History is Fun

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Mixed bag of stuff

Hi all,
Here is an update for you all. I have done a few things.

First up is a game of Mission for Today, which is the new version of  B-17 Queen of the Skies.
Here are a few pictures of the game. I enjoyed this new take on the original. It is a fun solo player game. This was my fist mission and the crew survived!

Next up is the finished unit of Infantry for the Scanian War project that I am working on. I got some sand that I glued to the stand and then dry brushed on some green paint. Not bad!

I also painted up this Swedish WWII tank, it is the Stridsvagan m/41 It was a licence version of the PZ-38T but modified and built here in Sweden.  Here is a link to get some more information on the original. Link Here are some pictures of my version in 15mm.

And lastly are some 3mm WWII German tanks. I am working on building a company from the 501Heavy Tank Battalion that served in North Africa in 1942-1943.  So I have some Tiger I's and some Panzer III G tanks.  I painted up a platoon to see how they looked and I am happy with the results. Sorry for the blurry images.

Tiger I

 Panzer IIIG

 The Platoon

Again comments and questions are always welcome!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

2mm Infantry for the Scanian War.

Hi everyone!

I painted up the first 2mm infantry for my Scanian War project.  This base represents one battalion of the Darlarna Regiment from 1676. I am working on the Swedish troops for the battle of Halmstad at this time.  It was interesting to paint these tiny miniatures.  I am waiting to get some sand to add to the base and then paint the bases green and only add a little flocking to the base.

Here are the miniatures before I started to paint them up.

Size comparison between 6mm miniatures (painted) and the 2mm miniatures.

The finished Battalion with regimental guns.

The blue on the base is to determine the troop nationality.

Here is another comparison.

Let me know what you think.

Have a good weekend!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

More 6mm West Frankish Cavalry for the Viking age Campaign.

Hi everyone.

Sorry for the slow start to the new year and for updating my blog. Winter is in full swing here in Sweden but the sunlight is slowly coming back.  Once the darkness passes I seem to have more energy and motivation to do more things.

I have been doing a little painting but not too much.

Here is the latest addition to my West Frankish Army for the Viking Age Campaign I am running.  I am changing the number of miniatures placed on a base for the Cavalry since a little space helps to display the miniature more and you can see the details better with less figures on a base.

Let me know what you think of the number of figures on the basses.  Here is a shot of all the West Frankish Cavalry that I have painted up so far. These basses represent regular Cavalry not light Cavalry. I will only use about 6 miniatures on a base in one line per stand to represent the light cav.

Well that is all I have for you today. I am working on some 2mm Miniatures for the ground portion of the Scanian War. I have a fair number of ships for the naval combat that took place during that time but now I want to fight the ground battles as well and I have selected 2mm for the scale of this project. Stay tuned for more on that in the near future.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Hi everyone!

Well I had a great Christmas as my youngest daughter came to visit me.  We also played a Gladiator combat game, but I did not have Gladiator miniatures so we substituted Vikings for the Gladiators.  The game is Blood Sweat and Cheers.  It is a fun little game.

So I just finished painting my first 4 miniatures for 2018 and they are four Gladiators. 

I hope everyone has a good New Year!!