Archive for the ‘Battlefront’ Category

Firestorm Red Thunder: Battle of the Tulips   Leave a comment

Sorry no pictures of Tulips! ¬†However, it was one heck of a battle ūüôā

My friend Brian and I have been putting together two new armies for Team Yankee.  He has been working on an East German Army and I have assembled a British Army.  They arent fully painted, I know it is a sin, but we wanted to see how this works.

BT-Airlanding and Milan

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Firestorm Red Thunder: Onward to Frankfurt   Leave a comment

This is the second for us in the Team Yankee Firestorm campaign.  This week both my son and daughter played and I filled the role as game master.  In my role I tried to provide unbiased advice for both.  They didnt always take it!!  I spent the week painting up many models to bring them to game quality.  I still have several steps to go on a number of models.

OF Soviet Horde

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The Armory production review   Leave a comment

This year we have advanced in technology with the acquisition of a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer.  The printer is technically my sons (bday present from his gran), but I have been capitalizing on the use.  Andrew spent the first month with the device building a full size vex Mythoclast rifle from Destiny.

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Nijmegen Project   2 comments

With the 72 year anniversary for Market Garden this year, our gaming club decided to go with two battles Hell’s Highway and Nijmegen Bridge. ¬†I was tasked with the pleasure of designing and setting up the Nijmegen table. ¬†My ¬†son and drove across the bridge in 2015 and the picture shown is looking south over the River Waal.

nijmegen-modern-view

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Team Yankee Aviation   1 comment

One of the most iconic weapons of the Cold War are the aircraft.  The A10 is my personal favorite.  The only way I would have joined the Air Force is if they would have guaranteed me to be an A10 Pilot.  They couldnt, so I joined the Navy and became a Civil Engineer Corps Officer (Seabee)

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The Battlefront A10 model is top notch.  It is easy to put together with minimal clean up on the ordinance.  I cant wait to play this on the battlefield.

On the Soviet side is the small and sleak SU 25 Frogfoot.  Such a small craft with a powerful punch.  Again great model,  it took quite a bit of time to clean up the ordinance on this kit.  I picked the 357th squadron as the model for the camouflage pattern.

US Rotary aviation is the Battlefront plastic model kit of the AH-1 Cobra.  This is a very well done kit and I like it better than the original BF resin Cobras.  I went with the plain Jane US Army appearance.  Even today the Blackhawks dont really have many markings.

TY AH1 Cobra

Saving the best for last.  The Mi24 Hind.  I remember this beast from the movie Red Dawn in the 1980s.  I was so enamored by it that I made a lego version as a kid.  Overall this model looks great, but sucks to put together.  I had issues with the rotor blades and the cockpit.  Hopefully, version 2 of this model improves upon assembly!

TY MI24 Hind (2)TY MI24 Hind (1)

 

US Forces for the Pacific (Gung Ho Edition)   1 comment

The question here is… how much do I expand my Pacific Theater Forces?

US Amtrac (1)

The Answer is “of course I need one more USMC company and support”

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Japanese Forces for Flames of War (Banzai Edition)   Leave a comment

I have a hard time saying no to new shiny models.  In this case my excuse was I dont have a Japanese Special Naval Landing Force!

Well here it starts.  The first platoon of SNLF troops and a platoon of HMGs.  Now I need to find two more BF platoons.  An observation is that the BF figures are significantly thicker than Peter Pig.  I think the Peter Pig miniature better represent the Japanese solider at the time with respect to size.

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