Incursion – One foot on a slippery slope

February 11, 2010

My copy of Grindhouse Games Incursion arrived earlier this week from Westwind games. From a quick glance it looks quite impressive.

Incursion box

Incursion

The package also contained a pack of Bomber Zombies for free. Nice, but bad news for my Pledge 2010 đŸ™‚

Incursion plus free Bomber Zombies

Incursion plus free Bomber Zombies

I like the board, very dark and evocative. I’m less impressed with the counters, which I feel could have had a larger image on them. Don’t get me wrong, they are more than adequate for game play, but I’m going to be buying the actual figures (more bad news for the pledge).

Incursion - showing APE game piece

Incursion - showing APE game piece

Pledge update:

Obtained: 3
Painted: 72
Sold: 10
Net: 79


Brainwurst! – Americans

November 25, 2009

Another update and another batch of figures for Secrets of the Third Reich from Westwind games. This time it’s the 12 American figures from the Brainwurst set.

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (1)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (1)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (2)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (2)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (3)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (3)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (4)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (4)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (5)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry (5)

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry Medic

Brainwurst - US Armoured Infantry Medic

How did I miss that mould line?

Warfare saw a few more figures added to my stockpile, although I was restrained and kept the number to 10, and one of those was the freebie that came with the new Doomsday source book for Secrets of the Third Reich. I’ve not had a chance to more than glance at the book, but my first impression is a good one, even if it will no doubt lead to more purchases in future.

Still the Brainwurst figures add another 12 painted, and with the 10 purchased, that makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1574
Painted: 698
Sold: 18
Net: -858


Even more Soviets

November 19, 2009

Here are some pictures of my final batch of Secrets of the Third Reich Soviets (for the time being – with Warfare coming up at the weekend there’s every chance I’ll buy some more).

First up is one of the special characters: Sickle. There’s a corresponding “Hammer”, but he’s having some bits and pieces pinned on at the moment.

Sickle

Sickle

Sickle (2)

Sickle (2)

Next we have sniper Vasily (the Hare) Zaytsev, pictured here with another Soviet Officer.

Vasily (the Hare) Zaystev

Vasily (the Hare) Zaystev

I’ve also finished a handful of other Soviet Officers and Snipers. All in all there’s a total of 8 of them including Vasily.

Soviet Officer

Soviet Officer

Officer & Vasily

Officer & Vasily

Soviet Officers

Soviet Officers

Soviet Snipers

Soviet Snipers

That’s another 8 figures, which makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1564
Painted: 686
Sold: 18
Net: -860


Comrade, are you ill?

November 12, 2009

Another painting update. This time it’s 24 Soviet Zombies for Westwind Games: Secrets of the Third Reich.

There’s 4 of the “Bomb” Zombies . . .

Soviet Bomb Zombie

Soviet Bomb Zombie

Soviet Bomb Zombie (2)

Soviet Bomb Zombie (2)

Soviet Bomb Zombies

Soviet Bomb Zombies

Soviet Bomb Zombies - rear view

Soviet Bomb Zombies - rear view

There are also 20 “Normal” Zombies. I love the model with its arm in a sling. You can almost imagine the medic at the field aid station saying “It’s only a flesh wound, Comrade. Just wear this sling and you’ll be fine”.

Soviet "Normal" Zombies

Soviet Zombies

Soviet "Normal" Zombies (2)

More Soviet Zombies (2)

That’s 24 more models towards my pledge.

Which makes my score for the year:

Bought: 1564
Painted: 675
Sold: 18
Net: -871


Secrets of the Third Reich – German Zombies

June 28, 2009

The next box opened in my audit didn’t reveal any surprises as it contains 44 German Zombies from the Westwind Games superb Secrets of the third Reich range.

I painted these a little earlier this year. Some are from the Brainwurst! set, whilst others are from one of the German Zombie starter packs.

3 German Zombies - Secrets of the Third Reich

3 German Zombies - Secrets of the Third Reich

I was trying for a very gritty look, which I’m more or less happy with.

More German Zombies - Secrets of the Third Reich

More German Zomies - Secrets of the Third Reich

Below are a couple of “bomb” zombies, my favourite is the one in the middle. There’s just something a little cruel about strapping a bomb to a zomibe.

Bomb Zombies and Pinger - Secrets of the third Reich

Bomb Zombies and Pinger - Secrets of the third Reich