Thursday, 1 February 2018

More 20mm Falklands scenery

The battle for the schoolhouse at Goose Green has necessitated a purchase from my local model railway shop. Faller HO playground

A classic photo of John Geddes low under some swings

 An interesting conversion possibility
Whilst in the shop I saw these reduced and thought they may be appropriate
Force on Force is looking favourite for the engagement, update to follow.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

28mm Late Roman Command Stands

Late Roman Command stands finished for "Sword and Spear". 28mm figures by Footsore.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Battlefront WW2 and the Falklands

I've had a set of Fire and Fury's "Battlefront WW2" rules since they were published in 2000, read them but not actually played them, however, I always liked the concept. Very quickly a stand represents a section or squad and maneuver elements are companies, ground scale is 1" = 40yds and a turn is 10 minutes.

Out of the blue I recently came across their forum which had a modern adaptation, provisionally called "First Echelon". Here's the link Modern BF . The guys doing this have put a massive amount of work into the project and the majority of rules and unit stats have been completed covering armies and engagements from WW2 up to the Cold War.
The level of the rules lend themselves really well to the Falklands War with the majority of land engagements being battalion attacks so a standard British battalion has 3 rifle company maneuver elements plus support. With the exception of Goose Green the majority of battles don't cover a big area and are definitely doable on an average table.
I'm not doing a review of the rules, there's loads out there, but I would recommend that if your looking at modern engagements at the company/battalion level give them a gander.
Figures wise I'm using my 10mm Falklands stuff, basing wise I've used the 15mm sizes and with the 10mm figures it looks more accurate. The majority of infantry bases are 30mm x 20mm with 2 figures on representing a section or squad. Some photos below.
Check out the Goose Green battle scenario by a guy on the forum, R. Mark Davies, a cracking job. Here's the link Goose Green - Sunray Down


First pic is a rough example of an Argentine company less support, 1 command stand and 12 squads
 Close up of a command stand
 Mortar and 2 GPMG stands

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Missing photos

Just to let you folks know I've had numerous requests about missing photos on my earlier posts and tutorials, this has been due to photobucket altering its 3rd party hosting policy.
Over the next few weeks I'll be redoing the missing tutorials and posts as and when time allows.
Thanks,  Dougie

Monday, 6 November 2017

10mm Falklands Harrier GR3

I've had this Corgi diecast Harrier for a while, its a little over scale but not much, all I've done is paint the panel lines and add a magnet for the flight stand.
Panel lines painted
 magnet attached
 Flight stand base
 top of the Perspex rod

Sunday, 29 October 2017

28ish mm Vietnam

A gaming buddy asked if I was interested in going halves on a Vietnam collection going on LAF. They were the Chiltern miniatures figures which are large and not to everyone's taste, however included were 2 of the Snapdragon resin hootches long out of production so I agreed.
£50 got me 60 primed and based VC a pack of civilians and the 2 hootches.

The hootches
 A VC test figure

28mm Late Roman

Another unit completed, again these were bring and buy purchases tarted up and rebased.