Thursday, October 28, 2010

More FoW Fallschirmjagers

Here is the first combat platoon and support platoon for my Flames of War FJ company.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More 8th Army FoW

I have finished up a few additional units for my British 8th Army Infantry Company for Flames of War. With these units I now have the ability to make my collection into an Infantry Tank Company.

First up are the Boys Anti-tank Rifle teams. These guys will give my infantry platoons some much needed AT ability. They are not great but they are something.

Next is a platoon of Scout Carriers. This recon unit has actually been in the army for a while but I just finished the paint. It turns out these carrier recon units are very pesky.

I have finally painted up the platoon commanders and the extra tank to give me two full Matilda platoons. These things are tough as nails and fairly useless against most German tanks.

The next unit is actually the company command for when I use my collection as an Infantry Tank Company. Eight Matildas on the table should be interesting.

The Boys AT teams as well as the tank commanders are Peter Pig figures and the tanks and carriers are Old Glory. The crew figures for the carriers are cut down Old Glory and Battlefront figures.
This pretty much finishes my Flames of War 8th Army collection.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ork Reinforcements

Today I picked up some reinforcements for my 40K Ork army. A local gamer was getting out of Orks and I worked out a deal for the collection. The first picture is the various characters and Warbosses.

Next are the Nobs. There are several with power klaws that will be getting some paint and getting to the table.

The collection included more than 100 Boyz. Most are Sluggas but there are about 30 Shootas. I will be using some of these but I think most will be traded off.

Below are the Lootas, Burnas, Big Shootas and Rokket Launchas.

There are two assembled Battlewagons and a Deff Dread with 4 CCW. There is only one Deff Kopta assembled but there are several more on sprues.

We also have another Battlewagon as more Lootas still in the boxes.

There is several pounds of bits. There seems to be a little bit of everything in here.

As if the bits were not enough there is a huge box of Ork sprues that includes Trukk stuff and more Deff Koptas as well as lots of additional Boyz stuff.

All in all this deal will go a very long way to completing my Ork army as well as give me several other options. Today was a good day.

Friday, October 15, 2010

FoW Fallschirmjager Company HQ

Today I finished the command section for my new Flames of War Fallschirmjager army. This army will be used primaraly for Tunisia and Sicily but could also do time for Crete and Italy.

First up is the Company command and the 2iC stands.

Next up are the 5cm mortar teams. These would be used for the earlier lists.

Instead of the 5cm mortars you can take the 8cm GW42 "Stummelwerfer" teams. This will be a standard unit for my army.

I don't have models yet for the standard ATR option. Below is the sPzB41 ATR team. This one will see time for Tunisia battles.

The other ATR option is the 8.8cm RW43 "Puppchen" rocket launcher. This thing packs a solid punch and will be used mostly for Sicily battles.

The figures are either Old Glory or Peter Pig.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Funk

Well, it has finally set in. I was hoping that this year would be different. For the last couple of years my hobby activities have taken a hit starting around this time. The reasons for this are all very good but I will not going into details.

I am finding it difficult to select a project and keep my focus for more than a few hours. Sometimes I just don't feel like doing anything. I do have several things in the works and I am getting a little done on these. Here is a short list of my WIP:

1. FOW 8th army. I still have a few bits to finish and I should just get this done.
2. FOW Fallshirmjager. I just started this one a few weeks ago. I have lots collected and the first platoon is nearly done.
3. 28mm ACW. I have yet another regiment on the desk and it is half done.
4. LOTR Rohan. I have a few selected items for my Rohan in order to make it a 600 tournament list.
5. Beastmen. I have been painting 7 minotaurs and a Doombull. I have also put some paint on the Beast Lord.
6. 28mm Varjazi. This is an elite unit for my WAB Rus army. They have been a WIP for about 5 years.

Anyway, time will tell what of these will get the most time. I am hoping to have some new pictures of one of these in the next couple weeks. I am afraid things will be slowing down for the rest of the year.