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Flames of War 4th Ed. Free Rule Books
knarthex posted a topic in General Modern / HistoricalSo if there are any of you folks out there that played FoW, and don't follow that forum, Battlefront has announced that the new 4th Ed rule set is coming out this year. and as before, they are giving away FREE rule books to those that already play the game. take a look at their site for more details.... So even if you are currently not playing, as I am not, make sure to visit your FLGS anyway for an updated rules set... 'Cause you never know if you might start playing again! SGT George
Bannon's Boys, A Team Yankee show off
knarthex posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingBravo 66, This is Bravo 36, SITREP, over This is Bravo 66, Send it This is Bravo 36 Have occupied forward positions in the outskirts of Gelnhausen, Negative enemy contact, over This is Bravo 66, continue to observe, Be aware that friendly Snakes will be passing through the area, over This is Bravo 36, Wilco, out So some wolf asked that I take some pics of the M1 Abrahms tanks and other Flames of War models I am painting for a friend... I set up a small bit of terrain, about 2' by 3' And placed the models in it... Company HQ section and M577 Command post objective: 2nd platoon: Snakes, ie Huey Cobras The buildings are from Sentinal Miniatures, and come apart so as to be able to put infantry inside. The trees are from Woodland Scenics, The Green Mat from GW I can't remember the company the roads come from... The green fel represents the actual area that is 'woods' for game purposes. the trees are moved when models need to move through the space. Everything else terrain -wise is scratch built. Thanks for Looking! SGT George WiP Here
Hey folks! People have been talking in different threads about Static Grass and Flock, and that they are either afraid to use them, or worried that when they are done, it wont look right. I am no expert, but I have based quite a few figures for Tabletop war-games such as Flames of War. I am one of those people who absolutely HATES to put unfinished figures on the Tabletop. In fact, I don't even bring unfinished figures to games, unless it is something like an escalation league... So here we go! First, What is this Stuff? Static Grass is some kind of fiber that holds static electricity to help it 'stand up' when applied to a base with some type of glue. It comes in many lengths, colors and blends from many different companies. Flock, or Flocking is some sort of foam, as far as I can tell. It is designed to mimic low vegetation and earth. It also comes in many grades, from fine to coarse, many different colors, from many different companies. Grass Tufts, or Tufts are basically pre-made clumps of Static Grass of different Colors and heights, often mixed together, and glued down in places where a bit of grass is needed, not a whole field or lawn. They come on sheets of plastic that you peel them off. Again many colors, heights, and companies. Some examples: Static Grasses This is Wild Grass, Light Beige, and is a taller (5mm vs 2mm) static Grass Harvest Gold Static Grass. 2mm This is the first type of Static Grass I ever used. It was originally packaged for Military Modelers. Farm Pasture Blend. This is a mix of Static Grass, Flock, and tiny pieces of Cork. This is called Meadow Blend, and is also Static Grass and Flock mixed. It has little bits of RED turf in it. They look like little flowers from Tabletop distance. This stuff is called 'Dead Fall Debris' and had quite a bit of stuff that was way to big for our purposes. I sifted out the big stuff, and put the smaller stuff in an old Parmesan Cheese shaker. Not sure if this is a blend of my own or a professional product.. Edit-->This is a mix of the long and short Beige Grasses, with the meadow blend. There being little tall Beige (less than an 1/8th), maybe a 1/4 of the blend is the short Beige Grass, the rest being the Meadow blend. This definitely my own Blend. It is called 'Tree Mix' because it is what I use when basing all the different trees for the tabletop games. Turfs: Tufts: These are 6 different colors and heights of Grass Tufts. This is a sampling from things that I have at hand, There are so many different types of this stuff that it would take it's own server to show all of it. That said, there are a couple of good model railroad supply companies with websites where you can see the variety of products. OK, you say what good is all this stuff? Well, I'll show you a few different uses for it. As I mentioned above, I play a Tabletop Miniature war-game called Flames of War. It is a Company level game in 15mm scale. The force levels are similar to what you would find in 40k. The biggest difference is that for infantry, you will normally have 3-5 figures per base, as opposed to one per base. (Think Froggy's Meerkat Army) Some examples: These 1st 2 are both US .30 caliber Machine gun teams. In fact 2 of the 3 figures on each base are the same. But notice the differences in the colors and amount of vegetation on each base. The 1st base is for my 3rd Armored Division troops fighting in Normandy and other parts of France after D Day. The 2nd base is for my 3rd Infantry Division troops fighting in Italy in 1943-44. Notice the green of France's hedgerow country versus the stony hillsides of Italy. People have used different flocks and such on bases to identify different platoons in the same company. More than one person actually used different colors of flock/turf/tuft Flowers to do this! This base is for my German Panzer Lehr force, also fighting in Normandy. It isn't the same as the #rd Armored base, but the mix of colors is the same. This is a Machine Gun Nest that I tried to make usable in either locale. These are some other pieces with bases and vehicles: This is my Beer Truck objective. (2nd place, Flames of War Objective, Historicon 2013) And an over-sized objective from 'Death Traps', a book about the 3rd Armored Division in France during WWII. So you can see that using these materials can change the look of your figures tremendously. Next installment will be some actual work in progress stuff. You can look at my DDS 2 thread if you are impatient. There are pics of me applying flock to the terrain pieces. Oh yeah, anyone out there ever see a movie called 'Kelly's Heroes'? Here is Oddball and his tank! Comments Welcome! Questions Too! 8) George
bloodydrake posted a topic in Works in Progress: PaintingI just got into painting boardgame miniatures in May of this year.I started withthe Dnd boardgames.(Drizzt and Ravenloft) The Reaper kickstarter just springboarded me right into the deepend of this wonderful world of miniatures. So while waiting for the Reaper Kickstarter minis to arrive I picked up a couple warlord starter armies boxes and most recently the new 2player Hordes battle box. I've decided to tackle the Circle of Orboros first and bought a bunch of other mini's to go with the starter box army. I've been slowly working on them but I'd love some feedback as I'm going. I'm trying for an Autumn theme to the color scheme. I figured I'd take the path of least resistance and start with Shifting Stones First. So after painting dipping and basing this is what I ended up with. Next Up I figured I'd work on the Druids of Orboros unit. Alot of this has been a learning painting technique experience, base coating metal with black then dry brushing the metallic paint over for example. as well as dry brushing bronze over red on the Armour. I've been using Army painter Quickshade Strong tone to dip my mini's. I try and leave the deep shading to the dip and with these figures progress from base coat painting to include highlights then dipping. I've finished two of the six druids trying to use orange shades for the leather highlights and Green for the Black Cloak heres one pre dip and heres the first two druids after i dipped them and dullcoated, one of them has the base finished,i'm working on second tonight. I started on the next one and wanted to try and get some more color into the model but the yellow face mask is bugging me..it might just be to bright..maybe a little brown and or yellow to tone it down. Its just too stark but not sure what to do with it yet..will probably wokr around it for now. Welp thats a quick catch up to today.