|1iC contemplating the enemy positions with a mug of tea and trusty pooch "Séamus" the Red Setter.|
|HQ Mortar #1. The crew are not Battlefront sculpts and it shows. No idea which company produced these, but they are bloody shite in comparison. Still, seems a lick of paint can improve the appearance of a pig afterall.|
|HQ Mortar #2. Again, non-Battlefront crew, but at least between the two teams I was able to not double up on any of the poses.|
And these aren't the only models I've managed to paint either. I've also gotten about 4/5's of a British Late War Pioneers platoon done, with just some basing and also transport vehicles to get finished. I didn't have the camera to hand when I put down my brushes last night, so I'll get a new post sorted for those boyo's in the next few days.
Lastly I finally managed to get in some games of the Fantasy Flight's X-Wing Miniatures game after my good friend Gregg managed to pick up the basic set and a handful of ships on the cheap. I played as the Imperials (Of course) versus Gregg and Frank who took on the mantle of the Rebel Alliance (Though Gregg was playing an E-Wing, which I guess in the Star Wars timeline would have made them New Republic?) We kept the game simple, leaving out the purchasing of gear, usage of named pilots and rules for torpedoes, etc so we could learn the core rules and get them down as best we were able. I think I managed to win one game and then got thumped the others. I will say I really like the moving mechanics of the game, though there is far too much reliance on luck with the dice rolling for my preferences. The models themselves looked very nice, but when I looked them up online, they were way more expensive than I had anticipated and trying to get hold of the early Wave 1 ships for their release prices is damned near impossible. Almost like a bloody collectible card game. That aside, I am looking forward to getting to play again, though I don't think I'll be buying into X-Wing and will let Gregg provide the game and pieces.