Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year, Comrades!

As the year wraps up I can recap what came off the bench this year, about 1500 figures (although quite a few of these are wee):

6mm: 90 foot, 67 vehicles - all WW2 and modern microarmor
10mm: 655 foot, 37 mounted - all Imperial Romans
15mm: 135 foot, 45 mounted, elephant - a couple of DBA armies
1/72: 225 foot, 47 mounted, 7 arty, 3 guns, 2 tanks - mostly Napoleonics and WW2
28mm: 193 foot, 57 mounted, 3 monsters, 2 chariots, gun - Some fantasy stuff for HOTT and ancients
Total: roughly 1500 figs - 1308 foot, 185 mounted, 86 other

I also managed to play 39 games of DBA with the following armies, and the dice were kind 31 times:

Early Achaemenid Persian: 2-0
Late Achaemenid Persian: 1-0
Abysinnians: 5-3
Early Imperial Roman: 8-1
Sassanid Persian: 2-0
Ancient Britons: 5-2
Teutonics: 5-1
Later Swiss: 1-1
Dacians: 1-0
Marian Rome: 1-0
New games I tried this year included Fireball Forward (a keeper), War and Conquest (meh - not sure if it tops WAB for me), Lasalle (good), Fistful of Tows (OK) and I played a lot of Command and Colors (Ancients and Napoleonics) and Memoir '44. 

Over the holidays I finished this batch of 1/72 Soviets for a 1941 scenario I think I will run using Fireball Forward at the next club night, the guns and infantry figs are from Plastic Soldier Company and are very good, the BT-7 and BA-6 are Pegasus, and the ruined building is a very nice Italeri kit that I picked up from chum Mark- nice!







 

Happy New Year from the boys (should have named them Jeff and Akbar...)


10 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Are the Soviets using a captured German oak 37 or is there some look-alike that I've forgotten (most WW2 kit has been dropped from RAM as I age)?

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  2. These are some mighty fine painted figures and vehicles!

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  3. It's looks very similar, I think the Sovs must have copied the carriage from the Germans - one gun is a M1937 45mm anti-tank gun, the other is an M1943 76mm infantry gun (same carriage, shorter barrel - crew in caps).

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  4. Thanks! Love the early war stuff - I know that BTs and BAs were rubbish, but they look so cool.

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  5. Well done Dave, WOW your 1500 figures even if they are wee, sure makes my paltry 150 lame. Ahh well maybe if I add yours, carry the 7 it will equal out.
    Looking forward to another year of grand gaming.

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  6. What have you used as shells?

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  7. James, the extra shells (spent and full) as well as ammo boxes come on the sprues in the Plastic Soldier Company gun kit. It's excellent value for modelling or gaming - 4 gun carriages each with 3 barrel options (45L, 45LL and 76).

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    1. That makes things easier then. They have moved straight to the top of my "to-buy" list. Also, what have you used to base the guns? What have you used for the ground texture?

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    2. These are based on round bases similar to the laser cut ones you can get from Minibits (http://www.minibits.net/MDF-Bases-c9/). I use plain old tile grout to texture the base, paint it, then glue the painted figures directly on.

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  8. Thanks Terry - my numbers are inflated by the 1/72 and 10mm stuff which is just blocked, highlighted and washed - quick and dirty. I would never be able to paint that many 28s.

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