Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Beyond The Foxholes Episode 11

Hello All

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 11.

We join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they talk all things Flames of War.

In Act 1 the guys talk about what they have been up to, talk about the new Italy books and what they are planning for the WWPD Italian campaign.

In Act 2 the guys dig deep into the mail bag (not male bag Winner) and then talk about Germans in Late War tournament play.

In Act 3 the guys round out the episode with 10.1 and a look at Mobile Battles.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Painting Walls Like Stone

Good morning,

This is a quick update on some painting I've been doing and in particular an effect I experimented with.

Flat surfaces can be a real pain to paint...there's nothing to highlight and it's difficult to not end up with a  completely flat painted surface.

In an effort to bring my painting list down to a manageable size, I thought I'd pick something quick and easy. Walls!

These are from Kerr and King (KK-023 15mm Stucco Wall set and KK-083 Stucco Wall Corner Set)

So, I set about trying to make these walls a bit more interesting by using a technique to make the surface look like stone.  Basically you hold a piece of card/wood/plastic right next to the nozzle of your airbrush at an angle.  When you spray, the paint hits the obstruction and flys off in the direction of the angle, creating a splatter.

Here are some of the results...
This is a tricky technique to repeat.  

Friday, 18 April 2014

Finnish: HMG platoon (Winter) and Jääkäri Platoon (Winter)

Hi everyone thanks once again for reading.
Bringing you more of my expanding Finnish collection, this time the HMG's and my second Jääkäri Rifle Platoon (Winter) (My first Jääkäri and the other mortars are here)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

AAR - Mid War - Tankovy vs Panzer Comapny - Pincer

Hello All 

Having mostly played LW for the last couple of years myself and Adam thought it would be nice to play some MW. I had just finished my Battlefront T-34's for the Art of War and wanted to use them. Adam wanted to try out Panzer IV's when they are one of the best tanks on the battlefield. 

I got to Adam's and we rolled up Pincer both of us hadn't played Pincer for a while so it was a nice change and Adam won the dice off to attack, which he wasn't to happy with (he didn't like the idea of 10 Ambushing T-34's!).

Note:- We did not use the Winter terrain rules for this game, we just wanted the look of the winter terrain and not to slow down the game.

Panzer Company
  • HQ - 2 Panzer IV's
  • 3 Panzer IV H and 1 Panzer III M
  • 3 Panzer IV H and 1 Panzer III M
  • 2 8 Rads
  • 3 Nebs
Tankovy - Fearless Conscripts
  • HQ T-34
  • 7 T-34/76 and 3 T-34/57
  • 7 T-34/76 and 3 T-34/57
  • 10 T-60 (today being played by the T-70s)
  • 4 BA-64
  • Limited I-153

Monday, 14 April 2014

First Army, First Tournament and at this rate First Game!

Hi Guys,

Here's a quick progress update on my project to get an army together for The-Art-of-War and I have to admit this has been way harder than I had expected it to be! Don't get me wrong, I hadn't expected this to be a pushover, but equally I hadn't expected trying to stick to my plan to be so difficult either!

Anywaay first up is the army list which I plan on taking. I say plan on taking because at this point I have no idea if I'll make it in time or not and I don't have a plan B! Maybe if I'm nice to Adam I can borrow some of his Germans...

Friday, 11 April 2014

AAR - Late War - Medium Assault Gun Regiment Vs Kampfgruppe Piepier - Free For All

On my continuing effort to try and get the MSPAR to work I arranged a rematch with Cid's Kampfgrappe Pieper. His list had changed a little but in same ways this was probably better for me! 

My only problem was I had sold my PSC T-34's and my new BF ones weren't ready yet, not a massive problem as I had just finished painting 3 IS-2 and was dieing to give them a go. 

We rolled up Free For All, which was a nice change of pace for me (seem to mostly get mobile battles resently).

Medium Self Propled Artillery Regiment
  • HQ T-34/85
  • 4 SU-100's
  • 4 SU-85M's
  • 4 SU-85M's
  • 3 IS-2 + Tank Riders
  • Short MSPAR Recon
  • 4 Heavy Rockets + Extra Crew + AA
Kampfgruppe Pieper
  • HQ King Tiger
  • King Tiger
  • 3 Panthers
  • 3 Panzer IV's
  • 2 Ostwinds
  • 3 Sd Kfz 234/1 (2cm)
  • 6 Sd Kfz 251/9 D (7.5cm)