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ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/02 23:46:40


Post by: ChargeDog


Hi all!



I've been running my site ChargeBlog for a while, focusing on looking at the options for Ultramodern Wargaming (i.e. anything past 2000). Every week I aim to produce a new article on the topic be it looking at figures, vehicles and terrain, talking tactics or battle reports. There are side projects that might stray out of the time period but nearly every week, a new moderns post. I only recently realised I haven't been positing to here and I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys think of what I get up to.

If you’re looking for some good starting point, here are a few of my best posts:

THE GREAT BIG MODERN WARGAMING RULES COMPARISON COMPLETE EDITION – A comparison of the various modern wargaming rules

DEMO GAME – OPERATION DRAGON’S HOARD – A project log of me creating a demo game for Skirmish Sangin. Yes, that is a crashed C130

PROJECT HUMVEE – INITIAL IMPRESSIONS – My first impression of the recently released Spectre Humvees

BATTLE REPORT – “CLIMB TO GLORY” – SKIRMISH SANGIN – A reccent battle report showing the US Army going up against Insurgents in Bazistan

The schedule for every week is:
Monday: Wargaming Week – My hobby update and Ultramodern Wargaming News
Wednesday: Side Project Day – any updates on side projects goes here. Won’t be every week but should be relatively frequent
Friday: Something for the Weekend – your weekly dose of Ultramodern Wargaming

Today's post will go up at 1200 UK time (as they always do unless word-press messes up) but here is a sneak preview





Automatically Appended Next Post:
This week's post is up! We're taking a look another vehicle for all you US Army fans, the Styker ICV and MGS from Empress.

"Playing as US force in Ultramodern tabletop wargaming is like being a kid with a box of toys. There are so many options that are available! On one side, you could be rolling around in technicals as SF advisers alongside local troops. Alternatively, you could break out the heavy metal and plonk the Bradleys and Abrams on the table. An interesting option is to roll out with a Stryker Brigade Combat Team and all the vehicles it includes."



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/03/impressions-empress-stryker-icv-and-mgs/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/04 23:03:19


Post by: xKillGorex


Nice to see some moderns on here, have actually dropped in on your blog quite a few times bud. Love me some spectre minis.

Am thinking of picking up some empress minis and vehicles. Keep up the good work.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/05 00:14:40


Post by: ingtaer


Nice stuff, have flitted around the edges of Modern gaming but never really got into it as finding the rules for what seemed like the best game (Skirmish Sangin) proved extremely hard, despite the fact that the writer lives twenty minutes drive away.

Make sure to update here mate, look forward to seeing what else you do.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/05 14:34:36


Post by: ChargeDog


xKillGorex wrote:Nice to see some moderns on here, have actually dropped in on your blog quite a few times bud. Love me some spectre minis.

Am thinking of picking up some empress minis and vehicles. Keep up the good work.


Thanks! I'm currently on a kick of finishing all the Empress stuff sat in my lead pule partially finished.

ingtaer wrote:Nice stuff, have flitted around the edges of Modern gaming but never really got into it as finding the rules for what seemed like the best game (Skirmish Sangin) proved extremely hard, despite the fact that the writer lives twenty minutes drive away.

Make sure to update here mate, look forward to seeing what else you do.


I love Skirmish Sangin (so much I ended up co-writing a book for it). Heck if you're that close, you might end up being able to get a game of it with him :v

My plan is to update here for both the weekly posts (seeing as Monday's Wargaming Week includes the latest ultramodern news) so I'm sure you'll all be sick of me posting in a few weeks!


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/05 14:54:19


Post by: xKillGorex


Hell keep the updates coming bud, just put my hand on my unbuilt razor and ranger team from spec ops that need to be done. So many models too little time.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/06 11:05:47


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so time for Wargaming Week. This is my weekly hobby update/news post which comes out every week. Expect lots of comments about "work slowing down". Also occasionally non-modern stuff sneaks in. This week, plenty of news!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/06/wargaming-week-06-08-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/06 13:33:13


Post by: Easy E


I enjoyed reading your breakdown of modern games. Sadly, I have only played Force-on-Force/Tomorrow's War and I really enjoyed the rules. It is a great tool box to add the elements you want to focus and then layer on extras as you go. One of the best systems in Wargames IMHO


