I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of the preview packs for the Italian heavy infantry units for Konflikt 47; these packs contain one Centurian Heavy Infantry and one Bersaglieri Armored Infantry. Of course I had an immediate draw to the Bersaglieri Armored Infantry for Allied Italians. Overall, the kit was was … Continue reading Review: Bersaglieri Armored Infantry – (Preview Pack)
The moment has arrived. The skies have parted, a ray of light has shone down upon my meager review blog, and a gift has been imparted... I present to you.... DEFIANCE! We live in exciting times. With special thanks to the spies at Osprey for sending this along! Let's not waste anymore time on introductions; … Continue reading Book Review – Konflikt ’47: Defiance!
As you may or may not have seen, Warlord Games has released a preview of the two new Heavy Armored Infantry sets available soon to Konflikt '47 Italian players (er, that is, to players who field Italian miniatures--though, I suppose also to Konflikt '47 players of Italian descent). They are wicked cool-looking. As Italy was … Continue reading Painting Italian Infantry (The Konflikt ‘47 Way)
While I have been eagerly awaiting the new Q1/18 releases from Rubicon for what seems like an eternity, there were a few items that I really was looking forward to reviewing. Besides the new crew for US Armor and Tank Destroyers (another blog post in the near future), the recent partnership Rubicon developed with Heer46 … Continue reading Painting Tutorial: Italian P43 (bis) Heavy Tank [Rubicon Models/Heer46]
If you’re anything like me (your wallet hopes you aren’t), you spend a lot of time—more time than is healthy—burning through models, paint, and money trying to find a way to make your army stand out from all other others. One way I’ve found to add character to a Bolt Action or Konflikt 47 platoon, … Continue reading Painting Guide: Camouflaged M4A9-T Sherman Tesla Tank (Konflikt ’47)
A month ago, I picked up a box of Ronin for the game Test of Honour. I was intrigued by some of the painted miniatures on various blogging sites and social media groups; it is the standard plastic samurai sprue from the main box with metal heads and one full metal special character. According to … Continue reading Review & Showcase: Test of Honour – Ronin
Over the last few months painting up Samurai and Ronin and Ashigaru for Test of Honour, I get asked two questions the most often (often amidst the horror-filled looks and gasps over my paint job--amateurish that it is). "What model is that?" "How does 'X' manufacturer measure up to 'Y' manufacturer?" Well, you're all in … Continue reading How Well Do the Samurai Miniatures Scale With Each Other?
Test of Honour isn't a new game; at least it isn't new in the sense that it just arrived on the market. If I recall, the game itself has been available for at least a year. Admittedly when it first released I was so swamped with Konflikt 47, Black Powder, and Bolt Action, I didn't … Continue reading Unboxing: Test of Honour
So here we are. The first blog post on this new venture upon which I am venturing. In this short--albeit hopefully helpful--tutorial, we are going to look at ways in which you can expand upon your current U.S. infantry in winter gear for your U.S. army. Whether you are fighting in the forests of Bastogne … Continue reading Converting US Winter Infantry (from Soviets!)