Last 15 posts from Felix's Gaming Pages Blog

Building the Chicago Way

Posted on August 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Though I still have to paint some models for The Chicago Way and make up the Shotgun House I bought at a recent show, I have been thinking about other potential buildings. Looking over the film The Untouchables, which was the inspiration for the rules, has some nice shots of buildings. Zooming in (click the […]

Steaming along

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

I am making progress on my Sarissa Precision Old West steam engine. The first part I attempted was the tender. This went together really easily and is a clever design, turning what is flat pieces of MDF into a three dimensional model. Laser-cut MDF models use to be mainly buildings, or thing with straight lines, […]

Heer 1946

Posted on July 29th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

One of the games at the wargames show at Bovington that I did a good look at was this 15mm 1946 game complete with a range of alternate German and Allied tanks that were designed, but either were too late for action, or never got further than the drawing board. I have to admit I […]

Wondering about Jaguars…

Posted on July 29th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

In one of  my previous articles on Team Yankee I did say: I think it would be nice to have seen the Kanonenjagdpanzer, but you can’t have everything. What I hadn’t realised when writing the article that as part of the German releases, Battlefront have released the Jaguar Jagdpanzer Zug. The Jaguar 1 and Jaguar 2 […]

Where is Team Yankee going?

Posted on July 25th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Really interesting video from Beasts of War about possible alternate futures for Team Yankee games. Red Dawn gets a mention with the idea of a game with Cuban paratroopers landing in mainland USA, not necessarily a fully fledged invasion, but possible …

Bolt Action Commando LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac

Posted on July 24th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

I was pleased to get for a present the Warlord LVT-4 Buffalo Amtrac for Bolt Action. The LVT-4 is a 1/56th scale 28mm resin and metal kit and comes in a box with a picture of the completed model on the front. I am in the process of building a Commando team to fight alongside […]

Fury

Posted on July 23rd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

One of the displays that I really liked on my recent visit to the Tank Museum was that of the Sherman tank used in the film, Fury. April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man […]

So what’s going on here then?

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

One of my limited number of purchases from the wargaming show at the Tank Museum was a blister pack of police officers from Artizan Designs Thrilling Tales range, PLP586 Long Arm of the Law. They were in a bargain bucket and cost just £1.00 which is a lot less the list price of £8.50. These […]

The British are coming…

Posted on July 21st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

…in the meantime let’s take a look at the Germans. One thing that I thought that Battlefront would do when they released the Germans for Team Yankee was that they would do a minimal release and was pleasantly surprised by the range of models they did in fact bring out. With the initial releases for […]

Steaming in the desert

Posted on July 15th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

At the wargaming show at the Tank Museum I managed to get a pictures of the games on show, but to be honest was distracted by the tanks. One game which did catch my eye was this desert game in 20mm with a train. This was a very nice looking game. Didn’t really get the […]

Down at the Tank Museum

Posted on July 13th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve never been to the wargaming show at the Tank Museum before and it has been many years since I last visited the actual museum, but this year I did manage to get down to Bovington. There is something rather inspiring about visiting a gaming show amongst the many different kinds of tanks and armoured […]

Steaming

Posted on June 21st, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

So in the Old West one thing you need to do, is to rob a train! However in order to play this scenario on the table you will need a train! I have been thinking for a while about getting a train for some Old West games. First thoughts were to get a toy train […]

Painting the roof

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

After my success with painting (or colouring) my Gaslamp Alley building I looked back over my Old West buildings from Sarissa Precision and decided to paint the roof. Looking back over a previous post back then I reflected on how to do this. For the roof I used 995 German Grey, which I did water […]