This tale starts a long time ago in a scale that looks far far away…… The year is some time ago and a 15mm scale game called Flames of War has exploded in popularity. At the time I did commission painting to generate hobby cash and I ended up painting a sizable Italian force. They […]
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So, the Turing Test continues processing forwards! First up is some heavier support for my army in the form of the automated carrier. Continuing my habit of naming vehicles this has been named “The Turk” after the famous fake chess machine. This is a great little model and has sparked off many ideas for me […]
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So, continuing with the Rise of the Robots, one of the first problems I hit was “who should be in charge?” I have to take a LT, and the only options are human. Then it hit me of course it should be Alan Turing. For those who don’t know, Alan Turing is one of the […]
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This is a tale that starts with democracy and demonstrates why such a decision making method is overrated. I am notorious for having an army problem in K47. Specifically I have 4 or 5 ideas bubbling away at each point. However when I manage to focus I can produce good results as the 107th US […]
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So, the challenge was a 1000 point army in 6 weeks. As those of you I met at I17 know, I made it – just! Once again, I had the normal event experience of finishing my basing within 24 hours of event start! However, in the last week I managed to do the Daughters, Iskra (AT […]
Read more "Soviet Naval Brigade – Part 3 – Hello Sailor and/or Comrade"
I was off on holiday over the recent school break in the UK and having been a bit frustrated with the paucity of my K47 hobby output I decided to set myself a challenge. I’ve had a planned Desert Raiding force for my US rangers for some time now. My vision was for a force […]
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Following on from part 1 of this series here; progress is continuing on the Naval Brigade of the Destroyer Oktober. Firstly we have the first complete squad, a 11 man SMG squad. Deadly from close in, these figures were too fun not to use! Again, quick and tabletop is still the name of the game, […]
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So, this is a strange article for me to write. I’ve been painting for almost 25 years on and off with small improvements and sometimes great leaps, but always forward. I am a perfectionist to an extent and with the firm but fair feedback of James and Si I usually spend a lot of time […]
Read more "Not Perfect or “How I learnt to stop worrying and embrace tabletop standard”"
In all the months since the release of K47, at no point have I stopped and thought “just what can you do with a starter box?”. I was at a new store near Coventry a couple of days ago where there was a lot of interest in the starter boxes, and I realised just […]
Read more "Soviet Steel: The Soviet Starter Set for Konflikt ’47"