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Hobby Article part 2

Quick post, here is part 2 of the Hobby Series. I should come up with a clever name haha. First picture you see the difference between my old Italy scheme and my new desert-only, Iraqi Sand scheme. By leaving the original darker color between the panels, I almost don't need to go back over with a blacklining pen. Second pic is of Bill Wilcox' Early War A13. This is what I am talking about, the simple addition of guys on the tank goes MILES in terms of adding extra theme and 'oomph' to a model. His whole BAR looks like this, guys on almost every tank.
Bonus Pic: Aces High, a player run mission to flatten an enemy airfield leads to 45 B-17s, trying to stay under radar altitude. We got scouted anyways, but with this many MGs firing, any single planes that came our way (and there were some) got melted. I got 3 kills, 3 assists. However, because we got scouted, when we got close to the target, there was 20+ Bf-110s, P38s, etc waiting for us. Fun …

Fall Fubar 2012

Dice Devil's are prepping to host the first ever Fall Fubar Mid-War FoW Tournament

Fall Fubar 2012
Saturday, October 27th @ 1:00 PM

3 two hour games
Cost = 20$
First paid first (re)served
Early payment required to reserve spot as well as which faction you will be fighting for (once chosen you cannot change sides)
Payment options: Interac money transfer or cheque or cash in person
Please contact Brett at Pripyat at for payment or questions
(previously referred to as Fall Flank 2012)

Scenarios to be determined
100% Blue on Red
10 Axis Spots 10 Allied Spots
Standings to be submitted to RankingsHQ

Army Restrictions: 
Please bring 5 copies of your army list and a copy of the FoW rules and army list source
All armies' sources require approval by organizers prior to Oct 20th
All lists must be seen and approved prior to 1:30 PM Oct 27th
 Official Battlefront PDFs are subject to approval
Unofficial Battlefront PDFs are not accepted
Non-Battlefront …

Game Summit Skirmish 2012

I started work on my new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) project the day that Canada announced which company would supply the new vehicles. That date was June 8.Knowing that Gamesummit Skirmish was taking place on September 9th that gave me three months to have enough TAPVs built to field a new army for the tournament.I already had a IG army based on the Canadian army in Afghanistan and I wanted to have a new army representing the Canadian army back home. That meant that I had to also assemble and paint troops in green Cadpat (Canadian Pattern digital camouflage) to complement the army in desert Cadpat.I had this weird notion that I could show up at a tournament with two identical armies.One painted for the desert and one painted for green or woodland terrain depending on the table I was playing on. When I saw that the tournament had a doubles component, I figured I’d be able to bring both armies to the tournament and play with them on the same table.All I needed was a partne…

Aces High, plus Hobby Series Part 1 Video

Well, as much as I tried to edit Vicious Ego's post and add my Aces High screens, I'll have to put them here. However, The main point of the post is to link step 1 of how plan and build an interesting army for Flames of War (though the concepts work for anything really) Back in the day, I wasn;t a bad painter, but I wasn;t the best either. However for some reason I had this knack for coming up with cool army ideas, and putting it all together into a cool theme or something. Along the way I have won tonnes of "best Army" or "Presentation" awards, and a few folks have asked how I do it. I figure I'll show how, by videoing my revamp of my British army. Step one is below:

The Americans Are Coming

So the Chaffees I need are right around the corner, with a few events coming up in October needing list attention, I find myself running short on time to get my 14th Light Tank Coy assembled and obviously painted. I have my recce assets and TD platoons picked out. Without giving too much away, I should have a lot of tanks to paint.

I have the ambition to get US Rangers ready for one of the tournaments, but without time in September to paint.......there is no way I could pull this off. I'm looking forward to the doubles tournament the weekend before our event. Other than for fun, I have no doubles tournament experience and will stick with making sound decisions while supporting my teamate. I will get some pics of my armies in progress as soon as I get the time to do some hobbying!!