Friday, 15 March 2013

Game at Game Chamber

Game at the Game Chamber

I offered to run a game at my FLGS (the Game Chamber) March 24th starting at 12.30 PM.

The gamers at The game chamber mainly play Science Fiction and or Fantasy (in 28mm) the only "historical" rules being played are Flames of War (in 15mm).

I thought I would offer them something different, so I chose to run a game of Battlegroup Kursk A World War 2 East Front set of rules, and a different scale, 1/72nd A.K.A. 20mm

Since most of the clientele play some version of War Hammer, I chose a rules set that uses similar processes i.e. mainly D6 rolling, cover saves, IgoUgo turn sequence.

The OoBs (Order of Battle)

Soviet Union

Total Soviet Force
A Platoon of Soviet Infantry, platoon HQ section , 4 squads, a Medium Machine gun team, a 45mm Light Mortar, and an Anti Tank Rifle team,

Two extra rifles squads and a rifle scout squad

A platoon of T34/43

Company HQ and a NKVD unit

Standing in for a BA-10 armored I'll use a BA-6 Armored car

The Germans

Total German force
Company HQ

A platoon of Infantry, the Platoon HQ with a truck, three squads, a MG34 on a tripod, a 82mm mortar, and a combat medic.

A scout rifle squad
A Mark III M Panzer
A Mark IV H Panzer

A supply truck

I still need to paint a few more Germans i.e. the mortar crew and the Company C.O. and make a supply pallet for the supply truck.

Then I'll turn my attention to terrain layout.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Stavka sends reinforcements

More Soviet infantry.

I picked up a box of Pegasus Hobbies Soviet infantry in summer dress Saturday. I then washed them and glued them to pennies that evening. I also added  a few figures from Plastic Soldier Company's Soviet Heavy weapons box.

I started painting them Sunday noon, by dinner time they were painted, that evening I glued sand to their bases.

Monday I painted the living room ceiling, while it was drying I used some Army Painter Quick Shade (Strong tone) ink/wash whatever they call it, in lieu of my minwax Polyshades miracle dip.

Fit for the battlefield, once I green wash the sand.

Pegasus Hobbies Soviet Summer infantry

Pegasus Hobbies Soviet Summer infantry

PSC's Soviet Heavy weapons figures

PSC's Soviet Heavy weapons figures

I didn't paint a few of the Pegasus Hobbies figures as I didn't have enough bottle-caps to blue tack my bases to.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hotlead coming soon

Hotlead 2013

For those that don't know what Hotlead is, it is a miniature war games convention that takes place last weekend of March in Stratford, Ontario.

They can be reached at Hotlead,ca

For the first time in several years I have opted to not run a game, primarily because the last couple of years I've run or helped run games, the players are the same guys I game with in town.

Two years ago 2 of the 4 players were locals from London, then on the Sunday we had just one guy play (my co-host played him), last year 4 of the 6 players were Londoners that I regularly game with, and I stayed home Sunday.

It's a bit of work to design, and play test a decent game then transport it to the con, set up, run the game, then pack it up again, and at the same time get some shopping in and making sure nothing disappears, not that the last has happened to me, but a buddy of mine had some of his figures vanish, in his first and only convention attendance. Then if there is anything I want to take the Bring and Buy I have to sort that out, label, tag and fill out paperwork.

This year I had planned on going just to play and shop, but looking at the PEL I think I'll just go to shop, none of the games really appeal to me.

Instead I'll run a game at The Game Chamber on Sunday and see if I can recruit some people for the HGA.

What I've been doing

What I've been doing

When in previous posts I said I hadn't done any war gaming related things I was exaggerating slightly.

Since August, I was doing stuff, but I would sit down, do a little bit and lose interest after a few minutes.

Recently I finished off a bunch of things that had been sitting around.

The rest of my Plastic Soldier Company Late war German Infantry, the SMG ers

The rest of my Plastic Soldier Company Late war German Infantry, the Rifle armed troops

A Pair of Armourfast Pnathers

Trumpeter Sturmgeshutze III A

Italeri Opel Blitz Ambulance

A pair of Armoufast Sd.Kfz 251/1, technically not finished I need to add the MGs

A pair of Pegasus Hobbies Soviet BA-6 Armored cars