I thought a little post about the two army lists I’m working on would be a good idea. The two forces I have decided to work on both had briefings available for free from the Flames of War website. Units in red represent possible future purchases.
Soviet Heavy Guards Tank Regiment (KV-1, Late War)
Now there is nothing more moving than the thought of a Soviet Heavy Guards Tank Regiment moving at speed across the countryside. Walls and hedgerows would simply cease to exist as the unstoppable behemoths crushed them beneath their heavy tracks. The sound of their guns thundering across the plains as they pick off another hapless German Tank.
However the unstoppable KV-1 behemoths of the early war are now the second line tanks of the Soviet Army. Not as invulnerable to enemy fire as they once were. Their superiority on the Battlefield is over, maybe numbers will win the day…
1 KV-1e 75
5 KV-1e 370
4 KV-1e 295
5 KV-1e 370
5 KV-1e 370
Priority Air Support
IL-2 Shturmovik 270
Total 740 (1750)
German 653. Schwere Panzerjager Abtelung (Late War)
Facing the seemingly unstoppable Soviet advance is a small ad-hoc company with elements of the 653 Schwere Panzerjager Abtelung supported by other Heer Panzer units. The 88mm Pak 43 guns mounted on the Elefants will make short work of the once invulnerable Soviet armour facing them, but numbers favour the Russians. Will quality defeat quantity?
1 Elefant Tank Hunter 300
2 Elefant Tank Hunters 600
Panzer Anti-Aircraft Platoon
2 Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm) 90
Heer Support Platoons
Assault Gun Platoon
2 StuG G’s 190
Heavy Tank Platoon
1 Tiger 1E 215 (Gotta have a Tiger!)
5 Panzer IV H 475
Total 1090 (1870)
So there we are. I’m part way there and looking forward to buying, building and eventually painting (oh and possibly gaming with) these two forces!
Waiting for me when I got back from work today were my three new German Elefant Tank Hunters. These three vehicles alone are worth more in points than my ten Soviet KV-1 tanks. I will post some more shots once they are built.
And here are five of my KV-1 tanks. Ready to try and take them on.
So there we are
Here’s a couple of shots of the Tanks you get in the Flames of War Open Fire! starter set.
This is my first time painting in 1/100 scale and also my first time using anything other than Citadel paints. I used Tamiya paints in the main that I picked up nice and cheap from a local hobby store and I think they look pretty good. They didn’t take long to paint and certainly look table ready.
Well after getting home from work last night I quickly put one of the KV-1’s together. As the box says they do just clip together quite nicely (although I think I will glue them after cleaning them up a bit).
As you can see the model is great, it looks like a KV should and the detail is nice and crisp. Based on this I will be looking at more Zvezda models for Flames of War in the future (got my eye on the Schturmoviks for a start).
I’m still waiting for the Elefants from Battlefront.
Well after a long period of sterling duty, my PC’s graphics card had finally overheated and blown.
It’s an old nVidia 512mb slimline card and it regularly would reach temps in excess of 105 degrees Celsius.
This means that I will be on an enforced holiday from World of Tanks till I can find another card that will fit in my small PC’s case.
This makes me sad
Ordered from the plastic soldier company and promptly delivered. No proper pictures yet (I’m about to leave for a full shift at work) but I will post some unboxing pics tomorrow.
The guys over at Adhesive Games Ltd have given us a few concept pictures to keep us keen, waiting for that all but impossible dream of a good modern mech game.
As you can see from the above pictures, it looks like dark brooding BladerRunneresque Cities and Post apocalyptic ruins are all the rage in Hawken but they sure look nice and I look forward to seeing some more game renders and videos.
Now these Mech concepts look interesting, I like the blend of Mechwarrior like running gear with more real world ablative/ reactive armour. I’m guessing this is some kind of light or scout Mech as itl looks sleek and fast (I would call it a SC-1B Scarab but hey that’s just me)
So for all you Battletech Players waiting for a new game or you players of Heavy Gear, keep your eyes open and check out Hawkens Facebook page for loads more info including some early gameplay vids.
Hip Hip Hooray! A new Mech game is on its way!