Monday, April 30, 2012

Her Majesty's Land Ship "Turbulent"

Ironclad Miniatures

This is one of the Ironclad Miniatures steam tanks and I'm very happy with it. The, the detail is lovely, the resin casting is crisp. No voids or bubbles in the visible areas (some tiny bubbles on the underside - easily sanded out).

The model comes in four main pieces in resin - hull, drive tracks,  and turret, with four pieces in white metal - smoke stack, hatch (2 halves) and gun.

Marvelous tank and well worth the price.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

And More Œnotrian Artillery

Rounding out the Œnotrian artillery park is the mighty Lob Gun.

With RAFM 28mm figure for scale

While there is no direct Earth equivalent on the Soldier’s Companion artillery tables, the Lob Gun’s performance equates to that of a 10” or 11” mortar. As non-rifled, indirect artillery, a lob gun only hits on a 6, regardless of range.  However, with a range of 6 feet on the table, the lob gun can reach out and threaten most units in your average Soldier’s Companion game.

Lob Guns don’t work well against open order infantry, and are best used in defense of towns, where they can threaten enemy vehicles, like slow-moving British land juggernauts (tanks) and aerial gunboats. The Lob Gun’s slow rate of fire (1 shot per three turns) means they are best deployed in pairs, or even better, in threes.  Three Lob Guns, fired one per turn defending during a British assault, might goad the Red Terrans into launching a premature attack.

The particular model shown is from J.R. Miniatures and is cast in two-piece resin (base and barrel).

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