Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Robotech RPG Tactics Model Review

Not long ago, I posted about the contents of the new Robotech RPG Tactics box. In this entry, I will take a detailed look at the models that come with the game. I will preface this review with the comment that I grew up on giant robots, including Robotech, so you may take as a given that I love the overall aesthetic.

 Pictured above is what I have assembled while writing this review. Not shown are the three other UEDF destroids that came in my shipment (Tomahawk, Defender and Phalanx) and the basic-model Regult pod that you see blowing up in every Macross battle scene ever.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Clearing Out the Backlog

In the past few weeks, I have been devoting some time to clearing out some of my backlog of gaming miniatures, rather than making progress on show pieces or long-running projects. Part of that has been playing with my new Robotech miniatures (review coming next week), but by far the largest share has been devoted to painting up my Directorate fleet for Firestorm Armada.

I still have a dozen or more ships to go before the fleet is really ready to hit the table, but I am quite pleased to have made progress. It has been a long time since I tried to paint a whole army, in the classical war gaming sense. I honestly wasn't sure if I still could.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Robotech Unboxing

Apparently, Fall is the season for Kickstarter fulfillment. Less than 2 weeks after receiving my Arena Rex package, my "Wave 1" box arrived from Palladium Books and Ninja Division, including most of the critical models for the all-new Robotech RPG Tactics.

I'll say this: It's a big box, and it's full of plastic toys to play with. In this entry, I'll take a look at the contents of the shiny new box, before moving on to a more complete miniatures review.