Monday, August 29, 2011

I finaly give in

Anyone who has known me and my gaming preferences may well be surprised by what I am about to post. I have stood by many times and stated that my minis need to be metal and maybe resin, when Battlefront started using plastic parts I was not a happy gamer. I believed (and I still do) that going to plastic at the same time as giving me a price increase is a slap in the face. Now don't get me wrong I have nothing against plastic used in the right way. I have been building plastic models for 20+ years but these are display models (as in "DO NOT TOUCH"). I couldn't get past the idea that plastic was for display as the fine parts are fragile or for toys (for a minute lets pretend our miniatures are not toys) which are extremely over scaled to make them able to withstand handling without damage.

When I first started playing Flames of war a tank was about $7.00 They have now almost doubled in price. I kept hearing how great the new models from Plastic toy soldier company are and decided it was time to give them a look. My local hobby shop is stocking the new 15mm lines from this company and I saw they had the new M4A2 Sherman boxes in, I am a WW2 gamer that has no Sherman tanks (I know, whats wrong with me) I figure I can use them as lend lease tanks with my soviets so I bought 2 boxes. So I finally gave in and am now on the plastic is good train (as long as its cheaper anyway). I will post a complete review of these models with all of my unsolicited opinions on them soon.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pak 40

I have been working on and off on terrain a lot lately but unfortunately I have little to show for it yet. So I thought I would share one of my favorite FOW units today. Gun teams may die all too quickly all too often in FOW but I love the way this unit of Pak 40s came out and when they work they work quite well.

command team

holding off the allied advance somewhere in France