Saturday was the latest gathering of like minds, which is a scary thought, at the Devon Wargames Group. Three games were played, 28mm English Civil War, 15mm Napoleonics and 15mm WW2.
|Things begin at Marston Moor|
|Contact in the centre|
|JJ's Talavera game|
If you want inspiration on what you can do with 15mm figures and some spare time then check out his previous posts about the Talavera project, they are worth looking at.
|These are not the gun's your looking for|
|Brits appear to steady the line|
|Unhappy Spanish Cavalry|
|German's advance through the woods|
Each German player had a platoon of infantry (4 squads of 10 men plus a 5cm mortar) plus 2 Pz IIs, 2 Pz 38ts, 2 Sd222s, a tripod MG and an engineer section in support. The British platoon(3 squads of 8, 2" mortar and Boys AT rifle) were supported by a Vickers MG team and a 2pdr gun while the French Platoon(3 squads of 12) were backed up by a Hotchkiss MG and a mighty 25mm AT gun. The allies also had a carrier section(3 Bren carriers) and a single Vickers VI light tank as reinforcements.
|Defenders appear in their entrenchments|
|2pdr appears, not that it did much|
|French 25mm gun gets hit|
I have managed a bit of painting too, so things are not going too bad. First things I have done were a couple of 4Ground 15mm terraced buildings that I have based and detailed to improve how they look on the table. At least that's the plan anyway. First one was a definite learning experience and took far longer than the second. The buildings have been painted up to cover the scorch marks from the laser. They were then attached to a hardboard base with some pavements and back gardens added. I cut the board too big and was left with some space at the end(measure and check before cutting), so I added a small allotment to fill that. The walls and fences are 4Ground too, with plants from various sources. Some are just grass tufts while others are railway modellers scenic bits. The garden paving is Wills sheets of various types. they are a bit overscale but look ok and will do. I think they came out well and will soon be joined by some more as I have many buildings that need doing.
The second terrace was based on a correctly cut bit of hardboard and has more grass in the gardens. As I said, it's been a learning experience. It's been a fun exercise though and will be repeated soon(ish).
Final things were some entrenched 15mm WW2 British and French infantry. The figures are all from Skytrex, but the French are really Germans with Peter Pig heads fitted. Nobody does dug in French troops.
Well that's your lot again. I am off to paint some more on the French tanks I am doing before calling it a night and going to bed. Off to Torbay Hospital tomorrow for the op on my stomach, assuming they have found me a bed as I have to stay in for a day or two. Have fun while I'm offline, I know I won't.