This week I picked up a copy of Thunderbolt Apache Leader from Dan Verssen Games (DVG) from a local seller on Ebay. I've had my eye on this game for quite a while and I was able to pick it up at a decent price. This is a solo wargame.
The premise of the game is you pick a campaign such as Iraq in 1991, North Korea in 2011 or World War III in North Atlantic in 1986, you make your squadron of planes/helicopters and go on various missions. I've started with the Iraq 1991 introductory campaign. Here's my setup for my first mission: destroy an Iraqi Support battalion.
An A-10A Thunderbolt in the process of dropping a Mk.20 Rockeye cluster bomb onto a group of Iraqi infantry, SCUDs and mobile artillery. Win.
The components are top notch and the game has loads of eye candy. I played out 2 missions and it took me a couple hours total. There's a number of games in this line and I look forward to picking them up also.
Miniaturewise, my next batch of Hittites is coming along nicely and I'm actually hoping to maybe get them done this weekend.
Yesterday I finished the first of the 15mm Hittites to combat my NK Egyptians. Figures are all Old Glory 15s. First up is 4 units of light infantry (FL) Hittite spearmen.
Next is 4 units of Anatolian Vassal skirmishers.
It'll probably be a while till I post again as the next batch of figs is substantial, I believe it's 11 bases worth of heavy infantry and missile troops. I've also got 2 units of Warrior Monks for my Samurai army waiting for paint sticks to be freed up.
Last night I was finally able to get my copy of Spartacus that I got last Christmas onto the table. I like this game, it's simple, fun and suits the conniving back-stabbing nature of my group quite nicely. I'm looking forward to getting this on the table again. We were able to also get in a game of Puerto Rico. It's probably been almost two years since I've played this one. A great Euro game.
Presently on my paint table is the first batch of Hittites and they're nearing completion.