April 27, 2017

Guild Ball: Engineer's Guild 'Compound'

Last Friday the new Season 3 Rulebook for Guild Ball was released (a very nice book with great artwork) and along with my order I decided to include another model for my Engineer's Guild.  After seeing what the Fisherman can do to me in scoring, I thought maybe it may be fun to try a Goalkeeper against them next time.  The Engineer's Guild now have access to two Goalkeepers, 'Compound' and 'Veteran Velocity'.  I decided to go with 'Compound' since I really like playing with the normal 'Velocity' on the Pitch (and you cannot have two of the same named models on the Pitch at the same time).

One thing to note about 'Compound' is that he can actually play for two different Guilds, the Alchemist's and the Engineer's.

I can really see myself using his Character Trait Rush Keeper a lot along with his Character Play Horrific Odor.  Hopefully those two together will slow the Fisherman down.

 
 
 Compound

 Compound

Painting Points: 2

April 23, 2017

Bolt Action: United States 'Lieutenant Richard Winters'

"Lieutenant Richard 'Dick' Winters, made famous as the main character in the TV show Band of Brothers, Major Winters was the highly decorated commander of ‘Easy Company’, part of the US 101st Airborne Division, during World War II."

Back in June 2014, Historicon worked with Warlord Games and released a special 30th Anniversary Special Miniature fitting tribute to Richard 'Dick' Winters.

My son and I were not able to attend Historicon (we were living in Arizona and Historicon is on the East Coast) but Warlord Games was selling the model on their online store for that weekend.  So I made note in my calendar and had to make sure that I ordered it for my son.

Fast forward three years and yesterday Lt. Winters finally saw my painting table.  Unfortunately he his modeled with a Rifle, and in Bolt Action most people play their Lieutenants's with SMG's, but it would be nice change once in awhile for him to hit the battlefield.

 Lt. Winters in 'Band of Brothers'

 
 Lt. Wiinters with Dog Tags

 Lt. Winters

 Lt. Winters

Painting Points: 1

April 22, 2017

Bolt Action: United States 'Paratrooper Lieutenant Team (Late War)'

We actually had a pretty decent weather day today (50 and Sunny) so that meant I was going have to be ooutside again early afternoon doing more yard work (the drawbacks of owning a house).  If I wanted to get any painting done it was going to have to be first thing in the morning, and that is what I did.

I have yet to clean the flash and glue the models for my sons's second Paratrooper Squad, so I decided to work on his Lieutenant's Team today and a special character I'll be posting tomorrow morning.

 United States: Paratrooper Lt. Team

 United States: Paratrooper Lt. Team

Painting Points: 2

April 21, 2017

Bolt Action: United States 'Paratrooper Squad 1 (Late War)'

After finishing my son's Airborne Bazooka Teams the other day, I decided to go ahead and start on his first Paratrooper Squad.  The problem was I had nothing assembled or primed that was ready for painting.  So it took me a little while to go through his models and assemble the two Squad that he will be running in his Market Garden list along with cleaning the models up and getting them glued to their bases.

For his list I decided to go with x1 NCO w/SMG, x4 SMG and x7 Rifles.  Both squads will be identical and both will start with the 'Full Strength' rule (in case he needs it early on.)

I still have to assemble the second Squad so I will probably move onto getting his LT/Team completed first.  Then we'll take a short break from the United States and see what hits the painting table.

 Paratrooper Squad 1 NCO

  United States: Paratrooper Squad 1 (Late War)

 United States: Paratrooper Squad 1 (Late War)

Painting Points: 12

April 17, 2017

Bolt Action: United States 'Airborne Bazooka Teams 1 & 2'

For next years AdeptiCon 2018 my son and I will be playing in the Bolt Action Team Tournament.  Jeremy runs the Team Tournament to be more of a themed event and for everyone to have fun, where as the top award in the event is Best Sportsman.  My son and I always wanted to add Airborne Units to our armies, so we decided that we will do a 'Market Garden' themed army.  My son will be playing United States, and I will paint up some British for myself.

I still have plenty of time to paint before AdeptiCon 2018, but I thought I might as well slowly get started so that I am not rushed last minute next year.  This also gives us time to modify our lists in case anything changes rules wise or points wise.  For now we are basing our armies on 1600 points (800/800) as were the rules for this year.

When most people think of the uniforms for the United States Airborne, they think of movies like 'Saving Private Ryan' or TV shows like 'Band of Brothers', but for 'Operation Market Garden', the United States Airborne were issued the new M1943 uniform which was a darker shade of green.

I was curious how they guys would turn out with the M1943 uniforms and painted up my sons Bazooka Teams yesterdy as test subjects.  I am actually really happy the way they turned out and think 800 points painted like this will look real nice.

 United States: Airborne Bazooka Team 1

 United States: Airborne Bazooka Team 1

 United States: Airborne Bazooka Team 2

 United States: Airborne Bazooka Team 2

Painting Points: 4
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