Tonight we finally got in a game of FoW in after about 3-4 weeks without any gaming. It was supposed to be 2 vs 2 game with 4x 1000pts forces in the desert but Nigel couldn't make it so in the end Kent and I amalgamated our forces and ran a combined carri/panzer company vs Dale's light armoured squadron. a typical swirling desert clash that Dale managed to win, though as with all good games it went down to the wire and both sides were on the verge of breaking the otger and so grabbing victory. .
Last night I finally broke the painting drought and painted up 3 stands of Warlord Games Russian infantry. They are easy to out together (only 3 pieces) and paint up very well. They are a wee bit slimmer than the Front Rank metals that make up the bulk of my army but they fit together well. The stand on the far left is Front Rank, the other three are the Warlord Games Russians. I am also keen to get some of the new Perry plastics in the not to distant future.
I will have to take a stock take of my Russian force soon. I'm looking forward to testing out Black Powder in the next week or two (when the rules arrive) but am a bit undecided whether to go for 4 or 6 stands per battalion. If I go for 6 as the standard then I'll need to have 8 stand Austrian battalions and that is maybe a bit much to paint. I guess it will depend a bit on how easily broken the smaller 4 stand battalions are in the game as to which size we end up going with.