10 Apr 2009

Defending Fortress Europe...

....Would be pretty tough without troops! So, in order to do just that, I've started up a Grenadierkompanie.

As you're all no doubt aware, I've started up Flames of War and with my brother-in-law Dave taking the Brits, the Germans seemed like the logical choice (and they have all the great tanks too of course!). We're going Late War with the Brits and Yanks steaming in from Italy and Normandy and I'm pretty excited about starting to paint and play in this scale.

As you may know, the little figures come with round metal bases on them and you stick 3, 4 or 5 of them to a plastic base and they're a unit. i stuck mine down and didn't really like the fact that they all seemed to be standing on little islands, so after a quick look at the FoW website for inspiration (and £1.59 at B&Q later) I had some wall filler ready for use to work them into the terrain a little more. And whilst I was sitting there "icing" my 17th base I thought "This is the type of thing we should be blogging about!", so here it is.

Apologies for the rubbish quality of the photos, I made the classic mistake of having too many things in the shot so the camera had no idea which one to pick out! Still, hopefully you'll get the idea. I stuck little rocks and sand on the bases as I'm hoping that'll give me a nice bit of texture for when I come to paint them.

Stay tuned as over the weekend I'm hoping to get this little lot painted as I've told myself that I can't buy any more until I've finished what I've got. Wonder how long that rule will last ;)


Von said...

Don't need another game.... don't need another game.... oh who am I kidding??

Nice one, Herr VSM. Wilkommen to the Front! Defeat those nasty British types ;-)

And you're right - this is perfect for our bloggy!

JamieM said...

I don't think it technically counts as a "new game" if you've already got the rulebook. It's merely getting the figures to prove that buying the rulebook was a jolly good idea ;)

And I lasted just short of 24 hours on my vow not to get anything else in until I'd finished painting that lot (darned Eclectic games). 1 Tiger, a battery of artillery and a pioneer company will soon be shipping out to the front :)

Von said...

Ah - an excellent observation; I'll let you know if the wife believes it later. :-)

Good willpower there! Nearly a whole day eh?

That's as bad as me walking into a toy shop yesterday and ending up with a box of Ork Lootas. That'll teach me to start building Ork boyz! Course I need another box now as well to get me 8 of them.

JamieM said...

You failed your willpower roll too, huh? Lots of Lootas, oh joy!

You'll be pleased to know that I've now also built & based 3 Pak40 anti-tank guns, my HMG platoon and I've cleaned up the artillery ready to get stuck together. I just need to make sure the Grenadier platoons don't get lonely on the beaches or amongst the hedgerows....