Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Review SBX33 Strelkovy Battalion (Plastic)

Morning all, Winner Dave here with a review of the new plastic Strelkovy Battalion.

This is my first box of plastic infantry so, I was expecting great things from what I'd read of other plastic infantry reviews.
Let's see what we get, inside the box are 6 sprues, and each sprue has 24 dudes in total or 25 bits as the HMG gunner comes in two halves.  So in total you get 144 soldiers, which is enough to make 4 platoons of 7 stands, 3 HMG bases and a command stand or 2.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Beyond The Foxholes Episode 33 - On The Road To The Welsh Open

Hello All

In Act One we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam in Winner Dave's car as they drive up to the Welsh Open LW tournament. The guys chat about what they have been up to, their army lists and a few other bits and pieces.

In Act Two we have a few interviews, starting with Adam chatting to Steve Charlton about Art of War Too and then Rob a New Zealand wargamer who is on a around the world trip going on battlefield tours and FoW tournaments. Finally Ben chats with Andy the events manager at Firestorm Games and the South Wales Gaming Center about the venue and their plans.

In Act Three the guys have a full breakdown of the tournament, the guys highs and lows.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Tactical edge - Germans in Berlin

So I thought I'd take a look at what we're going to see from the German forces in Berlin - what builds look viable, what builds look less viable...

I think the first question is going to be which HQ you go for - I'm personally more in favour for the CV HQ - if you're using the Fearless roll then you're probably losing the game anyway! Now if you have mainly Fearless troops I can see a benefit with the reroll, but I think you can save points here!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

More German Reinforcements, Panzerwerfer and Brummbär

Hi all, thought I'd bring to your attention another two platoons I've painted up for my Germans.

Every so often there are units which you want to have, but lack any real reason to paint them up, both of these units fall into that category.
The Panzerwerfers I've had for years, when I originally painted my germans I'd thought about doing Panzer Lehr, and loved the idea of having these guys supporting them in a really mobile force, and the model I always think looks fantastic, the armoured body, the rack of rockets, just looks brilliant.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Late War AAR - 29th Infantry vs 9th Panzergrenadiers - No Retreat

Hello All

 I have had a hankering to play some themed games and so I asked Andy if he'd be up for a Normandy Bocage game with his German vs my US. He was really up for it so rocked up at his house with a bucket load of Boccage terrain and we set out to play. 

We decided on 1675pts, Andy was using the 9th Panzer Division in the form of Grenadiers as thats basically the only list he could make from what he had. I was using the 29th Infantry as I had just painted up some Crocs and I wanted to use them.

We rolled up No Retreat and as I was auto attack thanks to the Crocs I was the attcker.

US 29th Infantry
  • HQ + 2 Bazookas
  • Full Infantry Platoon + Pioneer Upgrade + Flame Thrower
  • Full Infantry Platoon + Pioneer Upgrade + Flame Thrower
  • 4 81mm Mortars
  • 4 M10's
  • Cav Recon
  • 4 105mm Artillery
  • 4 155mm Artillery
  • 3 Churchill Crocodiles - Allied Platoon
  • AOP
9th Panzergrenadierkompanie
  • HQ + Panzerschreck
  • Full Grenadier Platoon + Faust
  • Full Grenadier Platoon + Faust
  • Full Grenadier Platoon + Faust
  • 4 12cm Mortars
  • 3 Pak 40's
  • 5 Panzer IV's
  • 4 10.5cm Artillery

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Great War German Commission - Beute Mark IV

Hooray my first minis painted since the big move.  Life has dramatically changed for me since the house and job move, but I can't tell you how glad I am that it's finally done.  Unfortunately I'm not able to paint in the kitchen any more, which is where I used to do my airbrushing as I found being near running water and a sink invaluable.

I haven't quite figured out where my new painting spot is in the new gaff...but it didn't stop me from getting my Great War German commission finished.