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/06 13:40:54


Post by: ingtaer


Chargedog you appear to be French again...
Really looking forward to those quadbikes and well done on the Strykers.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/06 18:34:52


Post by: xKillGorex


Must try some of the empress vehicles, want to pick up some of the usmc figs of theirs.
Also playing with the idea of painting up a few spectre guys and the two operator snipers as marsoc in a woodland scheme, i think the crye woodland just looks too cool not to do. Plus painting multi cam sucks lol.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/07 10:07:24


Post by: ChargeDog


Easy E wrote:I enjoyed reading your breakdown of modern games. Sadly, I have only played Force-on-Force/Tomorrow's War and I really enjoyed the rules. It is a great tool box to add the elements you want to focus and then layer on extras as you go. One of the best systems in Wargames IMHO


Force on Force isn't my favourite game (I really like the smaller size stuff like Sangin) but I think it's an absolute classic that anyone playing moderns should try.

ingtaer wrote:Chargedog you appear to be French again...
Really looking forward to those quadbikes and well done on the Strykers.


hon hon hon. Pm'd an admin to fix the flag.

Thanks for the comments! White Dragon's stuff is great, I just need to get round to painting it. And mental preparing to paint all that MTP.

xKillGorex wrote:Must try some of the empress vehicles, want to pick up some of the usmc figs of theirs.
Also playing with the idea of painting up a few spectre guys and the two operator snipers as marsoc in a woodland scheme, i think the crye woodland just looks too cool not to do. Plus painting multi cam sucks lol.


Painting multi-cam is the bane of my time playing ultra-moderns. I like the Spectre process (available from their site) and it gives a nice end result but it just takes time. Also Crye kit in woodland is a nice combo.

As for the USMC, it's all great until you realise that (unless you're using the very latest TOE) you need 13 man squads :|


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/10 11:05:22


Post by: ChargeDog


This week's post is now up! Rolling on from last week's Strykers, we're taking a look at the Empress US Infantry range.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/10/range-impression-empress-us-army-infantry/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/10 11:10:38


Post by: ingtaer


Nice, love Empress stuff and your At4 is really good. Do you have any of their Brits?


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/10 12:43:26


Post by: ChargeDog


 ingtaer wrote:
Nice, love Empress stuff and your At4 is really good. Do you have any of their Brits?


Thanks!

I have a Platoon + supports of the Empress Brits - absolutely love them. However, I need to repaint them in a better style of MTP which is going to take a while. I did a quick look at them WAY back in 2015 which you can find at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2015/07/12/british-army-platoon-completed/ but there are a few additional things to add.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/10 18:09:40


Post by: Strombones


Super cool man. I've always been curious about modern stuff,but counter-insurgency just never spoke to me as wargame.

I like your idea of a fictional "Stan" though. Seems a really good way to break out of the box of the real world and use the models you want.

I would definitely want an Abrams.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/11 14:47:37


Post by: ChargeDog


 Strombones wrote:
Super cool man. I've always been curious about modern stuff,but counter-insurgency just never spoke to me as wargame.

I like your idea of a fictional "Stan" though. Seems a really good way to break out of the box of the real world and use the models you want.

I would definitely want an Abrams.


Thanks!

Setting up Bazistan was a really fun project and the whole point was being able to run what ever I wanted. It's also a little nebulous so I could run some nation on nation stuff one week and then cut to counter-insurgency the following game. At some point I need to nail down the details for it's African counterpart Zaiweibo (and then start painting up all the figures for it)

Also having got the strykers, its inevitable that I'll be grabbing an Abrams at some point :v. I'm tempted to get a pair and set one up for US use while the other ready for service with a local nation.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/12 00:16:15


Post by: Strombones


It opens up some really cool opportunities for US vs. local militia and Russian "advisors" ect...

Or hell, just straight open hostilities between British SAS and Chinese infantry.

I went to both Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantry Marine, and I gotta say, the thought of gaming either of them bores me to tears. I'm really big into military history (as I'm sure most reading this are) , and I could care less about the history of either of those conflicts.

Is the Sagin ruleset complicated? I've always meant to give it a read.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/12 10:53:05


Post by: ChargeDog


 Strombones wrote:
Is the Sagin ruleset complicated? I've always meant to give it a read.


