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.