A random series of articles on war gaming in 40K, FOW and other systems. The headings are, WiP; Conversions and models in various states of assembly. PiP; Paint works on various models. Mission Critical; scenarios or missions to bring a bit of a twist to a normal game. MiA; rules for units and characters that could/should/might appear in a game. Dig In; How to guides on making various types of terrain for different game systems. Sit Rep; Battle reports and after action reports on games played

Monday, July 11, 2011

WIP; The postman cometh

With the move and the new job I seem to have built up a back log on projects to work on. So much so that I considered a no more purchases plan until some of the back log was cleared. That plan lasted about day before I caved in ordered some stuff online. To make it more interesting four packages were ordered from four different countries across three different continents. I was curious to see how the postman would cope.

Pack 1
Start location; Poland
Final location; Neighbour's apartment
Contents; Maxmini Miniatures goodies (barricades, gun platform, Armoured torsos)
The plan;The barricades are there just to see what kind of terrain Maxmini is turning out. They are nice but not essential. The gun platform and armoured toros are for the crazy eight project (or time for a new gaurd company)

Pack 2

Start location; America
Final location; Apartment one level below
Contents; Secret weapon miniatures goodies. (Brass etch containers and back packs)
The plan; The back packs are also intented for the crazy eight project to add a bit if varity and realism to any conversions.  The brass etched parts are just to spruce up any conversion to any IG tanks for the crazy eight project.

Pack 3
Start location; Australia
Final location; Main sort post office
Contents; Victoria lamb studios goodies (Highland guard conversion)
The plan; The crazy eights are earmarked to be a highlander regiment but it depends on how the initial platoon/squad turn out and how well painting tartan goes.

Pack 4
Start location; England
Final location; Kehab shop next door (even worse they greeted me by name went I finally figured out what Nachbarn meant)
Contents; Forged in battle goodies
The plan;Since battlefront have started enforce price fixing I am keen to try out some of their competition. Enter Forged in Battle's shermans. Hopifully a western front army eg a British tank company, might be more acceptable in this neck of the woods. Eastern front might be a bit too close to home. Spree wald is only 70K north of Dresden. 


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