To go along with the rivers I stole from Luke about three years ago, I recently got the new Streams (BB560) and Tributaries (BB561) for the table. You all know how we love the Battlefield in a Box line, so I was pretty excited to get these in. The original Rivers (BB105) -- which do not seem to be available in the online store -- were quite wide, but provided some really cool twists and turns. With this set, you can make some neat varieties for your table. Let's take a look!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
By John Sulek and Eric Lauterbach
Well once again he has done it again with his Israeli force for the Flames of War Arab Israeli War supplement Fate of a Nation. After admiring these guys during our battles I thought it would be good to show the WWPD community John's complete force so far.
John realized, like many Israeli players, that a force based on Battlefront's M51 Isherman is the way to go. The combination of really good gun, great 2+ Firepower, and points cost is the best value in the Israeli tank arsenal. The light armor of the Isherman does not really hurt it with its ability to Stormtroop along with the Arab's being hamstrung by hen and chicks. So lets take a look at his force at 1500 points.
|The HQ tank complete with maps.|
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
By Eric Lauterbach
On a snowy day, John Sulek and I were able to get a couple of games in playing 1700 points of Fate of the Nation Jordanians and Israelis. Today we rolled the random mission Counter attack. I was Jordanian and John was Israeli. He won the roll off and got to be the attacker.
Ugh.... this not good - defending if you are a tank company - its either two platoons of tanks or strip away the M113 and add the Artillery platoon and I still get one tank platoon. Seamed like the better option. I could really be overwhelmed and killed before I get much on the table even if the objectives do not go hot until turn six.
John's Israeli Tank Company.
|Courtesy of Easy Army|
|The West Bank is green and populated - its not the desert the Sinai is.|
Monday, March 3, 2014
Posted by Dirty Jon Labels: Podcast
The guys are back in action with an early morning studio edition of News from the Front. In Act I, the guys do the usual AAR and reflect on Muster. The dudes also talk about upcoming events like Cold Wars and Gen Con. Act I is rounded out with some top terrain tips.
In Act II, the guys discuss Soviets and the impacty of Desperate Measures. We review Ed Leland's recent lists to see what is up with the USSR. Act II is finished off with talk of the new Italy books and a great tour of Battlefront's factory in Malaysia.
In Act III, we talk about some recent Battlefront mis-steps and hit up some commonly overlooked rules.
For our premium subscribers, we have Know the Mission Episode IV - Dust Up
Friday, February 28, 2014
|A recent IS-2 I finished.|
Alright, so as a few of you may have noticed, my painting style has changed quite a bit since moving here, thanks to being surrounded by a ton of great painters. Now, make no mistake- my techniques will never win awards. What they'll do, however, is get your models on the table without embarrassing you! See my previous technique here: DAK Panzer IVs.
I've found that most model painting tutorials err on the two extremes: painting tips to make your toys look amazing, and those that get them painted as quickly as possible. With the technique I will illustrate below, you'll find that I aim for value. I want my tanks to as good as I can in as little time as possible. Queue Eric Riha, I'm sure there's some formula explaining this!
I have broken it down into every single tiny step, and while it may seem exhausting, most of the steps take mere minutes. My normal rule of thumb is that I should be able to take a company of tanks (say 10 or so) from box to tabletop in one week.
|Another quick example|
Anyhow, without further ado:
Note: My technique does use an Airbrush, but there's no reason you couldn't do this without!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|This is NOT where we mustered|
Luke could not make it this year, so I teamed up with Eric Riha and Sean "Throckmorton" Sarah for festivities. Eric and I got there fairly early in the afternoon and got right down to a one-on-one teaching game of Eclipse.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ben and James from Breakthrough Assault here with a little Batrep for you all. James is just getting into FOW and wanted to get a few games in before he attended his first two tournaments. As he was going to a Red Vs Blue Eastern Front themed event it seemed like a good idea to let him face Soviet Armour so he knows what he's in for.
We played a 1650pts game with Ben's Tankovy vs one of the Italian Alpini lists that James was adjusting and finishing ready for Brighton: Blood in the Snow in a few months time.We rolled up Hold The Line so Ben's Tankovy would be attacking. With that I will leave it up to James to describe the action.
|Italian Alpini Infantry||Tankovy |
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