And so it began...

My intention for this blog is for it to be a record of my gaming experiences, trials, tribulations and painting and modelling efforts.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Test FJ Marder - Feedback?

Well vehicles don't take as longs as infantry stands thats for sure. This is a test  to see how it turns out. Not sure on the tracks. I tried to make them look worn and muddy but not sure if it looks okay. Probably need a highlight on the edge of the armour plus I have a couple of crew to do.
Like to get some feedback from those watching...
Marder II

Friday, 27 April 2012

Fallschirmjager update

Well progressing slowly. Finished two stands of HMGs and have all my marders undercoated and ready to paint. I am looking forward to painting some vehicles as all I have been doing so far is infantry. Will try and do a test marder tonight and see how it turns out. Playing some more FOW tomorrow morning so looking forward to that.

FJ HMGs finished

Marders undercoated and ready to start painting

Saturday, 21 April 2012

FOW painting flurry...

Yikes my first FOW tournament, Southcon, has crept up on me quicker than I thought. Got a bit sidetracked by Dark Age (thanks Bruce) and am now up against it to get everything painted for my fallschirmjagers. This is the list I am thinking of taking:

FJ Command with PK + 2 x 8cm GW42 mortars – 120
2 full FJ Platoons with PKs - 540
4 FJ Marder IIs - 400
3 15cm NW41 – 115
Machine gun platoon (one section) - 80
1 Light Panzarpah patrol 110
3 x pak38 -135
Progress to date is that both FJ paltoons are painted as is my two HQ stands so as you can see still a fair bit to go. Today results:
- I got my nebelwerfers assembled and associated command and observer stands.
- Partially assembled my marders (not easy to attach the gun shiled and gun so WIP)
- painted my two GW42 mortars
- my panzarpah platoon and pak38s are on their way from Maelstrom :-)
My two FJ platoons

WIP from today: Nebelwerfers, mortars and marders
Tournaments are a great way to get things done in a hurry. Southcon is on Queens Birthday weekend here in Dunedin on June 2nd and 3rd so should get sorted by then. Only other thing I need to do is learn the rules and have a few games...more updates to follow...

Saturday, 14 April 2012

New toys for DW

Went down to the local club today for a run with FOW. Just learning the ropes so running a few small scale skirmishes. While I was there I picked up a few extra bits for Dystopian Wars plus the new rule book. Being Steampunk I just had add in a few more airships and of course some flying robots!!!
Sadly these won't get painted for a while as I really need to get on with my FOW army with a tournament coming up soon.