Friday, 21 October 2016

SETTING THE SCENE part 9 - Volksgrenadiers.



I recently finished painting my Volksgrenadier Assault Platoon and supports for the 'Setting The Scene' project. I have based the platoon on a list from the 'Too Fat Lardies' Chain of Command forum.

There are some nice little touches with this list that will make it quite different and fun to game.

 For example as part of the platoon HQ, you have a 3 x man Rifle Grenade Team instead of your usual mortar team.

 Squad 1 and 2 are your assault squads as they are all tooled up with the STG44 or MP40's and a couple of Panzerfaust.

Squad 3 is your back up with 2 x MG42 Teams and some more automatic weapons.

So I imagine a platoon with weaknesses being volksgrenadiers but on the flipside a lot of firepower with all those automatic weapons.

Maybe I can talk Richard Clarke into coming up with a scenario and game for these, that I could then put in the back of the book, along with lots of pictures of the game.

The Platoon and supports.

  

     Assault Squads 1 & 2 with STG44, MP40 and Panzerfaust.


Squad 3 with the MG's

Support Options - ATG, sniper, FOO, mortar, MMG.



Is this the start of the counter-attack somewhere in the Ardennes December 1944??????








 



In these pictures you can see the Senior and Junior leaders with their hex shaped bases and dice wells. The senior leaders have a slightly larger base.



The idea with the dice well is to indicate how many command initiatives the leader currently has. Senior leader starting with a 3 and Junior leader a 2. I have done them in white so that they are a little less intrusive on a snow base.

  I have also done dice wells for the MG teams so that I can place the 'shock dice' for the squad in the base rather than having the dice trailing behind the squad. The shock dice are usually red but again if you don't want them to be so intrusive you can use white dice for the winter setting. Support options, as with the Panzerschrek, also get a 'dice well' where needed to indicate how many rounds they have used or got left.



The figures are either Artizan Design or Warlord Games. I pinched the idea from the Bolt Action forum where somebody had used the plastic winter Russians with overcoats and converted them into Germans. Ideal for the Volksgrenadiers.
 





A couple of pictures slightly clearer.





Platoon HQ with the two Senior Leaders, medic and the three man Rifle Grenade Team.








I still have the Panzergrenadier, Fallschirmjager and American infantry platoons to paint. I also plan on winterising my train station and railway track, along with some appropriate signage before I can start putting it all together in book form.

I was hoping to get it all finished by the anniversary of the start of The Battle of the Bulge on 16th December but I might end up going slightly over, which will have been a year in the making.

I have also put the items on the blog that didn't sell, on ebay and reduced the price yet again, if you want to check the links. I have scheduled them to start on Sunday 23rd October.

 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222289037647?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222289023303?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222288996304?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222289049734?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222288970671?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649

Cheers,

Pat.
 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

2nd Batch FOR SALE - Napoleonic, Afghanistan, WW2, Normans, Terrain.


Another batch of figures, vehicles and terrain for sale.

NAPOLEONIC.












  FRENCH
Perry Miniatures box set plastic Dragoons.
2 x guns and 8 x crew.
13 x Voltiguers including officer (2 x primed and based).
30 x  primed and based infantry.
7 x colour guard primed and based.
3 x foot officers, 1 x painted and 2 x primed.
2 x mounted officers (1 x primed and based) 1 x painted drummer.

BRITISH
Perry Miniatures box set plastic Hussars
1 x six horse team and limber with 3 x crew
1 x four horse team and limber with 4 x crew
1 x mounted officer
1 x gun and 5 x crew
1 x blister - gun and 4 x crew
2 x mounted artillery officers and 1 x standard bearer primed and based.
23 x rifles - some of these have had head and arm swaps/conversions.
£500



MODERN AFGHANISTAN figures and vehicles and market stalls.   NOW SOLD



                                   

                                           SOLD




                                          MR BIG FIGURE IN MIDDLE OF PICTURE SOLD



                                         

                                          CIVILIANS ON LEFT OF PICTURE SOLD

                                          SOLD

                                  
                                     
                                          SOLD

 VEHICLES SOLD
1 X Warrior, 1 x Scimitar, 2 x WMIK (3 x crew in each) 2 x landrovers, 2 x lorries with crates, 4 x Pickup Trucks 'Technical' with varies options - recoilless  rifle, ZOU-23, .50cal, 1 x saloon car, 2 x motorcycles.


