By Anthony “Anfernee” Mason
I’ve recently received two of the new-ish Warlord Games M7 Priests for a little conversion project that will be its own article at a later date, but first I thought I would take some time to go over these great resin kits from Warlord for those out there that want to add some bang to their British or American forces.
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By Anthony “Anfernee” Mason
It’s been a while coming, what with my hobby butterfly approach, and working on them in batches of 8 models at a time, but my very first 28mm scale Napoleonic battalion is complete! I am very happy about this as Napoleonics has always been near the top…
1. Forces. Siły
2. The game. Gra.
3. Links. Linki.
Today we are going have a look at the Rubicon Models M10/M36 kit. This is another stunning kit from Rubicon that is brimming to the top with options. This kit not only has the option to make the M10 Wolverine as I have here, but also the M10A1 variant, the 17pdr SP Achilles (Ic or IIc) and the M36 Jackson (M36, M36B1 or M36B2). They model makers at Rubicon have managed to fit this staggering amount of choices into the one box. The modular nature of Rubicon’s kits really make them big game winners in my eyes. So come with me as I crack open this box of goodness and assemble my very own M10 Wolverine.
With our second summer of four days over I drove off to the club in the rain, it was fairly busy last night, we had a Bloodbowl game, Sharp Practice II demo and two boardgames along with our Bolt Action table.I need more terrain. We had an awkward…
I expected to be very quiet this morning which would work out as I had been given a priority map to draw, but no, the sun is shining and it really is hot so I think the village was up early, I got thirty minutes done on the map which was not nearly eno…
The big German vs Russian game at the club did not happen as Simon had done his back in and had not recovered by last night, Andy’s collection is huge but mainly 20mm so it was time for both my new armies to hit the deck. I was quite happy as I had rus…
The great update of the blog: March/April games. Wielkie uzupełnienie bloga: gry z marca i kwietnia.Gilchrist
GAME 1st. GRA 1.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
1.1. Forces. Siły.
1.2. The game. Gra.
|100% realism of the game! 100% realizm gry!|
|Fleets are going to meet soon! Za chwile floty się spotkają!|
|HMS Lion in the middle slowly sinking. HMS Lion powoli sobie tonie w środku.|
|HMS Inflexible explodes! HMS Inflexible eksploduje!|
1.3. Links to that game. Linki do tej gry.
GAME 2nd. GRA 2.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael Schneider
2.1. Forces. Siły.
2.2. The game. Gra.
|Initial setup. Rozstawienie początkowe.|
|Campbell’s French moving forward. Campbellowi Francuzi maszerują do przodu.|
|Spanish cavalry preparing for charge. Hiszpańska kawaleria przygotowuje się do szarży.|
2.3. Links. Linki.
GAME 3rd. GRA 3.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bill Gilchrist
3.1. Forces. Siły.
3.2. The game. Gra.
|For most of the game it was all about cavalry. Przez większość gry liczyła się tylko kawaleria.|
|Horse artillery played its role too. Konna artyleria także miała swój udział.|
|Artillery duel. Pojedynek artyleryjski.|
|Russians push the Allied to withdraw. Rosjanie zmuszają Sprzymierzonych do odwrotu.|
|Last Russian cavalry regiment, the victorious one. Ostatni rosyjski regiment kawalerii, ten zwycięski|
3.3. Links. Linki.
When I watched the Discovery channel on the rigs I saw so many Eastern Front documentaries I caught the chopper home suffering from combat fatigue, now when I go to wargame shows or look online I feel a chill. What’s the big deal with snow.All of a sud…
Loads I think is the answer to that. I cashed in my book royalties from Wargame Vault last night and was very happy at the sum sitting there as it would more than cover my new purchases for Bolt Action. These new recruits will give me a very good force…
What am I like, a veritable machine, PO this morning and completing an Eastern Front map, lunch, build Cromwell tank, prime said tank, clean house, iron clothes, do another map, build and prime Humber armoured car which had just arrived, put wash on, a…
Both the ‘unhappy’ Postman and I were pleased yesterday, I received my swag from Warlord games and he takes a strange pleasure out of seeing my smiling face whenever a cardboard box arrives. This time it is the ‘eavy mob, tanks, a Cromwell for the British and that workhorse of the Panzer divisions a MkIV for the Jerries, along with a truck each, those elusive decals I was after at Salute and a pack of panzerfausts to stick to some infantry. Being used to Airfix 1/72 years ago I was surprised at the size of the tanks, pleasantly surprised I might add.
