Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So Long 2011, Hello 2012


From a gaming perspective, I'm not sorry to see the Year 2011 come to the end of the calendar. It wasn't a good year of gaming for me. I missed one tournament, played only Day 1 of a two-day tournament, and was generally unsuccessful in playing this game we all love called FOW.

What I am thankful for is the circumstances that caused the above is much much improved! We're just pushing toy soldiers around and in this rodeo called life, in it's an insignificant game.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Bye Bye Sherman Six-Pac


Wayne of Battlefront responded to the possible glitches/errors in Red Bear thread.

2. In the Inomarochnikiy Tankovy Company the point costs for "6 M4 76mm (M4A2 Sherman)" should be about 545 points not 480 (page 126). Why?
adding the 6th tank costs 5 points
adding the 7th tank costs 130 points
-> Shouldn't be right. ;-)

Yes that is wrong, 6 M4 76mm (M4A2 Sherman) should be 545 points.

There goes my 19 Sherman 76 list!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red Bear in hands!!


X-mas came two weeks early this year. The LGS received its shipment of Red Bear yesterday. A friend picked me a copy and I got my hands on it today. I also got the FOW Russian and German obj markers. They're very nice; didn't take pics of them, though.

I took photos of the TOE and points of the Tankovy, Rota Razvedki, and Lend Lease Tankovy (Ino) lists as well as the new Infiltration and Tank Escort rules.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reinforcements for 11th Panzer Division


Carlos of Sentinel Minature Painting did these for me in time for the SoCal Smackdown 2011. Once again Carlos outdid himself.

I've detailed the use of 731 and 735 in Game 3, which was their baptism of fire. They are two of an eventual four-tank platoon.

The Marder is the first of four Marders I'll be needing. Together with the grey/white-wash Pz IIIIL's platoon, they'll be another way for me to play 11.PD. The Marders will swap out with the Pz IVF-2's and form the backbone of heavy AT. The Pz IIIL's will serve multi-role as AT and anti-infantry.