perjantai 31. heinäkuuta 2020

Unboxing Wargames Atlantic's WW1 Germans

Turning Germans into Chinese

I recently started to build a WW2 Chinese army to Bolt Action and in the beginning of the war several Chinese units were equipped with German gear and using puttees on their legs. So these minis would be a good starting point for kitbashing and conversions. Let's see what the box contains and what is the quality of these minis...  

maanantai 27. heinäkuuta 2020

Visiting Military Museums this summer

Traveling in Finland

As Covid-19 cancelled our trip to Menorca, we've traveled more in our beautiful country this summer. This has given me the opportunity to visit some military related museums (mostly while rest of the family has been doing something else).

keskiviikko 22. heinäkuuta 2020

Introduction video to Bolt Action

In a starring role!

Our Nopat Taktiikka Club's awesome video team has made an another great video: 

I'm the dude with the machine gun!

keskiviikko 8. heinäkuuta 2020

Introduction video to ASOIAF

Last weekend we filmed a video to introduce my favourite game: Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game

It was then edited by Kalle and it came out pretty good! It’s in Finnish, but I hope you enjoy it anyway:

maanantai 6. heinäkuuta 2020

First half a year on my painting desk

Steady pace of painting continues

Last year I painted or finished 679 miniatures, after six months of this year my standing is as follow:

So, a little bit behind in finished miniatures, but knowing again how many started new minis there are, I think I'm more than up to speed compared to last year. Covid-19 lock down gave every one a lot of time to spend at home, but that didn't really boost my productivity dramatically - I really seem to need the "next game" to drive my painting and you don't need to paint anything for playing with Tabletop simulator.

sunnuntai 5. heinäkuuta 2020

Blast from the past: ASOAIF: Campaign Round 5 - two battles for my Targaryens

Facing both Baratheons and Free Folk

As I was leading our campaign after four rounds - and holding King's Landing, I had many enemies...

  • First Mikko (Baratheons) challenged me 
  • Then Heikki announced "The Destruction" event against me (rolling a D6 for all my buildings on the map, destroyed on a 1)
  • And finally Paavo used the "Cut the Snake's Head" -event against me, forcing me to face his Free Folk on a battle field.
So I was facing a big challenge and needed to perform really well to keep my position and possibly win the campaign. To add to the challenge, in our campaign the challenger can choose the scenario to be played, obviously choosing one, that would benefit them over Targaryens... read on to see how I managed!