Lone wolves

A group of hoary old gamers, modellers and painters. We've been meeting and playing once a week since the late 1990's and this is what we get up to.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Chain of Command - British Infantry v Panzergrenadiers

Si and I decided to have a game of Chain of Command.  Both of our platoons have been completed  and I hadn't played with my Germans yet.

We decided to play attack and defend, the British morale was 10 v the untested 8 of the Panzergrenadiers.

The Patrol phase was aggressive and saw the British with their jump off points very close or on the table edge.

Si advances a British section  up the road with the 2" mortar  dropping some smoke to cover them

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Dux Bellorum project part 6

Well this has gone better than expected...

Here's the final part of this chapter of my Dux Bellorum project, this time I present to you my General, and a base of monks.

As you will see, my general's base includes a nice banner, again like the shield decals come from Little Big Man.

You will also notice that all of my bases now have a nice smattering of white and purple flowers, courtesy of Mininatur which I got from Salute.

I hope to get these guys on the battlefield soon, and depending on how things go, (usually horribly wrong for freshly painted figures) I may add a couple of bases of cavalry in the future.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Dux Bellorum project part 5

Me again!

Another 3 bases done, this time its Nobles. Rather that painting the shields, this time I used decals from Little Big Man.

Once again I will be adding flowers to the bases after a Salute purchase

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Dux Bellorum Project part 4

Only a few weeks after my last post, its time for another update.

Again, in need of some flowers to completely finish them off, here we have three bases of Irish Warriors ready for action.

Next up, some Nobles...

Sunday, 23 March 2014

New Hat...

A bit flat at the moment but sure it will re-shape

So with our Chain of Command campaign coming up, I had a decent idea about making some nice looking patrol markers. Given that they are only in the first 5 minutes, I didn't want to spend a massive amount of time on them. Once I came up with the idea, I decided to do a set for each of the nations involved on 60mm bases. End Result?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Dux Bellorum Project part 3

Another month on the Dux B project, and I finally have something finished to show you.

I say finished, but I think the green of the bases needs a little something to break it up a bit, so I will be looking for some flowers and/or other foliage at Salute in a few weeks time.

Below we have three bases of skirmishers with slings ready for action; the gaps at the back of the base will be where the dice will sit to indicate their Cohesion.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Battlegroup Kursk - After Action Report

The second half of the game was played the following week but I have been too busy or distracted to post the remainder of the report - scant that it is - I have it here now.

The Panzer Ace advances to get a better shot at the T34 he has been duelling with.  The supply truck unpins ready to resupply as required.  At this point the German commander is nearly Winchester rounds