WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

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WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by Tijnemanske » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:20 am

A couple of moths ago I started with a new project, building 6mm Hex terrain for WW2 wargaming. Through my own blog I came into contact with gilliessim, who directed me to this forum...

Yesterday we played our first ever 6mm game. Due to the fact neither of us has a complete force to play with (yet), we decided to try out What a Tanker!

With two tanks each, my opponent used two French Hotchkisses while I used a StuG B and Panzer IV D, this was a perfect game to get back on the battlefield. While the points weren't precisely equal, they were close enough for this test game. For both of us this was the first battle after a long hiatus, and What a Tanker! proved to be an accessible and entertaining game.

We used the rules with one minor adaptation, we changed all the measurements from Inches to centimetres. This way, the distances matched the terrain...

I had every intention of making a lot of pictures during the game, but quickly forgot about that... I only have a couple, and not very good ones at that. Edit: not a problem as I can only add two pictures anyway :D

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A StuG lurking in a field...

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My panzers taking cover at the edge of the village...

The game ended with two burning French tanks, maybe not surprisingly as those were a bit cheaper in points... More important, we got a good impression of the rules and got to play on my new Hex terrain.

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by Tijnemanske » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:31 am

A double post to show you a bit more of my Hex terrain...

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There are a lot more (and I mean a whole lot more) pictures on my blog, both w.i.p. and finished. Feel free to drop by :D

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by hendrik » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 am

Looking good! I almost don't even notice the hexes!

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by Capt Fortier » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:46 am

Really lovely work - it will be great to see when you have some more figures to move through your landscape.
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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by siggian » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:43 pm

Very nice.

I have a lot of 6mm and I'm waiting to Mr Brown to release his rules "O Group". From everything that I've read, it should be a great set of rules to match for my minis.

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by Snotgurg » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:44 pm

Zo, echt mooi gedaan!

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by Tijnemanske » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:24 am

Thank you for the feedback! Much appreciated!
hendrik wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 am
Looking good! I almost don't even notice the hexes!
Thank you! It works a bit weird that way, but you are right...
Capt Fortier wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:46 am
Really lovely work - it will be great to see when you have some more figures to move through your landscape.
Thanks! I am busy painting up more vehicles and gathering courage to start with some infantry. You can expect some more pictures soon :)
siggian wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Very nice.

I have a lot of 6mm and I'm waiting to Mr Brown to release his rules "O Group". From everything that I've read, it should be a great set of rules to match for my minis.
Thanks! What period/theatre do you play?
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Zo, echt mooi gedaan!
Dank je :D

I finished one of the more complex parts of the project yesterday, my scratch-built windmill... If you are interested in the w.i.p part of the model, click on the link below. This will bring you directly to the right post. The link in my signature will bring you to the main page of my blog, containing lots of pictures, background and ramblings...
https://toysoldiersofftowar.blogspot.co ... round.html

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Post by Tijnemanske » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:27 am

And a few more pictures...

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by Baldie » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:01 am

Looks fantastic

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Re: WW2 6mm Hex terrain and Lard games

Post by siggian » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:19 am

I have about 40+ stands of American infantry and 40+ Shermans and all the support weapons and tanks you could want. I have sufficient Germans to oppose them.

My American infantry is Adler, 95% of my vehicles are GHQ, and my Germans are GHQ, although I have German Adler to replace them when I get around to painting them. As good as GHQ vehicles are, their infantry are pretty poor.

Basically, I used them in Blitzkrieg Commander. I do have IABSM but never used them for that.

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