Wednesday, December 31, 2014

French Infantry 1940

Painted and based two battalions for Command Decision-Test of Battle.  15mm
Minis are Old Glory, guns by Quality Castings/Battle Honors

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Best Snowy Base

Trying a few different ways to get snowy bases.  Left hand technique is white glue (that dries clear) and Woodland Scenics Snow.  Center technique is white glue, brown ballast, and then latex paste (dries white)  as partial cover and snow.  Right hand technique is latex paste and snow.

Center and right techniques could complement each other on the tabletop.  I think those are the techniques I'll go with.

Minis are WWII winter Soviets, 15mm from Peter Pig.

On To Bastogne!

A heavy recon group moves up the road to reach Bastogne or some snowy place in December 1944.  Minis are Bolt Action 1/56th products.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Dead and the Dying

Scene on the outskirts of town after a skirmish by chasseurs.  Chasseur casualty figures by AB Miniatures.

Monday, October 6, 2014

4th Swiss Infantry Regiment serving in the French Army 1809.  Regiment fought in the Peninsula in the opening battle of Rolica.
Fusiliers, Voltigeur, and Grenadiers from Eureka/AB Miniatures, 18mm

French Artillery Limber

Napoleonic French Artillery Limber.  Minis are 18mm AB Miniatures from Eureka.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

French Legere and Ligne Troops

Just off the painting table. . .




Minis are AB Miniatures, 18mm size.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Battle for Atlanta, Fire and Fury Style

A few of us got together to refight the Battle for Atlanta using Fire and Fury miniature wargaming rules.  Battle finds the Yankees thick in their trench lines facing the (off-table) Confeds in their trench lines.

When suddenly out the trees on the Yankee flank a horde of yellin' rebels appear, a la Chancellorsville.  "Remember Hood's Leg," they are yelling, or something like that.

Yankee rearguards falls back and the Yankee left collapses.  Gen. Blair is pulling Yankees out of the trenches to stop the flanking rebels, but this just entices another corps of rebels to come at the trench line.  It is murder first of the Rebels but then they get through the Yankee line and start their own round of murder.

The Yankees are hard pressed and begin falling back though the Confeds are already in their rear.

A last desperate attempt by the Yankees will be made to secure their line of communication or else it will be a Rebel victory.  We still need to play a few more turns.

Roxanne Patton prepared the terrain using blue foam and dremel router.  Needs so finishing touches and then I suspect it will be convention bound.    Spaghetti dinner courtesy Scott Bishop.  Big bottle of red wine by Roxanne.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Portuguese Infantry 1809-1811.

Portuguese Infantry such as fought with Wellington in Spain 1809-1811.  Miniatures are AB Miniatures, 18mm size.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Out for a Joy Ride

A couple of German Generals enjoying a ride in a Mercedes sedan.  Car and figures by Battle Honors.  25mm (1/56th).