Monday, 20 March 2017

7 casts Shiva -v-Department X

Hemingford Grey

General Gordon & Big Tam Frazer

Tweedy Mattison

Pandora King & Hugo Solomon

Captain Franklyn & X Commando captain 

Advanced weapons team

X commando Team

Realised I didnt have casts ready for this weeks game so painted like mad sat and sun and got them ready ,Shiva versus Department X.Excuse some of the pics they are abit rushed and out of focus.

The Guru



The Destroyer



Daughters of Shiva

Kohner & The Mannequin

Thursday, 16 March 2017

US Infantry comparison

The Boltaction bug goes on and I bought some warlord and Artizan cold weather US infantry ,both nice figures the Artizan are slightly bigger but not too bad if not mixed together both come in sets of 10 so will keep them as seperate units ,personally I prefer the Artizan
RH Warlord LH Artizan 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Warlord Universal Carrier

Another addition to my growing Bolt action late war Brits.A really nice simple to build kit comes with decal sheet and four crew .In the game I will use it as a recce unit which makes it quite agile and carries abit of a kick with 2 Brens the pintle mounted one even having AA capabilities .

Monday, 6 March 2017

Corgi Churchill -repainted for Bolt Action

I was given 1/50 scale die cast Churchill which was painted in a weird came scheme for Tunisia so I have repainted and weathered it for late war western Europe ,quite chuffed with it myself although slightly wrong scale it doesnt look too bad with the 28mm Warlord Brits Ive done

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

SdKfz 251/10 AusfD. 3.7cm PaK half track

Another vehicle finished for Bolt action ,this time the Warlord plastic SdKfz 251/10 AusfD. 3.7cm PaK half track that came in the Band of Brothers starter set I recieved at Christmas ,a really nice kit to build and paint with lots of bits to put on as stowage .It comes with choice of either having the gun fitted or having seatsed crew to use as a standard troop carrier it comes on 3 sprues one of which is for the pak 37 and gunner .


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Bolt Action 1st Game

Being a bit eager to play Bolt action and the game we had arranged to take part in at the club being postponed John and myself dug out some old battered ww2 stuff and did a 500pt game USA v Germans in abattered snowy village it was great fun.
Turn 1
Both sides advanced and tried to get into position the only real actionwas when the US sniper took out one of the Germans MMG crew .

Turn 2
Quite a bit more action but only 1 unlucky GI was taken down butthe pins started piling up .

Turn 3
The blood started flowing 4 Yanks and 2 Germans biting the dust ,pins started to make things harder to do as well.

Turn 4

Lots more firing with 3 dead on both sides ,the germans MMG taking another crew casualty but passing its moral test and causing problems for the nervous GI's.with i unit taking to its heels and leaving their comrades to their fate ,

Turn 5
Lots more firing with very little effect other than 2 german casualties .

Turn 6
The end in sight ,another US squad flees the table and the HQ who had proved very effective was wiped out in aflurry of German LMG fire , one good bout of fire from the Yanks was not enough to save the day .A German Victory .

Most of the figures were Artizan ,mat from Urbanmatz and other bits from Various places .

Friday, 17 February 2017

Bolt Action -Rubicon Panther finished

Managed to get the Rubicon Panther I reviewd earlier finally painted and weathered ,just genetic paint job no particulsr unit .A very nice kit .

Monday, 13 February 2017

The 1967 Annual -7TV2

The latest supplement for 7TV2 arrived over the weekend and its just excellent as expected ,keeping the tongue in cheek aspect going strong the guys at Crooked Dice and have used 1967 as the year of publication .The cover is nice and colourful with 3 minis racing into view (not many people know that ) ,The card cover book is full colour through out  packed with info ,new rules and casts including  Marty's Monster ,The Daredevils and The Girls of St Searles ,ideas on how to customise cards and new rules covering a new campaign system .I also recieved the 1967 card deck which includes all the new and updated casts and vehicles and some new gadget and Rating wars cards . a great addition to the game 10/10

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Galloping Majors Red Coats

Expanded my French Indian Wars stuff by taking part in Lance Cawkwells latest kick starter really nice figures and poses plus a nice T shirt