Wargaming Week 19/03/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 11th through to the 18th of March.


This week’s post is took a look at 4Ground’s truly titanic Pylon. This wasn’t the post I originally planned to release but unfortunately I managed to lose the recently repaired barrel on one of the Spectre Green Beret guys and didn’t want to do an impressions piece on a partial squad. On the other hand, the pylon is a fantastic piece of scenery. Not sure it’s going to to be used a huge amount but it’s definitely something that screams “modern day” more than anything else.

This week is a double post week – I’m still deciding what exactly is going to be Wednesday’s post (from what’s on my workbench) but Friday will be a new battle report for Skirmish Sangin. I’m getting a few new toys on the table for it.


A little quieter on the news front – main thing is the T14 from Empress is now released and on their store on the vehicles page.

There is also a quite interesting terrain project kicking off on GoFundMe. Panda City One looks like it’s going to be a really simple way of building a large urban environment to the exact specification you want. These blocks are similar to KoD’s Tabula Rasa range in that they are designed as a starting point – once the core structure is assembled, there are lots of opportunities to extend them, in both dimensions and style. There is also some larger multi-storey buildings, complete with access to the individual floors. I’m interested in this project – just have to work out which package to choose! Again, it’s URL is at https://www.gofundme.com/28mmterrain


No gaming in the last week – work has been a kicker. I did however manage to get down to the wargames club to pick up some bases. While I was there, I did notice this rather nice board being run by Angus (of various historical writings fame) featuring some piratical looking chaps. You can see his report over at his site, Edinburgh Wargames.

As said above, I’m running a game this week at the club using Skirmish Sangin. Not 100% finished planning but the current thinking is a US Army squad raiding an insurgent position in the badlands of Bazistan.


After last week’s pile, nothing this week.


The Hammerhead Empress Order arrived on Monday. As part of it, a second M-ATV arrived. I love just how colossal these vehicles are and so my plan with this second one is to build it as a M1245 vehicle. These share the same basic chassis but with some major changes to the rear section. Luckily I have a stockpile of plasticard, some handy reference photos and a few days off work just before Easter where I’ll be building up the armoured cargo section. There was a lot of resin cut away, including the wheel arches (which are a different style to the standard M-ATV). Here is to hoping I can reassemble it into something cool looking!

So here is my workbench on Sunday night. As you can see, there is a big pile of figures waiting to based up – both Empress’s Taliban (they got bikes) and White Dragon’s new Courage in Contact models. Expect some impressions on them coming cool. The Courage in Contact guys are especially interesting and getting them done should be pretty exciting.

That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Impressions: 4Ground Pylon

Sometimes, you buy some practical MDF buildings that are used every game. Things like adobes or french farmhouses or other staples whose presence is almost mandated on every game board. However, once in a while you spot something while surfing the web that cries out as something a little special. True, it may not get used quite as much as the old stand bys. But when it does come out, it’s going to draw eyes to the table. 4Ground’s Pylon is one such item – by literally towering over the table.

Photos taken after building due to failure to plan ahead

This is my first 4Ground kit so I wasn’t 100% on what to expect. It’s a mixture of MDF and greyboard. Both come pre-painted on the sprue, with only minimal cleanup needed (including a bead of paint on the back of the greyboard where it had pooled). Unlike some kits, this one comes with an indepth doubled sided instruction sheet, making it very easy to assembly. In total, it took me about an hour and a half (with breaks for glue to dry) which was pretty impressive. I only had two slight annoyances. The first is having to bend the greyboard around the edges, which lead to multiple cuts going slightly awry. The other are the wire coils – they are only held on by three little bits of glue. Luckily the pack comes with a few spare ones just in case accidents happen.

The fact it’s pre-painted is especially cool, meaning that for once I might actually get an MDF monstrosity on the table relatively quickly (unlike the various warehouses I have lying around). The paint job is good enough to get it on the board, but I’m sure many wargamers will want to spruce it up a little bit – I’m thinking of hitting it with a light drybrush to make it a little more sandy.

One quick note before photos – this is the first item which actually shows off how slanted the floor in my flat so any thing not looking flat is probably more due to the board board not being entirely horizontal.

Now it’s finished I can’t get over just how tall it is. It’s very different from someone saying “oh it’s 540mm tall” and actually seeing it assembled. It’s pictured here next to a few small items and it entirely dwarfs the Supreme Littleness buildings.

To help make the pylon more than just something to fill up space, it has an inspection platform part of the way up the tower. This can be access by a ladder, which can be removed from it’s holding slot to extend to the floor. It’s safe to assume these guys will be getting the max possible elevation bonus.

Finally, one last shot to show how even the base is pretty massive. Seriously, it dominates this 2′ x 2′ board. This is one item you definitely will not be buying multiples of, unless you happen to have a truly titanic board.

At the moment, I haven’t glued the two main sections of the pylon together so I can actually easily store the thing. HOWEVER, I recommend drilling some pin holes to add some extra structure to the join. Otherwise, the top part WILL fall off when knocked and it WILL break some of the black elements off. Trust me on this.

I can’t say that everyone should buy one of these things. If you play on a tiny board, it might be a little much. But, if you want to make a desert board look a bit more populated or increase the verticality of you board, I can recommend the pylon. It’s a reasonable price for a lot of MDF and the fact it’s pre-painted shouldn’t worry people too much. That said, it’s really up for you to decide if you want to spend this much on something that won’t get used that often. You can find it on the 4Ground store here.

Wargaming Week 12/03/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 5th through to the 11th of March.


Last week saw two posts, looking at the latest changes to the demo game and then finished off by looking at the new Eureka Modern Brits in Osprey kit. The “two post process” seems to have worked out this time so I’ll be continuing to do that in the future.

As for this week, only one post so you’ll have to wait until Friday.


Picture from Empress Miniatures

First up, Empress had a few announcements through the week. There are a few more HLBS releases now in the Empress store but the big news (both in terms of importance and actual size) was showing off a new vehicle for the Modern range. As you can see above, the reveal showed off a 28mm scale T-14 Armata. If you don’t know, this is Russia’s recently revealed super tank which is the first of a new generation of armoured vehicles, with advanced tech and an unmanned turret. This is probably the most ultramodern vehicle you could release and I can see it being a popular seller for people wanting something different supporting their Russian ground forces. According to the announcement, expect it in the next week.

Picture from Sarissa Precision

The second news (which ties into purchases section) was that Sarissa have released the new range of Colonial/MENA buildings they teased a few weeks ago. The entire 20mm range is now available in 28mm, including some larger buildings and destroyed versions of all of them. More details below!


Picture from White Dragon Miniatures

And of course after writing the post and about to turn in for the evening, White Dragon Miniatures release their new range. Courage in Contact’s first release is 7 packs of British Infantry, with a vast selection of kit. You can also pick from three different heads (Mk6, Para or Mk7 with Scrim) which should make it easy to assemble cool looking force. As well as the individual packs, there is also a platoon pack option for each helmet type with a slight discount. Interestingly, all the packs are listed as Vehicle Dismounts – this may point to future releases coming equipped with equipment more suited for a foot patrol.


No gaming yet – however, plans have been made for another moderns game on the 22nd so time to write the scenario up. It might involve the subject of this week’s article.


Picture from Sarissa Precision

Sarissa’s new stuff. I love this style and I’ve really needed some more “upmarket” and larger buildings for Bazistan. The new range is spot on for what I need and should make the more urban areas feel more interesting and different from the classic “board of Adobes” that the games have mostly been. So I’ve ordered buildings perfect for the marketplace of a district hub. I’m going for the intact ones but I could see picking up the damaged ones for possible future shenanigans.

I’ve also grabbed something from 4Ground. I could say what it is but I don’t want to spoil the surprise. It should be a quite dramatic addition to the tabletop.

As you might have guessed, I’ve also picked up Courage in Contact to take a look at it, I’ve gone for a mix of Para and Mk7 helmets to add some variation to the force. I’m looking forward to taking a look at this new style of figure.


