17 October 2016

Losing In Style - I Didn't See Anyone Else Standing On A Enemy Panther?

I managed to complete 80% of my 1000 point late war US Army Bolt Action force for the competition being held at the local shop last weekend and over the course of the day played three games. My first three games of Bolt Action and I lost all three of them, but I had a great time. 
Lachlan got his fallschirmjager finished and didn't show up his Dad by losing his three games as well. But he must of enjoyed himself because he went to the pub afterwards

Now the plan is to finish painting the rest my 1000 points and then get the handful of KonFlikt'47 units I have done as well, because Lachlan already has his KonFlikt'47 miniatures out and is already working on them.

After that, it's back to the painting queue! Mind you Beth is making noises about me making a start on her US Airborne ........

The table beside my first game.

My first game of the day, against a Japanese army.

Losing in style.
Lachlan's opponent demonstates how big his 'unit' is.

My third game, played out on some excellent terrain.

21 September 2016

It Was Inevitable.

I've been feeling rather pleased with myself, I'd passed the hump of the 'painting queue' and I've been making good progress on the three cosmo navy space cruisers and then a opportunity presents itself.

As I mentioned in a previous post Lachlan brought me a copy of the KonFlikt'47 rulebook as a father's day present, he also went and got himself a fallschirmjager starter army for Bolt Action 'proper'. His plan is to cover both his bases by starting with a 'proper' historical army with the fallschirmjager and then add KonFlikt'47 troops like 'Schreckwulfen' (bio engineered werewolves) crossing into the 'hysterical' period. And as luck would have it in just under a month a Bolt Action tournament is being held at the local Good Games shop.

So I've put a hold on the 'painting queue' and Lachlan and I have signed up for the tournament and are eagerly working away assembling two 1000 points forces. Obviously fallschirmjager for Lachlan and late war US army for myself.

04 September 2016

Wargaming 1:1 Scale?

You know how it goes, that old saw where one wargamer tells the other that wargaming can't be a realistic representation of warfare and the only way to do that is get a bunch of people, a piece of ground and the right gear.......... Well........

And as well as beards and the protective gear we also have .... that's right. You guessed it and piece of ground.

Lachlan and I are interested in learning about Sword and Shield in the next step on our HEMA journey and a local blacksmith made us these excellent shields and Lachlan came up with the idea of putting the shield design from Beth's 28mm Dwarf army on them. SO, 1:1 Saga anyone? We even have the goats.

24 August 2016

He 's A Good Son

Lachlan turned up at work yesterday with early father's day present, a copy of the new Konflikt '47 rules. A standalone variant of Bolt Action where the world war two didn't end and things like zombies, werewolves and super science make an appearance.

Subtle is he?

12 August 2016

It's Good To Have Friends

My inadvertent quest for older rulesets continues with the arrival of a copy of 'Challenger2000'. A friend visiting from Townsville for work caught up with us and mentioned to me that he had this book and on his return home mailed it down to me.

Also work continues on the three cosmo navy cruisers

01 August 2016

Arrived In The Post.

I used to own a copy of this but I passed it on to somebody else a very long ago. I found a copy for sale on the net and so .....

It's a campaign supplement for Command Decision dealing with the German Invasion of Russia during world war two, Operation Barbarossa. To make it manageable (there's a relative term) everything was divided by 25, hence the name. If there's 100 tanks, then you have four. 100 kilometres becomes 4 kilometres and so on.

18 July 2016

Ready To Begin Flight Operations.

99% complete, just have to varnish it. A non-scale kit from the second Space Battleship Yamato anime series.

Next item in the queue takes me back to 'Operation M' and three cosmo navy crusiers from the modern 'Space Battleship Yamato 2199' series.