Monday, January 16, 2017

Soviet motor rifle in "convertable" BMPs

I just finished a box of Team Yankee BMPs and a platoon of Soviet infantry by Battlefront. I based the infantry on small washers instead of the unit bases. The BMP kit comes with a choice of either the BMP-1 or BMP-2 upper hull. I did both, then magnetized them so they can be swapped out depending in which I want to use. Not sure if the kit was designed for that, but it's a nice bonus feature.








Sunday, January 8, 2017

Belated Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

It took me a while to get to this annual year in review post - I have been painting a Scots Common army for DBA and it seemed to take forever! Lot of figs in this one, pike, knights and assorted other foot - pics below





I have also been working on some 15mm moderns that came from Santa - I got a bunch of the Team Yankee stuff for 2017. I couldn't resist - don't plan to play their game in 15mm (it doesn't work for me in that scale) but rather some variant of Bolt Action and maybe the TooFatLardies modern game if they get to releasing it.

Here is a T-72, a Zvezda BTR-90 and a Huey UH-1 which is a repaint of a die-cast I picked up some time ago in a department store.







I managed only 15 games of DBA this year - mostly with Dennis I think, we also played quite a lot of Dragon/Lion Rampant. I'm looking forward to playing more Historical KoW in 2017 - that's a nice tight ruleset for mass historical battles. 

This year's painting totals were similar to previous years - about 1,300 completed figures and models, although the numbers are perhaps more dominated by 10mm napoleonics and medievals:

1/35: 1 vehicle, 2 foot
1/48: 1 vehicle
28mm: 104 foot, 12 mounted, 4 elephants, 2 monsters, war machine
1/72: 106 foot, 12 vehicles, 7 guns, 1 plane, 1 glider
15mm: 215 foot, 4 chariots, 1 chopper
10mm: 542 foot, 88 mounted, 4 guns, 3 spiders
6mm: 42 foot, 75 vehicles

total: 1099 foot, 127 mounted, 86 other

I look forward to doing more 15mm moderns, 28mm medievals, and 10mm naps & medievals in 2017.  Although you never know when something else shiny will come along!

Cheers all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NVA heavy weapons company

The last of my 15mm Vietnam troops - here we have a heavy weapons company  with heavy mortars, recoilless rifles and anti-anticraft mounted HMGs. Battlefront figures again.





Sunday, December 11, 2016

NVA regulars

Here we have a company of PAVN regular infantry from Battlefront. I'm thinking of hosting another Bolt Action Vietnam game - I have enough VC and NVA infantry to run something like a Rorke's Drift style overrun of a firebase scenario.





Sunday, November 27, 2016

Viet Cong and a UH-1 Gunship

I took a diversion in southeast Asia for the last 2 weeks - finished off a box of local forces and a Revell 1:100 UH-1 gunship for use in a modern Bolt Action adaptation for the next club night.

The VCs are 15mm from Battlefront, the UH-1 is perfectly in scale at 1:100. Nice little kit - but I'm all thumbs so made a mess of the tiny windows and resorted to painting them. Ugh...











Monday, November 14, 2016

Some Reaper Bones adventurers and a few ACW

The kids have expressed some interest in trying D&D so I painted up a few models from my Reaper Bones lot for colour. I have the 5th edition starter kit and that should provide a more than ample introduction to it. One of the nice features is that the Bones lot contains quite a few female models, and that helps broaden the appeal to daughters.
 


Plus a couple of stands of 10mm ACW cavalry to fill out the order of battle for a game of BattleCry I plan to host at the club tomorrow night.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Men-at-arms and billmen for Lion Rampant

I finished a batch of foot knights and bills/halbardiers for the next game of Lion Rampant. These guys fill out a 36 point warband of free company troops. The figs are from Old Glory and are really very good.