It's maybe a little bit more complicated than other rulesets like Black Ops, but once you have an understanding of how the rules work and have the quick reference sheet to hand for the modifiers, it starts to flow really well. This is definitely one to play with a small scale patrol/mission first to get to know all the details


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/12 14:44:18


Post by: RazorMind


Love your blog, we use Force on Force for our gaming but thankfully all your stuff is great no matter the ruleset


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/12 20:10:42


Post by: ChargeDog


RazorMind wrote:
Love your blog, we use Force on Force for our gaming but thankfully all your stuff is great no matter the ruleset


Glad you like it! I do keep meaning to go back and play some more FoF so there might be some battle reports coming up (once I get back into actually wargaming rather than working all the time)


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/13 11:02:50


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so time for a new update! News and hobby updates inside!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/13/wargaming-week-13-08-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/17 11:13:58


Post by: ChargeDog


New post is up! Part 4 of Building a Force. This week, we're looking at th support options an Irregular force can take to help even the odds.



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/17/spectre-operations-building-a-force-irregular-support/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/20 11:12:48


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so time for an update. This Wargaming Week is on the shorter side - it's been a busy one IRL



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/20/wargaming-week-20-08-18/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/21 00:07:08


Post by: Easy E


I wouldn't mind seeing a game of Black Ops and talking about it compared to Skirmish Sangin or other games.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/22 03:36:11


Post by: RazorMind


I need to make me some of those irrigation ditches, guessing foam cuts, painted, and in sections


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/23 10:02:16


Post by: ChargeDog


Easy E wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing a game of Black Ops and talking about it compared to Skirmish Sangin or other games.


I'll look into getting a game sorted out - although it might be a while, haven't got round to wargaming for a while and I feel the need for Skirmish Sangin.

RazorMind wrote:I need to make me some of those irrigation ditches, guessing foam cuts, painted, and in sections


I'll check with the guy who made them at the wargames club next time I'm down, get you the details.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/24 11:09:39


Post by: ChargeDog


This week's post is now on the blog, taking a look at the currently released GRU Spetsnaz range from Spectre Miniatures



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/24/range-impression-spectre-gru-spetsnaz/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/27 11:10:29


Post by: ChargeDog


Monday has come round again so it's time for a new wargaming week.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/27/wargaming-week-27-08-18/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/27 12:34:07


Post by: Easy E


Not strictly modern, but I look forward to your Boer War report for The Men Who Would Be Kings.

I also agree that those FSB look pretty fun for all sorts of games.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/08/31 11:15:48


Post by: ChargeDog


The Boer War post is now up in the Pre-WW1 forum

This week's post is now up! Part 2 of Project Humvee where I actually break out the paints and get to work. Also, planning the next one!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/08/31/project-humvee-stowage-and-painting/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/03 11:13:27


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so it's time for a new Wargaming Week. I may have bought some things...



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/03/wargaming-week-02-09-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/05 11:10:11


Post by: ChargeDog


Surprise Wednesday post! I'm taking a quick look at the version 2 stowage options from Spectre Miniatures



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/05/impressions-spectre-stowage-version-2/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/07 11:11:20


Post by: ChargeDog


Today's post is now up - another step in Project Humvee



As always, it's up on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/07/project-humvee-vehicle-3/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/10 11:18:48


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so we all know what time it is - Wargaming Week!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/10/wargaming-week-10-09-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/11 16:36:56


Post by: xKillGorex


Very cool table, glad they’ve released more stowage.

Do wish spectre would release a bit more of a jungle range, maybe some Chinese forces to fight some scenarios against some usmc.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/14 11:10:48


Post by: ChargeDog


Today's post is now up! We're returning to Bazistan with an AAR setup up in the highlands between the Aden Defence Force and local militia



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/14/battle-report-training-day-skirmish-sangin/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/14 11:33:59


Post by: ingtaer


Good to see a battlereport and your Humvees on the table, though I find your use of the word squad disturbing, they are sections!
I am surprised that the ambush was just driven into so easily, was that delibrate on the part of the player?
Hope to see more of these reports mate.




ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/14 12:43:48


Post by: Easy E


That game looked really fun. I was a bit surprised the Blufor didn't space out a bit more when they drove past that suspicious white car as well.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/14 13:09:59


Post by: ChargeDog


Thanks to both of you! It was a really fun game to play.

