Coming soon for the British of Konflikt ’47 View in Store As most nations began adopting heavily-armoured infantry, the British took a more extreme view. With automatons providing close fire support to the infantry, it was decided that any armoured troops should be capable of providing a punch beyond that of current infantry. Therefore the … Continue reading Konflick ’47: BRITISH ARMOURED INFANTRY SECTION →
Posts Tagged ‘British’
1. Forces. Siły.
2. The game. Gra.
|© Angus Konstam|
|© Angus Konstam|
3. Links. Linki.
Now then,I have just met up with mate Al, who kindly put on a game of Poor Bloody Infantry in his cool gaming shed. I have never played PBI before, so wasnt sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised.The game plays really smoothly,(although we mis…
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) is a beast and I love it. It is among one of the largest vehicles you will see on the table and is a real centerpiece for an army. Today I will review the LVT Buffalo from Warlord Games and discuss it in game. I will only be speaking about the use of the LVT with Commonwealth forces this time, as the entry differs slightly from those available to the US.
The new Konflikt ’47 British Starter Set is just bursting at the seems with new Automated infantry and special weapons! Pre-Order in Store March 1947. Europe is gradually emerging from it’s most severe winter in living memory. Dug in through the winter, British and Commonwealth troops prepare to begin the last push into Germany. Setbacks the … Continue reading British Army Starter Set →
1. Forces. Siły
2. The Game. Gra.
3. Links. Linki.
The first test of my new British Team Yankee forces against the Soviet menace was a blood bath. My force consisted of 3 formations and 14 platoons! This wacky force had 7 Chieftains, Swingfire, Mech Platoons, Mortar platoon, Scimitars, Scorpions, Milans all over the place. The Soviets had two large BMP companies, T-72s, Artillery, ZSU, and Recon BMPs.
The Brits held off the Tanks and deployed all the Mech, Mortar, Milan, and Guided Weapons platoon in the defense. The Soviets kept a BMP/ Mech Company, Arty and T-72s in defense. Their attacking force was Recon, ZSU, and a BMP mech company. Neither side took air I think both of use realize its so easily counted by much cheaper AAA vehicles and missiles.
Browsing the warlord website I came across these free painting guides for all the main forces. British, US, German, Japanese, French, Italian and early German, means that the spread of forces is all most complete, and with these free to download it would be a good time to hammer the works printer and make yourself … Continue reading Bolt Action Painting Guides →
Recently, several members of the Chicago Bolt Action group made a little trek to an event run by our friends in the Michigan Bolt Action Group. Despite grossly early mornings, time zone differences, and biblical rains, we made it and had a great time over the two one-day events! The Michigan Grand Tournament was special for me because it was the first games out with my newly painted Royal Marine Commandos.
I’d modeled my Commandos around No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando, a unit consisting of displaced men from many of the conquered countries of Europe in 1940. There were Poles, Belgians, Dutch, Norwegians, French, and even some displaced Austrians and Germans!
1. Forces. Siły.
2. The game. Gra.
3. Summary. Podsumowanie.
4. Links. Linki.
Over in the official Konflikt ’47 Facebook Group, the guys from Clockwork Goblin (the guys behind the design of the game and the models) have been getting a little over-excited at the prospect of what’s to come… the scope of possibilities and potential for the game…. …some of their excitement has spilled-out into the wider … Continue reading Incoming Releases for Konflikt ’47 →
|The situation, when I arrived. RN lines broke the Franco-Spanish lines. My Ships on the down left corner.|
|British squadrons (Jack’s and Angus’s) moving into the action.|
|The battle gets more chaotic now.|
|My British Ships of the line under the Michael’s command.|
|Chaos of the batttle.|
|J.P.’s ships in troubles.|
|Fate of the Spanish fleet…|
|HMS Victory n troubles. However she managed to win all combats and even took a prize. Also Adm. Nelson did not die this time!|
Its pretty traditional these days for Battlefront to bring a few rapid prototypes of some of the new plastics we can expect to see over the coming months. This time was no exception and we had a few of the new Mid War plastics we can expect to see on s…
There’s a slight change of plan this weekend. I was going to write a post about the last of the Bundeswehr units, however having catapulted one of the Fuchs across the workshop into several pieces (just pure clumsiness on my part I hasten to add, not a fit of pique!) …
Very quiet day yesterday so I got on with my M3 for my British forces, I had primed it the day before so it was ready to go. The kit was from Rubicon and if you are making it as a British version because you cannot find a decent M5 then you have to lea…
The new Portuguese artillery set from Hagen MiniaturesSometimes it’s a curse keeping abreast of the latest developments in our hobby! If I wasn’t a member of Benno’s Forum or followed History in 1/72, then I would still be living in blissful ignorance …
If you hunt around on the Warlord website not only will you find great content for all of their games, you might also find a Tiger or two. The first is a scenario devised by Andy Singleton of VolleyFire Painting, this scenario puts three Churchill MK 3’s up against an early Tiger 1. Based in 1943 Tunisia, the scenario does’t claim to be historical … Continue reading Bolt Action Tiger Hunt! Scenario & Mini Game →
Available to as of yesterday are the first preview blister packs for the Soviets and British in Konflikt ’47. Box sets for both these awesome troop types will come later in December but we know you guys couldn’t wait!NB Final design of infantry for the box sets may change from the designs in these preview blister … Continue reading Coming soon to a Konflikt near you! →
In a dramatic change of pace for recent posts, we’re now winding back to an alternate 1947 where WW2 is still going strong. These were originally bought to go with my Bolt Action Commandos, but with the release of Konflikt ’47 they have changed purpose…
The object of the game was a baggage train and the only cart I had was a civilian one, so I snapped up the Italeri baggage cart when I saw it in the shops. The road on the base is the same as that I made for my terrain collection.
