Thursday, 20 July 2017

Star Trek Attack Wing General Changs Bird of Prey Builds

Today I take a look at some  options for running Chang.  As always I keep the build within 50pts, and faction and ship pure using only the card that came in the pack.
 


We take the named version of the ship as always, and Chang as our captain.  He has a good skill, a great action which combines well with the manoeuvrability of the ship as well.  Allowing you to position yourself up for the kill.  The ship does have a front and REAR arc for torpedoes meaning its hard for this ship not to have a shot on you
 
 
with the....
 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Star Wars Xwing YT-2400 Freighter Outrider ship build with Dash

Trying to get the best out of your YT-2400? me too. So I took a look at some build options, then got to test them on the table top as well.  here is the build I settled on as my favourite one, only using cards that came in the pack,so you can run it as soon as you have the ship.


Its a great looking ship, so I wanted it to perform on the table.  Lets take a look and see what we get out of it.

Star Trek Attack wing Bioship Alpha build

The Bioship is a  brutal monster on the table, and keeping it under that 50point limit is hard
Here is the 50pt build, the named ship which throws auxiliary power on enemy's when you hit them hard, which with the firepower of this ship is easy enough.  It has solid hull shields firepower and good agility for its size.  For captain we have the Bioship Alpha pilot.  He allows you to look at your opponents dial at the cost fo not doing an action.  The ship has evade, target lock, scan and regenerate which allows you to get a hul point back at the cost of not attacking.  With the tech Quantum singularity you can stay in the fight, hit things hard, and when it gets a bit scary jump out to safety, regenerate and come back in again.  For a ship of its size and stats it is incredibly manoeuvrable.

Now to look at really tooling this ship up!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Marts Book Corner: Overlord - Max Hastings

For this book corner we look at Overlord, another fine publication by Max Hastings.  I am a great fan of his work as it proves readable, enjoyable, and informative.  A rare combination in a history book.


Overlord was acclaimed on its initial publication in 1984 as a ground-breaking account of the D-Day invasion and subsequent struggle for Normandy, which a servicing general in the US Army recently described as “still by far the most important modern book on the campaign”.  Hastings was....

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Marts Book Corner : Armageddon - Max Hastings

Armageddon is the epic story of the last eight months of World War II in Europe by Max Hastings–one of Britain’s most highly regarded military historians, whose accounts of past battles John Keegan has described as worthy “to stand with that of the best journalists and writers” (New York Times Book Review).


In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten, and expected that the war would be over by Christmas. But the disastrous Allied airborne landing in Holland, American setbacks on the German border and in the Hürtgen Forest, together with the bitter Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered that timetable.

Hastings tells the story of .....

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Airfix Hawker Typhoon 1B 1/72 scale Model kit unboxing

The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang), was a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was intended to be a medium–high altitude interceptor, as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane but several design problems were encountered and it never completely satisfied this requirement.

The Typhoon was originally designed to mount twelve .303 inch (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns and be powered by the latest 2000 hp engines. Its service introduction in mid-1941 was plagued with problems and for several months the aircraft faced a doubtful future. When the Luftwaffe brought the formidable Focke-Wulf Fw 190 into service in 1941, the Typhoon was the only RAF fighter capable of catching it at low altitudes; as a result it secured a new role as a low-altitude interceptor.

It became established in roles such as night-time intruder and long-range fighter. From late 1942 the Typhoon was equipped with bombs and from late 1943 RP-3 ground attack rockets were added to its armoury. With those weapons and its four 20mm Hispano cannon, the Typhoon became one of the Second World War's most successful ground-attack aircraft.

I love the Typhoon, its a great looking plane.  My Grandfather flew it in WW2 as well, so it has a personal connection.  When the wife picked me up a Typhoon model kit, I knew it needed to be built and looked at.

Lets look in the box....