Posts Tagged ‘15mm’

Flames of War – German Mortar Platoon

Posted on May 1st, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello! Today something different than 40k. German Mortar Platoon in 15 mm scale from Battlefront Miniatures. Flames of War isnt my favourite game, but they have definitely great miniatures. 15 mm is a perfect balance between scale of battle (10mm) and regular, 28 mm wargaming. I`d like to see 40k in 15 mm <laugh> 🙂[…]

Building an ACW Tollhouse

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

During the Civil War, tollhouses were quite a common sight. There is even an anecdote about General Sheridan being held up by one Charlotte Hillman, the keeper of a tollhouse, who refused to let his army pass. Only after Sheridan promised to send the money the pike was raised. This already shows the potential of … Continue reading Building an ACW Tollhouse

The Kings Lifeguard of horse.

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Now then,I have been busy this month trying to get as much of my English civil war miniatures finished, my latest unit completed is the Kings Lifeguard of horse. I also recently painted up the King himself.The Kings Lifeguard.King Charles I, with a sma…

The Ion Age – 25% off Adder Combat Lifters this weekend!

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Ion Age has offer on some 15mm science fiction vehicles. Valid until the month switches over early hours of the 1st May.  The hover, floating variants of the Adder Combat Lifter series of vehicles.  An offer of 25% off on each code. &nbsp…

The Covenanter’s make it to the Kings Capital!

Posted on April 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In three fleetingly (thankfully?) brief battle reports, enlivened by some tremendous 15mm eye candy and the usual videos, the Scots Covenanter’s  appear in FoGR and take on three Royalist armies in a one-day competition with pre-set terrain.See ho…

30 Years War, part 1

Posted on April 27th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Well, the first handful of 15mm figures from Khurasan arrived late last week.  I was a bit anxious about these, as I have not purchased 15mm figures for a long time.  But, these did not disappoint.  Here is the first pack:

This is the Rear Rank pikemen pack from Khurasan’s own line of 30YW figures.  Each square in the pics above and following is ¼", making these figures on the large side of

MW Panzer Company vs U.S. Infantry

Posted on April 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

By Luke Melia

The board before deployment. 

Andy and I wanted to get a practice game in before the tournament at the Williamsburg Muster so we decided to face off with our lists.  The tournament was 1500 points, in an open format.   Guess what I was playing?  That’s right folks, Americans.  I know that comes as a shock to many of you, regardless despite my misgivings I made the sacrifice to play the old US of A.  Andy ran a Panzer Company out of North Africa.  The mission was Counterattack.  I used to absolutely hate this mission, but it is steadily growing on me the more I play and develop strategies for it.

My basic list is
2 Infantry Platoons
4 Lees
4 105mm Howitzers
4 155mm Howitzers
AA Platoon with 2 Bofors and 2 dismounted .50 cals
Recon Platoon
3 57mm AT Guns with 2 attached bazookas

Andy’s List (please forgive me I am going off memory here so it may not be 100% accurate)

2 Command Stugs
3 Stugs
3 Panzer MKIV
1 Panzer Grenadier Platoon

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Lizard riders

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

I finished up a few more 15mm lizard riders from my Battlelore pile. I am excited to be almost near the end of the goblins.Up next: I have a bunch more foot and some dog or wolf riders and the goblins are done. Then onto the remaining dwarves.

Update on the April Painting challenge

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

Now then,So I managed to get a cavalry regiment and a foot regiment done already this month,as well as a light gun. Im going to try and get another cavalry unit done and a command base, I think ill do King Charles I, with a small command group.Its not …

15mm Heer46/Luftwaffe46 – Grav Tanks (Ravenstar Studios)

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

Interesting use of sc-fi genre here, all down to the customer, inspired!  Here we have three Ravenstar Studio Mercury class fast grav tanks, repurposed in a Heer46 or is it Luftwaffe46? “What-if” role.I’ve tried to emulate a combination …

Lord Byrons regiment of Foote

Posted on April 18th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Now then,Here,s the latest Unit for my ECW project, Lord Byrons Regiment of Foote. I couldn’t find any uniform info or coat colours so decided I wanted a white coated Regiment so here we are!This is the last foot unit for a while, so ill be cracking on…

Were-bear? There bear!