I'm hoping to get a few more games in soon, playing reminded me how long it had been since I last put figure on table.

ingtaer wrote:though I find your use of the word squad disturbing, they are sections!


WELP, time for me to go back in the box for squad/section misuse :|

Easy E wrote: I was a bit surprised the Blufor didn't space out a bit more when they drove past that suspicious white car as well.


The BLUFOR players had been told it was unlikely to be IEDs in theatre but it was still possible. I did like how it was the US SF player who stopped well clear of the suspect vehicle while the local force rolled in without a care in the world


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/14 13:22:26


Post by: ingtaer


ChargeDog wrote:

ingtaer wrote:though I find your use of the word squad disturbing, they are sections!


WELP, time for me to go back in the box for squad/section misuse :|


Tsk, Tsk.

If you do a follow up battle like you mentioned what ruleset were you thinking of? Spectre? Love to see a building clearing op carrying on the narrative.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/14 13:35:56


Post by: ChargeDog


 ingtaer wrote:
ChargeDog wrote:

ingtaer wrote:though I find your use of the word squad disturbing, they are sections!


WELP, time for me to go back in the box for squad/section misuse :|


Tsk, Tsk.

If you do a follow up battle like you mentioned what ruleset were you thinking of? Spectre? Love to see a building clearing op carrying on the narrative.


It will depend on what the guys I'm playing with decide but it will probably be Skirmish Sangin using the Plausible Deniability book's additional rules.

But first, I need to finish off painting the pile of buildings I have in my flat :v


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/17 11:10:22


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so once again it's time for Wargaming Week. And once again I'm writing tons of words about new releases from Spectre because the other usual suspects haven't released anything for a while :|



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/17/wargaming-week-17-09-18/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/21 11:12:22


Post by: ChargeDog


This week's post is up! After over a year in purgatory, the Evil Bear Wargames Foxhounds are finally done



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/21/force-protection-foxhounds-complete/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/24 02:42:12


Post by: ingtaer


They look really good mate, never heard of the manufacturer before but they seem like nice casts. Look forward to seeing them in a game.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/24 11:16:43


Post by: ChargeDog


 ingtaer wrote:
They look really good mate, never heard of the manufacturer before but they seem like nice casts. Look forward to seeing them in a game.


Manufacturer is taking a little break due to the whole "new born child" thing - he does have lots of cool things planned.


It's time for Wargaming Week! We've got lots of news including a... oh yeah, the giant boat



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/24/wargaming-week-24-09-18/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/09/28 11:12:56


Post by: ChargeDog


This week's post is now up - Project Humvee rolls on and we're taking a look at a few new weapon options. Remote Weapon Stations and .50cal rotary cannons and more!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/09/28/project-humvee-weapon-options/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/01 11:11:15


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so time for a new wargaming week



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/01/wargaming-week-01-10-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/05 11:10:16


Post by: ChargeDog


This week's post is now up! Not the one I originally had planned so instead have a range impression for Spectre's Deniable Operators



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/05/range-impressions-spectre-deniable-operators/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/08 11:12:42


Post by: ChargeDog


Start of a new week, time for a Wargaming Week



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/08/wargaming-week-08-10-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/09 00:42:22


Post by: Elbows


Great looking stuff. Moderns is one of the genres I've always considered...but would have to carry the load for the local group since they're lazy. Might convince myself to try it sometime. Have some really cool/intriguing areas I'd like to pursue.

Love your paintwork and the miniature selection.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/12 11:21:03


Post by: ChargeDog


Thanks for the comments! I kind of take the weight at my club but it's mainly because I don't play much else.


Today's post is up and we're taking a look at Spectre's SWAT guys. Except I've painted them up slightly differently



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/12/impressions-spectre-swat/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/15 11:13:44


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so yada-yada Wargaming Week



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/15/wargaming-week-15-10-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/19 11:12:24


Post by: ChargeDog


This week's post is up and I've finally finished repainting my Tier 1 Operators from Spectre. So here is a range impressions!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/19/range-impressions-spectre-tier-1-operators/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/22 11:11:59


Post by: ChargeDog


Hey so big news in this Wargaming Week

I'm going to take the next few weeks off from writing the Friday features. More details in the post but basically i just want a break. And finally get round to painting these guys




As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/22/wargaming-week-22-10-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/23 21:54:26


Post by: Easy E


Blog posting twice a week is really hard.

