Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Settlers .

To match the Indian civilians I painted for Muskets & Tomahawks  I re based some European settlers and womenfolk to provide scenario fodder for Indian raids . I am planning to do a 400pt game next which uses a 6'x4' table and about twice as many figures.(figures are by Redoubt)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Woodland Folk.

In wargaming there is nothing better than getting around to using something you bought years ago . I've been painting more figures for 'Muskets & Tomahawks' and came across these Eastern Indian Lodges I got off a bring and buy at least 5 years ago - though they were a bargain but never had a reason to use them - till now !.

In 'M&T' buildings are needed as objectives for scenarios , I have several cabins but these will give the Indians somewhere to live. I think they are 'Grand Manner' buildings and as the posts that hold the porch roof up had snapped off I drilled holes in the bases and glued in some bamboo skewers .

I think they may also have had canoes on the logs next to them but I don't have these now ( not sure if I every had them ! ) and I have painted some Indian 'civilian' figures to go with them ( Redoubt figs)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Russian Tank Riders.

Got my tank-riders done, these will give much needed support for my tanks from infantry attacks.

As I wanted to have the option to be able to remove them from the tanks I have mounted each group on a thin piece of card .

This was a bit fiddly as some of the tanks have various bits of storage molded onto them so various sizes where needed.

The finished product .

Got a few more to do, then I am going to finish the Germans off .

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Got some German Tiger tanks done to oppose the Russians already done - you need a change after a while - all them green tanks !

 These were a bit harder to construct and the camouflage took a bit of investigating - so much info on the Internet and a lot of it conflicting - in the end I copied from the FOW  campaign book .

As I said in my last post I am going for something different in these two armies . The German force is based on 'Kampfgruppe Bake' , so I get to use Tiger and Panther tanks in the same company.

Back to finishing off more Russian tanks and some 'tankriders' for them.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

First FOW Russian .

I have been churning out tanks like the proverbial Russian tank factory .

Here seen with some of the very nice 'Battlefield in a box' buildings (which come ready painted - at a reasonable price - I think) - the church is superb !

Here is my Company Commander - although a bit fiddly to glue together they are easy enough to paint up as the Russians tend not to go in for camouflage patterns.

I have also made up some objective markers - next the German opposition !.