History is Fun

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Painting and rebasing 15mm WW2 miniatures

Hi everyone,

Sorry for not posting more often but I have been pretty busy with a number of different projects and activities. 

Today I will show you a recent purchase from a member of my wargaming club. It was a great buy as I received two boxes of terrain as well as Italian and Finnish miniatures painted up as Swedish to add to my one squad of Swedish infantry I painted up. I also got some more Swedish vehicles and tanks. 

Here is the terrain:

Here are the Swedish items I recieved before rebasing:

Also included in the deal was a whole bunch of Soviet infantry and Tanks.  The only thing I am doing with all this is rebasing and giving them a quick brushing with some dull coat.

Here are the Soviets:

So here are the Swedish Infantry that I have painted and the ones that I purchased. In all I now have just under a Platoons worth of Infantry. I just need to paint up two LMG's and the Platoon leader base and I will be done with the Swedish.

I also got some 15mm miniatures and a cool ass E-75 tank from HEER 46.  The tank looks awesome. I will do a separate post once I start working on the tank.



Friday, October 5, 2018

A quick update!

Hi all,

Sorry for not posting more last month but it has been pretty busy. I continue to work on my Swedish WW2 project and I have painted the first troops for the What-if Invasion of Sweden in 1940 by the Germans. Check out the below pictures of the unfinished squad of Infantry and the HMG support team.

I also went to Southern Germany on a business trip and we were able to do some sightseeing in one of the old walled cities of Villingen in the Baden Region of Germany. Here are a few pictures of my trip as well.

Have a good one. I hope to have some more updates soon.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

WaT- What-if Invasion of Sweden 1940!

Hi all,

I was able to get a game together at the club with 3 other members.  We played a what-if invasion of Sweden scenario twice.  We all had a good time and the tanks were pretty well matched when it comes to firepower and armor.

The first game was a German victory! The Swedish side lost one Strv. m38 to an explosion after being hit by the main gun of the Pz. 38(t). The other Strv. M38 fought well but started to get worn down and the crew decided to bail out and live to fight another day!

 The second game saw a lot of maneuvering in the town and the Swedish again lost one Strv. M/38 to the Pz IV it was trying to kill.  Eventually, the PZ 38 (t) was rammed by the other M/38 and theGerman crew bailed out.  Finally, the PZ IV took enough damage that it's crew also decided to bail out and save themselves to fight another day.

It was a fun game and we look forward to more games in the near future.  Now back to painting!!!