Some additions to the Club’s WWII vehicle selection. British, desert camo: 3x Matilda II Grant Lee Crusader M4 Sherman 4x Universal Carrier Daimler Mk II Armoured Scout Car LRDG Chevrolet Truck LRDG Willy’s Jeep British, green camo Bishop (25-pdr on Carrier Valentine) Leyland Retriever Truck French Somua S35
Some additions to the Club’s WWII Axis vehicle selection. German, winter camo SdKfz 265 panzerbefehlswagen (command Pz I) SdKfz 250 Pak 36 Pak 42 Motorcycle with sidecar German Jagdtiger Panzerjäger I SdKfz 265 panzerbefehlswagen (command Pz I) Pz I Pz II SdKfz 251 Kübelwagen Motorcycle with sidecar Japan Type 1 Ho-Ni I tank destroyer (75mm)
Here is a short video tutorial on how to make realistic wire spears for your miniatures. In this example we use Pendraken 10 mm League of Augsburg figures and 30 mm spears.
I finished Louis XIV’s Regiment Lorraine in 10mm scale. I used 32 figures from the excellent Pendraken League of Augsburg range, my first choice for the army of the Sun King.
I started painting some of Pendraken’s excellent League of Augsburg 10 mm figures. I thought that lace wars would be a good colourful era after ACW. So of course the first unit on my table was a French regiment. They are grey. Well, some Dutch next I suppose.
Our roving reporter Aksu popped over to Colours at Newbury Racecourse to pick up some Pendraken goodies. On several occasions fellow gamers were overheard to say “Wargames conventions used to smell like BO. Now they smell like laser cut MDF. ” Indeed, amazing variety and great quality ready cut houses and other terrain are now available. We are being spoiled.
We finally had a chance to try out Too Fat Lardies’ excellent Chain of Command rules. PetriH brought out his massive collection of finely crafted Eastern Front 20 mm figures. Much fun was had.
This is a video of a small diorama set up with the terrain and figures we use for our 10 mm Longstreet games. Please enjoy and leave your comments below.
Enjoying a murky holiday making fences for the upcoming grand finale of our Longstreet campaign. If you enjoy repetitive but therapeutic tasks like this you might want to check out Magnus Mills’ novel The Restraint of Beasts about men who make fences.
Our roving reporter Aksu had the chance to visit Salute at London Excel a while back. He managed to take his moving picture camera along and created this film for us: