Tuesday, 17 July 2018

SETTING THE SCENE 2, The Mediterranean - Update No 3.

I have now finished the Infantry supports and two full platoons for both British and German. This does not include vehicle/armoured support which will be in a later post.

As well as vehicles, I also need to paint the Fallschrimjager platoon whilst the Italians are being painted for me by a friend who paints figures much better than I do. He will have a guest slot in the book with a step by step guide on how he paints Italians to coincide with my painting guides for the British and German.

First up British group shot.
German group shot.














I plan on starting work on the terrain mat next, along with some Napoleonic infantry as they are also part of this Mediterranean project and up until now it has been all WW2 apart from some 95th Rifles.  

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Setting The Scene 2, The Mediterranean - Update No 2

A big update for you today with lots of pictures of the buildings and some smaller terrain items. I have also painted a second platoon of British Infantry in long trousers, these are the metal figures from Perry Miniatures.

The buildings are either commercial or scratch built with some additional work on a couple of the laser cut buildings. I have also based quite a few buildings together and the river and bridge is a 'last Valley' piece which I have repainted and flocked.

The small walled gardens and vegetable patches I made for a friend and did double the amount so that I could have some for myself. It gave me a chance to try out the colour for my ground work as he wanted them for the Mediterranean but with a more sandy colour, whereas I wanted them with a more red earthy colour. I think they both work and so it is just down to personal preference.

Before you start thinking there is much too green in the pictures, I have to point out that this is very early stages with the project for the book, Setting The Scene 2. I will be making a terrain mat which will hopefully have more appropriate colours for the Med. I also plan on building a mountainous ridgeline that will run the full length of the table which the village will be able to sit on and there will be vineyards and olive groves and a hundred and one other bits and pieces which I have to do which will make it specific for WW2 Sicily/Italy and Napoleonic Peninsula, so bare with me.

My friend, Lofty Warren is coming around for a game of Chain of Command tomorrow and it will be the first time I have used this terrain and figures specifically for the Med. It will be two platoons of Brits trying to drive a reinforced platoon of Germans out of the village once they have secured the river crossing. I thought it would be an ideal time to show the figures and terrain off as the table has already been set.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings and on with the pictures, scroll down further for the action shots.  

The action shots.

And of course it is not all WW2 Sicily/Italy, there will be plenty of these as well.

Steve Lampon is going to start a Setting The Scene Face Book page which will also have updates of how the book progresses.

 For those of you who are patiently waiting for us to do a third print run of the first book 'Setting The Scene, Winter Wargaming', you will be pleased to know we are getting close to the hundred names that we require to make it worthwhile doing another print of the book.

So, if you haven't bought the first book and you are thinking about it, then go over to kerstinsmith1234@gmail.com and add your name to the list.