I mentioned a while ago that I had ordered a sample pack of the Oddzial Osmy 1/600 tanks from Pico Armor.com to see what they were like. Below is the contents of the Yom Kippur Sample Pack.
The first thing to note is that the grid is a 1cm x 1cm grid. The pack contained three each of Centurion, M113, M109, T-55, BTR-50, M-30 122mm howitzer and three infantry strips.
I should point out the service from Pico Armour was very good with the figures returned very quickly. I’ll just cover a couple of the vehicles that were included.
The Centurion really looks the business, showing the big blocky appearance of the Centurion. I should note too that these are photographed as they came from the pack. There has been no cleanup of the figures either – these are photographed warts (or should I say “flash”) and all.
To the right is the T-55, again, looking like a T-55.
I must admit now that had I not made such an investment in 6mm figures and vehicles over the last year or two, I would seriously consider using these vehicles. I know that this is the same argument I used with 1/6000 ships vs 1/3000 ships but it is the case. I’ll leave you with a close up of some of the infantry.
I am. I’m always looking for something new. It’s not enough that the current painting and project queue consists of 15mm DBA Ancients, 1/6000 World War 1 ships, 1/3000 World War 1 and 2 ships, 1/1200 scale Aeronefs, 2mm Land Ironclads, 1/300 scale Napoleonic and Ancients (and lots of the Napoleonic’s I might add), a nominal 1/3000 scale space fleet and 6mm World War 2 and Future War Commander armies but I need to look for more.
What did I do?
I ordered a sample pack of the Oddzial Osmy 1/600th scale (that’d be 3mm) figures. Given the stellar performance of the Aussie dollar at the moment, the sample pack of these figures only cost me Aussie $10, including postage from the US. So, I order the Yom Kippur War sample pack from PicoArmor.com of Illinois, USA. The pack contents includes:
- 3 Centurion
- 3 M113
- 3 M109
- 3 T-55
- 3 BTR-50
- 3 Polish M-30 howitzer
- and 3 Infantry
It’ll be fun to paint these up and test out the basing of these vehicles and figures. If, as I expect, these vehicles and figures work out as well as I think they will, then the creative juices will be flowing and I’ll think about adding another project to the list – perhaps something around the Middle East – or perhaps a mini collection.
First – let’s get the figures and have a look at them. Then let’s worry about the project queue.
Spartan Games have released a game called Uncharted Seas. Their website (linked above) provides details of the rules and the models. It is fantasy naval wargaming almost of a galley nature. As in all things fantasy, the actual industrialisation of everything is kind of a mix.
I loved Games Workshop’s Man ‘o’ War – great rules and really fun little vessels and I kind of regret not keeping my copy of all that stuff before I went off overseas. However, looking at the Uncharted Seas from Spartan Games, I may have found something that almost lets me consider fantasy naval wargames again (as compared to say, Victorian Science Fiction naval games which is a whole different genre).
Uncharted Seas is played at a nominal scale of 1/600th (about 2mm size).
There is a gallery showing some nice pictures of this sort of stuff in between pictures of other wargame figures on the Spartan Games Gallery Page.
Now, if I can just find someone who has played them and can give me a good unbiased overview of them, I may be tempted to part with some “readies” next pay day.