Gaslands

I’ve recently been getting interested in Gaslands, a tabletop game about post-apocalyptic death races. It appeals to me a lot for a bunch of reasons. First off I always enjoy post-apocalyptic settings, and Gaslands takes a lot of inspiration from things like Mad Max which I love. It also fits very nicely, with a few small changes, into the world of Zonefall – the post-apocalyptic paper-and-pencil RPG Baconradar are in the process of writing. I’ve started introducing an adapted version of the rules to use for multi-vehicle fights in the campaign of that I’m currently running and I’m very pleased with how it’s working out, as are my players.

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Epic 40k – Eldar Biel Tan Guardians and a Deathstalker

Just a quick post to show off some Eldar Guardians I just painted as a little batch, and a Deathstalker hovertank colour scheme I’m fairly happy with. As you can see, I’m putting together a Biel Tan force.

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I’d already painted one stand of these and the wraithlord, I just fancied doing some stuff in a batch – which is actually quite rare for me. Next I’ll do some more Deathstalkers and some Aspect Warriors, maybe some Wraithguard.

More pictures after the jump.

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Street Viper

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

Note: I have updated this article to reflect the latest version of the Brigand rules. It was originally written using the July 2016 Living Rule Book

street-viper

Code Name: Street Viper

Faction: South

Manufacturer: Mandeers Heavy Industry / Dynamic Systems

Height: 4.4 meters

Weight: 5,100 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: Low cost Interceptor/Tank Destroyer gear with a vicious aggressive streak

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Interesting 10mm – 35mm scale mech

A little while ago I spotted a little blog store, Zandris IV Miniatures, selling a couple of 28mm scale mechs. Because I’m far more interested in gaming below 15mm I’m often unaware of mechs from larger scales that could actually work just fine as towering engines of destruction. The most important thing is they don’t have any features that clearly reveal their intended scale and these mechs certainly fit that criteria.

I went for one of the Type-45(D) ‘Satria’ Battlesuits, figuring I’d most likely use it as a ‘gearstrider’ or large one man mech in 12mm (1/144) scale. Having assembled it and fitted magnets to give it a variety of hardpoints, here are some pictures after the jump!

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Epic Imperial Guard Earthshaker Cannons

I haven’t finished any models in a while so I thought I’d post a work in progress: a battery of Earthshaker artillery pieces I’m making for my Epic Death Korps of Krieg Imperial Guard force.

Earthshaker battery ready to commence fire

The guns themselves came from a set of Basilisks, which have the exact same gun but on tracks. I took them off and plan to use the tracks to make Chimeras or something else similar. The crew I’ve added here are from Trolls Under The Bridge, some of them from their Greatcoat Command set and some from the Greatcoat Mortar squad. I think they look very good and I’m happy with the range of poses I have, from an officer pointing out a target to a soldier with binoculars to a gun crew doing some battlefield repairs on their gun.

I’m going to use some putty to make a mud effect on the floor and then these will be ready for painting.

Heavy Gear Blitz – the Brigand Rules V2 release

Hello duckfans and gearheads. After an extended period of pondering, fiddling, and testing, we are now ready to present to you our version 2 release of the Brigand Rules, our fan ruleset for Heavy Gear Blitz.

For those who don’t know: we had increasingly found ourselves unsatisfied the the direction and overall quality of the official Living Rule Book version of Heavy Gear Blitz and decided to take what we felt was good from that ruleset, throw out what was bad, and generally rewrite everything to be an easier read and a smoother playing experience.

Anyway, you can download the Brigand V2 manual in PDF form here and there is a full changelog covering the move from V1 to V2, along with reasons for every change, available here.

The wonderful Samuli Aura has agreed to update the Brigand model stats in Gear Grinder so expect to see those very shortly.

For those who don’t use Gear Grinder we also have a small menu of HTML model list options:

If you decide to give our rules a try we’d love to hear what you think of them so please feel free to comment! Alternately, you can email us at brigandrules@mail.com

 

Warlord Games’ Ghar Walker, a scale agnostic treat

Just a quick post to throw up some photos of the Ghar Walker from Warlord Games I just assembled. Warlord are having a summer stock clearance and I bought six sprues of Ghar Walker and a couple of other bits (including a couple if interesting board games I might post about later) for very, very cheap. Only a pound each and they really are excellent quality – more importantly they are very much scale agnostic. Although they are designed for the Beyond the Gates of Antares 28mm scale combat game, as you’ll see they happily fit in anything from 6mm up really.

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An Assembled Ghar Assault Walker next to a 15mm, 12mm, 10mm, and 6mm troop
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Next to a standard Jager trooper gear from Heavy Gear Blitz (1/144 or 12mm scale)

 

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Next to a Spitting Cobra heavy fire support gear from Heavy Gear Blitz. As you can see, the Ghar Walker would be a pretty heavy duty vehicle at 12mm scale, which is where I intend to use it

 

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Each Walker comes with a choice of three heads, which is cool. They’re quite like the ‘squids’ in the Matrix films, among other aesthetic influences. They certainly look quite alien