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Andrew's Hobby League

Andrew's Hobby League

For the hobby league I am recreating one of my favourite Flames of War armies I used to run over 12 years ago, the US Assault Company. I am painting them up the be the 29th infantry division so I will be putting the blue and the grey patches on all my troops. To support these troops I will be also running a small formation of M10s. Looking forward to painting this army up and playing some beach landing games.

Check out Andrew's first article on his 29th Div. Here...

Andrew's Hobby League


I love Hobby Nights, a night of sitting around a painting-table with friends and just shooting the breeze, talking painting techniques, and just being social. For every player the reasons for playing the games we do varies, for me it’s about community, and
Flames Of War has one of the best communities out there. I remember when I started war gaming around 16 years ago, it was the Flames Of War community that got me into gaming through hobby nights at our local game store. I learned almost all my painting techniques I know now thanks my gaming club ‘Da Mommas Boyz’. It was a great experience getting back to those days has been fun and I am enjoying sharing that experience with other players just getting into the game, and showing them the tricks and techniques passed down to me.

Andrew's Hobby League

Andrew's Hobby League


Week two has me finishing up my rebasing and starting on my repainting project on my old 29th troops. As you can see I still have some sand from my old bases on these but I will be scraping that off and adding Vallejo Texture paint, Desert Sand to create the beach feel I want for the bases. With less than a few weeks left I am feeling good about getting my first 50 points painted.

 

 


This week I have been swamped with work, but I was still able to finish my first fully painted unit of assault  troops. Not that I left myself much to do, as I basically just had to finish the basing and paint the helmets. Now that I have a system down for painting and basing the rest of my troops it should be relatively quick. With each stand I finish I feel that I am getting slightly better at painting the patches and helmets, the Blue and Grey just wouldn’t look right without them.

 Andrew's Hobby League

Andrew's Hobby League

This week I focussed on my troops, having finished one of the 4 units last week I had a pretty good routine set up for doing the rest and was able to breeze through them. I still have a few detail things I would like to add to them down the line, but I am happy with how they turned out. Hard to believe that all these troops are only 38 points! 12 more points to go! I do have my Naval Gun support Command Card that can eat up the last points for next week’s 50 point games, but I am hoping to get my M12 155mm Artillery Battery finished in time.

 

This week I got several games in for the Launch of the D-Day: German book. I played a game against Ashleigh’s British tanks, and another vs Luke’s Panzer IVs! There sure were a lot of tanks for my infantry to deal with but man did they shine, I was able to hold off Ashleigh’s tanks for some time using my 155 Artillery and they ended up winning me the game. Against Luke I ended up having a Bazooka take out his command tanks. Both games were crazy fun and I really got a good feel on how the 29th Assault company works in D-Day: American.

 

Andrew's Hobby League

Andrew's Hobby League

So these last two weeks I’ve been so busy with everything that I didn’t get as much hobby done as I would have liked, only squeezing in the odd hour or two in when I can. This week I decided to focus on the infantry and getting my details painted- the patches and helmets. I am hoping to have a step by step article for painting patches and helmets and how I went about doing mine in the next few weeks.

All I have left to finish is 6 M10 tanks and their HQ to finish my 100 points, about 26 points all up. While I was playing around with my Hobby League army, I ended up touching up two of my favorite objectives, which I painted about 7 years ago and am still using now. If you could not tell, I am a bit of a Doctor Who fan, so using these objectives has always been a way to showcase my love for the show. The Doctor himself is made out of an old US bailed out crew member (Showing my age here, think it was from V1 Flames of War). 

The TARDIS is green stuff, and also has a miscast German figure inside I used for scale purposes. I am sure I could do better than my younger self nowadays I think, but I will still hang on to these as they have seen me through many games, and four editions of Flames of War

Do you have some creative objectives or objectives you have had for years? Why not head over to our 
Flames Of War Facebook group and share your favorite objective(s), and their story.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/FlamesOfWarGame/


Andrew's Hobby League

This week I put together a Hobby article about painting small patches and I went over how I went about putting the marking on my infantry patches and helmets. The 29th were known for having their Helmets painted with the Divisions marking so I wanted to reflect that in my army, and man its looks good to have them all marked up. 



Last Updated On Friday, October 4, 2019 by Alexander at Battlefront