Last weekend I attended the Flames of War tournament at Attack-X. Attack-X is a small gaming convention in Kamloops, BC and ran from September 12th to 14th, 2014. The Flames of War tournament was a 1650 point late war tournament. I played a Panzer Lehr list from Panzers to the Meuse. In this blog post I'll share a recap and some pictures of each game .
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
15mm infantry are a lot of work to paint. Originally, I had aimed to paint this platoon quickly as a "speed painted" platoon to just have some infantry to put on the table. This speed platoon ended up taking me about 4 months to finish and countless hours to paint all of the details. German infantry suffers from having a huge amount of webbing and gear on them that takes a long time to finish. The infantry models are Battlefront Open Fire Grenadiers. The Sd.Kfz 250 half-tracks are from an unknown manufacturer.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Chris' Miniature Woes recently started a six month challenge to reduce your stash of unpainted miniatures. I have joined the challenge and over the next six months I will try to reduce my own collection of unpainted models. My focus will be on drastically reducing the Flames of War models that have built in to a bit of a backlog over the last two years. Read on for some pictures of my lead mountain, a painting chart of the models I have to paint, and the rules for the challenge.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I haven't actually played the Panzer Commander PC game. In this blog post I will show some pictures of my Panzer IV Company Commander and Second in Command for my Panzer Lehr Panzer Division. The tanks themselves are 15mm Plastic Soldier Company Panzer IVs. The tank commanders are plastic Battlefront models. I painted these models in hard edge camouflage to match my other Panzer IVs. With these models complete, I am one big step closer to completing my Panzer Lehr list for Attack-X in a week and a half.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Over the last year I have been slowly building a German Panzer company for Flames of War. In two weeks I will be attending Attack-X; a convention in Kamloops, BC with a five game Flames of War tournament. For a while my goal has been to field a German panzer company for this tournament. Unfortunately, I have not done much painting over the summer so I am frantically painting everything at the last moment! In this post I'll show you my list, my progress, and explain a little how I hope the list to play.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I first started playing Warhammer Fantasy in 1997. It was the magical age of "Herohammer" and goblin green bases. I first became interested in wargaming when a friend at school convinced me to start playing so he would have someone to play against. I started the painting aspect of the hobby when I received the wonderful 5th edition fantasy starter set for Christmas that year. In this blog post I will show you one of the first models I painted alongside a more recently painted Bretonnian archer from the same set.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Today I will show you how to quickly and cheaply make fields for your tables. This method can be used for any scale of game. In this case, I built my fields for 15mm games but I think they would look just fine in 28mm scale games too. This project allows you to cheaply build lots of fields for your tables. I built 12 or so fields for about $4 worth of supplies.