Main thing this week was getting all of the Eureka Brits painted up. I think this is the most I’ve finished in a week. The main reason is painting DDPM – my method is super simple so rather than taking the hours that 20 figures in multicam would take, DDPM (thanks to being only 2 colours) took much less time. Probably the most annoying part was coming back at the end to fine line the helmet netting. These guys are not going to win any painting medals but perfectly show off the style of my collection – finished, on the board and good looking from tabletop height.

This is still WIP but I’m finally getting round to using Spectre’s range of barriers. I’m always split on how to use small scatter items – keep them loose for the most options or base them to prevent careless hand knocking the board around. After some thinking, I’ve decided to base them. I’m going with the same scheme as my demo board items for the base (plasticard base, polyfilla and sand, spray paint) and the attach the grey painted items on top before drybrushing them both. Once these are done, expect me to base up the taller barricades.

With the White Dragon releases, I’m also looking at my Empress British Army figures which may need repainting for the inevitable Brit Forces comparison.

That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Impressions: Eureka Modern British

One of the first projects that got me into wargaming was building up a platoon of Brits ready for operations. These inital guys were from Empress and, I’ve got to say, it’s a pretty definitive range if you’re wanting to play battles from 2010 onwards. However, the War on Terror saw some pretty major changes in the British Army’s equipment so what works for 2010 are not suitable for players wanting to run battles in 2006 or earlier. Which is why, when the Eureka Modern British were first shown off, I was very interested in picking up the range to add to my collection.

The new range is currently 20 figures, consisting of three standard fireteams (2x L85s, L85 + UGL and LMG) and a selection of heavy weapons and specialists. The figures are all kitted up for the starting period of the War on Terror, with Mk 6 helmets, Osprey vests and not a rail in sight. The figures are sculpted by Kosta Heristanidis and packed full of his style (not heroic but with some of the guns slightly oversized for easy readability) with plenty of detail. There are some really nice little bits on detail on the figures, such as knee pads around the ankle. They also scale pretty well with other Eureka figures (such as the ANP I use in every comparison) and other ranges. Expect a more in-depth size/kit comparison once I repaint my Empress guys.

As for painting these guys, it was really simple. There is plenty of detail for the final wash to pickup. My DDPM recipe is really simple (Iraqi sand base, Beige Brown applied in sweeps) so painting this block of 20 didn’t take anywhere near as long as certain OTHER camo schemes. It’s probably not the most accurate way of painting it (I won’t be winning any awards) but it does help to evoke the camo pattern. The only right pain when finishing them off was painting up the helmet netting. Although annoying, I think the final effect makes it worthwhile.

The first fireteam has the chaps posed in an advancing state, while moving under fire.

The second team has engaged and are in firing poses. LMG and an AR are firing from the shoulder while the UGL gunner has learnt forward to engage. The last figure is in a crouched position.

Finally the last team will be useful for anyone wanting to deploy their team before the action starts. Weapons are held in the low ready state while three of the team have their heads on a swivel (the fourth seems to be checking something in his pouch)

To give your team some extra bite, there are several other weapon available. First up is some guys wielding the good old Gimpy. These figures are sold individually with two variants. Figure 1 is looking ally having taken off his shirt to beat the desert heat. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some of the inspiration for this guy in the “British Army in Afghanistan” book I used as reference when painting. Figure 2 on the other hand is wearing long sleeves but seems to be a big fella (the sort you’d nickname Tiny) while firing the GPMG from the hip.I also like how both of these guys have pistols on their vests.

Another option is to give your team sniper support. This pack has two figures in it and a tripod for the sniper to rest his rifle on (not pictured). The sniper is armed with an Accuracy International rifle while his spotter is using his scope to assist. These guys would work great if mounted on a weapon team style base but also work well on individual bases.

The last pack available are four extra specialists. Two of the team are designed to counter any IED threat (one with Vallon sweeper and the other carry an IED jammer) while the other two give you figures for your platoon HQ. One of them is your radio man, while the other holds a 51mm platoon mortar in his hand.

