Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thunder from Heaven: EotBS Air Support

Hey Folks,

Hope you all had a good Christmas!

Here is my work over the last few days.

I have always though that the Tiny Tokens cast on the resin bases looked pants, so resolved to "set my flyers free".  I also made flight stands out of clear acrylic, GW flight stems and blister pack plastic.  I also converted up tiny torpedo bombers...which was a bit fiddly. 

Finally I painted up the extra DFA-170 bomber and repainted my other two at the same time to match. 

Here is also my first "in character" post...:)

A sight to warm any Naval Captains heart: Ho-O Air Armada units pass overhead 
Kaigun Shosho (Rear Admiral) Hitorio Hanso stood at the rail of the weather bridge on his flagship, the Sokotsu Class Battleship Masaka, and pondered the uncouthness of the baku gai-jin Capitan Sheridan. At the State dinner after the treaty signing in Bangkok the pig had had the gall to describe the Divine Empress Shizuna as a "pretty slip of a girl!"

How dare he talk of our Divine Empress in such a low manner!. His attempt to teach the teach the cur a lesson ended without resolution, or satisfaction.  His Honour demanded that the lesson be delivered, and with suitable emphasis so that it was well learned.  

Shinobi agents within the FSA CINCPAC headquarters had sent work that the Americans planned to contravene the terms of the treaty by deploying Saratoga Class Fleet Carrier's into the Coral Sea to reinforce Sheridan's Battle Group.  This gave him a convenient political reason to exact revenge on the pig, and in doing so restore the Honour debt to its correct balance.  If the payment was in the keels of his enemies fleet, than so much the better. 

The Masaka was only escorted by a small naval detachment consisting of the cruisers of Ryu squadron Nagara, Yura, Natori and Shatori as well as the Ichi frigate squadron Hatsuune, Enoki, Hatsuzakura and Hinoki.

Appearances can be deceptive however...the drone of rotors grows to a thunderous roar as the squadrons of the Ho-O Air Armada arrive to support his punitive expedition.  A gleam enters Hitorio's eye as he watch's the finest precision engineered fighters and bombers in the world stream past followed by the more stately DFA-170 Bombers and the Inari Scout Gyro's.  While he has always preferred the sway and swell of the sea instead of the bucking turbulence of the sky, he truly appreciated the capabilities of the Air Armada's forces. He almost felt sorry for the Americans who will be on the end of the the Air Armada's rockets.

Tonight he shall have his honour debt fulfilled. 

No ship is safe from the wrath of our Torpedo Bombers

Swarms of Blazing Sun Fighters darken the sky.

DFA-170 Bombers are the scourge of enemy shipping, able to stand off and smash them apart with massed rocketry

The FSA will not know what hit them! 


Rodger said...

Good looking game.Merry Christmas Kruger.

Jamie said...

Hi Jason,

Nice to see you in character and the game was damned fun.

However, I think that special rule we tried out was a little unbalancing:

"Moui: The honour of the Empress has been impugned in the most trivial manner - only the total destruction of the perpetrator, his lineage, and entire nation, will suffice as recompense. Every time you roll a six, every subsequent dice generated will count as a six, up to the initial number of dice"

Added flavour, but was a bit rough :P

Niblet said...

Oh my god man. You cut all those little airplanes off and rebased them!?! I worry about you sometimes Jas ;)

Kruger said...

Yeah I know Jamie, we have "tested" that its not my Pink Dice, its Me so sorry about that!

As for "freeing" the Tiny Flyers its not that hard, just a durable knife and its only the work of 30 seconds to get each one off. I did lose the tail planes but thats not too much of a problem. Extending the wings for the bombers was fiddiler!


bikewrench said...

Those stands look sweet bro!
Nice work on the surgery too.
We gotta have a game sometime soon. Just need to to schedule a makeup game with Josh as well.

Kruger said...

Thanks Adam,

Be good to have a game soon. Im on leave so whenever suits man. :)