Posts Tagged ‘28mm’

New Grinning Skull Releases for July: Part four.

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

We’re on the home straight now, with the final part of this month’s releases so far (There are more to come, trust me) so, here’s this part for those of you into Miniature gaming… Quick Quest Poster maps. The Quick Quest poster map range is new, and each includes a massive sectional print out giant […]

Warzone Resurrection Emancipator Aircraft WIP – more videos from my channel

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

Hello everyone!

You may have seen my previous post on Warzone Resurrection Unboxing  the stuff I got from Prodos Games and it became really apparent to me that I would definitely start building the Emancipator Aircraft. I really fell in love with that model right from the start.

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Tsan Ra Isorian Strike Force

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

The Chryseis Shard supplement introduces elite and specialist armies, whatever your race and leading the charge this week come the Isorian Senetex Tsan Ra allies… With the […]

New STALKER and Freedom troopers

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

More on the ZP/STALKER front: a new converted Eureka fig and some old Freedom troopers. Took a bit more time with this latest STALKER, varying the paint scheme slightly, trying to capture the plastic orange look of those AK mags. I think he came out alright. I have plenty more in my STALKER-related bits box. … Continue reading “New STALKER and Freedom troopers”

Brettevillette 1944

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last Thursday we had another Chain of Command game, but this time we used the Big CoC rules, so we had two infantry platoons plus tank platoon per side.
W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejną grę z zasadami Chain of Command, jednak tym razem użyliśmy reguł do Big CoC, więc na stole pojawiły się po dwa plutony piechoty plus pluton czołgów na stronę.
SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus Konstam
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam, Bartek Żynda
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
FIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI i MODELE: Angus Konstam, Campbell Hardie, Peter Mearns, Bartek Żynda

1. Forces. Siły.

GERMANY/NIEMCY
(Campbell Hardie):
1st SS Panzergrenadier Platoon + Marder II
Pz IV Platoon
(Peter Mears):
2nd SS Panzergrenadier Platoon + Pz IV
BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY:
(Angus Konstam)
Infantry Platoon + Vickers MMG + 6pdr gun
POLES/POLACY
(Bartek Żynda)
Motorised Infantry Platoon + Flamethrower + Vickers MMG
Sherman tank platoon

2. The game. Gra.

Angus prepared the historical scenario, however I changed the Scots for Poles (to fit it with my figures). We played the Attack & Defence Scenario with Allied as the defenders. In the patrol phase I played against Peter and managed to outmaneuvered him on the table, so we took good positions for our jump-off points. The game begins.
Angus przygotował scenariusz, jednak ja zamieniłem Szkotów na Polaków (by bardziej to pasowało do moich figurek). Zagraliśmy scenariusz Attack & Defence z Aliantami jako broniącymi się. Podczas fazy patroli zagrałem przeciw Peterowi i udało mi się go wymanewrować, co dało nam lepsze pozycje na jump-off punkty. Gra się rozpoczęła.