So what do I think of the models? I really like them. The Eureka style is one I quite like and getting some Brits in it is great. There is something iconic about the look these figures are wearing and give me a good chance to paint something other than multicam. My only comment would be that producing three fireteams rather than four limits you to only one squad + fireteam of unique poses (assuming you don’t swap some guys out for the sweeper or a GPMG). However, I’m quite happy with the final result – expect to see these guys on the field standing in for the Republic of Aden’s Defence Force.

If you’re wanting a set of these for yourself, they are currently only available via email from Eureka but will be coming out on general release (meaning it should be available in the UK through Fighting 15’s) around Salute this year. Nic at Eureka also mentioned that the range will also be available with the guys wearing berets. I actually have a pack of the heads which were included and I really like the look of them… so I might have to pick up some more to round out the squads.

Operation Dragon’s Hoard: March Update

Last month saw Vapnartak and the first run of Operation Dragon’s Hoard for 2018. As you can see from my last post, there were one or two things I wanted to tweak after that run. Originally the plan was to spend the rest of February prepping the game ready for its run at Hammerhead and then have a full day giving a different crowd a chance to play it.

Well that didn’t happen. So instead, here is the update on what I managed to tweak coming into March.

You’ve already seen most of the detail on these buildings in my impressions piece. As much as I like the adobes, they are a little bit generic. These new building should help to give the OPFOR a bonus by giving them a height advantage. To fit the buildings in to the setting, I shifted the location slightly from random village in the desert to the outskirts of an abandoned oil facility. Much like the rest of the board, there was a lot of tan spray paint applied to give it the “dusted in constant sandstorm” look.

The bigger change was working on the plane. Up until this point, the only structural change I had made to it was the initial cuts to break it into five pieces (main body, nose, tail, wing, fuel tank). This was effective for gameplay purposes but it did give it the look of having just applied a hacksaw to it rather than ripped apart in flight. I’ll admit, battle damage is something that I always worry about – from my airfix days, it can be quite easy to go over the top and ruin it. Seeing as this had already been an expensive process already, the idea of having to redo the plane didn’t appeal. So, the plane was to go minimal – show off the impressions of lots of damage without completely shredding the plane.

Before applying dremel to plane, the first task was roughly working out the planned destruction I was going to cause. The background to the mission was that the plane went down in a storm. However, I decided to tweak it to make the downed plane a little more interesting. The new idea was to have it go down to a burst of cannon first stitching its way along the wing (possibly from the ZPU I have sat on my desk). The action plan was to rough up the broken edges of the plane with semi-random cuts, rough up the wing tips, expand the break on the wing to include a shell hole and then add additional damage to the right wing and right tail.

This was my first time using the dremel so took me a little while to get 100% comfortable with it, especially getting used to the safety concerns (always wear eye pro) and making sure not to run it late into the evening. However, it did make the job ridiculously easy. I managed to get all the cutting done really quickly. I would definitely recommend picking up a dremel for hobby projects – I’m going to be looking at some other cutting surfaces and tools to assist with it..

So key bits of cutting are:

  • Rough cuts at various angles along the hacksaw cuts – This was freehanded with only a limited amount of planning to give a semi-random look to it.
  • Deeper cuts on the wing tips and right hand tail plane – Designed to show ground damage and debris
  • Expanding damage on the wing break – So that it tied into the new story, I created an entry and exit point of an AA shell.
  • Additional damage – I took a chunks out of the broken wing to show additional damage. Some of this gap was then filled in with tin foil to show crumpled metal rather than just a void.
  • Shell holes – to add detail, I sunk a drill bit in a straight line through various points around the right wing. I then extended the exit hole for dramatic by putting the dremel in and then cutting out slots in a radial pattern to give the impression of an explosion. The cutting left some unevenly sized bits of plastic, giving the impression shredded metal and broken structural elements.

