Posts Tagged ‘15mm’

ACW: Battle of Gitmasskicked

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I dropped in on Bruce Tuesday to continue our ACW Longstreet campaign. I was the attacker (crap…) and had to seize the two hills the union had occupied.I should have lined everything up on the right and used my guns to refuse the left to create a fiv…

4Ground Rural Farm House

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This is the last part of the farm complex and it really is the center piece of the set.  This is Rural Farm House kit number 15S-EAW-115.  I am not sure what else to say so I will let the pictures do the talking.

Dust up Ridge! Panzer Grenadiers Vs US Armored Rifles

Posted on August 24th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

 By Eric Lauterbach

Bob Everson and I decided to brush up on our Mid-war Flames of War in preparation for the Guns of August Tournament we would be running. The points would 1650 and the table would be a Italy or Sicily style. Bob loves the US Armored Rifles they have everything and it is a go to army for him.

His list was Shermans, M10s, Armored Rifle platoons, Priests and some Recon. I on the other hand had some brand new Panzer IIIs that had never been used so I made a list to fit them in Panzer Grenadiers from Eastfront, 2 PzGren platoons in trucks, Two gun Pak 50, Tiger, Panzer IIIs with two “J” and two “G”, Nebs, and Aufklarungs in tracks. The mission would be dust up. I tried something different with the terrain mixing my desert stuff with green to make a dry Mediterranean look.

The Ridge.

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4Ground Stone Pig Stye & Chicken Coop

Posted on August 17th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

What we have here is the most epic stone pig stye/chicken coop building of all time.  This is kit 15S-EAW-116.  This thing is only big enough for a single small stand but has nearly as many parts and steps as the much larger kits.  Certa…

Arab Israeli – M577

Posted on August 16th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As with just about everything I’m building for the 1973 war, I’ve had to do some detailing to make it suitable for the IDF. Information on ’73 M577 is scarce so this mod is probably a mixture of fittings from ’73 examples to ’83 and possibly later. The…

4Ground Stone Hay Loft with Cart Shed

Posted on August 12th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Building number three in the North West European Farm Complex is 15S-EAW-117 Stone Hay Loft with Cart Shed.  Not much to say that hasn’t already been said.  One thing I have notice with these kits is that just because a building is small it d…

4Ground Stone Granary & Cart Shed

Posted on August 8th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This is the second kit included in the 4Ground North West European Farm Complex.  This is kit 15S-EAW-118 Stone Granary & Cart Shed.  This is another fabulous kit.  This is a really good sized two story building with lots of room for…

To Catch a Queen – WotR AAR

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Recently, we had K.’s brother J. and his son over to play a game of medieval Sharp Practice. Some of you might remember that I built a medieval cog once – well, it was time to finally put her on the table! The scenario was set after the Battle of Northampton in 1460, where the Yorkists managed … Continue reading To Catch a Queen – WotR AAR

4Ground Threshing Barn Kit

Posted on August 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This is the first in a series of posts I will do showing more detailed pictures of each of the kits that make up the 4Ground North West European Farm Complex.  This is kit 15S-EAW-119 Threshing Barn.This was the first kit of the set that I built.&…

August 4 Club Night

Posted on August 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had 15 guys out last night and actually ran short of games! I hosted a game of Memoir ’40, presenting the Battle of Hannut-Merdorp (May 13, 1940).We were able to play this scenario twice, with the wiley Germans winning both times. The French could n…

15mm AWI British and Colonials

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

More reinforcements for a customer’s AWI collection. This almost wraps up the project. There is some more artillery to add, and maybe 3-4 units with what figures are left over.Flags are from the Flag Dude. Next up will be his massive 15mm Persian army!…

By Fire and Sword: Kingdom of Sweden vs Cossacks (#2). Ogniem i Mieczem: Królestwo Szwecji przeciw Kozakom (#2).

Posted on August 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday we had another game with By Fire and Sword rules. Last time we did not follow all rules as it should be and to be honest we did a lot of things completely wrong. However this time we prepared for the game much better and now we had the game right. To simplify the game we used the same forces and scenario, as we did last time.
W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejna grę z zasadami Ogniem i Mieczem. Podczas naszego ostatniego spotkania, nie wszystko co robiliśmy było zgodne z zasadami, a prawdę powiedziawszy wiele rzeczy robiliśmy kompletnie na opak. Tym razem jednak przygotowaliśmy się do gry znacznie lepiej i nasza gra przebiegła poprawnie. Aby uprościć grę użyliśmy identycznych sił i scenariusza jak poprzednim razem.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: The Patrol scenario from main book.
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS&FIGURES/ MODELE I FIGURKI:  Jack Glanville, Bartek Żynda

