Friday, May 19, 2017

PFC CinC Unboxing - Cold War Era 6mm US UH-60A

I just love the look of the Blackhawk helicopter.  I saw that CinC had a model available and I was already ordering some M60 tanks so decided to add a couple of these onto the order.

Cold War Commander has a scenario called Airborne Assault, so I actually have a use for these.  I believe they also will work with Fistful of TOWs 3 and maybe at some point Team Yankee will put them in an expansion.

These look very nice, though there are quite a few pieces, I don't think they will be to difficult to put together.  The rotor blades are very bendy, so I'll need to be gentle with them.

I'm pretty excited to paint these up and may even get them into a game at some point.  Of course, I've got to finish my US infantry for these to actually be useful in a game.

I really need to buckle down and get some painting down to catch up with my model purchases as of late.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

PFC CinC Unboxing - Cold War Era 6mm US M60A3

I decided I need some lighter tanks than the M1 Abrams that I have been using for my US forces.  So I put in an order for some 6mm M60A3 tanks from PFC CinC.

These will be used for Cold War Commander and Fistful of TOWs 3 (and maybe Team Yankee if they release stats for them).

I'm happy with these models and I think they are nicely detailed.  Once painted they will look great on the table and will be a great addition to my forces.  If you would like a lighter tank than the M1, you might check these out for your games.

Stay tuned as I'm planning to put together a video on painting these models.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Solo Battle Report 2

I've played another game of The Walking Dead: All Out War for my 6 X 6 Game Challenge.  This is the second scenario from the Prelude to Woodbury Expansion.  I feel more comfortable with the rules now that I've played a couple of games, but I did forget to roll for panic when the threat got high and I could be missing a few other things.

In this scenario Brian is out collecting supplies and needs to collect all five tokens on the table and then move off the board.  I managed to pick up 3 tokens before the threat got so high that I lost the game.

I've not played enough to have any solid tactics, but I've got some ideas to try the next time I play this scenario.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Kings of War Battle Report - 1500 Point Goblins vs Dwarves - Ransack

Bill and I played another game of Kings of War for my 6 X 6 Game Challenge.  I'm not sure if I'm getting worse at this game or if Bill is getting better, but at least I had a good time playing.

Our 1500 point armies faced of in the Ransack scenario from the Clash of Kings book.  In this scenario we had d6+1 objectives that were each worth d3 victory points.

Bill's army was pretty similar to our previous games, but I wanted to try out something a little different.  I used more small units (for goblins) but it didn't work out like I had hoped.  I think I will be painting up some more trolls and maybe adding back my 2nd giant in our next game.

I failed to take pictures of the game, but I did record video of the battle.  This game was played at my FLGS, Gauntlet Games, so I apologize for the noise.

Kings of War Battle Report - 1500 points Goblins vs Dwarves - Pillage

My next battle for the 6 x 6 Challenge was Kings of War.  I played my Goblins versus Bill's Dwarf army.  We are still new to this game and are learning.  I think we generally have the rules down, but there is always the chance we have missed a few things.

We built 1500 point armies for the game and rolled up the Pillage scenario.  In this scenario, kills didn't matter, only the number of objectives that you held at the end of the game.

This was Bill's first chance to see War Tombones in action and he was unimpressed.  I however, found them to be a good addition to my army.  I understand that in the new book scheduled to be out in a few months, there will be some changes to these as they will begin reduce their to-hit rolls because of cover, but for now they hit on a 4+ regardless of any modifiers.

Both sides had some good rolls during the game and some not so good rolls.  I enjoyed the game and look forward to the next battle.

Kings of War Battle Report - 1500 points Goblins vs Dwarves - Kill andPillage

Next up in my 6 X 6 Gaming Challenge is another Kings of War Battle.  Again I have played my Goblins and played against Bill and his Dwarves.  It was a fun game, but I didn't do very well in the battle.

We set up 1500 point armies and rolled for the scenario and got Kill and Pillage.  In this scenario, each player is awarded points for killing enemy units as well as holding objectives at the end of the game.  Each objective was worth 150 points in this game.

Bill focused on my war trombones and wizards early in the game and managed to take many of them out of the game fairly early on.  He also routed my trolls before they could get into combat.

Bill earned about 1000 more points than I did in the battle so we will call it a victory for the dwarves.  I might have to adjust my army a little before our next battle.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Painting the Walking Dead: All Out War - Assembling and Painting Barricades

The Walking Dead: All Out War game comes with cardboard tokens for all the terrain features.  I want to have something a little more dynamic to go along with all my painted models.  3D terrain will add a new level of detail to the game and add to the appearance.

I dug around in my bits box and assembled a few pieces from some scrap wood.  I painted the various items up and glued them to some bases.  I now have several barricades that I can use in my games.

A little work and you can really improve the look of the game and add to the experience.