Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Dust – Silent Death and a game of Brimstone

These are the SSU Steel Guard Sniper Squad, also known as Silent Death. Two snipers armed with 23mm Heavy Rifles and Steel Gloves, these are truly fearsome adversaries.
They are the first of the Kickstarter minis I’ve painted, and they are just fantastic. A pleasure to paint and they look like they could take on the world, or at least some German heavy infantry.
I put some more effort into these, as I think they deserved it.
Paints used:
Armour – Vallejo 894 Camo Olive Green with an Army Painter Dark Tone wash. Heavily drybrushed with 968 Flat Green and drybrushed 863 Gunmetal Grey. Rust painted with 68 Smokey Ink.
Tubes – 306 Dark Rubber
Weapons and springs – 863 Gunmetal Grey with two washes of Dark Tone
Cloth – 924 Russian Uniform WWII with a Strong Tone wash
Leather straps – 876 Brown Sand also washed with Strong Tone.
Missing a piece on the tank behind the body. That and a couple of missing cards from the kickstarter will hopefully arrive in the post shortly.
They are big.

I played my first game of Brimstone with one of my sons this weekend. We played the introductory scenario, using a Marshal and Saloon Girl, misunderstood a lot of the rules, made mistakes and got our behinds whipped, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
I used some of my Black Scorpion minis as substitutes
We only used the minis I have already painted and I feel that the game will be much more fun the more different minis you have, so at the moment I’m assembling all monsters from the other box and waiting eagerly for the rest of the stuff from the Kickstarter.

Great fun! More games will be played shortly.

15 comments:

  1. Right, now I am very sad that I did not chip in extra cash for a couple of these. On the other hand, we now have a pair painted so no hurry for me to get my own, better to put priority on other stuff. They look really nice!

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    1. There are some other armoured SSU troops, so you could get one of those when you have painted the rest of your haul :-)

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  2. The snipers are truly fearsome - like little mech suits. You might think about putting a Soviet slogan, like the ones used on tank turrets, on the front of them? It would look very badass. Just a thought.

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    1. That is a very good idea and I think I will do that in the future on some of my other SSU light walkers. I have seen your post on that and it was inspiring.

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    2. Always happy to be inspiring. :)

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  3. Bizarrely those Sovs are the only SSU unit I bought from the KS - everything else being Allies/Germans and you've certainly got me eager to get them out. Cracking paint-job Joakim and this is already my no.1 dust blog :-)

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    1. Thank you, I'm very glad you enjoy it.
      There will be more Dust soon, different German units on the painting table at the moment, but Brimstone just got a bit higher priority.

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  4. I didn't get into the Brimstone Kickstarter ( must have missed it), but I did recently pick up the 2 core games...went to the Kickstart page & sighed...its going to be a chore finding these other miniatures as I don't attend any of the big con's so will not be able to get them that way. May have to collect some favours on this

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    1. Well, at the moment no-one's got more than the base game and the cards for one more hero. I do belive this game will shine when all the other heroes, monsters, cards and worlds do arrive. But I fear that will take a year or so. FFG will probably start selling some of them quite quickly then, though.

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  5. I've only played one game so far too. I ran 4 characters in the mine and everything went really well, until the boss card had to be drawn. The first card said to draw to cards of the next level down. One of these said to draw two more cards! The board was heaving with enemies. Thank god everyone had started with dynamite!

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    1. I blame the dynamite! We had none, must have been the reason we failed :-)

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  6. The Silent Death duo is fabulous, very nice work.

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    1. Thank you. That extra hour on them was really worth the effort.

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    2. Oh, and welcome as a follower!

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  7. Today I got the missing pieces directly from Hong Kong.

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