Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Better Late than Never

The first post of the New Year, which is a bit later than I had hoped, but that's life for you.

I have managed to get in two games so far this year; both of which I even managed to win! Not sure how I did that. The first game was a WWII bash on the Eastern front. Me, the plucky Russians versus Adrian and the dastardly Germans. It was one of those games that could have gone either way but for the fact I think Adrian was caught between two stalls and couldn't decide where to commit his troops. Plus some very unlucky rally rolls.
German armour hanging back and
indulging in some long range shooting
but taking casualties

a flukey  shot at long range
Two T70s taking some for the team.
Not a shot fired between the two of them.

Russian Infantry advance, taking the central farm, with the help of a KV1 which was hit repeatedly but everything bounced. It eventually knocked out the offending marder. At that point the German dice gods departed. With a string of unsuccessful rallies and out of ammo rolls the game was up.

The turning point in the game.
The second game was Pulp Alley at Adrian's in his loft. I was the baddie and Adrian was the goody, playing the doctor and his minions. I thought I had lost but, at the end of the game, when we totalled up things, it turned out I had won. I have no idea how that happened but good fun was had. Unfortunately, I forgot to take any photographs. Bugger!

On the painting and making fronts I have completed a church which is vaguely Russian looking, and some very nice Rubicon kits; an early Panther and an early Tiger. They go together very nicely. Also two resin vehicles from Die Waffenkammer, which are very nice if you don't mind waiting absolutely months and months for. Canadian post is supposed to be even worse than ours.
A 4Ground church. Have been looking for a roundish bauble to go on top to make it more Russian. No luck so far. It will do for the time being.

everybody loves a tiger
Rubicon early Panther. It's already broken down once.

A lynx; very cute.

A 234/1 armoured car. Nice!

Here's to the next time. Hope the dice gods are with you. Cheers.