Sunday, November 28, 2010
I have some 28mm figures on the paint desk now. 80% complete. Should have pictures soon. I also got too cocky in Battlefield Academy. I got absolutely smashed in my latest game. Back to the loser corner for the time being.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Today I finished a Ford-Marmon Herrington Armoured Truck for my Belgium Blitzkrieg Commander Battlegroup. This particular truck will be the HQ for my armour formation. I stuck an officer figure in there to give the vehicle the look of command. I have been doing a bit of research on these trucks. Mainly used by Belgians and Dutch. The Germans and Japanese also used them as captured vehicles. The Japanese got hold of them in Timor. Blitzkrieg Commander don't do stats for this truck as an armoured vehicle so it will played as a normal truck when not in use as a HQ model.
Truck is 15mm from QRF. Officer is 15mm from True North.
"Hail Caesar is indeed the title - but the game does cover the broad ancient and early medieval periods - New Kingdom Egyptians through to Crusaders in the battle write-ups. I think the rules cover the whole period equally well - they would need a little work to cover the high middle ages - but that wasn't really the idea when we started. Ist C Romans have certainly seen a lot of action - as have the Britons -the Roman conquest of Britain being my 'thing' I'm afraid. But the rule are in the framework style of BP with lots of suggested tweaks covering weapons, formations and unit status."
I like the name. What do you think?
Friday, November 19, 2010
The Australian army has gone all American. Our troops are now wearing US multicam combat uniforms with the Australian Government signing up with the US manufacturer. The current all Australian design cams will be gone forever. The multicam is for use in the jungle and desert and has been tested and given the big thumbs up from the SAS. The only thing left to pick our lads out from the yanks is the AuSteyr rifle. This video shows Australian soldiers in their new gear heading out from the wire in Afganistan.
Thursday, November 11, 2010