Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We're getting there

We had our second run-through of the Krefeld Salient scenario this weekend. The battlefield is beginning to look more like the finished article. Stuart Adams has built a lovely Autobahn complete with river bridge and I've done a swathe of bomb-cratered terrain showing the effects of the B-52 strike.

The next steps are to tidy up my river sections and add some secondary bridges. I might also have a go at painting the ground cloth to break up its even colour.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The (French) Cavalry Are Coming!

One of my plans for this year is to get all of my 6mm stuff painted. I'm more than 35% of the way through the unpainted lead I had on 1st January so it's looking good. What it does mean though is that I'm reluctant to buy more toys for the Krefeld Salient game.

The NATO force is currently using most of the appropriate Western kit I possess some I've been casting though the old and unpainted models wondering what else I could add. The following unit is a result.

These EBR-90s are among the first micro-armour I ever bought. They'll appear in the game as elements of 1er Spahis from 1(Fr) Corps.

In Cold War Commender terms these would be recce troops but I've re-designated them as light armour for the purposes of this game. The cost 20 points less and don't get the special recce abilities.

The EBRs are, I think, H&R (but they may be Skytrex). The Jeep is GHQ, the AML-90 is H&R and the dug in infantry are Irregular Miniatures.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Krefeld and Playtest game

Yesterday's game was good fun. Many thank Richard for putting all the effort in.

Just been taking a look at the Krefeld area.

Here is a map of the area around Krefeld as is now


The area around Meerbusch to the south east of Krefeld looks like a good area to try and get on the table somehow, two roads the 44 and 52 cross the river going back to the Union and plenty of minor roads and some forests to give the Soviets some cover. Thoughts?