Tuesday, 15 January 2019

28mm Chechen Command element

Just about there with my Chechens, a 4 figure command/HQ element, Red Star figures gifted by a friend, first off a 2 figure base with the blokes refering to a map of central Grozny.

 Holding the Green Red and White
 Leader

Sunday, 16 December 2018

28mm Chechen PKM Gunners

A gaming buddy, who's building the Russian forces for the Chechen War, gave me some Red Star Chechens that he didn't want, which came in handy for the PKM gunners. A prone pair and a couple of gunners to support my forces so far. Dougie




Friday, 7 December 2018

CoC 28mm German Infantry

My son has recently completed a 28mm late war US Airborne Platoon for Chain of Command using the new Empress late war Yanks. He bought me some of the matching German Volksgrenadiers which I 'll be using to make up the platoon. I decided to paint them as Waffen SS, now some of the figures, designed as Army troops, are wearing the hooded M1943 winter tunic which the SS didn't use, I've got round this by painting them as the SS reversible padded winter hooded jacket. I wanted a very late war ad-hoc look to the platoon and I've organised them with a single MG42 per squad.
Anyhoo here's the first squad painted my new quick method of blocking colours in then washing, not as detailed but much quicker ! Dougie



Friday, 30 November 2018

Another 10 Chechens

These figures finish off the Chechens from the first kickstarter. Dougie



Saturday, 10 November 2018

Next 8 Chechens

The next 8 Tiny Terrain Chechens from the 1st Kickstarter. Dougie

 Close up of a couple of the figures, looking at photos the Russians and Chechens sported numerous camo patterns, the dragunov guy has acquired a Russian motor rifle jacket.

Monday, 5 November 2018

"Ultracombat" by Radio Dish Dash

Radio Dish Dash are the folks behind the "Skirmish Sangin" rules system, now I'm a huge fan of that system as regulars will know, everything about it is well thought out and the publications are superb in layout and design. "Ultracombat" is their new system and it looks very very good. The system is currently on kickstarter and if you are at all interested in modern wargaming you need to be backing this set of rules. Lots of info on the kickstarter and facebook so here's the link get backing!
Dougie
Ultracombat

Friday, 26 October 2018

The War in Chechnya 28mm

Myself and a gaming buddy have started collecting troops for the first Chechen War in 1995 using the excellent figures from Tiny Terrain which are available now they also have a current kickstarter with more sculpts, here's the link Chechen Kickstarter
I'm working on the Chechens and instead of my usual slow method of painting I thought I'd have a bash at speed painting, basically after priming the figures I've blocked the colours in, washed the whole figure then painted the flesh and weapons, much quicker albeit not as detailed.
I wanted to go for a winter urban base which I'm happy enough with. Anyhoo here's some photos let me know what you think. Dougie

 First group of 8 fighters

close up of RPG gunner
 Urban winter base