Saturday, December 28, 2013

Studio Miniatures Kickstarter delivers!

In this week's post I received my long awaiting 28mm Sikh War figures from Studio Miniatures.  This was the result of a Kickstarter I contributed funding too in late summer 2013. And what a parcel it was!

The parcel posted from the UK to me here in Ohio. Postage marked as 22 pounds!

Opening the envelope revealed the contents....lots of boxes and two clamshell packs.

Emptying out the envelope yielded the following...

One clamshell opened during transit and the contents were loose in the envelope. This must have happened late in the process and all the figures survived intact. (Hooray!) The KS personality figures from the stretch goals and the gun crews were in the clamshells, the 'battalions' of Sikh and British are in the white boxes.

Escapees from the packaging, but no casualties - not even the RSM with that long bayonet.

The infantry was well packed in each box

Some of the stretch goals included artillery crews for each two battalions ordered as part of the Kickstarter. The crews were in this clamshell.

The figures look great. Sharp detail and cleanly cast. Studio Miniatures has scored with the initial releases for their Sikh War line. Below are some images of more of the bonus figures.

Sikh General and water bearer

The British RSM

Mounted Sikh Officer

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Projects, projects, projects...

I'm eargerly awaiting receipt of my 28mm Sikh Wars figures from Studio Miniatures. Earlier in 2013 I funded their kickstarter and it succeeded well beyond the initial scope of the projects. The many additional add ons caused shipping to be delayed, but the images I've seen so far are looking good!

Once I get the figures in hand, I can start completing the units I will need to field the troops used at the Battle of Sobraon. It was an ugly battle featuring a strongly entrenched gun line with flanks secured on a river. (Imagine if you dumped the central redoubt from Borodino into the middle of the Confederate lines at Antietam  and you get a rough idea of what the British faced.)

WInter is coming...

...and no, I don't watch Game of Thrones.

Got a few inches of the 'white death' blanketing the ground outside, so its a good time to dive back into my hobby related projects.

Drifting away from sci-fi for a bit, we've spent the fall immersing ourselves in Ares Game's "Wings of Glory" (Aka "Wings of War" by Fantasy Flight Games). We've had great fun swanning around the miniatures table blasting away with our fighters and bombers. I've acquired more Caproni heavy bombers than is likely healthy, but that's a post for another website.

I'm awaiting the completing and delivery of my 28mm Sikh Wars figures from Studio Miniatures. Then I need to get off my buttocks and finish prepping for games at CincyCon 2014.

But wait there's more! Thanks to my friend Scott, I've gotten the bug to play Star Trek: Attack Wing. So I've made a modest investment in a Klingon task group to field in casual play and maybe the occasional organized play event.

All of this leaves my 15mm projects more on the back burner than I would like. I need to get the paint out and work on something to feel like I'm making progress. Maybe put together a small game for CincyCon that gets some of these troops on the table. Perhaps something small?