Monday, April 30, 2018

L'Art De La Guerre (ADLG)

I bought these rules recently and read through them once. I have two standing armies (Vikings and Anglo-Saxons). Each army is 25mm and over 100 figures each. Since they are all single based I need to make some sabot bases for them so I can play ADLG. I am researching what is the best (expense and time) method to do these since I will need about 40 bases of 80x40. These will be two smaller armies, less than 150 points each in ADLG terms. Not sure how much I want to add to them for ADLG. My main purpose for getting ADLG is to build two HYW armies in 15mm. I was not that hot on FOG so I wanted to try ADLG. I am open to trying other rules too and it seems like a never ending saga (no pun intended) to find what I like in ancient and medieval rules.

Here is my Viking army laid out on a draft formation for what I have based on 3 corps for ADLG rules.

And bellow are the Anglo-Saxon's I have to work with.


Just finished these 3 M10 Wolverine tank destroyers. Nothing spectacular and the picture is not great but they are done. Models are Command Decision

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Almost a Year has gone by..

since I posted last. I won't bore you with the usual details about life getting in the way. Fact is I have been a lazy blogger, but busy in life. I did however, get some stuff done. I  started my FIW 18mm figures for Sharp Practice with enough Native Americans to last a lifetime. I completed a couple leaders for both the English and the French, and I will post those pics soon. I have finished  my WWII German Grenadier company and from the pics below you can see some of the Blue Moon FIW figures I've started. I am on the tail end of my US Airborne Company too.

I also got in a few games in with my son while he was home on college break. Its nice to have a fellow wargamer in the house. Unfortunately he is as OCD as I am! He does opposite eras than I do so its really nice to have a variety of games to be able to play at anytime. Here is a game of  Fistful of Lead we recently played.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sharp Practice 2 French and Indian War

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have just started a new project, SP2 using 18mm Blue Moon figures for the F&IW. These figures are fantastic and I picked up a bunch at this years Cold Wars in March. I also bought a small log cabin which I just finished last week.
It's not a bad model at all. The roof lifts off so miniatures can be placed inside.

My first batch I'm working on are the Woodland Indians. Since these are the first Native Americans I have ever painted I am exploring different paint colors. I think I have settled on this below. It's pretty hard to see but I will take more pictures soon of this test piece.

I'm really looking forward to this project and should have more time to complete now that high school sports for my daughter are winding down!

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, 4th grade style!

For the second year running I played tour guide to my daughter's 4th grade class. Every year she brings her class to Gettysburg as part of their history curriculum. She does a fantastic job with these kids and they are so enthusiastic to learn about the Civil War and this battle in particular. I really enjoy this event and even though its short and really scaled down for these young kids it does my heart good to see how excited they are. This year I assigned 3 volunteer squad leaders and formed the class into a mini-platoon and they ate it up! The squad leaders were fantastic and really got into it. They reported to me at ever stop "1st squad all present and accounted for Sir"! LOL!! They had been prepped before hand by my daughter that I have 20+ years in the Army, so I'm not sure how much that took into account! Either way is was a blast!
Here are the little troopers at Devils Den before we hiked up to Little Round Top!

View from Little Round Top looking back at Devils Den..sorry not a great picture.

Gettysburg is truly a national treasure!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A few Sherman's

Just finished these up the other day. Needed a break from multiple projects just limping along. See previous post. Going to eliminate at least one project. I want to complete my FOW project before I move on. Recently decided I need more playing time and less building and painting time. I already have a couple large armies. 15mm Napoleonic and 28mm Saxon-Viking. I'd like to do more skirmish gaming and posting on here which as you can see has been very sparse. I want to share more. Have a great day!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Grenadier Platoons

Just completed these two platoons of FOW German Grenadiers. As a newbie to FOW I'm reading the rules and forums from various websites. One of the things I will do different I think is to base 4 figures to a base instead of five. This looks crowded but I'm still happy with them. I need to get better with the camera too.