2012/07/26

Some Old Stuff.

During my 4 year...vacation, I did continue to work on some projects and put on a couple games.  Here are some pics of unfinished, modified Heavy Gear mini's from Dream Pod 9 .  Also included are pics of a Korean air war game I put on with C21 air war by Wessex Games  and Star Wars in 1/144, with the same rules.  Enjoy.

Northern Gears and Strider

Hunter with Bayonet.

Running Head Hunter (Commander).

Hunter with a Heavy Auto Cannon.

Hunter with Light Bazooka.



Mammoth Strider.

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Mammoth after touch-ups.
Ferret recon Gear in custom pose.





 

Southern Gears and Strider

Jager Command

 

Jager with Medium Bazooka




Jager with Heavy Auto Cannon


Recon Jager with Light Pulse Laser Cannon

Naga Strider, this was heavily converted by cutting the leg at the knee and foot and repositioning and detailing all actuators.


C21 Korean Air War game.

These are some pictures from a game I put on back in 2010.  This game had the American forces equipped with 2 F-86's and 2 F-84's.  Their objective was to get the 2 F-84's to the drop zone,which was the opposite edge of the board.  The North Korean were equipped with 4 or 6 Mig-15's, one being an NVPAF Mig-17 as a stand-in.

F-84 being chased by a Mig-15.

Mig-17 standing in for a mig-15

Another attack on the thud.

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Mig's closing!


Mig's finally score a hit.

one of the F-84's scored some hits!

Mig's jockey for position.

The air space.

Star Wars Fighter Battle

This was a game I put on in late 2010, using the C21 airwar rules for a Star Wars fighter game.  These are the 1/144 scale F-Toy miniatures.  The scenario was much like the above Korean game, having 2 Y-Wings being escorted by 4 X-Wings to the Death Star's trench.  The Empire deployed 9 Tie-Fighters to defend against the attack.
The Rebels move first.

A lone Y-Wing defends against 4 Tie's.

The X-Wings accelerate to defend the lone Y-Wing.

X-Wings pick the targets.

The beginning of a fur-ball.

The Ties close for the kill.



Thanks for looking and stay tuned.

2012/07/25

More Goodies

My package from OzMods  the other day.  For those who don't know Ozmods is and Australian dude who does some most excellent aircraft models.  I'm particularly interested in his 1/144 scale aircraft and accessories.  Let take a peek at what came.


I picked up 4 1/144 Lockheed P-80 Shooting Stars and 4 Grumman F9F Panthers.  These will be used in my Airwar over Korea using Check Your 6 Jet Age rules.  Stay tuned for a build review in the next couple days.




 P-80 contents.


F9F Panther contents.





Also ordered were some 3" rockets for the Panthers, 250 and 500 pound bombs for my F-84 Thunderjets, A-1 Skyraiders and F-51 Mustangs.





I also ordered 6 packs of pilots for all my aircraft.




Also started were 2 Fujimi B-29's to add to the other 2 I have.



I'm just waiting on some Kits World decals to finish these guys in Korean decals.
 These will be used for a "Black Tuesday" game I'm planning.  Here is a link if you are not familiar with that fateful day.

That's all for today, I'll get to the build review in the next couple days.


2012/07/24

Reinforcments arrive!

Hello again,
                   New reviews of some Dust Tactics/Warfare Allied units.  Lets begin shall we.

First up is the Red Devil's.
 First of the British Allies produced by FFG are the 3rd Para Brigades British Para's.

What comes out of the box.

 These dude's look great, again in the XM-18-22 assault armor minus the rocket packs.  They are packing some significant punch with the Rocket punch and a prototype 60W phaser gun.
 



Leadership for the Allies is provided in the "Heavy Rangers Command Squad".


 This set provides 1 Heavy Officer, 1 Heavy Mechanic and 1 Heavy Medic.  I love the dual .30 cal "Victory" Machine-gun of  The Medic and Officer.  The added stowage packs on the armor make these figures much more unique than say "The Hammers" squad from the core set, and the welders mask of the mechanic is simply, COOL.   The poses are much nicer and look a little more fluid.  Besides the weapons already mentioned, these gentleman are equipped with Rocket Punch and the Mechanic is armed with a flamethrower, not sure if the spanner he is carrying in his left hand can be used in close combat!




More XM-18-22 clad Heavy Rangers show up as the "Grimm Reapers" attack squad.   These guys look similar to "The Hammers" in the Core set, but with a twist in the form of helmets and twin .30 cal Victory MG's.  Unlike any of the previous armored figures, these guys DO have the rocket packs.






WALKERS!

I picked up a couple walkers with this order.  The first is the Medium Combat Walker (MCW) -3.



 What I really like about FFG is that, for there walkers, they provide multiple weapons and in this case multiple turrets for different variants and at a reasonable price.  I recall I got this kit for $20.00






The M-3 can be fitted with a wading trunk, as in the above photo, and pontoons to the legs to provide power for an amphibious walker.  I love this idea being very interested in the Pacific Theater of Operations.


 This is the turret for the Cobra variant, mounting a 180 Watt Phaser Gun.


And this is the Twin 40mm Anti Aircraft cannons of the Rattler variant.

 What I failed to mention was that a .50 Cal Machine Gun and Spotlight are provided for the cupola and that a .30 cal MG is positioned in a ball tuuret on the front hull.






 This, so far is the MOTHER of all Dust Mini's, the M-6 Heavy Assault Walker.



 Again this comes with 2 optional variants, the dual 155mm Howitzer packing "Punisher, shown here and the "Fireball" toting a Napalm thrower.  Also equipped on bother are the dual .50 cal. and .30 cal Victory MG's  The dual .30 cal's are mounted in a gun cupola and the .50 on a cupola mount.  Also of noet is that the dozer blade is movable and I'm sure any enterprising hobbyist could pop off the cupolas and open the hatches.  As a matter of fact the back loading hatches came off on mine with little effort






 The only problem with the kit, the feet.
 

 The twin 155mm howitzers and the Fireball Nap thrower.  Love the sharks mouth.
 The .50 Cal. MG mount

 This is the rear loading hatch I had mentioned, came off with little effort.  Reading the Dust Warfare rules this can be used to embark Allied troops or as a mobile command post.


Well, That it for my Allied purchases and reviews for now.  I'll be back in a day or so with reviews of the Axis troops and Walkers as well as SSU troops.  Hope this helped you figure out what's in the packs.