Thursday, January 28, 2016

Going Microarmor for modern wargaming - Heroics & Ros stuff, updated

Group picture, got advice to lighten the colors, which I did..

Decided the newest BF venture doesn't look that good on table or wallet, so after seen the WWPD guys AAR with 6mm minis, I was sold.

Takes some time to get the idea how to paint these, and in reality nobody can see details from 1m range anyway. Here are some of mine US stuff, all from H&R. Will put more pics up in near future.

M2/M3 with first color added, no stats in team yankee yet.

M109, needs some work still. 

M1A1 (Will be proxy for all Abrams)

M901 ITV the hammerhead can be put to any length you want, it goes through. 

M163 Vulcan Aid Defense System

AH-1 Cobra, with rotor from Hurlbat , the stand is medium Dropzone commander stand.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Push to Meuse versus Bad language

Just a quick one, sorry no pics. Invited a friend over to have a game between two always attacking, spearheading medium tank lists.

2 PzivJ
4 PzivJ
4 PzivJ
4 PzivJ
Full aufk
Puma patrol
Nebs trucks




2 Easy8

2 easy8

3 armored mortars plus .50
3 m4a3 105mm
Vet cavalry recon
3 Priests with m4a3


As both list are always attack, we rolled and PTTM got to defend in Fighting withdrawal.

The game was a nailbiter, on my turn 8 I managed to hunt down a panzer to force first platoon morale, which he failed and, starting his turn, the company morale.

Make the 4+ to win, otherwise lose, can't be better than that after hard fought 8 turns, and the confident German rolls.... A 3!!!!

Both lists have a lot of potential and really are something that can give battle to both. They also come from Mr.Willcox list ideas, so probably are not for everybody, we really had a lot of fun, even if my wife was very, very angry. ;)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sigh, getting old, forgot the title. :P Anyways, FAQ/LFTF updated.

FAQ updated with September additions, added the EW books to the mix while at it.

Bigger things were:

  • Clarifying who always attacks/defends in v2 based lists.
  • Aircraft gets shot at any part of the model
  • Sending Supply vehicles to the rear

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gaming models Shermans, Jumbos, Easy 8's, Priests and staff. Updated pics.

In the wise words of ZZ top:
When you get up in the morning and the light is hurt your head

The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap Shermans
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!

Bought lot of US stuff from Greg, and I have painting these and added .50 cals and some troops for the Priests/Jeeps. I have used both BF and Dom's decals here, I put some new pics ups, as the sun is up now, even here north.

So, this is where they stand now. Still some work needed, but as people want to see cheaper options for their toys, I'll update this now.

Patton, Jumbos, AOP and Easy eights, everybody say cheese!

Troops are from BF.

Lot of staff with CT tanks.

Waiting for 9.7.2015 when the JT's burn. ;)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lessons from the Front, FAQ by BF, updated

Hi all,

Did rather big update for the LFTF post, added the last from BF, took out something that's not needed anymore, AND added links for the thing. Plus did lot of work with unified to text....

Improved, unified FAQ with links to content here.

No now you don't need to find what you are doing by ctrl+F but can use those links, life is easy.

Feel free to copy anything from that if it helps, I myself think it's more easy to check the page than the pdf by Battlefront.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Royale with cheese, or, Patton con queso.

All this talk about cheese makes me hungry, but I'll give some response to the over-confident teuton. I have two games with Americans under my belt, and the other one was year ago with MW ARC in scenario games day at the club. That isn't much, but the ' Lucky 7th' is a joy to play, so I'm not too worried.

The Jumbo looses a lot of its OP versus AT17, But should be good for killing the rest, also, reserves with defender can really bite the remagen Cats where it hurts. I have olento smoke, and those cats are ReluctanT. If I was making list versus these JTs, I probably Would take no Jumbos, and using the Detroit Plus spearhead to be in flank as fast as possible. Maybe having some 155mm guns, air support or infantry also. But that's not this cheese. So we will go where the angels dare, and put some 76mm rounds Where they don't want them.

Bricks of Cheese

So, we are to have a match of Flames of War with Mikko H in near future to find out which list has more Cheese, 7th AD or 2./512 Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung.

Naturally I'm going to command the Big German Cats (with Cheese). I take this as an opportunity to sharpen my skills with Big Cats. It's also an opportunity to find a playable and joyable list with fewer points that I've customed with. My normal points limit being 1900 and our game being 1780.

So will I win? Yes. With His German Cheeseness (by rules), Ace of Aces, Herr Oberleutnant Carius as my commander in the field, I have no doubt of that. Backed up by his friends in their German Cheese Bricks (aka Jagdtigers). And a bunch of other stuff I won't be revealing just yet.

German Brick Cheese brought to you by Nasonville Dairy

So why Jagdtigers are Bricks of Cheese? Well, for starters they have impervious Front Armor of 16. Second they have the meanest gun of all, Anti-Tank 17, Firepower 2+, Breakthrough Gun, a bane to any tank, infantry or gun team. And third, Carius has perhaps the best special rule ever: Setting Up The Shot. Ignore concealment given by terrain and thus ignore Gone to Ground, and ignore +1 to hit for long range. And fourth, they are big metal boxes that look like and could be cheese.

Sadly after some whining in the forums Carius' special rule was nerfed "a bit" in the latest Lessons From The Front.

Enemy teams do not receive Concealment when shot at by Carius.

Enemy teams do not receive Concealment from terrain when shot at by Carius.

I know it was done in pure essence of game stability. But it still is a great rule, no concealed and GtG for tanks except when Carius is being smoked. It's the infantry and gun teams that benefit the most of this. Now dug in infantry will be concealed and GtG in the open, as long as they don't shoot, so only max 6' to hit if shooting at veteran infantry.

So let the army with most Cheese win! We all know the result, don't we? ;)

And something about cheese. I think this is the best cheese I've ever tasted, sorry it's not German but Norwegian cheese:

Brought to you by Tine from Norway