Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Death from Above - Часть вторая

Death from Above - Часть вторая

'Da Comrade we go jump from a plane in big metal walkers'

So in my last post I was making the decision on if my force was going to be painted up in winter camo or hit the beach ready for Babylon.

I mused through the Operation Babylon Kickstarter again, planning out my future next force and it dawned on me that for the rest of the year I would be fighting in the desert. So to avoid the inevitable hobby comments 'Why are your troops on snow bases when we are fighting in the desert?'

'Comrades it is hot'
I have gone with a desert scheme. This is going to be my first time looking at painting desert bases and troops so thought a little research might be in order. 

So with a bit of hunting around the web I found this great article on the Battlefront Website all about Desert Basing. A great set of step by step guides for different desert style bases.

Seeing that Babylon is probably closest to Egypt and Libya in terms of terrain (I am no Atlas guru so I might be a few miles out) I have chosen that for my basing.

So with the basing decided next to look at the vehicles and infantry. After a bit of Google Foo I tracked down a few images that I was happy with. To give me the balance of having an army paint scheme that would stand out from the bases and the table top, but still also looking like they have been equipped to fight in the desert.

The Russian walkers I think will look great still being painted in their Russian Green and then using the colour's used for the basing to weather them up to show that they have been moving and fighting.

For the Striker and the Carrier Helicopters I am going to spend some more time on these as they will be a focal point in the army. One of favorite helicopters when I was growing up was the Hind, so I will be using that as my inspiration for the camo scheme.

So with my basing and paint schemes decided time to crack out the hobby tools and get started.

Part 3 to follow.........

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Death from Above

Death from Above

My SSU army was inspired by the comics and the huge shells plummeting down to earth from the huge bombers to be slowed by their chutes enabling the KV's to rain fire down on the enemy forces. So when I saw the new Smersh KV-47 Platoon that made the core of my new force an easy choice

My Death from Above list

Koshka 15 points
Grand'Ma 11 points
Nadya 9 points
Natasha 9 points

Carrier 11 points
Marlen 9 points
Striker 16 points
Natasia 9 points
Carrier 11 points

Total of 100 points

My entire force is focused on getting in close to the enemy forces as quickly as possible through the use rapid deployment and transports. Then pouring on lots of focused fire and close assaults. With it being such a small elite force they need to be wary of the enemy bringing  to much fire-power to bear.

To keep the heavy walkers and tanks of the enemy hunkered down and not have free reign on the table I have taken a Striker attack helicopter, with strong Anti-Tank fire-power it can also cause infantry some issues if they get to close.

To back up Koshka with keeping the army alive I have taken Marlen who not only can keep the walkers in the battle, but also deal with any fortifications on obstacles that the enemy might deploy.

Catch up with the next blog as I decide on if they will be painted up for winter battles or prepare for deployment to Operation Babylon.