Saturday, August 25, 2012

Edmonton International AFV Show

Today was the day of the Edmonton International AFV Show at HMCS Nonsuch.  Below is a few of the pics I've taken.  Check out Terry's blog for more and better pics.

The last pic is one of my favourites.  They had a section for 'works in progress'.  It's really interesting to see all the after market pieces that each modeller adds to their model.

One of the organizers is a friend of mine and he was rather disappointed with the model turnout (they had about 31 less models than last year).  Maybe next year if some of our group can enter some models (I'm looking at you Kevin!).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Been a while since I posted up some figs, so tonight I finished off a unit of 24 Plaguebearers.  All are GW figs.  They actually turned out better than I thought they would.  The bases didn't turn out as well unfortunately.

Up next I have a number of ruined buildings and a couple more units of Ashigaru with yari.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

1989: Dawn of Freedom

Recently I got in a couple games of GMT's new game: 1989: Dawn of Freedom.  The game is about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.  It plays very similar to another one of my favourites, Twilight Struggle. The biggest change is probably the power struggle mechanic.  When a scoring card is played for a country, instead of just scoring controlled territories, there's a fight between the two factions to see if the Communist player can maintain power in said country. It's a neat mechanic.  The only down side to the game probably is the names.  It's a lot easier to say "I control Italy" as opposed to "I control Szekesfehervar".  Components are of course top notch.  I'm looking forward to getting in many games.