So, the fun toy we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The Jackal has 2 variants, the base one, with just machine gun is the M5A5. I honestly see no reason not to upgrade to the M5A6 – which adds an infantry flamethrower. Yes, a flamethrower, on a jump walker. But before we get […]Read more "USA Army – Apex Predators – M5A5/6 Jackal Light Walker"
So, now we’ve been doing this a while we’ve been thinking about how to encourage people from starters to beyond! This will be part 1 of the article focusing on what to do with your starter, part 2 will cover expanding out with additional units. I think the starter set for the USA is a […]Read more "Getting Started in Konflikt ’47 – USA Part 1 – Welcome to the Army!"
Hello Comrades! I thought I’d do a quick article around winter weathering our fantastic light walker – the Cossack by Warlord Games. If you’ve been following the blog (and if you haven’t, why haven’t you?) you’ll be aware that last time out I put a very quick and easy guide to magnetising […]Read more "Soviet Steel – Painting the Cossack"
Resin is a very popular casting material due to it’s lightness and capacity for holding sharp and fine details. In recent years many manufacturers have moved from resin to plastics or a hybrid of plastic and resin to create their models. There are, however, a great many very good resin kits available on […]Read more "Soviet Steel – First Steps with Resin Vehicles"
Continuing the excellent wave of USA releases this month is the USA Firefly Jump Troops. I was eagerly awaiting these as my plan for several months has been a full jump army with these, the new US Airborne plastics (including all the weapons teams you can build from them) and the jump walkers, using the Mudskipper and […]Read more "USA Army – Firefly Jump Infantry review."
So, recently (last night) a big box of hobby goodness arrived from the Boss, it contained (amongst other things) a couple of boxes of the Ursus Infantry from Warlord. The concept of big Russian bear men really appeals to me from a thematic view point and fits with the slightly bonkers sci-fi/horror b-movie vibe that […]Read more "Soviet Steel – A First look at Ursus Infantry"
At Christmas I got a K47 British starter set When I first saw the automatons, I thought it would be quite easy to build, but oh how I was wrong! There were so many bits. There are 5 bodies with ball joints for arms and legs. Then there a 5 automated heads. After that there […]Read more "On Her Majesty’s Service – A look at Automatons"
So finally the USA gets some love in the release schedule (with the Firefly Jump Troops also released) and we see that Uncle Sam’s plan to deal with the weird and wonderful creations of super science is lead poisoning, avalible in a variety of calibers and velocities. As part of that plan comes the excellent Kodiak Medium […]Read more "USA Army – Apex Predators – Kodiak Medium Walker"
I had to wait until after Christmas before I could get some more toys for my Soviet Army. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when a box of Soviet bits arrived this weekend. I’ve been waiting for the Cossack for some time. Given the paucity of options in the armoured car slot […]Read more "Soviet Steel – Magnetising the Cossack Light Walker."
When I first saw the Galahad suits, I thought they would be a lot of fun. They didn’t let me down and actually surprised me a little bit with the amount of detail of the armour and bolts and wires and all of the amazing heads. They also surprised me when I found out […]Read more "Galahad Heavy Infantry – First Impressions"