Wednesday, January 25, 2017

82 Airborne Glider Engineers vs 101 Easy Company in Breakthrough


The OC, Capt America watches the deployment of his forces

Game 3 of the Lords of War 1750 LW Bastogne themed tournament was against Matt and Easy Company of the 101st. Those that have read my other battle reports know this would be the second time that my 82nd had gone toe to toe with the 101st. The final mission was Breakthrough and the special rules we used were ice, snow and fog. Fog would be a real challenge for me because until it lifts its just like fighting at night. Which meant my observers would have a hard time seeing Matt's army.

Big Willie's 82nd
OC and 2IC
Full Engineer platoon with cart and 'zooks
Full Engineer platoon with cart and 'zooks
Cav Recon platoon
4 x Sherman platoon with 8 Easy 8s and a Jumbo
3 x 105mm guns
3 x Priests
2 x 155 Long Toms
Limited Air support

Matt's Easy Coy 101st
OC and 2IC
Full para platoon
Full para platoon
Full para platoon
4 x AT gun platoon with 'zooks
6 x glider 105mm
2 x para 75mm
4 x Int Jeeps
2 x 81mm mortars

Set Up
Objectives are on the road by the edge of the wire and near the top centre corner just behind the hill

Monday, January 23, 2017

82nd Airborne Glider Engineers vs US 2ID in Dust Up


US planes swoop down on a strafing run machine guns catching a platoon in the open

My second game of Lords of War 1750 LW Bastogne themed tournament was against Christian and his US 2ID. I've only played against US 2ID once before and I've heard a bunch of the complaints and people calling them wood elves. I understand what the game designers were going for but have a really hard time thinking that these troops would move faster across country that Paratroopers, Rangers, Commandos, and FSSF. In this game we had ice, snow, and the threat of a blizzard. The mission was Dust Up and I was the attacker.

Big Willie's 82nd
OC and 2IC
Full Engineer platoon with cart and 'zooks
Full Engineer platoon with cart and 'zooks
Cav Recon platoon
4 x Sherman platoon with 8 Easy 8s and a Jumbo
3 x 105mm guns
3 x Priests
2 x 155 Long Toms
Limited Air support

Christians US 2ID
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
HMG platoon
Mortar platoon
4 x Towed tank destroyers
4 x 105mm guns
Engineer platoon
2 x Cav Recon platoons
AA platoon
Dismounted Recon
AOP

Set Up
Objectives are centre between the two snow drifts and behind the bottom left hill and the other objectives are in the village top right

Sunday, January 22, 2017

82nd Airborne Glider Engineers vs Kampgruppe Pieper in No Retreat


82nd Airborne Glider Engineers dug in around the objective

Lords of War ran a 1750 LW theme Battle of the Bulge event and it was one of the best run tournaments that I've played in. It was also the first time that I've played with the weather effects of ice, snow, blizzards and fog. My first game was against Rob who was rocking a King Tiger Pieper list. The mission was No Retreat and it used the rules for snow, and ice which didn't hurt me as the defender but would slow Rob's advance.

Big Willie's 82
OC and 2IC
Full Engineer platoon with cart and 'zooks
Full Engineer platoon with cart and 'zooks
Cav Recon platoon
4 x Sherman platoon with 8 Easy 8s and a Jumbo
3 x 105mm guns
3 x Priests
2 x 155 Long Toms
Limited Air support

Rob's Germans
OC in King Tiger
King Tiger Platoon
5 x Panzer IV platoon
Full Grenadier platoon
2 x Grilles
3 x Whrilbilwinds
4 x Cannon half-tracks

Set Up
Objectives are in the woods centre foreground and just in to the left of the woods behind the windmill

Friday, December 23, 2016

Decal Tutorial

Good day to you all!

Who has ever wanted to make there own custom decals?

If you have you are in luck, I have put together a comprehensvie setep by step guide to do just that!

First off ensure that if you intend to use copywrited images ensrue that you get permission to use them.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

King Tigers vs Canadian Infantry in Dust Up


Lines of sight confirmed

The other weekend I was able to go to Council Fires in Brantford. It was a mostly historical gaming convention with some fantasy games mixed in . As part of the convention there was a 1420 point LW Flames of War tournament. My first game was against Craig and his wonderfully painted Canadians.

Big Willie's King Tigers
OC in King Tiger
King Tiger
King Tiger
Full Grenadier platoon with fausts
2 x armoured mortars
2 x Pumas
3 x 2cm SP (AA) guns

Craig's Canucks
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
Breaching Sherman platoon
Breaching Sherman platoon
4 x 25 pdrs
2 x 3 Wasp platoons
2 x 17/25 pdrs

Set Up
Objectives are behind the woods top centre and middle of the frame on the road for the Germans and behind the building and alone in the fields bottom centre

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

USMC Reinforcements for Team Yankee!


Ready to take out some T72s!

Reinforcements for my Team Yankee USMC are now all decaled and varnished. I love how they turned out and the details in the custom decals that Stromtrooper Nick made are awesome. He is going to hopefully finish off his complete how to post shortly. Plus the hurlbat in flight rotors look amazing. Check them out here at hurlbat, don't forget to select the right scale and type of aircraft. The tanks will also allow me to play Fate of a Nation using them as "counts as". I will be working a tutorial on how to paint the aircraft in the coming weeks but for now enjoy the pictures.

A pair of Cobra gunships


Sunday, August 7, 2016

German Panzers vs German Mountain Infantry in Breaktrough


Mountain guns fire over open sights on Panzers!

This game was my final game of the Nationals preparation tournament held at the Duelling Ground in Toronto. It was a 1500 EW tournament and I was matched against Dean and his mountain German infantry.

Big Willie's Panzers
OC and 2IC in Panzer IV Ds
2 x Panzer IV Ds
2 x Panzer IV Ds
Full Armoured Pioneer platoon with supply truck
2 x Nebs
2 x 8-Rads
3 x 2 cm SP AA trucks

Dean's Mountain Infantry
OC and 2IC
Infantry platoon
Infantry platoon
Pioneer platoon
6 x Mortars
4 x Mountain guns
4 x Mountain guns
3 x Panzerjagers
2 x 8-Rads

Set Up
Objectives are on the stream top left and just off camera to the left