Friday, 8 July 2011

PSC Panzer IV H

Plastic Soldier Company 15mm Panzer IV. The model is very nice and I love the fact that you get 5 models in the box. It went together really well, though there was some mould lines that needed cleaning up on the tracks to get them to sit properly.

There are 5 of these and am looking to sell them, so if you are interested let me know :)

Monday, 18 April 2011

More 15mm US Moderns done

A few updates to my 15mm US moderns...been quite bust recently with uni work that haven't had the time to do any painting at all...but have recently just got a hell of a lot of coursework out of the way and fancied a bit of light relief until other deadlines start creeping up on me so I thought I'd crack on with these guys...

Just to fill you in on where all the bits have come from:
- Humvees from Irish Serb, excellent models and good price (though I believe Peter Pig do some now as well, something that they were lacking when I was shopping)
- Troops and vehicle crews from Peter Pig (the crews are converted)
- Aircraft are 1/144 scale plastic kits bought on-line
Close up of crew figure manning M248...the crew figures were converted from standard Peter Pig US infantry, the legs were hacked off and filed smooth and the webbing on the rear was also filed down so they they fitted in the turrets...

Close up of crew figure manning .50cal MG...

Close up of crew figure with M16...I thought it was a nice pose to have out the top of a humvee...

A convoy advancing across the desert...


Another close up of the crew figure with M16...

The humvees that have crew figures...

Some close ups...



Small recce patrol advancing across the desert...






Humvee with .50cal in overwatch...

Blackhawks over the desert...




Recce patrol and Blackhawk...

A-10 Warthog :D

A-10 providing fast air support for a front line recce patrol...

Next to be completed are my 2 sniper teams...and the rest of the US Infantry (24 strong) I have are all base coated waiting for the long process of camouflage application...small batches at a time me thinks

Play Testing

Me and my dad were play testing the rule set we are going to bring out within the next few months, just thought we'd see how it looks so far and iron out any of the creases...

So the game was for the US player (me) to advance on the ville Plau Qu, capture and hold...I started off with a platoon sized force with my asset points buying me an M48 tank and a Huey Hog :)


Plau Qu in the midst of steaming jungle...
The M48 ready to roll forward...
The first few turns were uneventful for the US troops...and they managed to get right up to the ville with no contact...

1st squad attempting to clear a building...but failing to pull the pin out of the grenade before thrown...doh!
Second attempt...KABOOM...building clear :)
The VC start appearing from behind the US troops...!

The rest of the buildings in the ville were cleared with grenades and knocking out enemy entry points...also the M48 destroyed another building containing an enemy entry point...
The US troops hearing movement from behind them turn and face any possible threat...
VC advancing on the ville from the old French bunker...
The M48 takes aim and blows a VC squad off the board...
US troops in the ville take fire and try returning fire with little effect...
Command element taking cover behind the tank and attempting to call in air support...

Game outcome: US Victory, they managed to hold the ville and repel the oncoming VC with the loss of 3 men and a helicopter

The rules are definitely coming together, a few small tweeks needed...and tanks are very deadly :D

And for the fun of it we had a little play...just something different...a tank on tank battle...
M48 vs T55
Outcome: M48 is more likely to win unless the T55 can ambush the M48 from the side or rear...
T-55 taking aim...hit...but the shell bounces off the front armour...
M48 lines up a shot...fires...
and KA-BOOM...

We hope to release this rule set soon, those interested keep an eye out at shows in June/July and the Parkfield Miniatures website :)