Saturday, May 27, 2017

NRE Assault Lander

Some Air Support : Repainted STAR WARS REPUBLIC GUNSHIP
Being used as an NRE Assault Lander in 15mm, made from the
Transformers toy.

I need to find three more of these for my planed Air Assault unit.

To which I'll add two Red Faction VTOL Gunships for force protection ......)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The five most bizarre battles of World War 2 - This is Genius

WW2 featured plenty of bloody battles. Sometimes, that meant planning cock-ups, bizarre tactics, surprising alliances and incredible strokes of luck. We've picked out what we think are the five most remarkable battles from the second world war.

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

This article is a “history” of H.G. Wells classic science fiction novel,
“The War of the Worlds”, as if it actually happened, complete with
technological assessments, logistical evaluations and strategic analyses.
Naturally, the first subject will be prominent given the vast
technological superiority of the invading Martians.

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Alternative Armies: 15mm Body Blanks or Dollies released

Alternative Armies: 15mm Body Blanks or Dollies released: Now released at Alternative Armies a pack of formally internal use only industry quality 15mm scale blank bodies. These 'dolly' po...

Tanker's Tuesday : T-14 Armata (Russian)

The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation "Object 148")
is a Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It is
the first series-produced next  generation tank. The Russian Army plans to acquire
2,300 T-14s in the period 2015–2020.

The first batch of T-14 Armata tanks will be deployed to the Taman division after
2020, tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests

T-14 Armata

Russia MOD - T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank At Army 2016 [720p]

NEW second unique footage of T-14 Armata Tank Firing UralVagonZavod 2016

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

T-90 Tank - Russia

Tanker's Tuesday : T-90S Main Battle Tank

The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhnyi Tagil, Russia.

T-90S Main Battle Tank, Russia

Monday, May 8, 2017

Garoum Aliens : 15mm SciFiscratchbuilt blob scavenger arrmy

by Lanse Tryon

These creatures are exceptionally intelligent, able to reverse-engineer just about any alien tech they can study. Their primary cultural driver is boredom, and they pick up cultural aspects and hats from other races as they see fit. Their homeworld is unknown and long gone. They live instead in flotillas of impeccably maintained starships salvaged from just about anyone and anywhere.

First contact was a decidedly awkward affair, with several ships crippled on both sides, prisoners taken and epithets exchanged. Peace was regained at the cost of the human admiral's hat.
While they do engage in unmitigated scavengery and piracy, it's almost never mean-spirited unless you tick them off first. Then it's like being savaged by highly intelligent and somewhat impolite squigs. While they know full well that eating one's enemy does not gain one his powers, they have nevertheless been known to do so anyway from time to time. Also, like some aliens of fiction they admire the human female form. Nobody knows why, as nobody is quite sure the're not hermaphroditic.

Furthermore: Atomic welds and ceramic-alloy rivets on your ships do NOT constitute your external components "being nailed down". They can also survive hard vacuum for about five minutes, but they're not telling anyone exactly how.

While humans refer to them as "The Froggies", their name in the threat database is "Garoum" based on what they seem to call themselves. In fact, the term in their own language is shorthand for "Who is this fool who does not recognize us?" Their ships are similarly named: "Your finger you fool", "What an idiot who does not know what a starship is" and their flagship "Let's take his hat". The other major powers have tacitly agreed to let the Humans find this out for themselves.

In terms of society, they're like the Box Trolls with better social skills and bravery. Either that, or they're like extremely calm Nac Mac Feegle, all with engineering degrees. In any case, run the whole shebang through the same look and feel processes that produced the iPad with a bit more chrome and flash.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tanker's Tuesday : Chinese ZBL-09 Snow Leopard

The new Chinese ZBL-09 Snow Leopard armored personnel carrier was developed by NORINCO. It is a new family of 8x8 armored vehicles. Development commenced in the 1990s. This vehicle was heavily influenced by both Western and Russian armored personnel carriers. This APC was first seen in 2006 undergoing road tests. It was first publicly revealed in 2009.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tanker's Tuesday: BMP-3 Infantry Combat Vehicle

The BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle entered production in the late 1980s. About 120 BMP-3 vehicles are in service with the Russia Army and over 900 have been exported to a number of countries, including United Arab Emirates (600 vehicles), Cyprus (40), Indonesia (30), Kuwait (110) and South Korea (70).

BMP-3 Infantry Combat Vehicle

The BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle : Overview/Opinions

Russian BMP-3 Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Friday, April 21, 2017

GZG Final pre-SALUTE Update

Final pre-SALUTE update.....
Better late than never, I guess.... only one day now before SALUTE, I'm heading down to ExCel this afternoon to set up.... for those of you making your way there tomorrow, we will be in pretty much the same place as the last couple of years - stand TE02. If you turn left as you come in from the queueing area, we're at the end of the second row of tradestands. There are quite a few new releases, including 15mm ones for the Brethren, PAU, CDF, FSE, Xar, Islamics, Kra'Vak and more - PLUS some new FULL THRUST codes for the Crusties - some really lovely new fighters and strikeboats, all 3D designed by MMG!
Oh, and we now have a new stock of the FT STARTER GAME BOXES, so these will be on sale again at a SPECIAL SHOW PRICE but will also be available again to mailorder next week.
I will have SOME stock of all the new items at the show, but a few of them will be in very small quantities only, so if you want to get them before they are sold out then please make us one of your first stops when you get into the hall!
Hope to see lots of you tomorrow, safe travels to the show......

Thanks for reading.
Jon (GZG), 21st April 2017.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Brazos Evil Empire: Company Mods Stargrunt II

Brazos Evil Empire: Company Mods Stargrunt II: mods for Stargrunt Stuart Murray proposed: I've pasted it below: SGII - Company Mods It became apparent to my gaming group that t...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tiger 1 meets Leopard 2 - Tankfest 2016

Kevin Costner's amazing speech to The British Armed Forces

British Military Power Demonstration | HD

Tanker's Tuesday: Warrior MCV-80

The tracked IFV known to the British Army as the Warrior was originally known as MCV-80. It was intended to replace the old FV432 armored personnel carrier. This vehicle was developed from the 1970s onwards. A series of pre-production prototypes built in the early 1980s. Production by GKN Defence commenced during 1986. The Warrior has been in British Army service since 1988, seeing combat in the Gulf in 1991 and during Iraq war. Production of this armored vehicle ceased in 1995. The original order was for over 1 000 units but Army reorganizations reduced that to 789 of all types sufficient to equip seven Mechanized Infantry battalions. The British Army plans to operate these armored fighting vehicles until 2035.

British Warrior IFV - Overview and Opinions

MCV-80 Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle |