Sunday, July 10, 2011

28mm Flames of War

Just uploaded the game we played today - 28mm Flames of War. This is our last game and my last post for the month, as I am heading away for work for the next three weeks..sorry about that guys. However the game myself and Brian Buskell played today was our first FoW for sometime so we were a little rusty on some of the moves. Each side fielded 1000 points each both with armour support - Germans with two Stugs and the Brits a Cromwell Platoon of three tanks. Each side was also able to field three platoons of infantry, a MG section of two guns, mortar platoon of two tubes plus additional support elements for each side - Germans a recce platoon and the Brits a pioneer section. We keep the ranges as they were in the rules for the 15mm game, this allowed the units to manoeuvre freely with out being pinned from 3/4 of the table away...which seemed to work very well. I ended up being the attacker with my objective being the large Mediterranean looking building in the centre of the table. All hedge rows and stone wall are from Architects of War as too is the barn. The field were made by me and the other buildings were scratch build by Leroy Simpson....however I still need to get hold of some roads the felt just does not seem the same.

British deployment of one of their three platoons

German Panzer grenadiers deploy in defence and dig in

A German MG sets up in the orchard

Nice little view of how the figures are based - as per 15mm FOW however infantry are based on the large artillery bases

First roll for reserves and Brian brings on his platoon of Stugs.

Trying to avoid the German armour the Brits re-enforce their right flank and push forward against a lightly held German left flank

Next turn Brain again is successful in his roll for re-enforcements and brings on another Panzer grenadier platoon

The Stug moves forward in preparation for a German counter attack

Still on the British right flank my forces slowly move forward through the fields.

At last I get re-enforcements on the table..tank support

Just in time it seems to support the British attack on the right

Too late it seems the other Stug moves to counter the Allied attack

The second Stug with close infantry support starts their counter attack on the British centre

With Stugs moving in close and firing rapidly one of my Cromwells falls victim to their fire

The German counter attack gains momentum

However it seems that both sides have put pressure on each others flank

One Stug is destroyed and removed

But still the panzer grenadiers move onwards

My forces charge forward but are repulsed losing a platoon and a half..defeat looks me right in the face

With my defeat on the right and the left also looking bad is time to withdraw..1st game to the Germans

looking across to the German lines

Friday, July 8, 2011

Adventure Miniatures

The images I have just loaded are hot off Victor Perrys' painting table. Victor is also the owner of Adventure Miniatures and produces these fine ACW figures. The range was designed and originally owned by Mark Fenlon who then sold the range on due to poor health. Victor however has rejuvenated the range under the new name of Adventure Miniatures and has been very busy designing new variations to this great little range. We are very lucky to have him living in Singleton and close by, so hopefully the regiments he has just painted will see a little action very shortly..please enjoy.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Architects Of War - 'Ye Old Barn'

I have been a bit of a busy bee this week and have just completed the 'Ye Old Barn' from Architects of War. I am not much of a building painter but I think I did OK this time. The burn will be a great little addition to our ACW and WWII games. The burn itself is made of laser cut wood, which after a little gluing and painting goes together with ease. The roof is removable so it you want to use it for skirmish it is perfect. The base is the only resin piece and give the structure a nice bit of weight. Overall I enjoyed painting and putting this little baby together...enjoy

Right side

View of the inside

Hay in the corner and some horse apples make a nice little addition

The dun heap what every barn needs

The rear of the burn

Front of the barn

Left side