Here are some close combat Confrontation models that I thought could fit into the Prussian Scrunt army as an additional unit of specialists. These are three Zwerghammerkader models armed with hammers that can either be used as close combat Berserkers (Nahkampf Angriff Kader) or as additional engineers (Maschinenbauer).
Quite a lot of the Confrontation models are clearly set in a fantasy realm, but I do think some of the more steamed up models can slot into a steampunk environment.
Since I am going a bit off topic with my impure Prussian Scrunt army, I thought I would get well and truly off the path and include a unit of Ogryns, one of which is a little on the old side.
From I985, I think this one is actually a Bob Olley model, so it fits in well with the Prussian Scrunts at least on that level.
Not sure about what year the rest were released. I will rebase these and touch up the paintwork here and there, but not too much. These were actually painted by an ex-girlfriend about 25 years ago. Check out the green nails.
Wearing a little less clothing than one would expect for a steampunk sniper, these Confrontation Tir-Na-Bor gunners will double up as Prussian Special Forces Sharpshooters – The Zwerg-Spezialeinheiten Jagd Gewehr Scharfschützen. Just don’t ask me to say that when I’m sober.
As the unit size for the steampunk game will be three to six models a unit, I have just enough.
This Confrontation Dwarf character is a model from the Brotherhood Of Bronze set that was always pretty rare. I remember being somewhere in Florida after Rackham had imploded and finding it on a bargain shelf for a ridiculously small amount of cash. Oh joy.
One of the models in the set is this chap in a steam powered wheel chair with a steam familiar (or a mobile tool cabinet). Should be able to find a way of including him in the Prussian army as an engineer of some sort.
From a long time ago, the Thudd Gun. I found two of these in the Loft Full Of Lead and thought they would be great for the Imperial Meridian Infantry. This was originally a Games Workshop Squat Artillery piece from 1988, the early and great days of Warhammer 40,000, before it became Warhammer $40,000.
The weapon below from what I remember is from much later and it was an Ork gun. This too will work very well as another steampunk artillery piece.
Funny how the two models, one for the Squats and one for the Orks have the same wheels. Never noticed that before.
Yet another Kickstarter delivered today, the Ramshackle Games Minimus Squat’s Bounty Hunter Crew which mainly consists of a large Land Train. This Kickstarter delivered right on time.
I added an extra transport carriage and some extra weapon options. Ramshackle Games also included loads of options for the land train engine section including, a turret, sponsons, a dozer blade and side armour. As I did with the Battle Dog and Pug models last year, I will use a few magnets to make this as variable as possible.
There is a lot of it and I think it will take a while to clean up, wash and build. When the whole thing is put together, it should look quite impressive.
I am very pleased with this Kickstarter, just as I was with the Battle Dog and Pug project last year. I will keep a look out for what Curtis will do next.
So as of today, I have one Kickstarter to be delivered and that one is eight months late.
I finally got to see The Hobbit – Battle Of The Five Armies last night and I have to say it was much better than the second installment; The Desolation Of Smaug.
It is pretty much one massive battle after the short introduction. Billy Connolly as the Dwarf Dáin son of Náin headbutting his way through the Orcs was particularly entertaining.
If only all wargames could look like this on the tabletop.