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by Darren
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Australian Tankers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3665

Re: Australian Tankers?

Hi,

I'm at Parramatta, western Sydney.

In 28mm I have Cromwells x3, Achilles Tanks destroyer, Churchill, Daimler armoured car x2, Dingo scout car x2.

In 15mm I have early, mid and late war British. And, mid and late war Russians.

I have the rules but haven't played a game yet.

Regards
Darren
by Darren
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: WW2 North Africa tank colours 1940/41
Replies: 6
Views: 3649

Re: WW2 North Africa tank colours 1940/41

Hi Simon, I have a 15mm British Amroured Sqn with A9, A10 and A13 cruiser tanks. I used a black base with Vallejo dark sand applied as a single top coat. I used Vallejo grey/green and blue/grey for the Cautner camo scheme. I spray the base coat and dry brushed the single top and the camo scheme. I d...
by Darren
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: WW1 Cavalry fire arms
Replies: 4
Views: 4753

Re: WW1 Cavalry fire arms

Thank you Gentlemen. I appreciate your assistance.

Regards
Darren
by Darren
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Re: When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?

Thanks John. I always appreciate hearing your views. Using the example from my first email, the first unit deployed was a German infantry section with a Lv2 big man. Next time, rather than adding all the Initiative cards I will add the Lv 1&2 cards only. With the Lv3 cards being added when the relev...
by Darren
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?

Hi All, When to add the command Initiative cards to the deck came up in our first game. The rules don't specify when this happens. What we did was to add all the cammand card for the relevant side, when the the first unit came off blinds. For example, the Germans were the first to have a unit come o...
by Darren
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Australian Matilda tank colour in Pacific Theater?
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: Australian Matilda tank colour in Pacific Theater?

That's a very good question. I used Vallejo Russian uniform dry brushed over a black base coat. I then applied a weathering coat of Russian uniform mixed with white. I don't use any particular mixing ratio for the weathering coat. My aim is to have my vehicles look like they have been in the field f...
by Darren
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: WW1 Cavalry fire arms
Replies: 4
Views: 4753

WW1 Cavalry fire arms

Hi All, I'm planning to include French and German Cavalry for my 1914 games. I've read conflicting articles stating that both French and German Cavalry were armed with carbines and not rifles. I've also read that one of the reasons that French cavalry were reluctant to dis-mount was that they didn't...
by Darren
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: First game of M&B
Replies: 0
Views: 2144

First game of M&B

Hi All, Played our first game today. One French and one German platoon in 1914, on 6x8 table. The object was to control a bridge. It was a stunning victory for the French. The Germans rolled badly while on blinds and struggled to get close to the bridge. We used the "En Avant" card to reflect the Fr...
by Darren
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Command Initiative cards, 1914 French
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

Command Initiative cards, 1914 French

Hi All, The following is the French Infantry Platoon organisation for 1914. It took me awhile to get my head around that they called their platoons, sections. And then divide the section into half sections and then squads. Section (2 half-sections) Commanded by 1 lieutenant (or second lieutenant) an...
by Darren
Fri May 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Table size for 28mm troops
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Table size for 28mm troops

Thanks John.

I may need to rethink using the HMGs

Darren