Saturday, November 26, 2016

Painting a Napoleonic Naval Starter Pack from Langton Miniatures

I noticed a Ship on Mike's TV cabinet and thought it would be nice to paint some. He has the British starter pack, so I decided to buy the Spanish starter pack. Francis is in England so he was nice enough to buy some for me and my sister brought it over when she came for a visit.

The starter set comes with four 1:1200 scale ships. If you have never built something at this scale I can tell you it is very hard. One ship basically comes with a hull and three masts. You must then attach the sales to the masts. Hopefully I got them right. Then you must attach strings to the ship and mast and then the rat lines. On a scale of 1 to ten for difficulty, I would say that this is very close to 10.

I used this link to help me along.

This is my first ship. (1st Rate)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Painting Flames of War Rudel Ju87 G Aircraft

Francis gave me a Ju87 G Aircraft last year. 

As can be seen in the following link

Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel is mounted in a Ju-87G Stuka. He may join a Panzer Kampfgruppe (page 68 of Desperate Measures) or a Panzergrenadier Kampfgruppe (page 72 of Desperate Measures) for +175 points.

Rudel flew 2530 combat missions claiming at least 2000 targets destroyed. These included 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, nine aircraft, four armoured trains, several key bridges, a destroyer, two cruisers, and the Soviet battleship Marat.

It was not very hard to paint. Basically used Vallejo Luftwaffe Cam green(823) and Reflective Green (890) for the cam and Flat Yellow (953).

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Painting Bolt action

Finish painting my little 1000 point bolt action force.

Head Quarters, FOO, and Rocket Launcher

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Painting Flames of war, bolt action, and saga stuff

My wife had left for the cottage last weekend so I had time to paint a few miniatures. First job was to paint some additions for my British flames of war army for the BATTLEAXE campaign. Next I painted a wandering bard I got as prize for the last SAGA tournament. Finally I started painting the Bolt action miniatures I got as a Christmas gift about 10 months ago.

Not bad for a weekends work.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Painting a Viking Army for Saga Tournament and Campaign

So our Club Ottawa Miniature Gamers is doing a Saga Tournament on 6 November 2016 and is starting a Saga Campaign in January 2017. This gave me a reason to start painting my first Viking army.

Here is a picture of my entire force

Egil Skallagrimsson
Two hearthguard units


Two more units of hearthguards

Unit of warriors

Another unit of warriors

Third unit of warriors


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Painting 8th Army "Desert Rats" Motor Company

I have finally painted the entire box set. Just in time for our BATTLEAXE desert campaign. I will not be able to use the Shermans, but everything else is good. Thanks again to Francis for buying the box.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Painting 8th Army "Desert Rats" Motor Company

There are four boxes in the 8th Army box set. The next box I tackled was the Lorried Motor Company. This is always a little hard because there are so many infantry to paint. In this set I had to paint 60 infantry figures and 9 vehicles.

Complete box set

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Painting British 8th Army Motor Company Flames of War

There are four boxes in the 8th Army box set. This set was given to me by Francis. I am trying to finish the entire box set by the time our Battle Axe campaign starts in October.

First one I tackled is the Royal Horse Artillery Battery.

This is a photo of the complete box Artillery Battery

This is a closeup of the 25 pounder gun

A closeup of the staff table, Battery commander and the observer team

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Painting Fire and Sword Podjazd Koronny Starter Box

Mike gave me, a while back, a Polish Skirmish Box to paint. I started then got distracted by Team Yankee, then the Trojan Saga Campaign. I finally got around to finishing my little army.

The game is on Wednesday. I think I have a flag that might be upside down. Hard to say because the writing is in both directions.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Trojan campaign first day game 2

For the second game I was matched with an equal renown warrior. Duncan had a slightly higher renown. I think he had 14. I had 12. We were both able to have two divine interventions.

The game starts with choosing the aggressor. Duncan won the roll. Next we see if the defender wants to "parle". We both had two hearth guards that were wounded from the last battle. No reason to "parle".

Next the aggressor rolls for the scenario. Duncan rolled for the Assault at Dawn. This is from the crescent and cross rule book. I had never played this. Basically we put counters on the field of battle vice our units. So we have no idea what we are attacking till we get 6 inches from the counter.

This was very different.

Duncan advanced in the woods and I advance just out of reach.

