Archive for Flames of War

American Armored Rifle Platoon part 2

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by Sean

 

Continuing with the American Armored Rifle Platoon for a client’s army from Flames of War, I feature the M3 half-tracks. Simple olive drab color scheme; a lot easier than German equivalents, certainly.

 

American Armored Rifle Platoon part 1

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on October 2, 2011 by Sean

My most recent work has been US Armored Infantry for a client. He wanted the standard uniforms that would allow him to use them in any theatre (Early, Mid, and Late War).

More to come.

Waffen SS Panzergrenadiers

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , on April 4, 2011 by Sean

This is a selection from a Waffen SS army for Flames of War I’m working on for a client. The army is all wearing  Waffen camouflage smocks and helmet covers.

In addition to Panzergrenadier squads, I’ve included the Commander (with his cameraman!), 2nd in command, and a pair of MG42 machine gun teams and a Panzerschreck anti-tank team. More to come.

American Armored Infantry

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , on November 20, 2009 by Sean

These are a couple units from the American Armored Corps I’m painting up for a client.  A selection of M3 Half-tracks, along with a Bazooka team from the Armored Infantry platoon. The jeeps and carbine teams are from the Recon platoon.The American army is nearly done!

American Armored Company

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Sean

 

Some pics from this week’s game of Flames of War. This was a late war game using the Breakthrough scenario. The US Armored company (that I’m painting for a friend) had to punch through the thin line of my German Grenadiers.

The US force was a pair of Sherman HQ tanks, a Sherman platoon, a Sherman 76 platoon, an M10 Tank Destroyer platoon, a couple Armored Recon patrols, a battery of Priests, and an Armored Rifle platoon. The Germans included Grenadier HQ w/ Anti-tank Section, 2 Grenadier platoons, a Pioneer platoon, a Panzer H platoon, a StuG III G platoon, support lelG18 guns, and a platoon of Pak40 anti-tank guns. We played 1400 points, since that’s the amount I’ve painted up so far for his army. The US force will eventually recieve an M12 Field Artillery battery to round it out to 1750.

We’ve been playing through all the scenarios to get my friend comfortable with the rules, and other players (as well as I) give tactical and rules tips over the course of the game; ie ‘don’t drive into those woods’ or ‘shoot the anti-tank guns before they can acquire you at short range’.

The first part of the game (pics 1-3) had his Shermans and Recon patrols test the German cordon around their starting positions, under cover of the Priests. They didn’t get far, getting wiped out by crossfire from StuG’s and PaK40’s, also losing both the Company commander and his 2iC. The US flank march took its time getting on to the table, giving the defenders time to shift to cover their approach to the objectives.

In the latter half of the game (pics 4-6), the US flank march arrived in force right into the sights of the StuG’s, Panzers, and dug-in Grenadiers. The Sherman 76’s actually did a lot of damage, taking out 3 of the Panzers, and the infantry accounted for several stands of Grenadiers (almost wiping out a platoon) and a StuG. However, he was never able to dig in and had no cover, so even the arrival of the M10 Tank Hunters couldn’t save them, and all US platoons in that section were wiped out/broke and ran.

Panzers!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on October 17, 2009 by Sean

 

More of my Germans. This time, some of the tanks and armored vehicles.

The first pic is a variety of Panzers, with a Panzer IV F1, Panzer IV H, and Panzer III M. I went for the darker camouflage on them, but might some day go back and redo them with a brighter mustard yellow or olive camo scheme.

The second are a Marder I tank hunter and an 8-Rad armored scout car. I plan on going back to paint the scout car in a more interesting camo scheme, as the basic German grey may be accurate, but it’s sort of blah compared to the rest of the army.

The third and fourth pics are some StuG II G’s.

A platoon of Panther D’s are in-progress. I’ll soon have enough tanks to play them as a Panzerkompanie, with some infantry in support.

Grenadierkompanie 2

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on October 16, 2009 by Sean

 

More of the German army. In this case, the transport vehicles allowing me to field the German infantry as Panzergrenadiers (trucks) or Gepanzerte Panzergrenadiers (half-tracks).

The truck is a captured Soviet ZIS-5 truck, repainted for German use. The other stand is one of the objectives for games. Some poor bastard sniped when he got out of his truck.