Wednesday, June 5, 2013

28mm Celt/Romans For sale

79 Celts- Including Women, Druids, Naked Fanatics, Slingers, Regular Infantry. Warlord Games and some Wargames Factory
20 Warlord Games Veteran Legion
24 Warlord Games Legion
20 Foundry Legion
 20 Foundry Legion
36 Foundry Axillaries
23 Foundry/Warlord Aux. Archers
1 Warlord Siege Onager with crew
1 Warlord Ballista with crew
1 Warlord Legate
1 Warlord Tribune
143 Roman Infantry
79 Celts
222 Infantry at $3.5 a piece= $777
2 Siege weapons ($29 each from the web store) plus Legate and Tribune= $100
$877 In total
$900 Shipped to the US

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Ruined City Phase I: Assessing

My goal is to build a ruined city to fight through in 15mm. I’m not looking for it to be specific but something that could represent a generic German city and possibly be re-purposed for something in Poland or Russia as needed. I've been trying to scratch build everything to keep the cost down. I want this project to be large scope and relatively detailed. Though I am walking a line between detail and ease of construction. Yes I could put more detail in, but I’m not sure what exactly I could do relatively cheaply. I have put rubble and support timbers inside the buildings to try to give them a bit more realism. I even printed out some tiles and some wall paper that I glued into one building. I haven’t been able to find any correct scaled furniture that I like. I want to have furniture laying around as well, or possibly some ruined machinery in the larger industrial looking buildings.

I’m working on building a road grid that all the buildings will fit into. My next biggest issue is one of planning. 
I just started work on a tile that will have 3 houses with small walled in yards… how do I transition from large factory type buildings to residential zones?

Initially I just had a few beers and just started cutting foam board… then I realized I needed to plan better… though admittedly I over think things…So I’d gladly accept any ideas or criticisms to improve details on a low budget or on how to lay out my city. 

First building I completed meant to represent 3 different small houses or shops. 

2nd building... possibly an apartment building?

 Just finished this one. Someone near and dear to me dubbed this a textile factory.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Burning Tanks

NOTE: In strict adherence to the scientific method, I used Tiger I's as the example for all three styles. Everyone loves Tigers, everyone loves fire... it was consistent, and appealed to the masses.  

 I am at a loss on which direction to go for markers indicating knocked out tanks… I bought the Battlefront pack of smoke/flames thingy… I then constructed from some examples posted on TMP, a couple markers from tree foliage (I never noticed the green showing through until I took this photos tonight)… and then tonight I built the third option out of a cotton ball, washer base, 16 penny nail for support…
I don’t know which direction to go… should I abandon the home made options? After looking at the options with my father (who used to be an avid modeler) he thought the tree foliage was too dense looking and didn't represent the wispyness of smoke… I thought that burning oil and rubber and paint (and asbestos???) would be a dense black smog and this the tree foliage would be better…. My brother, whom I play against (we are learning FOW rules together- yes I know we are late to the party but I never really gamed before, just painted), has no opinion (and all the minis he plays with are mine and are painted by me… so he is only allowed to the opinion I give him anyways… but I would actually enjoy an opinion in this matter)

Another issue that I have considered/disused was that of size. Are these plumes of smoke and fire too large? Having never seen a WWII ear tank A. get hit by an enemy round; B. Seen that WWII ear tank then catch fire and burn… I’m at a loss about how much smoke is appropriate…
Thanks for any comments you might have on this matter…