15/03/2015 at 03:04 #19713
I finished up some more 10mm forces for the desert. Or I almost finished them, I’m waiting on some reinforcements from Pendraken and Minifigs. But I’ve finished what I had on hand, which is a worthy accomplishment for me, so I figured I’d post some pics 😉
I’m really wanting to dive into Ivan’s new “Brigade Command,” but so far the stars just haven’t been lining up. I had some business travel to tend to, in addition to other ‘real-life’ distractions such as baseball practice, doctor appointments, etc… Lastly, I’m having project ADD; first revolving around Brigade Command itself, where I have two Warsaw Pact-equipped forces ready to go, but now I’m wanting to play NATO vs WarPac and/or desert stuff, but I don’t have forces ready for that yet (and won’t for awhile; Good Lord there’s still so much to do…). But then I also want to play some air-to air and Napoleons. And then I keep working on 10mm stuff, which is the point of this post.
First I worked on some vehicles for an infantry force that’s been sitting for far too long, then I did up three ‘partner’ forces. That is, I have three sets of troops in temperate gear, and now I did up their desert-gear counterparts. I haven’t actually finished hardly any of these forces as each individual force has a couple needs, mostly support weapons, and usually machine guns at that. So I’ve got orders in with Pendraken and Minifigs as we speak, and once they arrive I’ll be able to put the finishing touches everyone.
First up are some Israeli vehicles: three Merkavas, four M-113 variants, and one AH-64 Apache.
The three forces I mostly finished up: desert USMC at top, desert French Foreign Legion in the center, and desert Pendraken Argentinians at bottom.
Sorry for the crappy photo, but I need some help. I received three bags marked BR8, but there are clearly two different models. On the left is the one I think is actually the Pendraken BR8 Amtrac. On the right are two bags of… I dunno. The funny thing is, the two on the right have .50 cal MGs that are absolutely, 100% Pendraken, which I’m sure of because I have boatloads of those same MGs. Don’t let the bottom right distract you, compare the two at the top and I think you’ll see they are clearly different sizes.
The two Pendraken Panzer Mark IIIs are there to give scale. Top left you see the Panzer and the Amtrac are about the same size, while at bottom right the Amtrac dwarfs the Panzer. Oh yeah, the one on the left has a ‘waterline’ model as well, while the two on the right do not.
So, the question is, are the two Amtracs on the right Pendraken models (and just different models of Amtrac), or are they from Lord knows where (I’d swear the two on the right are 15mm).
To see a bunch more photos, click here:
Stay tuned, more to come, I’m working my butt off and hoping to get some gaming in tomorrow.
Jack15/03/2015 at 04:29 #19714
Looks very cool Just Jack. I’ve been at Twistercon most of the weekend…had to come home early as Joyce’s ex daughter in law bugged out ..She was taking care of Joyce while I was at the con. If those Amtracks are 15mm I can use them for Guadalcanal.
Pictures of Twistercon are on my facebook.15/03/2015 at 07:08 #19716
You have been a bust one. The Merkevas and M-113’s look great. So what set of scenarios will involve Israeli armour? The helicopters you have been showing look really good. Looking forward to seeing your postings on this new kit you’ve painted up. Are those LVT-7 Buffaloes I saw in bags at the end of your post? Are you planning some Pacific battles or will you be doing some WWII Italian scenarios with them? Or could it be that your building up a secret 79th Armoured Division full of Hobart’s Funnies for the Brits?!?
Well cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.15/03/2015 at 13:30 #19737
Kyote – Damn, I didn’t realize it was this weekend! Probably couldn’t have made it anyway (had Little League baseball yesterday), though maybe could have headed up today. I’m pretty sure two of my three tracks are 15mm (somehow, I ordered three of the same thing!); I’m going to look into returning them for swap-out, but if I get stuck with them their yours.
Rod – I have been busy. I’ve been thinking about the Israelis for some 2006 ‘Cast Lead,’ maybe some old Lebanon, maybe some new hypothetical (Lebanon again, Iran?). Those are indeed LVTPs you saw, and they’re for WWII USMC in the Pacific. The forces (USMC and Japanese, http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2013/12/heading-west-to-pacific.html) have been finished forever, but have never seen the table. I keep holding on to them until I can do a combined Sea-Air-Land campaign all at the same time.
