Armies Army

Armies Army
15mm Sci Fi Metal Miniatures

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

No Stars in Sight Hard SciFi platoon level warfare




""Tactical Gain of 4.7% from estimated attack vectors"
The AI module kept chattering as incoming gauss fire churned up the ground. On the screens, they had made enlistment look pretty slick. Powered armour suits, gravity suspension vehicles, high tech wizardry.
It's still mud and blood. No matter how good the tech, in the end, you still need someone to bleed in the mud.
Welcome to the battlefields of the 22nd century.
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No Stars in Sight is your guide to platoon level "hard scifi" warfare on a near-future battlefield.
Using the battle-tested game mechanics of No End in Sight, the game offers you:
A turn sequence that keeps you involved and making choices about how hard to push each squad leader.
Movement and reaction fire mechanics that emphasize the difficulty in maneuvering over open ground. Every rush across that fire swept ground is a gamble. This is not your dads opportunity fire!
Combat rules that are straight forward and emphasize suppression over unrealistic casualty rates.
A solid military feel.
A variety of troop types possible: Insurgents, special operations teams, powered armour "walking tanks" bristling with fire power.
A high-tech battlefield: Hackers, drone operators, grav tanks, exo-suits and much more.
Campaign rules and random scenario generation.
A full-featured points system to help guide your scenario setup.
A series of aliens covering 12 archetypes from popular fiction and scifi media. Implacable robots, skittering bugs and ancient, refined aliens rub shoulders with honourable warriors and horrifying human-machine hybrids.
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A typical game is a reinforced platoon with vehicles in support.
Any figures in your collection can be used, provided they are based individually. Ideal for 15mm.
This is a full stand-alone game and does not require a copy of No End in Sight to play.
Please note if you participated in the beta, contact me with the email used for your complimentary copy."



Perfect Id say for my figures!

Which is cool as I've made the front cover! :)

So many thanks to Ivan. They are also very very cool and I've been reading up on them. I've read some of the Beta AAR's and some of the beta chats. A lot of effort have been put into these and it really shows. Ill be playing a game this weekend! Solo.....which are also covered!



They are available at http://www.wargamevault.com/product/141577/No-Stars-in-Sight

And you get a massive 108 pages!  
Rules are often questioned about cost, however if you really saw the time and effort you'd see that for the price of a few pints its a really good investment.

That and I've a number of my pics in the rules :) It has some great other pics to...particularly like the Odzial Army ones :)

I've also  a bunch of other pics Id did for the book, so Id thought Id share some of them here. No more reason then for eye candy and feedback. Always interested in improving my figures , painting , scenery and photography :)














Ill post an AAR this weekend

cheers

Keith

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

More WIP's....these are off to the printers



The BTR 290 Anti Tank Rail Gun Variant



The BTR 290 Area Defence Variant





All parts are off  to the printers asap. Hopefully have them ready for January ....Sales time :)

I am working on a large calibre gun and turret and mixed options will be a choice

comments and suggestions on variants welcome!

thanks

Keith

Monday, 8 December 2014

BDM 525 Pre Orders are Open!




Armiesarmy is very pleased to announce the Pre Order for the BDB 525 “Muskox” multipurpose all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle, designed by the Buzzard Design Bureau. As a special preorder offer, I’ll be offering 10% off and Free Stowage Pack for all orders.


Starting today I will be taking preorders for the BDB 525 multipurpose all terrain infantry mobility vehicle. Primarily used by both the Russian Empires and R.U.S.K armed forces, it is also used by numerous other countries and organizations.

BDB 525





Size comparison

BDB 525 AT variant


Pre orders will each receive 10% off and a ‘stowage/aerial’ pack that can be used for adding that little bit of individualism to their vehicle. I will be taking bookings until the 22nd of December. Vehicles will be shipped within two weeks of the close of this date if not sooner.

There will be two variants on offer

BDB 525 “Muskox” will be £6.50 or 3 for £18


BDB 525 – Kornet” AT will be £7.50 or 3 for £21


Each vehicle contains 5 metal wheels, 2 metal bumpers (fenders), resin hull and 2 turrets. One closed and on open. The ‘Kornet’ will contain one metal Missile set.