Also, I recently painted up another 9-figure battalion of infanterie légère using HaT light infantry figures, including a head conversion of the officer using a Franznap metal conversion head. The plume is slightly shorter, but I’m not fussed.
I only have 3 light infantry battalions, so with divisions of 4 brigades, I’m short one légère battalion. Just for the sake of balance I’ve created this bunch, but too late to feature in the big game.
In this article – the last of three that are focused on the new releases coming out for Iron Maiden – we have a bit of surprise for you. The folks at Battlefront are releasing a new mini version of the Team Yankee rules in the new Charlie’s Chieftain boxset deal. The mini rules are 90 pages and cover everything except the data on the forces of the game. I like this move since you will get the info on the forces either from the books or the cards when you buy the models. I am guessing here, but Battlefront sent me a picture of the sticker that announces that a particular box has the mini rules, so maybe we will see the mini book in other releases and maybe re-releases of the three previous box sets. I have some snaps of the new mini rules at the end of this article.
I also said in my second article of this series that I will provide you pictures of the sprues for some of the plastic models. I finally got my hands on the Scorpion/Scimitar and Spartan/Striker. It looks like unless you find a smart way to make it work with magic or magnets, you will not be able to do swap outs between the two different versions for either model. Maybe the gun on Scorpion/Scimitar can be magnetized, however the Spartan/Striker looks like it will take more creativity since the rear of the model is so different. I will be doing the unboxing articles in the future and I will see what can be done to give you some flexibility.
On to the new stuff. This article will detail the resin and metal releases that are coming out with Iron Maiden. Much like the metal and resin of Leopard, we are looking at infantry and support vehicles.
Now that you have seen the spoiler and the cards for Iron Maiden, the next step is to give you an idea of the formations the book offers you. Let me go back to my first impression of Iron Maiden: “Wow”. Yes, the book shocked me. I saw right away how different the British would be as compared to the other three nationalities in the game. I got the advanced copy of the book before Throck, and I left for the Guns of August Tournament in Williamsburg VA. I told him I saw the book and he asked for my thoughts. I can recall saying “it’s different” and “if you like infantry, this book is for you”. I loved the fact the first lists – and especially Leopard -featured the tank as the main weapon. Who doesn’t like tank fights? However, with the release of IM, I see how the developers expanded the scope of the game and put a tool in the game’s tool box that you will love to play or hate to play against.
On to the Book
While Leopard had 3 formations to choose from, Iron Maiden has 4 types of formations: Tank, Mechanized Infantry, Air Mobile, and Recce. After reading the book a few times, I would say it would be hard to argue against the fact that the strength of the British in Team Yankee is their infantry. This article will detail the infantry-based lists from Iron Maiden.
I painted up a few Highlanders in full Highland dress yesterday, they are the figures in action pose from the pack “B66 Highlander Flank Company Assorted” that I got from my trip to the Foundry shop a few weeks ago and a pre-owned mounted officer…
So, it is that time of year where Chris, Ian and Cath start polling for the secret santas for this year. As always, I’ll be in for both as they are the highlight of my year. Who doesn’t like getting mystery presents through the post? Go sign up!Which r…
Some Foundry 95th Rifles. Nice figures and easy to paint.Once again I slapped on the paint in a selection of mid price hotels on various A roads around the North West this time. You may have noticed that I have stepped up production lately,…