I must, again, apologize for the unsightly black spot that is appearing in their midst. The joys of having a toddler who is fascinated with modern electronics :) But it's a great excuse to buy a new camera...
Their basing scheme is inspired by Battlegroup: Kursk but can fit right in with Flames of War, Crossfire, just about anyone's rules I think. Here they technically serve as a Company but if you up the scale, they are suddenly a Battalion or a small Brigade in Rapid Fire speak.
|8 Battlegroup Squads. Or 8 Rapid Fire Companies. Or a shed-load of Platoons...you get the idea.|
|Platoon leader and FO stand.|
|PAK-38 finally based. There's another one laying around my basement somewhere.|
|The Company FO stand. Obligatory dude on radio, dude with binoculars, and a rifleman (driver)...|
|Happy mix of PSC, Wargames Factory, Battlefront, Command Decision, you name it!|
|HMG tripod mounted.|
|The motorpool so far. I thought I had painted, based, and flocked everyone. Not so. Found 2 more painted 251's in my drawer of Germans...|
|kit-based SP Mortar!!!|
Working night shift lately hence the odd periods of stuff getting done and stuff sitting around. I have been on a terrain kick lately and experimenting with all kinds of ideas for roads, streams, buildings, etc. I think the next game I'll play will be a "proper" Volley & Bayonet game or a Squad Leader in Minaiture game.
By the way, I am rebasing all of my 20mm horse and musket stuff for Volley & Bayonet and will have dedicated unit stands for all. I have too much of an investment in plastic to get rid of them and since I am basing my 15mm guys on smaller square stands for Black Powder, I figure all those lovely Napoleonics I painted up should not go to waste. Look for them in future posts! I would like to start prepping bases this week.
I will be reading up a little on Squad Leader today on the train ride into work, in anticipation of my first game of Squad Leader in Miniature (SLIM). It's good to have more than enough miniatures and vehicles already painted up to play a game. One of my favorite scenarios, "The Guards Counterattack" or "The Hedgehog of Piepsk" will be my first game.