Thursday 9 November 2017


I am currently  working on my Late war German Infantry but in between I managed to paint up the following miniatures.

For those of you who remember the TV series ,"Hogan's Heroes" , fictional characters,Colonel Klink ,Shultz and from the movie "The Longest Day" the real life British Navy Beach Master, Captain Colin Maud.

Adding characters to your force helps set your force apart from other players and adds a bit of interest. these are 3 superbly sculptured 28mm miniatures from Stoessi's  Heroes .
Thomas from Stoessi's Heroes has a large number of 28mm,WW 2 characters and personalities from the USA, Britain,Germany, Russia,Japan and Resistance fighters.

You may notice, that I have not painted Colonial Klink and Shultz in their Luftwaffe colours,  this was done intentionally as I wanted them to  blend in with my Late war German Infantry. 
Follow this link for Colonal Klink and Shultz  to see how they should be painted.

I mounted Shultz on a round base as a standard infantry men, while the Colonel  and Captain Maud are based on a Hexagon bases to indicate they will be used as Senior Leaders (although the Colonel can also be used as a Ranking Leader)  for Chain of Command game.

Shultz on guard duty while the Colonel steps outside the Chateau to enjoy  a bit of sunlight.

I really enjoyed painting the Colonel 

Once again Shultz looks like his taking a snooze on guard duty.

Captain Maud looks like he means business. 

I based the figures by super gluing them  on magnetic rubberized sheets and adding Milliput.

Used grey primer for a change, one advantage is you can see the detail easier, on the downside you have to be diligent when painting the topcoats to avoid small spots of grey left unpainted, using black undercoat is more forgiving.

Cheers John  

Friday 3 November 2017


On the October long weekend, here in Australia, a band of 11 Chain of Command brothers where divided into Axis and Allies camps and endured, grueling and challenging battles over 2 days at MOAB 2017.

This was my first time, organizing a gaming tournament, I made and prepared the terrain for 5 tables ,Umpired(with the help of Neil Milne) but most important, I made sure that everyone had a great time gaming and ensured that everyone was provided with abundant prizes from our great sponsors and big thanks to Richard Naco as my number 2 man.
Forgot to mention, it was a closely  fought event with the Allies just edging out the Axis but only with a handicap. 

The Chain of Command brothers (I'm in the red T-shirt) 

Table 1: The ploughed field

Table 2: The cobblestone road 

Table 3: The Ruins

Table 4: The wheat field (the above 4 photos taken by Left handed Panzerfaust)

Table 5:The garage field

 Main hall at MOAB (photo supplied by Hasty Attack )

The masses accumulate, the chain of command tables (not seen here) where in the upstairs rooms above the stage.


 The excellent rules used were Chain of Command 
Looking forward to MOAB 2018
cheers John