Ashleigh's Hobby League

Ashleigh's Hobby League

Ashleigh's Hobby League
Hi, I’m Ash and I’ve never played Flames of War before! I decided I wanted to play a British force - mostly because when I was flicking through the Fortress Europe book I liked their introduction the most. So far I’ve made a few Stuarts, I’ll make some Shermans next. For my 50pt list, I’ve decided to take some Shermans, a Firefly, Stuart Recce Patrol, Universal Carriers, a couple of M10’s and a few Churchills!

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This week I’ve been busy clipping and glueing with a side of some more clipping and glueing, trying to get my first 50pts assembled and ready for painting this weekend. Only 1 more Sherman and 3 more Universal Carriers to go!

Ashleigh's Hobby League

Finally my first 50pts are assembled! This weekend I’m going to get them all undercoated and ready for me to start painting a whole lot of Olive Drab. I wasn’t sure what colours to go for so I’ve decided on using the Colours of War book as a guide to do the British Late-War Armour.


Ashleigh's Hobby League

My first 50pts are all undercoated! I thought I’d use my Stu's as the guinea pigs for learning how to paint tanks and I’m stoked with how they turned out. I’ve got a goal for this weekend and next week to paint up my Shermans and Churchills so my Stuarts have some more green buddies.

I haven’t quite met my goal of getting all my Shermans and Churchills painted this week but the production line has well and truly begun! I need to finish up some details on my Churchills and that will be another 12 points I can tick off my line on the Hobby League board. My Shermans and Firefly I’m definitely going to finish this weekend for my first ever game next week! Poor M10s and Universal Carriers will just have to stay black for now.

 

Ashleigh's Hobby League 
Ashleigh's British Armour

Ashleigh's Hobby League 
This week was the week to start assembling the next 25 points - I’ve started with the Rifle Platoon, just another 3 bases to do before they’re done. I spent way too long picking and choosing from the different poses to make up the teams but in the end I think they’ll look pretty cool!

Ashleigh's Hobby League 

After last weeks loss to Phil, today was another loss to Andrew versing his Americans - borrowing dice seems to be unlucky for me?! Nevermind, on to the next 25 points for Hobby League. Adding on to my 50 pts of tanks, I’ve decided on a 25 pdr Field Troop (2 x 25 pdr guns) for 7 pts, a Rifle Platoon (7 x Bren Gun & SMLE rifle teams, 1 x PIAT anti-tank, 1 x 2-inch mortar) for 10 points and lastly a Motor Platoon (4 x Bren Gun team, 1 x PIAT anti-tank, 1 x 2-inch mortar) for 7 pts! I’ve got a little more painting to do on my M10’s and Carriers so I’m going to finish that up this weekend ready to start the next lot of assemblies.

While I’m still assembling a Motor Platoon and some 25 pdrs, I’ve started to look at how I want to paint them. Flicking through the Colours of War book, there was some options for how the infantry looked so I’ve decided that I’ll keep in theme with Late War and follow this example! Secretly I quite like painting infantry so I’m hoping to do a bit of a production line this weekend to get what I can painted up for next week.

British Late War Rifleman