 PM
Have you read that new book covering a Brit going to fight with the Kurds in Syria against ISIS? "Desert Sniper: How One Ordinary Brit Went to War Against ISIS". It seems up the same alley as Day of the Rangers, and well if you have read I wouldn't mind hearing some opinions before I pick one up. :)

Tsk, and the only correct thing to do with that Churchill is to buy a second one and turn it into a Black Prince. ...Though my time doing alternative history WWII in 1/56th scale may have tainted my opinion somewhat. ;)

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 08, 2019, 02:25:40 PM
I wonder if Spectre will do a Chinese APC (preferably something like the Type 63).

Quite possibly - I know they had some interesting vehicles on the docket.

Looks like another Black Hawk Down book.
I see it is put out by Osprey.
Have you had time to read it yet?
If so, what do you think of it?

I haven't yet got round to reading much of it, but what I have read is really good!

Have you read that new book covering a Brit going to fight with the Kurds in Syria against ISIS? "Desert Sniper: How One Ordinary Brit Went to War Against ISIS".

Tsk, and the only correct thing to do with that Churchill is to buy a second one and turn it into a Black Prince

It's on my list of things to read (anything Forgotten Weapons recommends and is in kindle ends up in the pile)

Buy a second one? I need to get at least two more to build a platoon, maybe another for AVRE duty and then before you know it I'm buried under a pile of them!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 12, 2019, 01:51:06 PM
A new battle report has gone up for the game I played on Thursday. Back to Bazistan, with the US-SF and local partners moving to evac some MARSOC troops and destroy the intel before the local militia can get their hands on it.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG_20190110_193813.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/12/battle-report-rescue-mission-skirmish-sangin/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/12/battle-report-rescue-mission-skirmish-sangin/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on January 12, 2019, 06:36:07 PM
Great AAR.
Love the terrain.
Interesting ending.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 12, 2019, 07:14:47 PM
Interesting report.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: cgh on January 12, 2019, 10:00:01 PM
I had the pleasure of commanding the local rebels and the mercenaries.   It was very different from the other games we've played in that for once I had decent troops that could actually compete in a stand up fight instead of relying on ambush tactics.   I sent the dross to act as speedbumps on the flanks as I realised turn one I could get he mercs into position to snatch the Intel from the Humvee before help arrived to the stranded soldiers.  This really surprised Mike as I'm not normally tgat aggressive.  If the US troops had made a fight of it I might have been in trouble but the smoke grenades did their job beautifully blocking LOS.  The fluke grenade and RPG were icing on the cake.

I think both players managed to roll 100 and fumble at least once but oh that 001 was so sweet.  I was worried right up until the end and breathed a huge sigh of relief when it was all over.  I hardly fired a shot tbh but had to think constantly.   It's a very different system but I do like it.  I look forward to more mystery men shenanigans next month.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 14, 2019, 01:06:25 PM
It's Monday so time for Wargaming Week. Lots of varied stuff in this week's hobby section - happily bouncing around between things!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG_20190110_214244.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/14/wargaming-week-14-01-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/14/wargaming-week-14-01-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on January 14, 2019, 05:59:20 PM
A nice collection of highligts.
How you manage to keep up with all the modern stuff  is amazing.
Thank you for keeping us all informed.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 15, 2019, 07:32:52 AM
I look forward to seeing what you do with those WW2 British.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 21, 2019, 01:05:48 PM
By God, It's full of news! New Wargaming Week is up!

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As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/21/wargaming-week-21-01-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/21/wargaming-week-21-01-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on January 21, 2019, 10:20:53 PM
Thanks for posting about Black Site Studios.
An excellent collection of buildings.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 22, 2019, 09:21:31 AM
More interested in the Puma, it will mean my Modern Bundeswehr will not have to walk everywhere.

Interesting about the HMMWV replacement, that is also on the British Army's potential shopping list.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Dr. Zombie on January 22, 2019, 11:36:50 AM
What I would really like is an Eagle V. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mowag_Eagle

That would be awesome. And more fitting for small unit skirmish games. Where the big armoured vehicles are extremely dominating.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 23, 2019, 09:47:09 AM
What I would really like is an Eagle V. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mowag_Eagle
I can see your point.

