I have a small game in progress on the unfinished terrain, but I can probably now field two full 2.000 point armies. I have ordered the German and US army list books and have the artillery to finish off my armies, although I have no interest in playing tournaments.
I read through 'Tank War' over the weekend, nothing startling really but the example lists are interesting comprising mostly tank models and anti tank guns/artillery. If I am completely honest with myself I am missing the 'Flames of War' shooting rules and especially the firepower checks that add real excitement to a game and models armoured combat very well. Occurred to me though that there is nothing to stop me playing FoW tank battles in 28mm if I wish to, an expensive idea, but workable possibly on a larger table? That's for later.
Some pics of the Tiger and general BA progress.
|You get two Wittmann figures, I'll use the turret figure and place the sitting figure, (in authentic Wittmann propaganda pose), when on the display shelf.|
|Sharp detail and no sticking together!|
|Metal Sherman crew complete with rear standing machine gunner, should be a nice addition to my tanks.|
|Coming along, building up the cammo pattern. These are the third member of an MG42 MMG team with spare barrel and ammo, a radio operator for my HQ team and that fine figure of a German commander, all unfinished.|
|The' zimmerit' anti magnetic coating is well detailed and should paint up well.|
|The hugely powerful 88mm anti tank gun.|
|Waiting in line,105mm US howitzer will be handy for shooting over those tall hedges!|
|Plastic models on the production line.|
Edited to add a few pics of the US army with Sherman added metal figures.
|Sherman #1 with infantry gunner added. Shermans 2 & 3 just need tracks painted and decals etc.|
|The small US force currently ready for battle includes two regular infantry squads with MG and mortar teams, the recce jeep (spotters for indirect fire), the 'regular' Sherman in infantry support mode, and command figures 'HQ' .|
|I'm looking into weathering products now as I want to give them that battle hardened dirty look.|