Thursday 18 July 2013

Thumbs up!

Well, 2 actually! The first to my own thumb for healing and allowing me to paint again! Hurrah!

The second, to Andy over at Loki's Great Hall for giving my blog a shout out and more than doubling my followers in 24 hours! Cheers dude!

As a result of this, and because its too bloody hot to do much else, I've taken some pictures of the majority of my painted models. Another reason is that i've never seen all my Soviet flames of war army all out at the same time! So here it is:

I think in a late war game I can muster nearly 4000 points. I think we may need a larger gaming table to play a game of that size on though! I run on 2 basic rules for this army.

1. You can never have too many tanks.
2. Ignore what Kieron says about infantry.

My second flames of war army is my early/mid war German force which can be used in a late war game if you don't mind a Panzer IV D being used as a Panzer 4 IV H...
Its mostly Zvezda plastics so didn't cost much at all and gives me a second army to use.

Change of gaming system now and here are my Saga Vikings:
This was my first post "I hate Games Workshop" army I started. Really enjoy this game and will do a second warband for it at some point as I loved painted these and its a good game if you don't have alot of time to spare or a few of you want a massive brawl!

As you know I have just started some 28mm Germans for Bolt Action and these are coming along nicely. Matt and I played another couple of games the other night, managing to stretch our forces to about 450 points. I lost one and we drew the other but again it was alot of fun! As a result of Matt taking a sniper, I realised that for 50 points they were quite handy to have, so I painted one and a spotter! Also painted my medic, who was rather harshly, and against the Geneva Convention, taken out by Matts sniper...
Since playing a few games we realised that its mostly about grabbing objectives, as it was in real life. As a result you really do need a mobile force if you are the attacker. With this in mind I am awaiting delivery of a Kubelwagon! Only 21 points on its own but you can add a medium machine gun to it for 15 points more. Should give us an idea of how vehicles work in the game as well.

My last bit of painting is a base of Numidian Light Cavalry for my Impetus Carthaginians:

Not sure I'll get much painting done for the next month as I'm off to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand for my holiday!

Once again, hello and thanks to all you new followers for having a look and commenting. It really does help to spurr me on to paint more stuff.



  1. Those are some nice miniatures you have there. Well done.

  2. Ooh, I like this idea. I might showcase all my stuff!

  3. Very nice looking figures. I think a showcase is a good idea. I just wish I had enough finished to show.

  4. Beautifully painted models. Is that a German plane supporting that Soviet horde?

  5. Great collection! Thanks for showing!


  6. Great looking collection you have there.

  7. Very impressive collection!! Great work!

  8. I love your Russian rules. My Panthers hate infantry! :)