Posted on April 17th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The good weather has kept me away from the painting bench these past few weeks, but I have a few pieces that I finally finished.As I was painting up the 15mm Battlelore figures, I also picked up Dragon Rampant and started looking around for a few monst…

Salute 2016 Photo review

Posted on April 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve already posted my initial thoughts on Salute 2016 but having slept on it I have one additional observation to make and I suspect many others felt the same way as I. This years Salute had a weird vibe about it from the start. Several people and tra…

Prince Maurice’s Regiment of Horse, April Challenge update!

Posted on April 16th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Now then,Here the first unit done from my MMM April challenge, Its Prince Maurice’s Regiment of Horse, a Royalist Cavalry regiment from the English Civil War.These have all been painted in the last few days, whilst on the regular paint and chat session…

New Laser-cut Buildings from The Scene

Posted on April 16th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Scene has released a range of 15mm city-scape buildings. These detailed kits, laser cut from MDF are part of a new modular building system and include store fronts, two office blocks and extra floors. They are stackable and you can add as many floo…

15mm Ghost in the Shell

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

Got a few more 15s done for Ghost in the Shell games.

Soldaderas

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

All the armies of the Mexican Revolution were accompanied by women. As no side had professional support units, the work of female camp followers was vital to provision the troops and to provide logistical support. Many women, however, also took up weapons and joined the fighting. According to one newspaper reporter, in 1913 there were … Continue reading Soldaderas

Project

Posted on April 14th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

What happens when your lovely wife is sick and unable to get out for a week-end, you feel a bit under the weather yourself, there are plenty of miniatures to paint on or under or near your desk, and your bookshelves are full?

In true Larry Leadhead fa…

Battle of Luckenpaint 1809

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

The latest game at Reject HQ (AKA the Shed-o-War) saw four of us squaring up in a Napoleonic battle that tested our metal as well as our wits. Postie presented us with the closing stages of the north of the Battle of Eckmühl (also known as “Eggmühl”) during the War of the Fifth Coalition of the Austrian Empire and the United Kingdom against Napoleon’s French Empire and Bavaria.

The entire battle took place on the 21st April and 22nd April 1809 but we focused just on the action near the town of Luckenpaint on the 21st. Posties version of this action brought together the two sides in a non linear encounter battle which quickly developed into a cross between a complex and cerebral chess game and a blood soaked slugging match.

Order of Battle
Austrians
1st reserve Corps – c/o Gen Luchtenstein     (Me!)
   1st Brigade (Advance Guard – General Kecsey)
      5th/6th Jagers – 2 Regiments
      21st Line (Rohan) – 3 Regiments
      5th Chevaulegers – 1 Regiement
      Horse Artillery – Light Gun
   1st Division – General Von Lunclenau
      2nd Brigade – Gen Reinhard
         2nd Line (Ferdinand) – 3 Regiments
         33rd Line (Graf Sztaray) – 3 Regiments
         Light Gun Battery
      2nd Cavalry Brigade – Gen von Svegenthal
         2nd Curassiers
         3rd Curassiers
      3rd Cavalry Brigade – Gen von Schneller
         1st Curassiers
         6th Curassiers
2nd Reserve Corps c/o Gen Kunmayer     (Richard)
      Grenadier Brigade – Gen d’Aspre
         German Grenadiers – 3 Regiments
         Hungarian Grenadiers – 2 Regiments
         Light Gun Battery
      1st Cavalry Brigade – Gen von Clary
         3rd Dragoons – 1 Regiments
      Reserve Artillery
         Heavy Guns – 3 Batteries
French
3rd Corps c/o Marchal Davout     (Ian)
    4th Division – Gen St Hilare
       1st Brigade – Gen Lorencez
           10th Legar – 3 Regiments (Elite)
           3rd Line – 3 Regiments
           57th Line – 3 Regiments
           Medium Gun Battery
       2nd Brigade – Gen Destabenrath
           72nd Line – 3 Regiments
           105th Line – 3 Regiments
           Medium Gun Battery
   1st Cavalry Division – Gen Nansouty     (Surjit)
       1st Cavalry Brigade – Gen Defrance
           1st Carabiniers
           2nd Carabniers
       2nd Cavalry Brigade – Gen Doumerc
           2nd Curassiers
           9th Curassiers
       3rd Cavalry Brigade – Geb st Germain
           3rd Curassiers
           12th Curassiers
   2nd Cavalry Division – Gen Montbron
       4th Cavalry Brigade – Gen Pafal
           5th Hussars
           7th Hussars
           Horse Artillery Battery
           11th Chasseurs ‘a’ cheval
       Reserve Artillery
           Heavy Guns – 2 Batteries

