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Battletech goes green

I finally managed to get a company of Battlemechs in a new green paint scheme finished. The base color is Vallejo Medium Olive, highlighted with Olive Green and Golden Olive. I plan on repainting most of my non-Kurita ‘Mechs in this scheme, since the bright green looks much beter on […]

X-Wing Dutch Nationals Report

This is a report of my personal experience. An overview and analysis of the lists played can be found here: Each tournament starts long before the first round with designing a list. I wanted a Rebel list that could deal with Falcons. That meant at least four ships. I […]

X-Wing repaints and modifications

While the miniatures for Fantasy Flight Games’ X-Wing game come prepainted (well), there’s always room for improvement. I’ve painted engine glow where appropriate, to make it look like those engines are actually powered up. Some people even do LED modifications on the larger ships! As shown elsewhere, I converted my […]

My Bundeswehr army

My 20mm (1/72) Bundeswehr Cold War army has reached an intermediate goal: I have finished a mixed company-sized armored force, consisting of the following: Panzerzug, 4x Leopard 2 A4 (Revell) Panzergrenadierzug, 3x Marder A2 (Revell, modified) with Elhiem infantry Panzeraufklärungszug, Leopard 1 A4 (ESCI) & Luchs (Revell) Unterstützungszug Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard […]

The battle of Burgdorf

I recently pitted my German forces against Rutger‘s Russians. The Russian forces consisted of a full company of T-72s, a couple of BMPs, a recce platoon with two T-80s and a BRDM-3, and air defense assets. My German forces were composed of a full platoon each of Leopard 2s and […]


No German Cold War army is complete without a Panzerabwehrhubschrauber 1 for some air support. While Revell had offerings in 1/32 and 1/48 scale, the only 1/72 kit of the MBB Bo 105 is by Airfix and long out of production. Luckily, I managed to find one on ebay, complete […]

B-Wing modified

The only must-have ship in wave 3 of FFG’s X-Wing game was, to me, the B-Wing. I ordered one as soon as it was available, and it’s a cool-looking miniature and a nice addition to my Rebel fleet. I didn’t like the upright pose, though (the B-Wing is usually displayed […]

Battletech online resources

This is a listing of useful websites for the Battletech board game. General Official site – includes universe information and free downloads. Official forum. Master unit list – lists availability, factions, in which book to find them, and Alpha Strike cards for all Battletech units. Lords of the Battlefield – […]

Red Storm Rising at Crisis 2012

At Crisis 2012 in Antwerp, Rutger and I ran a Cold War participation game called Red Storm Rising. A small American force, part of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, was tasked with stopping a larger Soviet force. We played with a modified version of Rapid Fire! Unfortunately, the Soviets won […]

The Hot War is on!

My Hot War project has made considerable progress. US forces now consist of four M1 Abrams, two M3 Bradley, an M60A3 TTS, and several fireteams of infantry. West German forces are two Leopard 2 A4, two Marder 1 A2, a Fuchs, a MAN 7t gl, and 24 infantrymen. Both forces […]