Early Start to Early War

Early Start to Early War

I thought I'd share some photos taken from our game night this week. Most of the evening was spent painting terrain for the upcoming Skirmish Flames of War Tournament being held July 31, 2010 at the Plano Center in Plano, TX. Plano is about 10 minutes north of Dallas.

But before we got started on that, we layed out some completed German infantry and Polish Tanks that we've gotten done for our Early War Armies. Also, check out the great new hill with mountain road that James built for the Skirmish Tournament. Sorry about the photo quality, remember that these were taken unexpectantly with my iPhone and we had no extra light sources in the room.

Take a look:

 

EW Micro

Since we were designing our own Early War lists before we found out Battlefront was putting theirs out this year, we began collecting EW miniatures to play with in 1/285 scale, or Micro Armour. Here is an overhead shot of two German Grenadier Platoons on a ridge just outside of a village.

EW Micro

Here we see the first German Platoon set down with 4" between each base. We decided using Micro Armour scale we would revert back to V.1 command distances, so conscripts: base to base, trained: 2", veterans: 4"

EW Micro

The second German Platoon has begun to dig in just outside of the village. Full size infantry bases are roughly the same size as a 15mm command base. The command base would be 1/2 that size while the larger base would be twice the size.

EW Micro

Polish TK tanks maneuver up the winding mountain road to get to the village. Do they know what is waiting for them up there?

EW Micro

This is a nice shot of what awaits our Polish friends as they near the top of the hill and the village.

Stay tuned for more photos as our Early War Micro Armies develop as well as our suggestions for lightly converting Flames of War rules to accomodate this smaller scale. Also, if you are curious about our Early War German and Polish Lists and would like to download them, take a look at the Early War Project.

As usual, you can comment on playing Flames of War with Micro Armour, these photos, or whatever at The Miniatures Page or Flames of War.