Sunday, November 28, 2010

Belgian Army Commander

My Belgian Army Commander is done. I'm not too happy with the staff car. I would rate the actual model as poor. A classic case of a worn mold. I found it to be very difficult to paint. The rear end looks like it melted in the sun. However, it will do the job. All my army needs now are two 47mm AT Guns. I have the gun models but I am waiting on Old Glory UK to send a pack of Belgian AT crew. (Ordered early October!) Once they have arrived I can complete my 1000pt Blitzkrieg Commander Army. Staff car is from Quick Reaction Force and figures are from True North, all 15mm.

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


I finally won an online game - UNBELIEVABLE.
Battlefield Academy is a really good game.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Belgian Ford-Marmon Herrington Armoured Truck

Sorry for the lack of miniature posts lately. I have not been doing any painting or wargaming. I have been heavily engaged on the Internet playing Battlefield Academy. And what a poor commander I am turning out to be. There are a lot of good players out there.

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.

Black Powder Ancients Named - Hail Caeser

Rick Priestly writes on the Black Powder yahoo group :

"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

New Australian Combat Cams

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

Warhammer Historical No-More

Well, we knew things were not travelling well. They got rid of Mr Warhammer Historical Rob Broom, WAB2 is an unedited flop. Rick Priestly got retrenched. And now we learn Warhammer Historical has been dissolved. I wish I had bought that copy of Legends of the Old West.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Battlefield Academy

My latest wargaming interest is Battlefield Academy from Slitherine. What a great game. It's old school style I go-You go computer wargaming. Reminds me a lot of the old game Steel Panthers. Graphics are great. The best feature of this game is the play on line ability utilising the PBEM system. You link the game to the Slitherine website and away you go. Simple. Slitherine keep a ranking record of all players involved. I highly recommend this game and if anyone wants to issue me an online challenge I am more than happy to oblige.