Archive for November, 2018

I have always been a big fan of the Fallout video games
and was unable to resist the new board game from Fantasy
Flight Games. It seems Fallout is very popular at the moment
with the release of Fallout 76 and another board game called
Fallout Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius.

Anyway leaving the game itself to one side which I will review
in another post I wanted to concentrate on the excellent figures
and my paint schemes for them.

The board game comes with five figures. You get a Brotherhood

Of Steel in Power Armour, a ghoul in a suit with a plasma pistol

, a Super Mutant with Power Hammer, a female waste lander with 3

barrel gun and finally a Vault Dweller in jumpsuit with a rifle.

I have based all five on screen captures from Fallout 3 and 4 and

gone for the toxic, radiated, wasteland look on the bases.

Hope you like them and I really enjoined painting them. Makes a change

from WWII all the time.

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In anticipation of the hinted eminent release of Warlord Games

breaking into the post war Korean Conflict I have been experimenting

with some of the Bolt Action models already on the market. To be honest I

think Warlord Games have been subtlety changing late WW2 figures for a while,

thus enabling an easy transition into the Korean War. The allied soldiers and weapons found

on the Korean battlefields of the 1950s were not much different from the soldiers and weapons

at the end of WWII. Take British armour as an example, Cromwell and Churchills tanks were still

being used, all that’s needed is new Centurion kit.

In fact apart from the Chinese forces and some Korean heads the models are already in place

for a war.

A lot will depend on what time of year you decide to place your games in. The Korean winter was

especially harsh and had Allied troops wearing a miss mash of clothing in an attempt to just

keep warm. The summer returned troops to similar looking WW2 field kit.

I have used the Bolt Action Commando troops to experiment with as Commandos were actually

present in Korea and they have a good selection of heads with berets and the large back packs

are ideal look for constantly marching look so often seen in pictures of Allied troops in Korea.

I have added a self moulded beanie hat made with green stuff and extra back packs of rolled up

tarps.

Could these be a couple of Glosters patrolling along the Imjin ?