Monday, 19 March 2012

Flames of War German Early War Czech Company

Iv'e now finished off the last elements of my Czech Company for our upcoming Early War campaign at the club......

                                 First up the 105 battery

A 221(mg) and 222(2cm)

And finally the Panzerschutzen Platoon

So along with the tank Platoons in my previous post this completes my 2000pt Czech Panzer Company. I'm looking forward to taking on the French, Polish and BeF with these guys for some early war fun and games.

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Monday, 12 March 2012

SAGA "The Black Raven" !!

I decided my Viking's needed a longship so they could rape and pillage more So i got a Revell Longship from Ebay and made it up. Quite please with the results,and i decided to do a stowed sail, rather than the pre-formed plastic one that came with the kit?

Let me know what you think, comments appreciated.

The Black Raven

Jarl Sigvaldi and his Jomsvikings on board

Hoping to get a game in at the club this Sunday, and will take along the Black Raven, to scare the bejesus out of the Anglo-Danes!

SAGA Jarl Sigvaldi and his Jomsvikings

Hi All,

Just finished painting up Jarl and his gang to bolster my Viking horde(not that they need it, but what the hey!)

Jarl Sigvaldi and his Jomsvikings!

Aboard their longship "The Black Raven"

Let me know what you think and leave a comment.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Flames of War Early War Czech Panzer Company

Having decided to do a German Czech Panzer Company for the forthcoming EarlyWar League at the club I have started to paint up the miniatures. Initially I've got HQ, 2 x Panzer 38t Platoons, and a Panzer II platoon, which are all Zvezda models (very good too, especially the 38t's), and the transport for my Panzerschutzen platoon (4 x 250/1C's),m which are plastic Soldier.  

HQ Platoon

Panzer 38t Platoon

Panzer 38t Platoon
Panzerschutzen Transports
Panzer II Platoon

The remainder of the Company are the Panzerschutzen Infantry stands, 10.5cm Artillery Battery, SdKfz 221(MG) and SdKfz 222(2cm), which will be the recon Platoon, and finally Priority Air Support, with Stuka Schwerpunkt.
I will post pictures of the rest of the Company as and when I get them done?

Comments welcome


Flames of war Campaign Update

At this weeks Club meeting i played two games in our FoW league, both against British Armoured Company's. The first game was very close and from turn three either of us could have forced the other to do a Company Morale Check. As I had killed the British 1 ic I could have won the game. However a British Tank Platoon Close Assaulted my Infantry holding one of my Objectives and wiped them out, Game Over! lost 5-2

The second game was close as well but this time i had a platoon of 3 PaK 40's and an Infantry platoon holding one objective. However my opponent had two recon units (one Stuarts, the other Carriers), which basically machine-gunned the crap out of my PaK 40's and Infantry in the first turn. This put me on the backfoot a bit and while I managed to destroy most of the recon in my turn one and two, it gave him the upper-hand? He then followed up with a Tank Platoon and his HQ platoon in turn 4 and close assaulted the remaining infantry holding the objective. Again, Game Over. Lost 6-1
The only saving grace in both games was that my Tigers seem to be pretty much invulnerable to British Tank fire, in fact the platoon of 3 Tigers were unscathed in both games? I didn't help my cause with some terrible dice throwing in both games?
I now have to work out how to play my Germans to stop them getting over run by superior forces? I may Kampfgruppe one of the Tigers with a Gepanzertgrenadier Platoon to be a mobile defence, and use the other Gepanzertgrenadier Platoon, and my 2 remaing Tigers to attack with?

Other games yesterday saw German SS beating Russian Infantry, a German Armoured Company beat a Russian Tank Company, in two other games, and British Armoured beating German Armoured, so honours pretty much even overall?

Bill who has organised the League is keen on doing an Early War League next, so I'm going to do a 7th Panzer Company, with Panzer 38t's, and Panzer II's. Bill is doing Polish, there will be a couple of French Companies, and another couple of German Companies. I'll post some pictures of my Germans as and when I get them done.