Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kiwi Crossfire Company Completed

Good afternoon,

Horah for the school holidays. As well as getting my VSF elements painted up, I managed to finish my Kiwi Crossfire Company.


The boys themselves...


...had been done for a while. These holidays I managed to complete their support weapons.


First up, we have the machine guns.




These are from the Esci WW2 British Infantry set (which I have another box of, as produced by Airfix. Go figure.) The good old Vickers gun.

Next, we have the heavy hitters.


The 2 inch knee mortars...




...the 3 inch mortar...




...and their spotters...



...which are all from the HaT WW2 British Mortar set.

Quite cool wee figures these, 'specially the spotters which I've based on 30mm by 30mm squares. The rest are on 40mm by 40mm's. I know the rules state that they should be on smaller bases, but I just think they look better thusly. Not so squished with three figures, where as the smaller bases with two figures looked too sparsely populated.

Basing them thus also means I can use them for pretty much any other WW2 massed battle game as well, should the desire take me. I'm quite keen to try out Blitzkrieg Commander (Lite) and Command Decision 4 - Test of Battle, for a different WW2 flavour. Seeing as I'm an ancients gamer. All this WW2 stuff's new to me.

The paper buildings in the background are 15mm samples from Paper Terrain. These are cool. You get an damaged building with an undamaged shell that fits neatly on top. Great idea. I printed the PDF @ 150% for 20mm. Black and white, as it had to be printed on A3 on the photocopier at work, and I didn't want to chew through my colour allowance - I ran out half way through last term as it was! Should I ever get the money, I'd love to get the European Town for $US 50.00. And I quote...

Need more than just a small village for your game table? Our Town Pack # 1 includes 10 larger town buildings plus walls, fences, sheds and accessories like signs and a fountain.

Like most PaperTerrain products, the buildings all come with an intact version which lifts off to reveal a 'destroyed' version underneath. The kit can be ordered with grey roofs or red roofs.

So many toys, so little money...

Cheers,

Nick

6 comments:

  1. You have some really well painted and based figures. I'm glad you mentioned the paper buildings, have looked at these a lot as a cheaper option to railway stuff, which you can't really get anything but European buildings in.

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  2. Thanks Al,

    Ah, but if only I could even half match your output!

    That Bren gun toting Commando looks cool! (As does photographing them on the Commando jersey!)

    I've got a few paper building files stacked away. They are so much easier to store that way!

    Cheers,

    Nick

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  3. Nice force of Kiwis there Nick. Well done for finishing them...school holidays almost finished though!

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  4. Thanks Paul,

    Yep, the second box of Kiwis will have to wait 'till...probably the end of the year!

    Nice job on the 2 pounder, by the way!

    Cheers,

    Nick

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  5. Brilliant Nick - I love Crossfire and your troops are excellent too!

    Monty

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