Friday, 4 September 2015

The Road to Art of War Too - 3RTR - Part Two

Hello All,

It's been a few weeks since the last update and despite painting up two months worth of models for the Arab-Israeli War painting challenge I found time to crack on with my Sherman army for Art of War Too.
I did really need to as I thought this post would be me explaining why I'm not doing a British armoured list any more and decided to use British infantry instead.  I did a "Robin" and ended up sending around 5 different sets of lists to Tim and Steve (once again sorry guys...); part of it was me trying to work out if I can use the list I'm running and part of it was I just didn't think I would have time to paint it all, but all is well that ends well and I have made a big leap forward in getting the army painted.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Plastic Cromwell (BBX31) - Review

Hello All,

The guys at Battlefront very kindly sent us a box of the new plastic Cromwells to review. Despite having a massive amount of stuff on my painting table I always really wanted to collect a Cromwell force so I pushed everything off the table, not quite literally, and went to work painting them up.
Whats in the box?

In the box you get enough bits to make 5 Cromwell tanks, the tank itself comes on a single sprue, with the only extra sprue being the same commander sprue you find in the Sherman and Comet box set. The decal sheet is the same one you got in the old Cromwell box with the Firefly, unfortunately this means that the vehicle numbers don't quite work for the box. Also it's missing any Squadron markers (the coloured triangle, square or circle), not a problem for me as I have a load of left over ones from the BR946 British Decals (Late), but something to think about when you pick up the box set.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Team Yankee Preview - Tanks and Anti Air

Hello All 

Welcome to the final model preview for Team Yankee (but not our final Team Yankee preview!).
This week we are looking at what you have all been waiting for, the tanks! We will also look at the AA assets.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Fez's Road to Art of War Too Part 2

Hello there,
Fez here again with an update on the road to Art of War Too - apparently, this road is paved with dead T34's.
Bovingdon's T34/85 - Nice detail on the Cast Mantle
I tried another game with the FT Hero Tankovy list, as I hadn't had time to adjust the models from before, my opponent for this one Justin with his Nisei. The fact that I didn't take pictures is evident of the death he tolled out - That list is horrible! Fearless everywhere, Jumbos, time on target, it was just horrific. I got a small victory in shooting down his AoP with the IS-2 AA, but that's about it!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Beyond the Foxholes: Eyes & Ears - Episode 4 - Early War French Recce and Tanks

Hello All

Welcome to the third episode of Beyond the Foxholes: Eyes & Ears, our premium content podcast available on Libsyn.

In this episode we join Adam and John Brook as they talk about Early War French, mainly focusing on the Panhoard and the Tank lists. The guys look at all the special rules, tactics and all the different list builds.

These two have played a lot of games with their French recce and both took them to the ETC this year for their respective teams. So you would hope they know what they are talking about!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Stuartica - Using An Early War Tank In Late War

Stuarts -They are better than you think they are.

I'm on a one man crusade to prove that the best tank in late war, point for point is the humble Stuart M5 light tank. I am aware that this is an uphill struggle to pursuade people of it's merits, but one day I will get the chance to take on Ben in a Stuart Vs Panzer IV/70 fight to the death and when I emerge triumphant on my one remaining light tank, I will be able to insist we get a new logo replacing the silly Gudarian's ducks with a proper tank, from early war, in late war.

Anyway, there are a number of options for using Stuarts in late war, should you choose to, the British use them as recce, the soviets use them as a 10 tank mass of awesomeness and the US use them in squadrons of 5 as a light tank in a number of lists. Having played around with the US options I think the best option is to go for Confident trained Stuarts and I tend to use the 3rd AD from overlord as I get to auto attack and spearhead, both if which are very useful, the first because this is a very, very aggressive army, and the second because spearheading let's you cover some more ground before the enemy start shooting you, which as we will see is absolutely vital.
Stuarts vs T34s, suicide you say? I think not...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Foxholes Episode 37 - ETC Special

Hi all

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 37, we join Adam and a host of people as they chat about the ETC

This episodes is a little different as Adam has recorded a diary of this long weekend in Prague representing team Scotland.

The sound might be a little off in places but overall this gives you a great idea of what the weekend was like. Also note this episode has some crude language.