1. Forces. Siły.

Jack used his Cossack forces for 19 FPS and I used my Swedes for 11 FPS. From the differences between the point values I had some effects: a lot of panic for Cossacks, was able to move one terrain, two units of reinforcements and good day for my commander. Jack did not decided to squadron his troops despite the part of the cavalry, while I created two, with 4 bases, Reiter units and one, with 4 bases, Dragoon unit.
Jack użył swoich Kozaków za 19 pkt., ja natomiast moich Szwedów za 11 pkt. Z różnicy pomiędzy punktami miałem następujące efekty: duża ilość panikujących oddziałów kozackich, mogłem poruszyć jeden teren, dwa oddziały niespodziewanych posiłków i dobry dzień dla mojego dowódcy. Jack nie zdecydował się na swadronowanie swoich oddziałów poza częścią kawalerii, natomiast ja utworzyłem dwa oddziały cztero podstawkowej rajtarii i jednego oddziału cztero podstawkowej dragonii.
COSSACKS/KOZACY:
(Jack Glanville)
SWEDES/SZWEDZI:
(Bartek Żynda)

2. The game. Gra.

This time I decided to fight only for two objectives. I was going to do big Ritars charge on Cossack right flank and keep the center. When the Cossacks right will be destroyed I was going to attack Cossack centre from the front and from the flank and in that way won the game. I did as I planned, Reiters moved forward and quickly broke the Cossack defending lines. This caused in mass disorder of the enemy lines. Soon the right flank disappear and I was ready to attack the Cossack centre from the flank. My main forces had to stop the main Cossack attack a specially their wagons. They even managed to destroy my gun. However their right flank massacre decided that Jack give up the game, as he wasn’t able to prevent incoming two sides attack, which finished with tactical victory of the Swedish. The fact that Jack had one objective for his own decided about this, however in the next turn I would be able to get an objective for my own and couse bigger casualties for Cossacks and the scale of victory could be much larger.
Tym razem zdecydowałem się na walkę tylko o dwa punkty do zbadania. Miałem zamiar przeprowadzić dużą szarżę moimi rajtarami na kozacką prawą flankę oraz utrzymać centrum. Po rozbiciu kozackiego skrzydła chciałem przeprowadzić atak z dwóch stron i w ten sposób wygrać bitwę. Zrobiłem tak jak zaplanowałem, rajtarzy bardzo szybko ruszyli do przodu i równie szybko złamali linie obrony kozackiej. to spowodowało masową dezorganizację wrogich oddziałów. Wkrótce prawa flanka kozacka przestała istnieć i byłem gotowy aby uderzyć na bok kozackich sił w ich centrum. Moje siły główne musiały w tym czasie powstrzymywać główny atak kozacki, a w szczególności ich wozy. Udało im się wyeliminować moje działo, jednak masakra prawego ich skrzydła i bark możliwości przeciwdziałania podwójnego ataku spowodowała, że Jack poddał bitwę. Zakończyła się ona taktycznym zwycięstwem Szwedów, wszystko to dzięki utrzymaniu przez Kozaków jednego z punktów zwiadu, jednak gdyby odbyła się następna tura, zdobyłbym dla siebie punkt zwiadu i spowodować dużo większe straty u Kozaków i skala zwycięstwa gry była by dużo większa.

3. Links. Linki.

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North West European Farm Complex Completed

Posted on August 2nd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I finished by 15mm North West European Farm Complex (15S-EAW-S2).  I have a little more than 8 hours in this project.  Like the other 4Ground kits I have built, you really have to like building models as these can be pretty challenging. …

Grinning Skull Miniatures release: The Zarglian Invaders!

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ok, so I’m a little late on the mark, since these were released last week, just been busy! Let me introduce you to the Zarglian invaders, the carnage continuum’s very own alien genocidal race, out to spread terror and domination throughout the outer fringes… These figures are cast in fine quality resin and would make […]

By Fire and Sword: Kingdom of Sweden vs Cossacks. Ogniem i Mieczem: Królestwo Szwecji przeciw Kozacy.

Posted on July 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday in our club we had a By Fire and Sword game. It was opportunity to finally try my Swedes in full of their strength. As not all in the club have the copy of Deluge, we decided to use the army list from the main book. So Jack placed a 19 FPS Cossacks against my 11FPS Swedes.
W ostatni czwartek w naszym klubie mieliśmy grę z zasadami Ogniem i Mieczem. Była to okazja by w końcu sprawdzić moich Szwedów i w ich pełnej sile. Jako, że nie wszyscy w naszym klubie posiadają kopię Potopu, zdecydowaliśmy się użyć list armii z głównego podręcznika. Na przeciw siebie stanęły siły kozackie na 19 pkt. przeciwko Szwedom na 11 pkt.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: The Patrol scenario from main book.
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS&FIGURES/ MODELE I FIGURKI:  Jack Glanville, Bartek Żynda
Jack and Ian Carter played Cossacks and me and Petr played Swedes. Unfortunately during the game we lost a lot of time for looking for the rules, as we did not played them for the long period of time. This slowed the game dramatically and when we finally had some action we had to finish the game. Game finished with tactical Cossack victory, but this Thursday my Swedes will take revenge!
Jack i Ian Carter grali Kozakami, natomiast ja i Petr graliśmy Szwedami. Niestety podczas gry straciliśmy dość dużo czasu na szukanie odpowiednich zasad, jako że nie graliśmy ich od dawna już. To bardzo spowolniło grę i gdy w końcu zaczęło się coś dziać, skończył się czas na grę. Gra zakończyła się taktycznym zwycięstwem Kozaków, jednak w ten czwartek moi Szwedzi spróbują wziąć odwet!
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The Messenger – Lion Rampant AAR

Posted on July 24th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Don’t kill the messenger, that’s what I kept saying. Would K. listen? No. But let’s start at the beginning. Last weekend we finally inaugurated the old table in the new flat and had a game of Lion Rampant. After having a go at the scenario ‘The Messenger’ with Mick, I decided to introduce it to … Continue reading The Messenger – Lion Rampant AAR

July 21 club night

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We had 11 guys out at the club last night including newcomer Ian. Dave brought out his recently competed 10mm ACW troops and hosted Phil and Guy in a game, the name of which I can’t recall.It certainly looked pretty. Scott and Jonathan played a game of…

North West European Farm Complex Unboxing

Posted on July 20th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Today I took delivery of my next 4Ground project.  I have only built on 4Ground kit to date but I was very impressed with it and knew I would be adding more to the collection.  This time I went with one of the bigger multi-building kits – 15m…

Visiting a Vauban Fortress

Posted on July 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We’ve been living near some of the most spectacular Vauban fortresses for years and never managed to make the trip. However, the fascinating series of articles on Gravelines by Henry Hyde in Miniature Wargames finally inspired me to rent a car. K. was willing to come along, so shortly before we moved house, we headed for Neuf-Brisach, which … Continue reading Visiting a Vauban Fortress

Vietnam 1967 Battle report

Posted on July 13th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Mark ran another Vietnam game for the Rejects on Saturday with myself and John as the US Players against Surjit playing the VC. As usual all movement started hidden and plotted on a tactical map. Only when revealed by enemy activity (or when a unit rev…

15mm Star Wars AT-DP

Posted on July 13th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I got another piece put together for my 15mm Star Wars forces, this time an AT-DP used in the Rebels tv series:Pictured with are Rebel Mini Titan Marines painted up as Clone Troopers.The AT-DP is a vehicle that saw use between the 2 trilogies:http://st…

Arab Israeli – Yom Kippur – developments

Posted on July 12th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Been quiet for a while, trying to balance a new job, real life and  commissions, I’m not on top of things but it’s getting better.This is just a post to show some random developments, firstly an Urdan Coupola for my M48’s. These will be off to S&a…

Sometimes you just have to treat yourself…more!

Posted on July 11th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Bought myself more treats with my Birthday money, taking advantage of some 4th of July sales (though I’m still waiting for some Bren Gun carriers and PSC Pz IIIs). The North Africa project is really starting to take shape now!

RP No 171 Napoleonic Prussian – 1st East Prussian 2nd Battalion Line

Posted on July 11th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Good God, I hear you cry. A newly painted unit on Ray’s blog?? 
Whatever next?
Do you remember that little thing called a paint brush, well I’ve not used any of mine since April? Until this week that is! It’s not that I couldn’t be bothered or lost my mojo, I just couldn’t find a spare
minute to get the brush out!!! And to make matters worse, the figures are not even for me, they’re for His Nibs next door, Postie!

Its back to Napoleonic’s for this unit, who are the 1st East Prussian line, 2nd Battalion

Revolutionary Wars:
During the French Revolutionary Wars of the 1790’s the 1st East Prussian Infantry regiment was yet to be formed. The regiment that would become the 1st East Prussian infantry was the No.2 line infantry regiment ‘Ruechel’ under the command of Oberst Ernst von Rüchel. During the 1790’s the regiment was part of the Prussian forces used to combat France. The No.2 fought well in the brief Prussian effort, but after the battle of Valmy they were sent back to Prussia as Prussia tried to conserve it’s resources and soldiers.

