Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Long time, no blog...but here's an update...

I've been playing a lot of D&D and card and counter games lately, so not much miniature stuff to post. However, I have been working off and on with some Bolt Action figures.  I recently finished a squad of 12 late war German Panzergrenadiers from the Band of Brothers starter set at Warlord Games...

I've painted them to gaming standard. Nothing too fancy. Primed with grey auto primer. Base colors using Warlord Games suggested Vallejo colors. A coat of Army Painter Strong Tone Quickshade. A highlight of original base color. A spray of Army Painter "Anti-Shine" matte coat. Finished the bases with some model railroad flock and stones/ballast. Simple, quick, and effective for the tabletop.

This morning I finished assembling a squad of 9 US paratroopers and got them primed...

They'll be painted in the same way, hopefully in a more timely fashion than the Germans. Then the plan is to have a few games of Nuts! by Two Hour Wargames. Good times...good times...

That's it for now. Until next time, carry on!


  1. Congratulations on a fine looking squad of Wehrmacht and the start of some GI's, and of course your first post of the year :-)
    Very interesting from my perspective, because a) I'm thinking of starting a little WW2 gaming myself and planning to use NUTS, and b) during my years in the wilderness (away from wargaming) I amassed quite a few card games - I keep forgetting to sort them out ready for ebay, so thank you for the reminder :-)

    1. Thanks, WA. These Bolt Action figures are really very good. I've never done historical wargaming before - at least not since I was 10 and playing with my Guns of Navarone playset - but I'm into it now. : ) I appreciate the feedback!

  2. Your "gaming standard" is better than most painters best standard.