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Saturday, 30 April 2016

New Vehicles Released by Pithead Miniatures

Pithead Miniatures, releases a number of new models.

G33 Flak 37

G33 Flak 37

The 3.7 cm Flak 37 was an anti-aircraft gun produced by Germany that saw widespread service in the Second World War. The 3.7 cm Flak 37 was fully automatic and effective against aircraft flying at altitudes up to 4,200 m. The 3.7 cm Flak 37 was produced in both towed and self-propelled versions.

G34 Flak 42

G34 Flak 42

Gv102 German MC Combinations

Gv102 German MC Combinations

Bv12 M4A4 Sherman Firefly

Bv12 M4A4 Sherman Firefly

The Sherman Firefly was a armored combat vehicle used by Great Britain and some Commonwealth and Allied armoured formations in the World War II. It was based on the U.S.A. M4 Sherman but fitted with the powerful 76.2 mm calibre British 17-pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally planned as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle mounting the 17-pounder in the war.

Pithead Miniatures

Two Dark Age Huts Available From Epsilon

Two Dark Age Huts are now available From Epsilon web store,  The price for the two dark age huts is €13.00, and the product is painted and ready-to-play.

Two Dark Age Huts picture 1

Two Dark Age Huts picture 2

Two Dark Age Huts picture 3

Escenografia Epsilon

Friday, 29 April 2016

Imperial Roman Army

Imperial Roman Army

I was extremely lucky to be able to buy this painted and based 10mm Imperial Roman army  from a very good friend and fellow member of the Grimsby Wargames Society. Read his Battle report of their first outing  Hail Caeser in 10mm.

The army is made up of Trajanic legionaries from Magister Militum and boosted them with some Old Glory auxiliaries.  The end result is a full legion of ten cohorts, with six supporting auxiliary cohorts and four mounted auxiliary units plus sundry light troops.

Imperial Roman Army picture 1

Imperial Roman Army picture 2

Imperial Roman Army picture 3

Imperial Roman Army picture 4

Imperial Roman Army picture 5
 
Imperial Roman Army picture 6

Wargames Illustrated 343, May 2016

Wargames Illustrated 343, May 2016



THEME: SOLDIERS OF THE EMPRESS
So, you want to field a force to support Matilda in her quest for the throne back in the 12th Century? Then this is the perfect article for you!

UP THE BEACHES
Chris Townley from Battlefront Miniatures shows us how to paint Marine Amtanks for use in your Flames of War: Pacific Campaign games.

THEME: THE LAST CRUSADE
In 14th Century Lithuania, the young Queen Jagwida found herself caught up in a bloody war as the Teutonic Knights brought fire and sword in the name of Christ.

DESIGNERS NOTES: THE MEN WHO WOULD BE KING
Dan Mersey provides an inside look at this upcoming game from Osprey and discusses his fundamental design philosophy, whilst lamenting the hard to pronounce acronym!

THEME: CHASING THE DRAGON
The Second Opium War, not an opportunity to wipe out drug abuse but a 19th Century war to ensure its usage in China – Pete Brown provides the details.

RULES SHOWCASE: SHARP PRACTICE
An impressionistic take on a re-vamped set of rules played under the guidance of Mr. Richard Clarke, gamesmaster extraordinaire.

THEME: CHASTISEMENT OF THE UTMAN KHELS
In 1852, the British Empire in India could no longer tolerate the actions of one of the Afghan tribes – something had to be done, so Victoria’s warriors marched to war!

BUILDING OLD WORLDS
Dave Taylor discusses the creation of his Salute 2016 boards for Infamy Miniatures.

THEME: VICTORIA’S SOLDIERS
Over the course of her 63 year reign, Queen Victoria’s army had to change and adapt its uniforms and equipment to the demands of a sprawling global Empire.We take a look at how those changes are reflected in miniature.

SO YOU WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CRUSADER?
Suggestions on how to play (and maybe win!) at Soldiers of God.

TACTICA 2016
This visual spectacle of a show in Hamburg, Germany should be at the top of everyone’s list to visit – see why in this photograph heavy feature.

RULES SHOWCASE: LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE
We take an in-depth look at these new skirmish rules themed around the Winter of ’79 setting, but suitable for any modern era game.

THE ESSEX GAMESTERS’ VIETNAM TABLE
The Essex Gamesters, three times award winners, provide us with exclusive access to their Salute 2016 game.

