Thursday, 22 September 2011

Delay due to marriage...

Sorry for the slow down in posts recently but I've been slightly busy getting married and I'm off to Mexico tomorrow!

Rest assured that I'll be back with renewed vim and vigour and posting loads of new stuff.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Santas Son:

So we were testing a teeny tiny mini cam while playing a game a week or two back and I ended up getting my mate Stuarts ugly mug in the final frame of a clip.

I swear Santa exists, and he's Stuarts father...

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

What's the boiling point of urine?

I ask because I've just managed it purely by human means only.

Ok, so I've taken a lot of inspiration from the guys over at WWPD in their love and interest of EW in FoW, it's an entirely "different kettle of fish" to Mid and Late War flavours. I've got a love for Somua tanks and Pz35 and 38s so it seems to be the ideal book for me, I got it on preorder if I recall correctly as I was so looking forward to it. Unfortunately I was at a bit of low point in terms of number of opponents to even think of playing this against so it never took off, I did play one proxy game with James to get the idea of what it's like and it was fun.

So with the WWPD interest injection and James' puppy like enthusiasm I've made a list I'm considering based around a boat load of S-35s with a little support sprinkled in. After handling my Forged in Battle Hetzers all last night and today I think I'll shell on the FiB 4 per box sets of the S-35s to keep my costs slightly lower(when I finally get around to going for it).

So I made my list, which I won't bore you with, but it contains a platoon of 4 25mm SA-34 Hotchkiss guns. So in pricing this stuff up I'm not doing too badly, until I see THIS (link). They ONLY come in 3s, you can ONLY field them in 4s, seriously Battlefront WTF. I've seen this a few times and it is really starting to get to me, I can understand perhaps models, were sculpted and blisters planned way before the book was finalised but this is just plain idiocy and needs to be addressed.

Monday, 5 September 2011


4 Hetzers for my Feldhernalle force, list is done, thanks to a ncie trade with James for a stack half tracks I'm never going to use he got me these and some Pak43s (hoooo yes!). List is pretty much finished and I'm planning on using it to attempt my first tournament entry, Feldhernalle seems like a strange choice but I just get everything I like.

They're hopefully looking pretty Hungarian about now? These aren't Battlefront as you may expect but "Forged In Battle", overall I'm very, very impressed with the quality. Resin hull, with white metal guns (2 options, ones a 75mm gun and the other looks to me to be a flame thrower) and remote fired MG, all made very nicely with only one issue on one gun, which had a slight cast fault but after 30 seconds with a file it's marginally shorter than the other 3 but barely noticeable.

Below is a single WIP pic I've literally just taken along with my inspiration pics, let me know what you think.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Feldhernalle Panzergrenadier Platoon

Done these in about a week, quite pleased with them. I still find doing faces and hands well a REAL chore so I just do them very simply.

IS-2s + Tankos = headache.

So the IS-2s are still here, I'm keeping them.

I recovered from my rant and decided in all honestly, it was my own fault for making such a stupid list, I've now bulked it out and it's 5 platoons. I need a lot more model-wise to finish it but it's acceptable and covers more possibilities.

I've been looking for methods to mount tankos to my IS-2s and still be able to do a couple of things, these things being:

Rotate turret to face ANY angle, remember this has a RoF 1 but does NOT have slow traverse so in situations where faster tanks are moving for side shots you're going to want to turn your turret to fire, not your hull which would give you +1s needed to hit.

Have the ability to remove the tankos to symbolise casualties/dismounts without starting to mess around with keeping a written record. This would also be useful when I don't field tankos in my list at all and I don't need them on.

My solution so far is this: