Sorry for the long time of no posts Sometimes life and Jail gets in the way.
So here is something new from PSc a November or December release
box contents...3 platoon plus HQ company. 125 figures - Riflemen, grenadiers, RG7s and PKM machine guns plus heavy weapons support of AT-3 Sagger, AT-4 Spiggot, AGS-17 Grenade Launcher, SA-7 Grail and SA-14 Gremlin AA Missile
As for me being in Jail,Dont be a DIC,(Drunk Irish Catholic)LOL or just Stupid
This post is about what i think will be in the Stripes release based on the RED Thunder and main rule book Soviet Models list.Remember that is is only a speculation list Take with a Grain of salt.
In no particular order,
T 64 MBT= M60 tank. This kit will be plastic and it will make the M48 and MAgach,maybe starship or York.
BTR 60= Humvee and varients, This kit will be plastic and will make TOW,AA and a GEneric vehicles. Storm Anti-tank Platoon = Bradley IFV this kit will be in resin, Because it doesn't have alot of different Variants. 2S3 Acacia Heavy SP Howitzer Battery =MLRS system. The united states does not have a roket system yet.
Infantry teams for the Americans it will be Stinger teams,What i would like to see is NAm style grunts repackaged as National Guard.
Gecko = Chaparral
Two other things mentioned are a New Chopper and AA sp gun. Huey is pretty much confirmed.I believe this will be plastic and have options to MAke.Slicks,Hogs and MEd VAc.
The Sgt. York is still on my wish list.
So take this list with a grain of salt i am only speculating.People are trying to say one of the vehicles on the cover is a Marine vehicle.My opinion is that the artist just drew a fuked up Bradley.
TAnks for now.
This must be new or i just missed it.Looks like a nice kit i may have to pick up one of these.
I got a quick and short post of a couple of piks for the upcoming Russian books.
looks like a couple of plastic kits,
Next pick i would like to see are of the PSC T55 models.
models looks pretty good . Nice to the BTR in plastic,since alot of people will be needing alot of them.Kinda crappy that the T 64 doesnt have reactive armor. But i bet it will be cheap in points though.
thats it till next time. tanks...
I finally got the models to finish my HQ TAliban objective .
Here is what i used, KHurasan BinLADen Set and a Peter pig tv crew set,with a fly trap fig thrown in. Now all need to do is just get to painting.
I got a order In from MJ figures of a few things i was needing another 4 PLA rocket launchers, Mounted Horsemen for Recon and what i think is kewl is a weapons pack, I finally got me some MANPADS for the Taliban.May not be stinger but they used them. The British Blowpipe.
First is the PLA rockets,decent models except the miscasted wheels.I have a total of 7 but i will only be using 6 of them the extra one is for spare parts and the crew will be getting addded as mortar crew.
Second is the mounted Horse back models. i like theese sculpts alot.I think here in the future i will be picking up some more and converting a few over to have AK 47s.AS for the game i am just using the Motor bike rules and mounting.Here in the future when MJs gets a restock i will be basing them off of the Romanian mounted scout platoon for RED BEar book. 4 to a large base.
Third and last is the MANpads models theese were converted Khursan FIgs with the MJ blow pipes. THe first 2 were easy, i took a Rifleman and shaved off the rifle and left the sling and attached the Blowpipe to where the rifle was.I put the BLowpipe launcher end facing down as to me with it being heavier it may have been carried that way.Also a little easier to attach.I took me a alttle while to figure out how to make firing model.So i wnt thru what i had a seen the detenator fig for Khurasan.So i snaged one up and went about converting.I think he turned out pretty decent.Now i need a boat load of theese figs because i got a idea to use them for PLA rocket firing controlllers.As for the game ATMi am using them as a HQ attachment.eventually it will be a platoon of 6 with the HQ attachment for a total of nine.
Well Tanks for now,Here next i will be featuring a BAttlereport,TY AMericans vs TAliban in Free for All, my TAliban HQ objective and Mortar platoons medium and HEavy.
Looks like me i think most of NAto forces no have models now for Cold war. Armies Army Canadian, Cold weather Briitish, and Dutch TOTENTANZ MINIATURES Spanish and French BF USA, U.K,West Germans Thing i want to see if is How PSC , Does with the new NortHAg game and the NEW plastic TAnk offerings,Will we see a Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) in Plastic? Considering as here of lately all We had was FOrce on Force for mainly Cold War gaming, THen are fellow Member offered us FOW Stopping the RED tide Supplement. But you do have to give Credit to BF for help making this more into the mAinstream Loosely Historical gaming.What i want to see is how they are going to Treat NAm and AIW. Or some of the other wars and ERAS. It did surprise me though when Team YAnkee was announced.I firgure BF would have made a Korean war or SCW gaming. SInce they already have most of the KIts for the wars. Now the Warsaw PACT nations is needing some attention , but the bad thing is that they are mostly Generic type forces.Where the soviets get most of the kewl new gaar and they the kick me downs/ .But a CUBAN force would be good or some proper Soviet MArines.Armies Army make a proper VDV force for the Soviets. So tell what you think or theories on this. TAnks.
I got me a few boxes of M113 here awhile back.So that i may make the 6 HEavy Mortar carriers and use the extras to finish my Mech Infantry company.
BAck here for xmas i got a boatload of magnets for my models from the wife.So i have went magnet crazy.FOr theese models in particlar .I magnetised the mortars a command hatches with the .50 cals.
kinda cool to be able to rotate them and be stable.
Next project was some Revell 1/100 Apaches that i got a good deal on from ebay.6 bucks each shipped in beat up boxes but still sealed kinda. I also magnetised them too.Bottoms so i could attache them to BF flight stands, Chain gun and rotors. I nerfed the first one up,but not to bad when i had moment and thought i could magnetise the weapons. Alignment didnt turn out to good.I also added my Rocket pods from my Skyraider.Which were not included.
As for game stats they count as CObras.
TAnks for reading til next time.
I thought i would update the 15mm comparsion piks. i now have included a Flash point taliban.
So from left to right,Khurasan,Old glory,MJs,FLytrap and flash point.
i am not sure on my favorite it is still tie with Khurasan and Flytrap models.
The flash point are nice sculpts but lacking in the variety department.
Still waiting on someone to make Taliban with stingers. But it looks like i may have to convert my own with a Blowpipe weapons sprue from MJ and try to find suitible figs for gunners and maybe some dudes with Binoculars for spotters.
Thats all for now.stay tuned for my update on my rivers and REvell 1/100 Apache kits.
Here is a few piks of what i have been up too. Also been playing Total War, Warhammer FAntasy alot too. so not much has gotten done here lately.Still have been adding TAliban too the collection soon to have then finished up.Then i will be starting on Soviet MArines for my next summer /1yr. Force and also i will be adding to my Americans for team Yankee and Vietnam, yes i have went to the madness and starting to collect Nam moels. Easy choice since i am not Camoing any of my armor so i have a few that i can port over to either Era. and besides that the Taliban make great Proxies for the NVA and Viet cong.one last thig i have added 2 Mig 17 from the Arab range for them to have some air support. and Yes, the Taliban had a Small air force a few
Migs, and a YAk plane,I also have a Sky raider to represent it if needed.
I am not sure if i like this one or not. Need to see it out of the Blister. It looks like something from the TV series Star GAte. i think it is a little to funky for ww2 or even Cold war. So what do my fellow players think of this one? I was hoping for the Movie Stripes RV that was hinted at. MAybe it will show up for TY tournament Obj. this year?I hope so.The BRatty Van smokes this one for sure.