Friday, March 31, 2017

Christmas Building

Becky, my sister in law and her husband, Jeff, gave me this little building as a Christmas gift.

It's actually a Christmas tree decoration.

It's a nice little chapel.

It's a cardboard building.

It's a very nice size.

A reminder to always keep a look out for wargame buildings!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Indian National Army

Sometimes I do figure conversions and have bits left over.

I save the bits and recently when through them all and figured out a way to return over 200 partial figures back into service.

Most of these original figures donated heads to other figures.  

Most of these were British Indian Army troops and a few Japanese and various British troops.

I managed to find new heads for them so they could be returned to service as Japanese allies, Indian National Army troops.

One of the figures is even an elephant Mahout.  

Same figures after a bit of primer.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Larry uses a hex based ranging and movement system.

My troops dropped some smoke on the enemy to cover movement.  White smoke on turn one, yellow on turn two, turn three they yellow smoke goes away.

My village sent trucks to haul off loot and kept lots of troops to guard the village.

Larry sent boats to the ship.

The crew repelled the attack and in the end the ship managed to get away.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

African Wargame

Played a wargame at Larry's house recently.

COL Jim and Joe and I played with Larry and Keith.

Several small African villages tried to salvage a ship stranded on some rocks.

They were opposed by another village and government forces.

Sort of a four sided wargame.

Each group had to guard their village and send forces to grab the loot.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Roco T34 Tanks

The Soviet Collection has been getting a lot of work this past year.

The BT-7 tanks have had the flash cut off, and they have been primer painted.

The Roco T-34/76 tanks have been repaired, and painted.

About 200 of them are done.  And a few bridge launchers, and the T-44 tanks also.

Still more work to do yet as well.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Soviet Tanks

Twenty tanks, all ready for combat.

T44 tanks in the WWII version.

A simple yet different conversion.

Twenty tanks, two companies.

Plenty tanks for a pretty good wargame.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Soviet Tanks

I finally got my T44 company completed.

I am also just finishing my T34/76 company too.

These tanks were in rough shape, they needed a lot of work.

But they are all better now.

And they are all nicely painted up too.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Captured Soviet Guns

Finland also captured a number of these guns and so you could supply them to your Finnish Army, if you have one.

The Germans used them in Normandy.

The Germans also used them in the Mediterranean theater.

So guns like this can be used in many scenarios.

I don't give my troops a lot of captured equipment, but it's nice to get something different now and then.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

German Artillery

These are the 1/72nd scale Zvezda howitzer.

I painted them panzer gray for German use and painted the base a contrasting dirt tan color.

I got some extra Revell artillery crew figures from their excellent WWII German Artillery set as crewmen.

The Germans usually used these in batteries of four guns.

I have not determined what towing vehicle I will use, but probably halftracks.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

122mm Artillery

2016 has been the year of building German artillery and Soviet artillery and tanks.

Here is a little of both, a Soviet made 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30).

Soviet 122mm howitzers captured and put back into service by the Germans.

The Germans called it the 12,2 cm s.F.H.396(r).

Crew by Revell.