18 May 2017
The painting of my Bolt Action US Army platoon is complete, a platoon headquarters, four ten man squads and Sniper, bazooka, light mortar and HMG teams. This provides the basis of my US army forces in both Bolt Action and KonFlikt'47 and now I'm getting on with the two KonFlikt'47 walkers I'm have, a coyote and a Grizzly.
I'm going to leave the flocking of the bases until after the K'47 heavy infantry squad is complete and sit down to do it in them all the bases in one block. Probably after we come back from our trip to the UK.
23 April 2017
I've been busy with work so I haven't had too much time for either gaming or working on my painting queue, but that hasn't stopped me from assuaging the lack of progress (in the painting queue at least) with the acquisition of even more loot, including some birthday loot back in March.
12 March 2017
I must have something right recently. First I scored this 'old' Army Painter display stand from the local model shop, McCann's Model World. They had got in one of the newer, larger Army Painter stands and knew that I was on the look out for a storage rack for my paint. I was thinking of buying one of those MDF lasercut ones, but this works just as well.
Next Beth flew upto Sydney for work at the start of last week, so she nipped into Hobbyco and grabbed me this ....
A 1/1000th scale Balgray from the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime series, the kit comes with a number of inscale space fighters so now it's 'carrier ops' for my 'Operation M' project.
22 February 2017
No not these kind, though they did turn up in a game of Space Munchkin. We've had a busy summer with our small herd of goats increasing with the birth of fourteen baby goats
Also we got a decent harvest of hay from the paddock, just over 700 bales. Plenty to feed the goats over winter. But of course we also managed to get a few games in, things like Stars Rebellion, Bloodbowl and Scythe.
I'm still plugging away at my Bolt Action US Army miniatures and the initial block is almost done and I've also decided to get my 15mm late war British units (Flames of War) sorted out too. I won't be doing those in a single block as I want to get back to my painting queue. Instead I'll seed a few units into the queue, stating with a eight gun 25 pounder battery.
19 December 2016
Carl dropped over for a game the other night and we played 'Flames Of War'. It was an excuse for me to resurrect my 'late-war' British army. Some time ago I had my models and miniatures neatly laid out in a tray and one of my son's friends dropped something on the tray causing some damage. Personally I think I took the mishap well. I carefully put the tray away in a cupboard and didn't look at them for a very long time (Lachlan's friend got to continue living with all his body parts in the right places as well). Anyway Carl's inexplicable enthusiasm for 'Flames Of War' has nudged me to do something about them. So armed with some glue I set about repairing the damage, which wasn't as bad as I thought, I put together an armoured squadron and had a game with Carl, during which I was throughly thrashed.
But after the game I got to thinking. It might be nice to have one more platoon of Sherman tanks and immediately reminded myself that I was in the middle of a push to finish my initial Bolt Action / KonFlikt'47 American force and once that's complete I'm heading back to my 'painting queue'. But then I noticed this at the local gaming shop, with a discount of 40% off the marked price, too good to pass up. Now I have that extra platoon and then some, that german Marder I pickup years ago will finally have some friends.
But of course it's going under the tree for Christmas, honest.
24 November 2016
I have spent the last couple of weeks visiting my parents up in Townsville, Queensland. If you look carefully in the image below you can see Townsville on the horizon, off in the distance.
While I was there a friend gave me this. My old copy of 'Ultra Modern Army Lists & Organisation. Volume 2'.
Another find to add to my growing collection on old wargaming stuff.
04 November 2016
Lachlan and I went along to to Good Games, Hobart last Wednesday night for some 'Bolt Action'. We watched a couple of games and then got stuck in ourselves.
The scenario objective was to capture or kill, preferably capture Lachlan's fallschirmjager platoon commander. Lachlan and I settled in for a game of mayhem which came to a screaming halt as my Sherman tank dropped a building own Lachlan's commander bring the game to a quick end.
'Sgt Slaughter' (that's what I'm calling the squad NCO I've mentioned in previous posts) didn't even get a look in, much to the relief of his squad.