Firestorm: Taskforce

I got a copy of the Terran vs Dindrenzi starter set of Taskforce recently, and have managed to clean and put together the ships (which are rather nice).

Here are some snaps:

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The ships come with pre-cast holes for 2mm magnets, but I drilled them out a little and used 3mm magnets.

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The models are very nice, and I’m looking forward to getting them to the table!

 

 

 

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Dusting off the Paints…

It’s been ever so long since I last managed to put paint on a model – in fact I think it was about the time of the tournaments here last year, which pushed it back a way. But I have finally done it! I have dusted off the paints and managed to get some models done!

 

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Well, there you go, I’ll probably pack them away now and not get them out for the next six months… but at least I got a few things finished!

 

 

 

 

Bombers and Corvettes join the fleet…

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Since tasting sweet success with my last painting challenge, and rather liking the look of a painted fleet for once, I have continued with my efforts.

This week I have managed to finish off a Squadron of Bombers, and two Squadrons of Thales Corvettes (well, nearly two, I seem to have lost a single Thales somewhere).

In any case – here they are, in all their state of completion…

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Antarctican Fleet – completed

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I began last week with the challenge of painting just over half of my fleet for the tournament just finished. After some long hours at the painting desk in the evenings, I’m happy to say that they are all finished! Not to as high a standard as I would have liked… but they are done – and that is fantastic. It’s also given me the inspiration to go back and get a bit more painted – so hopefully I’ll start knocking over some, at least, of my large back-catalog of unpainted Covenant miniatures.

I’ll write something more about the tournament on another day, we played 5 games over the two days, and it was an absolute blast. I came in 5th place out of field of 10, but more importantly I had a lot of fun and got to face off against great people.

In any case… the painted tournament fleet:

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EOBS Dreadnought Battle Robot Unboxing

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Created in the hidden forges of the Yani using their own mix of alchemy and technology, the plans for the massive Ayakashi Dreadnought Battle Robot were presented to the Empress at the end of 1871 and rushed into production.

In my latest unboxing video, I crack open one of the latest Dystopian Wars box sets – the Ayakashi Dreadnought Battle Robot.  Hope you enjoy the video and stay tuned towards the end for the outtakes.

The unpainted fleet…

With my local tournament looming at the end of this week (it’s Tuesday as I type this), I have to face a certain realisation. While this realisation is something miniature gamers are usually all too familiar with, it’s also a source of a certain amount of shame and ignominy. It’s like having a birthmark on your face in the shape of a rare and amusing vegetable, or a rash that is obvious to anyone, but kind of uncomfortable to explain; yes Nanna, the rash is looking particularly lurid today. How did I get it? Ahem.

So rather than hide it behind some facade, conceal it beneath a shallow powdered foundation, I had better confront it now. The fleet list I had created to play in this coming weekend’s tournament? It’s mostly unpainted (mostly here is an apt description, not mere exaggeration).

Now, I’m going to try and remedy this. I have Netflix to watch and painting to do. I’m not under any illusions that I will get it all done, or even most of it, but I will at least get more done. So the challenge is on… how much can I finish before the weekend? It will be interesting!

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That’s No Moon….Its a Space Station!

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Mass produced in the days of the old Terran Satellite Charter, the Palisade Battle Station has undergone many upgrades since the onset of the aggressive Fenian incursions into the Storm Zone.  Arrayed with masses of coil drivers and atomic-powered lasers, set behind layers of powerful shields, Palisades defend critical points across Alliance space.

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Palisades are commonly supported by a Squadron of three battle-hardened Bailey Orbital Hangars, each housing dozens of small craft that can lead attacks runs on approaching enemies, provide a defensive umbrella of torpedo fire or be packed with assault marines. Their versatility, ease of manufacture and robustness has led them to be deployed wherever valuable assets might be preyed upon.

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Colours Used:

  • Black Undercoat
  • Drybrush P3 Ironhull Grey
  • Vallejo Gunmetal Blue
  • GW Necron Abyss
  • GW The Fang
  • Highlights – Vallejo Sky Blue

Enter the Terran Leviathan!

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The Odin Class Leviathan advances through the battlefield shrugging off all bar the most concerted attacks using a combination of heavy armour and overlapping shield technology. Armed with a powerful G-72 Legacy Laser, this Terran war machine is one of the most powerful vehicle killers in the Firestorm Galaxy – woe betide the enemy that presents its flank to this behemoth!

You can watch the unboxing video of this model here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V5QUnXJTBw

This model stands 12 centimetres tall, is comprised of 10 parts and is all resin.  It is fantastically detailed and a breeze to paint.  I highly recommend all Terran players get one of these – even if you aren’t fighting the Drin-losers!

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Planetfall: The Terran Alliance

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The Terran Alliance as the greatest interstellar Human nation, a fact which the Dindrenzi Federation longs to change.  Yet even as the forces of the Zenian League batter against its borders, the Alliance endures… and grows stronger.

Readers of the Facebook page would know I’ve been painting my Terrans for Planetfall.  Not just a single helix but half a core, aerial and heavy helix.  The 8 sessions of 2 hours each were tough but brutal (much like a game of Planetfall) but the work got done.

As promised, here are pictures of the finished models.

TERRAN ALLIANCE – CORE HELIX

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The Vidar Heavy Tank – armed with linked M205 Magellan Cannon and Hammerstrike Missiles. It is the Command Element of the Terran Core Helix.

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Heimdal Medium Tanks – armed with M127 Drake Cannons.  Long range is a maximum of 20 inches.

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Ullr Mark 1 and Mark 2 tanks.  The Mark 1 is an Anti-Aircraft tank and is deployed in squadrons on 2.  The Mark 2 is a Shield Generator that attaches to Armoured Squadrons.

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The Valkyrie is a light tank with the ability to make a special recon move before the game and take and hold objectives.

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The Sinir is a Medium APC Tank.  It is unarmed but capable of carrying up to 9 bases of infantry into battle.

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Terran Alliance infantry bases can be fielded with option extras like an Officer base, Breacher Teams & Gun Teams.  Gun Teams are armed with Raptor Grenade Launchers while Breacher teams increase their DR from 3 to 5.

HAWKER INDUSTRIES – AERIAL HELIX

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The Sheriff Heavy Gunship is (currently) the only Terran vehicle in the game with a Nexus Designator.  The Nexus Designator allows artillery strikes onto the battle.

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Rushing across the skies, the Guardsman Heavy Attack fighters can move 30 inches and still engage ground targets (hitting on 5’s instead of 4’s of course)

TERRAN ALLIANCE – HEAVY ARMOUR HELIX

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The Baldr Tank Destroyers can fire their G-38 Heritage Lasers over 40 inches with 5 AD or effective range at 20 inches with 6 AD.  Three of them in a squadron with a Ullr Mark 2 makes a deadly little squadron.

Planetfall is fast becoming my favourite game – I suggest everyone gives it a go – you won’t be disappointed, either by the game play or the models.

Covenant Automata

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After some concerted procrastination, I’ve finally started putting paint on models again.  As I’m rather like a meerkat with ADHD, I, of course, haven’t continued with my Australian Fleet, nor have I finished the single Empire of the Blazing Sun Kaiju I need to finish in order to call my naval EotBS done… no – I’ve started a new set of miniatures – the Automata from the Dystopian Legions Iron Scorpion boxed set…

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I have the Gun Rotors nearly done, and then I hope to do the Drone Controller and the Commandos… but who knows, I might start something new between now and then!