Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Mark Luther's 6mm Terrain Guide

This one's just a bookmark for me.
I can never find Mark Luther's excellent instructions for how he sets up his beautiful 6mm games.
Here it is:
Definitely worth checking out his other sets for some beautiful looking (and quite fun sounding) games.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

H&R Scorpion and Scimitar

Undercoated Scorpion (BM05) and Scimitar (BM06) from Heroics and Ros that will be used to represent the Blues and Royals in my Falklands games.  Seen here with (STILL) the only painted base of my UK Falklands infantry. (larger image when clicked)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Heroics and Ros Soviet Airborne

Here's a pack I had hidden in the cupboard since last year; the M7 Soviet Airborne Troops code from Heroics and Ros.
Upon opening it, I've found some great figures which open up a number of "paint" conversion options.
This is also an interesting pack of figures as, unlike most of the rest of the H&R moderns lines, it includes heavy weapons with regular infantry.
But enough of that!  What's in the pack? (click the pics for a bigger image)

Infantry -    All sporting the padded cloth helmet.  Four strips of these.
Heavy Weapons - DShK and SPG-9 with associated crews.  2 strips of these.
Heavy Weapons - Mortar and Sniper.  2 strips of these.
Heavy Weapons - ATGM teams (AT-4 maybe?) 1 strip of these.
It's a nice balanced pack in my view and a number of the figures (especially the sniper) in my view have utility as a range of different troops in different conflicts.  Hopefully more on that in the coming weeks as I experiment with them....

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Terrain Cloth

Over the weekend I picked up a length of cheap green artic/polar fleece from a habadashery to trial as an overlay for draping over obstacles to create terrain.
Here are some pics of it draped over the CD-based hills I created earlier.  You can click them for larger images.
With some buildings and my ever ready eBay WW2 Americans.  I really need to properly paint these guys!

With the still-no-progress-as-yet Royal Marines for the Falklands.
I recckon it needs some light overspray with a brown and probably another, lighter green.
I do like the way that the "fuzziness" (there's probably a proper technical term for this) fits in well against the 6mm figures for grassy ground cover.

What are your thoughts?

Nice Terrain

Check out the Afghan game boards that Allen from Gamecraft Miniatures has been working on:
These look magnificent!
Definite ambush country.....