For the love of money...(My Firestorm Armada Directorate)

Behold my Directorate. The finest fleet that money can buy... literally.  For they are the Corporate Evil Overlords of the Firestorm Armada Universe.

This is my latest work in progress Firestorm Armada Fleet. 75% done but it's at least tabletop worthy (I hope...). Here is a shot of my tournament fleet.

For a look at my tournament list and here>>

Week 6 - Painting the PHR for Dropzone Commander

Another week and a bit more progress. This time I'm focusing on the PHR the second faction I'm collecting for Dropzone Commander.

The Post Human Republic are the ruthless hyper-intelligent members of those parts of humanity that fled before the coming of the Scourge.  Influenced by an alien device that came to warn the Earth of the invasion they are a shadowy enclave of women and men who have decided to rise above the influence of pure nature and enhance themselves with the power of the machine.

In battle they are a slow and steady, a relentless march of sophisticated walkers and cyber-enhanced infantry. A mix of cyborgs from Ghost in the Shell and the special Ops of Black Widow they are elite core of technophiles, a near perfect blending of man and machine.

They believe that they are the future of humanity - they are humankind, 2.0.

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Dropzone Commander - Week 5 Progress of my Scourge for Dropzone Commander

Here is quick review of my work in progress Drop Zone Commander Scourge army. This is my week 5 update on painting. The hope is to get a full army painted (1000 points to start) in 2 months. I've made decent progress but there's quite a bit to go.


And so it begins...

Welcome to Magnetized to lead! My own personal slice of the web - an archive, a living document, and a testimony to how much one can love war games, miniatures, and all things tactical and tabletop related. For now this is a partially a placeholder, with the hope of creating a growing collection of ideas and musings on all things gaming related.

Things I hope to cover here:
(many of which will come in 2015...I hope)

Battle Reports! (with plans for video batreps as well)
Tabletop Wargame Reviews
Painting blogs and tutorials
General musings on the miniatures gaming universe

But before we get too far in...

A note on the name. For years now (some...30 and counting...) I have been an avid collector of miniatures. So much so, that over the years, my friends would tell me that I was a magnet for "lead" (the most common medium by which older miniatures were made). If I new and cool mini came out I would buy it first, then figure out a reason to have it later. I have a collection (someday I will list here) of figures spanning back to the mid 80s and all the way through a continuing and growing collection today.

I was 14 when I purchased my first 10mm historic army - Ancient Egyptians - and I haven't looked back since.

A general idea of the subject matter I will cover here - aka game systems I love and play, in no particular order as my favourite changes over time.

Star Fleet Battles
Dropzone Commander
Firestorm Armada
Babylon 5 Wars
Warhammer Fantasy Battle
Warhammer 40k (yeah, yeah, hammer GW all you want this still make damn fine minis!)
Robotech RPG Tactics (mostly because I love the art and style of Macross).

So I hope you'll check back here from time to time and hopefully I'll have enough progress to merit updating the site. I (hope) plan to do 1-2 updates a month unless massive progress tells me otherwise.

My first two series will be dedicated to my newest loves - Firestorm Armada and Dropzone Commander.

Here is a preview of my latest project:


This is my week 5 update on painting a new army for DZC. For a look at the progress I've made to date, click <here>.