Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ASL scenairo Putot-em-Bessin

Here are a couple of great scenarios Normandy  8 June 1944.  More can be found here. ASL scenarios

Advance Squad Leader Tutorial

Getting back into playing ASL after 35 years away from the game. The problem I am having is finding people interested in playing the game.  ASL is basically a one on one game.  It is to me a very exciting games.  There are nail biting moments during play.  As far as I can see the game is enjoy by the older generation.  Most of the players are white heads like me.  Cruising the web I found this great tutorial on how the game works.    I'm placing the link to the PDF here ASLSK tutorial

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

I have returned

My wife and I had been on a ten days cruise in the Caribbean.  Nice cruise but the sea where not claim.  The last two we where in bad storm. The cruise had to change course out of the Atlantic to a better passage.   40 to 50 foot seas are not good for a cruise ship.   Had fun but now looking at a knee replacement.  So it is off to the doctors... Oh joy....

Image result for Royal Princess

Image result for Royal Princess

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My Type 89 Japanese tank arrived in the mail

Hurray I got my first Japanese  tank.   It is very small.  Plus all the tiny parts are going to be pain in the butt to assembly.  Next step is to buy some Japanese infantry...  Any suggestion who makes the nice 20mm miniature. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ASL Scenario from Grumble Jones

Grumble Jones blog is the go to place for ASL.  It is one of the best sites still active.  You will his blog on my side bar.  Below is one of his excellent scenarios.

Monday, January 15, 2018

1/72 IBG Type 89 Japanese Medium Tank KOU

Another resent release from IBG models.  This will be a great addition to your Japanese Army.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A look at IBG Type 94 Japanese Tankette with trailer

What a nice tiny model tank.  Also is at reasonable price to buy.  Yes mine is in the mail.  I could not resist buying one.  Next will be buying 20mm Japanese troops.  Anyone have suggest at to  what company makes Japanese Infantry

Thursday, January 11, 2018

IBG Models release 1/72 Japanese WW2 tanks

A few days back I posted the charts for Japanese tanks.  To my surprise IBG was just release two tanks and planning to release more this year.  The best part that the models are in 1/72 scale.  I know that 20mm Japanese troop are out by different companies.

Released tanks

Released for sale

Released for sale

Below are the Tanks to released later this year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Painting sand stone wall

Tip from Doug Coffey 

After casting 40 HO scale trestle footings it's time to paint.
I like the sandstone look so after spray painting a primer gray color, I went at them with several acrylic hues and an India ink/ alcohol wash.

Raw Sienna and Van Dyke brown. White for tinting.

Easy Eight Japanese and USMC Weapons Charts