Monday, February 22, 2010

Full Thrust Chinese Fleet - Part 1

Tonight I finished the first half of my Chinese Union Starfleet. All the ships in this fleet are from Brigade Models European Federation line. I've included Ned for size reference. The first picture is of a group of 4 frigates and 6 destroyers.

The picture below is of 4 heavy cruisers.

The detail on these minis is not quite as good as the Ground Zero Games ones but the magic dip really brought out the existing detail. In the next few days I should get the other half of the fleet completed.

Last night I had Chris over and we played a couple games of GMT's Twilight Struggle. We each took a turn playing the US and the USSR. I ended up winning both games. The image below shows the board at the end of the first game in which the USSR had won.

Each game took somewhere between 3 and 3 1/2 hours to play. Like CCA it is a card driven game, but unlike CCA the cards don't really force you to play in certain areas. And as I've stated in a previous post, the components (especially the board) are top notch.


  1. Nicely done! Can't wait to see them in action!

    How's Generation Kill? A friend leant me the HBO series based on it a while back and I think I ended up watching most of it in one (very late) night... The book has since been on my "to read" list, but then so are dozens of others, and I'm a painfully slow reader...

  2. Thanks Tim! The book is really good. The HBO series is very true to the book, some of the lines in the show are word-for-word right out of the book. A couple of the characters are slightly different than in the series. Capt. America isn't quite as over-the-top, but the company commander, Encino Man, is just as retarded as in the series. The book helps explain some of the odd things in the series. It's an easy read and if you liked the show, then you have to read the book. And for the record I'm a really slow reader too. My "To Read" shelf has a good 30 books on it!