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Saturday, 21 January 2023

Achtung Panzer!

I recently completed this Panzer IV Ausf J early production model for my late war German collection. A 1/72nd scale model from Dragon Models.
Completed using AK ackrylic paints and weathering pencils and Mig Ammo ackrylic washes and filters.


Tuesday, 17 January 2023

A Brief Encounter

The first First Carlist War game since last May took place earlier today, would the Carlist forces repeat their success at San Hernandez?
The Carlist are holding the pass to Rawnsla in an effort to halt the latest Isabelino incursion. The Isabelinos are attacking with three battalions while awaiting support from a brigade of the British Auxillary Legion. They will start to dice to arrive on turn two or when all the Isabelinos have all entered the table which ever comes first.
Facing them are a brigade of four Carlist battalions who will be reinforced by a brigade of two newly raised recruits dicing to arrive from turn four onwards.
The Isabelinos all entered the table on turn one and wasted no time in assaulting the Carlists, routing the central Carlist battalion in short order.
The BAL promptly arrive and deploy the attached Royal Marine rocket battery in support.
The Carlist skirmishers hold their counterparts at bay despite taking heavy casualties throughout the battle.
The rocket battery fires!
It hits the Carlist artillery battery the first of three direct hits of four shots.
Back in the centre another Carlist battalion under heavy fire routs!
Things are looking bad for the Carlists but help is enroute the reinforcements are coming.
It may all be for nought as yet another battalion breaks on the left flank hopefully the reinforcements will enter the table there to shore it up.
But no they turn up on the opposite flank with nowhere to deploy fully.
Turn five and one of the Carlist brigades is broken retiring from the field compelling the newly arrived recruits to do like wise.
The pass is open!
A short but engaging game, the dice gods did not favour the Carlists this day, very poor shooting dice and with the exception of the skirmishers morale dice too.
Dave is on a roll at the start of the year with three wins under his belt.
Until next time may the dice gods be with you and if not KBO.

Friday, 13 January 2023

Two Thirty

A steady start to the new year on the painting front, first up an American Armoured Reconnaissance Patrol using AB Figures.
Here they are with their bazooka team, 30Cal and transport I did earlier.
Their first discovery are these dragons teeth on the Westwall from Battlescale. Perhaps some engineers are in order?
Next weeks game here at GHQ is a First Carlist War encounter, the collections first outing since last May.
I til then.......