03 March, 2018

Operation Bagration Firestorm event, Carleton U

Over the weekend, I was able to participate in a local club event, the Carleton U Firestorm Bagration event.   As I have no Russians, I would represent the Germans with my Grenadiers backed up by Marders and King Tigers.     I thought I would face lots of heavy Red armour, so wanted the capacity to punch through it.    Here are some of the tables, before the games got underway:

Snowy garden setting

Outskirts of Bobrusk

11 February, 2018

Feb 2018 Hobby Update: Italian guns and infantry, 30$ worth of terrain!!

 4x 75mm guns (I'll play them as the 100mms) and 3 x 88 ground mount turntables (magnetized) so I can rock either Lancia gun-trucks or these.

3x Breda HMGs.   Bargain at 3 points for 18 dice!

"Eight is Enough"  Not just a TV show from the 70s, I think 2 full units of 4 Elefantino guns is sufficient!

2 full Bersaglieri platoons plus Bersag Rifle Coy HQ at the back.  Was running out of figures, so used the 'Unknown Hero' model  doing the Karate Kid pose for my 2IC :)

Three Weapons platoons and their HQ. 

Took a while, but finally grouped up and assembled all the loose terrain pieces into 2x refinery pieces, 1 factory, and 4 office buildings.

I had to scratchbuild the roof on the last office building, as there were MANY missing parts.  I bought a pipe kit as well, which will connect all my Battlefront oil tanks on these overhead trestles.  Reminds me of Battlefield 3:

Ofc there is a video:

09 February, 2018

The Defence of the Church of Our Lady of Saving Throws MidWar DAK scout cars and Italians

 The humble 2cm scout car.. on parade for the Kriegsmarine?!?

Hey gang, another battle report at Chris', this time I will let the pics and video at the end do most of the talking.    There was some chatter about a tournament list that used 2x DAK Aufklarungs command card (scout car formation), 2 Tigers, 2 88s.   While I doubt I would ever go 'that far' I liked the concept of using the Aufklarungs card, and adding more cheap hulls to the mix:  M14/41 allied formation!    Chris has been tweaking his DAK list over the past few videos, and this time wanted to try Lorraine Schleppers.  We rolled up CounterAttack.

27 January, 2018

Hobby Update: Crusader Squadron complete!

Covenanters in action
Hey gang, what's going on?   I've been ultra busy since early December, but FINALLY got some paint onto brush, and more specifically, some Decals to models.    I finally managed to finish ultra-highlighting my last unit of Crusaders, and have put on my decals.

Two units of 3, HQ unit of 4 Crusaders

2 x CS Crusaders, 2 x Crusader IIs.  My HQ is a converted 'Covenanter' tank.

2 x Crusader II, 1 x Crusader III.   I need spare plastic turrets in case I want to run all-Crusader IIs (and in Early War, I will need the older turret model)

Same thing.  I have 1 extra Crusader III turret if I want to make these guys my armour-hunters.  Spearhead them into a forest closer to the enemy and plink away at 28 inch range, AT-9.

Lots of stowage.

Covenanter hull is an A13 MKIII Cruiser tank, with an old resin Crusader turret w/ 2pdr gun.  I've added fuel tanks from the T-34 kit, and lots of stowage.

Found my Desert Rats decal sheets that I bought like 5 years ago!!

Whats kinda sad is that these Crusaders were the first Flames of War models I ever painted.   You can see the old paint jobs from 2011 over here:   its only fitting that I finish these models, almost exactly 7 years to the day :)

Anyways, nothing too exciting, but my new place is coming along,  Coming Soon:   A Friday Night Fights at my place!!! I know you guys just can't wait to see my lousy terrain placement :)

18 January, 2018

Cygnar vs Cryx - The first encounter

New Year, new desire to play more games. I have been a beautiful combination of busy and lazy, leading to very little in the way of dice throwing, however, I have been actively painting over the past couple months. Here is why  - I picked up, on a whim due to the cover, the new Privateer Press Prime Issue #1 back in November.

Image result for no quarter Prime issue 1

14 January, 2018

Gaming in 2018

This is how I feel moving into 2018 as a tabletop gamer. It seems that all around, this great gaming landscape is on fire and a burning wreck. Fear not! I'm here to get you out of the mess of changes (games and life) and back onto the table where you and your gaming models belong. Let's go!

06 January, 2018

'Stolen Valour' Mid War 71pts Free-for-All Rats vs Germans

"I say, old chap, why would the Jerries make this 8-wheeled claptrap run on Benzine and not Petrol?"

In a flurry of Mid-War games over the holidays, we have another:   Free-For-All, 71 points, featuring Chris Caron's Eastern Front germans (Using Afrika Korps list for now) vs Andrew Buchan's new British force (not painted, no worries)     Here are some pictures but as usual, the Video at the end of this article does a much better job of describing the action!

Chris ran a Pzr III formation (2HQ + platoon of 3) supported by 3 x Marder's and had a small Grenadier formation supported by quad AA halftracks.    

Andrew ran a Honey Sqdn (4 HQ + 2 units of 3 Honeys) and a Motor Company w/ Carriers, Mortars, Vickers and 6lbrs supported by 17/25lbr 'Pheasant' guns plus a bunch of cards, 'Scout' 'Pip Roberts' and 'Captured Tank'

Initial lay-out is below:

Operation Bagration Firestorm event, Carleton U

Over the weekend, I was able to participate in a local club event, the Carleton U Firestorm Bagration event.   As I have no Russians, I...