Monday, August 29, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The booklet weighs in at 22 pages with full maps for each scenario. This does not have the same production quality as the Pint Sized Campaigns published through TooFatLardies as it has no graphics other than game maps.
This is the first early war Eastern Front Supplement designed for Chain of Command to be released. I am charging $2.00 for the supplement through this blog. Simply send a paypal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org and once I receive the payment, I will mail you the PDF.
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Next up, I decided to revisit a dormant project - Dux B for the Romans. I looked at the figures that I have. I now have suitable Centurions that I am happy with. I have more than enough command for 3 Centuries at a 1:1 scale. I have enough auxillia for one century that is garrison bound and not full strength. What I was lacking was the junior leaders - the Optios. I have one Optio. It is a great figure from Corvus Belli. It looks fantastic. But, when I went to order more, I can't find any. Oops. Only one of these fellows came in a pack of command figures. I have so many other command figures that I hesitated ordering more packs just for one figure out of it. I thought I was stuck. Then eBay came to the rescue. There was a guy selling 5 15mm Early Roman Command figures from an unknown manufacturer. They looked vaguely like optios from the fuzzy pictures. So I clicked buy. They were cheap enough.
I just got them today. They are perfect. They have the same feathers on the helmet that the CB figure has. But they have some kind of mane running down the middle. That should not be too hard to remove with a little time with a file. Three figures are waving a sword while two are standing there holding a banner. I figure I will cut off the banner and they will be holding a pilum.
All in all, two great purchases. Now to find the energy to read or paint.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
First, I inventoried what I have.
|Italy||Cr42||3||6||These were a pain to assemble|
|Italy||G50bis||6||3||These were simple to paint up.|
|Italy||SM79||1||7||I copied aircraft with no camo pattern.|
|Germany||Bf109e Trop||8||16||Simple pattern to paint. Slight megalomania as I wanted a complete Staffel of aircraft.|
|Germany||Ju87B Trop||3||5||3 of the unpainted really just need markings.|
|UK||Hurricane Mk1||8||4||Had wanted to do a squadron of these.|
|UK||Tomahawks||8||4||One of the unpainted has an accidental hole through it.|
|UK||Spitfire||0||8||These are for later in the war.|
|Italy||Br20||3||Nice clean castings.|
|Italy||Ba65||8||Neat little aircraft that did not fare well.|
|Germany||Bf110C||8||These should be fun.|
|Germany||Ju88A-1||3||Should be a nice little bomber.|
|UK||Martin Maryland||3||Nice bomber for the Brits|
|UK||Blenheim IV||3||This was an impulse buy.|
The booklet consists of the historical background of the action, information about the forces that were deployed, and specific rules on the support elements that are available for the campaign.
A quick note, this does not currently have the nice layout that Rich puts into the pint sized campaigns he releases. I am checking with Rich to see if he is interested in it first. If not, I may put this up on my blog later this week.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Anyway, yesterday was a bust. I was too sick to get in a game. Didn't get to paint either. But today is a new day.
Friday, July 29, 2016
My flight came in at a higher altitude and spotted the Italians immediately. Pattle and his wingman dove down on Mark's CR42s. The last Gladiator remained at altitude and turned towards the G50s. And this is pretty much where my plan fell apart.
Turn 11 saw Pattle land another hit resulting in airframe damage to one of Max's Cr42s. Max climbed and ran for it with this pilot. The same turn saw my other pilot take engine damage. He attempted to dive out of combat but was followed by a G50 and two Cr42s and probably would have been shot down.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
I am working on finishing off the Engineers and then will move on to some more mounted militia to finish off a group.
Hopefully, I can get some pictures before the end of the day.
Friday, July 22, 2016
The plastic kit is a snap together kit. That mostly works. But it will not be stable enough for the gaming table. I bought two of them and put them together. I had to trim part of one walkway to get them to join up. I need to break out the super glue and stabilize the whole thing.
Next, I need to figure out how much train track I actually need. The intent is to copy this.
The second picture above is of the station itself. It is a one story structure with a curved roof. Here is where my Game Craft Miniatures Government Building will step in. I will remove the second story and create a flat roof for the structure. Then using a pringles can, create the curved roof structure. I have some balsa wood blocks that I will make a clock tower with to have on one of the corners. I just hope my building skills are up to the challenge. If I can pull it off, the Government building will become even more versatile and can mimic several buildings with a simple roof change. Well, that is the theory anyway. I will pull the tile out later today and see if I can start laying out what the track sections will look like.