Miniature Ordnance Review looks at the world of historical and fantasy miniatures wargaming and model building. From 15mm Flames of War, to Warhammer 40K, to 1/35th scale tanks, with some potential surprises on the horizon - you'll find them here!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Random Updates

There are a few changes coming to the blog... I'm experimenting with some new skins and formats at this point - so the blog is going to have a different look (or 2 or 3 until I light on one that I end up liking enough to keep). I'm also expanding the mission statement (see above) - when I started the blog, my main model-building and gaming hobby was Flames of War, but I'm re-branching out into other areas.

You've already seen a couple of Warhammer 40K posts on the blog, and expect to see a few more in the future as I get back to painting some of the miniatures I've picked up from that range over the past couple of years with my son. I may even get my son to do a guest column.

I'm also getting back into traditional model building, so expect to see some of those on the blog from time to time. I'm a huge panzer-phile so there will be more German stuff. I'll go through build logs there as well.

Over the next several months I'll also be looking at some alternate gaming systems, so expect those to make their way to the blog. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Interim Plan 2017

It's been a while since I posted, and most of the reason for that is I'm still trying to get set up in the new house. I'll have photos of the new studio just as soon as I'm done - hopefully in the next week or two because both I and my son are going through serious miniature withdrawal!

My plans for the next year miniature-wise are pretty much in flux at this point. I had planned on working on a mid-war Italian army for Flames of War this year, but given the rules for Italians appear to be a way off yet, that's been back-burnered. I may finally do that Kasserine Pass U.S. tank force, but that will require a fair number of conversions - though the new plastic tanks will make that easier.

On rulesets, I'm still pretty much committed to FoW at least for EW and LW, but I am starting to branch out a bit. Nothing I can recommend yet, but I'm playtesting. This may be the year I finally get my Team Yankee forces together. I finally have enough to make a go of the East Germans, so I think that's going to get on the table, and I still plan to do some LW and VLW Germans.

My son is still interested in painting Warhammer 40K miniatures, and I'll be doing a fair amount of that with him as well. Should be a lot of fun.

That being said, this year is the year I get back into scale modeling. I already have a couple of 1/35th scale tank kits lined up to work on, so watch this space. If you think my rivet counting of Battlefront miniatures was over the top, you haven't seen anything yet!