Saturday, 31 March 2012

Panzerkompanie (Grey Wolf) VS Soviet Heavy Assault Gun (Red Bear)

As promised here's my battle report of last Sunday 25 March 2012.

My army comprised as per last blog here

I was playing against our regular Soviet Player, Tim Miller.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Ju87 Stukas 1:144 Scale

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....

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Flames of War V3 is mine!

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.

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YouTube Video - Kursk 1943

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.

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Panzerkompanie - Grey Wolf 1750pts (25 March 2012)

After deliberating for a while, I decided to finalize below list.


2 X Panthers IC & 2IC

1 X General Von Saucken


4 X Panzer IVH

3 X Panther G


Panzer Scout Platoon (3 Squads)

Panzer AA Gun Platoon

(3 armored Sd Kfz 7/1 w. Quad 2cm)

Divisional Support Platoon

JU87 Stukas (Sporadic)

So hoping for a fun game tomorrow.

Stug IIIg Platoon - Battlefront

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 :)

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Panthers PSC in Pictures

The completed Panthers from PSC.

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Panther platoon from PSC

Yup assembled and painted in 72 hours!! The PSC Panthers are quite easy to be assembled and its parts nicely moulded. My only grouse is the track parts had gaps which a small amount of epoxy putty solve this issue. But nonetheless the modular parts allows me to spray and paint separately the tracks and main chassis / turret.

Friday, 23 March 2012

My PC went dead... 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?

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Panzerkompanie (Grey Wolf) FOW List 1750 points Part II

Still tweaking the list as the weekend approaches. My previous list was mentioned here.
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

FOW Lists Blog

Via FOW Forums, I stumbled upon a nifty piece of FOW army builder which impressed me.
I tried using it and it's user friendly and print friendly as 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

Assembling My Panthers!

I'm going to assemble my first batch of PSC Panthers.

Still thinking of whether to apply a 3 color camouflage or just plain factory yellow.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Panzer Brigades - The Shattered Mailed Fist

The Panzer-Brigades were created to deal with the mounting critical situations at the Eastern Front, especially after the collapse of large sections of the front and the staggering losses of the summer of 1944. Originally these units were designed for deployment in the East, but the lack of effective German tank forces and the urgency of the situation in the West were on the basis of the decision to move them to counter the fast Allied advance in September 1944.

Coming Soon : Blood, Guts, & Glory (FOW)

I'm looking forward to the upcoming FOW installment of TOE (Theatre of Operations Europe) campaign
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

Panzerkompanie (Grey Wolf) FOW List 1750 points

I'm thinking of a "fun" list to play since I had been playing infantry lists for quite a while.
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

What is Miniature War Gaming?

For the uninitiated...this is what Miniature War Gaming is all about...

You can even ask your wife or girlfriend to watch it....ok...they may not understand our obsession / hobby the FIRST time.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Fallschirmjager in Italy

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.

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