Sunday, November 28, 2010

RAPIDO! SCW Cavalry


I finished some of the Nationalist Cavalry from Empress Miniatures that I bought long ago when they were Anglian Miniatures.




Age of Glory carries the line in the US. The figures are a joy to paint, just taking sometime to get through the whole platoon. The walls are from Crescent Root Studios.

More to come,
Doc

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Invisible Terror!

A few more figures added to my Pulp collection:



"Do You Know What's Under Here?! Nothing! Nothing! Muhahhahhaa!"



"Really Ms.Page, it's getting quite desperate with you always getting tied up by strangers"

Figures by Copplestone, Reaper Miniatures, and Pulp Figures.

More to Come,
Doc

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Root , Cold Wars 2011

USMC of the MNF, Multi National Force, sent in 1982 as peace keepers for a war torn Lebanon.

The figures are ones I bought long ago from Mongrel Miniatures that are now owned by Newline Designs.

Two Modern conflict loving members of our Club started gaming this period and asked the rest of us if we would like to join in and run some games for Cold Wars 2011 (pretty fitting right?). Jon and Mark both started 15mm forces, which thanks to them I have the beginnings of some PLO, and another member also has 28mm figs like myself which will give us a couple different scales to show the conflict.

So these long forgotten minis came out of cold storage and got put into my work que. Above are my first 2 out of the batch of 50 + a LVTP that I have. The woodland camo made for a nice challenge, used a couple different Ospreys, online photos, and some in depth conversation from Iron Ivan Games own Chal who wore it in the late 80's. Still looking for a good reference for the LVTP's camo scheme.

Next up will be some PLO/Amal forces to challenge the 28mm IDF that a friend is painting and also to harass the USMC. We plan on using Iron Ivan's Modern Rules supplement, Seek Out Close With And Destroy for the 28mm skirmishing.

So far the best book that I have read for the Marine experience is The Root, but looking for more.

Lastly, been very busy lately, both home, work, and hobby :) so there are a lot more posts coming up!

Doc

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Brunete 1937, The Republic Counterattacks!

A focus has been chosen for the ATACAD Spanish Civil War Project for Historicon 2011,
BRUNETE 1937
This is the Spanish Republic's big Counterattack that was meant to relieve pressure on the Northern Campaign and also destroy a Nationalist salient, but history wrote a story different from the Republican plans. Brunete offers a variety of troops, armor, and aircraft for a SCW player to field making this an exciting project.

More to come!
Doc

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ATACAD! 2011 Historicon

A new Yahoo Group has been formed to gather fellow gamers interested in the Spanish Civil War and who would like to participate or host games in the upcoming Historicon 2011 Convention:

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/ATACAD/

Here we will be discussing scenarios, forces and other aspects of gaming the conflict.

If you would like to try your hand at what has been called the First Battle of WW2, join us!

More to come,
Doc