Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Mart's American US Medium Mortar from Black Tree Designs

Its not only the Germans receiving reinforcements recently.  The Americans have now got their own 81mm HE throwing toy to play with.
 These are again solid metal single pose minis, though the mortar came in 2 pieces.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Mart's Bolt Action German medium Mortar Black Tree Designs

In the quest to add more firepower to the Germans I added a medium mortar. Its the first indirect fire weapon I have. It is another Black Tree design model
 The flash was mixed on this, hardly any on the mortar itself, or 2 of the crew. The one sitting down was very heavily loaded with flash though.
 I added a 50mm by 2mm thick MDF round base to keep it in line with all the other weapon teams I have
It should be able to add a new dimension to my games by providing random HE rolls, plus I think it looks great!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mart's Flame Thrower team from Black Tree Designs


On the quest to add more firepower to my Germans I added a Flamer team, cool looking, effective on the table and a "Fear" unit.

The models are Black Tree Design again, virtually no flash on these ones, very clean and nice to paint.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mart's Bolt Action MG34 Team Black Tree Design


I needed more fire power for my German forces in Bolt Action. With Hitlers Buzzsaw rule, German MGs are better than other nations so taking this into account i decided it needed to be my next addition.  I could have gone for the MG42, but I wanted a force that could be used at any period of the war, so I picked up the workhorse MG34
The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG 34, is a recoil-operated air-cooled machine gun that was first tested in 1929 and was introduced in 1934, and first issued to units in 1936. It accepts the 7.92x57 Mauser cartridge.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

First world War Commerorative Kings Shilling keepsake

Just a brief post today, a patient of the Wife's (she's a Nurse) gave her this in the other day, knowing how much of a history nerd I am.  I know its not old, but its a nice piece, and when both my family and Wife's family had direct ancestors that fought in that conflict (and in one case died) its worth keeping and sharing
As we are in the 100th year since the start of the Great war, its a memento to keep and pass on to my children with the tales of their ancestors.