Friday, 11 August 2017

Serpent Fantatic Firefly

Camping was awesome and we had good weather. Back to home and getting back into the normal routine booo.

Anyway myself and Pulp Citizen played our first two games of Squad Wars this week by Kitbash Games (click the name for the blog or (Link to Facebook page) written by the talented Pulp Citizen himself. It was to be our first outing of the rules and all the Gi Joe and Cobra figures we've been working on hitting the tabletop.

Squad Wars is a modern set ruleset designed to act out pulp, movie type skirmish games aimed at being fun and yet still be a good tactical simulation. The game itself is set around a few types of character broken down as follows. Operators (your main characters), Solo's (infiltrator/assassin types), Grunts (your standard soldier).

They can be grouped how you like so you can mix/make up squads of grunts (made up of riflemen or support types RPGs, GPMG's, medics, officers) whom can  also be led by Operators. Operators can be formed into mixed squads with different skills buffing everyone.  Solo's are stand alone specialists assassins etc.

It alternates play between players activating a single unit at a time or sometimes more but at a cost in Moxie (Action Points). It plays quite fast and after some tweaks we shall be upping the game to larger scales. to see how it handles. Anyway more on that later as we shall do some battle reports.

In my previous post you saw my Serpent Fanatic Infantry which was a good start for Cobra but what was needed was some leaders and characters. Pulp Citizen has already done Destro and Major Bludd  who are both leader types but what was need was someone with a bit of offensive capabilities. My next lot of figures arrived whilst camping so diving into the bag I spotted Firefly and thinking what a perfect addition and also a simple scheme minimal paint scheme.

So Monday morning I set to getting him started and hopefully finished for Wednesday nights game. I pretty much stuck to the colours of the Comics with the weapons and grenades and other gear picked out in different colours just to make them stand out a bit more. I also had a play with my decals on his shoulder patch not having used any for years. They are small but were simple enough to use.






Pulp Citizen's awesome 4x4 ft table prepared for our games of Squad Wars


23 comments:

  1. Nicely painted figure, Simon, but I'm even more impressed with Pulp Citizen's gaming table. What a fantastic set up!

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    1. Cheers Bryan. PC has some wonderful terrain I am deeply envious :D


      I get to play on it from time to time though so still a win!

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  2. Firefly was my fav figure as a lad and your paintjob is him to a T.

    Looking forward to reading more about this new rules system.

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    1. Thanks Dai yeah I always wanted him as he was one of the 'Cool' ones lol

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  3. The detail on the figure is excellent and well done picking it all out!

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    1. Cheers Joe. They had some wonderful figures done for their collection.

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  4. Lovely work Simon and that table looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Yes it is the huts look ace

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  5. Excellent work on Firely mate; he looked superb on the table the other night among your other Cobras and Joes. :))

    And thanks for the gaming and note-taking on the night - very helpful. :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for hosting. Looking forward to more Squad Wars games!

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  6. Wow, the mini is great, but the paintjob is no less impressive. So cool!

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    1. Thanks Suber I really wasn't sure on the camo colours but pleased it worked out in the end.

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  7. An excellent addition to the team

    very nicely painted.

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  8. Very sharp looking, Simon.

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  9. Great looking game, and good to hear you're enjoying the summer.

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    1. It was a fab and yes indeed gotta make the most of it :)

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  10. So the cobra symbols on his shoulder are decals? It turned out great!!!

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    1. Yes indeed I got some to use on the troopers but decided against it and will just use them on the characters.

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  11. Beautiful job on the figure Simon, he looks great...and a little bit dangerous!

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