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советская армия

Been working on some test models.. for some future Cold Wars Gone Hot.  We have a T-72 Late model and a BTR-80.  Models are by QRF, and while the molds are from the late 80s it feels like, there is a tonne of detail, which is why I picked these over say the BTR-70 model, which was terrible (I have one, a BTR-70PK command, horrible)

 I used a 3 tone scheme, as I want to be able to run these as any "OPFOR" be it Russians, East Germans, Syrians, Egyptians, etc etc
 I love the boat front.  This sucker had hydrajet in the back, and would raise snorkels for the engines!
 Colors used was black spray, Russian Green 894, German Grey 995 and Khaki Grey 880, then washed, Drybrushed with Bleached Bone.
 That Soviet Army badge on the optics cover was a biiiiiiitch!
 Rear quarter view.
I am super happy with these, and how they turned out.  I am sure Rob Kelly can be persuaded to post his Cdns, I saw some pics and they are Gorgeous!  Certainly brings back the memories of living in Baden …

Market Garden AAR

Fireflies get new ammo! (White ball tips are FF's until Rob can paint his extra2)
Quick post, this is in reply to Ca$h's post below, where my 21.Pzr have to defend a town against RobK's Canadian Armoured.   With the added firepower in the new lists, can I hold off 8 AT15 guns?    We rolled Pincer, with me defending.  Video at the bottom.  Enjoy
 SP 15cm Howitzer 37L(f)'s

Panzerwerfers score some Achilles kills turn 1!

PanzerVI-B decides to not get flank-shotted by backing up out of the town.

Howitzers making short work, and I would get my reserves soon....


Market Garden Campaign update

Last week saw some more action in our Market Garden Campaign. Check out the video for more info:

As can be seen, the Allies only managed to capture the bridge. A couple more games were played last night, so stay tuned for Matt Varnish's After Action Report to see how things are going for the Allies this week!



Behind Friendly Lines

Recently I found myself on the road and happened to find a decent sized hobby store in Indianapolis. I was skeptical as to how much Flames of War stuff I would find there, in the past most stores that list Battlefront products rarely have more than a few blisters and some terrain kicking around. I can tell you from the moment I walked into games2d4 (Games to Die For)I was impressed, Jerry's store is well laid out, clean and most importantly customer friendly. I explained that I was from out of town and was looking for some pretty specific products. I went in there with the intention of picking up some German Sniper teams and seeing if they had the British 25 pdr. with the shirtless crew to match my desert crew and guns that are in my Australian army from North Africa. After some searching and some online checks, we tracked down the stock codes for the two items and found he did not have them in stock. I was only there another day or two, so ordering them in was possible but not pr…

Ca$h Hobby Update #3

With the Machinations League going well, I picked up a Stormclad today! Here is a picture of it assembled - I just finished changing the banner it comes with to custom Storm Accumulator:

I wasn't crazy on how the banner looked, so seeing as how the banner itself doesn't have any rules or play a direct role with the model, I just didn't fit it. Instead I made a brass Storm Accumulator out of the small one that was on top of the banner, and a brass screw(cut to fit).  I prefer the look of it, and it will be easier to transport also. I plan to use the flag as an objective marker, so it won't go to waste.

I plan to get it painted up this week so expect some more pictures soon!


Cash Hobby Update #2

This week's update - Cygnar!

I completed 6 Arcane Tempest Gun Mages, the ATGM Officer, and Arlan Strangewayes(solo). Here are a couple quick pics:

So eight models this week, and now I have painted all the Cygnar I own (25pts). What to buy next? I am not  certain, but I want to try running eNemo, so I should look at getting at least one more heavy jack to run with him, beef up my melee some also. I will be out at the league night tonight, so I plan to take a couple pics and post them here. Keep in mind I have yet to win a game with this force, but I am enjoying learning while losing!

Thanks for checking in,


Firestorm: Market Garden Week 1

Hey all,

So last week say the official kick off of the Dice Devils Firestorm Market Garden Campaign! Things quickly got under way with 3 games being played on Friday. These games were:

Ca$h's Canadians attacking into WEERT ROAD  - defended by Diragi's German StuG CompanyAlex's Russian Tankovy attacking into BUDEL - defended by PhantomRescue's German GrenadiersThunderST's British Armored Company attaching into BERGEYK - defended by Pripyat's Fallshirmjagers
Game 1 sees the Canadian's successfully capturing WEERT ROAD.
Game 2 and the Russians smashed through the German lines, and paid a heavy price to capture BUDEL
Game 3 sees the Fallshirmjager fiercely defend and ward off the British Armor from BERGEYK

Here is an overhead of the initial attacks:

And here is a quick video of some of the action from Friday :

Stay tuned to see where the Allies will strike next!