The Action

Postie explains the opening deployment to Richard

The French are marching fast towards the Austrian positions. Off table the French 2nd Cavalry Division under Gen Montbron is hastening towards the battlefield. Across the table the Austrian Advance Guard the 1st Brigade is partially in position with the 2nd Brigade marching up the road towards the position. The Second Austrian Reserve Corps under Gen Kunmayer is at the far end of the battlefield with a long march ahead of them. Behind the hills on the right of the picture the Austrian 2nd and 3rd Cavalry (Curassier) Brigades remain hidden.

The French take advantage of their +2 bonus on initiative to move quickly towards the Austrians. Meanwhile the Austrian advance guard quickly take up position to hold up the French.

Richards 2nd Corps starts it long march across the battlefield towards the enemy. 

With the Austrian Advance Guard holding the central hill the 1st Division turn off the road and line up behind the ridge, ready to change formation into line if the French dare to advance.

The French close in quickly on the Austrian positions. The French 1st Cavalry Division turn and also head towards the main ridge, ignoring the clear valley before them and the slowly advancing Austrian 1st Division. The French have decided to focus all their effort on the ridge, effectively keeping a third of the Austrian forces out of the battle.

Meanwhile the French 2nd Cavalry Division under Gen Montbron arrives. 

The Austrian advance guard have taken position in the hill and in the narrow gap across the road. They look terribly outnumbered as French units converge on their position from all sides. 

Surjit continues to concentrate his forces on the gap but things are looking very confusing…so confusing he gets some of his units mixed up! The mistake is quickly rectified but lack of space to move continues to be a problem for the French for the rest of the game. 

The Austrian 2nd and 3rd Cavalry Brigades – 4 regiments of heavy Cuirassiers – moves to threaten the flank of the French Elite French 4th Division which is sweeping in from the top left. Meanwhile the Austrian 2nd Brigade remain beside the main road behind the hills guarding the army’s main lines of communication.  

Another shot of the same scene with the Austrian Cavalry on the nearest hill ready to move in on the French flank. On the next hill the Reserve Corp have started to fall back slowly in an attempt to slow the French advance at minimal cost to themselves. The 2nd Brigade are lines up beside the road and in the far distance the 2nd reserve Corp are moving up. By this stage it is clear the French are concentrating on the main hills in an attempt to defeat the Austrians piecemeal before the rest of the army can intervene. 

In response to the unfolding French plan the Austrians (Myself and Richard) are working towards falling back and realigning the battle diagonally across the road (roughly from top right to bottom left in this picture). Our Heavy guns are slowly moving up towards the fight but will only play a significant part in the battle right towards the end. 

The fight for the gap becomes congested as French regiments push back the Austrians and exchange fire. So far the French seem to be suffering the most casualties as my dice rolling proves to be above average for a change. 

A wider shot the same scene showing the mass of French units crowding the gap and seemingly ready to pour across the ridge at any time. 

The Austrian Cavalry sweep down around the flank of the French but a hail of well aimed volley fire brings both Brigades to a juddering halt right under the French guns. 

Only one Cuirassier regiment manages to complete its charge on the French who have time to form square. In the end the Austrians thunder into the square and are only just rebuffed by the French. Both sides take significant casualties but the Austrians are now a spent force on this flank. 

The French have now forced themselves onto the ridge forcing the Austrian advance guard back into the valley by the road. Austrian Jagers continue to skirmish around the fringes of the French picking off troops a little at a time. Most of the French units now have at least one casualty or more. 