As the Boxer is back on the British Army's wish list again, that would be nice.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 28, 2019, 01:08:49 PM
Another week, another set of news stories (and hobby slow down due to real life stuff)

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IMG_20190122_205124.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1) (yeah I know, not technically moderns)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/28/wargaming-week-28-01-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/28/wargaming-week-28-01-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on January 28, 2019, 09:13:24 PM
Nice update.
Some very interesting buildings
on Black Site site.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 29, 2019, 11:50:05 PM
Those British look interesting.

The JLTV looks scary.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on January 30, 2019, 12:00:01 AM
Looking forward to having a M-ATV with a line of JLTVs following on behind like ducklings :v
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 04, 2019, 01:06:44 PM
New toys! New Brushes! New News! Wargaming Week is back again!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IMG_20190203_204803.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/04/wargaming-week-04-02-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/04/wargaming-week-04-02-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on February 04, 2019, 04:04:13 PM
Really like the new stuff you picked up.
Am interested to see the JLTV painted.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 04, 2019, 08:44:56 PM
That will look interesting when you have finished it. I look forward to hearing your opinion on it.

The crewman firing his pistol across his body has his helmet tilted forward at a strange angle.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 11, 2019, 01:12:43 PM
Hobby work continues on in this Wargaming Week. The LTV has been assembled!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IMG_20190209_004446.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/11/wargaming-week-11-02-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/11/wargaming-week-11-02-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on February 15, 2019, 11:48:15 PM
Thanks for the update.
Love the LTV.
Look forward to seeing it painted.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 18, 2019, 01:04:53 PM
It's a short one for this... Wargaming Week!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IMG_20190217_154451.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/18/wargaming-week-18-02-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/18/wargaming-week-18-02-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 18, 2019, 08:02:03 PM
Nice looking Churchill.

I look forward to reading about the changes to Spectre.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on February 25, 2019, 01:07:55 PM
If you're taking part in the "Wargaming Week Drinking Game", take a sip as this is another short one. However, stuff is happening!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MVIMG_20180125_203753.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/25/wargaming-week-25-02-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/25/wargaming-week-25-02-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 25, 2019, 04:57:04 PM
Interesting.

Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 04, 2019, 01:08:29 PM
Lots of news for Ultramodern fans in this Wargaming Week!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190303_211438.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/04/wargaming-week-04-03-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/04/wargaming-week-04-03-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 04, 2019, 03:32:10 PM
Great update.
Am very excited about the T-62.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 04, 2019, 04:59:41 PM
Excellent news on the T62. Pity they probably will not have them done in time for Salute.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Olsson on March 04, 2019, 10:32:08 PM
A pleasure to read per usual. Your blog posts are always a point of interest in my hobby time.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 11, 2019, 01:03:54 PM
This Wargaming Week, I actually got some stuff almost finished! Expect a post on the LTV coming this week.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190310_192347.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/11/wargaming-week-11-03-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/11/wargaming-week-11-03-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 11, 2019, 02:28:49 PM
Another excellent update.
Look forward to seeing your painted WWII Brits.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 12, 2019, 02:56:10 PM
I will have to look in on the White Dragon stand at Salute.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 13, 2019, 01:06:10 PM
New post is up, taking a look at the latest vehicle from Spectre Miniatures, the LTV. A nice upgrade from the Humvee for your troops.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190312_204643.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/13/impressions-spectre-ltv/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/13/impressions-spectre-ltv/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 13, 2019, 03:16:22 PM
Interesting review.

It looks pretty good.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 13, 2019, 03:38:49 PM
Excellent review of the LTV.
Look forward to seeing it on the gaming table.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Paratrooper 42 on March 14, 2019, 01:42:31 PM
that's a really effective paint job on the vehicle ChargeDog
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 14, 2019, 07:41:03 PM
Thanks everyone! Good to be back in the painting saddle and the LTV is such a fun vehicle to do
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 18, 2019, 02:54:16 PM
A little delayed due to being on jury duty but here is the Wargaming Week!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190312_204643.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/18/wargaming-week-18-03-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/18/wargaming-week-18-03-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 18, 2019, 06:30:04 PM
Interesting read as ever.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 18, 2019, 11:35:55 PM
Great up date.
You might as well give in on the Marines at Hue. ;)
You know you really, really want to. lol
I  already put in a preorder.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 25, 2019, 01:07:03 PM
Time for a new update from Wargaming Week, plenty of news as well as a battle report coming soon!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190321_204511.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/25/wargaming-week-25-03-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/25/wargaming-week-25-03-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 25, 2019, 07:21:12 PM
Thanks for that.

