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Monday, August 19, 2019

My first game of Seven Days to the River Rhine

Hi all, as the title of this posts says I played my first game of Seven Days to the River Rhine at the club recently. It was a fun game with East Germans vs West Germans in a meeting engagement scenario with about 500 points on each side.

I brought my tanks that I have painted up in 15mm and two of my T-72's made it to the table top.

The terrain, as you can see was not the best for tanks and APC's but it made for a challenging scenario. 

We had four objective on the board and they were consistently being contested by both sides. We had some Helicopter support in the form of a Mi-24 Hind and the West Germans had a B0-105. They did some good but they are not supper powerful since they can be fired at by the Infantry bases and dedicated AAA assets.

Overall I liked the way the game works and it is fun. The game ended in a draw as both sides controlled two objective markers and the points for destroyed forces was about equal. I will be playing in another game this evening at the club and I hope to have some more pictures of the action posted this week

Have a good week!


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

What am I working on?

Hi everyone.

It has been a while since i posted but life is keeping me busy.

I wanted to start posting pictures of what I am currently working on since I do more painting then gaming in the last year. So what I will share are some things I am working on getting painted.

First up we have some 15mm civilian cars and a 15mm Attack Helicopter, both are for Seven Days to the River Rhine. The attack helicopter is a BO-105 which I will paint up in there Swedish colors since the Swedish had some of these with different missile systems. I will not modify the model itself to try and make the missiles look like the ones used by the Swedish forces.  The Swedish designation for the BO-105's is HKP 9A.

Next we have some Peter Pig 15mm metal tanks that I put together this weekend.  They are the modified Centurion tank with reactive armor. The Swedish had this design and they were called the Stridsvagn 104.

I hope to continue working on the Swedish miniatures for Seven Days to the River Rhine. I played a game this past week at the club and the rules are fun and I hope to put together a 500 points force of Swedish troops before painting up some Polish troops for the Cold War.

I will post some picutres and a short AAR of my recent game of Seven Days to the River Rhine later this week.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

S-Tank (Stridsvagn 103C) for Seven Days to the River Rhine.

Hi everyone.

This weekend I sat down and painted up a platoon of S-tanks or Stridsvagan 103C as the Swedish called there unique tank.  These are 3d printed 15mm models that I purchased from Butlers Printed Models (BPM)

  The tanks painted up really well and I liked how they turned out. Now these are for use with Seven Days to the River Rhine set of rules that I have purchased. The rules do not come with data on the Swedish Army and equipment but they have a great community on Facebook and I asked what stats I should use for the Swedish S-Tank. The answer came from the author of the rules, Roger Gerrish.

He suggest the following stats for the S-Tank:

Let me know what you think and I will work on some more miniatures and get some more stats for the Swedish Units.

Have a good week.

Monday, July 15, 2019

15mm tanks for Seven Days to the River Rhine

Hi everyone,

Well you may see that I am doing a lot of painting for different games and different scales. Some of the projects I am working on will be long term projects and some are planned to be short. This is one of those projects. 

Recently I read a review of the rules "Seven Says to the River Rhine" and I liked what I heard and I decided to get a copy. I have never been a fan of some of the other rules for the cold war gone hot but these rules seem to meet my likes.

I am also trying something new. I have ordered some 3d Printed 15mm Tanks and APC's, from BPM miniatures. I got 3 S-tanks, one BMP-2, and 2 T-72's o try out.  So far I am happy with them, there is a little processing and cleaning up that needs to be done but after that they paint up nice.

I have painted up the Soviet vehicles. They came out pretty good. I will start working on the S-tanks soon. I have read from a fellow gamer at the club that some of the members of my local club are starting to play some games of Seven Days to the River Rhine.  I have a BTR-80 and some other modern infantry painted up from some of my other games.  

 I hope to get more figures painted up to get into a game at the club.  
Let me know what you think of the tanks and vehicles. Have a good week!