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« Reply #330 on: 03 September 2017, 08:49:17 PM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up Applause

Very rapid and impressive work Applause
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« Reply #331 on: 03 September 2017, 08:52:29 PM »

Superb stuff, well done!

I take it you're a fan of "Rommel" then? Any comments in light of the game on Friday?

I'm considering getting the rules and using my 3mm stuff for that and staying with 10mm for BKC.
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« Reply #332 on: 03 September 2017, 09:02:07 PM »

Thanks chaps - I did get a lot of time to paint this weekend, and was quite disciplined in actually doing all the stages to finish these (though I've now remembered I need to spray varnish them).

Rommel - I did enjoy the game, not quite sure if I'm a fan yet. It did feel a bit generic, I think partly because its very high level and because a lot of the chrome is part of the 'battle board'. But also it was a basic introductory scenario so slightly limited on units and with no advanced rules. A full AAR is over on the Honour forum http://www.sammustafa.com/honour-forums/general-discussion-and-announcements-46/operation-brevity/msg27154/#msg27154

But the great thing about WWII is that most figures can be used with most rules. My armies where initially built for BKC, for CoC I converted a lot of multi-based infantry to single based. Then for Battlegroup most stuff just worked - with the option to add a few specialist units. And if I hadn't single based so many troops for CoC my BKC stuff would have just worked for Rommel, as it is I need to do some more infantry so I have enough single and enough multi-based troops.
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« Reply #333 on: 03 September 2017, 09:09:31 PM »

 Looks great!
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« Reply #334 on: 12 September 2017, 10:31:00 PM »

Played Rommel again this last Friday - full AAR over on the Honor Site http://www.sammustafa.com/honour-forums/general-discussion-and-announcements-46/operation-epsom-first-day-(sort-of-)/

We all enjoyed the game a lot more this week - I think as the rules are so different they take a bit of getting your head around, and you end up over thinking stuff. But with a second game, you start to get it, and then just play the game.

So I did more WWII painting - this is my painting 'tray' in the good daylight in the conservatory over the weekend.



Its frankly a bit of a shambles - but there was still a couple of inches of space at the front to fit in more figures!

* On the left are the newest troops - some Minifigs Italians, just waiting on Leon to supply them with some Semovente assault guns. Their artillery is on the right hand side.
* Along the front are older 8th Army figures, Pendraken and Minifigs, which where getting a bit of a refresh and finish off. On the sand painting strips are a few more 8th Army figures, who where based last night.
* The black painting sticks are WWII French, mainly Pendraken Dragoon Portes, left over from last weekend's mammoth French painting session.
* Then there are a handful of yellow space marine vehicles (drop pods and long range artillery) which have been kicking around for months - which just need a wee bit of basing to finish them off. Really need to get them out of the way.
* Further back are various High Elf figures to make an encampment.
* Quite what is behind the 28mm 8th army figure - its probably best not to ask!
 
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« Reply #335 on: 12 September 2017, 11:33:26 PM »

Looking good, I can see geese!
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« Reply #336 on: 13 September 2017, 06:43:12 AM »

I can't.  Sad

Very nice work, Forbes !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #337 on: 13 September 2017, 07:34:01 AM »

Ta chaps.

I can see geese!

I can't.  Sad

Middleish - painted
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« Reply #338 on: 13 September 2017, 07:46:06 AM »

That table is almost as messy as mine !
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« Reply #339 on: 13 September 2017, 08:12:16 AM »

NOW I can see them.

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #340 on: 13 September 2017, 10:08:35 PM »

Did some faffy adding of small, very small bushes to the bases of the Italians, tonight.



Painting these chaps did seem to be a variety of shades of beige!

This gives me a Regiment for Rommel, or the core of a Battalion for BKC, or a couple of platoons (at most) for Battlegroup.
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« Reply #341 on: 13 September 2017, 11:17:26 PM »

Nicely done Forbes!
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« Reply #342 on: 14 September 2017, 12:25:39 AM »

They look really good Fred

Take care

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« Reply #343 on: 14 September 2017, 06:52:59 AM »

Those ARE spiffy.
Super work, Forbes !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #344 on: 14 September 2017, 09:10:32 AM »

Very nice!
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