You can see two counters on the near left. One of my hearth guards and one warrior unit have been discovered. I was being really cautious as last game I almost lost my hero one turn 2.

The Second turn Duncan attacks with his large hearth guards. He uses his divine intervention to make an extra move with no fatigue, but I use my divine intervention to counter charge. My hearth guard does surprising well and kill many stands.

Duncan warrior allows him to make several moves without taking any fatigue. He decides to attack my hearth guards and makes them retreat. He becomes bold and attacks my warriors. Somehow my warriors had the hand of god guiding there strikes. They manage to strike down the hero.

The next turn I finish off another unit and Duncan's forces are on the retreat.this unit. The gods continued to smile at my warriors and I ended up killing all Duncan's units minus his levies. The game ended when I killed his last warriors. I finished with an additional 14 renown (3 minor victory, 4 for killing 4 units, 2 for winning against a higher renown, 1 for taking out opposing warlord, and 4 for loot.) for a total of 26. I am now in the category Opening Epic book.

We then rolled for casualties. I had two hearth guards that are too badly wounded to play next game.

Saga Trojan Campaign first day

We had a day at the club today. Nick organised the Trojan campaign based on Saga rules plus a lot of added rules.

This is the link to the campaign rules

The first game I played against George. He was the aggresor and he roled for the clash of the warlords. In is the Saga rule book page 62. Basically we have to kill the warlords.

Since this is the first game our heros have no abilities. (They are basic warlords) The intent with this campaign is for the heros to gain renown.

We forgot to role for a good god rule.

So the game started with the forces deployed as shown here

George's forces are on the left and mine are on the right. You can see in the foreground the two levy units. George has some  hearth guard in the middle. Paris and 4 hearth guard are in chariots in the middle right. I have a huge hearth guard unit on the far side off the map and George has his hero and mounted hearth guard off the map on the left.

The first turn for both sides saw each side just move forward.

The second saw Paris attack with his mounted hearth guard side by side. On the next turn George attacked Paris but was not able to kill him. Two warriors step in front and took the spear hits.

This was a close call and George only had 4 hits out of a possibility of 16 roles. He needed a 5 to hit, so maybe this was average.

The third turn was the turning point of the battle. My huge hearth guard Unit started killing units one after the other. My huge warrior unit did the same. George was not very lucky on his rolls and my god was on my side.

In the end George was left with one warrior unit, his levy unit, and his hero. He retreated to the corner and was very hard to hit. I gained 11 renown for a total of 12 and George I think stayed at the same renown. gaining 12 renown I am in the "I new him when he was little category. Basically gives me two divine interventions next game. I chose Eyes of the God which gives me an interrupt, and Strength of the gods which removes a fatigue. Since my hero needs to have zero fatigue for his abilities to work, this looked like a good choice.

Trojan Campaign

I completed my Trojan Force

I chose Paris as my hero.  Here is the force

The Hero Paris

Paris with four HearthGuard Units

Warrior Units followed by a Unit of Levy (Slingers)

In the trojan campaign the Hero does not cost anything, so the first game I will be able to bring 3 Hearth Guard units, two warrior units, and one levy Unit.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Trojan Saga Campaign

I have started putting together my SAGA troops.

Probably going with

1 Unit of Levies (12 models)
2 Units of Warriors (16 models total)
3 Units of Hearthguard (12 models total)
1 Warlord

One of the Units of Hearthguard will also be modelled in Chariots. (Four horses and 4 models)
The Warlord will also be modelled in a Chariot. (Two more horses)

So it looks like 41 Units, 6 horses, and three chariots. First game is 1 June.

I have built the first warrior and hearthguard unit.

The building and painting begins.

Frostgrave Warband

I completed my Frostgrave warband to be able to play against Mike on Wednesday.

From left to right. (Apprentice, Thug, Infantryman, Treasure Hunter, Archer, Thief, Warhound, Wizard, Crossbowman, and another Thief)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Painting Frostgrave Soldiers

Mike gave me some Frostgrave Soldiers that I decided to paint. I have Eight to paint. Here are the first two.

A Thug and a Treasure Hunter.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Painting Team Yankee - Potecknov's Bears

I managed to get through the starter box of the Soviet breakthrough force.

T 72 Tanks

T 72 closeups

Mi-24 HIND

Entire force

Now am ready to play against Mike.