20 April 2017

Général d'Armée

Something to look forward to, as announced on TFL, especially after the disappointment of GBCoC. It looks like my AB Napoleonic army will see the table soon. Will it be the grail, we shall have to see.

Token set:

13 April 2017

A Piece of Terrain

I bought this resin piece off TMP about 6 months ago, I only recently got to paint it. It was a bit beat up and poorly cast, but it is a crashed plane after all. Everything is hand painted. I will probably do a bit more work on the base once it is placed on the terrain with more foliage etc etc.

It will be a nice addition to my Pacific Island collection.

06 April 2017

USMC Part 2

I had planned to get these 3 USMC squads done for the recent Painting Challenge, but like my recent Epic Armageddon post I just ran out of time. I still have some AB Napoleonics as well as 2 more units of SAGA Revenants in the queue, but that is it.

These 3 squads complete my core USMC platoon with supports for Chain of Command, so another project completed. I will just now have to entice someone into a game as the terrain is also all set. I knew nothing of the WWII Pacific Theatre and it has been quite an interesting study, so interesting that I put the official list Early War USMC list together for Chain of Command. I did have a lot of help from the TFL forum. From what I learned the above photo puts this theatre together for me.

Anyway, I still needed 2 core squads for the platoon as well as a raider squad. Most of my initial figures came from BattleModels, these are nice sculpts and although I was guaranteed that when this company took over Warmodelling they had remade the molds, this was not the case. What I received were really poor casts, many had to be tossed. So I moved on to Eureka which are really first class. It is too bad that their 20mm WWII range is somewhat restricted as these are great figures and come highly recommended. You can review my other USMC forces, Jungle Terrain and my IJA forces here.

The painting scheme was pretty simple with VMC Khaki base coat with a Citadel Camoshade wash (very useful for many WWII uniforms), followed by the Warlord Games painting guide scheme for USMC. I believe they came out OK for wargaming.

3 squads
Rifle Squad 3

BAR Squad, the 2 BAR gunners are from BattleModels
The Raider Squad (list 6) with a JL, 3 shotguns, 3 SMG's and 3 BAR's
Platoon Guide (list 2)

02 April 2017

VIIth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

The VIIth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge has recently concluded and although the winners are yet to be announced, it was quite a contest with 96 painters competing.

STOP PRESS......... The winners have indeed been announced!

I have competed in all 7 contests and although my contribution was the the smallest to date, I still made my personal target of 400 points. Curt yet again did a wonderful job and this online event just keeps growing and growing. My contributions were quite varied and this year, I not only painted some 6mm figures for the first time but they are fantasy gaming. I also added to my 1/72 WWII, SAGA, FIW as well as getting my Congo project off the ground. 

Hanomags from Plastic Soldier Company
Revenants from Gripping Beast
Moorish Archers from Footsore Miniatures
 Voltaire from Eureka Miniatures (Curtgeld)
 French Indian War from AW Miniatures
Viking Warlord
 Missionaries from AW Miniatures
 Figures for Congo from Wargames Foundry
The start of a Blood Angels force for Epic Horus Heresy