Tercios Liber Militum – Battle report

Tercios Liber Militum – Battle report

I have played my very first Tercios Liber Militum game today, and I’m more than delighted. Fast, dynamic and so fun. Do you want to know more? Continue reading. To get familiarized with the rules we decided to play a basic game (1000 points) and the first scenario (Glory Fields). I played the Spanish Empire and my rival used German Protestants. A very historical fight! We did some things in the wrong way, but this first game has been very useful to understand the mechanics of the game. I cannot wait to play the second game! This was my army list: Spanish army 1000 points *Maestre de Campo (General), Level 3: 25 puntos (Virtue: +1 stamine; Atribute: Authoritarian and Provocative). *Infantry Regiment: Command, Level Nivel 2: 25 points (Virtue: +1 stamine; Atribute: Authoritarian and Coordinator). Tercio (Old, Modernized): 200 points Tercio (Old, Modernized): 200 points Tercio: 140 points Shooting company: Mercenaries (-5) with musket 60 points *Cavalry Regiment: Command, Level Nivel 2: 25 puntos (Virtue : +1 combat; Atribute: Hero) Cuirassier: 100 points Cuirassier: 100 points *Medium artillery battle: Large battery and horse limber: 120 points I don’t have my opponent list, but it was something like this: German Protestants 1000 points *General: Elite: Cuirassier (Large) *Infantry Regiment: Command Classic Squadron Classic Squadron *Infantry Regiment: Command Classic Squadron Classic Squadron *Cavalry Regiment: Command Cuirassier Cuirassier *Medium artillery battle: Large battery Deployment My opponent doubled me in infantry and cavalry. So I decided to concentrate my army: two mounted units protecting the right flank; and one of the veteran Tercios supported by a Shooting company on the left one. The...
IV Weathering Workshop organized by ModelBrush

IV Weathering Workshop organized by ModelBrush

We organized the IV painting workshop in Goblin Trader Madrid Sur two weeks ago, and we counted on Rubicon Models‘ sponsorship who provided us the vehicle for the workshop and some extra models to raffle among the participants. Ten participants learnt how to apply all the more common weathering techniques on 28mm vehicles (for Bolt Action), from streaking effects to chipping effects and pigments. We are planing to organize another workshop in December. Do you want to participate? Stay tuned. Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Santiago y cierra España! Cuirassiers for my TYW Imperial army

Santiago y cierra España! Cuirassiers for my TYW Imperial army

I’m working on a very special project, my very own 15mm Thirty Years War army. Unfortunately I don’t have time to paint my own miniatures, as I’m always working on comissions. However, the miniatures from Totentanz have inspired me in a way never seen before in myself. And therefore, I exploit all the gaps I have to paint it. Furthermore, the recent rulebook published by El Kraken: Tercios Liber Millitum is the perfect excuse to use these miniatures.  I have finished today another mounted unit, some Cuirassiers. Take a closer look! I have painted 6 horse riders to compose a mounted unit to play Tercios. I have destributed them in two bases (3 miniatures / base) to form a 8cm front. The banner has been painted by hand over a copper sheet. If you are interested, you can find a complet painting guide about how to paint miniatures of this period here. The horses has been painted using this color: Dark brown: shadows with Dark oxide 302 (Panzer Aces, Vallejo), base with Flat brown 984 (Vallejo) and a slight light with Orange brown 981 (Vallejo) Light brown: Shadows with Chocolate brown 872 (Vallejo), base with English uniform 921 (Vallejo) and lights with a bit of white Grey: shadows with Black grey 862 (Vallejo), base with Basalt grey 869 (Vallejo) and lights with a bit of white   And here you can see my whole mounted force: a light cavalry unit, a heavy cavalry unit and the mounted General.   And this is the current status of my Imperial Army using Totentanz Miniatures: Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se...
Building a 28mm church

