Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fallschrimjager Tank Hunters

I've painted up von Der Heydte and his Fallschrimjager Tank Hunters.   This gives me two panzershreck teams and 4 panzerfaust trap teams.  I painted them by base coating them with army painter Bleached Bone.  Then used GW catachan green and bestial brown for the splinter camouflage.  I then washed the whole figure in devlan mud, which really is awesome and I would highly recommend it for 15mm figures.  The bleached bone base coat looked quite light but with the wash it darkened to a nice tan colour.  Not sure when I will get around to basing these guys.     

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Somua S35's and Other ebay purchases

I've been painting 4 of the Somua S35s I got off ebay.  I am under the impression that they are older battlefront sculpts.  I am enjoying painting the french camouflage scheme.  Even the black outline isn't proving too onerous.  All I have left to do is add some details, give them a wash, and then some markings.  And then do 8 more...

I also ended up with a number of British and Italian tanks for the desert and the real prize was a platoon of M10 Achilles for when I eventually do Canadians.   

I also got 11 SAS Jeeps and their dismounted stands, not sure I will ever get to use these but they do look cool.


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Happening Things in Hobby World

So in recent gaming developments I actually played a game of Warhammer Fantasy recently.  Incredible that it can actually happen.

We played a two player team game. My Dark Elves allied with Skaven against Warriors of Chaos and Demons.  The non-chaos evil guys did not bad but it was most likely a draw when we called it.  A couple things of note from the game.  Having two magic heavy armies share the same dice pool and then consistently rolling below average can be frustrating.  I guess sharing the dice pool is the standard way to do it and would probably work if you both planned your army-lists together from the start but it wasn't the best for two independent armies.  

Also my list really is designed for 7th edition.  I have a few 20-25 person blocks and then lots of smaller support units.  The Demon army had 3 units total all hordes of over 50 models.  I like to think that on a board with lots of space I could have outmanoeuvred him and worn him down with flank and rear charges.  But on a cramped board and a half more poor elves had no chance. Overall it was fun to play a game but left me wanting to play a different game, like Flames of War.  Which is a funny transition into....


This is my first army that has every reached real horde status 3 blocks of 40 infantry and a bus of 20 knights.  40 zombies isn't a ton compared to most VC armies but it is more guys than I have ever had in a unit.  The black knights are actually older Chaos knights, but with rusty armour and glowing eyes I think they should end up looking pretty good.  Not sure how actively I'll paint this army since my enthusiasm for fantasy is not what it once was.  But it was a good deal so it's not a bad thing to have waiting in the wings.

DeathSquads Prisoner Exchange 2012--  Prisoner Recieved

Mudboy on the forum sent me this sweet Ogryn Sniper all the way from Denmark.  I think this means I have to finish the rest of the squad sometime soonish.