Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thunderbolt Apache Leader

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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

First of the Hittites

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.

Monday, August 5, 2013


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.