Fellow blogger Jason Meyers aka Der Feldmarschal is running a sharp looking Bolt Action event this weekend. This set a fire under me to finish my Rubicon T-34/76. I had trouble with my airbrush splattering on my last highlight. To cover it up, I had to go over everything a 2nd time and wiped out my panel highlights. Ah well.
I put my 1000 point Soviet force out on my battle board for pictures. Now I need to read the rules a time or two and I'll be set for the big game day.
In other East Front action, my friend Hugh and I fired up a Chain of Command Citadel campaign. We finished the 1st campaign representing Gross Deutschland's attack at Kursk with his German's nudging out a minor victory over my Soviets. The scenarios featured the early German attempts at a breakout. The Germans fielded a Tiger tank in 3 of the games and it was a monster! In one, I stopped it only by popping an ambush with a flamethrower at short range. The Tiger panicked and withdrew. In another, my ZiS-3 and the Tiger traded shot after shot. The Tiger wised up and moved out of sight behind a building. My crew manhandled the gun forward until they could take a shot at the beast. And brewed it up. Epic! I was too engrossed in our games to get many pics but here is the showdown between the ZiS-3 and the Tiger.
We're going to start Part 2 of the campaign. After fighting Round 1 with no tanks, I'll be painting 3 T-34s for a scenario where I can field up to 4 of them. Should be great fun and I hope to report back "The Tigers are Burning!"
Campaigns are the best. I love the color, narrative, and story they bring. TooFatLardies always does a great job with their supplements. I had only one platoon to see me through my first 5 engagements. I had to play conservatively to keep my force intact and that after all is the whole point of a campaign. Bonus, this gave me the impetus to paint up a platoon of Black Tree Design Soviets to replace my Warlord plastics.