Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
buglips*the*goblin

Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

Recommended Posts

I'm still reading through the thread, but I've done a lot of Warlord Ancients / Modern / Scifi.  As to "Your Toy Soldiers Have The Wrong Buttons", I nearly always make mine steampunk, Scifi when it wasn't, or mix kits.  A WW2 soldier with a raygun is a perfectly appropriate opponent for The Nights of Ni with jetpacks.

 

My border-world SciFi Resistance Force is a mix if US/Russian/German WW2 models assembled more or less at random from all three kits dumped into a single box.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm assembling my British 6-pound cannon from the starter set, and there's this weird screw-looking thing on the metal sprue that I can't figure out.  It's a long threaded cylinder, about 1 scale foot long, with an end shaped like a cruciform faucet handle.  I think this might be for the limber, but I can't seem to find any pictures of it.

 

Anybody know what this is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, buglips*the*goblin said:

I'm assembling my British 6-pound cannon from the starter set, and there's this weird screw-looking thing on the metal sprue that I can't figure out.  It's a long threaded cylinder, about 1 scale foot long, with an end shaped like a cruciform faucet handle.  I think this might be for the limber, but I can't seem to find any pictures of it.

 

Anybody know what this is?

 

At a guess, it's probably an elevation screw, used to raise and lower the breech and adjust ranges.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

At a guess, it's probably an elevation screw, used to raise and lower the breech and adjust ranges.

 

This would also make sense.  Any idea where it might go?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

This would also make sense.  Any idea where it might go?  

 

If that's what it is, it should go vertically between the upper end of the trail and the breech.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

If that's what it is, it should go vertically between the upper end of the trail and the breech.

 

Ok, yeah, there's a divot in the trail for it. Thanks!  Never built one of these before, hard to tell what's molded detail and what isn't.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/15/2019 at 2:02 AM, Glitterwolf said:

 

Like I said, not a gamer but I have been looking at these to flesh out my Conquistadore Army in my Lost World.

They could fit in.

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor warlord pike and shotteAfbeeldingsresultaat voor warlord religious wars

 

You might want to check out Warlords current sprue sale.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My gaming buddy has really gotten into Cruel Seas.  It's nice and simple.  The last two games have somewhat devolved into bumper boats since each craft that looses control due to being involved in a collision seems to seek out other boats with laser guided precision.

 

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finished my Black Powder starter set 6-pound Royal Artillery cannon + crew, and started on some French cavalry (which are surprisingly very nice) - but now I have to switch to some RCon projects to make sure those get done.  

 

I also had to buy some decals from Warlord for various projects (spare Roman legion shield decals, and some Greek hoplite shield decals), and while I was there I may have accidentally maybe added a Puma and M8 Greyhound to the cart.  

 

At some point I need to start doing up points lists instead of just buying random things, so that I can try to make balanced forces.  But who can say no to pretty armoured cars?  

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw a bit of Korean War book.  It's not small.  Close to the size of the rulebook.

 

Also it seems that the various UN forces (including Ethiopians!) are going to get heads that can be put onto the US figs.

 

Finally, my advice is to, at all costs, avoid getting into close proximity with napalm.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another thing of note: Warlord had a booth at the convention and they were doing brisk business in gun pack for cruel seas.  I'd guess that there are a decent number of people 3D printing boats.  

 

Out of curiosity I picked up the Warlords of Erehwhon.  Still not convinced that Bolt Action is a natural base for a probably melee heavy game but I guess I'll see.

Edited by lowlylowlycook
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Afrika Korps' uniforms started a dark tan that rapidly faded to almost ivory. They did not hold up well at first and so they often would use Italian uniforms until they improved the material. The basic Italian uniform used an olive blouse with tan pants.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FWIW, I think Osprey has at least four books on DAK infantry and individual books on various armor that was used in the desert.

 

IME, these might not be authoritative, but nearly everyone treats them as if they were, so if you follow them, it's unlikely that you'll get complaints. :B):

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By lowlylowlycook
      Warlord has released a Korean War supplement for Bolt Action as well as some miniatures.  Since I already had some minis for the Ethiopian Kagnew Battalion that Haile Selasse sent to fight in Korea, I decided that I needed someone for them to fight and have thus started a Chinese PVA force.  Also I'd like to get them done quick like so after some experiments I decided to do the uniforms with a combination of Army Painter and GW Contrast paint.    
       

