Monday, February 20, 2012

From RayR: 15mm Native American Tribal Warriors from the French & Indian Wars (231 points)

Ray sends in two large groups of Native American (or First Nations) warriors for use in his French & Indian Wars games.

The first batch we see here are 15mm Peter Pig castings. Ray painted them to represent a variety of tribes so they could be used for either side of the conflict or for inter-tribal warfare as well.

The second group below are from Freikorps and QRF. These are 15mm as well.

These two groups will give Ray a tidy 231 points to add to his total. This will see Ray break through the 2K barrier. Very nice work, Ray!

From ScottB: 15mm WWII German Panzergrenadiers (78 points)

Scott sends in this very fine submission of a Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier headquarters group in late-war camouflage.

These models and figures from the 15mm Battlefront range.

Great work on the stowage, aerials, decals and camo. They really help to provide those finishing touches on the vehicles.

I believe Scott has another 20 halftracks in the pipeline so we should be seeing a veritable feast of SdKfz 251s in the near future!

This group will give Scott 78 points as I've added a bit extra for the nice work on the vehicle stowage and detailing. Lovely work and welcome aboard, Scott!

From DallasE: 28mm WWII American Infantry (40 points)

Dallas and Greg are getting together a collection of miniatures and vehicles to play some skirmish games set in the Ardennes so Dallas sends in these eight American infantrymen to help bolster his hapless lads with their first encounter with Pieper's onslaught.

These are 28mm Bolt Action miniatures (available through Warlord).

I really like these guys, especially the running medic.

These eight infantrymen will add 40 points to Dallas' total. Well done! I look forward to reading some AARs on this project from the Fawcett Ave Conscript's blog.

From JuanM: 28mm 16th Century Soldiers, Peasants and 19th Century British Nordenfelt Crew (45 points)

Juan sends some great shots of some new additions to his collection. First up is a 16th century group depicting three soldiers and a poor peasant (well, I guess peasants are poor by default...) 

The soldiers are plastic models from the Perry twins Mercenaries boxed set, while the peasant is from Pro Gloria. All are 28mm.

On Fran's recommendation, Juan is going to use 'The Lord of the Rings' rules for these which I think is a great idea as they are excellent for skirmish scenarios. I know the guys from The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts use them for several periods, even spaceship combat!

Next up is a British Royal Navy Nordenfelt machine gun and crew. These saw action during the wars in the Sudan. This is a 28mm Perry Miniatures set.

Juan's gaming group is currently playing a series of inter-linked games set in the Sudan using the 'Black Powder' rules. From my understanding, Juan is having a great time playing the Sudanese as they've had some early victories.

These two groups will give him 45 points. Very nice work, Juan, and good luck facing up to that Nordenfelt in your upcoming games (remember: duck and weave)!

From ChrisP: 15mm WWII German Motorcycles and Infantry Gun (125 points)

Chris had a WWII game to quickly prepare for and so took an enforced break from his ancient Greek Myrmidons in order to complete this great WWII German motorcycle reconnaissance group along with two 150mm infantry guns.

These are all 15mm miniatures from Battlefront. I've always had a soft spot for the German BMW and sidecar combo. It must be all those films from the 60s and 70s - to me they're so quintessentially...Wehrmacht. 

I like the high-contrast of the German greys against the sun-burnt grass basing. It really makes them 'pop' and be noticed (I know, great for gaming but not so good if it were actual combat conditions...).

This group will give Chris 125 points. I hope you had a good game with them, Chris! They look great.