Thursday, 2 July 2015

Running late

I know this post is way overdue, the reason ...
Well I miscalculated my next project as it takes far more time to complete than I estimated.
Another factor is the hot weather over here (it's 34°C), meaning I spend a lot more time with my children.
They are often in the swimming pool to cool down and as a responsable parent I can't let them drown :).

So, while I don't like posting WIP, I have very little choice this time.
The project started with the idea to build some terrain for Bushido, I also have a shrine and cherry trees to do after this samurai house.
While I still have to finish a few Bushido miniatures, my wandering mind needed something fresh to get a focus again.



 
I'm also building some more Heavy Gear mini's while the glue on the building is drying.
When DP9 released the Heavy Gear Alpha rules, I really wanted to participate and test the rules out, give some feedback.
But the project stranded, ... like so many others.
The Silver Vipers I started are still missing some parts, but I plan to finish these after my Bushido adventure.
And finally play some games with the Beta rules.
 

 
Thank you for reading!
 
Wouter
 

 

4 comments:

  1. Heavy gear never took of here, some of the guys tried the arena thing but didn't get on with it.

    I always liked the NuCoal stuff tho!

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  2. The game is very military orientated and rather serious, which is something I needed adjusting to.
    On top of that you have to import it from Canada, making it very expensive to get into.
    So I can totally see why it didn't take off.
    I hope the plastic starter set will change that though as I like the look of both artwork and models.
    And yeah, the Nucoal faction has some very, very cool models :).

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  3. Heavy gear pricey has been tough, but I think their kickstarter will pull prices down with the plastics. Shipping totally sucks up here though.
    The rules are a bit....intimidating as well. It will be interesting to see what happens with their next edition.
    Very nice basing on the gears. Is the temple a kit, or a scratch build? Looking promising and impressive regardless...

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    1. Thanks Daveb!
      The building is a kit from Sarissa precision.
      While I like scratchbuilding terrain, I haven't done so since my bachelor days :). Too much chaos, rubbish and very time-consuming as well ;).
      The only downside is the scale, as most of these kits (and I have a few) are more orientated towards 28mm instead of the more common 32-35mm.

      About Heavy Gear, I find their beta rules easier to get into. With EW, sensors, Target Designation, ... it is comparable to Infinity when it comes to special rules. I have to agree on all other points unfortunately. Though I was lucky to grab a lot with a huge discount from Wayland about half a year back.

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