History is Fun

Monday, August 27, 2018

15mm Soviet Tank Riders

Hi all!

Well, this is a blogging streak for me. I had some time to do some painting and I figured I would knock out a squad of SMG Soviet Infantry that will be used as tank riders.  The first game of the campaign for IABSM calls for 3 squads of SMG infantry as tank riders so I went and looked at my lead mountain and found that I had enough for one squad of 8 men.

I have an order in for some more vehicles and infantry to be able to fill out the Soviet ranks for the first battle. After I fill out the Soviet order of battle (OB) then I will start working on the Germans. I will have to build a whole bunch of Panzer IV tanks for the battle.

I will be playing some games this weekend so hopefully, I will have a short AAR and some pictures up this weekend.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

New set of rules for larger WW2 battles

Hi everyone.

I hope all is well in your part of the world.

I have decided to get a new set of rules to cover larger WW2 battles since I have an ever-increasing collection of WW2 tanks and equipment. I have some infantry painted up and I will do some more painting focusing on the infantry units needed for the new set of rules.

I decided to go with TooFatLardies WW2 rules "I Ain't Been Shot Mum" IABSM for short.  I also picked up the late war Eastern front supplement and a campaign book to help focus my efforts.

We will see how this goes.

Have a good week!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Back in the saddle!

Hi all! I hope all is well in your part of the world!

             All 4 vehicles on display!

I finally got some time and energy to get some miniatures painted. I built 3 PSC tanks and a metal Hertzer the other day and I spent yesterday painting them up.

      Sherman Firefly painted up for the 1st Polish Armored Division.

I am happy with how they turned out.

      Soviet IS-2

The weather here in Sweden is back to normal and it is nice to be able to focus on things other then how to keep cool.

      German Panzer V: Panther

Let me know what you thing of the tanks.  Hopefully soon I will get some gaming in!  Now I will switch gears and get back to painting 2mm, 6mm, and some 15mm Austrians for the Napoleonic wars.

      German Hetzer tank destroyer