This is another 1/48th plastic kit - figured I need an IS-2 for late-war scenarios to face off Tigers and Panthers. Didn't add the cool looking "don't drop a bomb on me, comrade" white markings for the assault on Berlin as it wasn't used previously, and then not all tanks had the markings. I may add them later - maybe. But for now, this should be more than enough armor for late-war Bolt Action scenarios. This tank along with the SU-100 and pair of T34/85's already in the inventory. According to Bolt Action stats, the SU-100's gun counts as a "Super Heavy AT" gun, whereas the IS-2's gun as a "Heavy AT" gun but with an increased HE of 2D6 hits vs. the usual D3. The IS-2's gun is slow loading due to cramped turret space and can only be activated after another Soviet vehicle has activated (or attempted activation).
This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Tamiya 1/48th Soviet IS-2 Tank
I now have to come up with a scenario to get most of these tanks in battle. Thanks again for stopping by and checking out the blog. Wishing you all the best in health and the hobby!
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Labels: Second World War
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Hobby Boss 1/48th M4A3E8 "Korean War" Easy Eight Sherman
Just painted up this Easy Eight Hobby Boss Sherman to use in a Korean War Bolt Action project. It's painted with the tiger markings for Operation Ripper - which actually took place in the Year of the Rabbit.
Edit: Here's the image of the tank this one is based on.
Next in the queue is a Tamiya 1/48th JS-2. This one will be used for late-war Bolt Action scenarios - against a King Tiger (or two?). Thanks again for dropping by and wishing you the best.
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Labels: Second World War
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Enfilade 2023 - Another Great Convention In The Pacific Northwest Done and Done
Just got back from another great Enfilade - our "big" local gaming convention. It's actually still going on with a lot a nice games; some attended by a few of our Canadian brethren who are staying around until tomorrow (happily retired folks). I ran a second Bolt Action Western Desert Game on Saturday afternoon and also played in a great Xenos Rampant game in the evening. As the GM for the Xenos game is a longtime buddy, and actually all of the players are old buddies, it was truly an enjoyable game. In fact, the Xenos game won best in period. The GM always runs fabulous games - and is also the one who hosts our annual Christmas Rampant games in December. This convention is attended by folks who've been around the local area (Washington State, Oregon, British Columbia, etc.) gaming together in smaller groups for decades. I'm one of the "newer gamers" of the crowd, but this makes my 17th year attending! There was a little over 300 attendees, and to be honest, it's like an extended family. Anyway, here's a few more pics of games from Saturday (morning, afternoon, and evening periods), and some from Sunday morning. Oh, and I'm not sure if I mentioned in the earlier posts, but the reason there are so many games with desert terrain it's because this year's theme was "Warfare in the Desert" - suggested by yours truly and voted in.
|The GM's ruling stands! Even if the QRS (written by GM) says otherwise!|
|The Xenos Rampant game I was lucky to play in|
|Xenos Rampant game - players (me included) and the GM already wearing his Best of Period medal.|
Pictures from some of the other games - again, a lot of games with the desert theme.
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Labels: Conventions/Game Days
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