Heya,Looks like my US force is now getting one more anti-tank piece, after M1 57 mm medium anti-tank gun and M2A1 105 mm medium howitzer.Not that we play games big enough to require 2 platoons or I am some sort of cannon models maniac - I just got nice, second hand support weapon bundle recently.Once again models arrived painted, but luckly neither undercoated or varnished, so washing them wasn't challenging.After dealing with howitzer (which actually hasn't seen the battlefield yet...) I was hoping to paint something quite diffrent but I spotted painting contest running on Polish forum Strategie, so looks like there was a chance for frendly competition but even more important - getting one more model crossed off the list.The contest rules say you have to show an least one photo from the beginning or works, at least two from the progress and the final ones. The idea is to make people show miniatures painted especially for the contest, and not toys already stuffed in the display cases.Quite a good idea ac
Last time it was heavy mortar and today my infantry once again got support weapon:M2A1 105 mm medium howitzer. It's not that I was lacking for anti-tank or anti-infantry weapon, but a short while back guy from Bolt Action group was flogging off his toys so I took oportunity to work on some second hand pieces. The wallet likes second hand deals...Models came painted but luckly for me the previous owner didn't care much about undercoating - washing the paint was rather easy.For uniforms I chose standard combo, but on two of the crewmen I tested cayman green instead of yellow olive for jackets. Models of the gun and the men are ok except for the faces of the commander and the guy pulling the "trigger": these two look like had bad, bad accident with acid. Nevermind as long as they can shoot.Original model came on large, oval base but I changed it for 4" x 2": it's easier to place it in the terrain, buildings and such.What do you think? And here's the model before pimping:And one more thing:Wh
There's been quite a lot about making terrain for Bolt Action battlefield recently, so it's time to turn the tide, back into stricte miniatures.For recent "Road to Berlin" campaign each or participants had to prepare 2 army lists: 1200 points from the same selector. I think the idea was to fit the army to specific scenario's conditions (attack/defence, capture markers or whatever).So here are mine.Quite a rare occasion to show fully painted battleforce actually...The first one is anti-tank group:Local players like heavy armour a lot, in fact it's nothing unusual to see 2 tanks on 1000 pts games. Therefore I became tank allergic...Sure it's fun to use large squads but when confronted with German armour, my infantry melts like snowman in March...So the remedy is solid anti-tank punch:- 2 bazookas,- Hellcat and Greyhound (light AT gun but still counts),- AT atrillery,- air support,- flamethrower (in case shit gets really thick and REALLY close).In my opinion it's solid and reliable force but durin
Heyah,Last weekend once again I had a pleasure to participate in Bolt Action event organised by Tricity gaming community: Road to Berlin.It's just been ton of fun:lots of gamers, all armies painted, 15 highly detailed battlefields, each with dedicated and demanding scenario. It ended just yeasterday but I already cannot wait the next one.During the event I played 4 games (during which got my US ass kicked 3 times...) so there was not much time to take pics of other battles raging around. Therefore just like in last year's Road to Berlin report - here's what I've managed to gather between giving orders and getting shot.Feast your eyes!Aerial pics of the fields of battle:My first game:That goddamn Tiger...Quick peek on other fields of battle:And my second game - the mission was to prevent launching V1 rocket (which I fucked so the London was most probably demolished): The third game. Bridges suck!And the last game: because of freezing weather both of my vehicles didn't appear on the table at
Hello again,This time it's just quick update about last preparations to coming edition of Road to Berlin: Bolt Action two days long gaming on march 30-31!Last year it was just big success:that event was just friggin awesome! I was taking as much pics as I could between giving orders to my trusty US army and rolling dices - definitely worthy visiting.This year armies are 1200 pts strong so to fulfill the requirements I had to paint few more infantrymen and one more transport: Dodge 3/4 (a.k.a. Beep).For uniforms I used olive combo, working really fine on US models.New thing was using pigment binder - which turned out weird:see that white spot on the bases with leaves? That white stuff revealed like day after models were sealed with matt varnish.I think the reason was varnish was applied before binder was totally dry, but it's just a thought: haven't used dedicated pigment binder ever before.Still like the team - they all look really good together with rest of my infantry:As for the Dodge 3/4 painting was
I am Bolt Action celebrity!!!Me! Me! Me!Who's hot? Meeeee! No fat, centaur-ass reality show b!tch but meee!!!Wooo-hooo!!! Just check Warlord Games' gallery of awesomeness!!!And here's some more in case my infantry ain't enough!!!Right... Ekhm...What was is supposed to be about?Ah yes, an anti-tank gun.Some time back decision was made to put my medium mortar and it's crew on a single, 60mm round base:for me it's simply easier to transport, there's no need to search missing (deserting...) crew members while packing for battle and which more (actually: most) important - looks better. While preparing army for battle I always try to provide my trusty troops with some anti-tank punch. Medium 57 mm gun maybe is not something spectacular, but it's at least fine for blocking part of the battlefield. Enemy usually thinks twice before parking a vehicle within it's arc of fire. Shit happens after all.Besides when there's no other hope (and gun around...) you can also use it against infentry: 1" template!
Hello,This time there are two more Bolt Action pieces served: US medium machine gun team and Warlord / Italeri wrecked house.MMG team it my entry for painting contest on https://strategie.net.pl/ forum. There are several categories to choose, I decided to prepare unit / squad (25/28mm) and vehicle.The first entry is Warlord Games' medium machine gun team - this time whole team has been placed on single base a contrary to another MMG painted recently: sure it's more practical to have ammo runt staggering around to mark casaulty easier, but I thing 3 models packed on single base simply look better. So as usually I chose more-less the same color choice to make guys fit rest of the force. Noting down colors used during work turned out to be good idea. Looking now at these bricks I am considering basing a single squad on city rubble - to make them pop on the battlefield. The only problem is models I use are "pre-slotta" which will make basing rather pain in the ass.Most probably.But still it's bette
This was the bulk of the Bolt Action commission I took on whilst home. A horde of infantry, a few crewed support weapons and some vehicles.All are Peter Pig casting, which where are very nice, very little flash. the vehicles fit together well.I did enjoy painting this little project.The vehicles, a Stuart, an M8 and a JeepSupport weapons and anti tank gunThe infantry, all individually based on metal washers
Another US assault platoon for one of the PAW club members.Battlefront miniatures, not too bad. I think that makes 5 platoons I have painted as part of this commission.