Sunday, July 22, 2018

Warlord and Artizan 28mm Models for Bolt Action in Progress

Well there are always more models to build and paint! We are like everyone and have several additional projects all going at the same time. For our early war Polish Army we have the wz.29 Ursus heavy armored car from Warlord Games!

Designed in 1929, the Samochd Pancerny wzr 29, was more commonly known as Ursus. It was based on the chassis of a 2-ton truck, mounted a 37mm anti-tank gun and multiple machine guns. Although adequately armored for the inter-war period, the Ursus fared poorly when facing more modern opposition in 1939.

Another Bolt Action project is our US Army in Greatcoats for winter campaigns. You can see an earlier post HERE. These are recently primed reinforcements to bolster the Battle of  the Bulge.

Add a light howitzer, this one from Artizan Designs, and these boys will be ready for the onslaught.

This bazooka team was painted to add firepower. Remember to keep the get away jeep close by.

And of course you can always use an extra squad of British Infantry.

Have a Great Battle!
The Old Crow


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Early WWII Polish Army For Bolt Action!

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army
The early war Polish forces are moving toward the battle ready mark. It's been way to long once again since we posted anything. The finished infantry squad we shared back in February has finally been based!

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army
The support units had a paint job over a weekend vacation over Memorial Day.

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army
Now the bases have been finished. We decided the rubble of the war torn streets of Krakow or one of the many other Polish cities would make a fitting setting.

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Marksman
 Here's the Polish Army sniper team.
WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Marksman

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Marksman


WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Anti-Tank Rifle Team
 Anti-tank rifle team members.
WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Anti-Tank Rifle Team

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Anti-Tank Rifle Team
WWII Bolt Action Polish Army wz.30 MMG Team
 For some extra attack dice, the Polish wz.30 MMG team is ready for action

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army wz.30 MMG Team
WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Bofors 37mm Anti-Tank Gun
 And the Polish Army Bofors 37mm anti-tank gun will try to stem the tide of the Panzers.

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Bofors 37mm Anti-Tank Gun

WWII Bolt Action Polish Army Bofors 37mm Anti-Tank Gun
Have a Great Battle!!
The Old Crow

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Early WWII Polish Army For Bolt Action with Trenchworx Transport

Warlord Games Polish Army with Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
Finally getting a few moments to assemble and yes, paint a few figures. Next on the list is the Polish Army for early war campaigns. These were some of the first models we purchased from Warlord Games for Bolt Action. However the Cromwells and Firefly of 11th army Black Bulls and subsequent British forces delayed their start.

Warlord Games Polish Army with Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
Here is most of the Polish support units primed and ready to go! Everything from a light AT gun to the Polish 7TP Tank. One with a canon the second with the twin turreted machine guns!

Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
We started painting with a unit of infantry and a hastily commandeered transport as they desperately try to stave off German attacks. A Trenchworx Crossley Tender. We imagined the Poles grabbing for anything that would move. These guys couldn't find any horses!

Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
The Crossley is a nice resin kit, little flashing and it went together easily. Here are all the pieces ready to assemble.

Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
And the assembled transport.

Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action

Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action

Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
Add a squad of Warlord Games Polish infantry and off they go.
Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
We wanted an old well used look with plenty of wear and tear with lots of dirt and rust.
Trenchworx Crossley Tender for Bolt Action
Have a Great Battle!!
The Old Crow

Monday, February 12, 2018

11th Armoured Black Bulls for Bolt Action

It's been far to long since our last post so here's a quick one! We were in need of some recon for the Black Bulls so a new Humber scout car and a couple jeeps were the order.

And then some heavy support  from the Engineering Division.

A ton has been happening but life can be relentless! Play table top war games or blog about them? hmmmm....

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

German Armor from Warlord Games for Bolt Action!

Warlord Games Panzer IVWell When you don't have time to show off your own stuff, show off someone elses!! David Dinsmore has been cranking out German Armor and these are just a few of the new ones. We featured some of his Soviet armor in an earlier post.

Warlord Games Panzer IV
Here we find three fine examples of the iconic German Panzer IV . . .

Warlord Games Panzer IV
Including an Afrikakorp variant..
Warlord Games Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III
a Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III Tank Destroyer . . .

Warlord Games Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
and last but not least a Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

Warlord Games Panzer IV
Those who play world of Tanks know all these guys and even non war game enthusiasts would recognize the iconic Panzer IV

Warlord Games Panzer IV
The Panzer IV fought from the invasion of Poland to the fall of Berlin. The Panzer IV was constantly updated, with its sound design giving it a longevity well beyond that of its contemporaries.

Warlord Games Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III
The StuGs were welcomed by the infantry, supporting their attacks with HE shells or knocking out enemy tanks to the extent that by the end of hostilities, they had amassed more kills than any other German vehicle.

Warlord Games Panzer IV
The last great bit of news is these are all for sale on our eBay store!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

4Ground Ruined House Model for World at War!!

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
OK, let's have a look at another wonderful 4Ground model kit, the Ruined House. There are several ruins and damaged house options to choose from, this one is 28S-WAW-108, Ruined House 01! Here you can see what it looks like when completed with the 4ground Pegasus bridge in the background. The British Commandos are launching their attack!

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
Like most of the foreground smaller kits, it comes in a ziplock bag with everything you need.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
Inside you will find a detailed instruction sheets, and 6 tile boards with all the pieces needed.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
During the assembly process we use the clothespins to hold the walls together as they are drying. All of the larger kits come with several clothes pins and large rubber bands to wrap around the bases

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
The interior walls just like the exterior are printed on the outsides and sandwiched together. Here we have them clamped and a rubber band to pull the pieces together while drying

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
Once the walls are set in place you can start adding the bricks along the top, once again they are two pieces sandwiched front and back

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
You can see all the bricks added to the tops of the walls.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
Now we'll look at the details like the front door and window. The windowsill is already in place here.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
As the building is ruined we decided to do the same with the doors and windows here's the pieces that we wound up with, as you can see we made a cut along the door and then snapped all the pieces off to use for debris.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
And there you have it one ruined house ready for action.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
4ground also provides you with extra brick bits and a few broken boards. We broke off pieces from the leftover sprues, anything that was thin enough to look like boards.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
The rear view.

4Ground Ruined House - World At War
And here we have the Americans moving through the finished 4Ground Ruined House ready to Ambush any German armor that might come up the street.

These really are great kits and if you haven't tried building one yet, we recommend you do it soon!

Have A Great Battle!
The Old Crow