28 octobre 2009

[WIP] The last of the Prussians

At last, the painting phase is finished, with the last 2 musketeer units:So, to finish this commission, I just have to base the units, and voila! I should finish them tomorrow, and deliver the army friday night. the root beer will flow! Yay!Bon, l'armée prussienne est pratiquement terminée. Les deux dernières unités sont peintes, et j'en aiprofité pour commencer le soclage. Si je continue ainsi, demain, tout est terminé, et je ferai la livraison vendredi soir.Ce projet étant terminé, il set temps d'en débuter un autre:One project... [Lire la suite]

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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09 octobre 2009

[WIP] D-Day, H minus 3

Ok, my troops are ready to land tonight! I've just finished flocking the bases, and the game start at 8pm. they will fight for Gold Beach, in the Jig sector, with the support of the 47th Royal Marines commando! Yay! They should fight against poor Georgians. Ah, an easy target... I hope so... We will play with Blitzkrieg, a french set of rules, quite similar to Squad Leader. I'll post the After Action Report soon, I promise.Dans 3 heures, toutes ces troupes vont débarquer... A Gold Beach, secteur Jig, avec l'aide du 47e Royal Marines... [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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03 octobre 2009

[AAR] Pyrrhus à Clichy- samedi/ Pyrrhus in Clichy

Last week-end I was in Clichy, attending an antic-medieval tournament, Art de la guerre. We were 12, everyone with an antic army. I played two games on saturday.My first battle was against Michel Acloque and his Sassanid Army, full of elefants and cataphracts. Damn. the first game for my pyrrhic army and I must confront a very powerful army. anyway. I gain the intiative and i choose to fight in the mountains, with brushes and step hills... to try to amper down his mobility...Pour ma première bataille à Clichy, je rencontre Michel... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2009

[WIP] Let's go lads

Yesterday, my britsh company was based. Today, they get their precious undercoat. I wanted to gain some speed, so I used the brown undercoat from Army painter. I just bought it last sunday à Clichy, between two games, at Alex from Comitatus. Very nice guy! While I chatted with him, I saw its offer for magnet sheets. Well, I bought 10 of them for 30€. Yay, now I'm prepared.Erm, back to the company. With did I use the brown undercoat? Easy:- the british battledress is quite of brown-ish, so, it will be perfect after a devland mud wash-... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2009

300!!!

Today is my 300th post! Wow, I'm quite impressed myself. But I have no time to celebrate. The clock is ticking and my british rifle company won't paint itself. I've decided to go for the taylorist approch, aka speed painting. The minis were glued yesterday, and now they're based! 3" mortarI really like the PIAT in firing positon. the Peter Pig are really great minis. Aujourd'hui, je célèbre mon 300e billet. J'avoue être assez fier de moi, plus de 2 ans de mises à jour. Mais je ne peux m'attarder sur cet exploit, car ma... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2009

[WIP] Compagnie anglaise

Well, the Art de la guerre tournament is over. We were 12, and I ended at the 5th rank. Not bad for my new army. Pyrrhus is a really good theme, very powerful, and very fun to play because of the losses ^^.But now I have a new project. In 9 days, I'll launch a 1944-Normandy campaign at my club. And the first scenario is... A british landing. So, I have a british company to paint for this event. We will use a French ruleset, Blitzkrieg, to recreate the battles. It's quite similar to ASL, but a bit simpler. And it's fun to play, with... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2009

les petits derniers

I hadn't shown you the final 3 units of my hellenistic army yesterday, for a good reason: there are too many spies, and I wanted to make a big surprise at the tournament today. So, while I'm gaming, you can now see the final 3 ( no, they're not cylons)...Comment ça je suis pas fair-play? ok, il me restait 3 unités à vous montrer de mon armée hellénistique. Mais je voulais reserver la surprise à mes adversaires pour aujourd'hui. Du coup, vous les voyez en même temps qu'eux. 2 unités de lanciers moyens, et un second éléphant. Et ce... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2009

1 de moins, 1 de plus.

Ok, my hellenistic army is now flocked and varnished: well, it's a finished project guys! I will test it for the time tomorrow, in real tournament conditions. I had fun painting it. Voilà, mon armée hellenistique est maintenant officiellement terminée. Elle sera donc jouée dès demain à Clichy. Il me restait en core quelques unités à terminer de baser. Mais je ne peux les montrer pour le moment, à cause des espions ^^ demain c'est promis, vous verrez la fin de l'armée.Et comme un projet est terminé, il est temps de passer à un... [Lire la suite]