Danny and Palmer came over for a few games tonight and we took the opportunity to run a test game of In Her Majesty’s Name for Palmer. Danny only had his über equipped Predator force with him and we didn’t think that it would be fair to have Palmer face them so I quickly put together a Company using my Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten Dagonite Cult.
We played on a partial section of the terrain that had been set up for our earlier Bolt Action game.
As part of our demo day at Sentry Box we ran a 1000pt Bolt Action game with my Germans and Palmer’s Americans. This was the largest game we have run yet and had the widest number of units and vehicles that we’ve used.
We played Hold Until Relieved with Palmer attacking and my Germans defending. The Hotel in the centre of the table was the objective for the game. Palmer was attacking from the right (in the photo above) and had placed his three infantry units in the two rightmost farm houses and in the orchard. I placed an MMG team in the upper floor of the Hotel and an infantry squad in the ruined church next to it.
I didn’t have a chance to take photos before our game today so here are my completed StuG III G and the leIG18 team.
Not entirely happy with the StuG but I learned a bit about painting the camouflage and weathering. Now on to some of the infantry.
Just a quick post to show a photo of my 28mm Warlord StuG G. I’ve just done a pin wash on it and am cleaning up the wash before doing some further work.
Warlord Games 28mm StuG G
I have the schurzen which I will also be attaching. Next up is some more cleaning and then a dry brush and then the camo. The photo is coming out a lot more yellow than it looks on my desktop. I blame the “natural” light bulbs.
I had a few hours to myself today so I managed to get some painting done. I started work on the leIG18 and crew as well as the StuG III G for my Bolt Action force. I also started work on PanO Military Order starter set. The StuG III is still in parts as I need to paint the tracks prior to attaching them (its just easier) and then the main body and schurzen need to be painted and then assembled once most of the work on the body has been completed.
Oddly I am finding the StuG less intimidating than the leIG18 crew. Something about having to get all the colours on the uniform correct is causing me to stress about painting them. The PanO figures are for the local Infinity Escalation league. I suspect that I will miss the first two weeks due to the twin’s soccer schedule but I want to attempt to keep up with the rest of the players so I don’t get too far behind.
Palmer and I spent Sunday at The Sentry Box running a demo of the Bolt Action WWII rules for some local gamers. We had four people who came to the store to check out that game with three of them playing and a fourth just watching and asking questions.
The table was set up with a farm on one half and a wooded, hilly section on the other. Sadly I don’t have enough tress to really create the effect I wanted so it looked more sparse than I was hoping for.
In addition to my recently finished IHMN figures, I also finished my cult for Uncle Mike’s Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten.
The Dagonite cult has ten members including a rather huge Deep One, three cultists, four Hybrids and two Fishmen. These were painted quite quickly and are probably not really much better than tabletop standard but they are finished and ready for some gaming.
My favourite figure of the bunch is the Deep One which is a Dark Mariner figure from the Shadowsea range. It appears to be nothing other than a pile of tentacles hidden in a shell. I tried a few different effects on it to make it look more like a crustacean but it didn’t come out the way I wanted.
Like my Institut figures, these have a slight gloss to them from the “matte” sealant so I will need to find some Dullcoat or similar to try to remove than sheen.
In what is almost akin to a miracle for me, I managed to paint all the figures for my In Her Majesty’s Name company.
Eleven figures in total with two automatons, my Professor, his mechanic sidekick, and a set of Chausseurs to protect them in the field. The Chausseurs have an officer to guide them and a heavy Arc weapon for added punch.
The matte sealant I use for my figures failed me this time. It not only came out with a slight gloss but it also darkened the figures slightly. Looks like I won’t be using Krylon any more as while the slight shade isn’t an issue the added sheen is. I hate glossy figures.
This is the first set of figures I have painted in over four years. So they don’t look all that great but its a first step back into painting.
After taking over two Corporation teams for our league I had the pleasure of playing Lair twice (once with each time) yesterday evening at Trilogy Games. I played his Judwan team earlier in the League schedule with my Forge Fathers and while Lair did win it wasn’t a Landslide for his team. In fact that game was the only win in the League for him that wasn’t a Landslide.
Our first game, with the Dark Star Cowboys, was over in six rushes. When I had the ball, Lair stole it and scored and when he had the ball he scored. Needless to say, none of the Dark Star Cowboys had the opportunity to get any experience.
Charles and I met up for a sixth round game for our local Dreadball league. Due to a player having to leave due to some scheduling conflicts, I took over one of the Corporation teams and this was my first game using them. Prior to this game, Charles’ Robot team was undefeated and I, as the Forge Fathers, was winless.