Saturday, September 22, 2012

Modern British Sniper and Armed Civilians

Okay... I am officially COMPLETELY distracted from the Great War and Greeks…

I hope to get back to both later this fall (or maybe winter...), but I recently picked up a copy of Force on Force and I’m pretty damn excited to try it out. I've been reading reports of games of Force on Force and Ambush Alley on a number of my favourite blogs for a while now and I finally broke down and picked up a copy. I’ve been giving it a read through this past week and it seems to have all the elements I’ve kind of felt have been missing from Savage Worlds: Modern Ops. Hopefully I’ll get to play it sometime this next week… stay tuned for AARs!

I’ve also been on a massive re-re-basing project – the 20mm modern stuff… I haven’t played Cold War Commander in ages (which they are ostensibly based for). While 28mm is my choice of scale for skirmishy games, I figured I have LOADS of stuff in 20mm I could use for Force on Force

If ever I get around to playing Cold War Commander again I’ll just have to use sabotted bases... or perhaps entirely rebuilt all those forces in 6mm! Micro stuff is cheap - and it'd probably work better for that game anyway! 

In the meantime, here’s some stuff I’ve finished up recently.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Some armed civilians. All are from The Assault Group’s assorted modern ranges.

A British sniper – also from The Assault Group.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Probably more modern stuff…

Although  Bolt Action also arrived this week… so… 


  1. Great looking figures; love the camo on the sniper. Best, Dean

  2. Nice work. I really like the sniper. Looking forward to your thoughts on Bolt Action.

  3. Thanks Guys.

    It'll probably be a few weeks before I get to trying out Bolt Action. I'm pretty stoked about trying Force on Force first. I f I sit down and start reading through Bolt Action before playing Force on Force I'll probably start getting rules confused and never figure out either of them properly!?

  4. Great looking stuff, Tim! 'Force on Force' gives a good game but just be aware of the reaction mechanism. Higher quality troops are just BRUTAL and have a good chance of reacting *before* lower dregs can even get a shot in - I need some more games under my belt but right now I feel like tweaking it... Otherwise I really like the combat mechanism and how casualties are handled. I look forward to hearing what you think.