Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The Mediterranean - Update 4 - Terrain Mat, Italians, 3rd Print Run.

Update number 4 for Setting The Scene volume 2, The Mediterranean, we have a new terrain mat, WW2 Italian Infantry, a couple of vehicles, a new camera, plus news on Setting The Scene volume 1.

I recently finished a 5ft x 10ft terrain mat which I hope looks suitably Mediterranean and it is graced with some wonderfully painted figures and vehicles by the very talented Nick from  moitereisbuntewelt.blogspot.com. (scroll down for more pictures).

I will have a 'Guest Painter's Section' in the new book and Nick will be doing a tutorial on how he painted the Italian Infantry and hopefully the vehicles as well.

I have finally upgraded my old camera, so hopefully, you will see an improvement in the quality and depth of the pictures. I am no expert on photography but there will be a short piece in volume 2 on the new camera I have chosen and why.

The books for the 3rd print run Setting The Scene, Winter Wargaming arrived today and Steve has been beavering away and will be posting these out tomorrow and Thursday to all those who have ordered a copy. We have also ordered a fair few extra copies, so if you haven't ordered and you want a copy then you can either contact me by clicking on Setting The Scene in the second box down from the top right column of this page or through Steve at   http://www.stevenlampon.co.uk/portfolio/  

Karwansaray Publishers at Wargames Soldier and Strategy are also stocking the book and have done a review in this months magazine. (see below)

The vehicles are an Italian M13/40 and a German Marder II both from Perry Miniatures along with the infantry. The table looks a bit sparse but this is intentional as I want you to focus on the mat, that is if you can draw your eyes away from Nick's Italians. 


   Napoleonics for the Peninsula coming up next.



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.