Sunday, 13 May 2012

another Stalingrade building

Using the remaining bits from the last building i knocked this up while listening to the last day of the premiership on the radio and getting over a hangover from a stag do the nite before.

The flooring is a paper sheet i got on ebay meant for dolls houses but shhhhhh dont tell anyone.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Stalingrade terrain

With the Narwa game date set on june 2 and all the terrain for that game sorted,i thought i better get ahead for the next game.Storming the barricades from the rapid fire book,I still use the flames of war rules but this scenario book does convert easily from rapid fire to flames of war and the maps are idea if like me you love making terrain.One of the terrain pieces need for this game was an assembly hall (Above) measuring 20" X 10", and all made from the scap box and the "i'll hang on to that it may come in handy" box.I'll also need to make a main factory double the size of the assembly hall and 5 or 6 other buildings oh and the small matter of a terrain board with urban road surface.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Knight Templars

Picked an army of these boys up at salute from Northstar,Crusader miniatures.The cast quality is outstanding with very little cleaning needed.I went for the black uniformed Templar as a challenge  in painting black.My recipe is flames of war (FOW) black undercoat and first coat. fow black 70% and fow black grey 30%. Fow  green grey final highlight 50/50 mixed with water.Once i had the recipe for black sorted they became a quick paint job 16 figures in 8 hours.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Quatre Bra game

As promised a few photos of my clubs Quatre Bra game.

Guy commander of the Brunswicks leaves for a cricket match after a bloody day in the field.

  The French had a very good early part of the day pushing the allied forces before them.The Brunswick managed to reform later on in the day and gave a good showing of themselves and the British holding the crossroads.It was decided that the British had held the crossroads but their position was precarious,minor French win was declared and the British and allied commanders whole heartily agreed a great day had by all.Thanks to all commanders on both sides,with special nods to Chris for the set up troops,Glen for umpiring and making a very nice lunch,Steve Tunmore for stepping into the breech and percy for French troops and.........errrr well being Percy.