Oswald the Halberdier – finished version

November 22, 2017

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Several coats of varnish¬† over the paint – for Oswald needs to stand up to being banged around, dropped, and transported any old how – and he’s ready for action! Advertisements

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Oswald’s left arm, and hood

November 19, 2017

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Having got the basic pose, I went to stage 2, another round of heat and needle nose pliers, to rotate that left arm so the thumb is back. I also decided to use liquid green stuff to build Oswald a hood, since I’m using it to strengthen the feet on the stand. Oswald originally had […]

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Oswald the Halberdier – the quickie conversion

November 18, 2017

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So last game night I¬†mentioned that I should find an Oswald. After all we are about to hit level 2 and he’s still with us. I wanted something that can be pushed roughly around on a game mat, and the same heroic scale we are playing with. My detective work through various options (including seeing […]

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Short review: Ultima Ratio’s 1:72 scale Chindits

July 24, 2017

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Summary: They do the job, at the right scale and look, but could be so much better.   For 1:72 wargamers of the Burma WWII theatre (or roleplayers wanting some pretty cheap, sturdy tabletop accessories) Ultima Ratio offers a fresh option. Previously, for portraying allied forces, Australian infantry from Airfix was your best option. Chindits […]

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[DBA3.0] Solo battle: Later Carthaginians II/32a v Numidians II/40

July 10, 2017

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In which Later Carthaginians (LCart) go searching for their first win, and get their ass handed to them by Numidians (Num). Set-up Home and away: LCart Ag4 rnd6=10, Num Ag1 rnd2=6. Num are defence. Terrain: results on the random terrain roll are tweaked to portray Num home ground, in that ‘hill’ becomes ‘difficult hill’ and […]

[DBA3.0] Solo battle: Later Carthaginians II/32a v Iberians II39a

July 8, 2017

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Another in the Punic-themed battles with sides I’ve recently built. This was an intriguing game of shifting flanks. The axis dice really played its part giving changes in tactics I would never try in a normal solo. This wargame includes some tweaks to the random terrain rules that the previous game suggested. Brief reminder of […]

[DBA 3.0] Solo battle: II32a Later Carthaginians v II33 Polybian Romans

July 5, 2017

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Today (1 July 2017) just felt right for having a wargame, and since I’m not organised enough to head over to the Hutt Wargaming Club and join it, I decided to write some solo adaptations so I could run a DBA 3.0 game by myself. Overall an incredibly good balanced solo game resulted, where my […]