Saturday, November 7, 2015

US/Brits take on a Bunker

Friday the young one wanted to have a game of Bolt Action. What started out as a US/British "training exercise" got a lot more entertaining when Jim showed up with those Grenadiers I'd done up for him. He'd been working his ass off all week and needed a break. 

Since he only has 3 squads at his disposal at the moment, and he's never played a game, we'd decided to play with 3 squads each and a tank. 

So we plopped down some terrain, all of which is a work in progress. Jim's Grenadiers defended the bunker. The US took the right flank, the British the left. 

Round One was rather uneventful. Minor casualties all around. Round 2 however, started with a bang. The stand in Panzer IV knocked out the young one's Sherman right off... oops. The British attempted to take revenge, the Cromwell, firing from behind cover....... missed.

Turn 3 resulted in the defending Germans taking heavy casualties on both flanks with the middle squad laying down heavy suppressive fire. A squad of paras being wiped out after assaulting a German squad. The pride of British armour rushing in to knock out the German panzer. 

The gunner, Carl, missed... the Fritz didn't.....

Fortunately, after having lost 2 of 3 squads and 5 allied squads closing in the reaming Grenadiers withdrew......

Basically it was getting late ;)

In other news work continues on the sandbag fort....

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Latest additions to the European Theater.....

After many years of working weekends the end is finally in sight. What does that mean for me? Regular war gaming returns to my life. Huzzah!!

So, to get things going I've been painting up Panzer Grenadiers for my fellow tread head, Jim...Its a start.

In return he supplied me with some armored support.

and thanks to Hirst Arts we''ll eventually have something to fight over.. :)

Stay tuned folks.... The Imperial Guard .. er.. um.. Astra Militarum .. gets some Valkyries...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Just a little fixer upper

Huzzah!!! School has started again... More time for Dad's.

This little shack has been sitting on m desk for months. I finally finished it this weekend.

and of course my cat has been absolutely no help.....

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Its been a long time...

Ok, a really long time....

Time to resurrect this slumbering beast and get back to enjoying myself again.

My goals are simple and order is not important:

1) assemble and paint my armies
2) build some terrain
3) game
4) post at least once a week

What started all of this you ask? Well you may not but I'm gonna tell you anyway. ;)

My son is finally old enough to really start taking an interest in gaming. Which is really no surprise given that both his parents are sci-fi geeks and gamers. Let's face it dad's toy soldiers are still cooler than his.

So here are some of our armies:

Bolt Action:                              My Brits

                                                   The kid's 1st Infantry

Dystopian Wars:

Family fun for all ages, The  Kid's CoA, The Boss's Japanese group and of course my Brits..

And last but not least.....WH40K

a very well concealed Catachan themed assault group.. bring on the apocalypse!!!!