Friday, April 19, 2013

6mm Balkan Action

Before forget I found this video a few weeks ago on the battle of Jena and thought it was fantastic I wish this guy would do some more battles amazing work:

Now to the post. The fictional WWII Balkan thing was dragging in 20mm because of my inability to focus on one project so I decided to use the stuff I had in 6mm. Setting the game up had the added benefit of letting me try out a set of WWII rules I have been working on. The situation is that a fictional Balkan country is in the middle of a civil war lets say sometime in 1938. Italy responds by sending in "volunteers" to help one side but these troops are routed in an ambush shortly after arriving. The Duce infuriated sends a massive force to crush the "rebels". In come the French with a somewhat more hawkish government then historically. So the stage is set for the fictional clash.

The battle itself was centered in a valley with both sides looking to occupy a small village and road junction. The Italians had the upper hand at first ambushing the French cavalry and infantry however, French armor eventually appeared and the Italians had no answer. After trying to stop the French tanks the Italians are forced to withdraw. All infantry are Adler and tanks are GHQ. The terrain is just a sheet painted with pastels. I was trying to go for a Greek type of look and I think did okay for a first try (would look better with some Greek type buildings but I do not have any yet so used what looked closest okay not great). The buildings are a mix most bought years ago of ebay. The trees as usual are a mix with a bunch of them from Woodland.


Silent said...

Beautiful terrain! Once again I'm in awe of your work. And lovely photos too.

This is very cool, many thanks!

lekw said...

Thank you so much for the comment and kind words. Means a lot coming from you because your terrain is an inspiration. Like you I need a fast method, easy to put together and then put away. Take out the sheet look at some location photo's draw rivers and roads lay some books under as hills some rocks and trees (can never have enough trees), and more or less done. To clean just put trees and books away and throw the sheet in the laundry.

Very happy you are enjoying the blog and will continue to look at yours for great ideas and fantastic pictures.

Phil said...

Your battlefield is really impresive, great looking pictures!!

lekw said...

Thanks happy you like the pictures and blog. Tossing around the idea of doing a step by step set up post. Maybe soon, as of now have my hands full painting and basing Pendraken 10mm Austrians.