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French Fries and Pizza (France/Italy)

Tirailleurs: Pronounced TEER-AYE-UHRS, rhymes with 'suppliers'
Well, with the Italy books hitting the shelves recently, we are doing a build-up campaign to coincide.   Joyous Oblivion had a good idea that I am blatantly copying, and that is to use this as an opportunity to paint some units that have been sitting in boxes for some time now.   For me, this means more Free French! 
2 years ago, when I started my Free French, I went with the only list available at the time:  The Leclerc 2nd Division Blindee (Armoured Rifle Company) but now the infantry and recce companies are in an actual book, I should build a few more things.   See pic below:
So in my painting queue:  1 command halftrack, since I used my last White Scout car in the Cav Recon platoon..  4 x recce jeeps, 3 x M1 57mm AT guns (aka 6lbers) and a battery of 4 x 105's.  2 command infantry stands, using french officer models (Thanks ThunderST!!)
Campaign:  It starts at 750 points and builds every 2 weeks or something, s…

FnF and Tournament Preparations

Dusting off some more Mid-War for this installment of Friday Night Fights. We're back at Brett's place after some lengthy renovations to his home. Moving around keeps from the same person hosting over and over every week. Dennis(MattVarnish) has once again brought his DAK over and we decided to play a game of Dust-Up. It's going to be one of the missions at our tanks only event, 'May Madness' we will be having May 3rd at FdB in Gatineau. The idea was to have an all armored event where there are minimal support platoons containing anything other than tanks. Should be fun and hope you can make it out, or at least read about it once the AAR is done!

"I will read 500 posts, and I will read 500 more.."

500 posts man.  Wow.   What have I been up to?   I did a painting blitz (pun intended) on my DAK, now that we have a MW tournament coming up in Petawawa in April.  5 weeks away <gulp>

Here is some pics of what I am working on:

Duelling In The Desert and The Russian Gambit

Well it has been some time since I have been able to form a sentence and put a piece together for Dice Devils. The past few months have been busy and there has not been very many hobby related items for me to post about. I've been lucky enough however, to have played a few games at my place and MattVarnish has been my opponent on both occasions in the two games thus far in the new year. We're both going through the task of tweaking our lists and getting ready for a Mid-War tournament that's coming up in April.

 I have yet to decide what I will be bringing up to Petawawa, as the North Africa book has gone through some drastic changes and I can no longer field the first Flames of War army that I ever put together. My Australian Divisional Cavalry can no longer take 8th Armored Shermans for support options. This leaves a HUGE hole in my list, as it is no longer viable without some heavy hitting support platoons to help with the lack of offensive abilities of the Crusader. I li…