Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hive Mind (Zerg) 1/2 way to play

I just finished up 3 Mutalisk & 6 Scourges for the Zerg.  Finally they have some Fast Moving troops.  Here are some Pictures of the force so Far.

Army So Far

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recce Platoon now Mechanized

My Imperial Recce Platoon now has 2 Medium Tanks & 4 of the 1/2 tracks ready for battle.  I am finally able to play games with 2 fully integrated forces with no stand in or unfinished models.  Can't wait for Gruntz Version 1.1 to be released so I can start using the new auto fire rules.  Warning this Post is very Pic Heavy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Neo-Arabs are not being neglected.

Building Runes

These are some of the models I have been working on for my War Torn City Hell terrain.  Some of them may seem a bit large but I am trying to go closer to true scale with this terrain.  Yes I Know it is not possible to do a  hole city true scale .   I also Know I do not have enough ruble made at this time but it on the list after finishing all the building ruins.

The Store is closed.  This building is a bombed out Small Department Store or Strip Mall with Apartments above the store.  It feature over sized windows & had 2 stories of apartments above the stores.

Home sweet Ruins.  These are ruins that can be combined to form the majority of Apartment Buildings & small Office Building.  They vary greatly in size to give a vary chaotic look to the city.

 More Pics Following in post

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hive Mind (zerg) Strengthened

The force of the Hive Mind have been Strengthened by a second horde of 10 Zerglings, 5 Hydrolisks, & 2 Ultralisks to add to the 8 Zerglings & 1 Ultralisk already finished.  Still a long way from finished with the starting force I've got. Not even 1/2 way done with starting ground units & haven't even started on the Air units yet.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Reinforcements for The Psi Marine Tanks

Reinforcements for The Psi Marine 2 Reece Tanks Finished.  The smaller Tanks Are Combat Wombat models That I have Increased the Height of & added Hover Skirts to.  + Pictures of the Force thus far.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hive Mind Color fixed

I was informed that my pictures of the Zerg had a to much yellow in them.  So I took new picture & auto fixed color with Gimp I think i got it right.

Hive Mind Zerg Squad

This is the first Squad of 8 Zerglings.  For my Gruntz Hive Mind Army.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hive Mind Army

Above is my test model for a Hive Mind Army based on the zerg from Star Craft.  I am still working out a background for the army.
Below  is the rest of the force I have at this Time.  Sorry about the blurry picture it was the best of the ones I took.  I went with Black & White so the Figures show up clearer.

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Venusian Psi Marines

This is a platoon of Venusian Psi Marine Infantry Supported By an Under Strength Platoon Of Shiva MBTs.  At the end are some of the Gruntz cards I have made for my Force.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

More vehicle Pictures

More Pictures  Of Venusian Psi-Marine Vehicles APCs & the Shiva MBT.  Stats on the APC will be posted later with some better pictures.  Still have 3 APCs, 2 Medium Tanks, & 1 Shiva Tank to paint up & lots of infantry to paint up. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Finished Upsized Combat Wombat APCs

As I said Earlier I love these vehicles & Only did the increase in height for my Obsessiveness with scale  an APC must be tall enough for the modelss to stand up in so they can easily enter & exit the vehicle.  That said Here are some pictures of the final result.

Upgrded Light Tank Combat Wombat, Blower Tank Old Crow & 2 Upgraded APCs Combat Wombat

Friday, August 3, 2012

The UnBorn

For thousands of years they have been the serge of the galaxy Leaving death & destruction in their wake. Continuing a war that has long since been lost to all but them who only remember it as a vague impulse in the blackness of their memories. Having never been born consumed by Hate they are the destroyers of worlds. They are the Unborn & I am using the sybot from Astro Miniatures to represent my Basic infantry within the Unborn, they are perfect to represent any form of non-Biological life. The Unborn are a Race of machine with Very advance artificial intelligences who are the enemy of all Biological Life. Their Creators long dead They continue to perform the Tasks they had been created for the Total Dedication of War. They Do not have Any Fear even in death they Return again to Serve Instantly ripped from the useless form & within a Few seconds being down loaded into a new form., Even if light years from One of their Dark Arks. When this happens they bring all their Knowledge & Experience But they have Lost Much of the origin of their Beginnings. They Are Still Evolving as they absorb the Technology of all those they destroy. The basic form is as considered assault Power Armor for game purpose.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why I chose 15mm Sci-Fi

