Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Zvezda 88, tow, & some Miniatures For Sale

First up, the German 88mm from Zvezda. A very useful kit, recommended:

I was quite pleased with how the weathering turned out - not too heavy, not too light.


It may not be particularly noticeable, but the crew have had some acrylic modelling
paste added to trousers to help disguise the jackboots and give the impression of gaiters.
I thought this was more in keeping with the late war 1944 theme of my collection.


It is mounted on the base that is part of the kit, but options are provided for it to be based
separately.
Next up some towing equipment for the 88. These were gifted to me by my friend Nick Grant from New Zealand, and he had received them in turn from another bloke. They were originally based and painted up to be used for a winter campaign, I have repainted them and re-done the bases. I'm not sure what make they are - Airfix? Hasegawa? I'm sure someone will know. There was an 88 that came with them which I have also repainted.


Nice and dusty from scooting along the Normandy lanes.

Finally I have some stuff to sell. I am planning to gradually re-jig (the technical term), my British forces and will over time be selling off some stuff - yes it will be replaced, just with different stuff.
For sale at this stage of proceedings will be 20 figures, fully painted and based, from a variety of manufacturers, for only $90 Australian plus postage & packing at cost, payable by Paypal. This works out at only $4.50 per figure, and does not include the cost of the figures themselves - I charge $4.50 per figure for commission painting.
Here they are then, figures from TQD, Wartime Miniatures, Kelly's Heroes, Britannia, & Plastic Soldier Company:





Saturday, 15 February 2014

Battlegroup Overlord at my place

G'day all.
I finally had a game of Battlegroup Overlord after a break of many months. Denis from Launceston way came over for a game at my place. Denis was a jolly decent sport even though he suffered from some very unfortunate dice rolls and chits drawn. We had a great time and a good chat about all sorts of hobby related matters.
We had a 350 point game with some fairly dense Normandy terrain. Denis took the German force and I took a British force with a veteran commando platoon as its core.

Here's some pictures of the table and the game:







The 3 standing cows were to be placed as objective markers



Denis opted for 2 Panthers and a Panzer IV along with infantry

The cow marks the centre objective marker, just being taken by British Recce section

PIAT team moved up quickly in a Bren Carrier and debussed into ambush mode

Recce section lurks in the sunken lane

Germans taking cover


The British force's only armour, didn't fire a shot.

Comms team and Troop HQ near an objective

PIAT team fires...

Boom! takes out 222


That 222 has blocked the Panther's way








Troop HQ prepares to rush to the hilltop in order to call down artillery








British pile onto the hilltop and surrounding hedges


The smoke represents where a German MG team used to be





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