Saturday 24 August 2013

Stay in attack formation!


While Mark and I have played several small X-wing games over the last couple of weeks, some time ago we managed a larger battle. Larger in the sense of time rather then size of forces involved. What we basically did was play the first mission from the core rulebook with customized forces. I played the Dark Side with Darth Vader in his TIE advanced and two TIE aces to go along. Mark had two x-wings and an Y wing.

The game was pretty horrible for me since Vader lasted about 3 or 4 turns before being smoked and the rest of the TIE's were dead as well after several more turns. Because new TIE's (with lesser pilots) would enter play from my edge the game kept going but the Alliance shuttle eventually escaped pretty much unharmed.

We had some hilarious moments especially when several of our craft lined up accidentally in a ridiculous polonaise.

May the force be with you!

Darth Sander

Listening to: "Issues" by Korn

Sunday 18 August 2013

The Corsican Ogre


Many people I know, think I'm a big fan of Napoleon since I'm interested in the Napoleonic Wars: well I am NOT! I am a staunch Wellingtonian. That said I can not escape making a command stand for all of my Napoleonic Armies in time. Therefore I also need a stand depicting Napoleon and his staff, final stimulation to do just that was the release of the great Zvezda set of the French general staff. The set itself doesn't include a figure of Napoleon but I had an Italeri spare figure lying around. Here are the pictures I took from the completed stand.

Front view:

Side views:

back view:

The uniform the Emperor wears here is not that spectacular since it's mostly covered by his greatcoat, but it's the Grenadier's of the Guard Colonel's coat I tried to depict.

Some close ups:

My camera died on me and ever since I have been using my wife's camera. Somehow all the pics I take with it end up over exposed, can't seem to find the right settings.

Well I am overjoyed this monstrous little project is finished and in the showcase, on to the next one!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Ghostboy" by Gabriel Rios