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Sunday, 11 June 2017

GF9 Tanks

Finally got around to playing my first games of Tanks.
I attempted to take on my opponent's 100pt. force of three Tiger I's with my Pershing, Comet & two 75mm armed Shermans.
Needless to say, I didn't get too far!
As I'm sure you are aware, Tanks isn't exactly a historical recreation of AFV warfare, perhaps more an X-Wing with WW2 Armour. All that said it is entertaining and allows you to play couple of games in a two hour window.
The rematch with Panthers & Mark IVs taking on Pershing and 76mm Armed Shermans went the same way.

Good fun was had by all......

15mm SAS European Jeeps

Another little sideline for me, 3 armed (and Armoured) Jeeps as use by the SAS in Europe 1944-45.
These are from Battlefront are are nice little models.
The basis of each model is a once piece resin casting of the jeep body. It incorporates the two rear mounted, self-sealing fuel tanks, extra fuel cans on the rear and a rear gun mount.
Then for each vehicle there are two crew figures wearing para smocks and berets. Together with a selection of weaponry to add - including single & twin Vickers K guns and .50 cal HMGs. The latter incorporate an armoured screen and there are armoured screens for the drivers too.
Assembly is straight forward enough and they are quick models to paint up. Not sure how I will use them in games as yet, but I'm sure they will come in for something.

More 15mm Pike & Shotte Units Finished

I'm finally settled into my new Wargame/Painting room. My kids (rather unkindly) call it my Loser Shed. I like to think they are just envious!

Production is ramping up! I've completed another 3 units of Pike & Shot figures for my 15mm ECW armies.

The sabot bases are from Products For Wargamers and represent excellent value for money. As well as making it easier to move regiments around the table, they prevent the figures sliding around in their Really Useful Storage Box.
The musketeers are all from the Gallia range stocked by Warrior Miniatures. The Pikemen are a mixture of old figures I had knocking around and I'm unsure who manufactured them. All are mounted on 40 x 20mm mdf bases to suit other rule sets (i.e. FOGr or DBR) to maximise flexibility.

I've still got plenty left to paint, so I hope I can keep this momentum up. In my lead mountain I have more Musketeers & Pikemen, Scottish Warband figures, Scottish Lancers, Dragoons and Cavalry as well as a couple more Battalia command groups and another General base to construct.