Saturday, 29 November 2014

Spectre Miniatures Shop Live!

Spectre Miniatures have launched their web store having successfully concluded the Kickstarter. The website is very smooth and good looking with some fantastically posed and photographed scenes- all very inspirational. This is a very exciting day if you like ultra-modern wargaming, as I think Spectre will become one of the big names in the genre, along with Empress and Eureka. 
Well done to everyone at Spectre Miniatures. 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Reinforcements arrive in the Post!

Look what was waiting for me when I got back form work yesterday! The produce of backing Spectre Miniatures Kickstarter earlier this year. They are a little bit later that expected, but here they are. 

I have to say I am impressed. Sculpting-wise and scale-wise that compare well with Empress and Eureka, and should blend in with those ranges seamlessly. They lack the dynamism and sharpness of Hasslefree and Statuesque Miniatures, but they are a good match scale-wise for those ranges. The casting is good, with virtually no mould lines and flash, and as far as I can tell no defects at all. 

As I understand it Spectre Miniatures will soon be opening the shop to the rest of you guys who never got round to backing the Kickstarter (shame on you). I think these figures will be a welcome addition to the market, and will fill out some of the gaps in Empress and Eureka's ranges. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Heavy Armour for PRA

The jungles of Zugando are vast and can conceal much from the watchful eyes of the US drones and spy satellites. The I-COZ intelligence analysts know that the PRA have a number of battle tanks captured or else defected from the Zugandan Army. As yet they have not been able to destroy any of these armoured vehicals and the Special Forces operating in the area have been given the task of finding the tanks and then marking them for destruction by the USAF and RAF. 

The T34/85 may seem like a hopelessly out of date tank when compared to a modern MBT. It dates back to the 1940's and is a relic of the cold war, but in Zugando, where modern MBT's are something of a rarity, and most forces lack any weapons more powerful than an RPG-7, the T34 is still a force not to be taken lightly. 

This T34-85 is a Bolt Action figure from Warlord Games. It is a very neat plastic kit that was very easy to put together and nice to paint.