More details and pictures can be found at www.armiesarmy.com or you can go direct to my shop at 

Thanks

Keith




Monday, 1 December 2014

ReWorked WIP.... Xiangyu WZ993 APC

WIP
The Xiangyu WZ993 APC
I've reworked the original 'print' ( it was still great) and provided a few new turret options. The original had some design flaws that were not that great when cast in resin. I had a very thin lip rim to the body, which looked nice was really fragile and easy to break. It just wasn't robust enough. I also created open hatches, rather then solid, which I think is nicer. So....I'm about to send this for reprinting, soon as I've made it watertight and the weapons are good.


This is the APC variant, which will carry two of the PLA infantry drones on it tops rear frame. They release when the troops disembark. Carries two fire teams of four men.



The second is the Zheng WZ994 MGS
Fully modular with a replacement Heavy Anti Matter Tank Gun
No date for readiness. I've three vehicles in front of the queue, however they are almost ready for ordering. I've a rather splendid painter working on two of them as we speak and some Russian 'whites' Infantry which were going to be dropped of at the production mold makers this evening...however work has just cancelled that!
Hopefully tomorrow



p.s

Here is the original turret. Ill still likely offer this as an option to :) Its also the heavy gun drone:)




Feedback welcome

thanks

Keith

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Scots Guards (Stewart Regiment Hammers Slammers) Launch



A somewhat embarrassing moment .......

I thought id had the Scots Guards on sale for the past month and I started to think nobody and I mean nobody liked them as Id not sold a single one

Then Id realised Id forgotten to put them on my shop for sale...........It might be nobody wants them, however at least I've now a chance to sell them! :)

So...they are up on my shop at www.armiesarmy.com/shop





The troops are the Elite Light Infantry of the Commonwealth Forces and largely use the Regular armies kit. As light forces -later releases will provide light Anti Tank Shoulder Launched weaponry, GPMG teams, Sniper team, mortar, portable grenade launchers and the HQ squad. The HQ squad will come with the famous piper :)


More great news!.......


These troops are officially approved for Hammers Slammers to !:) They will supplement my Commonwealth forces and provide troops for the following factions.
Hammers Slammers Forces
Hammers Slammers Stewarts Forces

I am very pleased to be included in the universe! :)

Look out for further announcements :) These troops will be getting some strike vehicles in the near future :)

Keith



Saturday, 15 November 2014

BTR 160 "Assault"






Finished up the Heavy Turret , small Turret and added a Rusk Militia crewman.
Same colours and techniques

Im happy :)

Keith

Thursday, 13 November 2014

WIP - Painting a BTR





Thought I would go through with a WIP of my latest model, the BTR 160. Ive chosen to mix the modules up on this one, I as wanted to test the modular method out. Ive taken an Engineers module and a Heavy APC and mixed them up.


First up the primer



First Airbrush with Vallejo Air Russian Tank Primer
Grey wheels and blade




Edge with a khaki mix colour
Add gloss coat
Add Mig Nato Vehicle wash


Add orange door
Add dirt - Mig dusts and fixer
Add rust (need to tone it down a little)
add decals
Spray with matt gloss


Next - The turrets   and crewman :)

thanks

Keith




test

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Russian Empire nears....

The Russian Empire is coming......
Couple more master spins and they will be ready for production molding and release! Figures out within two weeks or so and vehicles around an extra week or two.




The release will include Infantry packs, RPG packs, LMG packs.  A HQ squad , HMG Squad, AT squad and also the Bogatyr and Kurganet Vehicles :)







Just added these
Im pleased with my paint job on this. Not brilliant but effective enough.






Comments welcome :)

Keith

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Preview Times.....Enemy Unknown Heavy Skimmer /Drone



Ok

the Enemy Uknown have needed some love for a while, more then the two packs so Ive worked on these bad boys for a while now. Well, a while ago.....now Ive some time from real life, I can get back to ArmiesArmy and preview my next set of bits!


First up the EA Heavy Infantry Skimmer /Drone. (Easy to use riderless)










comments welcome :)

Keith

BTR 160 - MGS option....?


Wondering if people would like to see this MGS variant as another option for the BTR 160 ?









pssstt...Its stolen tech from Mother Russia

Keith

BTR - Pre order 'Stowage Offer'




Hi all

as part of my preorder offer as well as the 10% off Im offering a free stowage pack for each vehicle. The pack will include a mix of the available items in the top photo! Let us know what you think

Ill get some pics up of both soon

preorders finish this weekend!

www.armiesarmy.shop/com

thanks

Keith