A TOUR OF THE NEW BATTLEFRONT FACTORY
Having relocated to much larger premises, the Battlefront Malaysia team provides an insight into their new facilities.

CLUB FOCUS: THE WB3D GAMERS
Neil Smith takes us on a journey around his local club in Whitley Bay, England.

WACHT AM RHEIN
Warwick Kinrade, author of this latest supplement to the Battlegroup WW2 rules, discusses what players can find within this Battle of the Bulge supplement.

Wargames Illustrated

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Unfortunately from May Timecast will no longer stock Good Ground LLC

Unfortunately from May Timecast will no longer stock Good Ground LLC

(Sad news) Unfortunately the 10mm Cracker Line and Plank Road ACW miniatures will no longer be available from TimeCast after 1st May 2016.

Good Ground Miniatures

They will of course still be available from Good Ground Miniatures in the USA.

On a personal note I'm absolutely gutted about Timecast no longer going to be stocking good ground miniatures.

Timecast

Painting American War of Independence British

Painting American War of Independence British

Here is my guide for painting Painting American War of Independence British uniforms using Vallejo acrylic colors. 

1st Foot Guards
Coldstream Guards
3rd Foot Guards
3rd Regiment of Foot
4th Regiment of Foot

5th Regiment of Foot

5th Regiment of Foot picture 1

5th Regiment of Foot picture 2


Kings ColorsRegimental Colour

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Coat
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 827 Lime Green, Cuffs, Facings

6th Regiment of Foot
7th Regiment of Foot
8th Regiment of Foot
9th Regiment of Foot
10th Regiment of Foot
14th Regiment of Foot
15th Regiment of Foot
16th Regiment of Foot
17th Regiment of Foot
18th Regiment of Foot
19th Regiment of Foot
20th Regiment of Foot
21st Regiment of Foot
22nd Regiment of Foot
23rd Regiment of Foot
24th Regiment of Foot
26th Regiment of Foot
27th Regiment of Foot
28th Regiment of Foot
29th Regiment of Foot
30th Regiment of Foot
31st Regiment of Foot
33rd Regiment of Foot
34th Regiment of Foot
35th Regiment of Foot
37th Regiment of Foot

38th Regiment of Foot

38th Regiment of Foot picture 1


Kings Colors38th Regiment of Foot Regimental Colour

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Coat
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 953 Flat Yellow, Cuffs, Facings

40th Regiment of Foot
42nd Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot picture 1


Kings Colors38th Regiment of Foot Regimental Colour


Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Coat
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Cuffs, Facings

44th Regiment of Foot
45th Regiment of Foot
46th Regiment of Foot

47th Regiment of Foot

Kings Colors38th Regiment of Foot Regimental Colour

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Coat
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Cuffs, Facings

49th Regiment of Foot
50th Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot picture 1


Kings Colors38th Regiment of Foot Regimental Colour

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Coat
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 821 German Camouflage Beige, Cuffs, Facings

53rd Regiment of Foot
54th Regiment of Foot
55th Regiment of Foot
57th Regiment of Foot
59th Regiment of Foot
60th Regiment of Foot
62nd Regiment of Foot
63rd Regiment of Foot
64th Regiment of Foot
65th Regiment of Foot
69th Regiment of Foot
70th Regiment of Foot
71st Regiment of Foot
74th Regiment of Foot
76th Regiment of Foot
80th Regiment of Foot
82nd Regiment of Foot
83rd Regiment of Foot
84th Regiment of Foot
105th Regiment of Foot

16th Light Dragonns
17th Light Dragoons

Royal Artillery

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Dark Prussian Blue, Coat
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Cuffs, Facings

Marines
Marines


Kings ColorsEnsign

Vallejo Colours

Vallejo 957 Flat Red, Coat, Waistcoat,
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Breeches, Waistcoat
Vallejo 950 Black, Tricorne, Cartridge Box, Bayonet Scabbard, Scabbard, Shoes
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Gaiters, Lace , Turnbacks
Vallejo 984 Flat Brown, Musket,
Vallejo 918 Ivory, Cuffs, Facings

Sources

The top picture is art work from Warlords Games  28mm AWI British.
The flags are from PMPdeL.

American War of Independence (AWI) British Army

American War of Independence (AWI) British Army

This is my 10mm American War of Independence (AWI) British Army, all of the figures are from the following Pendraken Miniature's. I intend using Black Powder rules.