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Team Yankee: Chieftans

There's a slight change of plan this weekend. I was going to write a post about the last of the Bundeswehr units, however having catapulted one of the Fuchs across the workshop into several pieces (just pure clumsiness on my part I hasten to add, not a fit of pique!) I've switched things around whilst I make the necessary repairs. As luck would have it the British have rocked up earlier than I expected so I have to hand the magnificent all-plastic Chieftan from Battlefront. Similar to the West Germans and US there are five tank sprues in the starter box along with two helicopters (more on the Lynx later), enough to field a legal Chieftan armoured squadron of one HQ and two troop. If [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:19:47+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Flames of War|0 Comments

Team Yankee: Bundeswehr

The observant will no doubt have spotted when I posted my first foray into Battlefront's Team Yankee there were two army starter forces in the photo; the Soviets and the West Germans. With one hundred points of Soviets now painted and game ready I've moved my attention onto NATO. As I alluded to earlier Kev has picked up the role of the Americans in our forthcoming campaign and it's likely all three of us will pick up some of the British to one degree or another so it seemed appropriate to give the Bundeswehr an opportunity to defend their homeland from the red horde. The first units I did were obviously the ones in the Kampfgruppe Müller starter box consisting of five Leopard 2 and [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:30:29+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Flames of War|2 Comments

Quantity has a quality

One of the forces I've assiduously avoided for Flames of War is the Russians. It's not that I don't like the look of them as a force, I'm just not a big fan of horde lists when it comes to the tabletop. Except for Orks in Epic of course; you can never have too many 6mm Orks. Fact. Ok, maybe Tyranids too, but I digress. There is also the painting aspect with the Russians as there are just so many of them to do even with a tank battalion. It's true they are significantly easier to paint in volume however as the Russian palette is minimal so  rewards an efficient technique. For that reason alone I focused on Germany and Australia for World War Two, [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:57:23+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Flames of War|0 Comments

Player One: Starting Step

As I sit here coffee in hand I can't help but reflect what a **** year this has been for me blogging wise. Truth be told 2016 has been a pretty rough year for a whole host of reasons, none of them hobby related it has to be said but all have had an adverse impact on this site nevertheless. I've always been pretty good at maintaining a separation between my work life and home/hobby life, rarely letting the former creep into the latter when it comes to my posts. True to that ethos I'm not going to start now, but wanted to set some context as it can't be denied the pace of events at work have left me with precious little energy or appetite for anything [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:59:44+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Flames of War, News|4 Comments