Monday, September 14, 2009

Down time..

Being caught up in my "Weird War" phase I decided to purchase a sizeable German Platoon from Black Tree Designs. The miniatures look quite well sculpted and a lot of positive reviews come from the minis themselves. The only problem was that their shipping/customer service has become very infamous on the net. I decided to take a dive when they threw their "Summer Sale", 50% off was just too great to turn away.

With that said I ordered:
Wemacht Infantry with MP 44 Rifles x2 (8 miniatures)
German Platoon (30 miniatures, mixture of SMGS, LMGS and rifles)
Wermacht Character Set x2 (8 miniatures)
Wermacht Mortar Team (3 miniatures)
Wermacht Panzershreck Teams (4 miniatures)

53 assorted miniatures for $48.91 thats INCLUDING the shipping! Now time to play the "waiting game". Most people said that 2-3 weeks is the norm when it comes to ordering with horror stories of it lasting longer. With that said I think ill wait till next monday to send them a "friendly" email/reminder.

Now all I have to do is order a bunch of "lipped" bases so that I can use these minis in "Secrets of the Third Reich" and "AE WWII". Two games that I am really into at the moment, there has always been something about the last 'romantic' war that has always caught my interest but I was too scared to jump into.. till now of course.

Another game that has caught my interest is Heavy Gear Blitz a game of tanks, mecha and infantry by Dream Pod 9. Though I am still grasping to fit all the rules I think it's a fun game, I have to admit I don't really like to read rules though I love flipping through rulebooks. I am more of the type to learn more from a demonstration rather than reading.

Looking through the book I had my choice of which army to pick (besides Peace River Defence Force which Ray picked first) and I chose the "South" in particular the "MILICIA" sub-faction. Something about convicts and renegades piloting outdated or damaged mechs into battle just called to me. That and the image of a horde of mecha barreling at the oppositiion!

Ray and myself have agreed to try a small 200 TV (threat value) squad in order to further famalirize ourselves with the rules. With that in mind I decided to get a box set that I would get the most use out of and that would be part of a larger force later on.

I ordered myself a General Purpose Cadre which is composed of five models, the miniatures come with plenty of options and all the available weapons/upgrades that they can recieve. I may leave off the heads momentarily so that I can switch them out when the need arises. But as the miniatures have not come yet I will have to see just how much work needs to be done on them. With that I am off to work on the last model of my AE Bounty crew. farewell.

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