Saturday 20 November 2010

10mm Ardennes, First Game

After having finished enough models and scenery we tried out our first games today in this setting. Roughly 3000 Points of Germans vs 2000 Points of (Big Dave’s) American Paratroopers in an Assault on an American held town

The Table is still pretty sparse (more scenery is in the works), A German CO can be seen driving forward a battlegroup comprising Jagpanzer IV’s, a Jagdtiger and some Marder II’s

Meanwhile the American Paras lie low in the new urban Terrain Tiles (Build another 20 of these and we could do Stalingrad!).

The first few turns are pretty uneventful until the Ami’s land a stonk on the German Trucks putting them a third way towards their breakpoint!

The second part of the German Force comprising the remaining trucked infantry and some Hetzers thunders through a forest. A lurking Para Recce jeep gets the sharp end of some German Bayonets and is removed

Meanwhile on the right flank long range fire is exchanged resulting in the picking off of dug in America At guns and the destruction of the Marder III’s

The Marder III’s make it to the edge of the town only to fail their command roll, the Ami’s pour out of the buildings taking advantage of the Hetzers narrow line of Sight and engage them up close.

With further failed command rolls and blunders the situation goes from bad to worse for the Germans losing all three Hetzers. They have now reached their break point and need to start testing.

Although the Germans hang on for another couple of turns At -4! They eventually break giving the Americans a victory.

Thoughts on the Game.

I thought this would be an east victory for the Germans as the Americans had no armour, however winkling elite troops out of dense urban terrain whilst being smacked with Artillery and Mortars proved to be very difficult. Added to that whenever there was a critical roll the Germans had to make they would inevitably fail it which didn’t help!

All in all a fun game, with some further terrain that will break up LOS the Germans will be back for more.

Ardennes German Battlegroup II

Finished these off with just the HQ's and CO to do, roughly 3000 pts

Models are Pendraken (Infantry & Jagdtiger) and Pithead (Vehicles)

Monday 8 November 2010

10mm Ardennes Scenery

This is the first (test piece) of scenery, depicting a bunker as I imagine on part of the west wall.

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Normandy Panzer Battalion 10mm

Pz IV H's and Panthers with a Wirblewind and 234/1 recon AC (only because no-one seems to make a 10mm Pz II Luchs). Engineers with a HT and Inf On motorcycles.

My CO with a spare truck

Normandy StuG Brigade 10mm

These were finished a while ago...

Models from Pendraken & Pithead

Ardennes German Battlegroup

Currently building 10mm German (bad Guys again) Battlegroup for BKC II, intended to fight the Ardennes campaign. These are a few test pieces to get the snow right

There will be some scenery to follow and some further pics once completed.

Wednesday 26 May 2010

10mm Late War Germans

Had a quick game with these the other day using the Bitzkreig commander II, these still need finishing off with an ungodly amount of infantry and StuGs to paint.

Tuesday 20 April 2010

A Very British Civil War

The latest game we played was our take on A very British Civil War using the Rules of engagement system. All in all a fun games which essentially consisted of huge melee in the centre of the table. I'm not sure ROE is the most suitable system for this but we may try again.

The Assembled Fasict force consisting of (from left to right) a unit of German Paras, BUF HQ Squad, BUF Squad, 2 Units of Militia and an HMG. At the far right can be seen the sinister Sons of Crowley.

The Melee of Doom

A full battle report can be found here:-

More Rules of Engagement

An update!

These are intended to be used as a low quality german platoon using the optional rules from the great Escape Website, about half done at the moment

The snow was made with a 50/50 mix of Bicarbonate of Soda and PVA, after reading this guide.

Wednesday 24 February 2010


I've not posted anything for a while for a couple of reasons, one my computers graphics card failed and it took an ungodly amount of time for the replacement to arrive and two I've moved house. Rest assured however everything is sorted now and I'm painting again.

The two projects I'm working on at the moment is a late war Heer Platoon for Rules of Engagement, all in snowy goodness to match the Fallschirmjäger and the huge amount of late war German 10mm I bought.

Pics to follow shortly...