Updated mortar-team

About 5 years ago when I just picked up this hobby I helped
a friend of mine to renovate his wooden gable.
As a token of gratitude and that he was able to live the long
cold swedish winter indoors he gave me a present.
It was a Cadian-mortar team to the game WH 40k.
Back then I didn´t play WH 40k that often and I decided
to convert these mortar-teams to germans and use them in
the game SoTR. Now I have upgraded my Jerrys and I have
also started play WH40K more often.
I have switched heads and also updated some weapons and
finally added some scenery to each base.
I am very pleased with the result and here are some pictures.
The camo-net is made of gauze and pva.


Ruined monastery

For some weeks ago my friend Mikael arrived with a Christmas-
gift both from him and my other friend Peter S.
The gift from Mikaels was more Cadian-heads for WH 40k and
I will use them to build riot-police in my game Law and order.
A very nice gift indeed. Secondly I got a ruined monastery built
in a nice setting and ready for gaming.The monastery also contained
some loose walls and allt this will be used both for both pirate-
skirmish and SoTR.Especially gaming with zombies this scenery
will be spot on. In the future I will also build some crypts and
gravestones and a church or cathedral to make the setting complete.
Last but not least I got some skeleton-dinosaurs and I will fit these
with small plattforms and mount some Vampire counts-skeletons
and make ready for gaming in the WHFB.
All gifts in the scale for 28mm figures.
Very nice gifts from my friends and I will send out a big thankyou!!!
I will end this report and send out a big Merry Christmas to all you
nice readers out there that make this blog living.
Thankyou for all your answers and messages.


Christmaspackage 2017

Two weeks ago my package ordered in october arrived
and it was a delight indeed.
Once a year I order some figures or hobby-related and
now it was time for my gift for myself. :)
I have ordered some russians to form my engineer-
squad both for Sotr and Bolt action.

I have tested playing games with engineers and they are
great fun because they can use demolition and 
clear way through walls and also place mines.
Next find was more civilians to my play pirate-skirmish
and I like these figures a lot.
Policeofficers will soon be painted and used in my own
scratchbuilt game : Law and order.
Finally I have bought some more figures with APC and
two stugs to form a german force for playing Berlin-45.
The figures looks great and I have not decided if they will
be painted as SS or Volksgrenadiers. 


Trucks for multiuse

Last week me and my friend Olle visited the local secondhand-shop
to buy some extras for the Halloween. Olle got lucky and me too. :)
I found two identical trucks for only 2 Euros each.
First I will repaint the trucks in a "neutral colour" than can
be used by many participants
These trucks  will be very useful and I plan to make a modular rear
section both with and without cover-top.
The cover-top will be built in three versions: russian, german
and one with no markings for Fallout skirmish and modern warfare.
The cover-tops will be built using matchsticks and thin wooden
icecream-handles for the frame.The "textile" will be built using
thick papernapkins that will be applied using pva-glue and
wrapped on the frame. I am not sure if I also will build a module
with AA-guns or a 
heavy machine-gun or maybe a
multiple rocket-ramp!? :)

NB! The plastic cover-top is just to illustrate the size and
will be replaced with the ones described in the text above.


Creatures of the sea

I am living a very hectic life for the moment but I trying to
make some time for my hobby.Last week I found some
real nice details to add to my scenery when I am playing
Pirate-skirmish.Eventhough the fishes are a bit out of
scale and childish I think it will add some more positive
feeling to the gaming table.
My favourites are the squids and the crab and I am also
planning to make rules for these as predators.

I also found some more cars that can be converted and
used i Fallout skirmish. The red car will be splendid with
some chains and rust. I prefer to convert plastic cars because
the are easy to glue and drill holes into.
Last but not least I also found some wings to use to
"creatures of the night". They will look very nice when mounted
and with some paint.


A nice game of SoTR

On sunday two weeks ago me and my friend Olle played
a nice game of Secrets of the third reich.
The points were set to play with two platoons and with 
the support of one light mecha each.
The two mechas were equipped each with one flamer and 
one heavy machine gun. Both me and my friend had high 
expectations for these robotic-creatures and they
were all fulfilled.These mechas were both fast and
delivered quite a punch when engaging the enemy.
The players were russians(me) and germans(olle).
I was a bit rusty on the gaming-rules but we managed
eventhough this fact to get a fun and not to un-
realistic game. For my friend it was the first
game of SoTR and he liked a lot. To summarize, I
like this game both for the fast gameplay but also
for the fantasy-aspect and the possibilty to 
scratchbuild own mechas and vehicles.
The game was very straight forward and also bloody.
We agreed to play "advance and who dares wins". :)
My russians advanced and got a lot of casualities
but managed to reach the center of the table.
Olle didn´t hesitate and hammered my infantry hard
with MG-fire but my mecha got a serious hit with its 
flamethrower and knocked him out.
With the german mecha on fire my chances to win 
grew rapidly but we were forced to a gamebreak when 
my daughters got to hungry... :)
The next SoTR-game will probably be even more bloody but
we will scratchbuild at least 3 mechas on each side
and this will be great fun indeed.