Building a 28mm church

Quoting Pablo Picasso, “the inspiration arrives while working”.  Nevertheless, it was not true for our friend MorTap, who was watching the second episode of the brilliant TV show “True Detective” when he saw a very enigmatic burned church. That was enough to fire up his inspiration; and three days later, a new church found a place on favorite Mortap’s shop, “El Kraken” in Canary Islands. So, take a look at this work from MorTap: I found very cheap stuff to build it: an ice cream plastic banner of 3mm, big matches, cardboard of a cereal box and foamed PVC of 2mm for windows and doors. To prepare the base, we will cut two pieces: one for the building (20 x 17 cm) and other one for the destroyed roof (13 x 10 cm). To build the church we will need: Church side walls: 2 pieces of 8 x 7 cm Church frontal walls: 2 pieces of 10 x 5 cm for the frontal walls Tower side walls: 2 pieces of 15 x 4,4 cm Tower frontal wall: 1 piece of 15 x 5 cm Tower rear wall: 1 piece of 5 x 6 cm Tower big roof: 1 piece of 5,5 x 5,5 cm Tower small roof: 4 pieces of 5 x 7 cm Church roof: 4 pieces of 6,5 x 2 cm ç While I am working, I usually modify the original idea. This is quite common, especially when you are working without any real plan.  Therefore, I changed the original floor of the church, where the debris have been replaced by a clean tiles base. So, now...
Taller de Weathering en 28mm (Bolt Action) en GT Madrid Sur

Taller de Weathering en 28mm (Bolt Action) en GT Madrid Sur

¿No sabes cómo hacer un efecto de barro en las orugas de tu Tigre para Bolt Action? ¿O cómo hacer desconchones que tengan un aspecto realista? ¡Esta es tu oportunidad poner en práctica tus habilidades! ModelBrush te enseñamos como. Desde ModelBrush, y en colaboración con GoblinTrader Madrid y Rubicon Models, os invitamos al próximo taller que vamos a organizar para hacer efectos de envejecimiento (Weathering) en vehículos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en 28mm. El taller tendrá lugar en GoblinTrader USERA el día 10 de Otubre y durará todo el día, con una pausa para comer y respetando el horario de la tienda. El número máximo de participantes será de 8 personas, dando prioridad a aquellas personas que no asistieron al último taller que organizamos con vehículos de 15mm (las técnicas que expliquemos serán básicamente las mismas). Para formalizar la inscripción deberéis enviarnos por correo electrónico vuestro nombre, nombre de usuario en WGS (si lo tenéis) y teléfono a: rangers@modelbrush.com El taller será TOTALMENTE GRATUITO. Pero cada participante DEBERÁ traer pintado con los colores básicos cualquier vehículo de 28mm. Por colores básicos se entiende el verde bronce en un Sherman británico o un Stug con camuflaje tritonal. No importa el tipo de iluminación que utilicéis. Así mismo, cada participante deberá traer consigo un juego de pinceles, tanto redondos como planos y un poco de white spirit. El resto de material lo proporcionará GoblinTrader. Al finalizar el taller se sortearán entre todos los participantes dos vehículos de Rubicon. ¿A qué estás esperando para apuntarte? Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en...
Sci-Fi in 15mm from Khurasan Miniatures

Sci-Fi in 15mm from Khurasan Miniatures

Khurasan Miniatures is a US miniature brand which produces a huge range of 15mm miniatures, and some 28mm ones. From historical ancient ranges to Sci-Fi and Fantasy worlds. And we want to show you today some of our works using 15mm Khurasan’s miniatures. We are going to start with some post-modern infantrymen supported by a flamethrower gravitatory tank. While the tank uses a simple bitonal camouflage (green-sand), I have tried to simulate a Multicam pattern in 15mm, using the following color palette: Uniform: Base color: English Uniform 951 (Vallejo)Green: Olive Green NAC-06 (Andrea)Brown: Medium brown NAC-46 (Andrea)White: Ivory 918 (Vallejo)Vest and accesories: Russian Khaki NAC-08 (Andrea)   The rotobic should be really advanced in this dystopian (or utopian) worlds. So, you can see some droid forces below with their hovercraft transport and some “fliying discs”. Droids have been painted using a pale grey palette, while the transport shows a 4-colors camouflage, but the black rubber part.       Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
III Torneo Flames of War GoblinTrader Madrid