The Puma is ultra shiny! Country Zed will be rolling in to support Blueland in them (hopefully at Salute).

The Spectre items look interesting.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 26, 2019, 03:13:03 AM
Good stuff on your update.
Look forward to reading your AAR.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 26, 2019, 01:19:29 PM
New post is up on the blog! A battle AAR of my latest game, taking Spectre Operations V2 out for a spin and back to Bazistan.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190321_203927.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/26/battle-report-operation-monte-carlo-spectre-operations/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/26/battle-report-operation-monte-carlo-spectre-operations/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Marine0846 on March 26, 2019, 03:39:03 PM
Great looking terrain and figures.
I don't want to say much about the battle.
Don't want to spoil it for others.
I do agree with your post game comments.
Thanks for the write up, loved it.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 26, 2019, 03:50:38 PM
An interesting AAR.

So did it play better than version 1?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on March 26, 2019, 08:36:16 PM
Thank you for all your comments!

So did it play better than version 1?

A resounding yes - I'll be going into more details in a future post but there are so many little tweaks that just make it flow better.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Olsson on March 27, 2019, 07:45:08 PM
Lovely to see a Battle Report. A striking looking board, hoping to see more!
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on April 01, 2019, 12:07:04 PM
Thanks everyone!



No jokes, no April Fools, just this edition of Wargaming Weeks!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_20190321_215046.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/01/wargaming-week-01-04-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/01/wargaming-week-01-04-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 01, 2019, 09:04:29 PM
A minivan is good.

Any idea how those Soviets compare to Under Fire and Empress?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on April 02, 2019, 12:06:06 PM
Any idea how those Soviets compare to Under Fire and Empress?

Based on previous Eureka purchases I'd say they would look fine together, don't mix and match in the squad.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on April 02, 2019, 12:10:44 PM
New post is up! I'm taking a look at the updated Version 2 of Spectre Operations, highlighting some of the changes and giving a little over view.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190402_073311.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/02/impressions-spectre-operations-version-2/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/02/impressions-spectre-operations-version-2/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 02, 2019, 04:29:33 PM
That is very useful.
I did notice from my reading of the rules that vehicles seemed a bit odd.
I like the idea on the limit of penetration effect.

I will put it on my list for Saturday (assuming they have not sold out).

One day I will finish the criminals from the starter set I bought all those years ago...
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 08, 2019, 12:06:25 PM
I went to Salute!

I spent money at Salute. Find out what on in this Wargaming Week!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190406_133008.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/08/wargaming-week-08-04-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/08/wargaming-week-08-04-2019/)

My report on Salute 2019 will be up later this week!
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 08, 2019, 04:43:22 PM
Interesting selection from Salute.

By the time I got round to Spectre it had been picked clean (bar a HMV spare wheel and a BMP-1). If they had Spectre version 2 there, it was very low key.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on April 08, 2019, 04:49:24 PM
Interesting selection from Salute.

By the time I got round to Spectre it had been picked clean (bar a HMV spare wheel and a BMP-1). If they had Spectre version 2 there, it was very low key.

Rulebooks were just behind the main part of the stand (although low down so might have been out of sight when it was busy)
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Post by: FinnN on April 08, 2019, 07:36:56 PM
Interesting selection from Salute.

By the time I got round to Spectre it had been picked clean (bar a HMV spare wheel and a BMP-1). If they had Spectre version 2 there, it was very low key.

I got to the stand before the show opened to the public and they'd already sold out of objective markers!
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 08, 2019, 08:10:07 PM
I got to the stand before the show opened to the public and they'd already sold out of objective markers!
So a good day for them.
Rulebooks were just behind the main part of the stand (although low down so might have been out of sight when it was busy)
I might have seen them and thought they were first edition.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 10, 2019, 11:06:26 AM
I might have seen them and thought they were first edition.

