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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

German Panzers vs Italian Infantry in Dust Up


Italians advance on the hardened Germans

This weekend the Duelling Grounds in Toronto held a Nationals preparation event. So it was 1500 EW without allowing Japanese.  I am not a big fan of early war so I basically raided my various armies to see what I could cobble together and settled on German medium tanks. My first game was against Jay and his Italian 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

Jay's Italians
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
Barsigliary (sp?) platoon
Engineer platoon
4 x AT guns
4 x mortars
4 x 75mm guns
4 x 100mm guns
2 x AA trucks

Set Up
Objectives are in the field far right and on the road right of centre, by the bend in the road centre of the picture and behind the building far left

Friday, July 29, 2016

Panzer Pioneers vs British Infantry in Encounter


Utter devastation around the objectives as the Brits Keep Calm and Carry On!

My final game of Op HUSKY 2016 (180 MW) was against Carsten and his British 8th Army, Infantry. We were placed on the desert table which is awesome, because I have a soft spot for fighting in the desert. I always find that in encounter I often try and push to hard, ie before the reserves arrive. Something I think I'm going to need to do more is wait for reserves and then push hard.

Big Willie's Pioneers
OC and 2IC
Full armored pioneers
Full trucked pioneers with supply cart
Weapons pl with 2 x MG42 and Mortars
2 x Panthers
4 x Marders
2 x SP AA guns

Carsten's Brits
OC and 2IC
Infantry platoon
Infantry platoon
3 x UCs
HMG platoon
AA platoon
4 x 25 pdrs
3 x Shermans


Set Up
Objectives are far right above the house, top  right by the hill, mid left behind the houses and bottom centre by the hill

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Panzer Pioneers vs Finn Infantry in Hold the Line


Finn Infantry is the wall that breaks the German wave

My Game 2  of Op HUSKY 2016 a 1850 MW tournament was against Stormtrooper Nick and his Finns. Nick is always a tough as nails opponent who is also a great dude so I was looking forward to the game. I was playing a mechanized force and Nick was playing Infantry so I would have the difficult task of trying to dig out his fearless veteran infantry.

Big Willie's Pioneers
OC and 2IC
Full armored pioneers
Full trucked pioneers with supply cart
Weapons pl with 2 x MG42 and Mortars
2 x Panthers
4 x Marders
2 x SP AA guns

Stormtrooper Nick's Finns
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
Pioneers platoon with supply vehicle
3 x Hvy mortars
2 x PaK 40s
3 x T34s

Set Up
Objectives are in the river just above the bridge and far back left by the woods

Friday, July 22, 2016

Panzer Pioneers vs Canadian Infantry in Breakthrough


Panthers annihilate flanking Shermans

Stormtrooper Nick put on a tournament at Gamezilla Fredericton, it was a 1850 MW tournament. In homage to Op HUSKY the Allied landings in Sicily, the tournament was called Op HUSKY. This was a warm up event for me in preparation for the NATC 2016. Although not playing the exact same army I made it as close as I could. My first game was against Brandon and his Canadian Infantry, straight out of Italy. I was playing my German Panzer Pioneers supported by Panthers and the first mission was Breakthrough.

Big Willie's Pioneers
OC and 2IC
Full armored pioneers
Full trucked pioneers with supply cart
Weapons pl with 2 x MG42 and Mortars
2 x Panthers
4 x Marders
2 x SP AA guns

Brandon's Canadians
OC and 2IC
Full infantry platoon
Full infantry platoon
Commando platoon
4 x HMGs
4 x Mortars
8 x 25 pdrs
2 x 17/25 pdrs
3 x Shermans
3 x Universal carriers
Hurricane support

Set Up
Objectives are by the farm house far right and by the woods middle back