III Torneo Flames of War GoblinTrader Madrid

Los datos son: Fecha: domingo 30 de Agosto de 2015 Lugar: GoblinTrader Madrid (C/ Enrique Fuentes 22) Hora: desde las 9:30 hasta las 19:30. Batallas: 3 partidas (dos por la mañana y una por la tarde). Listas: 1700 puntos de Late War. Inscripción: 10€ . Premios: toda la cantidad que se recaude de las inscripciones en vales. Premios para los 3 primeros clasificados y sorteos. Descarga las bases del torneo a continuación: Descarga las bases III Torneo FOW Late War GoblinTrader Los resultados del torneo: ¡Un saludo a todos! Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
The Great Wargaming Survey 2015

The Great Wargaming Survey 2015

Hi. Take a look at this survey arranged by Wargames: Solider&Strategy! This is the second one, because another survey was carried out last year, whose results can be checked in WSS blog. It’s not only interesting to see how is the situation of our hobby, but you can also win very nice prices! De hecho, es una buena oportunidad para que el púbico español la rellenemos a conciencia para tener una idea adicional de que es lo que se cuece en nuestro páis! Apart from rolling dice, there seem to be few things miniature wargamers like to do better than discuss the state of their hobby. The purpose of this survey is to answer some of the questions that regularly come up in such debates. As last year, the results will be published on our blog and in an upcoming issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy. At the end of this survey, you’ll have the chance to enter your email address into a raffle for some very nice prizes. The full list is quite long and includes a Gates of Antares Starter set, the Great War game by the Plastic Soldier company, various boxed sets, books and three two-year subscriptions to either Ancient Warfare, Medieval Warfare or Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy! Moreover, as a thank-you for taking part in this survey, everyone will get a discount coupon for use on the Karwansaray Publishers website, which can be used to purchase any of our books and magazines. Please note that this survey is entirely anonymous, unless you choose to provide your email address for the raffle. If you do, this...
Indiegogo – The last victory in the east, Kharkov 1943

Indiegogo – The last victory in the east, Kharkov 1943

Heer46, a popular German company who produces “paperpanzers” or prototypes in 1:100 scale, released last week a new crowdfunding project to create a new 28mm miniature line of WW2 German soldiers with Charkow-parka (anorak) and other winter equipment. The project is almost funded, but now Heer46 need your support to reach new stretch goals! The crowdfunding project offers a new complete range of 28mm miniatures, including support weapons, perfect to play Bolt Action. Indeed, the pledge Infanterie-Zug 1 (EUR 62) includes the core to create the base for your German BA army: 2 infantry squad (10 men), mortar and HMG. Only the HQ is missing, but the second SG unlocks 2 officers. And all of them wearing the classical Charkow-parka! Lovely. In addition, some extra weapons can be unlocked, such as PAK40, sniper or an anti-tank team. But Heer46 needs your support to get them! The miniatures are sculpted by Igor “Brother Vinni’s”, are casted in metal and are awesome. Interestingly, the equipment (gas mask cannister, shovel, bags, etc) are separately casted and you can glue them as you wish. On the other hand, the support weapons as mortar or PAK40 are 3D printings, but also casted in metal. Furthermore, the second SG unlocks a complete painting guide made by our mate Rubén Torregrosa (HeresyBrush) and layouted by the PaintingWar team. The guide includes a complete step by step to paint a Heer46 miniature wearing a Charkow-parka, plus three sheets with color references following the same layout as in the PaintingWar magazine. To see some examples of the miniatures, scroll down: To see the Indiegogo Campaign: Kharkov 1943  ...
Flames of War – DAK and Desert Rats guns (Forged in Battle)

Flames of War – DAK and Desert Rats guns (Forged in Battle)