       
      Since that isn't quite a horde, I have a couple of extra squads on order.
       
      A closeup.  Their skin has just a base coat and the fur hats haven't been started.  
       

       
      If you want to compare, the ones on yellow bases were done with AP primer and soft tone while the ones on pale bases were done with Contrast.
       
    • By buglips*the*goblin
      @SisterMaryNapalm and I both have some German Grenadiers (and I think he was some Fallschirmjager as well) that we are working on, and since that's a fine coincidence I thought it would be fun to share a thread with our work on them.  I know we're at least using somewhat different paints, and possibly also different methods, so it might be interesting to see how they turn out.  
       
      These are mine from the Bolt Action Band of Brothers starter set.  I have another squad, but all of those are wearing standard Feldgrau uniforms so they're represented here by the Leutnant with binoculars and map, and the NCO with field cap and submachinegun.  Most of the others are wearing camouflaged tent quarters, so that should prove... challenging.  At this stage, I've assembled them, primed them with stynylrez, and they've got a coat of VMC Feldgrau that I darkened 50/50 with Reaper Brown Liner.  They're more assembled than I'd probably prefer, but I'm used to figures with fewer pieces so I haven't quite got a working method worked out for multipart multioption plastic figures yet.  I don't expect it will be too much trouble.  I hope not, anyway.  
       
      Apologies for any craptacular photos, I'm compelled to use my ancient Galaxy S3 and haven't yet replaced my camera.  Frankenphone sometimes works, and sometimes it calls in sick.  
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      After I started working on my Soviet Russian girls, I soon noticed that I missed some usable terrain.
       
      So it was time for me to start making some.
       
      I checked my stuff and ... unfortunately I didn't have got any usable terrain. But I had some 28mm Warhammer 40k barrels and boxes. So ... what to do with those? ...
       

       

       
      Luckily I am a person full of ideas and dreams and melancholy. So I remembered back in the days when I was young, I played a game called "Blitzkrieg".
       
      "Blitzkrieg" was a lovely game using a lovely graphic engine for displaying things. And they had this wonderful supply depot, which I think would be perfect
       

       

       
      First off I have have to prepare some boxes to later have a good foundation for the blanket.
       

       
      ... which ended in in looking like this:
       

       

       

       

       
      Time to paint!
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      The Show-Off thread for my Soviet Russian female Batallion project. You can find the WIP-thread here: ->Let's make ... Soviet Russian Female Battalion for Bolt Action<- 
       
      So ... without further Ado, let's get into the presentation ...
       
      The first three figures are done. C&C are welcome.


       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Next group is already on its way.
    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      Hello everyone,
       
      Some of you already know my Roza Shanina build (Check here ->Let's present ... Roza Shanina<-) and my Russian tank commander and tank rider build (Check here ->Painting female Soviet tank commanders and tank riders<-) and some might have noticed the little glimpse of what I was working on at the headswap topic (check ->here<-).
       
      But now it is time to present the project as a whole.
       
      Whoever is interested in the background of the project might find an answer in this post ->here<-
       
      So, let's get started.
       
      As at the the time I started the project my sculpting skills were far inferior to what I am able to do today, I needed some plain surface for sculpting female attributes onto the body.
       
      Luckily Warlord Games had just released a number of Soviet Russians in winter clothing, so I took the opportunity to get me a box of them and started working.
       

       

       
      Unfortunately the heads I wanted to use were unavailable so I began working on the bodies alone. Not a problem for me. I am running around headless most of my time, so I know what I am doing.
       

       
      After having cut out and cleaned the bases, it was time to go onto the bodies.
       

       

       
      Using some greenstuff it was rather easy to make males into females. And luckily there are a lot of reference pictures  of real female soldiers in WWII. Yeah - well. Those who know me know that I normally reject reality and substitute my own. Therefore - mixed real and anime approaches to make the girls visually appealing on a greater distance.
       

       

       

       

       
      Time to dry!
  • Who's Online   22 Members, 0 Anonymous, 41 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...