Posts Tagged ‘15mm’

Product Review: Battlefront’s BB215 Medium Desert House

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

By Ranger Dane

This is a nice piece of terrain for your Desert table.   This Medium Desert House is being released as part of Battlefront’s new modern building line for use with Team Yankee, but will work great for WWII gaming as well. . This Medium-sized Desert House is being released with the V4 North Africa campaign set, but it will also blend well in any Italian Campaign.
This Medium-sized Desert House will also blend seamlessly with any Arab-Israeli war game.

These homes are also representative of many Mediterranean homes.   Here are an actual House in North Africa.

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Ptolemy GrecoEgyptian Cavalry

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A unit of heavy Ptolemy cavalry, Egyptian horse in Greek style, armed with lance.I do love the Imputvs basing system, good looking units without tons of figures!As always Xyston miniatures.

15mm Fantasy Barbarians

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I had these models laying around so thought I’d finish them off.These are for my fantasy Barbarian army, in Kings of War terms Large Cavalry.  I just think they are bad ass lol!Xyston Gauls on plastic toy dinosaurs, I just love them!

Raphia, more new figures painted…

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’m really liking the unit figure size of the Imputvs/To The Strongest bases. I painted 24 skirmish figures, Greek bow and slingers, that is 6 bases.  These troops were mainly used as escorts for the elephants employed by both armies.Talking of el…

Down and out in Dakkistan with Force on Force

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Somewhere in Dakkistan

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Back to the Brushes 136

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Working on Arabs and Moors in different scales and for different games at present.First up are 15mm figures from Essex Miniatures for Basic Impetus. The plan with these figures is to allow the wash to do nearly all of the work, so white robes are the w…

Back to the Brushes 136

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Working on Arabs and Moors in different scales and for different games at present.First up are 15mm figures from Essex Miniatures for Basic Impetus. The plan with these figures is to allow the wash to do nearly all of the work, so white robes are the w…

Raphia, the armies buildup….

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Another unit of pike, this time Ptolemy ‘Egyptian’ Pike.  From what I have seen and read these were newly raised or ‘part time’ troops raised to face the Seleucid.To represent this I have used Greek Psiloi and unarmoured Hoplites, I think this giv…

Pulp Alley at Club Night

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had our first club night at our new venue (Red Claw Gaming) on Tuesday. There were nine guys from our club out with three games running. There were also maybe 12 other guys with four other games running. By the time I left, it was really hopping, wh…

Pulp Alley at Club Night

Posted on September 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had our first club night at our new venue (Red Claw Gaming) on Tuesday. There were nine guys from our club out with three games running. There were also maybe 12 other guys with four other games running. By the time I left, it was really hopping, wh…

Side Tracked…….

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

As a follow on to the big re-basing project of the previous post I am away with work (where I do most of my painting) and I happen to have a few Macedonian/Greeks/Persians by Xyston.  So I decided to paint up another pike phalanx.The unit is 32 fi…

IDF armour enter the fray for force on force

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

IDF column on the move

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IDF armour enter the fray for force on force

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

IDF column on the move

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The Field of Battle

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Ben and I have both been on a bit of a 15mm terrain focus. Ben has got a couple of pieces together for his collection, an his forests look particularly decent. The problem is that both of us are used to more decent terrain 15mm terrain (from …

The Field of Battle

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Ben and I have both been on a bit of a 15mm terrain focus. Ben has got a couple of pieces together for his collection, an his forests look particularly decent. The problem is that both of us are used to more decent terrain 15mm terrain (from …

On the Painting Table

Posted on September 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been pretty industrious painting-wise during the last weeks. After finishing the Confederate cavalry, I’ve decided that I also want a force of white Union troops. I got figures in marching pose for a change and have now finished three…

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Tiger 1E Normandy 1944

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Now then,Here is another of the big cats that operated in Normandy. This time its a Tiger 1E.And here are both the Tigers together.Thanks for looking!Steve

