Thursday, 22 September 2016

For Sale 1/72 20mm African T62

Folks this vehicle is surplus to my requirements, its the Esci 1/72 T62 painted as a heavily worn African mbt. I bought the vehicle assembled and its been repainted by myself using my usual selection of filters, washes, chipping, oil spills and pigments. message me if your interested in adding this to your 20mm warlord forces. Dougie

Thursday, 15 September 2016

20mm Argentine Infantry Test figures

These 8 guys are Liberation and I've went for a generic look of Olive green uniforms and Woodland pattern helmet covers. They'll be seeing service at Pebble Island, Goose Green, Longdon and other places. Rolf, if you're reading this, you need to do a GPMG team, .30 cal and .50cal teams and some mortar/gun crews ;) Dougie

Monday, 5 September 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016

Sgts' Mess

Just a quick update, not ordered any products from Sgts' Mess before but I've very impressed! Parcel arrived within 48hrs, a small order of 20mm goodies for Winter of '79.
A Flying Pig, 2 LandRover Snatchs, some UK small arms and a sheet of number plate decals. The vehicles are nicely done and very reasonable, updates as I build them. The link for sgts' Mess is below;
Sgts' Mess
 A decal sheet featuring the "Confidential number line" would be a nice extra ! Dougie

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

"No End In Sight" rules and a small scenario

Been a while since my last post so here's an update on what I've been wargaming. Regular readers will know I've always been quite taken with the systems of Ivan Sorensen and his latest Cold War/Contemporary Platoon level system, "No End In Sight" is no exception. If you are at all interested in Cold War/Contemporary conflicts you need a copy of these rules. They are available to download at Wargames Vault, the link is below;
No End in Sight
If you like accurate results you'll love this system, gamers who prefer gameier sytems probably won't be as keen!
We played out a small scenario from the Force on Force Road to Baghdad book, "The Crown Jewel", which pits a USMC Squad in their LVTP7 executing a "coup de main" at an Iraqi Oil pumping station defended by a Ba'ath Party Death Squad and a unit of Saddam Fedayeen. On to the photos, scale is 20mm and the board's only3'x3' ! Dougie
The set up, the locked compound consists of a large admin building, the 2 pump houses are behind it. The Ba'athists start the game in the admin building and the Fedayeen are in the Palm grove, the USMC squad enters the table opposite the main gate. The Iraqi player needs to destroy the pump houses, The US player needs to prevent this.
 The LVTP7 crashes the main gate the the marines deploy
 The Fedayeen move towards the rear gate
 After entering the compound the track comes under RPG fire luckily it missed!

End of the scenario, the Iraqis tried hard to blow the pump houses but the quality of the US forces showed, the stress mounted on both Iraqi units severely limiting their responses.

 The game coped with the scenario well and NEIS is highly recommended!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

20mm Falklands Paras

I've been looking for some suitable 20mm figures to represent Airborne Forces during the Falklands campaign for some time. Regular readers of this blog will know that I've painted Liberation, Britannia, Elhiem,  and a few other manufacturers but these have always generally represented  BAOR types with the old 44 pattern helmet or a very heavily scrimmed helmet that is accurate for the North German plain but doesn't have the Airborne Ally look that I was after. There's a photo here that illustrates what I'm describing.
I recently put an order into RH Models who produce Liberation and I came across a new pack of figures, code FalksquV helmet variant to Falk1, I ordered a pack and my view that, although not described as such, Rolf has modelled the Airborne helmet on these figures. There's a close up of one of the pack figures below. So another order will be going in with some extras to cover head swops for other packs and my long planned Longdon project can get underway. Thanks Rolf !