- 14/12/2015 at 02:37 #35585
Next up in my 15mm forces for the Modern Middle East, how about some British Royal Marines! I didn’t know what to do with these guys when I bought them; don’t even know why I bought them, just thought they looked nice so I picked them up. Anyway, I didn’t have a need for them, and I was looking around at stuff like Sangin and Basra, so I figured I’d do them up desert style, in desert DPM. Forgive me as my camo is rather humble here, but it was quick and easy, and looks pretty good at tabletop distance.
The whole pack of 15 Royal Marines. A mix of weapons, with an assortment of helmets, berets, and even a couple bare-heads. Pretty humble basing, just stuck them to pennies, threw some sand on them, painted it, and gave it a wash. Not too bad I hope. I may buy another pack at some point, just to have a 30-man platoon, but this will do for now. They’ll probably see the tabletop pretty soon in South Leon 😉 If you’re not familiar with South Leon, you need to head over to: http://cubalibrewargame.blogspot.com/2015/12/south-leon-on-slow-ride-down-aka.html
To see more pics, please check the blog at:
Well, that’s that, last of the 15mm stuff I’ve got finished, with plenty more on the painting table. But I’ve now transitioned again: for Team Whiskey I was 100% gaming, after I’ve been 100% painting, and now I’m looking at 80% gaming/20% painting (I’ve got a new project to work on).
And this got me to thinking. If you’re not aware, I created another blog, one that focuses solely on my Cuba Libre saga. And Rod’s whining on TMP about “all Cuba Libre, all the time,” (just joking Rod) made me realize I’d better explain. This blog, blackhawkhet, is not dying, not going anywhere. Right now I’m pretty focused on Cuba Libre; indeed, I’ve just started a skirmish campaign in the Balkans, and I’m about to embark on a platoon-level campaign in Africa, so my Cuba Libre blog will be going like gang busters for awhile. So, for the short term, blackhawkhet will be more of a painting blog, while Cuba Libre will be my gaming blog. But, as all you gamers know, at some point the worm will turn, and I’ll get back to stuff on my blackhawkhet blog, like KG Klink, Team Whiskey, All Americans, In Country, Bag the Hun, C&C Napoleonics, or something not even there yet!
So don’t fret, we’re moving ahead at full speed, just do your best to hang on. Along those lines, I’ve already played the first two fights of my Cronistria campaign and I’m working on the write ups for your viewing pleasure, they’ll get posted this week. Oh, if you’re not familiar with Cronistria, you need to head on over to:
More on the way!
Jack14/12/2015 at 03:13 #35586
Your alive !!!!! I got to play Team Yankee yesterday and I’l liking it !!! I was the only one with Soviets so I got 2 games in lost the first but won the second one…14/12/2015 at 03:25 #35587
The Royal Marine Commandos are looking good! Now you have to pick up two to four Jaguar high mobility vehicles to keep the lads company and to give them fire support! Bravo Zulu, mate!
Congratulations on your win, as the Soviets I hope! Dasvydania Tovarich, Rodina-Mat!
Comrade Robertson.14/12/2015 at 03:42 #35588
Yes with the Soviets….again I was the only one with Soviets the 6 T-72’s and 3 T-64’s from QRF via Scale Creep Miniatures…so first game Team Yankee had 5 M-1’s to 9 Soviets killed 2 M-1’s but lost 5 out of 9 so had to do a company morale and failed…second game 10 BMP=1’s plus dismounts in two platoons and 3 T-72’s V 8 M-113’s plus dismounts and 2 M=1’s….Team Yankee held the m-113’s back and sent out the M-1’s and I got one with the T-72’s right off then traded one of my T-72’s to kill the other M-1. Then stood off and hit foxholes with 125mm tank rounds…they went below half and failed morale…but I’m building the plastic Cobra’s and M-1’s this week till my Soviet boxes show up.14/12/2015 at 03:43 #35589
Er pics of the unassembled stuff on my Facebook.14/12/2015 at 23:23 #35621
I am, indeed alive, and thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. I should get the first 15mm game in this Saturday, with more 20mm games on Sunday, working on my previous 20mm write-ups right now.
And glad to hear you’re getting some good games in, John, just wish you could post pics in a more civilized manner 😉
Jack14/12/2015 at 23:33 #35623
Hey Facebook is civil……..er never mind.14/12/2015 at 23:39 #35624MikeKeymaster14/12/2015 at 23:55 #35625
Kyote, PLEASE contact Editor Mike 😉15/12/2015 at 00:11 #35627
Resist the siren song of the Editor and Jack. Stay true to your Luddite ways! Resist the tentacles of the cyber-kraken and live free! Ah-ooooo!
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.15/12/2015 at 00:31 #35630
My e-mail is [email protected] and we shall see Rod…..Just Jack don’t think Facebook is civilized or nothing…..15/12/2015 at 02:18 #35639
Land a’ Goshen! Well that’s on account of nobody done learned him better, ain’t it. Folks down Texas way are just plain strange and peculiar don’t ya know! Y’all keep well now.
Rod Clampet.15/12/2015 at 02:32 #35641
Texas really is a whole nother other country…….15/12/2015 at 04:09 #35648
A whole nother BIG country!15/12/2015 at 12:31 #35658
Just keep posting up on Facebook, some of us know how that works. And where else do I get my dose of a US political view that aligns with what mine would likely be if I lived there!15/12/2015 at 16:54 #35667
LOL thanks Shaun !!!!!15/12/2015 at 17:07 #35668
Good grief, Shaun’s a commie too???
And what’s going on with the Panda, he should have carried out the Patrol Phase by now!
Jack15/12/2015 at 17:41 #35670
We could make you an honorary commie Just Jack…..Facebook !!!!!!!15/12/2015 at 20:26 #35678
I think social democrat is the more acceptable term these days 🙂 It must be all goodness, because my Facebook feed tells me so.15/12/2015 at 20:27 #35679
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