Archive for the ‘Customizing’ Category

Memoir ’44 Scenario – Trick or Treat?!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

m18 Hellcat - Memoir '44

Hellcats Race to Noville is a new Memoir ’44 scenario. This scenario depicts the race of Team Desobry to prevent the 2nd Panzer Division from threatening the Bastogne flank. It features a new Haus Rule about the M18 Hellcat tank destroyers.

Sounds like a Halloween treat? Maybe, but the Trick is I haven’t had a chance to playtest it! LOL! Drop me a line if you love it or hate it…and why.

Happy Halloween!

Hit Markers – Tutorial

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The ‘Hit’ Marker tutorial…enjoy and Happy Gaming!

Call for Fire!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Sherman Hit!Update April 9th – Wow!  what a great response, 52 thumbs and counting…and it made it to the splash page of BGG!  Ok, so there is certainly interest in this tutorial so I’ll start on it and should have it ready by the end of the weekend.  Happy Easter all!

I’m calling on fans of both Memoir ’44 and Tide of Iron for your thumbs. I’ve posted this image to BoardGameGeek.com but think there is a good chance that it doesn’t get much exposure.

So if you like this image, and would like to see a tutorial on how to make your own (for M’44 fans, these alleviate the need to have 3 figures in each hex, one will do with ‘hit markers’) simply click on this BGG link and thumb the image.

If we can get enough thumbs to get this on the main page, I’ll write up a tutorial on how to make the ‘Hit Markers’.  They are easy…but had I not had an accident in making them, they would not have been.  Thanks in advance for your thumbs for those who give them.

Thumb the Hit Marker here.

Campaign Book Errata

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

It has been brought to my attention that the Flanking Caen campaign had an omission in the final editing.  It is possible for the Allies to win Withdrawal from Hill 112 (effectively ending the campaign) yet lose the campaign.  This means that the Axis has won the campaign but it’s not clear where the Grand Campaign goes after this.

The Axis Campaign box should read – “If you win the Campaign after Withdrawal from Hill 112 or Hill 112″

The Grand Campaign would move to The Breakout if the Axis wins the campaign regardless of the scenario.

New Mini’s

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

I’ve added a few more pics to the collection.  I had a lot of fun paitning these new ones.  I tried out a giraffe cam pattern that I saw for the Grille and a bit of a vine looking pattern for the Marder.  The King Tiger took on a similar pattern to the JgdPzIV’s I painted earlier but the dots came out bigger than I would’ve liked.

To help my wife discern between the different vehicles, I now used just the brown to cam assault guns and green for tank destroyers (I know, pretty geeky!)

I had actually painted the Hellcat and Chruchill awhile ago but hadn’t taken pictures so now was a good time while I was shooting the others.

These new ones are all Pendraken figs (except the Hellcat, it’s a Perrin).  Now to make some rules for them…

Hellfire Pass

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Our first clash in the Memoir ’44 Mediterranean Theater battles went down last night.  While I don’t own a copy of the game, I have enough kit to start a desert war of my own!  Everything in 3D of course.

I started as the Afrika Korps set up in a nice defensive in the pass.  Borrowed 88′s from Tide of Iron’s Days of the Fox worked nicely to augment the new SWA rules for AT guns.  They look menacing!  I used some Attack! figures for the Italians.  My British are the Revell 8th Army 1:72 scale figs.  And of course, I painted up the DAK in their desert colors (quick and easy method).  I fashioned the Ergs & Ridges out of foam and barring a minor paint accident, they worked very well and were visually quite effective.

Alas, all of my efforts were for naught.  The Brits smashed through on a flank and had a devastating Air Power strike which broke open the Afrika Korps and 2 Matildas exited the board. British Bert – 6 medals to Brummbär’s Korps – 4 medals.

The flip didn’t fare much better for me as the British.  While it did come down to ‘the next medal wins’ my luck simply ran out and the Axis guns were too well positioned for my breakout to occur.  Lisa’s Korps – 6 medals to Mac’s Brits – 5 medals.

This was a fun and challenging scenario from both sides and a great introduction to the Mediterranean Theater.  Stay tuned for more updates.