The USSR captures Harbin, Communist Chinese close in on Peking. Germany sends yet more troops to winter in Norway and Italy gets a bloody nose in Sudan. In a further proof of Murphy's Law, partisans turn up in Iran.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
After playing a lot of Basic Impetus, Dave and I decided to go back or forward to Impetus Second Edition. We thought starting off with just 300 points would be a good way to ease ourselves back into this more advanced rule set.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
These were Xmas presents and once I got stuck into them I got them done fairly quickly in between other projects. They were a bit fiddly, but once I settled on a camo scheme they finished up quick. No problem with transfers here.
Apart form being nice to have, these models can be used in a number of Rommel scenarios, once I get all the other kit sorted, Collecting these was part of that getting sorted process. On, on, on!
PSC make some lovely kits, I just wish they came with transfers as I had trouble obtaining some and what I did get I feel are a tad small, but they at least fit and didn't break up like previous transfers I have struggled with.
The mechanics of this game are relatively simple, but the planning required for each turn can be complex. I also have to admit to some rash actions that have served me poorly.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Soviet and Communist China cooperate to bring the war to Japan and the partisans close to capturing Peking. The Mediterranean has become an Axis pond. Germany has now switched its attention to Norway.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Along with Stan's Austrians, which I have now re-based, there were 14 unpainted Austrian Grenadiers. I am building an army for Marengo using Napoleon's battles and need a unit of 16 and 24. In a stroke of good luck, the recent purchase of a pack of Old Glory Austrian German Grenadiers provided 26 figures. Better still that were the same castings. Phew!
Only thing is I found they are in the early war uniform, but wait on, I am doing them for Marengo.
The second unit I will be doing will be the Typisch Grenadier Battalion. I will probably go for yellow or maybe some shade of blue facings.
Friday, March 19, 2021
It has already been on the table top twice in two very close run encounters, but I figured it was time to do a post on this army for my blog (which is meant to be not just a record of games played, but also of my miniatures collection).
The background to this army appeared in this post. What I have down is rebase, repair, flag, face and base. The biggest action was a black wash which has given this army a mean edge.