Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Victrix 12mm World War II




Above, a Victrix 1/144 (12mm) Sherman (all images clickable).


Over the past 6 months, Victrix have started to crank out their new line of 12mm (1/144) WWII hard plastic miniatures. Initial releases were the Sherman, Cromwell, Panther, StuG III and Panzer IV.


German and British infantry now join the line-up, with the Hanomag 251 and Tiger I next out of the blocks.


This post looks at initial experiences with the kit and includes a couple of painted examples.


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Saturday, 13 February 2021

A Saturday afternoon parade! (Video)

 Bitterly cold outside, so what to do? A parade of course!

Just a few shots for a short video to play with figures and the camera and show some of the periods and themes that are currently interesting me. 

It doesn’t really represent the painting table, which is mainly 12mm WWII armour and infantry, plus a couple of 28mm Wars of the Roses heavy cavalry pieces.



You Tube link for a larger (non-embedded) view;

https://youtu.be/8T5IgM2fk7M


Sunday, 7 February 2021

1863 - Action at Mill Creek.



This is one of the two included scenarios in my own hex based 'Two Flags - One Nation' set of rules. It was added as an introductory type scenario, which suits today, as I am trying to do a rules edition to an open (i.e. non-hexed) table.


The table is a 4’ x 3’ and the figures are Kallistra 12mm, so has the added interest that it shows what a small game with the ‘soon to be released’ Warlord Games Epic figures might look like.


The following post examines the scenario and uses a short AAR to highlight some of the system mechanisms.


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