Ah right. Well they sold through Version 1 - part of the reason they decided to get Version 2 ready as well as the improvements.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 10, 2019, 12:09:15 PM
My write up of my trip to Salute 2019 is now on the blog!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190406_113622-1.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/10/salute-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/10/salute-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 10, 2019, 02:33:44 PM
Interesting read.

I should have checked out Studio Miniatures, ho hum...

.
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Post by: FinnN on April 10, 2019, 08:34:02 PM
I'm really glad you liked the Helmand table - I have to say for me personally your blog has been a big source of inspiration!
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 10, 2019, 09:32:37 PM
Great photos of Salute.
Like the White Dragon IDF.
Any time line when they might be out?
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 10, 2019, 10:28:14 PM
Yes, they are great photographs.
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 10, 2019, 11:05:36 PM
Glad you all liked it! I love writing the Salute report every year - a great way to wrap up what is one of my main holidays for the year.

I'm really glad you liked the Helmand table - I have to say for me personally your blog has been a big source of inspiration!

I love it when this happens! Made me really happy to see an ultramodern game at Salute.

Like the White Dragon IDF.
Any time line when they might be out?

No timeline yet, I'll make sure to update my blog with any news once I have more info!
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 15, 2019, 12:22:05 PM
After a really productive Sunday, it's time for Wargaming Week!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190414_220915.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/15/wargaming-week-15-04-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/15/wargaming-week-15-04-2019/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 15, 2019, 03:07:01 PM
Another excellent write up.
Looks like you have lots of paining in your future.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 15, 2019, 07:30:07 PM
Lots of stuff to paint ^__^.

Interesting about the T-62.
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Post by: Lord Raglan on April 15, 2019, 07:39:04 PM
So Dog, would you highly reckon White Dragon modern British infantry?
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 17, 2019, 02:35:44 PM
So much painting

So Dog, would you highly reckon White Dragon modern British infantry?

Yeah I think I would - they are really nicely made and posed. I'd be cautious about mixing with the Empress figures but used by themselves they are great!
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 22, 2019, 05:43:53 PM
A little delayed due to the bank holiday but it's time for Wargaming Week!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190421_125841.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/22/wargaming-week-22-04-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/22/wargaming-week-22-04-2019/)
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Post by: Lord Raglan on April 22, 2019, 06:31:56 PM
Yeah I think I would - they are really nicely made and posed. I'd be cautious about mixing with the Empress figures but used by themselves they are great!

Cheers buddy

....now, do I go Brit regulars or paras  o_o
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 22, 2019, 06:33:20 PM
I know what you mean about painting.
Have painted very little this year so far.
Got to get off my butt and get to work.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 22, 2019, 08:01:22 PM
Good start on the figures (I thought I was slow).
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 24, 2019, 04:15:07 PM
It's just one of those things where I haven't had the time or will to just sit down and get in the mood for painting - especially when it comes to camo (which is a major problem). However, managed to shift my setup so I've pulled out a little more time.

Just before I go away from my hobby desk for a while for work :|
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Post by: ChargeDog on April 29, 2019, 12:06:26 PM
Short but sweet, it's a new Wargaming Week - featuring news and painted figures!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190424_011930.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/29/wargaming-week-29-04-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/29/wargaming-week-29-04-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 29, 2019, 02:00:11 PM
Good news on the T62.
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Post by: Marine0846 on April 29, 2019, 02:33:35 PM
Nice up date.
Good news on the T-62.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 01, 2019, 12:36:12 PM
Phew, it's been a while but I'm back from the US! And here is the last battle of Spectre Operations I played before I flew out.

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_20190502_202254.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/05/24/battle-report-the-trading-floor-spectre-operations/
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 01, 2019, 04:07:31 PM
Interesting read, thanks.
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Post by: commissarmoody on June 02, 2019, 08:29:45 AM
Great report. Shame about Gregor, and the Fixer, but Time to spin up the regional QRF.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 03, 2019, 12:07:53 PM
Great report. Shame about Gregor, and the Fixer, but Time to spin up the regional QRF.

