Monday, March 5, 2018

New Vietnam Blog

A new blog has made an appearance, and in this case the blog is focused on 15mm Vietnam gaming.  I am looking forward to following the exploits over at Boots on the Ground - Eleven Bravo's in Vietnam,

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Novus Design Studio - Russian Buildings

A few weeks ago I took advantage of a sale at Novus Design Studio for some resin 15mm Russian/Eastern European buildings.  As I am a sucker for quality buildings, a sale, and buildings that have lift off roofs (a must for the amount of skirmish level gaming I want to do), I just HAD to buy them, right?  

The buildings are cast in high quality resin, no bubbles or incomplete casting.  They are fairly large buildings as well (the workshop for example is about 4" square and 2.25" tall), which is even better for skirmish level gaming.  

I can see these being used in a few settings, including X-COM, Cold War, and modern conflicts.

A couple of piccies of the workshop, with a Khurasan Late 21st Century figure for scale purposes.

Comparison Shots

A few comparison pics showing the Khurasan Alien Invasion and Late 21st Century figures recently purchased for use as X-COM proxies (since I have been playing the old version a lot recently).  Two types of aliens, one for the sectoids and the other for the mutoids mentioned on my Tomorrow's War page.

The figures are excellent.  The humans share similar styling to the Peter Pig modern U.S. Marines.  Not as chunky, I would rate them as 16M on the Barrett Scale, meaning that they are of medium heft and measure 16mm from sole of foot to eye.  There is one advancing pose that is a bit off, one leg hiked in the air like a dog leaving his scent (not shown in the picture).  There was also some flash between the legs on some of the figures, which I found to be a bit odd for newer castings.

The war caste aliens, which I will use as Mutoids, are 14M on the Barrett Scale.  The science caste aliens (which will be the sectoids) are 13L.  I like the fact that the war caste figures are a tad taller and slightly heftier.

The first picture shows the section organization.  Two fireteams, each team with two riflemen and two energy weapons, led by a section leader.

The next picture shows a science and war caste alien with a human.

Lastly we have the aliens shown for comparison.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

White Dragon Marine Tactical Unit

Picture from White Dragon website
Why?  Because I got bored at work.  Lord knows I do not need any more 15mm sci-fi figures, but I decided to order a few of the White Dragon Miniatures Marine Tactical Unit figures just to check them out.  Made in resin, purported to stand 17mm tall, the detail looks amazing (from the website pictures).  Put the word Marine next to a figure and I am a sucker.  Put a bit of a background (canon) in place and I can't resist.  Give me a good price for shipping from the United Kingdom and I am sold.  

Therefore, I picked up one each of the infantry teams (Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie) along with the injured pack (gotta have one of those to denote wounded and killed, right?). 

Alpha and Bravo have four riflemen, one SAW, and one designated marksman.  Charlie has the heavy weapons assets - two man portable missiles, assistant gunners, and two riflemen. 

What will I use them for?  Who knows?  My Zombiesmith Aphids need some opponents, but the Aphids are kinda cartoonish.  That could be the hook, the serious looking Marines and the Howard the Duck looking Aphids.  
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