The Waldheim Dragoons is a mercenary outfit with Germanic origins, tracing its roots back to Saxony on Old Earth. They are a heavy armoured unit equipped mainly with blower vehicles, including the earlier A2 and A5 versions of the same M2 tank used by Hammer’s Slammers. They also use lighter Daedalus medium tanks and the GD-900 hover APC, which are the subject of today’s new releases.
The Daedalus has a domed turret equipped with a 10cm powergun and 2cm tribarrel. Although ostensibly a larger weapon, it doesn’t quite match the hitting power of the High Intensity version fitted to the Waldheim’s M2A2 tanks. Defensively the tanks are fitted with the Drozd active defense system to ward off missiles.
There is also an air-defence version which has its turret replaced by one fitted with three long-barrelled 2cm tri=barrel powerguns capable of knocking down incoming artillery shells and missiles.
The GD-900 is a simple ‘battle-taxi’ APC which can carry up to eight infantry and has an AI-controlled 2cm tri-barrel for self-defence on the commander’s hatch. They can also tow the 5cm HI Powerguns used by the Waldheim’s infantry.
There are also two 10-TU detachment packs available, Light and Heavy Armoured, taken from the Waldheim’s detachment sheet for Hammer’s Slammers:The Crucible.
HS15-1912 – Daedalus Medium Tank – £8.00
HS15-1912a – Daedalus AA Tank – £8.00
HS15-1913 – GD-900 APC – £8.00
Set of 10 pieces. Total combined length of wall sections is aprox 31". Wall are aprox .600" tall, the posts are slightly taller.
These wall sections were designed with 6mm (Epic) scale Sci-Fi gaming in mind and are perfectly suited for that genre. However I would have no problem using these myself in a modern Middle Eastern setting.
Masters created for GCmini by the very talented Giacomo Pantalone of Milan Italy, AKA TheLazyForger.
It’s been a busy week … the slight downside of going away for a few days is that there tends to be a bit of a backlog of orders when I return, so I’ve been ploughing through those this week. I’ve pretty much caught up and everything should be back to normal by the end of this week.
We also missed out on a release last week – we were all primed and ready to go when a flaw was spotted in one of the new moulds at the last minute, so we held off until it could be remade. All is good to go now, so if you’d like to settle down, we’d like to present the latest new releases in the Aeronef range…
Years ago, Phil came up with a single Aeronef model for the Chilean aerial fleet – the Santiago, a battleship with two massive quadruple turrets and not a lot else. This was later joined by a single small escort vessel, and that has been the extent of it for the Chileans.
Today the Chilean fleet gets a boost to become one of the better equipped South American aero-navies. The Santiago has been replaced by a new resin-hulled design with separate turrets and metal fittings, and there are several new cruiser and escort designs.
The Santiago’s all-big-gun layout gives it massive firepower to take on enemy capital ships but, apart from two small support turrets, it’s pretty much unprotected against smaller vessels and aircraft. For this reason, the Chilean fleet features a lot of escort vessels equipped with small rapid-fire guns and AA turrets. There are also torpedo and patrol boats to complete the mix.