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World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 5

Each of the speakers made mention of the "brave" women who fought alongside the men. They had to say something thought Roza Yedilova, they needed women to vote to legitimize the elections they had bought. "Fighting alongside the men? That was nonsense in the early days, the officers didn't know what to do with women… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 5

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 4 – Roll Call

1941 Soviet Rifle Platoon with Attached Assets The wind played cheerfully with wisps of white hair atop heads with solemn faces. A small group of elderly men and women wearing medals sat apart from the crowds listening as politicians droned. Roza Yedilova grumbled to herself about the weather, she was cold even though the younger… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 4 – Roll Call

Miscellaneous

The Painting Table – End of September

I know it isn't quite the end of September, but looking at the figures in my paint queue, I won't finish anything else until some time in October. I managed to complete 64 figures & 3 pieces of terrain this month (counting the bunker & the trench). Rhaine, Rogue This is a lovely figure from… Continue reading The Painting Table – End of September

Miscellaneous

Figure Storage & the Humble Egg

A question popped up on the Two Hour Wargames forum recently where someone asked about figure storage solutions which allowed quick access to figures. So, I decided to do a quick post on how I store my finished figures. Note, the unpainted lead pile of shame & terrain pieces are not covered in this post… Continue reading Figure Storage & the Humble Egg

World War II - NUTS!

DIY Earth & Log Bunker

I split my painting time this week between painting miniatures and building terrain. I built an earth & log bunker for my 28mm WWII campaign. The bunker may look familiar to some of you, I took my inspiration from Mel the Terrain Tutor's how-to video, though I made mine slightly larger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqOHkRfCZK0&t=603s I didn't have… Continue reading DIY Earth & Log Bunker

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder – Part 3

Early 1942 Soviet Rifle Squad at Full Strength "Q & E Campaigning" Gaming campaigns have appeared in Two Hour Wargames for some time, but I never played any of them until the Q&E Campaigning system in Fortunes Won and Lost, a rule set now sold by Rebel Minis. This system uses a minimum amount of… Continue reading The Meat Grinder – Part 3

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder – Part 2

Where to Start As with all immersion games and role playing games, you begin with your character. Now, being of the gentler sex (ha!), to realistically play a woman in a combat role during WWII, my choices are to play a partisan or resistance fighter in an occupied area, or a soldier of the Soviet… Continue reading The Meat Grinder – Part 2

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder – Part 1

Getting their bearings Introduction to a New Project Most of the time I play one-off games. I have the attention span of a gnat and it is often hard to play several games linked together into a campaign. The two exceptions have been when writing the Pearl's Plight story and when writing the 5150 No… Continue reading The Meat Grinder – Part 1