6th AD battle-tested... at last

Even though I don't have my entire force (I need a second armored infantry platoon, among other troops), I was able to play my first game using my own forces. My gaming store of choice is http://huzzahhobbies.com/ in Ashburn, VA. It's a little bit of a hike, but everyone is super friendly and the store is well-stocked.

Tonight was my US 6th Armored Division vs. well... an American Armored Infantry opponent (Matt). The lists were virtually identical, and provisions had to be made for my lack of required units.

I fielded:
Co. HQ
Armored Infantry Platoon  x1
Medium Tank Platoon (M4A1 75mm x3)
Assault Gun Platoon (M8 HMC  x2)
Armored Mortar Platoon (Command Half-Track + MMC  x2)

Not a "by-the-book" list, but I played the cards I was dealt. Matt was very patient and a lot of fun to play against. My M8 HMC's were knocked out quickly by his infantry, but my mortars made them pay dearly throughout the game. Matt attempted to swing around with his M8's (X2) and Shermans (x3) and flank my disembarked infantry as they were crossing bocage. My Shermans came to the rescue, losing 1 tank. My 2 remaining Shermans and 4 Bazookas knocked out all 3 of his Shermans in one turn! To wrap up... I lost a couple of infantry stands, my Mortar CO, and my entire Company HQ. The Company HQ fell victim to Matt's M8 HMC daredevils that raided deep into my territory. To end the game, I won when Matt failed his motivation roll after losing several platoons.

A lot of fun, but I have a lot to learn!


From the field hospital to the front...

I've been AWOL due to hand, wrist and elbow surgery for a little more than a month.

I'm finally updating my blog with shots of some FoW projects completed before my surgery, as well as a few things I've just recently started. As always, comments are appreciated. Enjoy!

I love Green Stuff Putty! Most of my vehicles get some sort of putty customization.

Need more putty!

Armored Mortar command half-track & 3rd mortar carrier

A few of the MANY Jeeps to fill various roles.

1st Platoon commander with custom putty lightweight overcoat
1st Platoon

1st Platoon's Half-Track's dismounted .50 cal. MG's

1st Platoon's Half-Track's dismounted .30 cal. MG's

My favorite stand that I've completed thus far.