Tiger 1E Normandy 1944

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Now then,Here is another of the big cats that operated in Normandy. This time its a Tiger 1E.And here are both the Tigers together.Thanks for looking!Steve

IDF infantry for Force on Force

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

IDF infantry advance on to the battlefeild

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IDF infantry for Force on Force

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

IDF infantry advance on to the battlefeild

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Building an ACW Earthwork

Posted on August 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

In July 1864, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers took part in a probing assault against Confederate fortifications on James Island. Together with two other regiments, they attacked a Confederate fieldwork fitted with artillery. I have found no detailed description of…

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Review: Struck by Red Thunder?

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

It has been a while since I wrote an article about anything other than the Team Yankee Tournament at Historicon.  With that behind me, I wanted to review the new book for Team Yankee called “Red Thunder”. What a great title, especially since thunder has no color, it’s a sonic event, but anyway I was very impressed by the book and I feel you will feel the same. With the initial release of the game, we were given rudimentary forces based in part by the book the game is based on. Many tank-grogs argued about using the T-72, which was not really the top of the line Soviet tank in 1985, however it was used in the book so we got stuck with it. However Red Thunder corrects this mistake and gives some love to those of us who like to push the red horde.
I plan to talk about the new toys first.

Tanks for the Memories
The biggest addition to the game is the new T-64, which is more than just an improved version of the T-72. While it mounts the same gun, the T-64 has better armor, moves faster, and has the ability to shoot the Songster missile from its main gun while on the move.  With a front of 17 and side of 9, the T-64 now has the protection that is closer to what your NATO opponents have had for a while now.  The Songster missile has an AT21 and a range of range 48”; which gives the T-64 a mighty punch.  The range of the missile also gives the T-64 the ability to fire against the longer range guns of NATO tanks before they get into gun range. This also comes without the +1 for distance and another +1 for the target’s armor save.  The speed of the tank is also 14”, which makes it 4” faster than the T-72, so you now enjoy some of the mobility the NATO tanks have had so far.
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Review: Struck by Red Thunder?

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

It has been a while since I wrote an article about anything other than the Team Yankee Tournament at Historicon.  With that behind me, I wanted to review the new book for Team Yankee called “Red Thunder”. What a great title, especially since thunder has no color, it’s a sonic event, but anyway I was very impressed by the book and I feel you will feel the same. With the initial release of the game, we were given rudimentary forces based in part by the book the game is based on. Many tank-grogs argued about using the T-72, which was not really the top of the line Soviet tank in 1985, however it was used in the book so we got stuck with it. However Red Thunder corrects this mistake and gives some love to those of us who like to push the red horde.
I plan to talk about the new toys first.

Tanks for the Memories
The biggest addition to the game is the new T-64, which is more than just an improved version of the T-72. While it mounts the same gun, the T-64 has better armor, moves faster, and has the ability to shoot the Songster missile from its main gun while on the move.  With a front of 17 and side of 9, the T-64 now has the protection that is closer to what your NATO opponents have had for a while now.  The Songster missile has an AT21 and a range of range 48”; which gives the T-64 a mighty punch.  The range of the missile also gives the T-64 the ability to fire against the longer range guns of NATO tanks before they get into gun range. This also comes without the +1 for distance and another +1 for the target’s armor save.  The speed of the tank is also 14”, which makes it 4” faster than the T-72, so you now enjoy some of the mobility the NATO tanks have had so far.
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King Tiger

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Now then,First of all apologies for not updating the blog. Im getting lazy!!To kick off my return to the blogosphere, here is a 15mm King tiger that I finished tonight.Ive painted this up for my upcoming batllegroup games, set in Normandy 1944.I hope y…

King Tiger

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Now then,First of all apologies for not updating the blog. Im getting lazy!!To kick off my return to the blogosphere, here is a 15mm King tiger that I finished tonight.Ive painted this up for my upcoming batllegroup games, set in Normandy 1944.I hope y…