Sunday, December 30, 2018

HVT: Candy Double

I don't know which one I dislike more- painting white or painting yellow!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wardriver Hacker- Limited Edition

Her nickname is "The Eye of Sauron"
Somewhat unfortunately due to the odd lens effect on her face plate.

Maybe I should just stick to airbrushing tricky effects like that?

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Strategos Series: BATTLE IN THE VINES – MAY 2018- USA Ideas on Maneuver and Attrition

BLUF- Bottom Line Up Front- Came 3rd out of 32 players (?34-36)

Discussion Format

Report- EN list, Deployment, Turn by Turn
Fix- critical failures
Improve- done correctly in places but not well.


COG- centre of gravity
CC- critical capability
CV- critical vulnerability
EN- enemy
FR- friendly
FLET- forward line of EN troops

The reports are based on memory with the help of some photos gleaned from the Infinity Australia Facebook page.  There will be inconsistences (especially with the photos which were taken at different rounds of the tournament when terrain had been adjusted) that I hope I’ve been able to get around with some labeling.  Knowing how unreliable my memory is, I’ve tried to record it all as accurately as possible but don’t be surprised if some the details don’t add up- the report will really only give you a gist of what happened.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Valerya Gromoz

I don't work for ALEPH....
I had a tournament recently where I needed 3 HVTs for Unmasking. 

It was a really good opportunity to branch away from painting my usual drab USA and explore some other colour schemes.... and get through my lead pile!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Strategos Series: CanCon2018- Vignettes USARF

Failures that could have been avoided.

Review using philosophies already described previously.

Enemy vs Mission Concept In List Generation

- novel missions

- failed to appreciate the CONTEXTUAL element in the idea of fighting power
- not just the conceptual- i.e. USARF is good at cheap attrition
- not just the physical element- i.e. this model has this profile and is used in this way (CONTEXT changes it's use and thus its importance).


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Strategos Series: Cancon 2018- Notes

See the Matrix.

"Cave ab homine unius libri" ("Beware the man of one book")

No two conflicts are exactly the same so history alone will never provide an exact answer to current and future problems. At the same time, the lessons and principles from studying the past will give people the tools they need to analyse problems as they move forward.

… The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a better way to do business…

“No such thing as ‘lessons learned’.  There are lessons.  It’s only LEARNED when you incorporate it into your (revised) doctrine.”

o   Written to solidify thoughts specific to my experience and my observation of the experiences of the other club members who attended
o   May be irrelevant to you
o   You’re probably a better player than me and don’t require this either

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Blackjack T2 Sniper Rifle: Double Edition

Exotic ammo type for the total immune amongst you!
It's been a while!  I've been painting away furiously and getting some games in.  

I can't remember exactly when the thought of running double sniper Blackjacks in a single list would be a good thing (... I think it was for The Grid mission)- but I've had a Blackjack mouldering in a corner for almost a year.