Sunday, February 26, 2012

Panzer Marsch!

Like i promised, pictures of my Panthers...

I worked about a week on these, using Tom Wise's Painting Guide i had no trouble finding the correct colors. Only difference is that after painting and varnishing i used some MIG-washes. 

Painted as 5th SS Wiking in Poland 1944. I'm gonna use them for my Eastern Front SS-Company of course.

They're are 5 of them, enough to field a complete platoon in any Flames of War list. Cost a little less then 1000pts for your army but they are killer! With it's front armour of 10 and an AT-rating of 14, the enemy has to bring alot of heavy firepower to kill these beauties.

One the waiting bench are 5 Stug III's and 5 Tigers. Also got 4 Konigstigers all glued up but i got some bad luck with these. The boxset in which they came got some missing parts like side-fenders and mudflaps. I mailed Battlefront Support but no reply yet...

I also got my HQ Command Team finished, painted in SS Oak Leaf camo... pictures of those later. On to the Panthers now.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bring out the guns!

It's been a while since my last post. Alot of stuff going on... My ACW is finished for the time being. Flames of War version 3 is out and we had our second Battledays @ Winxel. Normally we had to play our first game of ACW but due to circumstances we postponed it until mid-april, but i'm still looking forward to it! We played some v3 FoW instead :-)

Another thing to look forward to; Action 2012 @ Rheindahlen Wargames Club. A small but oh-so nice wargaming event. Lots of nice tables and traders. Click here to go to the homepage. I have some small purchases to do; Pickup some Dystopian War, possibly the v1.1 rulebook. Buy some Plastic Soldier Company Half-tracks for my SS-Panzergrenadiers and i need a Jagdpanther Platoon. 

Next to these upcoming purchases i also had some other Flames of War purchases a couple of weeks ago. SS-Mortar Platoon and a complete SS-Panzergrenadier Company. I'm gonna use them for 2 Late War armies. One for the West and the other for the East. My collegue from work is almost done with painting his 101st Airborne. Fearless Vets against Fearless Vets, it's gonna be awesome! We also played our first v3 game last week. It was a crushing defeat for the Soviets. My Grenadier Company massacred 2 Soviet infantry Battalions and we managed to kill 5 tanks in one turn! So far i'm liking the new rules.

Painting is going steady, i'm having an Airbrush-a-thon. Currently painting 5 Panthers (which i will complete today, pictures up soon. I promise!), on the waiting bench are 5 Tigers & 5 Stug III's. The Stug's are for the LW-list. The Tigers are just for fun, maybe i'll need them one day ;-)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Black Powder ACW Casualty Markers

In glades they meet skull after skull
Where pine cones lay - the rusted gun,
Green shoes full of bones, the mouldering coat
And cuddled up skeleton;
And scores of such. Some start as in dreams,
And comrades lost bemoan;
By the edge of those wilds Stonewall had charged-
But the year and the Man were gone.

by Herman Melville, "The Armies of the Wilderness"

As promised, some pictures from my ACW casualty markers. I got the idea from some pictures on the Warlord Games forum. Some guy did the same for his 28mm Romans.

I hope i will not be needing them much :-) They're all wearing the regular blue suit. No zouave or greatcoat models yet. I still need to order those from Redoubt. I just gotta make sure that my zouaves and my boys from ireland leave the battlefield unharmed.

Models are from Perry, colours by Vallejo and tufts and flowers are from Silflor. The dices are from some cheap vendor on ebay.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winfield Scott Hancock

"No other Union general at Gettysburg dominated men by the sheer force of their presence more completely than Hancock."

We're almost there.

My commanding officer is done, Winfield Scott Hancock. One of my favorite, if you can call it that, Generals of the Union Army. One that didn't screw up like the ones commanding him. He played a big roll in the Battle of Gettysburg, holding the centre...

You can read alot about him on Wikipedia .

Also done are my casualty markers, later this week i'll post some pics, and 1 of my 12-pdr Napoleon's. Only 1 of those 12-pdr's to go and i'm finished for our first battle. It's gonna be awesome, i'm so looking forward to it!

Still have alot of work to do; need to read trough the Black Powder rulebook, paint some snake-fences and base some trees. I'll have to decide with my gaming buddy on the table-size. He has some nice 50x50cm tiles perfect for 28mm games. I think 200x150 should do the trick. The gaming setup will be 4 large infantry regiments, 1 cavalry regiment, 1 Commander & 2 guns.

On a personal note, got a dentist appointement next week, i'm so NOT looking forward to that!