Well, almost so to speak. Waiting for my plastic glue to arrive and as soon as it is here I will order Gorilla Superglue.
Me and minis arrived with minimal damage but since we gonna move again ina few weeks I will straighten out the bent rifles of my Panzerfäuste afterwards. Bit of hiccup settling in but all in all not too bad. Hopefully have more time soon, stay tuned as I am preparing another announcement concerning some developments in the last days of my stay in Edinburgh, calling for help across the community.
The last two weeks had really great news accompanied with several good painting sessions which saw the finishing of my Orc mortar and anti-tank teams as well as the Dwarf Grenadiers for Panzerfäuste.
Having spoken to Rob a couple of times I had to correct my future order correspondingly in order to take advantage of all the current and future releases Hysterical Games are planning until summer 2017.
Furthermore I ordered two large scale miniatures from el Greco miniatures (https://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/) which arrived the day after I ordered them, making use of a discount they offered. I got myself miniatures from Draconia, namely the Ice Elf and an Excelsy. Together with my Leona Lobo (Kabuki) and Finari (Reaper) I should be well prepared for the first couple of months in China.
Finally I got around to put some more paint on my Space Crusade minis that Michal sent me some months ago. I have decided to go with a simple black and white scheme and to use 5 WZR Capitol Light Infantry as an infantry squad and to get myself two sets off PG13 Crusaders from Prodos asap. The image below indicates the route I am taking.
Additional workload will be added by getting some of the limited edition metal miniatures from Meridian and, hopefully, getting some more stuff from Victoria Miniatures. My first purchase in China however will be colours (Vallejo Model Colour) and storage racks since I can’t take mine.
On a positive note I can confirm that I am still alive but the downside of relocating to another country is the tremendous amount of work you have to go through. Even more so you cherish the little time you can spend on your hobby and finally painting some dwarfs for Panzerfäuste.
First of all however, the Orc mortar team gets a mention while Sarge and a sniper protected gnome bakery in the back.
Representing the Germans, the dwarfs are another nice set from Hysterical Games and 10 heads strong. The first five can be seen here in their German Wehrmacht camouflage. I can hardly wait until the command set is available and the commander will definitely be a member of the “Order of the Black Hammer”.
More Panzerfäuste arrived today. Despite the desire to finally play, more (academic) work has consumed my weekend and will hold me up for at least another week. So much more fun to see these beauties arrive today, along with another miscast (Boulangerie Gnomaise).
These are Dwarf Grenadiers, Orc Support and the Gnome Bakery. Additionally I had some tokens commissioned from Hurlbat Games (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/hurlbatgames?_trksid=p2047675.l2559). Pleasant people to deal with and gave me a great deal for a total of 75 tokens. Yes, these are a Tankard (Dwarfs), Mushroom(Gnomes) and a Kettle (Orcs) to mark units that have completed their activation along with a set each of “Pinned” and “Prone” (crawling) tokens to mark units accordingly that are suppressed or gone to ground.
They are made in MDF and will also work for my venture into the massbattles of Panzerfäuste. I admit, I am weak. After reading the Beta rules and seeing their potential I am going to commit to more Orcs and Dwarfs (Highlanders!!!!, Home Guard!!!!!, Fallschirmjäger!!!!!). Speaking to Steve and Rob we were joking about future nations and units. Steve assured me I would love the Italian Bersaglieri and did not rule out Dragons and Pandas for Chinese.
Having such madhatters run a company and listening to a madhatter of my magnitude can only end up in a total mockery. But then again a less serious take on gaming and putting fun of experiencing the interaction with a fellow gamer first is what our hobby needs. Add in that Rob’s “miscasts” are better than some other companies’ production items I am also pleased to reiterate that retail sale has begun via their webshop (http://www.shattered-glass.co.uk/HystericalGames/index.php/shop/panzerfauste)
If you consider yourself a connoiseur of gaming I encourage you to support Rob and Steve, get some of their minis and enjoy. My friend Steven now has every intention to use these beauties for Bolt Action, a game Rob and Steve did also have in mind when reviving Panzerfäuste.
Finally the German Paratrooper proxies from ERM. I went for a “The Eagle has Landed” look. Very nice (metal) minis and 20mm makes the highly compatible as what they are as well. Maybe not your mainstream stuff and with some deficits but from a small company and affordably priced (2.50 GBP for a set of 4 soldiers/ a weapon team – no bases included).
Now on to more academic work. Normal painting and gaming will be resumed shortly.
Just a quick update on my Panzerfäuste. Tomorrow, if things go according to plans, Dwarf Grenadiers and the Orc Support will be posted. In the meantime I painted some 20mm Platoon 20 Minis from East Riding Miniatures (ERM) I had at home for a couple of years.
There are now Gnome Legion Etrangere and Resistance as well as Commando Naval. I immediately ordered some more items from ERM which arrived a day after despatch. Welcome the German Dwarf Paratroopers (Wip). The Rocket Launcher/AT Gun is actually a modern US TOW team with some filing done on their helmets.
Also new some custom tokens I had done and will use in my game over the weekend. If you join the Panzerfäuste Facebook group, you will be able to download the scenario and my own personal Quickstart Rules (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1504789496454418/) .
Pictures and Battle Report next time.
After the Dwarfs’ invasion into the land of Les Gnomes the Orc Expeditionary Forces jointly with les armees Gnomaise met the Teutonic Threat. My first Panzerfäuste shipment contained the Orc Infantry and Command sets with more sets on the way after Salute.
I decided for a generally brownish Tommy style for my Orcs and voila here is the result.
The Enigma team is waiting for its finishing touches. A little wash on the wire, the handconsole and the back pack of the Orc in the background and that will be it. The infantry is finished besides one arm that was missing from my package and finally the MG team with some work remaining. The remainder of the support weapons is on the way along with a set of Dwarf Grenadiers so ym Orcs have something to shoot at. I sourced some proxies for Dwarf Paratroopers and below are my proxies for Gnomish Legion Etrangere and Resistance.
Dave finally has a new website and you can find it here: http://wargamesbakery.co/
This is where you can get the Basius basing pads to make your own bases. Also available now the Orc Princess and the BOOMBLASTIC range.
Go on, deplete his stock.