Sunday, 6 September 2020

"Each Section Was Led By A Corporal..."

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"...Armed with a Sten submachine gun."
This 28mm metal model is from the "West Wind Productions" "Secrets Of The Third Reich" blister B-SOTR04 Sten-B. However, rather than use the miniature for Andy Cooper's "Weird WWII game", this British soldier will actually form part of a (Regular) Infantry Section for "Konflikt '47" by "Warlord Games". Indeed, the figure will actually represent the section's "high quality" NCO, armed with a trusty submachine-gun.

The Tommy was initially primed using "Citadel" Doombull Brown and washed with an old pot of "Citadel" Devlan Mud. Once dry the infantryman's weapon, boots and large ammunition pouch were pigmented in "Citadel" Abaddon Black, whilst his bullet proof vest was painted using some Calthan Brown. In addition, I 'picked out' the infantryman's gas mask filter with a dab of "Citadel" Knarloc Green too.
Space Commander Travis wonders what could possibly lurk behind the closed hatchway
Both of these areas were darkened using (more) "Citadel" Devlan Mud. Finally, I 'spotted' the Corporal's eye-goggles with a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil, before applying some "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade" to the soldier's hands, ears and neck.

With my 500-point strong Great Britain And The Commonwealth army almost completed, I managed to make another visit to the LVL Up Gaming Store in Bournemouth so as to play-test some cooperative rules for my homemade brew entitled "M.I.S.S." On this occasion I brought along some figures taken from my old collection of science fiction miniatures by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio", and some cardboard sections from the first edition of the Alien Versus Predator Board Game by "Prodos Games".
Supreme Commander Servalan sacrifices her Federation Troopers to the hungry space mutants
The scenarios we played involved Supreme Commander Servalan and Space Commander Travis leading a boarding party of troopers on board a Terran Federation Science Station which had suddenly ceased communicating with Star One. Needless to say, this was due to an alien viral infection getting out of control and turning the laboratory workers into nightmarish blobs of disease-ridden death.

We managed to get in five games during the afternoon, four of which we won, and one of which turned into a total bloodbath, as the mutated scientists devoured everyone in sight, including the noteworthy Section Leader Klegg; who up until this point had somehow managed to survive every exploration of the space station. Hopefully, we'll get some more games in next month, as I hope to add the Liberator's crew, some event cards and additional scenarios to the "Blake's Seven" proceedings...

10 comments:

  1. Great work on the NCO Simon, the Blake's 7 games look good too

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    1. Thanks Dave. Good to be back playing some games in the Lvl Up Bournemouth store :-)

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  2. I wonder how tricky it is to reload much less fire accurately in that mask?
    He looks great tho and will lead those tommies to victory no doubt.

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    1. Cheers Dai. I'm just a British Paratrooper away, and that'll be 500 points of British (as well as 500 points of Germans) finished for Konflikt '47. I really like the old "Secrets Of The Third Reich" minis. They have loads of character, imho.

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  3. Another nice addition your Konflikt forces Simon, and nice to see you getting some games in too.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. Delighted to get some games in, and hopefully I'll be able to showcase the co-operative/solo play homemade rules soon in a BatRep or two.

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  4. Nice work on the British soldier, looks really good. It is always hard to come back and make additions to a last project but he looks identical to me. I hope the play testing of your rules was fruitful.

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. I think the new palette is pretty darn close to the old one personally. The co-op rules went really well. Lots of ideas to add to it, and a little tweaking perhaps.

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  5. "Trusty sub-mchine gun", made melaugh as it looks like a Sterling to me! Great looking figure btw and I love the gasmask etailing.
    To get nay gaming in is not even on my horizon atm, so I'm very jealous (the games looked and sounded like a lot of fun too).

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    1. Many thanks Joe. I'm tempted to do a third section of Tommies tbh, as I've just found a half dozen I've previously started working on. Hoping to have another few games later in the month, if things work out accordingly.

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