Invasion of 1806:
In 1806, Prussia entered into the War of the Fourth Coalition in fear of France from their defeat of Austria. At the start of the Invasion the No.2 was attached to L’Estocq’s Corps with 4 other infantry regiments. L’Estocq and his chief of staff, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, commanded some 15,000 troops based at Thorn in December 1806 and at Freystadt in January 1807. Harassed by Marshal Ney, L’Estocq marched his troops from February 2 – February 8 through snowy and forested East Prussia; it has been described as “a model of the way in which a flank march in the face of a near and powerful adversary should be conducted”.

The Russian troops of Bennigsen were hard-pressed by Marshal Davout in the Battle of Eylau (February 7-February 8, 1807). Leading the last operational unit in the Prussian army, L’Estocq was only able to bring eight battalions, twenty-eight squadrons, and two horse artillery batteries (estimated at 7,000-9,000 men) to the battle; the rest of his soldiers were defending against Ney.Upon the small Prussian contingent’s arrival at Preußisch Eylau, Bennigsen wanted it split up to reinforce his weakened Russian troops. Scharnhorst, however, advised L’Estocq to strike with his cavalry around the Russian lines at Davout’s exhausted troops; the sudden attack threw the French into disarray. Following the battle, L’Estocq’s corps retreated to Preußisch Friedland to maintain coalition communications with Russia.

1806/1807 Reforms:
Following the defeat in 1806 Prussia was forced to reorganize and downsize it’s army. Six of the remaining infantry regiments were chosen to be reformed, and were each given a light infantry battalion, to complete them. The No.2 with it’s new 3rd battalion became the 1st East Prussian Infantry Regiment.The new army was organized into six peace-time brigades, and the 1st East Prussian were put into the East Prussian Brigade.

Russia 1812/1813
When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812 there were 14,000 Prussian infantry attached to the auxiliary corps of the Grand Army. the six regiments were assembled from assorted battalions of multiple Prussian army regiments. The No.1 infantry regiment of the Prussian forces in Russia was mad up of the 2nd battalion/1st East Prussian Regiment, the 1st Battalion/2nd East Prussian Regiment, and the Fusilier battalion of the 1st East Prussian regiment. Unlike most of Napoleon’s army the Prussian forces returned home mostly unharmed, saved by the Convention of Tauroggen.

War Of Liberation:

In 1813 the war of the 6th coalition started, and Prussia mobilized it’s army for war. During the first battle of the campaign the 1st East Prussian Regiment had just returned 
from combat in Russia, and had two of it’s battalions (2nd battalion and fusilier battalion) in the “1st 
Combined Infantry Regiment”. At Lützen they were on the left flank under Generalmajor von Hünerbein, but were driven back like the rest of the army.

After Lützen the 1st East Prussian battalions were put back together and put in Generallieutenant von Yorc’s Korps, in Oberst von Zielinsky’s 1st Infantry brigade. The regiment was in the center of the Prussian line, and took heavy casualties first from the artillery barrage of the Grand Battery, and
then the successive French assault. The regiment was in the thick of the fighting for the entire day, but was beaten back to the village of Bautzen. The 1st East Prussian regiment was then present at the battle of Leipzig.

Battle of Leipzig:

At Leipzig, the 1st East Prussian Regiment was attached to the I. corp under Generallieutenant von Yorck, in the 2nd Infantry brigade (under Generalmajor Prinz CarlvonMecklenburg-Strelitz). At the time of Leipzig, the regiment had 1,840 men in total, or about 600 men per regiment. During the battle, the regiment was positioned on the allied right flank, and was ordered forward on the first day of fighting, to take the city of Möckern. The village was heavily fortified, and had a manor, palace, walled gardens, and low walls. Each position was turned into a fortress with the walls being loopholed for covered fire by the French. The ground to the west of the position was too wooded and swampy for emplacement of artillery. A dike ran east along the river Elster being 4 meters high. The bloody street fighting took a heavy toll on both sides, and the battle hung in the balance until Prussian cavalry charged and secured the field. Overall, both sides suffered around 9,000 casualties. For the next three days of the battle the regiment stayed on the right flank, and pushed to try to encircle Napoleon’s forces, and even helped secure the village of Leipzig itself.

Paris:

After the battle of Leipzig, the regiment continued on the allied advance through France, fighting in the battles Brienne,The six day campaign, Craonne, Reims, and Paris. The unit was then sent back to Prussia. For reasons unknown, the regiment was not part of the army involved with the 100 days campaign, and so it’s service to the kingdom of Prussia ended at the battle and occupation of Paris in 1814.

P’Lugah Tan’kim Progress

Posted on July 10th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

My Israeli army for Flames of War is slowly taking shape.  I have assembled the first 8 tanks, 4 M50 and 4 M51, shermans.  I have several Jeeps to assemble next and I am still awaiting my Sho’t from Battlefront.  I really like the M51 Is…