I took advantage of my last Christmas Holidays to paint more WWII guns in 15mm from Forged in Battle. There are 9 of them (6 for Desert Rats and 3 for Deutsche Afrika Korps), including artillery, anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns.  In my humble opinion the FiB’s miniatures are one of the best, aren’t they? To paint the British guns I used Desert Yellow 977 like base color and I worked the lights with Iraqui Sand 819 and a bit of white. On the other hand, to paint the German guns I used the same colors, but afterwards I used the “sponge technique” to simulate the original dark grey color used in German vehicles (note, German material was originally painted in grey at that time, and then quickly re-painted in dark yellow). I used Dark Grey 994 for this purpose.   And to paint the infantry I used this color chart: British: Uniform: English Uniform 921 and lights + Desert Yellow 977 Helmet: Desert Yellow 977 and lights + with Iraqui Sand 819 Webbings: Tan Yellow 912, Flat Brown 984 or black German: Uniform 1: Chocolate Brown 872 and lights + Desert Yellow 977 Uniform 2: English Uniform 921 and lights + Desert Yellow 977 Uniform 3: Yellow Green 881 and lights + Desert Yellow 977 Uniform 4: 887 Brown Violet and lights + white Helmet: Desert Yellow 977 and lights + with Iraqui Sand 819 + chipping with Dark Grey 994 (using a sponge) Webbings: Flat Brown 984 or black     Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre...
SAGA – Spanish (Hispanics)

SAGA – Spanish (Hispanics)

I have recently started playing SAGA (yeah, another game!), and I obviously decided to play with Spanish because I’m far away from home. I have only played three games, but I love SAGA. It’s simple, fast and fun. Indeed, I like to say that SAGA is like Bolt Action for Ancient. What do you think? But we wrongly start because Spain didn’t exist as the current country at that time. The term Spain appeared during the XVI century, and the reconquista was between 722 and 1492. Therefore we should call this warband “Aragoneses”, “Navarros”, etc… or “Hispanos/Hispanic” (Marca hispánica). But not Spanish. Anyway, this warband is really cool. The whole army can be mounted! Can you imagine? dozens of horses charging…Yeah! This was the second reason because I decided to start Spanish (Hispanics) for SAGA. My 6 points list is the following: Mounted Warlord: El Cid Campeador (of course!!! but we don’t play historical characters) Mounted Hearthguard x3 (total: 12 miniatures with spears) Mounted Warriors x2 (total: 16 miniatures with javelins) Leavy with bows x1 (total: 12 miniatures) In the following picture you can see how looks the whole army, but 3 horses (I forgot to buy an extra blister! buy now it has arrived). I have played only three games (against Franks, Scots and Norse Gaels), and therefore my experience is so limited. But I think that the levy with bows is probably a bad investment. In two of three games this unit has been almost “nailed” in the same point, without doing anything. And when it could shot, I only have 4 die because it’s a levy...
Mordheim – Carnival of Chaos

Mordheim – Carnival of Chaos

Last week we rebooted our Mordheim Campaing in Joensuu (Finland), and therefore I decided to start playing a new warband. I considered to play Beastman or Undead, but finally I thought about playing with Chaos because of the hype around the The End of Times – Warhammer Campaign, where Chaos is going to destroy the Warhammer world. I wanted to contribute with my Nurgle’s warband! So, my new warband is Carnival of Chaos. Once more I’m going to use original models from GW. I love the “carnival” look they have. Getting these guys was a bit difficult (and so expensive), but I think they’re worth it. The miniatures are not the best ones in the market nowadays, but they have something special. If you are a collector, you will probably understand me. Fortunately I could buy the whole original warband, plus two extra henchmen (I have not prepared them yet). So I already have the core for my warband, but probably I will need extra models in the future. Indeed, the original warband doesn’t include a second Tainteed one and therefore, I need to find an alternative. I also have five nurglings. I don’t know why, but I love these little guys. Perhaps because their malicious faces! The Carnival of Chaos models are specially nice. One has a bagpipe! In this case I discarded preparing my own bases because I don’t have enough time. Thus I bought resin bases from Micro Artsimulating a wood floor. They are really nice and cheap! I bought two 20x20mm blisters and another one of 25x25mm for the Brutes and Master. I think I...
Punkapocalyptic – Gangers: Archer

