(So, a long time since my last post. My excuse is that after passing my PhD, I had to get a real job again (boo) and that has taken up a lot of my time over the last year and a bit so a lot less time for hobbies…now back to our regular schedule). After… Read More Battlegroup ’73
A not that well publicised but very useful resource for the Battlegroup games is battlegroupbuilder.com, a simple but very effective site tat allows you to put together a points based list of forces for your games. As the above screenshot shows. the force options are helpfully broken down in the same way as the lists… Read More Resource: Battlegroup Builder
So, I got slightly carried away with a random idea. I had a couple of 1/72 PSC halftracks left over from my Ardennes Yanks project, and was wondering what to do with them. Then a lightbulb went on – the IDF used US halftracks – a perfect excuse to something a bit different. However, talking… Read More Yom Kippur War Project
I just saw this over on the Beasts of War site. They had a series of games put on in different parts of the world, using different scales and rules to refight the 1944 Invasion, to coincide with the anniversary earlier this month. Quite a clever idea and I was pleased to see that 20mm… Read More Forward Observer – Beasts of War – The Worldwide D-Day Challenge
So some more progress for my late war US battlegroup for our big game in July. Olive drab base airbrushed onto the halftracks, followed with an OD/Middlestone mix highlight. Same approach on the M36… More to follow…
Some minor progress with the vehicles for my late war US for the Ardennes game in July. The Wespe Hellcat has caused me no end of trouble. The upper body section was warped/miscast to the point where the front wheels would not fit under the arches. In the end the only way to fix it… Read More WIP – Ardennes Yanks
I’ve finished the first squad of my US armoured (or perhaps armored) infantry platoon for our upcoming Ardennes game. Pretty pleased with how they’ve come out so far. Ten down, 29 to go (plus supports, transports, etc, etc). More to come….