Thanks guys, and take care.
Jack15/03/2015 at 20:20 #19758
There is always next year Just Jack. I have pictures of the con on my facebook page. I had a blast. Tired as all get out right now.16/03/2015 at 12:03 #19781JozisTinManParticipant
Great looking stuff, now play! (Although I like your air games too, so keep them up!)
I especially like how you did the infantry bases.
http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/16/03/2015 at 22:27 #19815
Thanks Jozi, and I’m trying to play, I promise. I am slowly working on cleaning up my gaming table. If successful, I vow to play one game of Brigade Command and one aerial combat game this weekend.
I want to get back to my FFL, but I’m waiting on Minifigs. I want to start modern USMC, but I’m waiting on Minifigs. I want to start France 1940, but I’m waiting on Pendraken (note, it’s not that Minifigs or Pendraken are delinquent, I just haven’t received them yet). I want to play desert forces for Brigade Command, but I don’t have either side done. I want to play NATO vs WarPac for Brigade Command, but I don’t have any NATO done (I will have US, German, Brit, and Canadian). I do have WarPac vs WarPac for BC, but I’ve lost my motivation somehow…
I’ve even thought about moving into Normandy with “All Americans” (for those of you that remember that campaign). We’ll see, so stay tuned!
Jack16/03/2015 at 22:47 #19819
Just pick a war Just Jack !!!! But I understand,should I do Elvira, or finish The Last Train to Moscow or Ypers (as I now have a ton of painted 1914-1916 Brits and Germans) or something completely different?16/03/2015 at 23:53 #19825
I know, I know Old Man, but easier said than done 😉
You know what I found yesterday while looking for something else? I found some 10mm WWI USMC and Germans that are pretty much done, just need to be flocked. Though they could both use some arty, mortars, a tank or two…
And if you didn’t see this batrep: http://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/brigade-commander-campaign-game-1/
you need to take a look, I think you’ll like it.
Oh, and the world wants Elvira 😉
Jack16/03/2015 at 23:59 #19826
Buck-up there little camper. It does not matter what you play, only that you play. So drop the kids off at Little League with bus money to get home and play!
Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira! Elvira!
Have I made myself clear?
Cheers and start gaming-both of you.
Rod Robertson.17/03/2015 at 01:26 #19829
I’ll do my best. And I did play; what dd you think of my air game?
Jack17/03/2015 at 06:47 #19837
Somewhere over the Gulf 1991 was an interesting AAR. The missiles were my favorite bit! Very creative use of pipe-cleaners. What distance does each hex represent? I never even considered doing modern military air combat because the engagement distances for modern radar-guided missiles are so long that the playing surface would be huge.
Last week I played some WWI air combat and now your AAR has me thinking seriously about moderns for the first time. What is the title or working title of the rules which you were play-testing unless that is confidential?
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.18/03/2015 at 20:25 #19921Ivan SorensenParticipant
Rod – it’s a hack of FiveCore, modified pretty extensively. I think the current title is “Holy ****, a Marine that can type” 🙂
edit: I don’t mean hack in a negative way.18/03/2015 at 20:50 #19925
LOL !!!18/03/2015 at 22:37 #19936
Language like that is going to get a certain Marine to go all “FiveCore” on your posterior if you’re not careful. You may wake up tomorrow with a bloody carpet in your bed beside you. Beware the “Marine-o Negra” and learn the skill of Omerta if you value your hide!
Don Robertson.19/03/2015 at 02:24 #19948
“Language like that is going to get a certain Marine to go all “FiveCore” on your posterior…”
Indeed, and the only bloody carpet will be yours 😉
I was going to recommend the title “Holy ****, this Marine is kicking my ***** all the way through my *****, so much so that my ****** no longer *****.” While I like it, I humbly suggest we stick to GYAPWW1TMDLTGR 😉
And if we’re all picking cool Italian nicknames, I want to be Don Diego 😉
Anyway, gentlemen, let’s adjourn back to the “Somewhere Over the Gulf” thread, where I will gladly answer any questions you may have (this thread is for desert USMC, desert FFL, and desert Argentinians masquerading as other troops).
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