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
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
Here's another piece of terrain for my Rezhev Campaign - a small trench. In Mel's tutorial, it is called a "slit trench." I made mine a little wider because the Warlord Germans & the Bad Squiddo Soviets all have bits of the sculpt that overhang the base more than what Mel's figures had. I really… Continue reading The Slit Trench
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
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
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
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
Bolshevik Gun Molls Advancing I've finally taken the plunge to do some 28mm World War Two wargaming. I've held off for a long time because there weren't any female sculpts. Well that has changed with Bad Squiddo Games, who have a marvelous range of WWII female Soviet soldiers. I ordered the "Urrah!" deal which is… Continue reading Bolshevik Gun Molls, Amoebas, Lady Death & Fascists!