Before they arrived I had 99% made my mind up that I was going to buy an airbrush to do them justice. I looked on ebay for a used kit but there was nothing, I then asked advice on the Bolt Action Facebook page and got some encouraging answers for a cheap airbrush. However, even the cheapest brush comes in at around £45, then you have to get the compressor, sure you can do with the can propellant but I phoned a company up and was put off this idea, then cleaning solvent etc. so it was approaching £60 – £70. At that price you are getting something which ‘will do’ it is by no means the best kit, one deal gave you two airbrushes along with the compressor, old sweats advised getting the compressor and then buying a decent airbrush. I had to bite the bullet, how often realistically would I use it and I could get three to four vehicles for that money, so no airbrush.
The sun was shining but it has gone now, however a good day ahead as my son and I face each other across my new table, Western Franks vs Romano-British, my Romans have thrashed them twice but the RB’s went down to a crushing defeat the last time we fought so I am out for revenge today. We were hoping to get two days out of it but I have a hospital appointment tomorrow and have been invited to friends for dinner, I think they are feeling sorry for me being on my own, my only fear about this is that with the missus away for another two weeks I will have to attempt a wash on Monday. Battle reports later in the week.
Earlier this year I was fortunate to receive some of the new Warlord Games Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) Chevrolet trucks and one of their Jeeps to review. I found them to be amazing and I was bitten by the LRDG bug. Something about their roguish appearance and mish-mash of vehicles made them truly appear like pirates of the desert and had me hooked. I reviewed those vehicles and provided a painting guide here.
I ordered my new ‘wargame’ table a couple of days ago and got word that it would turn up this afternoon, this did not please Mrs. Anderson as she had made plans for lunch and to drive No.1 granddaughter home and my delivery time seemed destined to upse…
This Tribute figure is for the Challenge’s resident arch-mage statistician, spreadsheet guru and top-of-the-heap brushmeister, Mr. Miles Reidy. Miles has been an enthusiastic participant of the Challenge since it’s second incarnation, back whe…
I have to be up early today as the decorator will be here to finish this week, so I took the opportunity to motor on down to the sorting office, I found that the doughball who tried to deliver my parcel last week is the usual doughball that rings the d…
By Eric Lauterbach
Cold Wars has come and gone and it was another great one. Once again I ran the I95 Flames of War Doubles Tournament on Friday, and this years Cold Wars theme was 1942 armies. The rules were you could use any equipment in the Mid-War lists but if you wanted 3 extra points to your finial battle score you must have equipment that was in the field in 1942, no 1943 equipment at all. So a little research had to be done to make sure your army was compliant to get the points and three points is a big deal. For my part as the TO, it was pretty obvious if the army was 1942 compliant but I did have to check a few things. I learned StuH42s did see the field in 42′ as 11 of the earlier versions were retrofitted and sent to the front as a test. So hey – I even gained some knowledge! The rest of the doubles rules were 1000 points swing 200 to either play and you may not have two of the same type companies. Tank/Tank or Infantry/Infantry would be illegal.
Pretty dismal weather here for Easter, but then again it is pretty early, I found out the other day that the various Christian churches have been trying to come to an agreement on the date of Easter for over 1,000 years and they are hopeful it will hap…
I joined in a WWII game this week, it was set in Normandy and both sides had to defend their own village while capturing the enemy village, we used 20mm troops and vehicles and the quick-play rules Rapid Fire. I am not a fan of quick-anything, my warga…
I couldn’t wait and as I am away this weekend I thought I would get these guys complete this morning before heading into the PO to while away the beautiful Spring day.I have been really pleased with my British paint set from Vallejo and the Crusader fi…
Not going to be a vey wordy blog entry this one.I’ve completed the two flank companies that will go with my first British Peninsular battalion. Once again, I am very pleased with how the unit as a whole is progressing. Here is how the two flank compani…
For the readers that have followed my adventures in our great game of Bolt Action over the last three or so years, it will be no surprise that this is another article involving Early War French. Now I can actually hear your eyes rolling whilst I write this but this is something different I promise. This time I am embarking on force that will embrace two of the great allies of the Battle for France in 1940 into one cohesive force, England and France!