16 avril 2010

Teasing WW2

Hi everyone. today is the first day of my holidays. I really needed it because I was starting to loose my temper in the classroom; never a good idea before kids. Anyway, my first priority is to relax, before doing some paintjob in my new appartment, painting some minis (more dwarves I think) and, above all, write three after action reports for our Normandy campaign. Be prepared!Here is a teaser from each of the three games. Enjoy! Salut à tous. C'est aujourd'hui mon premier jour de vacances, et j'en avais vraiment besoin, car... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2010

Vorwärts Grenadiere!

I've been rebasing my ww2 german army since sunday afternoon. At first, I played Flames of war, and I based my units accordingly. But then, I discovered Blitzkrieg. Although basing now is less important than in FOW, I thought I had to do it. For example, a company in Blitzkrieg is modelized with 10 bases, 6 bases of 3 minis (the troops), and 4 command bases of 4 minis (NCO, CiC and attached troops), for a total of 34 miniatures, about the same size as a FOW platoon. So I had more than enough miniatures to play, except... I needed a... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2010

[Blitzkrieg] Unlucky 9th- the end?

Today, a new adventure about the 9th US infantry division. Voici la suite des aventures de la 9e Division US. Everything seems to be quiet on the front. Most of the division is going north, towards Cherbourg. Here, the birds are chirping, eventhough the sky's gray and it's still raining. The men are on patrol, cleaning up their AT gun. From time to time, a jeep's passing through the village. Tout semble tranquille sur le front... L'essentiel de la division remonte vers le nord et Cherbourg. Ici, les oiseaux sifflotent, malgré la... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2010

[Blitzkrieg] Unlucky 9th -1-

It's been a while since I posted an AAr for our Normandy campaign. Well, today I give you the first part of the adventures of the unlucky 9th, in the Cotentin Peninsula:Cela faisait un moment que je n'avais pas posté de rapport de bataille pour notre campagne Blitzkrieg, qui continue son bonhomme de chemin. Au programme des actualités, les mésaventures de la 9e division US, dans la péninsule du Cotentin.June, 21st, 1944; 11h30 AM. The rain has finally stopped, but the weather is still too stormy to get any air support... Meanwhile,... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2010

Very fast painting: Churchills

Tonight, I propose a big game for our Normandy campaign. This time, it will be in the British sector. However, the guy whom I needed the most, Jean-Marie, has sold the things I wanted, his churchill tanks. Dang. Ok, no panic, since I have a stock of unpainted ones. I had indeed bought 5 of them a while ago, undercoated them but never got further. So, after a moment spent looking for them, I began my paint job yesterday evening.Ce soir, je fais jouer un gros scénario sur la campagne de Normandie, dans le secteur anglais. Cependant,... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2009

[Blitzkrieg] Battle for Cotentin

The 1944 Normandy Campaign is still going on, this time one the American sector. Voici la suite de la campagne Normandie.While the English army was badly beaten near Villers-Bocage, The American troops from the 9th ID and the 70th Tank Battalion had to break through the Cotentin Peninsula to cut the German in Cherbourg off the rest of the German army. Pendant que les Anglais se faisaient étriller du côté de Villers-Bocage, les Américains de la 9e division d'infanterie, appuyés par des chars du 70th tank battalion, avaient pour... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2009

[Blitzkrieg] Deadly Villers...

We played the second turn of the Normandy campaign. The first scenario was located near... Villers-Bocage. Nous avons joué le deuxième tour de la campagne Normandie. Deux tables ont été préparées pour l'occasion. Aujourd'hui, nous allons revenir sur une bataille des plus célèbres... Villers-Bocage. Even though the landings weren't as effective as planned, the British troops were strong enough to launch an attack: the 7th armored, the 50th infantry division and elements from the 79th brigade were ordered to attack in the West of... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2009

[AAR] Bloody D-Day

Last week we started our Normandy campaign, with a grand opening: a landing AND a para fight. The scenarios were 1/ Gold Beach , Jig sector, and the battle around Ste-Marie du Mont.Pour inaugurer la campagne Normandie, nous avons joué deux scénarios: Gold Beach, et les combats autour de Ste Marie du Mont.Let's start with the landing. After the preleminary bombardment, the "german" garrison, comprised of 2 georgian companies, were pinned down. The first landing approched, with 2 british rifles companies from the 251st... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2009

[WIP] D-Day -2

Friday night, I will officially launch a Normandy campaign in my club. The first big scenario is... a landing, on the British side. I already have a company and tanks, but I needed an other one. Well, the task is almost done: the paintig phase is over for my infantry, and I just need to add some detailing (maybe some weathering too if I have the time to do it) to my "heavy" units.18 infantry bases (including the supports). Now, everything they need is a coat of varnish and some flocking...Et voilà. A deux jours du gros... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2009

[WIP] Reinforcements are coming, sir!

I had a very productive day yesterday. I started painting the british rifle company:- brown ink- khaki for the webbing- green for the helmets, mortars and HMGs.I used the brown ink wash from Prince August (the same as the Devland Mud); n°821 for the webbing, and n° 924 for the helmets. Here is the result:       La journée d'hier fut plutôt productive: j'ai commencé à peindre mes Anglais:- encre marron Prince August - paquetage en n° 821- casques en n°924.J'en ai également profité pour... sous-coucher du renfort,... [Lire la suite]
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