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.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Civil War Figures

Some shots of 6mm American Civil War figures. Not a project just a chance to paint some of the pretty Adler figures. These are real works of art and just a lot of fun to paint. The cavalry were particularly a joy to paint. The wagons are Baccus houses timecast and the civilians from one of the irregular miniature packs I bought like six years ago and finally painted and based. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fictional Battle

I have been building up some fictional Balkan/Baltic type 15mm stuff for years and finally got a few out on the table. The skirmish is centered around a group of Iron League forces (These are the fascist faction), holding a local village The government responds quickly by sending in local forces and a special guard unit with a nasty surprise for the fascists. 

I tried out triumph of the will rules for this solo skirmish. The buildings are a mix as are the trees. The League forces are all Peter Pig as is the ft-17 and the British infantry. The government reserves are a mix of Eureka Bulgarians and Serbs with helmet. I think all the casts are fantastic except I wish Eureka would make less firing pose figures (for some reason I just don't like firing units), and that Peter Pig would add some variation to the Frikorps pack.