Saturday, July 26, 2014

PLANET ARES VI: "All Things 6mm Sci-Fi"

Some of you may have noticed my old 6mm scale blog has gotten new life. PLANET ARES VI is now a collaborative effort, among myself and five other bloggers, to provide a source for "All Things 6mm Sci-Fi".  Seeing how much Dropship Horizon has contributed to the popularity of 15mm scale sci-fi, our little group got together and decided that we would do the same for 6mm scale sci-fi wargaming. While it's oft been said  that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", we here at PLANET ARES VI plan to develop our own niche and style within the 6mm wargaming community.

The staff of PLANET ARES VI:

Maj. Diz Aster

Karl Johnson

Angel Barracks




I hope that you will all check out PLANET ARES VI, and who knows, maybe some of you will become converts to 6mm scale sci-fi.

Maj. Diz Aster

"6mm FTW!"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

First steps of consolidation are underway

I started on consolidating my sci-fi ground combat blogs into FIREBASE ARES. First to be consolidated are the manufacturer's links for miniatures and terrain. I will add resource links as I go. Blogs will follow, then I will move photos of my work over probably towards the end of the consolidation process. Still much to accomplish, but the end result ought be a major improvement (no pun intended).

Friday, July 11, 2014


I will be attempting to consolidate the majority of my sci-fi ground combat wargaming blogs into this blog. That means this blog will be covering most of the popular scales; 6mm, 15mm, 28mm. I should have done this in the first place. Hell, I'm a slow learner.
So this blog is going to get a slight name change, it will just be FIREBASE ARES, the "15" is going to be dropped.  The URL will remain unchanged. I will be consolidating the various scale specific links from the other blogs. They'll still be listed by scale, but they will all be on this blog. The blog list is going to get bigger, because there are just too damn many great blogs (representing all scales) out there to not include them.
This will be a long haul overhaul, so progress might be a little slow, but it's going to happen. The same is planned for my starship combat blogs. They'll be merged with STARBASE ARES. I'm going work to a hard goal of no more than 3 blogs: FIREBASE ARES, STARBASE ARES, and The Quick and the Zed. The Quick and the Zed is going to become a Horror/Post Apocalypse wargaming blog, so zombies (the current focus) won't be the only thing covered there. Like I said, this is a long haul overhaul.

-Maj. Diz Aster

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SITREP July 2014

Well, as some of you already know I am having marital troubles. I had to move back to San Antonio, to give the wife her "space". I have recently found a job, and am in the process of reorganizing my life. That said, I won't have much time, or money, to devote to miniatures and wargaming. I probably won't be posting too much on my various and sundry blogs while I work towards getting life back to a semblance of normalcy. My wife and I are doing our respective best to part on amicable terms. I hold no bitterness for her. It just didn't work for us. She's moving on and I'm doing the same. I wish her happiness. I will work to find happiness in my life as well. Happiness is a rare commodity that has eluded me for several years now. I will still be floating around the blogoshere and the various miniatures and wargames forums, I just might not interact as much as I'd like to.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Brigade Models releases German ONESS Super-heavies

Tony at Brigade Models, announced the release of the long awaited 15mm scale Woden family of super-heavy panzers for the German ONESS. I have been eagerly anticipating this for a VERY long time! I wish I could afford to pick these up, but alas, I'm still in the middle of a job search, so I'll have to get them at a later time. But at least I know what the first things I'm going to get are once I am able to ;)

Woden Super-schwere Panzer

Helheim Stadt Bekampfung Fahrzeug

Fenrir Panzer-Jaeger