Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Way to Determine Line of Sight on the Game Table

Here are some photos taken with a new gadget I bought on Amazon.  First the photos:

British Paratroops move into a small village.  Maybe from the viewpoint of a German MG crew?

A British Para Platoon commander looks to his right and sees SGT Robinson's section taking up a position on a hedgerow. Support is being provided by a Para MMG team in the small woods just tot he rear of the section.

The German view of SGT Robinson's section. Note the MMG in the woods behind the section.
The device is called a Universal Magnetic Periscope Lens.  It is a small device which attaches to an iPad or iPhone and allows you to take pictures from all kinds of angles on the game table.  You can use this to check line of sight or simply to take a photo from, "the commander's viewpoint."  As the photos show, however, one must have a nice photo backdrop to take really decent pictures.  I will be working on that next.

I look forward to many really neat photos for the old blog here.  I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New 28mm Bolt Action Army

Here are the first photos of my new French Bolt Action Army!  The first squad is regular infantry.  There will be others, but I haven't painted 28mm WWII before so I wanted to start with some troops with a pretty straight forward uniform.  I think they came out pretty well.

Charge over the hill!  We will throw back the Hun!

Keep up the fire, drive them back! 

The squad on the move.

The first photograph was taken without a flash.  The other two were taken with a flash.

I like the way the ink wash came out.  I still need to spray these guys with Matte sealer, but I am going to wait until I have more troops done.  I will be working on the next squad and some other surprises.  This is going to be a great force!