Saturday, 23 April 2011

Starfighters over Bwendi Prime

My ninja shopper picked up a Squadron Commander:Reheat (Brigade Models) starter set at Salute last week for us to split. I got the ONESS German kit because I have the same for my ground forces, representing the loyal and heroic army of Bwendi Prime. He is working on the Eurofed victims, representing the evil imperialists of the Albion Defence Force. These starfighters are intended to be 1:300 scale, the same as the ground forces they sell, and I plan to use them in direct support, as well as for space battles. SC:R looks like an interesting rules set. I suspect that managing more than a couple of flights of fighters per person will be a stretch because of the record-keeping, but the game should have enough crunch to be interesting even with a small number of fighters and ought to come into its own in a larger multi-player game. I'll let you know when I have played it.

So, anyway, enough rambling. I completed painting them today (instead of writing my thesis, which is what I am meant to be doing) and here they are. Apologies for the shoddy photos. I am not happy with the eight-pointed stars on the wings either. Yes, those are meant to be stars (The Frog Star actually), not flying spaghetti monsters. My hands shake too much at times! I may replace them with decals if I find any suitable ones. Alternatively, there may be a schism in the Bwendi church with people turning away from The One True Frog and beginning to worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The background is a board printed from WorldWorksGames' Sathrican Homeworld map. Click the pics for a larger version.

Hornisse Interceptor:

Galland Attack Fighter:


  1. Very nice painting on those starships. I'm also thinking about painting mine from EM4 to use them with these rules. Please, publish a review and BATREP once you played them.

  2. Roger, Red Leader. Will do. :-)

  3. I too am very interested in SC:R and would be very interested in a rules review.

    You've done a great job with these models - well done!

  4. I really like the look of them.
    Aren't you supposed to be working against OSC? (Ooh Shiny Complex)

  5. Hi, my name is Ruarigh and I have OSC ...

    I keep trying to work against it but the justification for this one was too strong. After all, it ties in with our Bwendi versus Albion Defence Force games too well and we had no in-ssytem starfighter rules before this. As such, it counts as part of the same project. Honest! :-)

    On the plus side, it was only £15 expenditure each (half a starter set each) and I have painted my part of it, so I am no further behind as a result. The only negative thing is that I have lost out on some time to paint the 15mm tanks for the Bwendi army.