Sunday, January 6, 2013

Stalingrad Table

 A busy time of year with holidays and plenty of work to do renovating and general maintenance jobs  and I've just started a major renovation project on a rental so although on holiday I'm flat out trying to get it done before I go back to work.   So haven't had much time for gaming related stuff. I have managed however to paint the last three Commission Figurine buildings. These, along with some JR Miniature buildings, will be used for the urban Stalingrad table at Day of Days. I need to make some railyards and other terrain to finish it off. Although people typically think of the city as major close quarters fighting, there ere actually plenty of more open spaces in and around the city- the book Death of the Leaping Horsemen (about the 24th Panzer Div during the battle) for instance has lots of fantastic photos of the more open areas of the city so this table will be a bit more open than some city tables.


 I'm tempted to make new roofs for the JR building from their Arnhem range but will see how motivated I am in the next few weeks.



 The only figures I've done in the past week are these late war Winter mortar teams- like the LW US infantry in greatcoats these are some of the nicest BF figures I've purchased in a long, long time.



Craig

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    1. Cheers Monty- have rubble piles for my other urban table but not sure if I want to make snow covered rubble too but probably should to finish it off.

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  2. Superb. Every time I visit your blog, I come away wanting to paint and play FoW.

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    1. Cheers Monty. With the right players and the right attitude its a fun game, with complete dickheads not so much. But that is the same in any ruleset:)

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  3. Stalingrad is coming on very well!

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    1. We are gettig there Scott, need to add los of rubble ec but the basics are done.

      Numbers are looking good including several players popping down from Wellington so should be a fun weekend.

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  4. Wow, a really great array of FoW stuff. I really like how your Stalingrad is coming along. Just stumbled upon your blog and I just google connect with you.

    I have a Hobbyist/Collectible/Wargaming Miniature blog too. I am not sure if you have heard of GHQ Wargaming but I collect a decent amount of 1/285 Armor and 1/2400 Modern Naval Ships.

    Do check it out and google connect with me at www.toyconstruct.blogspot.com

    Once again, I would like to say, Great stuff!

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    1. Very cool site- lots of interesting stuff

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    2. So have you heard of GHQ Miniatures? and Thanks for the add. Really appreciate it (:

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  5. Very cool, Craig! It's a pitty that you're playing the wrong system, the wrong scale and live on the wrong side of the planet. But maybe it's just me, who's all wrong ;)

    Cheers,
    Mojo

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  6. There is no such thing as a wrong system Mojo :)

    Scale, now that I agree with these days I struggle to see smaller than under 28mm to paint


    Craig

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  7. Just got into FOW and came across your blog, outstanding stuff!

    Is it possible to join your blog list and of course I will add you to mine?

    http://aureliuslegion.blogspot.com/

    Thanks

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