Sunday, 26 October 2014

Medieval Fortified Farm

Over the past few weeks I have been busy working away on this wee project. Finally finished the flocking etc yesterday.

The Medieval Fortified Farm from Hudson & Allen.

 Unfortunately this belongs to someone else so I guess I have to give it back now.

 Made some gates for the main entrance. It didn't look right without them.

 Removable roof piece on the stable. A bit of hay for the farmer to move around.
 The roof and top story of the main house is also removable.

Wouldn't mind this for myself. Great model and a pleasure to paint. Might have to give the Lion Rampant rules a try soon so that we can give this farm some action.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Friday Night Fighting

Met up with a couple of the lads for a wee WW2 bash.

Early war Germans attacking the French.

The rules were slightly modified Rapid Fire.

German aircraft surveying the advancing French.
The French quickly advanced to take up positions in the towns with the plan of holding the Germans on the other side of the river for as long as possible.

 The French made good use of the local countryside. Hedge rows and tree lines being put to use as cover for the artillery and antitank guns.

 The German main force headed towards the bridge while a secondary force crossed the river at a ford further down steam.

 The German force at the ford came under intense fire from the French in the nearby town and the artillery in the trees with heavy loses inflicted on the German armour and artillery.
 The main German attack was able to cross the bridge almost unhindered.
 With tanks leading the charge the Germans headed for the town to their front.

French infantry lurking in a wood near the bridge.

 With the German force at the ford forced to go to ground the French reserves attacked the main German force.
 The Germans were forced to divert their tanks to hold off the French reserves while the panzer-grenadiers headed for the town.
 The tank battle in the centre resulted in the Germans destroying the French armour to the point that the French had no choice but to bug out leaving the the field, and the towns to the Germans.
The remainder of the German secondary force sheltering amongst some rough ground after suffering heavy casualties from the French.
Another great nights gaming.

Thanks again to Adrian for supplying the troops and buildings.