Monday, January 30, 2012

Gruntz Entry: Janitorial National Defense Force Firegroup

This is a repost of my entry from the Gruntz forum.

Janitorial National Defense Force Firegroup led by the Comedian:

From Janitoria National Defense Force

Janitorial Firegroup including a 40mm ATGL, Color Guard, and SAW

From Janitoria National Defense Force

The Comedian and the Firegroup Color Guard in front of their Redcorn Mk.II Hovertank, a new acquisition from Wombat Heavy Industries

From Janitoria National Defense Force

The Firegroup is supported by a G.Z.G. "Gribble" Hover Drone

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Proxie Models releases DBA bases

After a little prodding from me Ken decided to produce a lovely set of bases in 40 x 15mm, 40 x 20mm, and 40 x 30mm to go with the other bases in his line. Each sprue contains two of each base type, and five sprues are packed in a bag for $4 USD. I will be picking up a couple packs this week to base my Kjoth (T'ang Chinese) army for Rally Round the King.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Elheim Marines and Steve Summers!

Dunno how accurate their camo is, but they look passable enough for my tastes.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alternative Shooting Resolution for Star Army

For ages, I've wanted a way of resolving group fire in Star Army that just wasn't present in the individual rules. I've adapted some Force on Force mechanisms for this purpose. The end result is less granular than Star Army allows for, but I don't really like individual targeting when I've got five or six groups on the table.

Firing Procedure:
  • LoS is determined from group center to group center; if the majority of a group is behind cover, the entire group is behind cover, etc...
  • Roll 1d6 for each member of the firing group; the initial total may not exceed the number of figures in the group receiving fire. Add additional 1d6s for whatever modifiers apply. Support weapons and Stars can fire separately using the usual shooting rules, but may not then add to the dice pool.
  • The group receiving fire rolls 1d6 for each group member, plus additional 1d6s for whatever modifiers apply.
  • Compare the number of successes rolled (1s, 2s, and 3s); if the attacker's successes exceed that of the defender, then make Impact rolls equal to the difference using the Impact chart for the majority weapon. Hits will be applied to the majority armor type in the defending group.
  • Make Reaction tests as normal, and continue to repeat the procedure until one side cannot return fire.

Attacker Modifiers:

  • Each SAW or Rifle/GL present +1d6
  • Each LMG, LAW, Rocket Launcher, or Anti-Air Launcher +2d6
  • Each HMG, Plasma Gun, +3d6
  • Group is primarily armed with laser weapons +2d6
  • Flamethrower within 12" +3d6

Defender Modifiers:

  • Defender is concealed +1d6
  • Defender is in cover +2d6
  • Defender is equipped with Hard Body armor +2d6
  • Defender is equipped with Exo-Armor +4d6
  • Defender is equiped with BTA +6d6

Admittedly this is all arbitrary and unplaytested, but I thought I should put it into electronic format while I was thinking about it. Perhaps if I can get the table cleared off soon I'll be able to give the mods a spin sometime this weekend.

Minor Flooding

This is about 20ft from my apartment.

We've had a fair bit of rain up in the northwestern part of the country; here's hoping that it holds off for a few days.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rest in Peace Field Marshal Tobias Rommel

From Apr 19, 2011

I'll miss you, buddy. I hope they have paint water cups to drink out of wherever you ended up...

Friday, January 6, 2012

My first Modern figures - Elheim Taliban

Ready to ambush you in a mountain pass!

A friend picked up a copies of Force on Force and its supplements, but as he's not really much of a miniatures guy I was tasked with slapping some paint on them. Pretty basic stuff, no real highlights or washes on the top coat. I look forward to getting their Marine/Bundeswehr counterparts completed so that we can start trying out Operation Enduring Freedom.