Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Loot from Kapiti

Last weekend I took the opportunity to go to the Kapiti Wargaming Club Annual Bring and Buy (click here for details), and met some very nice people. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and very helpful. So I thoroughly recommend attending any of their events if you get the opportunity!

All in a purpose designed cardboard box too!


I also took the opportunity to acquire a rather nice piece of terrain - a pre-painted set of resin dungeon building pieces that can be used for a variety of purposes other than making mazes, but are pretty damn cool!

All the pieces minus the connectors were there.


Naturally, upon return to Palmerston North, I had to get it out and play with it and see how it all connected together.

A large chunk of it laid out together
 The set comes with a booklet of sample layouts that look interesting, but are more geared towards dungeon delving RPGs than for wargaming scenarios. That being said, I do have a couple of ideas on how to employ this rather nice set of terrain.


Top left, one of the two polystyrene trays the pieces go in.

Close up of the pieces.
 I also purchased a number of GW Night Goblins that I plan to use as part of my 20mm Fantasy project. This does feed into one of the ideas I have on using this terrain.



And a resin gun emplacement too.
I also picked up a very nice resin gun emplacement with cast on wicker gabion detailing. It had been designed for use with 25/28mm figures judging from the barrels, but once they are removed and a few other tweaks occur, it should be a very nice 20mm piece for use in 18th century games.


Close up of the emplacement. I have plans for this piece...
Last week also saw the arrival of  some purchases I made over the internet. I bought some 1/144 scale Mig 21s and two packets of the Ultima Ratio Mujahidins (Click here for the PSR review)

Loot unpacked.

Bag inside the box - Three sprues per box.
So I have more stuff to paint, and hopefully I can organise a game of something soon and post an AAR!



7 comments:

  1. Those Ultima-Ratio figs? Are they worth it?

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    1. I think so. They are nice figures and with work well with both the Caesar and Mars sets. As soon as I paint some I will post them on the blog.

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  2. Score!!!

    Nice haul Brian. Good find on the Fishbeds and especially the new troops.

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    1. Thanks Paul - You can never have too many MiG-21s!

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  4. The maze stuff would be ideal trench system interiors. Use heavy foam or styrofoam blocks to rasie the surrounding ground level and voila! Defences worthy of a siege or set piece.
    Maginot Kyle

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