CROSSFIRE PROJECT REDUX!
That's right, one of my all-time favorite games is getting a facelift. In honor of "World Crossfire Day 2014" we're revamping and re-doing the Crossfire forces. In what used to be a 15mm game, I've taken all of my 20mm troops based individually for "Disposable Heroes" and based them 3 to a stand on 1 1/4" Crossfire bases.
|2 Crossfire platoons each, along with their respective Platoon Leaders, the Company Commanders are in the background.|
|unfinished Stug-III. I have a TC figure for the commander as well as some stowage to laden this with. Once the decals get on there, it'll really pop!|
|painted in army-painter desert yellow and tamiya red-brown|
As summer draws to a close, a report on "The Summer of Horse and Musket" is way overdue. After some conversations with Ken, I decided on rebasing my Horse and Musket guys again. Truth be told, there's no reason I can't put 6 troops on a stand. So even though it will open up more work for me, I think the results will look much better in the long run
|"I feel naked without my flock" French commander eagerly awaits a generous sprinkling of green flock on his base. The horse still needs some highlights added.|
|Der Anhalt underwent some changes as well, going from 6 bases to 4. I think it gives a more "densely packed" troop look to it, and is probably more conducive to fighting battles on my modest 6 x 4 table.|
|An unruly British battalion. Note the wide variety of poses...|
|They don't look like it now, but they'll be an Austrian Battalion when I'm finished with them!|
15mm WORLD WAR II
Is there an end in sight for my WW2 project? Absolutely not! After a huge wave of "birthday reinforcements" this summer we have a fresh batch of new troops and vehicles to paint and base including German Infantry Heavy Weapons, Soviet AT Guns, Soviet Heavy Weapons, German Recce, German "Big Cats" and artillery. Charles Grant's "Battle" has proven an excellent system to handle large battles on the tabletop, producing realistic results. That and the Battlegroup series has reinvigorated my desire to get more and more units completed for larger games.
|Paint more, comrade. And this is only half of it...|
|Keep on truckin! Soviet trucks rolling off the assembly line. They will head to the "People's Dry-Brushing Department" before heading off to detailing, and then straight into combat.|
|Strength in numbers. Another 222!?!?!|
|Mountains of lead. Here you see a Soviet SMG Battalion, a German SS Company, and the makings of a new Eastern Front Crossfire unit as well...It never ends!!|
For gaming, I'm very much wanting to try "SabreSquadron" as well as find a rules set and basing convention for my 20mm 1/72 fantasy troops. Flames of War Moderns has been calling my name as well! Using some of the home-grown and BF-produced supplements, I would sure like to play some "Fate of a Nation" Arab-Israeli wars, as well as Cold War Hot games with all that 15mm lead and plastic I bought last year.
Thanks for tuning in!