Once the cutting was done, it was painting time. Two different metallic paints were roughly applied, in slightly different quantities. The second coat was applied relatively watered down and then dabbed away to give a little bit of a less defined edge to it. To finish off, the usual drybrush of Iraqi Sand as my hobby sensei taught me.

Seeing as there is no show to recap, we’ll jump ahead to future plans. Although I’d be happy to run the game as-is, I think there are still a few tweaks to do to the plane. The big thing is building up the internal structure of the wings. This will be done in two parts. First up is adding new bulkheads of plasticard to prevent vision straight down the entire wing section. The next will be adding plasticard sections into the shell holes, giving the impression of bracing structs. I’ll also be adding some thin wire to represent the cabling. I’m also planning to do something to add more junk to the cargo bay. There will also be another round of painting, with the aim to neaten up the blast marks as well as adding some oil smears and other effects. Finally, some general maintenance to fix up any chipped paint and make sure it looks the best it can be.

Next update will be after Hammerhead. Expect some minor tweaks before it but honestly, I’m pretty happy with how the board is going to look. Once Hammerhead has been run, I think I can call this demo game a success.

…. and then start planning the next one with a year and a bit to do it in.

Wargaming Week 05/03/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 26th of February through to the 4th of March.


Last week saw an exclusive first look at a new product on the market, Supreme Littleness Design’s new Tower Block setup. Its been really cool seeing the prototypes come out of Mike’s lab as he’s been working on them and getting to build and paint a set ready for game on has been great. I’m already planning out how to use them in the next trip to Bazistan.

In case you missed it, this last weekend didn’t see me heading down to Hammerhead as planned. Unfortunately, thanks to the Beast from the East, Hammerhead was re-scheduled to April 28th. On the one hand, it was a real shame and I’m sure lots of traders are missing out on the opportunity. On the other hand, I’ll get another month and a bit to getting everything ready for it.

This week is a twofer – you’ll be seeing an update on Operation Dragon’s Hoard on Wednesday (much shorter than originally planned) followed by an impressions piece on Eureka’s new British Infantry on Friday.


Photo from Empress

It was supposed to be Wargames Show week! Which means time for new releases from Empress Miniatures. The first announcement from Empress was adding a new pack to the range. These mercs look somewhat expendable and should be a few interesting characters to add more cinematic missions. Also any pack of figures with an AA12 totting operator in is one I like. These guys are on the Universal Range page for anyone interested in having their own team of tiny action heroes.

Photo from Empress

Announcement 2 was an extension to the Empress Universal range. The new set of heads are wearing military caps, making them perfect for a variety of roles from Afghan National Police to Central American military. The announcement also mentioned moving into some new body variation as well as a new moderns range in a few weeks. I’ve got some guesses on what it might be but no matter what it is, I’m sure it’s going to be exciting

Photo from White Dragon Miniatures

The other announcement is that White Dragon Miniatures are really close to a release for their Courage in Contact range. Seven packs of Modern Brits have been shown off in the Modern Miniature group, with a nice mix of weapons and poses. I’ll be picking up the range, so expect my thoughts on them once they arrive.

Photo from TTTS

Table Top Tactical Simulations, who have a pretty nice range of US Army and OPFOR figures, have shown off some more details on their upcoming Kickstarter. Based on funding from it, they will be releasing both 2 1/2 ton trucks (with variants) and 5 ton trucks (also with variants) as well as a JLTV. Military trucks are always a pain to find and having a selection of them with variants should be great for the community. I’m already thinking of possible scenarios for them.


No gaming sadly – all that build up for Hammerhead and then bang, wargames blue balled due to (admittedly a huge amount of) snow.


I’ve got an order in with Empress. As well as their new team of mercs and some universals for use with the caps (after all, local police need some new officers), I’ve also gone in deep with their Taliban range. Up until this point I hadn’t picked up their range due to owning the Eureka and Radio Dishdash fighters but seeing as the plan for this year is to focus on Bazistan, I’m going to need a lot of


So the focus of this week was getting stuff ready for Hammerhead. There will be more of a post on Wednesday going into more detail but the bulk of the work was getting the plane more banged up and the new buildings assembled. Sneak preview above.

