Saturday, 6 December 2014

Roundup and painting

Yet again, I ignore this blog for a significant stretch of time and I gain new followers! Maybe if I ignore it for a year I'll be the new PewDiePie... Actually, I'd rather not do that, I can't stand the squeaky bastard. Anyway, hi new followers! *Waves*

I have at least one painting project I have to do before Christmas, so hopefully I'll have that up in the next couple of weeks, and I want to do a review of the Across the Dead Earth loot I've received so watch this space.

Ahem. So, I've been away for a while, no real reason, just a combination of tiredness and navel gazing.

Tomorrow is Tanksgiving at the Bristol Vanguard. Nothing to do with the American holiday other than the time of year, just a cheesy name for an excuse for the Bristol Flames players to put out ultra late war Flames tank lists and blow the shit out of each other. It's like World of Tanks if you could reach out and slap the bastard that just blew you up from across the map with one shot.

To fill out my Armoured Reece Squadron from the Market Garden book, I went and got myself some A30 Challengers. They're ugly as hell, but they instantly endeared themselves to me by crushing Alex's Pantherjae... Panzerjae... big ass scary tank hunters, twice, in two consecutive practice games. So badly in fact, that I almost felt sorry for him. Almost, it's usually him crushing me, so I'd be lying if I said I didn't find it a little cathartic...

With the speed of a Cromwell and a 17pd able to fire thrice a turn and semi-indirect fire these wee beasties can really take names.

As this years Tanksgiving allows mechanised lists, however, I really am leery about facing a mostly infantry army as I really don't think I have the firepower to dig out dug in infantry. A lot of my vehicles don't even have HE...

Anyway, have some pics!

I might have gone a bit overboard with the weathering, not that it's excessive compared to some Challengers that I've done, just that it's in weird places. The above was meant to represent water stains rather than rust per se.

Unfortunately without weathering, they're a little featureless... I'll get round to applying Allied stars soon...ish