I'm quite looking forward to planning out the next mission - trying to decide how overt I want to go...
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 03, 2019, 12:09:17 PM
You thought you were safe. But surprise - Wargaming Week is back!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_20190502_195035.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/03/wargaming-week-03-05-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/03/wargaming-week-03-05-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 03, 2019, 03:42:00 PM
Interesting read, good to see the minivan is out, and Sarissa have an interesting selection of stuff.

Welcome back.
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Post by: Marine0846 on June 03, 2019, 06:03:41 PM
Great update.
Hope you had a good time in the States.
A very exciting AAR.
Very well done.
Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. :-*
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 10, 2019, 01:09:43 PM
My wallet took a beating - more details in this Wargaming Week!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_20190605_100142.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, more details on https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/10/wargaming-week-10-06-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/10/wargaming-week-10-06-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2019, 10:52:09 PM
Another interesting read.

I look forward to hearing your views on the T62.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 16, 2019, 01:10:10 PM
New post is up! I only just managed to avoid calling it "A Game of Drones" because we are taking a look at the various drone options available from Spectre.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_20190616_112621.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/16/impressions-spectre-miniatures-drone-systems/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/16/impressions-spectre-miniatures-drone-systems/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on June 16, 2019, 04:18:55 PM
Great updates.
Your blog is the place to go to get the latest news.
Thanks.
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 16, 2019, 04:59:05 PM
Your blog is the place to go to get the latest news.
I have to agree, and a day early. What will I read tomorrow?
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 16, 2019, 07:06:32 PM
I have to agree, and a day early. What will I read tomorrow?

Oh don't worry, you'll be getting your scheduled news post tomorrow. Even if the news portion is pretty quiet.
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Post by: ChargeDog on June 17, 2019, 12:05:25 PM
An atypical post for today's Wargaming Week!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_20190616_112621.jpg?resize=1024%2C768&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/17/wargaming-week-17-06-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/17/wargaming-week-17-06-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 17, 2019, 04:06:45 PM
That airport looks interesting. Good luck with it.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 01, 2019, 12:05:47 PM
Super short post this week, looks like things are calming down for the summer. However, I managed to crank through a few more MDF bits.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_20190630_225947.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/01/wargaming-week-01-07-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/01/wargaming-week-01-07-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 01, 2019, 02:11:05 PM
They are nice looking buildings.

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Post by: ChargeDog on July 01, 2019, 03:52:41 PM
They are nice looking buildings.

Yeah I really like them - I could easily see me picking up a few of their compound walls and building a little enclave.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 04, 2019, 06:53:31 PM
Well, it's finally time to talk about a project that has been a long time coming. I'm going to be releasing a load of content all about Bazistan! Also I'm starting a patreon to help fund it.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RoughMapOfBazistan.jpg?resize=700%2C648&ssl=1)

For details, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/04/news-sourcebook-patreon/
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 08, 2019, 11:28:01 AM
Patreon! Posts coming! Partially Painted figures. I'm on Holiday and this week's post has it all!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_20190502_202254.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/06/wargaming-week-08-07-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/06/wargaming-week-08-07-2019/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 08, 2019, 07:58:59 PM
Interesting read as always.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 15, 2019, 12:08:39 PM
I'm back from holiday and.... it's still summer so not much to report in this Wargaming Week.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190714_183731.jpg?resize=1024%2C768&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/15/wargaming-week-15-07-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/15/wargaming-week-15-07-2019/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 17, 2019, 12:06:09 PM
MDF? Painted? Worry not, we're taking a look at Black Site Studio's offerings for War Zone Arabia.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190704_214846.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/17/impressions-black-site-studios-war-zone-arabia/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/17/impressions-black-site-studios-war-zone-arabia/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 17, 2019, 03:20:51 PM
Useful review, thanks.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 21, 2019, 02:55:10 PM
Time for a Sunday post, taking a look at the Contractor Ops team from Spectre!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190718_204331-e1563558726965.jpg?resize=700%2C527&ssl=1)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/21/impressions-spectre-contractor-ops/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/21/impressions-spectre-contractor-ops/)
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Post by: Dr Bogo on July 21, 2019, 03:26:10 PM
Cracking stuff, I need to get my PMC types painted up as they're so versatile. Those buildings are great too, maybe enough to change my mind on MDF...
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 21, 2019, 04:48:48 PM
Nice work.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 22, 2019, 12:21:19 PM
Huh, this week was actually pretty productive! New wargaming week is up!