The other thing I’ve started work on is the Eureka modern British. These guys are perfect for 2000’s Brits and so I’m looking forward to getting them painted up. Thankfully, my recipe for DDPM is super simple so I should be able to get them done to a standard I like pretty quickly. Expect photos soon!

That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!

Impressions: Supreme Littleness Designs – Tower Block

One of the joys of ultramoderns is that almost anything can be used as the back drop. Thanks to the vast variety of terrain in the world, anything from medieval Arab buildings to pulp era Brownstones, the possibilities are endless. One thing that I haven’t seen is modern buildings under construction. The combination of steel and concrete is found everywhere, and is a frequent tool of choice for games designers creating levels for modern games. Ubiquitous yet no MDF version ready for the wargamer.

So I was very surprised when just before Christmas, Mike of Supreme Littleness Designs turned up at the local wargames club with the prototype of one of these in progress buildings. After a few months of work, these three modules are now ready to build and take a look at. To say I’m excited to get them into a game is putting it mildly.

Before we starting taking a look, a slight disclaimer – I’ve been talking back and forth with Mike while he developed these buildings, throwing a few ideas at him to help make them more useful to modern wargamers. 

The Range

The modules all have a few things in common. The footprint for each module is at most 140mm x 140mm. In addition, the modules are all self-contained – there are no protruding parts that would prevent placing each module together. This makes them easy to lift out of an arrangement if you need to position figures inside. Alternatively, if you want to add some additional strength to the buildings, some of the circular cut outs on the beams could be used to house pegs.

All the buildings also have a similar structure, with a frame-work supporting flat panels. The pieces have laser cut details on them, designed to be facing outwards (a key thing to remember when assembling). The doorways in each building are about 20mm wide, so anyone basing for Spectre will easily be able to fit figures through them. All the modules have multiple floors – however not all of them have access to each of them, relying instead on either the addition of ladders or by placing next to another module.

A cool feature of this design are the small holes around each of the corners. These holes are perfectly sized to let you fit pins through them to stand in for rebar. This is an extra little detail that would be handy to make these buildings really standout on the table top. Just remember to clip the ends off.

To make this article a little easier to read while still providing as much detail as possible, I’ve put some construction and painting notes in a separate post you can find at https://wp.me/pvEn5-2rY. I’d recommend having it open in another window while looking at details of the three modules so you can compare the WIP and the finished project. It also provides some additional details of each of the floors.

A few minor construction points for the range – all the pieces are nicely cut (with no alteration required) but I still recommend a dry fit to make sure. Additionally, pop out every push through (including the pin holes) before assembly in as some may be blocked once complete. Supreme Littleness Designs will be providing instructions once the kits are released – I managed to work out the build process from pictures and made only one major mistake which I was able to rectify so they are not hugely complicated to assemble.

Building 1

The first building is the tallest, consisting of three enclosed stories and a roof. This will be a pretty key location to secure thanks to how much it can cover the board. As for internal features, each floor has interior walls in a selection of layouts. They are all ideal for placing next to other building, easily creating small rooms.

The roof passes the essential Little Bird test (it fits a MH6 with space to disembark the passengers) with the staircase leading down to the floor below. There are no other staircases in the building but the cut away would allow the positioning of a ladder.

This side on view shows just how much interior real estate is available on each floor. The rooms are not empty, but I’d recommend adding additional cover if you are using this module by itself. I’m planning on adding some tarps handing off the interior edges to help break the sight-lines up.

For more details, check out the companion article at https://wp.me/pvEn5-2rY

Building 2

Building 2 is composed of two floors, complete with a small staircase from ground floor to first. There is also a hole in the roof, allowing climbing access or interesting sight-lines between the floors.

The big feature of building 2 is the interior cladding complete with windows. These work for both interior and exterior walls, letting you assemble offices and other interesting spaces rather than just empty voids.

The cross-section shows off how this module could fit with the others. The wide open space would easily extend Building 1’s first floor turning it into a longer firing line. The half height of the staircase would also let figures engage from a place of relative cover.

For more details, check out the companion article at https://wp.me/pvEn5-2rY

Building 3

Building 3 is a stairwell and it’s inclusion really ties the other modules together. The staircase provides access to three levels along with a series of corridors to connect the various floors.

The corridors are probably the only fiddly space I’ve found with these complete kits, requiring some deft finger work to place figures exactly.

Finally the cross section, shows off the corridors along with the L shape. This module forms a great bridge between two other buildings in this release.

For more details, check out the companion article at https://wp.me/pvEn5-2rY


The big thing about these modules is the fact they are designed to fit together in different ways. As part of construction, I threw a few layouts together to have a play.

One thing to bear in mind with putting modules together is that they don’t need to line up – placing moduels together in a non-square fashion allow for much more interesting fighting spaces. With the release of more modules


There are also a few other elements that Supreme Littleness Designs has cut. I’m not 100% on the distribution plan for these elements but they will help to make your buildings more detailed.

This exterior cladding helps to add the skin to the building. Attaching it does have the side effect of making the buildings hard to attach together as it attaches onto the outside beams. Getting enough of them could also make the buildings look almost complete

The smallest addition is these junction boxes. A tiny piece of MDF but added to the walls (along with a few wires) it adds a nice little bit of detail you don’t see elsewhere.

Final Thoughts

I think this range is something new and I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone receives them. They are designed to be modular and playable. Thanks to the design work behind them, they are also pretty easy to assemble and paint, meaning hammering a whole building site out won’t take very long at all.

At the moment, the buildings are not currently released. However, expect plenty of details from me once they are out. Supreme Littleness Designs’s website and Facebook are also well worth keep an eye on them. I’ll also update this piece once the buildings are out with direct links.

Additionally, there are other products coming in the construction site range. As well as more modules, there will be other things to detail your warzone with.

Wargaming Week 26/02/2018

Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 19th through to the 25th of February.


Last week saw two posts go up, looking at two items from Empress’s catalogue. Wednesday’s post (the first of the new shorter style) covered their US Stowage pack while Friday’s went in depth with the GAZ Tigr model.

If you missed it in Wednesday’s post, the new shorter style will be on the site every other Wednesday. This is so I get the chance to write all the post I want to get done – I was rapidly running out of weeks.

Also in blog news, this weekend is Hammerhead at Newark Showground. I’ll be there running Operation Dragon’s Hoard complete with a few tweaks. The game will be in the Gamer’s Lounge which is the smaller of the two halls so don’t forget to come and take a look!


News time! First up is a new release from Spectre. This set is ripped directly from the headlines – it covers a Green Beret team operating as mentors in Central Africa. From talking to the guys at Spectre Miniatures, there has been a fair amount of communication with some of the team out there leading to an incredible level of accuracy. There are some unusual features which help these guys to stand out, such as the lack of sidearms and hearing protection based on the research gathered. This set is once again sold as a Spectre Squad kit, giving you a mix of assault rifles and battle rifles. There are no support weapons however, as the mentored team will need to bring the firepower.

I love the look of this set and so I picked it up. Expect an impressions soon once they arrive on my desk. You can find it for yourself on their site at https://www.spectreminiatures.com/collections/green-berets/products/green-beret-jungle-ops-team

In terrain news, Sarissa has announced that their range of 20mm North African buildings will be released soon in 28mm. I love the style on these buildings, probably due to too much Call of Duty 2, and they will be perfect for the more built up areas of any former colonial state in northern Africa… like Zaiweibo. I’m not sure how many of the 20mm range will come over to the larger scale but it’s something I’m very interested in.


None this week, getting ready for Hammerhead


My order from Evil Bear arrived! I haven’t manged to do much with it due to Hammerhead prep but the combination of plastic troops and drones gun platforms should be fun. Expect more details on these coming soon!


Lots of stuff getting ready for Hammerhead so I’m going to keep it under wraps for now. Come back in next week’s post for all the WIP pictures!

That’s it for this update, expect more updates next week!