Saturday, 22 September 2012


Just a quick update. Picked these up for £4.00 from Chris Steadman on the SMP Forum. There were 8 in total. I think they were originally designed for Sci-Fi games but with Crisis Point 2013 in mind I thought they would look good as abandoned WWII bunkers that can be found all over Scandinavia.
So I decided to work on one first.
The original model before its rework.

The model once it has been based and some ground scatter, flock and vegetation to give the slightly overgrown look

A rear view of the bunker.

There are 7 more in production plus some scratchbuilt ammo bunkers and aa gun emplacements to add to the Norwegian countryside. More soon..... 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

By Air and Sea

Many years ago I owned a copy of these but over the years they got mislaid. Much to my delight a copy of both appeared on Ebay and I was lucky enough to win them. Some great OOB info especially in the By Air and Sea book.

Hide and Seek

While looking on the excellent forum known as the Guild for any updates I stumbled across the previous Big Game reports from 2010 and 2011. Although in 20mm they provide a great deal of inspiration for 6mm games both in unit ideas and terrain ideas. Among the excellent AAR and photos there were some VDV with a link to Andy Rix's Cold War Gamer blog and after a few minutes admiring his work I came across this photo of a FAO. "Now theres an idea" I thought "Could I have a go in 6mm".

Andy Rix's fantastic FAO in 20mm

Now for the 6mm versions.

Both are based on a 2p coin with a couple of H&R figures. The bases were built up with filler and textured with Chinchilla Sand which is great for basing. Then the addition of some scatter (fine turf and static grass) and some tufts and leafy shrubs gives the impression of more cover. A couple of pins and some bits from the bits box for communications equipment etc and they are finished. I am pleased with the way they turned out and will continue with this method of representing FAO's in future Battlegroups.

Friday, 14 September 2012

If you go down to the woods today...

Picked up these two walled woods from a well known auction site for a bargain price. Although very pleased with the trees as you can see from the picture the bases were just bright green plastic so needed a bit of work to fit it with the terrain for Crisis Point 2013.

I repainted the green areas of the base with a more suitable shade of green leaving the walls as they had a good paint finish. After that fine turf flock was applied to the green areas and chinchilla sand was applied to the entrances to the field and along the outside edges to tie them in to the other terrain items I have been working on. I added a bit more fine turf in patches around the edges and then added some self adhesive leafy shrub plants I found from a supplier on Ebay. So now they are ready to be placed on the tables of Crisis Point 2013 - Arctic Strike.

Monday, 3 September 2012

New Blog

I have started this blog to chart my progress towards the Cold War Commanders Crisis Point 2013 - Arctic Strike game to be held in Dungworth near Sheffield on 13/14 April 2013. The game uses as its inspiration General Sir John Hacketts book The Third World War - The Untold Story. In Chapter 12 he details events surrounding the Scandinavian Campaign. Also Arctic Strike by Michael A Palmer was a great source of background information. The game will use the Cold War Commander set of rules along with our own house rules developed to cover air superiority, supply, casualty replacement, vehicle repair and artillery.