Punkapocalyptic – Gangers: Archer

Today I show you a miniature I have recently painted from a new wargame “made in Spain”: Punkapocalyptic, from BadRollGames. Related to classical themes observed in great movies such as Mad Max or Dredd Judge, Punkapocalyptic is a skirmish game with 30mm miniatures where different warband fight to take control the limited resources. At the moment there are three factions: Mutards, Gangers and the new one, Junkers. And surprisingly, we can freely download the rules to play this fantastic wargame (also in English!). Thanks to a common friend, I got a Pandillero to paint it: the archer. In some way, it recalls me the Marvel character, Arrow. The quality of the model, as you can see in the pictures, is oustanding, including a superb rock face on the base. You should take a look at the whole miniature range in Punkapocalyptic’s website. The sculpts are marvellous. I have to say that I have never painted this kind of miniatures before, but it was a pleasure and a challenge. Instead of the color palette used by the oficial painter, I wanted to get a dark and dirty effect. After watching the new Mad Max movie trailer (the 31st time, maybe?) I decided to simulate an “oxidize” style. For example, the model has several metal parts, like the bow and protections, where I can easily simulate oxide with the sponge technique and several brownish and orange colors. To remark the metal origin of some of these pieces, I added a final light with Steel. I also imagined the pectoral armour formed by old tires fragment with a light greyish color. To...
Mordheim – Witch Hunters, an update!

Mordheim – Witch Hunters, an update!

The Mordheim Campaign I’m playing in Joensuu is ongoing. After a dozen of games, my warband starts to be a hard opponent (of course, depending on the dice). Fortunately, Wichthunters warband can be formed by maximum 12 miniatures, so I don’t have excuse to completly paint it! With these models I have tried to simulate a dark enviroment…a classical Mordheim atmosphere! I have painted almost all miniatures during my Holidays in Spain, excepting three zealots. I will hopefully paint these three guys in the following weeks. To paint these models I decided to simulate a dark and dirty atmosphere. The idea was to represent the real conditions of Mordheim after the impact (and before, right!), a ruined and pestilent city.  To achieve this goal I have used an wide brownish color palette, where chocolate brown from Vallejo plays a key role. Basically, I have mix every color with chocolate brown to get a dark tone. I specially like faces, because I was afraid of this point. I have changed my classical recipe for skin (tan and dwarf sking from Vallejo Game Color). Instead of tan I have used beige brown such as base color, and then I have worked on lightings with Dwarf Skin, and finally, golden yellow. To remark the shadow areas I have applied a thin layer of chocolate brown (yeah, once more!). On the other hand, Angusin discovered me an amazing color from Citadel: Blood for the Blood God. An AMAZING color. I cannot use a different word to define this jar. The glosiness and texture is amazing. Finally, here you can see a couple of...
Mordheim — Secondary Missions card decks

Mordheim — Secondary Missions card decks

Time ago we showed here a very interesting project about secondary mission cards for Mordheim. We have also included in this project another two small ideas: one related with the order of players / iniative and other one to facilitate the critical hits resolution. We would like to thank to Drawer, Khaelion, Enzorko, Salsa, Sutenööri and others for their feedback; and Tenebrae Lux for the English proofreading . Now, you can freely download the final version of these cards: print and play! Secondary Mission cards Regular Mordheim games could be very flat, especially when you play multiplayer games where sometimes you cannot aspire to achieve the main scenario objective. Therefore, secondary missions enrich the games by providing extra objectives or sub-plots. Note that these objectives never replace the main objective; and most importantly, they are not mandatory. The idea is to have more options in your game, above all when everything is against you. This additional module to play Mordheim includes around 80 cards in two separate decks: missions and rewards cards. How to use secondary mission cards? Before the battle starts, each player draw two reward cards and three secondary mission cards but chooses only 2. Each player will have a hand of two missions and two rewards cards. You can or cannot complete these secondary missions, it’s up to you. Secondary missions should be kept in secret (that is why we use cards). Thus, the game is more interesting because we cannot exactly prevent the enemy from taking his objectives. However, his actions can expose him and his objectives. Rewards are retrieved at the end of the...
1/72 Light tank M5 Stuart upgrades

