Thursday, 23 August 2012
Friday, 3 August 2012
Well, you won't get King Kong out of it.
More like Donkey Kong on steroids and there's a whole bunch of them!
Dust Warfare in the alternate WWII setting has some weird technologies inserted into the game based on Paolo Parente's weird WWII world.
And no...the Axis army will not accept any cute Gorilla by the name of Donkey Kong into the Blutkreuz Korps!
|Ermm Nope...not Donkey Kong...|
Saturday, 28 July 2012
The Schewer Sturmgrenadiere Command Squad are the command troop of Schewer Grenadier list aka heavy infantry list of the Axis army.
They are Soldier 3 encased in heavy armor, armed with twin MG44 machineguns as well as a Fliegerfaust (i.e. an anti-air weapon which launch six missiles to aerial targets).
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Painted up my Special Ops Grenadiers for my growing Axis army.
As per my previous comments on this Fantasy Flight Games product, it comes pre-primed in grey.
The mould is in good details and comes packaged in nice box art and inner plastic packaging.
The plastic used is a soft type which protects the models from the rough snap if it falls from the gaming table or when your small kids (like mine hehehe...) decides to play toy soldier with them.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Sunday, 8 July 2012
I purchased a box of the PBIs (Poor Bloody Infantry) or to be precise the Kampf Sturmgrenadieren Squad.
|Poor Bloody Infantry!|
Saturday, 7 July 2012
Post-"Reading the Rulebook" thoughts...
But of course you need to start with a faction which currently fields Axis, Allies and the newly introduced faction, SSU (the Soviet Union, China and other Communist blocs).
And this is Dust Warfare time line which means we can throw out the history books of WW2 after 1943 since in this setting, Adolf Hitler (the Fuhrer of Germany) was assassinated and a whole revamped Germany started kicking Allied butts and forced the Soviets on a stalemate in the Eastern Front! And all thanks to the mysterious VK power source!
Sunday, 1 July 2012
One thing strikes me as the coolest thing in a miniature gaming game....Alternate WW2 Walkers!
|Yeah! I have a fetish for WW2 walkers...|
Saturday, 2 June 2012
It was a good tournament held at Pasir Ris East Community Centre in conjunction with SPORECON 2012, a yearly convention of board-gaming and miniature gaming. There were other folks in other games such as Warhammer 40K, Settlers of Catan and many more.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I always had been a Grossdeutschland Division fan and impressed with their nickname "The Fuhrer's Fire Brigade" for their actions in the Eastern Front.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
You might be bored painting up your FOW minis and need a break.
Watch a video about panzers would be a good way to ease off. Or get the motivation to paint.
Monday, 21 May 2012
But I am quite impressed with MILITARY ART OF DMYTRO ZGONNIK whose author is based in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.
He is one of the military artists for Concorde military books and he is DAMN good!
Here's some of his works below.
Saturday, 19 May 2012
I will be playing in a local FOW tournament on 27 May 2012.
There will be 3 mission in all which each round decides your next opponent and ultimately the winner.
The missions are :
1. Free For All
2. Hasty Attack
I have always been an infantry player but since majority of the missions are quite mobile in nature, I have decided to play a Panzer Kompanie List from Grey Wolf sourcebook.
And I had always loved looking at those Osprey books with those military symbols on the map.
So it struck me that I should try to find out where I can get my hands on it somehow.
That's where I stumble Tom Mouat's website MapSymbs.
I absolutely loved it! It has many military symbols which includes WW2 German map symbols.
I am using it to spruce my submission of my army list!
I'm adding the website to my links as well....you can click HERE
Friday, 18 May 2012
I had modeled them as Panther D (Mid Production) this time and this platoon will take part in my upcoming May FOW Tournament.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
The IG platoon is quite a cheap way to bulk up your platoon count as well as providing valuable defensive fire during a charge by enemy units over their screening units.
But yes, had my opportunity to try out my Udarny list in a Total War Scenario with Tim and aided by another Soviet player, Melvin. Tim ended up playing the whole 3500pts of Germans while Melvin and myself played 1750pts each.
Equipped with the universal 81mm (or 82mm for the Soviets) mortar, its main purpose is to pin down enemy guns and infantry before the Udarny company charge into close combat.
I'm too used of having two observers for a mortar platoon if I'm playing Germans. So a single observer will crimp my style a bit and worse they have no smoke shells to cover my infantry approach. We shall see their effectiveness in coming battles for the Motherland!
They are equipped with the 82-PM41developed during the Second World War as an infantry battalion mortar, and which begun production in 1941. Design improvements were subordinated to the technological possibilities of production and directed toward the reduction in the weight of mortar, labour expenses of its production and improvement in the manoeuvrability characteristics.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Chanced upon this website which had nice quality Soviet WW2 posters that you may wish to print out.
Art and Faith, Too gives an eccletic collection of art pieces and posters for diverse groups.
|Pavel Sokolov-Skalia. The Mother of All Russian Cities… Kiev is Free! 1943|
You can view it using this link. HERE.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
My brother passed me another batch of Soviets for me to paint up after seeing surge of "Red" energy.
You will seeing them painted soon...
Stay tuned Comrade! ;)
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Snipers had their rules revamped in V3 which improved their utility rates but with a limited deployment capability. At 50 points per sniper, it's a tad too expensive and you can just pin/kill infantry stands.
But I painted as an added insurance if I need to have a grunt match with another infantry list.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Location: Somewhere in Belorussia
Date: Mid July 1944
Obergefreiter Hans was despondent, most of the news they had been receiving through the radio network were of desparation and despair. Units were surrounded and destroyed by the gigantic Soviet armored offensive that had opened up in June 1944.Vitebsk, Orsha, Mogilev and Bobruysk had fallen to the Soviets and the Wehrmacht was still trying to cobble up effective defense. And now Hans had heard that Soviet tanks were seen approaching Minsk despite desperate German resistance.
