So I’m getting a little jealous of the camera on my buddy’s phone. And I lost this time, which rubs salt in the wound. It’s kinda pissing me off.
OK, got that out of the way.
Any recommendations on a decent digital camera for minis?
All our recent games have been straight up brawls, what with my friend wrapping his head around game mechanics and familiarizing with his Haqq force. So there’s not much narrative for a Bat-Rep. Unless you count, “Advance to contact, then slug it out.” He won this game using his rocket launcher specialist to pop in and destroy the Comms relay station.
Well that pic-swipe from another site didn’t work out. Sorry.
Here are some shots from STALKER-themed games.
If you’ve never played the STALKER PC games, I think you’re missing out. They’re slow burn, sandlot, RPG-type shooters set in Chernobyl. Moody, exotic, (in a barren, radiated sort of way) with loads of automatic weapons.
A root canal kept me from creating any kind of narrative for a Bet Rep, but here are pix from latest game night. Bloodied my friend’s Haqq force. It was a close battle with hefty body count. The Haqq pulled off a win first time out though.
Once again we used out “Cleared To Engage” house rules that let you slot in any figs. nothing new or deep, they’re designed for fast, fun, pick-up games.
One of the things the Infinity rules got correct IMO, was the proliferation of drones and remote-controlled units down on the tactical/skirmish level. I look for some form of drone support for all my 28mm sci fi skirmish teams now. I think the aesthetic worked for the jungle ninjas of Kem Var here.
MERCS have released 7th members for their various factions. Picked up the KW assassin off eBay the other week.
Black Friar Security with lightly armed recon drone.
My proxy Yellow Jackets CCC MERCS team. Used Heresy Miniatures Sci Fi troopers. Great service, great product, great guy. (I need a few more Trenchcoat Gangers to finish off my set)
Made an Eshu International skirmish crew using USCR MERCS figs for the Triplets, various Infinity figs for Poet9, Jace and Tam, and added in a DP9 drone for Poet9.
Not a GW fan but nostalgia demands a set of METAL Space Marines. Here they are in all their power-armor, purity seal, skull-laden glory. I’m stalking eBay for a few more to round out the collection.
Not a post on indie-publishing or faith in fiction or any such. This time, it’s personal.
An odd, analog hobby for a digital age. Forget WoW – gimme 28mm lead tin alloy.
H.G. Wells was the one to popularize and codify it for us English types way back in 1913. Wiki up here You can insist it’s ‘table top military re-enactments’ or ‘miniature tactical simulation’ all you want, but you’re really playing with toy soldiers. After all these years, I still have to resist making “pew, pew, pew! ratatatatatat! aaargh…” sound effects as the game unfolds.
Some background: A car accident at the age of 7 left me less than athletic, and much of my childhood was spent trying to but never quite fitting in to normal kid-activities. I was self-conscious, an outsider, pretty confused and unhappy, actually. Spent a lot of time in my mind. And…
Fast and dirty pjs for my friend’s Haqq force. They have the fantastic detail and dynamic typical of Infinity figs. My brushwork doesn’t do them justice, but I think they capture the feel of a light recon force quite well.