Germans started the game, however they can deploy their forces only on the quarter of the table, whereas our troops started on the half. Peter had only one jump off point, he can use and had to push his forces through that place. Just after that my Poles arrived on the table, they catch up Germans on the open field and easily massacred one of their squads. Peter took the lesson and hide his troops behind the hedges. We started shoot each other but I had two jump off points to use and soon my other units arrived on the table and I was able to shoot at him from two positions which closed his troops on the small square. Finally the tanks arrived. One Panzer IV for Peter and platoon of Shermans for myself. The tank fight begins, however despite of my fire advantage, I was not able to quickly destroy the German tank. Finally I killed his driver and produced so many shocks on his crew, that they abandoned the German tank, my tanks had no scratch at all. When I eliminated the German tank, my Shermans supported Infantry and Peter started to loose his morale points…
Niemcy rozpoczęli grę, jednak mogli wystawiać swoje oddziały tylko na ćwiartce stołu, gdzie nasze mogły być rozstawiane na połowie. Peter miał do dyspozycji jedynie jeden punkt jump-off i musiał wszystkie swoje oddziały wprowadzać właśnie przez ten punkt. Jak tylko moi Polacy zostali wprowadzeni na stół, złapali Niemców w otwartym polu i z łatwością zmasakrowali jedną z ich drużyn. Peter zrozumiał udzielona lekcję i schował resztę swoich oddziałów za żywopłotami. Rozpoczęliśmy wzajemny ostrzał jednak ja miałem do dyspozycji dwa jump-offy, mogłem go ostrzeliwać z dwóch miejsc i wkrótce zamknąłem jego oddziały w małym kwadracie. W końcu na pole bitwy przybyły czołgi. Jeden Panzer IV Petera i mój pluton Shermanów. Walka czołgów się rozpoczęła, jednak pomimo mojej przewagi ogniowej nie potrafiłem szybko zniszczyć niemieckiego czołgu. Ostatecznie udało mi się zabić jego kierowcę i zadać mu tyle szoków, że jego załoga porzuciła czołg, moje czołgi nie ucierpiały nawet rysy. Gdy udało mi się wyeliminować wrogi czołg moje maszyny wsparły moją piechotę co spowodowało, że Peter zaczął tracić punkty morale…
The game had its decisive point on the other side of the table, where Campbell’s Germans attacked Angus’s British. Campbell decided to made a frontal attack on British positions supported with his tanks. That Eastern front tactic was not very accurate among the Normandy hedges. British had good defending positions and simple decimated German troops. German tanks were destroyed either by 6pdr or by PIAT team. Finally Campbell in his style decided to ram the British gun, he managed to destroy the gun, but the German Infantry morale drop to 0 and Germans run away. that finished the game with British/Polish victory.
Gra rozstrzygnęła sie po drugiej strone stołu, gdzie Campbellowi Niemcy atakowali Angusowych Brytyjczyków. Campbell zdecydował się użyć frontalnego ataku na brytyjskie pozycje wspartego własnymi czołgami. Ta zdecydowanie taktyka z frontu wschodniego nie bardzo się sprawdziła w warunkach normandzkich żywopłotów. Brytyjczycy mieli  dobre pozycje obronne i po prostu dziesiątkowali niemieckich żołnierzy. Niemieckie czołgi zostały zniszczone albo przez sześciofuntówkę, albo przez PIATA. Ostatecznie Campbell zdecydował się na staranowanie brytyjskiego działa, udało mu się to, jednak morale jego piechoty spadło do zera i Niemcy uciekli z pola walki. Gra zakończyła się brytyjsko-polskim zwycięstwem.

3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/brettevillette-1944/
SESWC (Campbell):
to be updated
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157686654524515

Paint Table Saturday 194 – Bbblllggddp and Bob

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

Hi All,I keep on hoping to post more than once a week, but right now it’s all I can manage. It was week 3 of the #BeerMaW challenge. I figured I could do these two for this week.Bbblllggddp and Bob are old citadel Fishmen that are currently sold by War…

Battle-forged

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

Despite what I said last post about the Blood Angels, the click of a mouse was all it took to move them from side of the desk project to something a bit more urgent; I signed them up to a ‘Fate of Kronor’ campaign day because…reasons. So now I need …

Fury of the Norse 21

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

As promised here are the next three Viking Bondi from Gripping Beast. The central figure has a hand painted shield the other two are from Little Big Men with some additions to the colour here and there.These three now mean that there are enough figures…

Rorke’s Drift Update

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything directly to do with my own wargaming, and an even longer time since I posted about my 28mm Anglo-Zulu War project! Way back in 2011 Warlord Game’s brought out their fantastic

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On the Painting Table

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s rather hot and painting is going slow. But I’ve got a nice working space, even though it’s not a permanent set up – I put everything away after each session. I’m still working on ACW stuff. I’ve prepared a…

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Test of Honour – Wave 2 Releases

