Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pour le Merite : WWI airfights

Patrick did find a rule for WWI air combat for playing on an hex field and maneuvering with Wings of War system of  selecting 3 manoeuvre cards .
Firing only straight forward.
5 D6 for one hex distance, 4 D6 at 2 hex away, etc.
A hit is scored on 4,5,and 6. 
The plane can have 6 hits before going down.
At 4 hits it can leave the field.

We did play 3 games,taking between 20 and 30 minutes each.
First game and third game; the Red Baron wins.
Second game was a two vs two.
Both German planes were shot dawn and only one French plane survived.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Plastic & Steel 2014

Our club will be present( our Pesident - Erwin , is co-organiser). We still have to decide if we will have 1 or 2 game tables.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Replicant for President!

Oops, they sure got the looks!

We all know the feeling, the smell of plastic and the sensation of (new) figures in mass. Year ago the 54mm figures of the Replicants firm caught my eyes and never let go again. Quite on the high end of pricing I never could bring myself to order them up into the amount I wanted to own them. But shortly after I met PMCD last year November (and laid eyes on their commonly owned array of figures) I could not resist anymore: I partially sold an obsolete wing of my 54mm figs. saved the revenues and blew that eventually on some of my all time favorites in the Replicants assortment (for as far as available).

I ordered the little men from Steve Weston in the UK. He has Replicants on a steady base and is in close and direct contact with the production of the figurines. Figures ordered in the USA (eBay) are mostly twice or tripled in what has to be paid for them. Steve's figures come in nice tagged seal bags.

Even unpainted but in numbers the lot looks so much animated and full of a story. I've put down a mixture of Robin Hood characters, ECW, Scottish, Rangers and others for this series. And though there are historical discrepancy's as a whole, it looks pretty awesome, as is in movement.

If preferred, Replicants plastic is very paintable. A former article in this blog by our Italian friend Massimo, shows his procedure ('Never lower your guard': 24-04-14) and skills on the Napoleonic veterans (a grenadier engineer).  

As Replicants figures are not all the exact same size, they mix in with lots of other brands. Overall this gives the observer a very natural impression. Large characters (like Little John) stand out as intended (see 4th picture from here, him (in green) slaying some Britsh grenadiers line).

In time I want to get hold of a Replicants King Charles figure. Lots of situations he can be useful. Not in the least as a runner for my Replicants President vacancy. REPLICANTS for PRESIDENT!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Speciale avondeditie Regenburger Zeitung

Omdat het slagveld vlakbij Regensburg ligt  en de slag in de namiddag gestreden was wist de plaatselijke pers nog 's avonds een krant te drukken.