1/72 Light tank M5 Stuart upgrades

Besides the Sherman tank, the Stuart or light tank M3/M5 was one of the most common American tanks used during the Second World War. From snowed meadows to deserts, the URSS, Commonwealth and US armies used very different versions of this anecdotic light tank. And today we will show you several fantastic upgrades from CplOverbysMOTORPOOL to modify the 1/72 Stuart tank model from The Plastic Soldier Company. The Plastic Soldier Company (PSC) currently sells a fantastic box with three Stuart plastic tanks in 1/72. It’s one of the best kits in the market, specially taking into account the ratio price/quality. And following the philosophy of PSC, inside the box we can find enough pieces to build three different tank versions: M5A1 early, mid and late production. However, there are many more variants. And Ken Overby from CplOverbysMOTORPOOL produces some of these in fine quality resin. But Ken doesn’t only offer new versions, but he has also modified the original M5A1 from the PSC box with high quality details and some corrections. M5A1 This model is the one included in the PSC box. However, some details are weak and some of them are not totally placed correctly in the PSC box. In general, Ken’s upgrades include a new hull and turret, with dozens of small and independent details. Therefore, you still need to buy a PSC box. Although is a bit tedious to take care of every piece, the final result has a higher quality. Some details are plane in the plastic model due to the mold properties. Therefore, if we use Ken’s kits and separately add all these details, the...
Mordheim – Wichthunters and how to build urban bases

Mordheim – Wichthunters and how to build urban bases

After almost a year playing a campaign with my mercenaries (Mariemburg), my group has decided to re-start the campaign with new players and new warband. And I have prepared a Wichthunter Warband to play this new campaign. To build my new Warband I got the original Mordheim Wichthunter box. However, some models are really awful and therefore, I decided to find some substitutes. I replaced the old flagelants by flagelants from the 6th Warhammer Edition (if I’m right). I don’t like the new plastic ones, because they looks like people from Catachan….and flagelants are poor people with mental disorders. They cannot have that kind of muscles!!!. I also replaced the Warrior Priest by a fantastic model from Avatar of War. Cheap and high quality!. And finally, I fell in love with some Tercio Creativo’s models, a Spanish brand that have created a XVI century game with some fantasy details. The models fit perfectly with Mordheim!.   Here you can find my rooster (500gc): On the other hand, I wanted to explain how I built the bases. You only need foam and some pieces from warhammer or somewhere else. We can use these traces to add some details to our bases: skulls, chains, weapons, etc. Anything is OK. To create a ruin looking we only need to cut small pieces of foam. Try to create variety: big, small, thin, thick, a triangle, a square and so forth. Then, we have to “sculpt” some texture. This is very easy. We only need to remove small “triangles” from the borders of these pieces with a knife. We don’t need to remove the...
Thirty Years War in 15mm – Totentanz Miniatures

Thirty Years War in 15mm – Totentanz Miniatures

A new Spanish brand has born: Totentanz Miniatures. At the moment, it has two 15mm ranges: American Civil War and Thirty years war. Although it’s totally new, it has already conquested the heart of too many wargamers because the oustanding quality of their models. Take a look at some TYW references. Here you can see the packing. Totentanz Miniatures follows the classical disposition: blisters with 8 figures (infantry) or 3 figures (cavalry). The bag of commanders includes less figures, but every model is amazing. They look like 28mm miniatures!. The normal prize is 4,25€ per blister (commanders one is cheaper). Now you can take a look at the details of these models. Sincerely, we consider them like the best 15mm TYW miniatures on the market. They are 15mm, can you believe it!? I think a picture is better than thousand words. Commanders: Musketeers: Arcabussiers: Pikeman (“Coseletes” or armoured  on the left and “picas secas” or unarmoured on the right)  I have already started painting them following the Dalmau’s Rocroi masterpiece. Because the amount and definition of the detail, the painting job is a pleasure!   I have already painted the pikemen, and now I will start with the shooters Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para enviar por correo electrónico a un amigo (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para imprimir (Se abre en una ventana...
Mordheim – Secondary mission cards

