Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Kenneth’s Heroes – building the board, Part I

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

Dave Luff and I are putting on a game for Operation Market Larden 5, a wargaming event being held in Evesham in a few weeks time. We are once again running a Big Chain of Command game in 15mm. The scenario is an adaption of a scene from one of Dave’s favourite war films, which meant that we needed a small town with high walls – something which we didn’t have. Rather than buy buildings and walls, we decided to scratch-build the vast majority of what we needed for the game. Work has been delayed on the project due to my fractured wrist, so we only really started the building work last week. I had, however, managed to  gather together a reasonable supply of the usual material that is required for a job like this: 3mm & 5mm foamboard A4 MDF sheets matchsticks several hundred coffee stirrers As it turned out, we also needed several sheets of embossed plastic, which I obtained from Antics Online. One of the first jobs was to build a large number of high walls (10′ high in 15mm scale) – I’ve built 18′ in total, which will (hopefully) be enough. The walls are built from 3mm […]

Warlord Plastic Tigers

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

My contribution for the Germans forces for our big Point 213 game is basically done with these two models.  My friend, Tim, completed his a few weeks back while I have been busy building and painting British tanks and terrain.  The first of m…

Germans for TANKS

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have been playing TANKS a lot this year and, of course, I must have painted models for the game.  In my early games I used some of my existing Flame of War tanks but I really want to have one box with models specifically for this game.  For…

Storming the Citadel – new Pint-sized campaign for Chain of Command

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Too Fat Lardies have just released a new Pint-sized campaign book for their Chain of Command World War II rules – Storming The Citadel. Taking a break from post D-Day France for the first time, this pint-sized supplement moves it’s focus to the Eastern Front and the operations of the German Grossdeutschland division at the start of operation “Zitadelle” (Citadel) which became known as the battle of Kursk. The 27-page PDF document contains the background to the German offensive operations in the Kursk salient, as well a six linked scenarios in which the Panzer Grenadiers of Grossdeutschland come face to face with two Soviet Guards Rifle Regiments . As with other pint-sized campaign books, you will need a copy of Chain of Command and At The Sharp End to use this book. Storming the Citadel is available for £3.80 from the Too Fat Lardies website.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: Chain Of Command, Historical Gaming, World War II

Sam Mustafa releases new podcast about Rommel

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

Sam Mustafa has released a new podcast about his forthcoming World War II game Rommel, which is due for release in late summer of 2017. It in he discusses the basic game concepts and mechanics. We hope to have Sam back on our own podcast to discuss the…

Flames of War v4 Test Run

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Tom and I got together yesterday to try out the new version 4 of Flames of War.  Actually we played what we are locally calling v3.5 which is the EW/LW free rules.  But we committed a terrible heresy by playing these rules with our mid-war ar…

15mm World War II British vehicles from Gaming Models

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

Last week I received a parcel, very kindly sent to me by podcast listener Jon Yuengling. He’d heard Dave Luff and I chatting about this year’s project for Operation Market Larden (Dave is putting together a 1944 British force) and he sent us some samples of 15mm vehicles from the range of Gaming Models. The set contained (from left to right) a Universal Carrier, Bren Carrier, Bedford Truck, 6 pdr A/T Gun, Opel Blitz Truck, Archer and Daimler Dingo. These look like nice models (though the pale resin does not show off their detail well in these pictures – sorry, they aren’t the best). Dave is particularly impressed with the Archer, as it’s one of his favourite vehicles. Mr Luff is hoping to get these painted up in short order, and then we can show them off in their full, painted glory. In the mean time, Gaming Models is well worth checking out, as they have a huge selection of World War II vehicles and accessories available.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 15mm Gaming, World War II

New 15mm models coming from Plastic Soldier Company

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Plastic Soldier Company have just announced two new releases for their 15mm range of vehicles: The first is the German SDkfz 231 8-rad Armoured Car, which is one of my favourite German vehicles of the war. The kit gives build options for the 231, 232,  233 and 263 variants. Unfortunately, these have come a year too late for my own collection, although I’ve mainly got the later 234 variants, so if I look at putting together a force for the Western Desert these will definitely be on the shopping list. The SDkfz box set will be released on the 17th February, and is currently available to pre-order from the Plastic Soldier Company website. Looking a bit further ahead to March, and PSC are finally releasing the 15mm version of their British Universal Carrier. It looks like PSC have really gone to town on this box set, with no less than eight different variants available to be built. I hope is that this kit will be easier to build than its 20mm predecessor, which I found to be an absolute pain in the arse to assemble. Part of the problem is that the vehicle is pretty small in 15mm, and yet it still comes […]

US Vehicles for TANKS

Posted on February 4th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Last year I finally obtained a copy of the GF9 TANKS game.  My friend Mike demoed the game for me months earlier but the game was basically unavailable for many months after.  I have been gradually adding models to the three tanks that come i…

Kickstarter Round-up – 30th January 2017

Posted on January 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Here is the latest set of crowdfunding projects to catch my eye… Miniatures The Elsor-Varo – 28mm Sci-fi Space Dwarf miniatures Gydran Miniatures Studio is looking produce a new range of 28mm sci-fi Dwarves in white metal and resin. The project has just reached its £1,200 funding goal and is running until 28th February, with delivery due in April 2017. FANTASY FOOTBALL – Florence’s Knights: Bretonans and Humans Italian company Greebo Games are producing a new 28mm Fantasy Football team, based on medieval knights and yeoman, available in resin or metal. The project has already raised over thirteen times its 2,000 EUR funding goal, and is running until 27th February 2017. Delivery is due in May 2017. Skull Devils Fantasy Football team This project by Spanish company GoblinGuild Miniatures is running on Indiegogo. The company is looking for 4,000 EUR to create a 28mm Chaos team for Fantasy Football, and are currently at 78% of their target, with a month left to run. Delivery is due in June 2017. Machine Gun Unit of the Cog Division – VSF 28mm Miniatures Richard Dallimore is producing a set of 28mm miniatures, depicting a VSF version of the Household Cavalry on steam-powered horses. The […]