I think once a week or twice a month is a much more sane pace.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/10/29 12:16:44


Post by: ChargeDog


It's monday so time for news! It's Wargaming Week!


(image from Spectre Miniatures)

As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/10/29/wargaming-week-29-10-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/11/05 12:10:13


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday again so it's time for Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/05/wargaming-week-05-11-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/11/12 12:29:12


Post by: ChargeDog


New week, new wargames news time.

Photo from Spectre Miniatures

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/12/wargaming-week-12-11-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/11/19 12:18:24


Post by: ChargeDog


Starting to see some movement, maybe there will be more than just Wargaming Weeks going up on the blog soon. But for now, here is the latest update.



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/19/wargaming-week-19-11-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/11/27 10:22:30


Post by: ChargeDog


Anyway, after a day's delay (I was mostly away from the keyboard with some family things for the last few days) here is this week's update! Including these new guys

Photo from Spectre Miniatures

As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/11/26/wargaming-week-26-11-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/12/03 12:15:39


Post by: ChargeDog


It's Monday so Wargaming Week time. Also the gears are starting to grind, the blog working itself back into action. Maybe it's time for new posts soon



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/03/wargaming-week-03-12-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/12/03 13:55:16


Post by: filbert


Excellent stuff, enjoyed the Skirmish Sangin bat reps.

I am looking to expand my 28mm Generic Middle Eastern scenery stocks - I think I am good for buildings but would appreciate some recommendations and links for providers of wadis, scrub, drainage ditches etc. And cars that fit in scale too!


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/12/05 15:26:09


Post by: ChargeDog


 filbert wrote:
Excellent stuff, enjoyed the Skirmish Sangin bat reps.

I am looking to expand my 28mm Generic Middle Eastern scenery stocks - I think I am good for buildings but would appreciate some recommendations and links for providers of wadis, scrub, drainage ditches etc. And cars that fit in scale too!


Thanks! I'm really looking forward to getting back to it and fitting some more games in.

As for the scenery stocks, I'm going to be improving my own collection of that in the new year - most of my stuff in games is borrowed from the club and I'd like my own stockpile for taking photos/playing games at home. So expect lots of talk in the new year on it. Although I have picked up several of Spectre's wall products to take a look at



ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/12/10 12:14:02


Post by: ChargeDog


Not much wargaming news in this Wargaming Week but I am changing how and when feature posts are coming out! For more details, check the post.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/10/wargaming-week-10-12-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/12/15 12:19:03


Post by: ChargeDog


And I'm back! Different day (expect this to always be different) but same time and with a brand new feature post! I'm taking a look at Spectre Miniature's Ember team



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/15/__trashed-2/ (no idea what's going on with the permalink)


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2018/12/17 12:10:50


Post by: ChargeDog


Wargaming Week returns!

And then I go on my Christmas break.....



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2018/12/17/wargaming-week-17-12-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/07 12:24:04


Post by: ChargeDog


Well that was a good break and now I'm back with a new Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/07/wargaming-week-07-01-2018/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/07 19:39:39


Post by: xKillGorex


That looks a fine read bud, have to post on here how it is. Some good stuff on the blog too.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/12 12:58:57


Post by: ChargeDog


 xKillGorex wrote:
That looks a fine read bud, have to post on here how it is. Some good stuff on the blog too.


Will do! Just need to find the time to sit down and have a good read!

---

A new battle report has gone up for the game I played on Thursday. Back to Bazistan, with the US-SF and local partners moving to evac some MARSOC troops and destroy the intel before the local militia can get their hands on it.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/12/battle-report-rescue-mission-skirmish-sangin/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/13 08:56:31


Post by: xKillGorex


Looked a fun game to play bud, reminds me I have that special edition spectre mini with his wounded team mate to paint up still. Hell I have a lot to paint up lol .


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/14 12:13:58


Post by: ChargeDog


Its was great fun! And yeah, that special edition guy was fun to paint!

It's Monday so time for Wargaming Week. Lots of varied stuff in this week's hobby section - happily bouncing around between things!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/14/wargaming-week-14-01-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/18 07:03:09


Post by: xKillGorex


Nice one once again bud. Really do enjoy these modern blogs, I see you have another Humvee, what paints do you use for modern us vehicles chap as want to grab a spectre humvee bud now see they have an M-avt coming out.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/21 12:15:11


Post by: ChargeDog


Thanks! For the US Humvee I use Humbrol's desert tan spray and then a thin layer of Agrax wash on it.

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By God, It's full of news! New Wargaming Week is up!

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As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/21/wargaming-week-21-01-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/01/28 12:16:19


Post by: ChargeDog


Another week, another set of news stories (and hobby slow down due to real life stuff)

(yeah I know, not technically moderns)

As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/01/28/wargaming-week-28-01-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/02/04 12:14:25


Post by: ChargeDog


New toys! New Brushes! New News! Wargaming Week is back again!



As always its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/04/wargaming-week-04-02-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/02/11 12:20:41


Post by: ChargeDog


Hobby work continues on in this Wargaming Week. The LTV has been assembled!



As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/11/wargaming-week-11-02-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/02/18 12:11:23


Post by: ChargeDog


It's a short one for this... Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/18/wargaming-week-18-02-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/02/25 12:14:46


Post by: ChargeDog


If you're taking part in the "Wargaming Week Drinking Game", take a sip as this is another short one. However, stuff is happening!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/02/25/wargaming-week-25-02-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/04 12:15:34


Post by: ChargeDog


Lots of news for Ultramodern fans in this Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/04/wargaming-week-04-03-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/04 14:24:58


Post by: Easy E


A few weeks late to the party, but it was fun reading your batrep!


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/05 12:20:57


Post by: ChargeDog


 Easy E wrote:
A few weeks late to the party, but it was fun reading your batrep!


Thanks! I really need to get down the club and play some more games to do the write ups on/have fun.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Surprise!

I'm starting to dig into a 28mm WW2 project set in the late war and using Empress's new Brits.

The introduction post has gone up today, and I'm looking forward to adding more as I work my way through it!



As always, it's on my blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/05/ww2-project-introduction/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/11 12:11:53


Post by: ChargeDog


This Wargaming Week, I actually got some stuff almost finished! Expect a post on the LTV coming this week.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/11/wargaming-week-11-03-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/13 12:13:34


Post by: ChargeDog


New post is up, taking a look at the latest vehicle from Spectre Miniatures, the LTV. A nice upgrade from the Humvee for your troops.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/13/impressions-spectre-ltv/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/18 14:04:03


Post by: ChargeDog


A little delayed due to being on jury duty but here is the Wargaming Week!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/18/wargaming-week-18-03-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/25 12:15:24


Post by: ChargeDog


Time for a new update from Wargaming Week, plenty of news as well as a battle report coming soon!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/25/wargaming-week-25-03-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/26 12:28:07


Post by: ChargeDog


New post is up on the blog! A battle AAR of my latest game, taking Spectre Operations V2 out for a spin and back to Bazistan.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/03/26/battle-report-operation-monte-carlo-spectre-operations/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/03/29 20:08:41


Post by: darkness screamer


Hmm, after reading this thread and its a very good thread I have this sudden urge to go and watch, "Black Hawk down".


Cant think why


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/01 11:15:45


Post by: ChargeDog


 darkness screamer wrote:
Hmm, after reading this thread and its a very good thread I have this sudden urge to go and watch, "Black Hawk down".


Cant think why


Tell me about it :v that film is my go-to "time to paint" film


Automatically Appended Next Post:
No jokes, no April Fools, just this edition of Wargaming Weeks!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/01/wargaming-week-01-04-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/02 11:18:45


Post by: ChargeDog


New post is up! I'm taking a look at the updated Version 2 of Spectre Operations, highlighting some of the changes and giving a little over view.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/02/impressions-spectre-operations-version-2/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/08 11:14:53


Post by: ChargeDog


I went to Salute!

I spent money at Salute. Find out what on in this Wargaming Week!



As always it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/08/wargaming-week-08-04-2019/

My report on Salute 2019 will be up later this week!


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/10 11:17:41


Post by: ChargeDog


My write up of my trip to Salute 2019 is now on the blog!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/10/salute-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/15 11:30:39


Post by: ChargeDog


After a really productive Sunday, it's time for Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/15/wargaming-week-15-04-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/16 08:51:11


Post by: Skinflint Games


Loads of cool stuff here- subbed!


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/17 11:39:07


Post by: Strombones


Really enjoyed your Salute write up. Thanks for posting it.

Would love to make it there one year.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/22 17:05:33


Post by: ChargeDog



Thanks for your comments everyone! Really enjoy writing all of this and happy people finds it interesting.


A little delayed due to the bank holiday but it's time for Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/22/wargaming-week-22-04-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/04/29 11:15:33


Post by: ChargeDog


Short but sweet, it's a new Wargaming Week - featuring news and painted figures!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/04/29/wargaming-week-29-04-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/01 11:37:26


Post by: ChargeDog


Phew, it's been a while but I'm back from the US! And here is the last battle of Spectre Operations I played before I flew out.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/05/24/battle-report-the-trading-floor-spectre-operations/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/03 11:09:29


Post by: ChargeDog


You thought you were safe. But surprise - Wargaming Week is back!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/03/wargaming-week-03-05-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/10 11:17:53


Post by: ChargeDog


My wallet took a beating - more details in this Wargaming Week!



As always, more details on https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/10/wargaming-week-10-06-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/16 12:10:50


Post by: ChargeDog


New post is up! I only just managed to avoid calling it "A Game of Drones" because we are taking a look at the various drone options available from Spectre.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/16/impressions-spectre-miniatures-drone-systems/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/16 21:38:24


Post by: ghostmaker


Great Stuff!


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/17 11:05:52


Post by: ChargeDog


 ghostmaker wrote:
Great Stuff!


Glad you like it!

--

An atypical post for today's Wargaming Week!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/06/17/wargaming-week-17-06-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/20 16:37:35


Post by: Inquisitor Lord Bane


This is awesome! I've been thinking about taking the dive into Modern wargamming, but I would be the first in my area to do it. I know Spectre uses 28mm, do you know what other companies do as well?
I didn't see anything on the blog about the miniatures beyond your collection, and I was hoping to get some regular armed forces (Eastern Europe/Middle East/Western).


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/06/26 17:24:09


Post by: ChargeDog


 Inquisitor Lord Bane wrote:
This is awesome! I've been thinking about taking the dive into Modern wargamming, but I would be the first in my area to do it. I know Spectre uses 28mm, do you know what other companies do as well?
I didn't see anything on the blog about the miniatures beyond your collection, and I was hoping to get some regular armed forces (Eastern Europe/Middle East/Western).


Hi! Sorry for the delay in responding.

Other companies using 28mm include Empress and Eureka. I have figures from both, it's just i haven't got round to actually painting most of them up (or they have gone back into the lead pile to be repainted). Empress Miniatures have quite a few different factions for regular army.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/01 11:05:58


Post by: ChargeDog


Super short post this week, looks like things are calming down for the summer. However, I managed to crank through a few more MDF bits.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/01/wargaming-week-01-07-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/04 17:53:41


Post by: ChargeDog


Well, it's finally time to talk about a project that has been a long time coming. I'm going to be releasing a load of content all about Bazistan! Also I'm starting a patreon to help fund it.



For details, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/04/news-sourcebook-patreon/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/04 18:47:19


Post by: darkness screamer


Good luck with that dude, looks like some real quality hard work.


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/08 10:29:36


Post by: ChargeDog


 darkness screamer wrote:
Good luck with that dude, looks like some real quality hard work.


Thanks! I'm really excited to have started it and getting the ball rolling


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Patreon! Posts coming! Partially Painted figures. I'm on Holiday and this week's post has it all!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/06/wargaming-week-08-07-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/15 11:08:49


Post by: ChargeDog


I'm back from holiday and.... it's still summer so not much to report in this Wargaming Week.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/15/wargaming-week-15-07-2019/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/17 11:06:18


Post by: ChargeDog


MDF? Painted? Worry not, we're taking a look at Black Site Studio's offerings for War Zone Arabia.



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/17/impressions-black-site-studios-war-zone-arabia/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/21 13:55:27


Post by: ChargeDog


Time for a Sunday post, taking a look at the Contractor Ops team from Spectre!



As always, its on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/21/impressions-spectre-contractor-ops/


ChargeDog's Adventures in Ultramodern Wargaming @ 2019/07/22 11:21:27


Post by: ChargeDog


Huh, this week was actually pretty productive! New wargaming week is up!



As always, it's on the blog at https://hntdaab.co.uk/blog/2019/07/22/wargaming-week-22-07-2019/