Space combat with Firestorm Armada

I have always been interested in space combat through Sci-Fi series/movies (Star Wars, Star Trek, and more), RPG games (ICE Spacemaster, WEG Star Wars D6 with Star Warriors starfighter combat, TSR Star Frontiers), and computer games (Homeworld, Space Empires…). This interest plus my fondness of miniature games brought me to Spartan Games website and their lines of miniatures for their three games: The Uncharted Seas, Dystopian Wars, and Firestorm Armada (FSA). After reading a few reviews on their pure Sci-Fi game FSA, I wanted to give it a try.

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The game system is appealing: streamlined (not too complicated) yet with many strategic decisions, each race/faction ships have different strengths/approach, starter fleets are affordable compared to other spaceship combat games, many models are nice sculpts. Also, FSA would fill a void in my game collection: spaceship combat games! I convinced a friend and we both ordered two starter fleets from Meeplemart. I bought one “good” race, the Sorylian Collective, and one “evil” race, the Dindrenzi Federation. See pictures below showing each fleet – cleaned and glued. My friend got Terran Alliance and The Directorate.

Painted Undead Legionary

A quick note on my current project: painting as many of my unpainted miniatures as I can using the “Dipping method”.

Here’s an undead legionary that took less than an hour to do.

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War of the Ring customization

War of the Ring is a great game. However, it is not always easy to fit all the miniatures in the right regions on the map because of space limitations. When I saw a custom version of the game on BGG using tokens, I was really interested to try it. I bought a bunch of wooden game pieces from Bear Wood Supply Co. in Nova Scotia. I started to paint the discs using cheap acrylic paint (Folkart at Walmart). I chose colors according to the political boundaries found in the game (Sauron is red, Rohan is dark green, Isengard is yellow, etc.). Here’s how it looks so far:

WoR tokens WIP

These are 3/4 inch tokens that will be used for Elite troups. Regulars and leaders will be represented by 1/2 inch tokens.

Next step will be to find a way to put icons on the tokens to represent Elites, Regulars, and Leaders.

In addition to tokens, I will be using game miniatures for the Ringbearers, Companions, Minions and Monster.

Downsizing miniature collection: Ral Partha Aztecs and Incas

These miniatures have been in the darkness of a drawer for more than 15 years! Obviously, they were not part of any of my projects. They might have a brighter future with somebody else. Let me know if interested.

I took them out of their blisters to take better pictures.

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42-303 Aztec Eagle Knights
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42-305 Aztec Arrow Knights
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42-306 Aztec Warrior Bowmen
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42-307 Aztec Warrior Slingers
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42-322 Auquiconia Bodyguards (1 pose)
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42-324 Chimor Warriors (2 poses)
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WIP – WW2 village

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