Monday, April 18, 2011

Updates!

I keep promising to take pics of my QRF Germans, along with other items, but I just cannot seem to get around to taking care of that little chore.  I hope to remedy that soon along with taking pics of more painted figures.  The Peter Pig Marines I have are begging for some coats of paint, and I do want to get the West Germans started. 

I received my Kerr and King Middle East buildings last week.  Not bad resin castings at all.  They have the lift-off roofs that I find are a must for my Ambush Alley gaming.  When I snap pics I will be certain to take a few of the buildings as well.  There are pics on the Kerr and King site, but folks might want to see the unpainted versions as opposed to the pictures of painted buildings on the Kerr and King site.  The lift off roofs will need a bit of work as they are hard to get on and off, but some filing of the roof edges and perhaps adding a few bits like air condition units will do the trick.

I also received my copy of Force on Force recently, which is now the combination of the previous incarnations of Ambush Alley and Force on Force.  I like the format.  I did not like paying so much for a set of rules, and with such slick production one would think there would be no typos, but there are a few typos and for the life of me I cannot find the building clearing table that is referenced within the text.  However, that said, now I have rules for regulars vs. regulars and regulars vs. insurgents within one set of rules.  I look forward to pushing some lead about soon.

A side note...a gaming buddy (The G Dog on The Miniatures Page) and I have been talking about using the old 15mm RAFM Citadel figures inconjunction with Ambush Alley rules to do some sci-fi gaming.  I have always liked those old RAFM figs (created for use with Traveller), but did not enjoy using them with Striker and Striker II rules.  I will not water down this blog too much with this project, but might snap pics and post random thoughts from time to time about it.  My buddy pretty much has the weapons and battle dress/combat armor worked out, so not a lot more needs to be completed to use with Ambush Alley.

From the good news desk....

It looks like Grubby Tanks will be taking over the future production of Britannia Miniatures.  This is great for those who have enjoyed the quality of the Britannia line and might have been wondering about the future of Britannia.  Jenny Howitt, Dave Howitt's daughter, was filling some existing orders, and has mentioned that Grubby will be taking over.  I hope all is as well as can be in the Howitt family.  It is always sad to lose a loved one, and (not nearly as soon) sad to lose a gaming brethren.  At least Dave's legacy will live on!

Hopefully, soon, pics to follow!

4 comments:

  1. Hey wound up on your site by accident when I was looking for Britannia Miniatures. I'm a hex and counter guy looking to get into minis because of how cool Ambush Alley's new release is. Cool stuff!

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  2. I think you'll find that whatever scale you choose (15mm, 20mm, or 25/28mm) that Ambush Alley (Force on Force) will make a fun and fairly easy game to learn. Plus, in all three scales you can find great terrain items to go along with your minis!

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  3. Ambush Alley Games have a new website - the missing house-clearing table is in the FoF errata document in the downloads section!

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  4. Thanks, I will check that out. I thought I saw it mentioned on the forum. I also love the fact that Campaign is spelled wrong on the header of the entire Campaign section. Darn Osprey! ;)

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