Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Game of Thrones Monopoly unbox and review.

As you may know I am a huge A Game of Thrones fan, so when I saw the mother in law had picked up this for my dearly beloved one I was pretty excited.  Mainly as I knew this was a game she would actually play.

The box is nice, very subtle, very simple on the front, showing the major houses, with of course the familiar Monopoly logo.

The back gives you a great picture of the Iron Throne from the TV show,  and a contents list.

Lets take a look and see what comes in this game and is it any good?........

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Zvezda SDKFZ 251/1 Ausf B Hannomag German Halftrack unboxing and review 1/100 15mm scale

Zvezda are well known for a range of cheap kits that fit in with your Flames of War line. some of them are very good, others.. not so great, but all are excellent value so well worth taking a look at line by line.

The Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag company during World War II, and based on their earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The larger of the pair (the Sd.Kfz. 250 being the lighter one, designed and built by Demag) of the fully armored wartime half-tracks of the Wehrmacht, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as "Hanomags" by both German and Allied soldiers.

 Lets crack it open, and take a look and see what we get, to see if this one of the good ones........

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Star Trek Attack Wing IRW Gal Gath'thong ship build

In this ship build we look at the classic Romulan Bird of prey, and we see what we can get out of her.
I took the named ship of course..... and the Romulan commander.  He will allow me to fire first anytime I need to. Combined with the Decoy and Double back I can get where I need to be and avoid fire whilst I am doing it.

for the rest....

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Star Trek Attack Wing Fighter Squadron 6 build

The Fighter squadrons allow a great variety of builds, so today we are going to look at two different ones, an offensive, and a defence fighter build to show the amount of variety you can get with them.
 The named fighter squadron does extra damage to an already hurting ship, so the fighters are gret to go in and finish things off.  Tactical pattern Theta allows you to choose weapon malfunctions as your crit, so if you hammer a ship and get that you can make sure they can not return fire at you, then manoeuvre next turn to finish them off.  Coordinated attack allows you to get a battlestations, so you can target lock, then disable that card to get a battlestations for maximum damage potential, certainly when combined with attack wave as you can disable it to get a plus 1.  Pulling that combo off at range one can prove brutal!

Now onto the other build...

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Star Wars TIE Defender Ship build for X-Wing miniatures game

The TIE Defender is the subject of today’s Ship yard.  Looking to see what we can build out of the packet and how we can use her to best effect.   She is fast, and fairly nimble, though those hard turns will put a stress on you.  3 stats across the board mean she has good firepower, evade, hull and shields so can take some damage, though of course you want to focus on giving out the damage.

Rexler Brath  is in my opinion the go to pilot for this ship.    With his ability to flip damage cards face up if you cause at least one damage you can cripple ships, especially with 3 attack, it’s an option if you do not need your focus token, or you have already punched through the shields of your opponent.  For upgrades………..