Mordheim – Secondary mission cards

Recently we have discovered a fascinating Spanish project which promotes a review of the Mordheim rules: La Ciudad de los Perdidos, Retorno a Mordheim (The City of the Lost, Return to Mordheim). And one of the modules they are working on is about secondary missions determined by cards. We love this idea!, and therefore we are deeply developing it. IMPORTANT: we’ve just finished the project and you can free download the complete deck of missions, rewards, criticals and initiative order cards from HERE.   First and foremost, we want to say that this is NOT our original idea. We found the concept in the following link (in Spanish): click here, which indeed is based on this other source. This fantastic community is working on a reviewed version of Mordhiem rules, and one of the projects involves the development of secondary objectives and rewards. The idea is to create more dynamic battles with more elaborate tactics and strategies. Is it necessary? Maybe not, but we think the idea is great. Thus, following the work from Drawer and Khaelion, between others, we have started working on this. We want to prepare two cards decks: mission cards and reward cards. Indeed, this is the final destiny of these concepts. Please note we are currently developing these cards, and therefore if you have any suggestion, criticism or comment, you are very welcome! SECONDARY MISSIONS This additional module to play Mordheim games include two card decks with 72 cards each one: missions and rewards. Rewards cards are all different, although the texts can be repeated in different combinations. But mission cards are by duplicated, and therefore...
Mordheim – Mariemburg WarBand – An update!

Mordheim – Mariemburg WarBand – An update!

Hi folks!. Last Monday I played a new chapter of the Mordheim Campaign I’m playing over here, in Finland. Although it was a disaster and my warband was literally destroyed by a Chaos horde, at least I didn’t lost any man!. Here I post the current status of my Mariemburg Warband with the new reinforcements.Time ago I showed you the beginning of my human warband for Mordheim (click here). During my first game I lost my captain and another hero, and therefore I decided to re-start my warband. But since that moment, I have only lost one henchman (of course, now I don’t risk). The original warband includes 12 guys. Now, there are another two marksmen and a very big an beautiful ogre!. I can add another member, but I’m not sure what weapons he should wear. I already have five marskmen, so I shouldn’t need anymore!. I think I will use a halberd. For these new guys I have used old Game Workshop figures. The ogre is the original one from Mordheim, meanwhile the marksmen are conversions. I have use one of the Mariemburg youngbloods and one model from the Pirazzo legion. Once more, I have mixed figures painted 7 years ago with others recently painted. I think the style is quite different, but more or less they fit, aren’t they? If you want to see the actual Warband Roster Sheet, click on the next image: Share:Haz clic para compartir en Facebook (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Twitter (Se abre en una ventana nueva)Haz clic para compartir en Google+ (Se abre en una...
Painting SCW Renault FT-17 in 1/72

Painting SCW Renault FT-17 in 1/72

I have recently been working on a couple of French FT-17 from the Spanish Civil War, from Minairons Miniatures. I have chosen some paints from the new painting sets of Ammo of MIG dedicated to the Great War. The new set of plastic vehicles from Minairons Miniatures involves the French FT-17 tank. The FT-17 was one of the first developed tanks and after the First World War, it was scattered all around the world. Indeed, Spain received some of them. Although they were too old when the civil conflict started, all available armored vehicles were put in service. From the modellers viewpoint, and because of the lack of time, I decided to paint one tank in a plain color (pale green) and the other one with a bitonal camouflage, like the following picture (pale green and forest green): Fortunately, weeks ago I received the new painting sets of Ammo of MIG JIMENEZ for First War World tanks. Although my tanks are based in the Spanish Civil War, these colors are perfect. I picked two of them: Green Moss (074), from the German and British tank set, and Forest Green (065) from the French tank set. I have to say that I’m totally delighted with these new paints!. The new jars (yellow tap) include a metal sphere and therefore it’s too easy to mix the pigment and solvent of the paint. And as the other paints from AMMO, you can use them directly from the pot without diluting them and they cover really nicely. I used the Color Modulation to increase the contrast. Therefore I used black and white to...
Painting canvas

