Some time ago, I Kickstarted some Westwind mech models, including these small machine gun robots, which are perfect for use a sentry bots.
As I wanted the option to use them in several games, I decided against a specific forces colour scheme and went for a generic metallic look, although they are now closer to my Mechanica force…
I have been looking forward to these Exo-Armour Dwarfs for some time and I am pleased to say they have arrived on Kickstarter this week, released by Bob Olley of Olleys Armies fame.
There are two sets of these heavily armoured tin cans, a set with more of a chaos flavour and a set that are more pillbox-like, and it is those that will fit in much more with my existing Scrunt army.
For my Steam Wars game I will require six models to allow me to take two units of three models. Of course, I could always go for more units…
I have already worked out a potential model profile for these which is a bit presumptuous.
One thing I can be sure of is that Bob will deliver this Kickstarter bang on time and these stout chaps will get added to the might of the Prussian Scrunts!
Although they had an outing recently, here are my finished Meridian Miniatures Gunbots, decided on green, simple really.
I like these little guys, they fit in with my British Army nicely, a basic robot design, not as advanced as certain other robots I have used in the Mechanica for example.
Mr Steinberg has completed his Navy Skyship for Steam Wars, just brilliant!
The model is from Blotz and is one of a range of steampunk flying ships.
Mr Steinberg and I had an excellent game of Steam Wars recently, it was the first outing for his Martians. It seemed appropriate that I field a force of British Empire infantry to repel the incursion.
The majority of the British infantry used in this mission were basic troopers with a few heavy infantry thrown in to counter the Martian Tripods. I also used for the first time the small boxy gunbots shown above (who failed to activate the first time I tried to use them).
The Martian force is a great mix of models brought together into one list. The idea is that the Cephalopods are the masters utilising various mechanical constructs and a horde of Sanwar Slaves.
Although the British did not have any vehicles, each of the infantry units were equipped with special weapon of one sort or another.
The heavy British infantry concentrated firepower on a tripod and were able to knock one out quite quickly. The rest were not going to be as easy.
One of my favourite British units is the Treadbike Cavalry armed with the twin Light Machine Guns, I rarely leave home without them.
We also got to use some new MDF status counters, being double sided, it is easy to see the counter against a unit and it is easy to pick them up at the end of each turn.
Meanwhile, the Martian Robots and Cephalopods concentrated their firepower on the heavy British Infantry unit and quickly reduced them from three to one…
The other two tripods, although both taking damage, were making some progress.
For robot models we have introduced an optional ability so that if one is destroyed, it can become a crawling torso without ranged weapons, but can still fight in melee. Mr Steinberg had the models so why not!
This game also saw the first use of the Arctech Powers, a sort of steampunk techo magik. Nothing too powerful, in fact in the first three turns, my bath-chair riding Technomage failed to successfully project an Arctech Power.
Not sure these small Gunbots are going to do much to the tripod…
The mission we played had the Martians trying to get half their force off a table edge, but with most of the models on foot, it was going to be a tall order. But a very enjoyable game all the same.
I have had these two Ogryns knocking around for far too long waiting for some paint.
Now they are finished, I can field two units of three beefy Ogryns in my Steam Wars Prussian army.
They may even get used in a 40K Inquisition force…