As well as the Jagers the Austrians also pick off French casualties with a Horse Artillery unit seen on the hill on the bottom right of this picture. The French have pushed through the gap but at a cost.

Its getting congested around this gap…

Seeing on opportunity the Austrian 5th Chevaulegers charge the disordered French in the gap. 

Some exceptional dice rolling later the Chevaulegers have won their first melee and forced the French to retreat back through the supporting units behind them. With a surge the Chevaulegers follow through and hit another disordered unit sending that fleeing as well. In one turn the ‘gap’ has been cleared of Frenchies! 

A wide shot shows the slow realignment of the Austrian lines diagonally across the battlefield. The gap is temporarily clear but the Austrians are now falling back on the left flank. 

The game has reached a critical point and the Austrian Advance Guard have now been forced to make a Brigade Check. They fail the check but ironically this is the best result as they get a full move (plus d6 inches) back facing the enemy. In one moment the whole Austrian left flank has swung backwards in alignment with the as yet undamaged 2nd Reserve Corp. A strong and remarkably unbroken line now stretches across the table. Now the Austrian big guns begin to open up and focus on a single French unit occupying the central ridge. The unit is wiped out in a single turn! 

With a strong position, and fresh troops now ready to do battle (and time running short) it is decided to call the game to an end. By mutual agreement we call the game a Draw and all agreed that if we had had time we have effectively positioned ourselves for a second and new battle on the new alignment.

Even taking into account my deplorable handling of the Austrian reserve cavalry I was very happy with the way the Advance Corp handled themselves. Both sides had taken a severe mauling but it definitely felt that the French had had the worse of the battle so far. Despite concentrating their whole army on a narrow front they had not been able to sweep the Austrians away without a tough fight.

To my surprise Postie awarded me a special prize for the spectacularly successful charge of my Chevaulegers against the French in the Gap. 

A couple of Happy Wargamers! 


Analysis
Everyone had a great game and despite the tough fight we all felt that the battle was one of the best we had played for a long time. The French had cleverly decided to concentrate their attack on a small section of the Austrian lines but stubborn resistance by the advance guard had blunted the hammer blow. Even the failed Divisional Morale Check had played into the hands of the Austrians allowing them to fall back in good order to their pre determined second line of defence.

An excellent game enjoyed by all the players on both sides. A pretty good result for all concerned. 

Saipan Invaded!!! USMC vs Japanese Beach Assault

Posted on April 11th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

By Eric LauterbachHey, the new USMC and Japanese PTO books are in the WWPD grubby hands so its time for a Saipan style beach assault! Luke whipped up two Japanese lists and I came up with two USMC lists for a side by side 1500 on 1200 point game. Yes f…

Flames of War Great War German Regimental Support Platoons

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

These are not quite the first miniatures I have painted this year but pretty close.  My new PS4 and Fallout 4 are really sucking up the fun time so production, so far this year, has been way off. Hopefully, I am turning the corner and will be gett…

15mm Modern Bundeswehr Panzergrenaiders with TPz Fuchs Zug….

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

….from Flytrap Factory.Modern German Panzergrenaiders with the TPz Fuchs, 4 squads of 6 panzergrenaiders to make up a Zug (platoon)The Bundeswehr has a strength of roughly 178,000 troops, placing it among the 30 largest military forces in the world a…

On the Painting Table

Posted on April 8th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve now pre-ordered Sharp Practice 2, so naturally I want to bolster my ACW forces with additional troops. On the painting table right now are two units of Union skirmishers, again from the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers. You can also see two dismounted cavalry officers, a spare Union artillerist and a Confederate bugler. While the … Continue reading On the Painting Table

15mm E-50 Section (Heer46)

Posted on April 6th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

 Back to Heer46 this morning. Two E-50’s with some minor mods, and yes the obligatory “red oxide” panel so often loved of the Paper Panzer Brigade, I may do some more un-primed panels on some Panther II’s, but lets see. A reminder you can subscrib…

More goblins!

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

A few more goblins have rolled off the painting line. First up are some of the goblin lizard cavalry. The sword turned out nice on this one, hey?These guys were from the original base set and painted up nicely enough. I will vary the tunic colours as I…