Now then,I have recently finished off my Valentine tank for the western desert.Add captionI have continued with the Caunter scheme as I really like how it looks.For markings I have taken a bit of artistic license once again, but after spending a few hours online and looking through my books, it seems almost haphazard how tanks were marked up in the desert.So I went with what looked cool.This is a resin model from blitzkrieg miniatures, but purchased from the Perry miniatures website.A solid chunk of resin, and minimal clean up meant that this tank was completed in a single evening.Highly recommended!Cheers for now,Stig.
Now then,Continuing with my ongoing western desert force, I've now painted up my Marmon Herrington armoured car.I've always liked this vehicle, very old fashioned looking, but looks quite sturdy at the same time.Apparently it was very well liked by the crews, as it was reliable and easy to maintain.This is an excellent model from Perry miniatures.Again I have painted it up in the earlier caunter scheme, and taken a bit of artistic license with the markings.So there we go, another step closer to finishing my 8th army project for bolt action.Thanks for stopping by,Stig.
Now then,We recently played our first game of Bolt Action V2 at the Old Guard wargames club. We played a test game at around 600 points per side.Set in North Africa in 1942, the British forces of the 8th army took on Rommels Afrika korps. I wont go into too much detail here as I have forgotten what happened when etc, but.....The not great....The only problem we really encountered was the difficulty in taking on vehicles. It seemed that you really had to be very lucky to damage one, and we beside trying to take one out in close combat. I managed to destroy the SDKFZ251c in the end but it was a lucky shot and only after trying for turn after turn. My Bren carrier was a terror on the battlefield zipping about and machine gunning anyone foolish enough to be caught in its line of sight..... very frustrating for my opponent....The good stuff.Overall we really enjoyed the game, the dice activation meant that both players are constantly active and engaged in the game. The rules are simple enough to pick up fairly qui
Now then,Unfortunately I accidentally deleted my earlier post on my bolt action project, the hazards of touch screen tablets.... or just being a numpty.Anyway...At the Old Guard wargames club, we have mostly decided to do bolt action in the western desert, zooming in and looking at the battle of Gazala. With 8 club members getting involved already it may well be a demo/display game in the future.My contribution will be a reinforced platoon of the 4th East Yorkshire Regiment, part of 150 brigade.Heres what I've got done so far.Heres the basic platoon.Platoon commander and radio op.Boyes anti tank rifle team.2 inch mortar team.3 sections of 8 men, including LMG.I also have an artillery observer team and a senior officer. Bren carrier.I've painted this in the earlier caunter camouflage scheme.Its marked up as belonging to th anti tank regiment (artillery).It will be used to tow my 6 pounder Anti tank gun. I have taken a bit of artistic licence with the markings on the 6 pounder.I'm not sure if th