Monday, July 18, 2016

These are not the droids you're looking for

Sometime last year I promised a friend of a friend to paint the figures that came with his Imperial Assault base set, and I did some storm troopers earlier 

Fire away, they won't hit anything anyway...
A lot of other things got ahead of painting more Star Wars in the meantime (Indochina, Paras, even some Frostgrave...), but now I felt it was time to paint some more of these. Here they come...

The 3 droids from the set. I used 3 different metallics as base (bronze, silver and gun metal), with appropriate washes and drybrushes, The gun metal one even has some patches of rust). Different colours for the leds/lenses as well.
e-Web engineers with heavy lasercannon (or whatever it is); 3 Imperial Navy officers (in 3 different uniforms); 4 Royal Guardsmen
 From the Imperial side, there's only Lord Vader left, as well as the 4 bounty hunters and 3 ferocious animals. Oh, and the AT-ST. And then there's all the rebels of course... I got them all undercoated, will try and finish them soonish.

Back to the Paras...

It's been a while, but here's another para update... Thanks to the box I got from Laffe and Thomas, and which contained more than a platoon's worth of figures plus some supports, I can now complete a full company, with bataljon and brigade level supports.

So, what have I been doing since the last update:

Company CO, mix of Blitz and SHQ
A bunch of 12 paras from Blitz
Another batch of paras from Blitz (11 of them, 4 NCOs, 2 snipers, an ammo bearer for the PIAT and some riflemen)
A PIAT gunner from the Blitz PIAT pack
The Kubelwagen and the Jeep are from Academy, the crew is all SHQ
(Jeep and its crew were in the box from Laffe and Thomas)
A flamethrower team, all SHQ figures (kindly donated by Laffe and Thomas)

3 JoPs for CoC - all from Blitz's "Para supplies pack"
Another JoP for CoC. The models are TQD (actually Polish paras, but the difference is minimal)
75mm pack howitzer (Airfix) and crew (Blitz)

More paras on the painting table now:
  • 4 more jeeps (another Academy one, the Airfix one, with the trailer, and the two from S-models), with around 18 SHQ crew
  • Airborne Morris (SHQ) and 17lb AT gun w crew (Blitz)
  • 2 more JoPs: 2 paras w trolley and an HQ set (4 officers and a radio operator around a table) (both from SHQ) 

Toofatlardies' Summer Special

Just a quick message that TooFatLardies Summer Special is out. Read all about it on their blog:

Cover S16

Filled with all sort of goodies:

The usual waffle from the less-than-dynamic duo.
Death Road to Corunna
Alfredo Vitaller & chums from Club dragon in Madridpresent a chilly Napoleonic campaign for Sharp Practice
A Fast & Dirty Guide to Tactics
Playing Sharp Practice and looking for top tactical tips?  Look no further.
Let’s All Get Equally Confused
Two Operation Torch scenarios for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum from Charles Eckart in the USA
Team Desobry
Men of the midlands, Ade and Al, head for the Ardennes as Team Desobry defend Noville in December 1944 with Chain of Command
109 Beat It
Jim Jackaman takes on the Hun over northern France with Bag the Hun
George Washington’s Indian War
Simon Walker applied his war-paint and looks at this little known but rather spiffing war for Sharp Practice.
On the Trail of Fort Jefferson
A scenario for the above conflict.
Our Moccasins Trickled Blood
Another Indian War scenario.  You know that they say, red moccasins…
At the Sharp End…of the Runway
Some campaign ideas for Bag the Hun from James Crate in the US of A.
Binky Faversham’s Guide to Banter
Tally Ho chaps, Caribou nibbling on the croquet hoops, Scramble!  Binky makes sense of banter from his high security psychiatric institution
The Company Commander in Big Chain of Command
Len Tracey suggests uses for the main man in large games of CoC.
Matching Scale and Wargames
La Roundwood introduces us to fine are and even finer figures for the Thirty Years War
The Japanese Army 1936-42
A guide to Japanese tactics from Len Tracey in Australia.
George of the Jungle
An IABSM scenario set in Burma in 1945 and starring George Macdonald Fraser.
A Fighting Withdrawal
A Dunkirk perimeter campaign for Chain of Command.  Can you save the BEF?
Itching to Mix It
The Hun are raiding Swanage.  It was the last time anyone went there out of choice.
America’s First D-Day
Charles Eckart presents a US-Mexican War amphibious landing.
Kernow’s Corner
A last-ditch fight for the DCLI as they stand up to the German Spring Offensive of 1918.  A Muddy CoC scenario.
Tanks in the Wire
The NVA attack a US Special Forces camp in 1968  A scenario for Charlie Don’t Surf from Ross Bowrage.
It was just my Imagi-Nation…
An introduction to Big Rich’s Seven Years War project.
The Khazi is Revolting
An Indian Mutiny Scenario from the Deep Fried Lard Games Day.  Can you get the Major Piles Relief Column through in time?
Saving the Honourable “Tootles” Ash
A cinematic adventure into WWII with a  rescue mission for Chain of Command.
The Roundwood Report
Sidney discusses firing mechanisms and much else with Big Rich.
Creating Facts on the Ground
Fighting the Six Day War Lardy Style with Robert Avery