Wednesday, 18 September 2019

SETTING THE SCENE Volume 2, Update.

Setting The Scene Volume II - Creating a Wargames Layout for the Mediterranean is presently being edited and then it will be off to the printers. For full details click on the following link:

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(The clickable link is now sorted.)

On the gaming front, I am starting a new campaign which comes from the Too Fat Lardies excellent 'Lard Magazine 2018, and the pint size campaign is called THERE ARE MANY RIVERS TO CROSS.

The time and theatre of this generic campaign I have changed to The Mediterranean 1943, as the similarities with the defensive lines of the Allies using rivers and canals in 1940, would also work for the Italian campaign.

 The German strategy was to reinforce a series of natural defensive lines of mountains and rivers, so basing the campaign around the latter, I hope to have a ready-made campaign. The only difference being the Allies on the attack instead of the Germans Blitzkrieg, and a change of support lists including a swap of Stukas for Allied Fighter Bombers.

I have started adding the additional supports that I may need for the campaign, some of these you can see in the pictures below. The engineer teams are converted from the Perry plastic box sets and the medic is a plastic Warlord figure converted. The Pz IV is also from Warlord Games with a magnetized tank commander and optional main gun. The Halftracks and crew are from Rubicon and most of their kits allow various build options.

On map four of the campaign, the scenario is for the defender to use his engineers to try and blow up a couple of culverts. I have attempted to make a couple of these along with some marshy ground and the overladen Citreon has been commandeered by the engineers for transport.


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Sign Up To SETTING THE SCENE Volume 2.

We are getting closer to finishing the 2nd book, Setting The Scene Volume 2.

If you would like to sign up for a copy of volume 2 or add your details to the growing list for a reprint of volume 1, then click on the link below and leave a comment, along with your location to Steve Lampon, who will be collating the details of potential buyers.



Friday, 21 June 2019

Mediterranean Update 11 - A Big One.

I haven't posted for a while but I have been busy on the hobby front so this will have quite a bit of content and therefore be picture heavy.

I have painted four Grand Manner buildings, some smaller terrain items, some monks for the Monastery, Dismounted French Dragoons, Fallschirmjager platoon plus supports, Perry plastic boxset of US Infantry, Warlord and Rubicon allied vehicles, crews and tank riders all magnetized and a Rubicon vignette of WW2 German infantry being briefed by their leader (also magnetized so that they can be used for additional vehicle passengers).

The superb Rubicon vehicles come with different options for the same vehicle kit which make them excellent value.

On with the pictures.


A few scene shots.

We have sold out once again with the Winter book but if you are interested in a copy then send me an email through the appropriate channels by clicking in the box at the top right of this page - 'Setting The Scene' and we will add your details to the list for a 4th print run if we get the numbers to justify the cost.