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Monday, June 30, 2014

Wife provides Air Support!

Today my wonderful and talented wife, Sabrina, presented me with some air support for my FSA fleet. Better than a cake anyday!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A few DUST figs painted up.

DUST? I had been curious for quite a while since I love the whole WWWII idea. And of course nothing takes care of temptation like a good sale. Picked up a few of these models back in January and just recently decided to paint up some for a future game. Nice figs! Not sure if I'll be playing Dust or Bolt Action with Dust figs added. More to come, I'm sure.

First game of 15mm Arab Israeli "Fate of a Nation"

Some last year a few of us at Treefort games decided that we would raise some forces for Battlefront's newest Fate of a Nation supplement for the Arab Israeli Six Day War. It took a few months but Eli finished his Jordanians and then taunted me till at long last my Israelis were complete. So this Sunday after months of planning and painting, we finally got a chance play. And let me tell you it was a great game! Eli's Jordanians were defending a few key villages awaiting reinforcements while my Israeli force attacked down the long side of the Table. The Jordanians had selected their slow moving Centurions to hold the line with some artillery while the Pattons and infantry in M113's raced to shore up the line. My Sho'ts took up a postion overlooking the town and preceded to lay fire while my infantry, supported my Super Shermans and AMX-13s moved to take the first town and objective. The Israeli infantry and AMX-13s took up positions in the town, and started to harass the Centurions, which were slowly getting the worse of it in the exchange with the Sho'ts, while the Shermans tried to flank the Centurions. Unfortunately Super Shermans are no match for Patton tanks. And there were a lot of Jordanian Pattons! Or so it seemed to to the Sherman tankers. Only a great deal of luck allowed them to last as long as they did. Meanwhile my air support and mortars were dueling it out with the a huge Jordanian battery and targeting Eli's infantry which had just arrived. This was one tough game! The crack Sho't were tearing up everything, but the Pattons were almost impervious to the Shermans, air support and the AMXs! Ah, the AMX-13s, they were my little joys, operating in and out of the town, fire and run then fire again. They were soooooo lucky, taking out a few Centurions and even a Patton on the flank! Supported by some tough infantry with a few bazookas, who managed to flank and toast another Patton. Well eventually the 2 surviving Sho'ts managed to finish off the Pattons, which made the Jordanians check morae, before Eli could kill another tank and make me check company morale. Thanks goodness Eli failed, the second time that is, the Jordanians fought on another turn after there commanding officer high tailed it to the rear! I never even got near the second town. We both agreed that the game had been close run thing, which is probably why it was sooo much fun! In fact we had gotten into the game to the point that we had forgotten to take photos! But good ole Charlie was there taking pics of the Sunday games. So here are a few.
No shooting my AMX-13s!
Setup, some of that terrain my look familiar!
Israeli advance

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

To dream the impossible dream, 28mm Napoleonics.

For years I've been possessed with a desire to run one of those big Napoleonic Games in 25/28mm. Of course reading all the wargame magazines doesn't help to curb the desire. But the thought of painting hundreds of Nap figs just was so daunting. Then I saw some HaT figs on ebay. So just for fun, I picked up a box of the HaT 28mm Napoleonic Prussians. Figured that if I gave up then I'm only out some $15 for 32 figs.
Got the box pretty quick and started to put together some 8 figs, one of each pose. Took no time at all, all I had to do was cut the figs off the sprue and glue the backpack in place. Been years since I painted any Napoleonic figs but managed to paint 8 figs in about 1hr 30min. Second batch in about the same amount of time. Here's a quick pic.
Now there's hope, one box at a time!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Six Day War the Israeli are done!

Had yet to build a force of my own for Flames of War, but when I saw the Arab-Israeli supplement for FoW
I was hooked. Just finished up my infantry last night. Most of the armor is from Battle Honours and the infantry form Battlefront.
Sho't Tanks

M113 Mortar

Gathering up my Dystopian Wars fleets.

With the new rules now out for Dystopian Wars, I thought it was time to take a look at everything that I've got. Now I need to point out that Sabrina painted up my FSA fleet.
Blazing Suns


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