Painting canvas

Some times, specially when we are painting trucks, we have to paint big canvas surfaces. And obviously, we cannot paint the canvas texture in the same way we paint a painted metal surface. Here we try to explain a very simple method to paint canvas with a real look. In this ocassion I will use a Henschel type 33 truck from Minairons Miniatures in 20mm (1/72 scale), painted following a Spanish Civil War and early Second War World scheme. That is, grey color for the track and green for the canvas. First, after priming the model, we paint the canvas in green color. I have used XF-58 (olive green) from Tamiya, diluted with some drops of isopropanol. Apply as many layers as you need to cover completely the surface. Next step is probably one of the most complicated when we are painting canvas: what kind of illumination we should use?. It is an important question, since if you apply an incorrect illumination the result can be totally irreal. In my case, I decided to apply in some way a panel lighning-like ilumination, where I apply the light on the superior sides (on laterals) and on the sites where the metal supporters of the canvas are placed. I only applied two lights, using white. It is better if you dilute a bit more the paintings when you are applying lights, since the gradient effect will be smoother. After applying a varnish layer, it is time to apply some weathering effects. I decided to apply some streakings effects from Ammo of Mig Jimenez in order to achieve some streaking effects (of...
Mordheim – Mariemburg Warband (500gc)

Mordheim – Mariemburg Warband (500gc)

I’m starting a new Mordheim -my favourite GW’s game- campaign over here, in Joensuu (Finland), and therefore I’ve updated my old Mariemburg warband. To create my band I’ve used only GW’s miniatures, but from different armies. The core of the band is formed by the official Mariemburg miniatures, with the exception of one of the youngbloods, who has a missed arm. But probably I will save it with some kind of transformation. In addition, I’ve two Great Sword from the WFB Empire army. One of them has an axe instead the greatsword. The rest of the band is formed by my Dogs of War models: Marksmen of Miragliano (one marksman), Pirazzo’s Lost Legion (one marksman and one pikeman) and Braganza’s Besiegers (one marksman without shield). I’ve also a Reiter from old GW Empire miniatures. I painted all models 4 or 5 years ago, although I’ve repaired some parts of them. About the reinforcements, I want to include more regular figures (Pirazzo’s soldier?). In fact I have a mercenary ogre 🙂 This is the list I have prepared to play the campaign (500gc+100gc because Mariemburg rules). I’ve selected toughened leather armours instead of light armours because I can save 15gc/armour!. The idea is to divide the band in three parts: marksmen (3 figures) and two close combat groups (4+5 figures). I can use the youngblood and warriors in front of each line, to absorve the enemy charges. And therefore I can use my swordmen, champions and captain to charge and destroy my enemies. What do you think? SARMIENTO (100) Type: Captain (60) Toughened Leathers (5) Duelling pistol (25) Sword (10) Dagger IDIAQUEZ (55) Type: Champion...
BMP1 in Syrian service (1973): masking with Blu-Tack

BMP1 in Syrian service (1973): masking with Blu-Tack

Auto adhesives putties, such as Blu-Tack or Silly Puty, are tremendously useful tools to simulate camouflages of hard edges in small scales. They are like plasticine, but they are not oily and are easy to handle. The soviet BMP1 is considered the first Infantry Combat Vehicle (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty, BMP) and it appears in the seventies. It has been in service in almost 50 different countries, playing an important role in the new battle systems where the armoured infantry armoured are key pieces. One of these countries was Syria, who used widely this vehicle during the Yom Kipur war. After search some information on the net, finally I adopted the following camouflage: yellow-orange and grey strypes on an olive green surface. This 15mm model is from Khurasan Miniatures. Once selected the camouflage, I started painting the dominant color, the olive green. I decided to use the olive drab set from Ammo of Mig Jimenez, but only the four intermediate colors. That’s, I didn’t use the maximum shadow and maximum light, since I consider in this scale we don’t need too many different tones. Indeed probably four are too many. Now I start preparing the second camouflage color, the yellow-orange. But first I have to mask part of the tank with Blu-tack. I take some portions of the putty and I apply them in long segments, laterally across the tank. I use the edge of a brush or toothpick to flatten the edges. Then I airbrush the second color. I’ve use an oxide tone mixed with dunkelgelb base, both from Ammo of Mig. Then, I repeat exactly the same work...