Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bolt Action: Czech Legion

The Czech Legion were an elite group of units recruited by the Imperial Russian Army. After the Russian Revolution they remained loyal to the Allies and took over the Serbian railway so as to have an escape route out of Russia.

These are Copplestone figures. The Legion used standard Russian uniforms and equipment so can also be used as White or Red Russians.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all warmongers everywhere. And in celebration of the holiday I give you the Attack of the Chocolate Easter Bunnies.

The orkys don't stand a chance.

From a display at Salute '14.

Ragged Freikorps

This is the fourth figure in the Scheltrum ragged Freikorps pack As this one is wearing a stormtroopers helmet I painted him up as a Freikorper.

Broken Empires Freikorps: Partisans: VBCW

Some figures from the Shattered Empires range at Scheltrum, who have one of ther most useless websites in the business. Come on guys, people need to see your models to buy them.

These are 'ragged freikorps' but I have painted them as partisans. This range is suitable for all interwar militia or WWII partisans.

As black propaganda, the OSS changed the words Deutsches Reich (German Empire) to Futsches Reich - which could be translated as 'shattered empire'.

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.