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West Wind Mech Kickstarter

Those lovely people at West Wind have delivered on their Mech Kickstarter, a sizable box arrived containing all manner of goodies.

The three Mechs were the main reason I helped fund the project, but the rest of the stuff is fantastic as well.


Apart from the three Mechs, there are a few robotic Terrier Machine Gun models that sound like they should be for the British, but I may well use them for my Steam Wars Mechanica force…and maybe the British as well…

There are also a bunch of character figures of different styles that will work really well in a variety of games from Rogue Stars and Fist Full Of Kung Fu to Steam Wars.


Finally, there are a couple of small wheel tanks, one for Mr Steinberg and one for me, very nice models. These will work great as light tanks of some description.

Of course what this all does to my painting priorities is yet to be seen, but once they are put together, I will be waiting for a dry day to undercoat.

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Mantic Tunneler

This is the Mantic Veer Myn Tunneler I received a short time back from the 2015 Kickstarter, don’t get me started…

Anyway, I will be using this as a Steam Wars Mechanica Tunneler, primarily as a troop transport.

There was the opportunity to make the nose removable so weapons could be added. I added a plate in the nose ring so if no weapons are added, the interior would be hidden behind the plastic card.

So with a weapon added, I could even use this little beastie as a tank for the Mechanic force, something they are lacking at the moment.

To start with, I was not sure which way round to mount the three massive drill bits but then found the image above online which suggests they go on like this:

…and not like this:

New Toy!

I finally have the new Mantic Tunneler from their Kickstarter which ended exactly two years ago.

It is quite a nice looking kit and appears to snap together but there are no instructions. There seem to be some optional parts in the kit, I really can’t remember what I was expecting anyway or what the options are meant to be. I will have to Google some instructions or maybe just some other models finished by other people.This image seems like a good place to start.

Ancestral Zeppelins

I do like these Titan Forge Ancestral Zeppelins. I have only had the opportunity to use one in games so far.
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At some stage, when the Teutonic Knights get their second (and third?) unit of Luftlancers, I will get the opportunity to field two or even three.

Mr Steinbergs US Navy will also be getting some Rocketeers and Copters soon so they may even be first to go up against multiple zeppelins.
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These have been armed with Twin-Linked Heavy Machine Guns and some nice big bombs.
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I do use my custom mdf flying bases with nice long clear plastic rod to have them fly at a decent height.
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Panzer Mech Kickstarter

I had been doing a good job of keeping away from Kickstarters until a friend sent me a link this morning for one ending in a few hours…

This is a West Wind Kickstarter for some great Weird War II Mechs and I can’t resist a good Mech, or three.
jotanI like the West Wind SOTR range and these new models will also be usable in Konflict 47, Steam Wars and some of the freebie stretch goals will be great in games like Rogue Stars.

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As if cool Mechs are not enough, I like the look of this German ball tank, the Panzerkampfrad.
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