Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reference Pictures part 2

Here are some more of the pictures that I was able to take at the Museum or in front of 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Petawawa.  If I have something mislabeled let me know so I can sort it out.

C-47 used for the airborne insertions on D-1.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tyne and Tees vs Brits in Breakthrough (round 3)

Crocs lined up ready to engage the 5.5"

The final round was against Louie's Brits in Breakthrough. I ended up winning the roll to attack/defend so Louie set up ready to hold me off for 6 turns. Louie and I had played this mission a couple of times when were were getting ready for the tournament so I felt I had a pretty good understanding of what I needed to do. I was getting pretty tired by the end so I'm afraid that I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked. I deployed everything but the Infantry who conducted the flank march.

Tyne and Tees
  • HQ
  • Infantry Platoon (full)
  • Infantry Platoon (2 sections)
  • UCs with Piat and one extra hull MG
  • 2 x 6 pdr anti-tank guns
  • 4 x Achilles
  • 3 x Crocs
  • HQ
  • Infantry Platoon (2 sections)
  • Infantry Platoon (2 sections)
  • 4 x Sherman Tanks (2 Fireflys)
  • 4 x 25 pdrs
  • 4 x 5.5" guns
  • 3 x Humbers

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tyne and Tees vs Panzer Lehr in Encounter (round 2)

 Crocs roast some Grenadiers!

This was round 2 of Battle Cry in Petawawa hosted by Perkins hobby house. I was playing against Clockwerks77 from Table Top Tacticians and knew it was going to be a supper fun game as we always have a blast.  I'm trying out the WWPD batrepper, I really enjoyed using it, hope you enjoy!

Tyne and Tees
  • HQ
  • Platoon 1 Infantry
  • Platoon 2 2 section stong infantry
  • Platoon 3 2 x 6 pdrs
  • Platoon 4 4 x Achilles
  • Platoon 5 3 x Crocs
  • Platoon 6 4 x Preists
  • Platoon 7 3 x UCs with Piat and one extra hull MG
  • AOP
Lehr Grenadiers
  • HQ
  • Platoon 1 Lehr Grenadiers
  • Platoon 2 Lehr Grenadiers
  • Platoon 3 3 x PaK 40s
  • Platoon 4 4 x Heavy Mortars
  • Platoon 5 4 x Panzer IVG's
  • Platoon 6 3 x Pumas

Tyne and Tees vs German Pioneers in Free for All (round 1)

German air power flexes it's muscle!

The tournament organizer (Bob M) was really on the ball.  He has sent out an very detailed and easy to understand marking guide along with how the missions were going to be decided.  Basically there were 6 different ones thrown into a hat and 3 were chosen.  We ended up pulling Free for All, Encounter and Breakthrough.  My first game was against Ca$h from The Table Top Tacticians.  He was running German Pioneers and his list looked something like this:

2 x Full Pioneers
3 x Nebs with PaK 40
4 x Brumbars
2 x Tiger Ies
Limited Stukas with bombs

I was playing with
1 Full Infantry Platoon
1 Under strength Infantry Platoon
UCs with Piat
2 x 6 Pdrs with UCs
4 x Achilles
3 x Crocs
4 x Priests with AOP

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Battle Cry at Perkins Hobby House

This Sunday I got to play in Battle Cry run by Perkins Hobby House in Petawawa.  It was an outstanding event that was awesome bang for the buck and a load of fun.  Here is a bunch of pictures of armies that played and I have 3 AARs that I will be working on and hopefully have up shortly.  I was very lucky in a couple of the games and ended up tying for best General.  The host (Gary Perkins) broke the tie by giving us both the full prize support, talk about awesome!

 My Tyne and Tees (I think I'm going to actually bite the bullet and paint the right marking on, Matt Varnish has done his whole army and they look outstanding)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reference Photos galore!

After the Remembrance Day ceremonies we went up on base and I took some pictures of the different pieces on the base.  They aren't all WWII there is a bunch of Canadian equipment that was used after the war.  Everything wasn't labelled so sometimes this will be my best guess.  Hope you enjoy!

Brit 6 pdr from the front

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Brit Infantry vs Tyne and Tees in Breakthrough!

The tanks call Arty in danger close as they try to take each other out!

This Wednesday night I was able to get a game in against Louie.   We were playing in preparation for Battle Cry a 1500 pts late war tournament that will be held at Perkins Hobby House.  There are several missions that it could be so Louie and I decided to play Breakthrough.  My list looked like this:

2 x Rifle platoons
2 x 6 pdrs
4 x Mortars
UC platoon with Piat and 2 x .50 Cals
2 x Achilles
3 x Crocs
8 x 25 pdrs

Louie's list
2 x Rifle platoons
Sherman platoon (2 x Fireflys)
4 x 25 pdrs
4 x 5.5" guns
Humbar platoon

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest we forget....

I just wanted to say thank you to all the Men and Women in uniform that have served their country over the years and paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Their sacrifice will never be forgotten and I am eternally grateful.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crocodiles and Mortars!

In getting ready for the recent tournaments going on in Ottawa and Petawawa, I've been trying out different platoons to find out what works well and what doesn't.  This is a couple of pictures of the Crocodiles and Mortars that I've been working on.  After looking at how WWPD showcase their work I wanted to do the same.  I used the same method that Battlefront teaches in their "how to paint a Churchill" tutorial and then outlined the tank.  I found it was quick, easy and looks great.  Here are the two platoons.

Crocs advancing along the road

A closer look at the Crocs
Mortar platoon in a plowed field

Mortar platoon commander and observers

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tank Man part 3!

This is the final installment of the Tank Man pictures (for now).  If you haven't gone to his site I recommend it, he's got some fantastic stuff up there.  Coming soon, the Brit Mortar platoon is finished and I need to paint the Achilles crews.

Panzer III (M, I think)

Panzer Lehr Soldier

White Scout Car

Marmon Herrington Armoured Car

 Steyr Command Car

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tank Man part 2!

There were just so many cool pictures on the Tank man site I just couldn't help but pull some more off to share.  I have 4 more here and another post of 4 coming for everyone.  Hopefully, I'll get up to the museum in Petawawa and take some pictures of the displays they have.
Daimler Dingo Scout Car

Sturmgeschutz III

LRDG mount
Staghound and US halftrack

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tank Man!

Matt Varnish from the Table Top Tacticians is very big on creating a historically accurate force and he is taking his Brits from the Desert up into Italy for Late war, so he asked about markings.  One of the other guys Rob gave us this website Tank Man.  Take a look at his pictures, I've only grabbed a few WWII ones to share.

Achilles (M10 with 17 pdr gun) used by the Brits
 Jeep used by the LRDP and SAS during the war in the desert

M18 Tank Destroyer!


I'm working on some mortars for my Brits in order to get ready for Battle Cry in Petawawa later this month.  I should have them done in the next couple of days and will post pictures.  Hopefully I'll get a couple more games in before the tournament.  If so I'll try and make AARs from them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

To Humbar or not to Humbar

The Humbar IV armoured car

With my latest army list I had a couple extra points that I couldn't spend on anything but a piat and a couple of .50 Cals for my universal carrier Recce platoon.  This brought the price up to 115 pts.  Which is also the cost for a platoon of Humbar IV armoured cars.  I'm not sure if I want to make the switch as tracked vehicles are awesome all the time, but wheels can be better (but only on roads).  The guns on the Humbar are better (37mm cannon, same as Stuart tanks).   I'm open to suggestions, perhaps I'll have to play test with them a little and see what I like better.

MkI Carrier of the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment (1CID) carries a section of infantry at Nissoria, Italy, Jul43