The guys from WWPD had received their Blood, Guts & Glory book.
It's a good review which illustrates tons of USA goodies available!
It sure makes any American Players salivate! And German players sweat since there's now US tanks that can penetrate the valuable Panthers.
Now the King Tigers looks awfully tempting as a security net!
Have fun reading the review!
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Saturday, 31 March 2012
My army comprised as per last blog here
I was playing against our regular Soviet Player, Tim Miller.
Friday, 30 March 2012
With V3 I decided to have some Stukas battle ready in FOW. These stukas were purchased from a Hong Kong online gift website.
Bought at a reasonable SGD 45 for 3 Stukas, it's a good buy without painting them up!
So let's see how they fare....
Sunday, 25 March 2012
A picture holds a thousand words....
Ok...I don't have a thousand words.
But I am sure as hell excited to have it in my hands.
Footnote: the mini rulebook bindings are not up to the task. Pages are coming off, so a rebinding job needs to solve the problem.
A video montage of German action at Kursk 1943 billed as the largest tank battle in WW2.
It's interesting to note the numbers of Panthers and Tiger Is deployed were minuscule but their propaganda impact was huge.
The fact that the Russians claimed their Tiger kills were more than the actual number of Tigers deployed were a testament to their fear of these tanks in 1943.
Nonetheless, the industrial might of Russia and the price of fighting against two industrial superpower (USA and Russia) proved to be the death knell of the German forces in WW2.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
This was a much delayed project which I had procrastinated for about three months!
I decided to paint it up as to assure myself my new FOW purchases was an excuse that I had no other FOW tank models to paint up...German tanks that is.
I decided on a plain vanilla plain yellow paint scheme to indicate the platoon as fresh out of the factory though the indication of improvised armor and stowage shows a veteran crew.
Footnote to this boxed platoon set, the decals were "crumply" since the decals tend to tear and seems to had lost its adhesive to stick to the assault guns.
Luckily I had spares :)
Friday, 23 March 2012
Great...as I was looking forward to blog out, my PC just went dead.
No power...sent it to the DIY store where I had purchased originally. The technician it could be my motherboard gave out on me.
The good news if ever in this case, they may request for a replacement since it is within its warranty.
Hoping the best and missing all my PC games!!
Errr...I have more time to paint my FOW models?
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
I'm wrestling with the fact on how many Panthers shall I bring on the board. (unfortunately, I have only 4 painted Panthers and my strategy is limited by those numbers...)
Due to its high points, it's quite apparent I will be lacking platoon numbers and may become a glass fist instead of an iron fist.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
I tried using it and it's user friendly and print friendly as well...you don't have to keep that ancient calculator around you build up the list.
I have added to my FOW references and definitely would recommend anybody to give it a try.
The FOW Lists blog host most of the FOW sourcebooks except Burning Empires at this moment.
Have a blast trying it out. Link is here.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Blood, Guts, & Glory: Tanks Battles in The Lorraine, September 1944 - January 1945
We all know what happened to those German Panzer Brigades as they were launched against Patton's armored fist. This campaign main highlight would be the Battle of Arracourt 1944.(Wikipedia)
So it was been said in FOW forums for this installment, German players will be able to field Confident Trained Panthers!
Looking forward to it and trying out the German lists! CT Panthers vs veteran Shermans?
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
In fact one of my basic list which I got hooked playing FOW was a Panzerkompanie list from Fortress Europe.
My local store Paradigm Infinitum (PI) will be having a demo game for newbies by end of March 2012, so I was thinking of a list which is :
a. Simple and easy on the rules to play with.
b. Basic FOW building blocks....TANKS!!
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Another YouTube video.
Interesting portion of the video showing Fallschirmjagers from 1FJD in color defending Monte Cassino.
Does provide interesting references if somebody needs to paint up FJ models based on LW Italian campaign.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Well at least they arrived at my local gaming store PI. After my recent experience with PSC, I'm quite delighted to handle these babies!
With each box having 5 Panthers at such a good price (its 17.50 GBP per box as per PSC website) you can have a good LW Panzerkompanie in FOW by buying 2 boxes of them.
A feared tank on FOW board since they wield that goody 75L/70 gun that can pierce most Allied tanks and able withstand most frontal AT shots in return!
Expensive comparable to most medium tanks and watch out for flanking shots. Oh...never try to assault bazooka toting infantry since all shots will be on its thin Side armor.
Time to try some Panther tactics!
Saturday, 25 February 2012
These half tracks are from Plastic Soldier Company which are churning good quality plastic 15mm vehicles.
Ever thought of playing a fully mechanized Grenadier army but was deterred by the cost of buying the APCs? Well the Plastic Soldier Company had conveniently solved my dilemma.
The parts are well moulded and had many spare bitz. I had assembled a box of them (5 vehicles per box) in about total 3-4 man hours in a leisurely pace.
I am going to attach the balkenkreuz first before I decide on the camouflage pattern. More pics to follow up.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
With all the hype of V3 is coming, I do wonder what changes will it bring?
I hope to throw in my judgement as well but here's the official link to the changes that are implemented in V3.
Have a blast reading!
Since I'm such a lazy git, I decided to use a similar list as my last FOW tournament albeit with some subtle changes. Here's the list played at 1750 points.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
It's been a short hiatus with many year end stuff and work... :(
So decided to go off for my first 2012 FOW session!
So to kickstart my FOW season, here's a Fallschirmjager training video from YouTube.
Will update you on the game later!