Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tanker's Tuesday : ARR There Be Pirates!

                                                  Iron Grip Pirate Scout
                                                   Iron Grip Pirate Tank
                                           Iron Grip Pirate Mobile Artillery

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.

Iron Grip: Warlord Trailer

Sunday, September 17, 2017

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 19th (every year)
is International Talk Like A Pirate Day

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

Castle Wolfenstein Part III










A 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!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

OFFICIAL - GZG: COLOURS (Newbury) show in two days…..

UPDATE - THURSDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2017:
"COLOURS" IS GETTING CLOSER....!
Well, 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 

Gitungi Weapons Platoon

I just picked up some more Micropanzer Gitungi, 18 figures, including 2 missile drones.
These will be their weapons platoon.






Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tanker's Tuesday : Part II The Tank Lists

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!

Tanker's Tuesday : PETER SHULMAN'S WAR

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.

The War In Pictures

Monday, September 4, 2017

Slave 2 Gaming : Prussian Starter Pack



The best way to start to collect a Prussian force is with a starter pack. It saves around $7 on the total order

The pack contains:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Slave 2 Gaming : Sturmtruppen

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 Weapon emplacements.

Here's what you get:
  • 1 Sergeant
  • 14 Various posed Highlander Infantrymen
Slave 2 Gaming : Sturmtruppen

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tanker's Tuesday : The Battle for Germany





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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Few More Ground Zero Games Xar









Lot 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 games. 

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

Have about a full company now.....

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey


Well 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!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Castle Wolfenstein


This one looked to be allot of fun!

Game Master Mark 'Indy' Kochte
Description
The year is 2179. For the past 14 years, the Third Solar War has raged across the inner colony worlds, and has dragged the outlaying systems into the fray. Most recently the New Anglian Confederation colony of Bradley on Fliesher II fell to a massive combined NSL/IJSN strike. The Federal Stats Europa, the NAC's staunchest ally in this war, has been beaten back on several worlds. The ESU is holding its own, but it not faring much better against the NSL. The OU was fighting for its very survival against the IJSN. Many of the Core Worlds were now in the hands of the NSL. The UNSC? Nothing more than a puppet of the NSL.
Three Solar Wars. Decades upon decades of interstellar conflict. Death Camps on dozens of worlds and moons. Will it ever end? Will the Nazi Stratocratic League and its allies finally achieve that which they have attempted twice before? Special Forces Captain John 'Black Jack' Makowsky pondered these dark thoughts as he waited.
"Captain? The general will see you now. Right this way..."
Captain Makowsky rose and followed the sergeant to the general's office.
"Jack! Good to see you. Please sit down. What you're about to learn you're going to find difficult to understand..."
Several hours later, Jack found himself staring blankly at a cup of rapidly cooling coffee. His second, Lieutenant Benjamin Izenberg, had joined him a few minutes ago but could not coax Jack into responding. Finally he stirred. But he didn't look up.
"Ben, we're being sent on a mission. All volunteer."
"One way?"
Jack nodded.
"Come on, Cap. We've been on 'one-way' missions before. We've come out okay." There was a pause before Benjamin added, "Well, mostly."
Jack just stared into his coffee.
"Sir?"
"Ben, we're not coming back from this one. No one is coming back."
"What the hell? Where the frag are they sending us?"
"Earth. Germany. 1944."