Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 2012

Good month for the hobby. Got back into some painting and attended four days at Historicon.

95 x Sci-fi figures: 95 points

I have two more groups of Khurasan sci-fi figures primed plus a few of the new figures from Historicon.
Also have all the vehicles I bought at Historicon primed.

August focus will be on the sci fi figs and these WWII vehicles.

As an added benefit from the days at the convention, my son wants to run a game for kids next year and he has been testing his own WWII rules.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Historicon 2012

My son and I attended a few days at Historicon in Fredericksberg VA.

The convention site seemed great to me with plenty of space, hotels and food close by, and local shopping. 4 to 5 hours away, I will attend again next year.

We each played in a few games. I especially enjoyed  the two Field of Battle games put on by Peter Anderson.
Seargents Miniatures Game...combo board/miniatures game.

Squad Leader Noah

His squad advances on the dug in Germans.

The first casualty.

Our side won!

Kids Wargaming 101

The Generals


1st Polotsk with Field of Battle

My Russian heavy cavalry advance boldly on the far left.

And tie down a full division plus two brigades of reserve cavalry.

My objective...the well defended church.

The cavalry pulls back but they did delay the enemy and pull the reserves to my side of the table.

A renadier division advances on the church supported by a line of guns.

The stoic Russians absorb the casualties and hit the Bavarian defenders.

The gun line protects the open left flank.

My Grenadiers took the objective and split the enemy line.

With more troops coming up as reinforcements.

A late enmy counter-attack got broken up by concentrated artillery fire.

Meanwhile, on the far flank, the Russians began to envelope the French line.

Cossacks got into the enemy rear and casused havoc.

More troops move into the center to secure the objective.

The height of the advance...nothing between my forward unit and the enemy rear except routing units.

The victory is complete on the opposite flank.

A decisive Russian victory.

Sharpe Practive game in Egypt.

French troops were defending against the British and Mamelukes.

Mameluke troops ready to attack the infidel.

My cavalry charges the French forcing two units to retreat and form square.

Not much success on the other end of the battle.

Last ditch effort to attack the French pillaging the tomb.

Only picture of the Battle of Lecco game using Carnage and Glory rules.

Battle of Malojaroslawez, another Field of Battle game

Cossacks on the flank...these guys got shot to pieces.

My command in the center...Russian infantry advancing onto the field.

I advanced all the way to the town, but could not take the buildings. I did manage to chase away some cavalry with my infantry.

Troops packed into a small area.

Reserves moving to protect the left flank.

French advanced, but suffered severe losses to artillery fire.

End game...a minor Russian victory.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


More progress on my sci-fi troops. I have now completed the expansions to three sets I had painted before. All miniatures are from Khurasan.

This group includes:
Control Battalion

I like the control battalion troops the best with the odd helmet/mask. The rebels also make for good mid-tech "surviviors".

Good progress this month. I am also priming the last three groups of Khurasan troops on hand. A platoon each of Federals, Neo-Russians, and Neo-Arabs.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Khurasan figures

Some more painted figures from Khurasan...he is producing tons of 15mm figures...faster than I can paint them.

HAZMAT suit armed troops, alien mercenaries, guards, scientists/doctors, and civilians.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

June 2012

31 x 15mm individual figures: 31 Points

I finished the rebasing project (about 500 figures) for all my individually mounted skirmish figures. They are all now textured, flocked, and have a magnetic base.

Games Played
3 x Tomorrow's War
2 x Flying Lead

plus lots of MineCraft!

Mid-year Review
1- Completed all on hand sci-fi figures...until I bought a new batch
2- Completed all the buildings I have bought over three years...except the paper buildings, will sell those
3- No progress on Ancients
4- Did not attend Cold Wars, but have big plans for a 4 day stay at Historicon with my son
5- Tracked spending...down from previous years
6- Less painting production but more disciplined this year

Plans for the rest of the year
1- Finish up all on hand sci-fi figures
2- Attend Historicon
3- Complete a set of desert board tiles
4- Purchase and paint remaining figures from Khurasan
5- Purchase and paint sci-fi vehicles

I am also considering getting a company of British/Canadian troops for IABSM.

Ancients and the expansion of the Katzenstein forces have been pushed to 2013.

A few pics from another game the Junior General set up...I was massacred!
My waves of low quality troops attack the dug in defenders.

POWs tried to escape...and were executed on the docks.

Pinned the front line heavy machineguns...but at a heavy price.

I barely breached the obstacle belt.

I could not exploit the limited success on the flank...he beat me back with a well timed charge into close combat.