SOLD

5 x market stalls, herd of goats, flock of chickens, 8 x JUMP OFF POINTS (FIGHTING SEASON)

SOLD
BRITISH PLATOON plus supports, medic, mortars, HMG, mine clearance vallon, dog handler and sniffer dog, javelin rocket, sniper, downed helicopter pilots, British and US Special Forces plus Delta team.

SOLD
18 x CIVILIANS plus Mr BIG - VIP or arms dealer.

AFGHAN/TALIBAN/INSURGENTS.
Mortar 2 x crew, A/A 2 x crew, Recoilless Rifle 2 x crew, 4 x riders/pillion for M/Cycle or passengers for pickup trucks,  3 x vehicle crew firing various weapons,  37 x auto weapons, 10 x RPG's, 4 x sniper rifles, 8 x LMG's.
SOLD
3 x Helicopters with dust cloud stand/base - ( 1 x Apache, 2 x Black Hawke)
£1800
AS THE MARKET STALLS, ANIMALS, CIVILIANS, MR BIG AND THE JUMP OFF POINTS ARE NOW SOLD, THIS WILL BRING THE PRICE DOWN FOR THE REMAINING FIGURES, VEHICLES AND HELICOPTERS. ALSO, AS THE TERRAIN HAS NOW SOLD I WILL REDUCE IT EVEN FURTHER AS THE FIGURES ARE NO GOOD TO ME BY THEMSELVES.

NOW £1400.

SOLD
AFGHANISTAN TERRAIN - could be used for other periods/conflicts.














12 x various size fields/strips (2 x with irrigation ditch), 13 x pieces of scrub, 4 x allotments, 7 x irrigation ditches, 3 x wooden bridges, 14 x large walls with various amounts of damage and gates (each 10" x 2.5"), 9 x corner wall sections, 3 x small walls, well and water hoist, 4 x building base, 3 x building base, 2 x single buildings, 4 x compound type buildings.

Also there is a large dust sheet which I have sprayed red/brown paint on and scattered bits of flock on, which covers my 5'x 10' table. I will include this as well if he buyer wants it.

  For more images of the terrain and figures and vehicles, click on the Afghanistan label on the right of the page.
£1200


WW2




     PERRY MINIATURES 2 x boxes Afrikakorps and 2 x boxes British Infantry. I have removed one of the figures and glued and primed it. There is also a couple of the bases missing on one of the sprues.
Painted British universal carrier and German recon vehicle, plus weathered die-cast vehicle.
£140

TILED/COBBLED ROADS.



  28MM vehicle just for indication of scale.
Ideal for roads or base for built up area of buildings.
24 x pieces plus pavement sections at less than £3 each.
£72.

NORMANS relisted and reduced in price. NOW SOLD.







These didn't sell in my last post, so I have taken some more detailed pictures so that you can actually see what you get for your money. I have also reduced the price from £345 down to £300 which is less than £6 a figure, which when you take off the cost of the bare metal, it is less than £5 a figure for painting, basing and varnishing.

RUINS and BARRICADES. Relisted and reduced in price. NOW SOLD.






   These didn't sell last time, so I have taken more detailed pictures so that you can see what you are buying. The 28mm figures are just for scale. 28 x pieces of resin terrain.
Reduced from £180 down to £150.

TWO RUINED BUILDINGS

28mm Figure for scale.
Reduced from £55 down to £50

Phew! That's it. If there is anything above that you fancy, then contact me at

www.kerstinsmith@ntlworld.com

I will only charge actual postage or happy to meet up half way, I live in Essex or can bring with me to Warfare in November or Salute next April.