Monthly Archives: January 2015

[DZC] Battlebus

I found some time to give my battle school bus some attention. I was asked to write a post about the way I painted my resistance rides. I’m not finished yet, but this bus is almost finished.
Because you can field those busses without the platform I wanted to find a good solution to remove it. After a while I figured out, that those crates on the platforms are thick enough to house a 1 mm neodyn magnet. So I drilled three holes into them and the busses. Some green stuff helped to hide those spots. And I was surprised that this solution works really well.
I gave the bus a base color with black spray and afterwards some white spray. That helped to paint the bus with golden yellow. After that I gave it some highlights with golden yellow and sunburts yellow and subsequently I added some white.
I wanted to make the bus look old, rusty and dirty. I used a mix of rhinox hide and water to paint all the recesses. I also painted the bottom of the bus. Like all Hawk wargames miniatures this one has astonishing details. Also those resistance fighters on top of the platform have amazing details. I need to take some time to paint them.

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[BFG] First Match of the year

Awesome, we found some time to play a nice game of battlefleet gothic. Two fleets of 2000p faced each other. It was a classical showdown between the empire of mankind and the forces of chaos. We played the scenario escalation. The chaos forces dominated the whole game. The imperial forces had no chance.
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[DZC] Getting into Dropzone Commander

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It was about one year and a half ago, when I played my first game of dropzone commander, wich is produced by Hawk Wargames.

The game is about an invasion of an alien race, the scourge. The humanity is seperated into three factions. The UCM, the PHR and the Resistance. The UCM is some sort of imperial army fighting the enemys of mankind. The PHR is a group of people, which got a warning about the upcoming scourge invasion. They flewed and got superior knowlege. They are now a post-human cyborg army with superior technology. The last human faction is the resistance. The last survivors on the invaded human planets. They fight with everything they got. Oh, and there is another alien faction, the shaltari. They are like the eldar and necrons in one races.

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The interesting part of the game is the concept of different parts of your army, wich you activate successively with your opponent. Those groups include a dropship, which is a transporter, and tanks or infantry transporters including infantry. You perform all three (move, shoot, hand-to-hand) phases with this part of your army. After that your oponent activates his group. The whole game is based on those dropships, which transport the units to the front. Without them they would be to slow and never reach a tactical position.

The starterset includes basic city terrain with skyscrapers and a street plan made of paperboard.

My favorite faction is the Resistance. I like those old rusty cars and shabby busses, which are used to carry the troops and wargear to the front. They also got old tanks, hovercrafts and breaching drills. It’s a very interesting faction with a little flavour of mad max. They have some different elements in comparison to the other factions, like the drills and hovercrafts.

I purchased my first units of the resistance some weeks ago and I like those models. Those models have really awesome details. They also modeled the gear, the exhaust and small armor plates which are revited all over the vehicles. I chosed the gun wagons and a pack of battlebusses and magnetized the weapons of the wagons and the platforms of the battlebusses. I don’t own the rulebook from the resistance yet, but I read, that it is possible to field the busses without the platforms. I hope i can get the weapons for the wagons seperately in the future. Those people manning the platforms are small as hell, I have to repaint them another time… They have gas masks, faces and hair and… details.. o_O
Santa Claus brought me another wave of busses, flamer wagons and jackson APCs. I also ordered some technicals and the rulebook of the resistance.

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[CBT] Christmas Game

We played a game of classic battletech last week. It was a 2 on 2 with 2 mechs each player. During the game I realized, that the last game was long time ago and I find it is hard to get back into it.

The cool thing that day, was the battletech gaming board we used this evening. A friend of mine spend hours to create hundreds woden hex fields, which can be arranged in several ways to create awesome battlefields.

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