 I was away from gaming for over 5 years.  Prior to this I played a lot of Genres in a couple of scales.  Then most companies Started to become the flavor of the month gaming & all about Profit It was no longer about the hobby any more.  Firstly I understand most companies are in business to make a profit.  But It was no longer about strategy & tactics it was about making the new releases sell so it became all about who cold afford the Newest best units & a lot of gamers & even miniatures companies Started allowing or playing with unpainted models.  Part of my enjoyment of the hobby is the preparation I put into my Miniatures & seeing what other gamers have done with their miniatures.  Don't get me wrong I enjoy getting together & gaming as much as the next Guy but have never used unpainted Miniature in a game, I have however used Proxy models to represent a force I haven't finish or am considering purchasing.  I admit up until recently wee were using a friend WW2 Infantry & Tanks to simulate Sci-Fi Forces.  This is due to all the other gamers I game with having multiple gaming Interest as I used to.  So when I decided to play gruntz 15mm Sci-Fi & Hammers Slammers the Cruisable in 15mm I Purchased all of the Forces for us to Use & am Assembling & Painting them all With only a Little Advice on Modelling & Painting from every one.  I will admit I went over Board on my spending when I Started back up again & have way to much to build & paint at this Time.  I still Have to get more vehicles as I Have Nearly One Thousand 15mm Figure & Only a handful of vehicles.  I Plan to build My Forces Up as I go On, I Need Vehicle for my aliens Each with 2 Infantry Platoons Currently only 3 Forces. My AI Army 60 Infantry Cybots, 12 Spider bots, 18 Drones & 3 Grav Scouts.   Need to replace My Blower Tanks For My Slammers Still have a Foll Platoon of Combat Cars & 4 Jeeps + 24 Infantry Skimmers to Form part of each of my 2 Platoons of Infantry Will Try to get them in October or November .   Both  Tomorrow's War Forces with 50 or 60 minis each from GZG But have no Vehicles for them yet.  2 Human force From my Hammer Slammers Starter Sets By GZG but I Stole their vehicle for My Largest force Consisting of 2 Platoon Pack of each of Khurasans Red Faction & Neo-Arabs as a single force with only 2 Light Tanks 6 APCs & 9 1/2 tracks &  I need more.  My Venusian need more APCs for their 2 Platoons But are using all My GEV  Consisting of a  British Battle Force From Combat Wombat & the 4 Old Crow Models Hammers Slammers Blower Tanks except those listed above in my slammers.  My Control Battalion have no vehicles yet but 2 platoons of infantry, Space Nazies the Same.   My Khurasan Federal are using the 12 tracked vehicles I go from Combat Wombat.  I do have 20 Light & scout mechs or mech Specialist units as I am classifying them & just got 6 Micro Panzer 2 leg walker & 20 or 30 infantry. In addition I have 3 Grave Scout Cars & 1 Grav Tank from Combat Wombat. My wife was trying to help me out with this problem & ordered me 2 packs of Zod Super Tanks We didn't Know about the Pircy Issue at the time.  So I have 24 Tanks that are so small that I have decide that once I get my Main forces out of the way they will become 1/2 Tracks &/or Double tracked vehicle This will help with my vehicle situation.

I've Noticed a lack of Alien looking vehicles in 15mm Sci-Fi, but the few I have seen are really Nice.   We need more of these. 

Firstly I Love the current miniature being produced in 15mm.  Sci-Fi allows more freedom from restritions in the way of equiptment uniforms Weapons Ect.  I chose gruntz because it is not Directly affiliated with a Single miniatures brand & allows Most options I am interested in & can be easily modified to suite.  Robin is also very active in the comunity I asked a question yesterday & had an anser today on a mod to the rules.  Nothing official but He allowed me not to have to brek down the complat point system to do Something Unusial.  Finally 15mm is the last affordable scale & I can paint th miniatures even if not as well as others,  watch out I am improving quickly guys as time gose on I will constantly be improving with my modlling & painting. 

Thanks for listenning to my rant

Tim Vidlak

Upgraded Shiva MBT

 This is a new card for The Shiva MBT with some upgrades to the Tank.  The Shiva run a whopping 100 points by itself now.  the old version only ran 85 points.  The Back Ground has not changed.  I believe this is tthe biggest Tank in my collection & I have 4 of them forr my Venusians, Only have 3 of them painted. 

Only Had to Take 2 Pictures o get the new immage for the card,  I'm getting better using a Digital Camera Every Day.  I will be Painting up New Venusians soon.  I was not pleased with the First Batch nothing wrong with them Just they are the First Figures I Painted After a 5+ Years Away from the Compleately Away From the Hobby  (war gaming). 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Shiva MBT

I have Decided to use the Hammers Slammers Blower Tank with my Venusian Psi Marines as a Venusian Close Support Heavy Tank which the Psi Marines Have Addopted as Thier MBT.   The Venusian Imperial Army is under the direct command of the emperor & contains the Majority of the Venusians Armed Forces They Oversee all the Venusian Civil Defence Forces on home as well as all the colony worlds, The Royal Guard are drawn from its Special Operations Forces, even the Fleet Has to anser to the Imperial Armies Operations Command.  Then theres the Army itself which every Citisen must serve 6 Years in unless they are Psi Sensitive.  All Psi Sensitives are Taken in by the Psi Marines & Given 4 Years of training in the use of thier abilities then the are given the choose of serving in the Armies Psi-Operation Corps for 4 Additional Years Or Permanent Enlistment with the Psi Marines.  The Psi Marines are Independent of the Army & Answer only to The Council of the Blind as a counter point to the Emperors Rule. As such the Psi Marines are an Independent specialized Assault Force &  they have all ways had to make do with what they can get their hands on so have a limited amount of Equipment available they received the Warlock Heavy Assault Tank when the Imperial Army retired them & Reclassified it the Shiva MBT Allong with thier Scout & Medium Tank they make up the Psi Marines Armored Assault Units.  They replaced the Heavy Laser Cannons the Imperial Army used as linked Main guns with a Single A-Cannon (Anti-Matter Projector) Added A Light Vehicle Gattling Gun & Light Missile Pod, then they added a Psi Amplifier for good measure Enhancing the crews natural Abilities.  I still Have to Make a copula for the Gatling gun & add a turret mounted light Missile pod.  My fellow player have said I can use hem as is for now & add the rest when I get  chance. Old Crow Models Makes this Beast.

 The profile at the Top of the Page is for Gruntz 15mm Sci-Fi.  I Proxied the A-Cannon,  & anything that Has Psi/ in front of it is a Psi ability & doesn't need to be modeled on the vehicle.  Using he test version of the Gruntz 1.1 Barrack Application & found some Problems.  The actual Vehicle Stats are under the Perks & Notes of other fixes are also there.