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190721_205639.jpg?resize=1024%2C768&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/22/wargaming-week-22-07-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/22/wargaming-week-22-07-2019/)
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Post by: Marine0846 on July 22, 2019, 02:29:30 PM
Excellent update.
Love all your new toys.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 22, 2019, 04:18:40 PM
Interesting read, thanks.

Those T62s look good.

Good luck with the objective markers.
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on July 26, 2019, 12:10:55 PM
New post is up on the blog - a brand new Spectre Operations battle report, the next part in the campaign. Our secret agent has gone to ground, but now the local forces have come a knocking.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190725_194818.jpg?resize=1024%2C768&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/26/battle-report-the-house-on-the-corner-spectre-operations/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/26/battle-report-the-house-on-the-corner-spectre-operations/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 26, 2019, 04:36:27 PM
Interesting report, I look forward to the next episode.
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Post by: huevans on July 26, 2019, 04:40:04 PM
Loved reading the AAR! Very exciting!
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Post by: commissarmoody on July 27, 2019, 09:00:48 AM
Another great AAR. If your looking for a prison. This set is pretty cool. https://www.miniaturemarket.com/mgwd014.html
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on July 29, 2019, 12:16:46 PM
The smell of fresh MDF wafts through today's Wargaming Week!

(https://i0.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190728_185612.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/29/wargaming-week-29-07-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/29/wargaming-week-29-07-2019/)
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Post by: Olsson on July 29, 2019, 07:16:45 PM

Like always love to read your Battle Reports, reading your blog is what got me into modern wargaming and what tends to inspire me to paint more of my lead when I've been off it for awhile. Sadly not been able to actually play much myself.
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Post by: ChargeDog on July 31, 2019, 12:09:03 PM
New post is up, taking a look at a new set of buildings from the Tabula Rasa from Knights of Dice.

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190730_213558.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/31/initial-impressions-knights-of-dice-tabula-rasa-desert-villas/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/31/initial-impressions-knights-of-dice-tabula-rasa-desert-villas/)
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Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 31, 2019, 06:41:36 PM
They look good, how are you going to decorate them?
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on July 31, 2019, 09:20:51 PM
Like always love to read your Battle Reports, reading your blog is what got me into modern wargaming and what tends to inspire me to paint more of my lead when I've been off it for awhile. Sadly not been able to actually play much myself.

It's always how it is - going away for a month kicked me off my grove so I'm now desperate to get the games in. Glad you still like the blog!

They look good, how are you going to decorate them?

So as well the textured spray, going to add a few elements like door frames and window ledges. Then need the extra wiring, air conditioning boxes and more. Don't worry, it will all be on the blog.
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Post by: ChargeDog on August 05, 2019, 12:02:45 PM
Weekly update is up - pretty quiet, most of the news is about stuff on the blog

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_20190730_213608.jpg?resize=1024%2C768&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/08/05/wargaming-week-04-08-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/08/05/wargaming-week-04-08-2019/)
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Post by: ChargeDog on August 12, 2019, 12:13:45 PM
New post on Patreon covering the Aden Defence Force in my Bazistan setting, as well as an update on the pile of MDF I have.

(https://i2.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_20180907_002107-e1536277546436.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/08/12/wargaming-week-12-09-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/08/12/wargaming-week-12-09-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: ChargeDog on August 19, 2019, 12:22:01 PM
The news has returned! More MDF! It's Wargaming Week!

(https://i1.wp.com/hntdaab.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/IMG_20190817_190631.jpg?resize=700%2C525&ssl=1)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/08/19/wargaming-week-19-08-2019/ (https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/08/19/wargaming-week-19-08-2019/)
Title: Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
Post by: commissarmoody on August 19, 2019, 12:46:42 PM
 As always, very industrious.