Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jeeps

I just finished the jeeps that run with my towed tank destroyers. The TDD are almost finished as well. I'll have them posted in a couple of days.




Friday, July 6, 2012

82nd airborne, ready for action

This has been a long work in progress but I finally finished my 82nd airborne platoon.







Saturday, June 30, 2012

Two platoons of Soviet SMGs done. I wanted to have the two platoons to have a different look so one platoon has a sandy, dirty look and the other more green, grass & bushes. That way you can tell the difference during the game.























In the next step I glued more sand to one platoon and painted the rocks on the other.




















The dirty, sandy platoon I added lichen that my friend Chris gave me a life time supply of. The other platoon lots of grass and bushes.





Monday, June 25, 2012

SMG Basing

I am finally getting around to the Soviet SMG bases. My son has two platoons so I am basing each platoon a little different. One platoon I decided to go with a sandy base.I put on the plaster then sprinkled sand on top. Big mistake. As I am painting the base the sand keeps coming off and into the brush. Miserable!

The other platoon I am basing the same style I have been doing.



Saturday, June 16, 2012

Operation Sea Lion

The Germans were lead by Panzer. The USA team lead by Randy and Major Talon. We played a 2500 point game in the town of Bucks.


USA
  • Major Talon
  • Platoon 7 infantry
  • Platoon 11 infantry
  • Randy
  • (7th division)
  • HQ M4A3E8
  • Tank Platoon
  • 1 M4A1(76mm)
  • 2 M4a3E8
  • 2 M4A3(76mm)
  • Tank Platoon
  • 3 M4A3 (late)
  • 2 M4A3 (76mm)
  • Parachute Rifle Platoon
Germany
  • HQ 1 smg + 2iC
  • Platoon 3 squads fallschirmjager
  • Platoon 3 squads fallschirmjager
  • Light gun platoon
  • Heavy AA 2x flak 36 2 x SD HKFZ Half tracks
  • Panzer platoon 5x panzer
  • Stug Platoon 3x stug g
  • 2x pak 40
  • Artillery battery 2x 6b636
  • Observer team smg
  • FJ Company





SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT




UNITS IN RESERVE
USA
    Germany





      TURN 1




      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
      USA
      • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
      • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
      Germany




        TURN 1 SUMMARY
        USA: USA moved and did nothing except bog 2 of 5 tanks in the forrest.
        Germany: The Germans Panzers fired on the Shermans in the forrest. They kill one and bail two. German artillery opens up on the 76mm platoon and kill one.



        TURN 2


        The dice Gods were smiling at the US team



        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
        USA
        • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
        • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
        Germany
        • 1 pak 40




        TURN 2 SUMMARY
        USA: The dice Gods smiled on the USA. All but one tank remount. The one failed it's bog check. The 76mm platoon knocked out a pak 40.
        Germany:



        TURN 3




        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
        USA
        • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
        • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
        • 76mm platoon - out
        • 3 squads of infantry.
        Germany
        • 1 pak 40




        TURN 3 SUMMARY
        USA: Tank in the forrest fails it's bog check. USA looses the 76mm platoon. Also 3 squads of infantry.
        Germany:



        TURN 4



        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
        USA
        • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
        • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
        • 76mm platoon - out
        • 3 squads of infantry.
        Germany
        • 1 pak 40




        TURN 4 SUMMARY
        USA: Tank in the forrest finally passes it's bog check. It wants to move out of the cursed forrest, but immediately bogs. US looses another tank platoon. The US starts to sweat.
        Germany: The Germans sides begin to ache from laughter.



        TURN 5




        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
        USA
        • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
        • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
        • 76mm platoon - out
        • 3 squads of infantry.
        • Tank company flees the table.
        Germany
        • 1 pak 40




        TURN 5 SUMMARY
        USA: US high comand bites the dust. US parchute team flees the feild. It is now in the hands of Major Talon and his infantry.
        Germany:



        TURN 6



        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
        USA
        • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
        • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
        • 76mm platoon - out
        • 3 squads of infantry.
        • Tank company flees the table.
        Germany
        • 1 pak 40




        TURN 6 SUMMARY
        USA:
        Germany: the Germans vertually unopposed make a run for an objective and take control of it.



        TURN 7



        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
        USA
        • 1 Sherman platoon - 1 killed, two bailed, 2 bogged
        • 1 sherman killed for the second sherman platoon
        • 76mm platoon - out
        • 3 squads of infantry.
        • Tank company flees the table.
        Germany
        • 1 pak 40




        TURN 7 SUMMARY
        USA:
        Germany: The Germans hold possession of the objective and win the game. They do not loose a platoon and thumb their noses at the retreating US teams.
        I must admit I did a poor job of leading my Shermans. I tried to flank around the left side and take out the German artillery but before I could get there I was too chewed up. Getting the other platoon bogged in the forrest sure didn't help my cause.




        Generated by WWPD's BatRepper Software.

        More basing

        Just finished some Soviet LMG bases. For my first time doing this I am very happy with the results.


        Wednesday, June 13, 2012

        Soviet Sniper

        Here is my first attempt at basing. Of course I chose something difficult for my first time, a Soviet Sniper. I am pretty happy with the results.


        Monday, June 11, 2012

        Khaki Done

        I finished the khaki stage of the 82nd airborn. I tried a few different colors on the pants. The photo didn't come out so good but I like the green pants.


        Monday, June 4, 2012

        Flesh, flesh

        Got the flesh all painting on my US parachute platoon. On with the khaki.


        Saturday, June 2, 2012

        Painting Done

        I finally finished painting the Soviet SMG platoons and gave them their final wash. Now I need to base them. But first I want to get my parachute platoon paintied. I can't wait to get them on the table.


        Monday, May 28, 2012

        Sealion battle for Berkshire

        A few of us got together at the club for a Sealion battle. But there were five of us and playing 1500 points each it became large and unwieldily. A rogue German team took sides with the US and Soviets. The brown area is marsh and the green is open farmland.

























        The battle started strong when the US air force took out a german panzer and the Sherman took out a whole german tank platoon.



















        But slowly ad methodically the Germans turned the tide.



















        But even with the knocked out Stugs the Germans won the day.