Tuesday 22 November 2011

Chewke Attack!!

Report: 25739-656
Date Ref: 311.56/45 (ED 22/11/2311)
Unit Ref: Ind.Recc.Squad 2, 58th Infantry Special Forces Brigade, Federal 2nd Army Forsey.
Subject: Mid Sector Fyodor Water Mine 378 Defence

Reporting: Sgt. Artur Meade (Marksman 1st Class)
"On Nov 22 ED, Independant Recon Squad 2 were tasked with scouting the area around a Fyoder Industries water mine 49 clicks north of the temporary station midway on Highway 7. Reports of attacks on Fyoder facilities in this area by seperatist forces suggested that this would be the next target. The main 8 man patrol, led by 2LT Weihagan, left on patrol of the area leaving myself, Sgt Meade, in a covered position."
"I then contacted the group to say he was under attack from hostile forces. I must also report that the hostiles were not seperatists, or even one of the low tech local tribes, but small insectoid aliens of a previously unknown race."

"I defended my position for as long as possible then withdrew with a full report of the enemy forces composition and strength. The small creatures were well armed and had the support of various large insectoid creatures. The full data has been passed to Intel for analysis but confirmation of this enemies existence will reshape the military planning of this sector. (Deleted as opinion only). 

NOTE: One interesting image that Sgt. Meade supplied suggested that these small creatures were actually an advance force to a larger insectoid species. 

Monday 21 November 2011

Fyoder Industries Construction Vehicles Pt2

I picked this bulldozer up from eBay. It's 1:109 scale, so perfect for 15mm. It's a good quality metal and hard plastic toy from Takara Tomy. They do a large range of modern construction vehicles that are perfect for this scale. I'll post more pics of this when it's re-painted and based...

15mm Scifi Miniatures Comparison Pt2

Last week I posted a comparison image of the new Vistula Legion figures from Odzial Ossmy. This week I've received some of Khurasan's Sepulvedan Resistance fighters plus the new DPLS Passenger set, so here's a comparison shot of those with some other figures...

The figures shown above are, from left to right:

1. Arc Recon Trooper with sniper rifle from Critical Mass Games
2. Sepulvedan Resistance Fighter from Khurasan Miniatures
3. New Vistula Legion trooper from Oddzial Osmy
4. Jaka Walsh from Khurasan Miniatures
5. Muster Troops Command from 15mm.co.uk

Sunday 13 November 2011

15mm Scifi Miniatures Comparison Pt1

I've always found it useful to see comparison shots netween different ranges and manufacturers of miniatures so when I received my new 15mm Vistula Legion from Oddzial Osmy (fighting15s) I thought I'd let you see how they compare to some other minis. I've also included some Spugs and Chewks as I'm using those in a new faction. I'd wanted to include some Khurasan Federals but I didn't have any that were unbased.

These are:
1. Arc Recon Trooper with sniper rifle from Critical Mass Games
2. New Vistula Legion specialist from Oddzial Osmy
3. Spug drone from Spriggan Miniatures
4. SAS Infantry with plasma rifle from Micropanzer
5. Chewke from Khurasan Miniatures

I hope you find this helpful.

Federal Army Cougar APC - More Pictures!!

Just because I forgot to upload these in my last post, here's more pics of the Cougar (Kabardin) APC...

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Federal Army Cougar APC - Antenociti's Workshop's NRF Kabardin APC

The Federal Army has responded to calls from it's Force Commanders to provide a heavier armed and armoured APC for troops on Forsey. Federal troops had been up-armouring their Racoon ARVs while using the aging Bobcat 4-wheel HMLCV as support, but the situation and terrain on Forsey was such that a specialised vehicle was required.

The Federal High Command quicky aquired a contract with Antenociti to supply their Kabardin APC to Federal Forces. The Kabardin, originally produced for the Novaya Rossiyskya Federatsiya (NRF), is a six-wheeled APC capable of carrying up to 8 armoured soldiers and comes in two variants - the GP (General Purpose) and the AT (Anti-tank). Both variants are designated Cougar by the Federal Army.

Antenociti's Workshop has just released their first 15mm scifi minatures and I'm massively impressed to say the least. I had quickly placed an order as soon as the APC appeared on their website and only a couple of days later I had received my order. Opening the package I was surprised to see that the main APC body was a single piece resin cast (I had assumed the wheels would be seperate) with a small zip-lock bag containing the turret and a small seperate weapon. The quality of casting on both was extraordinary. The design and casting are both sharp and smooth. There was absolutely no clean up required. So a quick wash with warm water and then I got my vehicle painted. I'm sure there's a lot of people out there who'll do a better job of painting this, but I'm really happy with how it came out. Let's hope Antenociti bring out a lot more in 15mm.