Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Lookie what my beloved got me for Chistmas today! 7 LVT's plus a couple of landing craft, two Japanese tanks and a truck. Thank you Bear!
Cole got a pile of modern stuff from Mojo, Stan Johanson and Empress Minis.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Here is a few pictures of my first phase of Pacific WW2 figures completed. They are a mixture of metal manufacturers. All are 20mm scale.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I ran a really fun rear guard action scenario using out Bolt Action rules. Had a lot of fun with my son Cole and Steve Miller. My youngest even helped me out for about a third of the way through the game! Lol.
I set up a quick game to play last Saturday evening. I used my available British figures and what support I could scrape up. It worked well since the Brits would have to make do with 3 squads, 1 MMG team, 3 six pounder AT guns, a light vickers tank and an air support FO for a strafing run.
The IPA had 5 strong infantry squads, 3 light anti-tank guns, 1 medium Howitzer, a sniper team, and 3 MMG teams. All for the offensive! Banzai!!!
The game started well for the Brits as the Japs suffered some casualties while advancing. Their objective was simple. Brush aside any resistance in front of them and press on down Singapore road.
After turn three it was apparent that the Japs were stacking up the British right flank and was intending to shatter the defenders on that side.
The Brits called in their one airstrike and landed it right on the money! 11 hits on a squad only to roll horrible for casualties! Uh only 2 KIA's. :-(
That hurt the chances for a stiff British defense. Within 3 more turns the Japs did what they intended to do. They shattered and routed the entire British right flank.
In the end the British were overrun and either captured, killed or escaped to fight another day. Even the little vickers tank was destroyed.
Very fun time had by all and the game played smooth.
Next game will be the British holding a rubber tree plantation with plenty of support!
Friday, December 5, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Prime coated all the Marines today. I used a rustoleum primer&paint spray that is good for metal and plastic since I have figures of both materials. This spray paint needs really shook up. I had a couple of bursts of tan come out! Had to shake a bunch more & then it was fine. The color is 'Oregeno'.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The first wave 45 Japanese 20mm figures is complete. My second wave is almost done now. They number 52. This will give enough for some good size Bolt Action games plus I am starting play Chain of Command as well. Steve Miller has about 100 Japanese figures as well.
Next pic is a sneak look at the opposition.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Working on some pacific war stuff presently. I decided to dive into 20mm scale skirmish using Bolt Action as well as Chain of Command. Just started on my Japanese.
I will post some more as I keep working.