Sunday, 28 July 2019

“Fight On And Fly On To The Last Drop Of Blood..."

"...And the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart."
This 28mm scale metal model of the Red Baron was produced by “Pulp Monsters", and could be purchased as Code PC-0093 from their “Pulp City” miniatures range before their store was temporarily 'closed for maintenance'. Fortunately however, I was able to purchase my figure as part of a small-sized second-hand consignment from Leon Mallet of “Pulp Citizen” blog fame.

Famous for strafing the ground where the British super-hero Sovereign stood in the ruins of Berlin during 1945, the villain was primed with a double-helping of “Vallejo” Dark Grey and had a layer of “Citadel” Abaddon Black applied to his leather boots, belt, holster and pistol. The Ghostly Tri-plane’s pilot then had his tunic and visor cap ‘picked out’ with “Vallejo” Heavy Red, before both it and his flying trousers were treated to a wash of “Citadel” Nuln Oil.
Led by a Myrka, the Silurians successfully assault the Nimon firing line 
The Red Baron’s heavy jacket was pigmented with “Vallejo” Charred Brown, whilst his fur collar was given a lick of Heavy Brown and his gloves some Heavy Sienna. All of these areas were subsequently shaded in “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. The fearless flier’s scarf was given a coat of “Vallejo” Dead White, washed with Pale Grey and then delicately dry-brushed with a little (more) Dead White.

Finally, I picked out the “leering skull-faced” German’s medal and cap badges with a combination of “Vallejo” Gold and Strong Tone Quickshade by “The Army Painter”, and highlighted his firearm with a dab of “Citadel” Ironbreaker and splash of Nuln Oil. The undead ghoul’s ghastly face was created courtesy of a “Vallejo” Dead White base layer, some “Citadel” Nihilakh Oxide, and a few deft scrapes of a fast-failing brush-tip containing some (more) “Vallejo” Dead White.
A brave Nimon charge is quickly wiped out by superior Silurian numbers
Moving across from painting to wargaming, I have managed to play another battle in my ongoing “Doctor Who” campaign exclusively using just my collection of “Black Tree Design” miniatures. This particular confrontation involved the somewhat beleaguered Nimon desperately trying to hold on to a second of their Empire’s ruined planets from a Silurian incursion. Fought across a 2’ x 3’ dilapidated cityscape, the game initially saw the defending alien Minotaurs’ taking a firm grip of the action by seizing a couple of crucial strategic objectives and seemingly pinning their opponents back with a notable flurry of Psionic mind beams.

However, once the Myrka managed its way to the tabletop’s centre things took a dramatic turn for the worse for the “parasitic species that operated on a galactic scale”, as their shooting attacks ineffectively bounced off of the reptilian creature’s “thick, rubbery skin”, and a somewhat impulsive charge straight into the Silurian’s numerically superior left flank failed due to its over-reliance upon the minotaurs’ bulk protecting them in close combat. Admittedly, by the end of the conflict the Nimon hadn’t been as badly mauled by the race of Earth Reptiles and their four-legged “heavy backup” as they had previously by Sharaz Jek’s Androids, but they still had disappointingly lost a second territory within the space of just a couple of campaign turns…

20 comments:

  1. I like that Red Baron, looks really good. Great job. Nice to see the Silurians, if only briefly!

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. The Red Baron immediately hit my painting queue as soon as he arrived. Spookily, there'll be another addition to my Silurians in the next posting, as I love 'em.

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  2. The Red Baron is such a cool mini.

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  3. The red Baron looks great, reminds me of the Nazi assassin in the original Hellboy. The Nimron seem to be struggling in your campaign so far, but the tide could change I'm sure

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    1. Cheers Dave. I have been waiting on a Karl Ruprect Kroenen mini for ages, and as you say, the Red Baron could certainly be painted accordingly. I certainly plan to use the Red Baron for some "Weird War Two" battles using my "West Wind Productions" "SoTR" models soon.

      The Nimon have certainly been unlucky. But once the campaign's current sixth turn is finished, I'll be introducing some faction specific rules to balance things up a bit.

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  4. I love that Red Baron, perfect for Pulp shenanigans!

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  5. Nice work mate. Lovely minis aren't they!

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    1. Cheers Simon. The "Pulp City" stuff is great, and I'm hoping to have some more done soon.

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  6. Lovely work on your first Pulp City foray. :)

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    1. Thanks for selling him to me, Leon. Very much appreciated :-)

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  7. Strange..., none of my books on "The Red Baron" mention anything of his after-death actions.
    Good looking figure and nicely painted.
    Well done getting another game in and "Go Silurians!"

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    1. LOL Joe!! I'm pleased to getting well embedded with the "Doctor Who" campaign currently, so hope to have more BatReps and AARs to post over the next few months.

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  8. How brilliant is that Red Baron! That would be the perfect model for my Scooby Doo gang to unmask as old man Withers 😀

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    1. Thanks Ivor, and what a great idea for a Scooby Doo monster!! LOL!!

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  9. Excellent looking Red Baron!
    Loved the report but I wouldn't have minded if it was more picture heavy and if it had a few more details in it 😉.

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    1. Cheers Wouter. I'm hoping to have the Red Baron involved on my tabletop soon.

      Sadly I can't always photo and plot a game to do one of my BatReps with, as they take ages, and sometimes I just like to game - hence the AARs. They'll be a fair few more like this too, I'm afraid, as I'm doing a lot of gaming currently, and will simply be letting people what I think of the rules/minis.

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