Thursday, 17 April 2014

Gladius Bases






Bought some resin bases from Gladius. They really are nice quality and an absolute steal as £3 for ten.

Salute '14: Battle of Keren, 1941



One of the more interesting display games at Salute was the 28 mm Battle of Keren, East Africa, 1941. This was another example of a vertical playing board, see below.



I am afraid the photo doesn't do the playing board justice. It is actually steeply inclined.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Bolt Action: British Mk V Heavy Tank






A British Mk IV WWI male tank from Urban Construct. I have to confess that this resin model was like a blast from the past compared to Warlord's Panzer III. It comes as a single block and the original sculpt hadn't been properly fitted together squarely before creating the mould.

Still a bit of filler and a lick o' paint works wonders and the finished model ain't too drecky.

I intend to use it as a 'Ricardo', a Mk V, for my Russian/German Civil War games so it is well dirted up: two or three not very carful previous owners. I may even put another rust wash on as it still looks a bit new for something that was winched out of the harbour and refurbished.

The Mk IV and V looked superficially similar on the exterior. I have added a front Lew is gun. The Russian ones were mostly hermaphrodite with one male and one female sponson but a male will do.



Salute 14: Steampunk Hive







This little display caught my eye. I have always thought that it would be fun to have a 'vertical' table to play on for mountain or urban warfare. It makes as much sense for some situations as a horizontal play surface.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Salute 2014: Warlord Games






Warlord Games had a huge stand at Salute in front of the main entrance. My attention was caught by one of their painters who I hadn't met before. He was doing a fabulous job.

I regret that I didn't catch his name amongst the noise but maybe he will see this and identify himself.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Bolt Action: Japanese Snipers





Bolt Action Japanese Snipers from Warlord Games.

Suitable for taking on my Ozzies and Ghurkha.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bolt Action: VBCW: Belgians






Finished my Bolt Action Belgian reinforced section.

This is a police squad with a regular officer (in the French Helmet) reinforced by a mg armed tankette and a Boys anti-tank rifle team.

The units could be added to any French or British detachment as allies for the battle of the Low Countries in 1940. They also make good VBCW comrades. I will probably use them as regulars for the Chatham Soviet.