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18Jun/171

Cantabrum Indoctum Iuga Ferre Nostra

"Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra - Cantabria, that won't bear our  yoke", Quintus Horatius Flaccus.

Continuing the ancient SAGA projects, more cavalry arrived for the Iberians. I had a bit of trouble continuing this part of the SAGA warbands, as Victrix is a bit of a problem to get your hands on. Some sets, like the Balearic Slingers are direct only, others are regularly available. Never the less, the Iberians are the third warband, after Germans and Romans.

I introduced the Celt-Iberians in this first post, talking about the background and I have two further post about northern Spain and the Museum of Archaeology of Cantabria (MUPAC). But begin with the bulk, most of the units are already build and based.

Work in Progress - SAGA Bases Work in Progress - SAGA Bases

15Jun/170

Bolt Action Campaign Battle of the Bulge

The first campaign supplement in the new edition is Battle of the Bulge, the battles in the last winter of world war two.

Bolt Action - Battle of the Bulge

Along with Duel in the Sun this is the thickest campaign supplement for Bolt Action at 124 pages. It covers a specific campaign instead of an area, therefore the scenarios etc. are pretty much following each other. The book covers 12 scenarios, an army list for the free french and special rules for the fierce winter situation in western europe. Pricing is set at 19,99 GBP or 30 USD, which translates around 25 EUR.

11Jun/170

Rubicon Models Allied Stowage Set 1

As a counterpart to the German Stowage Set, Rubicon Models released the Allied Stowage Set 1 in late summer 2016. So now you'll be able to add luggage and equipment to your allied vehicles in 28mm.

Rubicon Models - Allied Stowage Set 1 Rubicon Models - Allied Stowage Set 1

3Jun/170

AK Interactive Agitator Balls / Stainless Steel Shakers

As I am currently working on a few historical projects, and therefore using paints from brands like Vallejo and other companies that use drop bottles instead of pots, I ran out of agitator balls.

What are agitator balls? They are small metal balls that are put inside the drop bottles and help stir the paint. I used to use the ones from PK Pro, but got myself some from AK Interactive during my last shopping at Radaddel.

For 5 Euros, you receive 250 steel balls, which is a pretty good price (PK Pro charges 7,95 for 150 balls). They come in a small bottle with screw top as you can see.

AK47 Agitator Balls / Stainless Steel Shakers AK47 Agitator Balls / Stainless Steel Shakers

27May/172

Osprey Games / Northstar Plastic Dwarves

A bit out of nowhere and unexpected, Osprey Games and Northstar Military Figures announced a new range of fantasy plastic miniatures, beginning with a set of dwarven infantry. This range will be released later this year, but as a special for Salute 2017, there would be a pre-release of single sprues.

Osprey Games - Plastic Dwarves Osprey Games - Plastic Dwarves

The sprues were sold at 5 GBP each, so I assume a later box price of 20 GBP for a box of 20 (similar to the Frostgrave plastic pricing). I was able to get a sprue at Salute, and want to share my impression with you in this brief review.

20May/170

Bolt Action Armies of Germany (2nd Edition)

The first "Armies of" to get an update is the oldest one, Armies of Germany.

Bolt Action - Armies of Germany Second Edition

Since October 2016 the book is available in english and once again written by Warwick Kinrade, who already wrote the first one. The book has slightly grown from former 96 pages to now 108 pages and of course, comes with an exclusive miniature for direct customers and pre-orders. Last time it was Otto Skorzeny, now it is an unnamed duo of german soldiers, one carrying the other.

15May/170

Bolt Action Second Edition Rules

Roughly 4 years after the first edition, Warlord Games treats the Bolt Action community with an updated, second edition of the rules in late 2016. Along with the already available english version of the Bolt Action rules, now in early 2017 translated copies in german, french, spanish and italian are ready to be shipped.

Bolt Action - Second Edition

The game grew incredibly over the last years, a lot of supplements were added – covering army and campaign books – and it was taken care of with FAQ and erratas. This review is based upon the english hardcover rule book, that is sold individually for 30 GBP.

13May/170

Salute 2017 haul

On April 22nd, was the Salute 2017 held by the South London Warlords. Salute is the biggest independent one-day wargaming and gaming event in the UK and likely in Europe. I visited the show last year in 2016, had a great time, as you can see here in the Parts I - IV of my coverage (Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV).

This year, due to time issues, I couldn't be there myself, but a good friend of mine, living in Cambridge, was kind enough to bring along a few items for myself and even kinder to drop by the next day (24h express wargaming goodies delivery... so great 😀 ).

Salute 2017 - Haul

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7May/170

Ad Arma Con 2017

Yesterday on May 6th was the 2017 Ad Arma Con in Speyer. This was the second time for the new event under the new name, and the fourth time in total. So after 400 km I'm back home and want to share my impression. Speyer is in the south of Rhineland Palatina, in the region of Palatina and well known for the Cathedral and the Technik museum.

Of course, no coverage without a proper parking lot picture. When the first year the lot direct to the sport centre was enough, nowadays they although cover the nearby parking lot of the soccer pitch.

Ad Arma Con 2017 Speyer

Ad Arma Con costs 5 Euros entry and covered a long list of participation and demo games, along with a bring & buy and X-Wing tournament.

4May/170

Para Bellum – Reinforcement for the Romans

While currently preparing a load of reviews, painting terrain and base colours, I got a small reinforcement for the SAGA Romans.

SAGA - Warlord Games Caesarian Romans Blisters