A few weeks ago, Andy Hobday--creator of some of the most beloved skirmish wargames around (Test of Honour, Gangs of Rome)--along with his company, War Banner, announced a new game he is working on which focuses on the Classical (Pre-Hellenistic) Aegean States : Mortal Gods: Test of Courage! Dude... check out the marketing! To say … Continue reading Forthcoming Game: Mortal Gods – ‘Test of Courage’
Background: US Mechanized Cavalry Squadron Unlike Armored Divisions and Armored Infantry, Mechanized Cavalry Squadrons focused on mobility and light-armor while remaining relatively self-sufficient. Armored platoons preferred larger, heavier tanks especially as the war progressed. Cavalry squadrons did not function the same way and they had a different doctrine. Cavalry Squadrons were typically made up of … Continue reading Fielding a US Mechanized Cavalry Force in Konflikt 47
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)
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)
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?