04 August, 2014

Long Weekend, Historicon Close Out and more!

Closing out my three part series on our trip down to Historicon, just some final thoughts more than anything. I got sidetracked by my new airbrush....can you blame me?!! All together it was a great event, the Flames of War Nationals certainly began a little later than expected, but Dave did a great job running it solo and we look forward to him running Canadian Nationals at the end of the month. This brings me full circle all the way to this weekend, where we had a holiday and as usual it was time for some gaming out at my place in the 'War Room'. I was getting tired of calling it the shop, not much work get's done out there....it's more of a fun place to chill out and listen to Split Infinity Radio.They're a great site and online radio station that plays to my inner geek. You can find them here SI RADIO

With a cooler full of beer, soda and a huge lunch put together by my wife Amy, it really was a great day! Thanks for helping me BBQ in a torrential downpour while I rolled dice for the day.(Long weekends are wicked!)
 Fairly Open European Theater Table
The Desert Fort Comes Out To Play

With two tables, everyone was able to keep rolling along and never had a chance to take a break except for lunch. Myself, Andrew and Dennis were all able to get two games in. While Brett and Rob could only stick around for one, I'm glad they were able to come out to the house and at least test potential lists for the end of the month.
Dennis figures out his next move as Brett looks on.

We setup with a little less space, we wanted to kind of get used to moving around an awkward table to simulate tournament type conditions. On the clock for each game was also paramount and we had the extra room if someone wanted to paint while they were here for the day.
Andrew begins his Medium Tank Coy deployment!

Winning one and losing one game was the way to go for me, here is what I am working on at the moment and may tweak it a bit. Running the 'Reserve' Panther platoon is beginning to be challenging in games with Delayed Reserves. Not being able to get them on the table out of eight platoons is tough, but it's like a three tank unit and one more for free! Can't argue with cheap Panthers, good armor, decent AT rating and they look cool.
362. Grenadierkompanie (Fortress Italy LW)

Compulsory Grenadierkompanie HQ (p.55) - CinC SMG, 2iC SMG (45 pts)
- CinC Upgrade - Panzerknacker SMG (5 pts)
- 2iC Upgrade - Panzerfaust SMG (10 pts)

Compulsory Grenadier Platoon (p.55) - 1xHQ 6x Rifle/MG (155 pts)
- Command Upgrade - Panzerfaust SMG (10 pts)

Compulsory Grenadier Platoon (p.55) - 1xHQ 6x Rifle/MG (155 pts)
- Command Upgrade - Panzerfaust SMG (10 pts)

Grenadier Anti-tank Gun Platoon (p.57) - 3x 7.5cm PaK40 gun (155 pts) Transport - Kfz 15 field car, 3-ton truck per gun (5 pts)

Grenadier Anti-Aircraft Gun Platoon (p.58) - 2x 2cm FlaK38 gun (50 pts) Transport - Kfz 15 field car, 3-ton truck per gun (5 pts)

Reserve Panther Platoon (p.143) - 4x Panther (560 pts)

Schwere Panzerjager Platoon (p.65) - Command Elefant (300 pts)

HG Heavy Panzerspah Platoon (p.42) - 2x Sd Kfz 231 (8-rad) (80 pts)

Rocket Launcher Battery (p.145) 3x 15cm NW41 rocket launcher (105 pts)

1650 Points, 8 Platoons

I find your lack of faith...disturbing.

As the day winds down and everyone packs up to leave, I quickly tidy up a bit myself. The one good thing about having your own 'space'. You get to simply shut off the lights, lock it up and put everything away tomorrow. I now turn my attention to some pretty good pictures of the day, and get to update the site!! The next few weeks will be a busy time for us. We are in the stages of recording our first podcast, prepping for nationals and working on new articles you don't want to miss! (Including a WWPD Exclusive by yours truly) I have also been busy cleaning up our blog list. If you have not posted in 3+ months, I have deleted the site off the list and have been adding 'fresh' sites that I think you'll enjoy. If you like our blog and can pass it on to other people to enjoy, feel free to do that! We'd love to add your site as well, drop us a line on our forum or simply email one of us. You can also find me on Twitter @jkMatty


  1. looks good. What book is the grenadier list from?

    1. I'll have to fix that! They're out of the Fortress Italy book, can also be upgraded so each stand can have a Panzerfaust as well....which would be pretty fun for your opponent I think.

    2. I really like your list, 8 platoons, panthers, Elefant, AT, AA, Reco, Nebels, Grenadiers + PF, everything is there!

      What's their rating? What did you have in mind when you decided to build this list?

    3. It's a CV list with all the bells and whistles. I really like making lists with tanks, but disguising the list as an infantry list. Hold them off with the PAK 40's, Nebs for smoke, then get that mobile AT on the table. The lone Elefant does a good job at keeping your opponent busy.

      Had a chance to check out your page! Some nice writeups and painting, so I added you to our list! Thanks for stopping in!

  2. Nice write up. Garage game days are some of the best days gaming I've ever had. Sounds like it's all go for you guys, all the best with your endeavours :-)


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