Thursday, January 28, 2016

Up date of M113 Vietnam and other vehicle decals

 I contacted the owners of Mecdecal.   Suggested that he should make all the decal set in 15mm-1/100 scale. He replied the back that this was s great suggestion. And would be talking to his partner.  My suggestion is that if you want these email them at one of the address below..

Saturday, January 23, 2016

M113 Vietnam Decals... Plus more

 Some of my friend are gaming in the Vietnam era.   Found this set of decals for Vietnam M113 but they are in 1/35 scale & 1/72 scale. Plus many more Vietnam era vehicles.  But maybe some one can reduce the size to 15mm scale.
 Here is your chance to make some bad ass  vehicles.

These and more can be found at MecModels.    click on the link to Mec Models

Monday, January 18, 2016

50K of views. Hurray!

I finally hit 50k in visitors of my blog.  It only took about 5 years.  Thanks for coming by and taking a look at my ramblings..

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Creating 6mm Highways for the Cold War area

Found this on my facebook page.   The group is called 6mm wargaming and terrain.  The group has a lot of nice tips for building terrain.   Below is a a two lane highway.   Simple and quick to build.

. The asphalt is just 320 grit sandpaper split in two, making each two lane about 19mm, which seemed fine. Based black, painted gray with a "wet drybrush" and finally a light gray on top of that. Fine sand glued on, drybrushed with cheap acrylics and finally some static and clump foliage added.

Now no excuses for not having nice roads on the battle field.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

28 mm dreadnoughts battle update 2016 Spartacon

Antons just post the complete AAR of the German vs French dreadnought battle.   It this game I was the commander of the Blitz.   The naval was a blast :)   

Spartacon Dreadnought battle.

That is not Santa it the table it me the Commander of the fearsome Blitz.

A little Bolt Action humor

Sometimes Bolt action player get into the battle at hand.  The best part is the explaining the game to someone new..  Or not..

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lend Lease Russian Sherman pull of a blog

Wow,   they recovered this sherman in 2012.   You can see where the Sherman took a hit in the turret.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

River wars WW1 rules book

Posting this for my good friend Anton.   This is your type of battles.   After yesterday great Dreadnought battle I figure you might like this rule set.

 River Wars" covers naval engagements on the Danube and other European waters. The supplement includes a host of new rules covering mines and torpedoes, troops on shore, land based features and targets and the riverine environment.  Data tables are included for over thirty new ship and vessel types from the navies of the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey.

River Wars can be had for the price of $2.50 from Wargame Vault.  That is less the price of a gallon of gas or Bar Burger...

Two further supplements are envisaged, one covering riverine actions in the Russian Civil War, the other expanding the campaign settings in Africa.

Spartacon 2016

Check your 6  game

 Spartacon was a lot of fun this year.  The game tables where packed with players.  Being slow to figure out what I wanted to play the tables fill fast.  I manage to get into a Check you 6 game.  Having the game for several years, I never played it.
 The airwar game game can be very technical.  At the same time very realistic.  Tom who was the game master ran us through the basics and we where off.   Having picked P-47s I figured I would be able to do some damage.  But this is where the pilot rate makes or breaks you flight.  My pilots ended up being Zero and a plus1.  Zero equals green as grass rookie.   +1 pilot equals a guy with a few missions under his belt.  It didn't take long that my P 47 couldn't turn, but had some speed. Second fighting a +2 veteran and +3 ace.   I was pretty well toast.  But I did get a lucky engine hits on a +2 FW190.   Shortly after that the ace ... well you can figure out what happened to my flight.

P-51 +2 pilot hit.

Left upper corner fleeing FW-190.  The P-51 pilot in his last few seconds. My P-47 just a flash before it explodes.

Massive early desert war Italians vs the British.  The paint figures and armor are amazing.

A picture of the stat cards for the game.  Not sure of the rule set.

Massive ancients battled

Bolt action Pacfic war battle.  Lots of players yell Banzai later in the game
 Now the large 28mm dreadnought battle.   The playing area was 60 feet by 40 feet.  Had a blast playing this battler.  It was the German Colonial fleet vs the French fleet.  Lots of surprises, drama and stress.   Being a german player we decide to attack the French cruiser.   The four ships race to attack the French Cruiser only to find out is was a battle ship.   How you say ?  When we got hit by 13 guns that out ranged us by 4 feet.    There will be a full account of the battler on Antons blog at a future date.  So won't give into the details.   But I can say the German where lucky to sink the French Battle ship  
The German battle group.  One torpedo boat, a protected cruiser, torpedo cruiser and heavy cruiser.

The French  battleship, heavy cruiser and torpedo cruiser

French fleet advancing

This German gunboat with 13 inch guns turned out to be the hero of the German fleet

The Thor getting hit.  and laughing off the damage

The end of the Thor with the captain leaving the ship.

The badly maul French ships.  The was done by the Panther and Thor.

The final second of the French battle ship sinking below the sea.  The mauled German fleet pulls out a victory.

War game luck video

I knowing that this happened to everyone that played a war game.  It seem there is one figure on the battlefield that is invincible.  You shoot at him, throw grenades at him and mortar rolls.  And still he keeps coming.  The figure that hit after hit...This nothing.  Why because you dice roll stink..   Hope you get a good laugh out of this.

Crazy Russian

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Team Yankee M163 VADS and M901 ITV platoon

Just received the Team YankeeM163 VADS and M901 ITV platoon.   I'm impressed! They are the nicest models in 1/100 scale.  I had planned to wait for Khurasan to product the M901ITV.   With the unknown waiting period for some of their coming items I opted for the new Battle front.

 The best part is I have already a lot of unbuild M113 for the IDF.   With these I now can get 4 of each types built.   M163 VADS  I can make a couple for the IDF which received these in 1975.  The others for my cold war army that I'm building...

  On off to the modeling table to built this new toys.

 Scan of the parts

What I what to make.


Above photos are from Dutch modeling site.