I painted these fab Greys from Khurasan for my ongoing project X-Com Skirmish that I''m very slowly making.

Humans vs. Aliens!

 Scale shot

Family shot


More Khurasan sci-fi troops

This time are low tech level troops that I will use as rebels and as militia mostly. I wanted to give them mute military colours but I think from now onwards I will use bright colours for this scale as these ones cannot be seen clearly from a standing distance.

Again, Khurasan minis have great detail and crispy casting. They are 15mm delicatessen.

I experimentally tried some little skulls on some of them but they did not turn up very well...


German assault troops

I needed some assault troops for my Battlegroup games as well some more soldiers with Panzerfausts so after a bit of thinking I decided to buy the Revell German infantry box. If you are interested you can see it here.
This box is interesting because most of the troops come in winter dress, although I painted them as having SS camouflage smocks. But the real reason to buy it was that it contains enough different assault troops to build a full Battlegroup pioneer platoon.

This is my first time at painting SS camouflage and although the miniatures are soft plastic and they were fast painted, I am happy how they turned up. I tried Oak leaf B autumn.

 Full squad

 Close up of flamethrower


 Much needed extra Panzerfausts

MG team


Khurasan sci-fi troopers

I am making the most of my free time and painted this batch of troopers for my skirmish games. They are from the excellent Khurasan range. Great sculpts, crisp casting and top service, highly recommended.


Tigers arrived and Strongpoint assault

In the pictures below you can see two Tiger I tanks I ordered to China, both for 14 $ including shipping. They are not model kits but toys and the scale is not exact; they are two or three millimetres longer in hull and one or so high in turret, but I do not care much as they are Tigers and this way they look more terrifying. I added a few PSC soldiers for scale comparison.

They came in green and with some patches of yellow sprayed on them and I had planned to use them as they were but then I saw it was too much green and started to add more colours and when I realised they were totally painted, but without priming them first.
Anyway I think they turned out OK in the end and naturally I used them in our next game.

We played Strong point assault at 500 points, me defensively with Germans and my friend Alex with his Russians; all terrain handmade by him.
I had 29 BR points and my opponent 35 points thanks to his commissar.

German forces deployed and waiting for the Russians. One Tiger was kept as reserve to enter on turn 4 together with most of the infantry.

Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forests of the night,

On turn 3 Russian reinforcements entered on their left flank and the Tiger destroyed the most dangerous of their tanks in ambush fire, a SU-152; the rest were T-34s.

On the right flank it only entered a lonely T-34 with tank riders who after being ambush fired from the house, their remnants died trying to assault it, and then the tank destroyed by a PAK 40 at point blank.

Boing, boing, boing! Russians could not pierce the Tiger's skin and he slowly started to kill them one by one.

End of turn 4 and all my German infantry reinforcements were already advancing towards the only objective in Russian hands.

They finally managed to destroy one Tiger but the other one out of the picture ultimately broke the Russians. German 19 - Russians 38. I think if all Russian tanks would have entered on the other flank where the solitaire PAK40, things had gone differently.


Kursk. Defend high ground

Today we played Defend High Ground from the Battlegroup Kursk at 500 points only as we do not have time to play larger games at the moment, but we are making plans to meet one Saturday to play a 1.000 points game.
All terrain by Alexis (the Russian opponent).

I played defensively with the Germans and picked one FHQ, one grenadier platoon with one Pak40, one flak 38 (using a proxy here), one sniper, one 120mm on board mortar, one Stug III G squadron and one panzer IV E. I also had a HMG, a bunker and a minefield for free.

I do not remember exactly what the Russians chose but you can guess by looking at the pictures: two Zis3, five T-34, one ISU-152, FHQ, commissar, a medium mortar off-board battery, one sniper, one platoon of infantry and some tank riders.

Initial deployment. Germans at the bottom of the picture. The three objectives were the big hill where I started, plus the two big houses.

The MG42 team inside the bunker.

First blood. One of my Stug III destroyed in ambush fire one T-34 which was trying to sneak through my left flank.

Snipers duel! You can see the a dark shadow at the bottom who is the Russian sniper. Mine won the duel :)

T-34 rushed forward and missed my Pak40, but it did not miss and destroyed one.

 Russian reinforcements.

And immediately after them, the German ones.

This Stug III tried to outflank the Russian tanks and approximate to the third objective (the house next to the burning T-34) to win the game.

Infantry reinforcements followed the Stug III on the same flank to support him in assaulting the third objective.

Although I lost my AT gun due to a tank riders assault, my tanks moved into where it was, and stopped the Russian attack by destroying two more T-34.

Two Russian squads were closing dangerously to my isolated Stug III but the sniper and one squad were already in position to help it.

In this moment the Russian broke and the game was over. German had only suffered 6 BR points in total. Nice little game.


A commission

Time ago I sold my Baccus EIR army, that you can see in my 10mm gallery, to a guy from UK and he liked so much that he asked me to paint some more, and here they are:

Now in my area Art of War is the new sexy thing and I am repented of having sold them :(