Friday, December 30, 2016

Konflikt '47

So, a friend asked me to get into Konflikt '47 and Bolt Action with him.  He is new to gaming and was sold on this game series.  I have been for a while been looking at Warlords Games and figured this would be a good entry point.  I dropped a good amount of money and built up fairly large German and American armies.  Still have a lot to assemble and paint, but good enough to play now.  I found quite a few deals on Dust walkers and chose to get those as proxies for K47 until later.  They are detailed and although not configured the same as the K47 walkers, they do the job just fine.  

So, as our first fully K47 game with walkers and advanced weapons, we tried out a K47 and BA2 scenario called "Top Secret".  This turned out to be a great pick.  The objective was to rescue/capture a downed pilot who had a briefcase with intel.  We used a lone Japanese bugler in the middle of the battlefield.  This became a personnel recovery mission from hell considering the amount of firepower we both brought to the fight.  Each of us selected 1050 points worth of forces , which ended up equating to around two walkers, one heavy tank and two full squads of infantry with a command team.

We started at opposite corners and proceeded to move toward each other.  Lesson learned was that certain weapons have minimum ranges.  If you get too close to fast, the weapons is useless.  The American M26 Pershing rolled in quickly to control the German approaches to the objective and one shot destroyed a German Tiger I blocking their approach.  After that, the infantry started to maneuver, but both sides felt the effect of the vehicle mounted machine guns and lost a lot of men trying to cover the open areas up to the objective.  In the end, the wife and mother in law forced the early conclusion to this battle with a phone call, so many German and American lives were spared and our fun cut short.  More to come in the future. 

American force moves to establish positions to counter German moves.  The near Dust Walker was a M9A2 Kodiak and the far Dust walker was a proxy for an M8 Grizzly.

The M9A2 overwatches the Japanese pilot as the airborne squad prepares to rush out to grab him.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Heavy Gear and Airbrushes...

 So, on a whim.. I bought an airbrush.  It was kind of on sale and I knew it was faster to paint with according to a lot of painters on the net.  I had a lot of bare metal and very limited time to paint, so I figured I should give it a shot.  WOW!

I was actually surprised how easy it is especially after watching so many painters on line talk about using the airbrush.  Its easy.  Even easier if you just get airbrush ready paints.  Base camo patterns go on super fast.

Here is a good portion of my Northern Army with British Army Green on.  Took about 20 min. to put on two coats.

Here are some of the vehicles from my NuCoal Army with two coats of tan and then some brown for cam and black for exhaust.  Total time for this model with letting it dry, and switch paint along with the rest of the army, 1.5 hours.

Here are a bunch of my Southern troops with green and grey

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Back in the fight with 3D Printing and Leviathan

I just unloaded my original scale ships and opted for my own personal ships to make them twice as large.  Here is the original (game scale) prints.

Here are my new 2x scale ships with telescopic and 3D stands.  Actually they work quite well.

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