Friday, October 11, 2019

SPQR



Haven´t been much blogging lately, but have still painted minis and terrain, one such small project have been the new SPQR starter box from Warlord games, lots of plastics in that box.

I just added some odd minis, like the WI Druid, 12 Perry sudanese etc adn got med 2 nice forces. Yes 1,2,3 basing...

I liked the look of the rules and the basic concept, have played a couple of time but not really hooked, at least not yet.

Anyway here are some pictures of the minis I painted, first some Celts and then some Cesarian Romans, guess I´m a Rampant junky as I grouped and painted the minis in groups of 12 :)











Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Burrows and Badgers




Jonas, David and I had a go at Burrows and Badgers last week. I got me a few of the lovely Burrows and Badgers minis from Oathsworn miniatures at Salute erlier this year, but havent come around to paint them up untill during this summer, so it was time to test them out.


The rules are very charmy and give good games, really like the idee to make it possible for small animals to beat the big ones by the bonus for perfect scores, i.e. small animals have D4 and D6 and big ones D8 and D10 but if you roll max on your dice you may add +7 so even with a D4 you can beat a D10.

The only real drawback are that i find it hard to find my way around the rules, but I probably havent got the thought behind the layout yet... I still recomend the rules as they give very noce games with in an exellent setting.

We played two games, First Jonas against David, Jonas had a small warband of just 4 minis, but they was big... David had more a bunch of small mices under command of a Big hound. They played the Mouse-Hunt scenario and was all lured by the cunning burgler mouse Gromley.














In the Second game Jonas and I played out a scenario there my warband under command of Sheriff Frog and his Veasels hemchmen that was to protect the Kings taxes they had gathered... and they managed with their task stoping a band of no good mercernaries from stealing the Kings taxes :)







Saturday, August 3, 2019

Konsum - 15mm rural grosery store 1980´s Sweden



Had to build me some Swedish 15mm terrain for our Cold War games so decided to build me a classic Swedish 1980´s rural grosery store "Konsum". The small orange thing are a public telephone both "Telefonkiosk" as this was back in the days before mobiles etc... I remember them from when I was a kid.













Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cold war gone hot - AAR 2



Painted me a small Swedish log house (4ground - Log timber house) for my 15mm Cold War Swedes so I thougt I and David had to have another game of "Seven Days to the River Rhein" so my newly painted house and also the my new modern roads got a outing. Very pleased with the roads i must say, will get me some of the road expanssions to.

I have put up a small fictional story behind our games, Soviet troops landed at the Swedish harbor of Kapellskär (far right by the sea on the top map), and are advancing inland to relife the Soviet Airborne troops landed in central Stockholm and at the International Airport Arlanda North of central Stockholm. The games we  play out revolvs around the Swedish forces that tries to halt the Soviet advance from Kapellskär to Arlanda Airport (top 2 forces on the lower map by R in Rimbo).


With a back story set we decided to double our forces from last time, 200 points to 400 points, to try the rules out a bit more.

Swedish OOB - Armoured Company
Armoured Platoon
3xStrv 103A/B

Armoured Platoon
3xStrv 103A/B

Armourd Infantry Platoon
3xPBV 302
3xInfantry

Homeguards Squad
1xInfantry

Soviet OOB - Armoured Company
Armoured Platoon
4xT-64A

Armoured Platoon
5xT-55A

Armourd Infantry Platoon
4xBTR 60
3xInfantry
1x Support, ASG-17

The Soviet Company advanced along road 77, west of Rimbo, a squad of Swedish Homeguard are watching a fule depot in the center of the table (If captured by the Soviets the Swedes lose 10 BP). The Swedes ofcourse want to inflict as much damage as possible to halt the Soviet advance and secure the fule depot.

Hers are a short recap of the battle, the Swedes got the initiative and advanced in the center with a platoon of tanks that used the center hill and their Low Silhuette to gain an advantagous possition to cover the fule depot. The second Armoured Platoon advanced from the south to the small red cottage and the Armoured infantry made a extensice flanking manouvre at the north.

The Soviets made a head on advance across the center field with their T-64 Platoon reaching the end of the field and got under heavy fire from the Swedish tank at the hill ridge. The Soviet Armoured Infantry advanced in support of the T-64´s aling the northern dirt road but was a bit to offensive and the lead BTR got blown up. The Soviet T-55 platoon splited in 2 Sections, one advance along the road ending up in a firefight with the leas swedish tank that they managed to knockout... the second section of T-55 made a extensice flanking manouvre at the south.



The fighting continued and to a start it looked like the Soviets would be victorious as they managed to capture the fuel depot, but due to good use of the S-tanks the swedes managed to knockout more than 50% of the russian tank´s and BTR´s and thereby halted the Soviet advance for a couple of houres...

Below you find bunch of pictures from the game.