I've played a couple more FoF games since my last post and think I'm getting used to it. Below are some photos from two games with similar layouts. The first, US assaulting a Russian road block. The second, Russians assaulting a Heer road block. Both contemporary.
|The US-Russian game.|
|The Heer-Russian game|
|My only Fuchs, I feel that I need many more!|
|One of my favorite pics, the BTR-80 crushing a soft top while gunning down a Heer MG team.|
|The BTR is hit by a Panzerfaust and the crew dismounts with casualty check.|
|Hmm, another favorite! A dynamic pic of the Squad returning fire on the Panzerfaust crew.|
Now, onto my Republican Guard. Sorry Paul, I kept forgetting to include them in my last posts, now I have made more progress since then anyway. These are obviously conversions judging from the poor meet of some heads, and the fact that no original figures exist in plastic representing Iraqis. These are painted in three camo patterns, Kuwaiti version of DPM; Iraqi desert blotch; and DPM.
|A conversion from three figures: two Orion, and an ESCI/Mars Spetz|
|More ESCI/Mars with ESCI WWII US heads|
|I used flash to show the patterns more clearly. I hate the way flash pictures look. My attempt at DPM, ewe :-(|
I was cleaning out some of my figure collection (no not throwing away anything good) and reorganizing them the other day when I came across some of the GHQ 6mm figure blister packs. The empty containers went into the trash when I realized that they look like bunkers. I cut a firing slit in the front and thickened the edges with hot-glue.
|I cut a door in the back with a bit of card behind. The door is small but considering this bunker is about 2/3-1/2 burred in the ground it is more tolerable.|
|Some more of the Iraqi platoon. I've already done most of the converting, they just need basing and painting. I used Hat's US tank rider heads for most of the other guys.|
|My wee library. There is another military shelf not visible in the picture.|
I made a quick count of my figure boxes yesterday and estimated that if there is an average of 15 cav and 45 inf in each box I have at least 5376 infantry and 480 cavalry. Now mind you, this is only an estimate, I have many more than that which where bought without boxes or the boxes were discarded. Plus this is only 20mm, I have a ton of quality 54s and 20mm artillery and accessories as well.
The March Up.
I just finished reading it. Highly recommended to anyone interested in modern war.
Thanks for looking.
God bless America.