30 March, 2018

Cold wars 2018 Extravaganza

Caunter-scheme british Cruisers in Fireball Forward

Hey gang, I've been trying to figure out how best to show all the cool stuff I saw, and decided to just wall-of-pics it with video at the end.   Brief summary:  40k tournament, Ancients tournament, assorted hosted games and tables, Force on Force 28mm

Cold Wars 2018 was a blast, enjoy the pics and TWO videos.

German Panzers have to breakthrough the British tanks while minimising casualties in order to win.

28 March, 2018

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum Visit

I found myself in London, Ontario on business recently and had an afternoon off, so I checked out the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Museum. The museum covered the history of the regiment form the late 1800s to the present day, but for this article I'll just cover WW2 and the Cold War as that is what Flames of War is all about.

18 March, 2018

Go Paint Yourself!

Just got back from Cold Wars 2018, and while I will do a full write up, my new Roman and Napoleonic commanders are pretty sweet:

Denicus Maximus       aka my abs have never looked as good!

Minuteman Miniatures had a 3D printer and head scanner.. so ofc I had to make myself as a Roman commander.  I was hoping the base figure was pudgier...

Profile shot

The little nubs are where I still need to clean up the flash from the supports

A bit of marring from the 3d printing process, but still.  Looks good!  Also, got the Warlord Games roman slave girls to round out the commander base ;)  Gotta keep in the shade and have my wine and women right?  When in Rome......

Me as a Napoleonic Colonel (french ofc)   They added a mustache for me.

Can't wait for this commander to roll Blunders :)

Again, a few mars on the face, but that mustache is top notch.  I think for ACW they could digitally add in mutton chops and I know for Vikings they had a scan of a guys beard (real customer) that they could add in!!   

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

A "small" diversion...

 BATTLTECH! This was my first miniature game. As I mentioned in my last post, Battletech holds a dear place in my hobby heart. I remember do...