Friday, April 27, 2012

Massive German reinforcement!

So, I managed to snag something this past weekend that will be doing double or triple duty for me in different games.
Dream Forge Games released a limited run of their Crusader Leviathan models in 15mm.  I managed to snag one along with some options to change up my model.

It is a huge model for 15mm, and will make a great German/Alien hybrid tech walker for Secrets of the Third Reich 1949 in 28mm.

The following pic is copyright and comes from the DreamForge Games website (used without permission here) so go see their website for more badass pictures of this model! That is a 28mm Sturmtruppen model compared to the 15mm Leviathan!

I'll try to keep a picture log as I build my copy of this massive beast.  I'm hoping it looks good in late war Ambush Camo ;)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Got my paint on today.

Some progress is being made on my SoTR stuff.
I managed to get the boots and pants done on my FJ squad today.

The squad is 12 men, which can be split up into 2x 6 man fire teams in the SoTR rules.

So, I divided the squad into a ranged support and an assault team consisting of the following:
#1 Squad leader w/SMG, 2 riflemen, 1 FG42,  LMG+loader w/rifle
#2 Corporal w/SMG, assaultman w/SMG +grenade, FG42, 2 riflemen, 1 Panzerfaust w/rifle

#1 I did their pants in the Luftwaffe blue of early FJ units

#2 I did their pants in FeldGrau (field green) another Werhmacht/FJ pant color.

All will have the same splinter camo scheme as the Panzerschreck team I already posted.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FJ test

Ok, I managed to slap some paint on a couple of FJ figs to test out my splinter pattern camo.

I think they turned out decent, so I'm going to proceed with them and finish out the squad they will be attached to.  I'm hoping to get them all done in the next week or 2.
Here they are...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

FJs! And other stuff

More on the table. I primed/based my first Fallschirmjager squad with a panzerschrek team for backup.
Once I get them done I'll have enough figures to start doing demo's of SoTR and/or teaching my friend the game.
I also picked up some 101'st Airborne and US Walker decals from Company B Games.

The 101st set came in yesterday after an apparent wormhole opened between here and Washington state. It only took one day to get halfway across the USA!

I'm going to make best use of them, but it appears a few of them got scratched or nicked in transit.
I'm hoping the walker decals I ordered get to me intact.

In other news I am getting into 15mm SciFi gaming. I never realized the plethora of 15mm sci-fi manufacturers that are around these days.  You can find just about anything you could want to play in 15mm on the web now.

  An order from Khurasan Miniatures started my infantry forces off with Federal medium infantry, and their Felid antagonists.

I plan on supplementing my Federal forces with Heavy Gear Blitz Southern Gears as light mecha and power armor, along with more Khurasan minis Grav tanks, APCs and Dropships.

My Felid forces will get some support from Critical Mass Games in the form of Protolene walkers, and jetbikes from Khurasan.

 No gaming projects would be complete without terrain. For 28mm  I have plenty of burnt out European looking buildings from an inherited set of Mordheim cardstock buildings.  Plus with some generic hills and such I can put down enough terrain now to get by.

I willl be adding some bocage and tree copses to help break things up, then get into some more buildings at some point for 28mm.

For my 15mm setup I just bought some excellent Bridge/Road terrain from Game Craft Miniatures.
I bought 2 highway approaches for their excellent Arnhem bridge set, along with their generic steel bridge.  I plan to use these in various ways on the table:  Passthrough terrain with no access aside from Jumping/flying units, high vantage points, and objectives.

I was pointed to Ebay for some interesting 15mm compatible building auctions.  Seems that in the 1960's there was a company making a line of toys called Children's Guidance.  One set was for a clip together plastic building.  I managed to score a large collection and I should be able to put together quite a few single and multi story buildings with it.

I'm still not quite sure if I want to go ahead and glue together single levels to make multi level buildings on the fly, or just make some large buildings and call it a day.

We'll see how things go. I'm getting a little more support from my wife with my hobby lately, especially since I've financed everything by selling off old Epic 40k stuff.   I guess if it doesn't come out of my wallet, she doesn't mind  ;)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

US Light Mecha

Ok, I finished painting and basing my US Airborne light mecha support. They need some decals, so I will probably hit up Company B for some of their excellent Weird War walker decals.

Here's a quick pic, and I'll get something better when I add decals to them all.