So, here’s the one a lot of people have been waiting for – The Locust. I know it has a name in german, but I struggle in english, let alone with words that sounds like someone clearing their nose. Ever since Aitch previewed the kit on his painting table the anticipation has been building. This […]Read more "Avanti Bersaglieri! – Italian Locust “La Triglia” – Review and Magnetising Guide"
So in general reaction to Turing’s Tinboys has been two things: 1. Nice Idea! 2. Why the hell did you choose to build so many of those Automaton figures? While I welcome both reactions, the second has become more relevant as time has gone on. For my first 5 “Challenging” models, I had decided to […]Read more "The Turing Test – How to Pin an Automaton"
So this one is a bit unusual! I’ve written about my decision to start the Bersaglieri in an earlier article. The Flames of War army I refer to had one unit that was my nemisis – bikers. Let me be clear, the end models were nice, the results were good. They took longer to build […]Read more "Avanti Bersaglieri! Minatures Review – Dogtag Minatures Italian Bikers"
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 […]Read more "Avanti Bersaglieri! – A New Army Begins"
This is a new moment for me and one that I felt the need to commemerate in a blog post. The Army is done The Army is based And it is not the early hours of Tournament day! The community helped me pick on 16th April what my force should be. 90 days later, the […]Read more "The Turing Test – Ready for Activation"
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 […]Read more "The Turing Test – Turks, Weapon Teams and Experimental Rules!"
As my “secret” Italian Army Project was, like all of our secret armies, unveiled on Rift Tech Radio I was thrilled when the Italian HI were shown. So when they went up for order – well, I was all over that! Brilliantly they arrived today. So, on with the review! Both of the armours are […]Read more "Breaking news – Defiance Preview Pack – Italian Heavy Infantry"
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 […]Read more "The Turing Test – The Boss and Roger"
Hi All We’re back with another podcast. This week; Paul, James and Simon discuss the K47 news and rumours, including some new sculpts that they’ve seen Paul and Simon discuss the lists that they were going to take to Barrage before Simon realised that he’d double booked himself (what a plum) We have a brief […]Read more "Rift Tech Radio – Lists for Barrage and Heavy Infantry Shenanigans"
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 […]Read more "The Turing Test – The Start of a New Army"