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So today see’s the release of two new expansion packs for Warlords Test of Honour.  It’s a game we’ve covered in detail with loads of […]

Dark Elf Warband for Frostgrave

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve spent a lot of time in recent weeks reading and researching the Anglo Zulu war and studying as many rule sets as I can find for this period. While this has been very useful and productive it hasn’t resulted in any games or painted miniatures for m…

Modular River, Part Two: The Bridge Begun

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

Realized I forgot to include the photo of the river modules with the air drying clay banks in place, so let’s start off with that! I rolled clay snakes out, mushed them into place, and left everything to dry. On to the actual subject of this post, the bridge! This river project is initially intended … Continue reading Modular River, Part Two: The Bridge Begun

S-177 On the Seas of Tekumel, AAR

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

This is a general After Action Report (AAR) of a game from the recent HISTORICON 2015 show last weekend called On the Seas of Tekumel. On the Seas of Tekumel. GM: Steve Braun. Fantasy. 28mm. Rules: Homebrew/Savage Tales. Tekumel is … Continue reading

Sosnovy Bor Garrison Run – ZP Test Game

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

On the western fringe of the Exclusion Zone lies the deserted military garrison, Sosnovy Bor  – Pine Forest. Classified as Threat Level One/Relatively Stable, it is a great training ground for experienced Stalkers to acclimatize new crew members to the hazards of the Zone, as well as a frequent destination for Zone guides to bring their … Continue reading “Sosnovy Bor Garrison Run – ZP Test Game”

Modular River, Part One

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

A relatively large modular river setup has been on my Things I Want To Build list for years. I went through the excellent set of scenarios that come with Pikeman’s Lament recently with an eye toward what additional scenery I might need to do them properly, and one of the scenarios is a bridge seizing/river … Continue reading Modular River, Part One

Review: Blood & Plunder

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

Blood & Plunder is one of the prettiest games that I have ever played. When I first encountered it at a Convention, I fell in love with the look of the game. After reaching out to the company that makes the game, Firelock Games sent me a Rulebook a…

Review: Blood & Plunder

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

Blood & Plunder is one of the prettiest games that I have ever played. When I first encountered it at a Convention, I fell in love with the look of the game. After reaching out to the company that makes the game, Firelock Games sent me a Rulebook a…

Angels & Daemons

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Despite having immersed myself in Games Workshop’s ‘grimdark’ universe since the days of Rogue Trader, I’ve never painted any Blood Angels. At least not with any intent to assemble a force or anything. Sure I’ve dabbled with the odd Blood Angel Terminator when Space Crusade was a thing but I …

Survivors of Lucknow

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Part of the Mutiny Miniatures “Survivors of Lucknow” blister, these figures are done up to give some more flavour to future IM games.The figures turned out a little too dark due to the wash I forgot to dilute. Still I  like them quite a lot!Ch…

Fury of the North 20

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

As promised another Gripping Beast Viking Bondi.Three more to follow very soon.Cheers for now

Fury of the North 20

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

As promised another Gripping Beast Viking Bondi.Three more to follow very soon.Cheers for now

Kansu Braves!

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Still plugging away at the seemingly endless stream of Boxers for my 55 Days at Peking Project.This batch of eighteen Kansu Braves, armed with a variety of hand weapons and half a dozen rifles will form higher quality enemies for the legation troops.I …

Kansu Braves!

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Still plugging away at the seemingly endless stream of Boxers for my 55 Days at Peking Project.This batch of eighteen Kansu Braves, armed with a variety of hand weapons and half a dozen rifles will form higher quality enemies for the legation troops.I …

WIP & Showcase of a Sloop by Firelock Games (Blood & Plunder)

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

In my last post, I used my Sloop from Firelock Games as a backdrop for a scale comparison article of Blood and Plunder Miniatures. In today’s post, that Sloop is front and centre as we look at it and some terrain I plan to use for the game.This Sloop, …