Sunday, July 10, 2016

Snipers, Casualties and Boardgames

This weekend my friend John hosted a Commands & Colours day and invited me and The Boy. I think he has at least one copy of all of the Commands & Colours series of games (in some cases, I think he might have MORE than one copy!?)

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

The Boy and I started out with the introductory scenario for Battlelore - the fantasy version of the game. The Boy was a bit disappointed that it was just humans vs. humans and there were no fantastical creatures involved or magic... (different elements are introduced one at a time through the scenarios).

Afterwards we played a game of Commands & Colours: Ancients

Others were playing Great War and Memoir ‘44. We left around supper time – just as the pizza the others ordered arrived. Games continued on into the evening…

I finished these snipers from 1st Corps up this past week, but didn’t really have time to post them. Truthfully I wouldn’t have taken much time to post two pics, but I was waiting for something else to post them with… and didn’t want to post them with the posts on complete German units I’ve done this past week (11th Bavarian Infantry Regiment and 261st Reserve Infantry Regiment).

This standing one I actually painted last week, but I wasn’t happy with the paint job. Luckily Stu Rat came to the rescue with a link to this fantastic post about Great War Sniper camouflage – with some fabulous pictures. I am much happier with the results now.

Another sniper – also from 1st Corps

I also finished up some casualty markers for the 5th Brigade – the figures are from Gripping Beast/Woodbine Design Company.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Should have three more posts in the next day or so – 16th Battalion, 22nd Battalion, and… Hellboy and the Scooby Gang escape a Zombie Outbreak….?


  1. Snipers and casualties look sharp! CCA is one of my all time favorites.

    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with how the camo turned out this time.

      I really enjoyed C&C:A. I played it before - probably eight years ago - probably the same introductory scenario. I had so much fun, that I briefly considered picking up a copy... then I came to my senses and realized I have a bunch of DBA armies I could just play with - and a PILE more I could finish up and play with! And I know a guy who has C&C and will play it any time I ask... so...

  2. Much better, I really like that prone sniper.

    Glad I could help.

  3. Great painting as always...the sniper really looks great! Excellent touch-ups.

  4. I really like the tarp on the standing sniper a real improvement definitely worth doing, and I liked it the first time!
    Best Iain