I was thinking about getting some SU-25 Frogfoots for my Soviets and note that there are new "plastic kit" versions of those available from Battlefront now too... guess who makes a 1:144 Frogfoot kit? You got it, Ace Corporation.
The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together on Thursday nights to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Team Yankee 15mm British Challenger Tanks and Harrier Jets
Friday, September 25, 2020
Horus Heresy Battle Report and New Game Mat!
How good does that mat look with the ruined buildings, eh? I'm really quite pleased with this product. It comes from the good people at urbanmatz.com in the Czech Republic, and it is fantastic, a nice neoprene mouse-pad type material that rolls up fairly easily as well. It came with its own storage bag too, for a quite reasonable cost of 57.77 euros. Unfortunately the only shipping method is FedEx, and that's where the pain comes in... but let's not talk about that. They also sell some really cool pre-painted resin buildings that Conscript Dave and I have added to our terrain collections.
A few little funky touches spread around the table. The Slurm machine is a must for the thirsty Legion Space Marine.
"God Box 2.0". What a great little piece of scatter terrain.
Greg's and my new Storm Eagle aircraft out onto the table. They are certainly monsters in game terms!
Space Wolves Vindicator also made its first appearance. Unfortunately the Iron Warriors Havoc team posted in an upper-storey window (five Marines each with a lascannon) were able to knock it out.
IV Legion Medusa siege gun never quite lives up to the hype in my mind... high strength and a good gun, but I always forget that the range is only 36".
Iron Hands Medusan Immortals
Iron Warriors Siege Tyrant Terminators sought to return the favour, but their missile racks didn't quite do the massive damage they have done in past games.
Friday, September 18, 2020
VI Legion Vindicator for 30k
|Prepare to FEEL the loyalty! A new tank arrives for The Rout!|
Yes, to come up with this vehicle, the tech adepts of the Mechanicum have taken the Space Marines' favourite APC, filled the troop compartment with scary batteries and other abominable technologies, and mounted a "Laser Destroyer" on the front.
|Decals courtesy of the legion-specific decal sheets from Forge World.|
I love the whacky look of this thing, and while that "laser destroyer" looks plenty-destroyer-y, this weapons is a pretty "average-sized" one compared to the other weapons and vehicles in the Space Marine Legion arsenal. But there would only be so many Falchions to go around, and a Space Marine Captain in the Horus Heresy needs to take whatever armoured support can be found. Yes - 30k is bonkers!
|Closeup showing the combi-bolter and command cupola for the vehicle.|
|View from the top. I'm sure having those cables exposed to enemy fire isn't any sort of safety problem at all...|
|Still the good ol' general-pupose hatch on the back...have to access the batteries on that laser somehow, right?|
|Ready to roll for The Rout!|