Sunday, July 10, 2016

Waterloo, Part 1

First test figure for a Black Powder British Waterloo Army. I'm using Vallejo Colours, Dark Tone Army Painter and after W&N Galeria Matt Varnish some highlighting with Vallejo colours again.

5th Division, 9th Brigade under Major General Sir Dennis Pack
-> 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Currahee!, Part 4

4 more finished, 4 on the painting table (about 60% complete)

Eyes are pretty good imho :-)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Band of Brothers, Part 3

Dear All,

I failed painting the eyes on the models below. One looks like a retard and the other one has no eyes...

I tried and i kept trying until i was satisfied, satisfied in the sense that nobody is perfect. Except for Scarlett Johansson.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Band of Brothers, Part 2

Rainy day outside so no good working in the garden.

I painted the Platoon Sergeant and the bazooka-guy. Waiting for my order from Northstar to complete the HQ. Currently working on a .30 gunner and ammo-carrier.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Band of Brothers

I painted a small test-figure for my WW2 US Paratroopers. It's based on the M1942 uniform during the time of the Normandy landings. Chain of Command will be the rules to play and all figures will be from Artizan Designs.

Although they didn't fight the Panzer Lehr, they are waiting in my cabinet to have a go at them :)

Hope you like them!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Reboot and some new things

Let's reboot this sucker..., not much to say tbh. To summarize some random things;

  • Painting in the last months (years) was on and off but my drive is coming back.
  • The more you play, the more you paint.
  • Stopped playing Flames of War.
  • Started playing Battlegroup (great rules btw!).
  • Wife got fired from her job after a long serious illness.
  • Started playing modern (still looking for the best rules).
  • Started on my WW2 US Paratroopers.
  • Dead Man's Hand is a pretty funny game.
  • I painted a Dropzone Commander army and i've never played it.
  • Kickstarter is evil, very evil!
  • Got my own 14m² gaming room with a 2.4m x 1.2m table.

Now let's talk some "Modern Wargaming".

We're still looking for some decent rules that include Squad mechanics and decent Armoured Support. Played Oscar Sierra Charlie which is nice but only the Skirmish part is available atm. We also played the FUBAR one-page rules for a couple of times and where it shines in speed and the amount of blood on the table it also lacks in depth and is in desperate need of rules clarification. Not everything can be solved with the throwing of a D6. Spectre Miniatures had, until recently, some beta rules to download which played also very fast and had some great ideas but after some playtesting it became obvious that point values were out of wack and some special rules, and even normal ones, were a little head-scratching (enormous amounts of suppresion anyone?). I heard there will be a full release soon. I recently bought Black Ops from Osprey Publishing, haven't tested them yet but according to some mates is also a skirmish game, with lots of stealth. Soon to find out...

Oh yeah, painted my 28mm Empress British mini's recently, great sculpts! Don't mind the camo uniforms, i took some artisitic freedom to paint these. 8 more in the queue but first some US Paratroopers to fight my Germans.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fire in the Sky!

Platoon of Panzerwerfers finished :-)

I'm also working on my British Desert army. For the moment i'm painting about 3 hours a day average and not getting tired of it. I'm not speedpainting, just enjoying the evenings behind the pencil.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

keine schlacht ohne Panther...

Just in time to squeeze another post in for February...

I like Panthers, as a matter of fact, i LOVE Panthers.

They're very pricey, they are arty & ambush magnet, they die first (at least in my games, damn M10s) but they are so good looking! I don't care if they take up alot of points, i don't care it's just too little for 'too much', it's just too damn cool to play with Panthers.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Panzer Lehr - Panzer IVs

I'm continuing to work on this wonderful division. I'm getting more and more intrigued by it. I'm at the point of buying all three books about it's commander Bayerlein.

The Panthers are 95% finished, only need some weathering and netting.

This is a Panzer IV platoon, the numbering is not quite correct as there was no fitted with Panzer IVs, but there are pictures of a Lehr Panzer IV with the numbers '333' so its all a bit strange. I numbered them before i found any good reference on the order of battle so it's too late anyway. Tbh, this is there 3rd paint job after stripping them 2 times with Aceton...

I got some help in photographing these tanks :-)

My son, he did well...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Modular Gaming Board

Hi all,

Just posting some pics of my modular gaming board i recently made. Currently painting my Lehr Panzer IVs, they're almost finished, only need the numbering and some weathering and then it's on to the Panthers or either the Panzerwerfers.

The gaming board is designed so all the pieces can be rearranged according to my needs, there's gonna be 3 more pieces so i can make 2 gaming tables for our monthly 'Battle Days' as we like to call it (Battle Days is our monthly get together where we play wargames all day, there's about 8 of us and it's big fun!). 1 piece will have a river running through it, another will have a western European Village and another one will be ... i don't know yet, suggestions are welcome :-)

Each piece measures 120x60cm and is made with 'being cheap' in mind. A how-to can be found here.
To be honest; i've stolen all of my ideas from BigGav.

For the European town i'm gonna go with houses from a Portugese blog called 'Orange Scenics'. I've found a solution for my cobblestone roads and for my church. It's gonna be awesome!

Oh yeah, almost forgot, i played my first EW desert battle last weekend, it was great... i have some more expansions in the pipeline for my British Desert Army. And before i forget... i kicked some Italian ass!