Iron Grip: Warlord is set in a dieselpunk
world with a society that can be described as a blend of Napoleonic era
politics and World War II technology. The Iron Grip world is home to
many different landmasses, but Warlord focuses on Kathos, a frigid region to the northeast resembling Eastern Europe.
Kathos is divided into two large military powers and a handful of
neutral countries. To the north is the Sovereign Republic of Rahmos,
possessing the world's most powerful airship fleet and a technologically
advanced military. Their territory includes a number of client states
in addition to their home island. The country of Fahrong (known as the
Confederation of Nallum) is the other major power. With uneven and
mountainous terrain, the Confederates employ mechanized walkers
known as 'Arachs' along with the largest standing army. Central to the
game is Atelia, a medium-sized country known for its abundant resources
and many different ethnic and tribal groups. At the time of the game,
Atelia is a country traditionally divided into city-states and nomads.
Its lands are contested by the two Kathos military powers and the
remaining scraps of the country are ruled by Warlords.
further idea on the setting, going with an alternate WWI, A younger Red
Skull is working on reanimating the German dead as well as a few other
projects in this secluded castle (and surrounding area) . He must be
stopped at all costs!
I Still have to get the undead German packs from Rebel and Slave to Gaming to do my steampunk zombie conversions!
UPDATE - THURSDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2017: "COLOURS" IS GETTING CLOSER....!
everything is now pretty much ready for COLOURS on the 16th, tomorrow
I'll get the van loaded and be off down to Newbury Racecourse....
hopefully we'll see a lot of faces old and new on Saturday. This year we
should be back on the GROUND FLOOR again, it'll be nice not to have to
take all the metal stock up in the lifts!
There are some NEW RELEASES for
the show - just a few, but they're very nice - all for the ISLAMIC
FEDERATION forces, we have new packs in traditional headdress styles,
some in the Keffiyeh (worn "Lawrence of Arabia" style with the Agal rope
circlet round the head) and some in the Shemagh style with the cloth
worn as a turban, both with and without it wrapped across the face for
sand and dust protection. The IsFed "Treadbike" (half-tracked motorbike)
is also now available with rider and pillion rifleman with the Shemagh
style headgear. These new variants can simply be mixed in with the
regular helmeted IsFed troops for a bit of variety, or used separately
for irregular and insurgent forces. For those of you who can't make it
to the show, the new releases will be up on the store as soon as I've
been able to catch up with outstanding orders - hopefully sometime in
the coming week.
I've also managed to pack up some
ready-made 15mm Starter Army boxes (at £36 each, containing around
£42-£45 value of minis) for some of the newer forces as well as the
usual old favourites - in addition to the usual NAC, NSL, FSE, UNSC,
Japanese, Crusties etc, we will have Starter Packs for the Islamics, the
Eurasian Union Naval Infantry, the Colonial Defence Forces, the
Pan-Africans and the Brethren of the New Light!
We will be doing out usual "show-only" special offer of any TWO boxes of 15mm starter forces for just £60,
which gets you almost £90 worth of minis at regular list prices, so you
can either get yourself a complete two-army setup or else get together
with a friend and both save!
Thanks for reading, hope to see some of you at the weekend.
Jon (GZG), Monday 4th Sept 2017. GZG ON LINE STORE
Having once again looked at Peter's vast collection and
setting up my own along similar lines i.e. US Green
(MERDOC Camouflage) good guys, and Gray bad guys.
I'd thought I'd get a rough count of my (US) tanks.
85 M1A2 in 6 units
44 M1A1 in 4 units
90 M60A1/3 in 7 units
10 M60A2 in one unit
42 M48A3 in 4 units
30 M47A2 in 3 units
30 M41 in 3 tank scout units
33 M151 in one (10 tank) unit and 3 tank scout units
10 M103 in one unit
95 M4 (many variants) in 9 units 11 Cadillac Gage Stingray 12 M5 Light Tanks in 3 tank scout units
Note: Tank units are 10 tanks strong, left overs are 3
tanks assigned to infantry units.
Other nations to follow.......
Mr Shulman is a modeling super power, the BEE is a banana republic in comparison!
Peter's War is the story of an outdoor war game that artist Peter Shulman has been playing for more than sixty years. It has some very unusual aspects to it that make it totally unique. It is in fact a huge installation type work of art. At the present time the war contains over 60,000 hand sculpted soldiers and more than 5,000 scale models, vehicles in 1/35 and 1/32 scale aircraft in 1/48 scale that cover over 30 acres.
Before the history changing events of 1917, the German Army had been effectively using Sturmtruppen
or Storm Troopers ( also known as "Shock troops" or "Thrust Troops")
since 1916. These Troops are an effective force at taking Trenches and
In 1944 the US 3rd Armored Division spearheads the Allied push from the western border of Germany towards Berlin. The American tankers battle fanatical Germans defending their homeland to the last, armed with the most powerful Panzers ever to take the battlefield.
of 15mm sci-fi minis from Ground Zero Games' Stargrunt Xar range, also
good for use in Tomorrow's War, 5150 Star Army, GRUNTZ, and other minis
Platoon-strength force with 30 warriors on foot and 4 light grav
platforms. Includes: 14 warriors with beam rifles 6 heavy weapon warriors, three each of two different types 2 different gun teams, each with three models 5
leader/specialist figures, one with beam rifle, two with beam pistols,
one with scanner/commo gear, and one on custom converted grav platform
with beam pistol 3 assault grav platforms, each with pilot and two different super-heavy weapons
they named this one after my grandpa.......and he was one nasty tough
old bird....not a good sign! Every one of my friends to the south of me
here in Texas...hope you got the heck out of
the way of this beast! For those who follow this blog not to worry as I'm 5 hours drive in land,
and should only get a bit of rain! All my hopes and prayers for first res ponders and National
Guards and all effected.......Major Guiscard......be safe Your too close to Houston!
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)