Imperial Assault

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Wamp versus Wookiee

No, that isn't a typo. Earlier in the year I backed another brush Kickstarter, this time by the guys at 'Wamp'. Yes, I know I said I'd never back another Kickstarter involving brushes after the awful brushes I received from the last one I backed. Fortunately no such disappointments this time as the brushes fulfilled by Wamp neither purported to be "Pro-Studio", "revolutionary", "innovative" or any other such marketing clap-trap. They were  however manufactured as far as I can tell by Rosemary & Co here in the UK and thus far have performed admirably. I haven't had the opportunity to test all of them out fully so please don't misconstrue this as a review, although I've painted the Imperial Assault characters below and the majority [...]

By | 2017-09-13T18:22:41+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Star Wars|3 Comments

Imperial Assault – The Campaign

This week was another gaming first as we kicked off the start of our Imperial Assault campaign. Having painted all of the Imperial Faction troops in the box it was about time I put them to task in a game, so we gave the tutorial a miss and jumped straight in at Mission 1: Aftermath. Even though this was more of a rules familiarisation run-through, a couple of things struck me early on. Firstly despite outward appearances from the plethora of books, strange tokens and cryptic dice, Imperial Assault is remarkably streamlined and easy to pick up. In no time we rattling through the rounds, activations swapping back and forth. There is also a good tactical depth to it with forward planning and unit positioning being [...]

By | 2017-02-07T21:48:45+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Star Wars|2 Comments

Imperial Assault – Part Three

The Nexu is the big cat type predator you see Amidala slapping about on Geonosis at the end of Episode II: Attack of the Clones. It isn't as difficult to paint as you might imagine, but getting the right colours for the fur and markings was a bit tricky. I started with a white primer. In fact everything to date with the exception of Vader and the Imperial Probe Droids began with a white prime. I then applied the fur base colour and stripes using an airbrush to get both a light base as well as some diffusion in the stripes. For the fur this was a mix of VMC Ochre and Sand Yellow and the stripes were saddle brown. Before painting the other details [...]

By | 2017-02-07T21:52:58+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Star Wars|6 Comments

Imperial Assault – Part Two

If you've been following any of my posts earlier in the year, or via my G+ page you'll have seen I've been steadily working my way through the Imperial faction troops from Fantasy Flight's Imperial Assault core game. Despite ostensibly being board game miniatures, the quality of the designs and production is every bit as good as I've come to expect from Fantasy Flight, who since X-Wing have been steadily moving up in my estimation. It's no secret that coming from a wargaming background I'm probably a miniature collector (hoarder!) and painter first, gamer second. As gaming time and particularly gaming space is much more of a premium these days, I find myself thinking back to the days when I used to play Heroquest or [...]

By | 2017-02-07T21:57:51+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Star Wars|0 Comments

Packets, paints and palettes

Rebel Assault and the Shaltari for Dropzone Commander have remained the mainstay of this weeks hobby activities, with both progressing nicely. I'll cover the Shaltari in a separate post, but to give you a idea of where things are heading, here's a small look at the colour tester on a Jaguar walker. As you can see this is very much a stripped down palette which is a direct clone of the method demonstrated by Dave Lewis from Hawk Wargames. The goal here is all about achieving a simple but effective tabletop standard with minimum time and effort invested. Don't misunderstand me, this isn't about slapping on a layer of paint and making do, this is all about 'efficiency'; getting maximum bang for your hobby time. The method Dave recommends for the [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:19:34+00:00 March 8th, 2015|News|1 Comment

Imperial Assault

Throughout the week I have been pressing on with Scourge reinforcements for my fledgeling starter army and break into Hawk Wargames Dropzone Commander. If all goes to plan I will have the next unit completed over the weekend and will post something in the next day or two. A short interlude however, as an impressively large package arrived in the post containing an equally well packed copy of Fantasy Flight's Imperial Assault which I couldn't resist checking out. Having been impressed with the quality and playability of their X-Wing miniatures game, I thought I would give Imperial Assault a try as well. I'll be honest I'm going into the game pretty cold as I know very little about it other than the marketing blurb and [...]

By | 2017-09-13T18:23:28+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Star Wars|2 Comments