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Author Topic: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo: Wargaming Week  (Read 21219 times)

Offline ChargeDog

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #300 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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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #301 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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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #302 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



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/01/technicals-high-speed-high-calibre/

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #303 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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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #304 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.



As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/04/wargaming-week-04-06-2018/

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #305 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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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #306 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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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #307 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, 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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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #308 on: June 04, 2018, 08:33:08 PM »
Looking forward to it.

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #309 on: June 04, 2018, 08:38:13 PM »
Thanks.

Looking forward to it.
Quote, modify - too similar....
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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #310 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



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/08/empress-mercenaries-pack-1/

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #311 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



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/11/wargaming-week-11-06-2018/

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #312 on: June 11, 2018, 07:00:51 PM »
The HMMWVs look good.

They do need to arrange the site better.

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #313 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.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/06/15/project-humvee-initial-impressions-2/

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Re: ChargeDog's Adventures in Bazistan and Zaiweibo
« Reply #314 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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