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Tom's 2017 FoW Queue [Update 01NOV17 - 229 teams this year! 
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FoW/TY Teams completed so far in 2017

Tanks 153
Infantry Teams 47
Gun Teams 24
Air Teams 1
Objectives/Special 4
Total 229



So 2016 was fairly productive painting wise. I painted three new forces for FoW: DAK Infantry, Japanese Infantry, and Guards Armoured. These, when added to other round out items I painted for my existing forces, adds up to 39 Tank Teams, 62 Infantry Teams, 8 Gun teams, and 6 Helicopter/Airplane Teams painted in 2016. Not bad for a year's worth of hobby work, but I still have a lot to get through as you can see on the below roster.

My initial focus for 2017? I want to paint up all of my Soviet Team Yankee teams first off. I really want to start getting in games with my own kit. Then focus will shift to Mid-War Desert Focus initially.


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Who the $#@! had a 75% off sale?!?!?!?!

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Pet Shop Comics. All of the sale items noted above were from them. Rick buys all his stock with cash, so when things have sat on the shelf for too long or he needs cash he'll have big sales like those above. The 75% off on Team Yankee was his biggest. I think he may have been trying to just get more folks (likes us 6mm guys) interested in 15mm. Guess it works as I bought in big.


Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:09 pm
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First units for 2017 completed:

British Mid-War/Italy Mortar Platoon. I thought with new smoke restrictions in Version 4, I better go ahead and get this unit done as another smoke thrower.

British LW Assault Pioneers. This was made up from spare figures from the LW Guards Rifle I painted in 2016 plus some other extra figs I had to make this small unit. I would normally do a unit like this, but there is a Market Garden Scenario that I'd like to do one day that needs them.


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Iron-Tom wrote:
Pet Shop Comics. All of the sale items noted above were from them. Rick buys all his stock with cash, so when things have sat on the shelf for too long or he needs cash he'll have big sales like those above. The 75% off on Team Yankee was his biggest. I think he may have been trying to just get more folks (likes us 6mm guys) interested in 15mm. Guess it works as I bought in big.

How about you send some love to a brother next time!!

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:17 pm
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I thought you were all about the 6mm!


Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:27 pm
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So my next major effort is underway. I'm going to go full court press on finishing my ALL of Team Yankee Soviets. The only problem is I'm still adding more as I go. I ordered more BMPs and AAA assets.

So right now I'm simultaneously working on:

20 x T-72s
15 x BMPs
Infantry Teams for a full Motorized Rifle Company
4 x ZSU-23-4's
4 x SA-13's
2 x Hind-D's
2 x SU-25s

I'll be adding more BMPs and more infantry as well as apparently a BMP-2 Battalion backed up by tanks is better than a Tank Battalion backed up by BMP-2s. Who knew?

I'm trying to get these done in a "30 day challenge."


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Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:14 pm
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Man...this is a lot of work!


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Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:01 pm
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I did these T-55s a s attest paint for my Team Yankee Soviets. They are the PAVN T-55s. I painted them "generic Soviet" so I could use them as 3rd echelon Eats Block forces, Cubans in Angola and maybe even ones in a while as PAVN forces like the were supposed to be. Heck, they might even sneak into an Arab-Israeli battle or two!

They are a bit shinny, my Dull-Coat spray ran out. But I'll hit them again when I get a new can.


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Picked these up Thursday afternoon, and have them ready to roll on Saturday AM!

I used Vallejo Russian Uniform 924 "wet brushed" for these. Still can't find that TY Soviet Green spray match, but this is pretty close.

I think I may "dirty up" my modern Soviets. I normally like the clean "Toy Soldier" look, but might be time to branch out a little.


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Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:28 pm
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More work done on my Soviets.


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Impressive productivity! They look good too.


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Thanks Tommy!

Up next....

Back in the days when you could get the "Axis & Allies" miniatures cheap I was able to get a good bunch of them. Of these the PzKw-III with short 50mm guns were especially easy and cheap to find. So with Version 4 MW reboot about to hit, I jumped on painting these up as quick as I could.

They are not the best models and I only spent about a week working on them, but I think they will do nicely enough to let me game on with a DAK Panzer Force while I put more time and effort into a new 8th Army British force.

These were a nice break from my TY Soviet horde anyway!


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Just a small unit I needed to add to my force for Wolfkrieg 2017.


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Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:53 pm
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Painted these up for Historicon.


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Not sure if anyone else has said this yet...

I'm impressed that you've actually got a spreadsheet of models going.

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Thanks! My hope was it would inspire me to get old kits done and on the table while helping to moderate my future purchases and then building up more than a backlog!

It helps with the prior, but I still find that I am buying way too much. At least my wife can't nag me about not even knowing how many models I have waiting to be worked on before I buy more! :o


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Some Priest Kangaroos!


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Historicon has resulted in a surge in painting in the last two weeks:


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Some new adds for my 8th Army.


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Add to the queue:
3 x MTLB/Sturm
1 x BTR-50 (Going to make an objective/vignette with this)
4 x DAK Marders


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Some new add for my Team Yankee Soviets.

The Storm Anti-Tank platoon is a unit I'm really looking forward to using. AT 23 will be nice...as long as they can last. The funny thing is that I served 20 years as an armor officer and never heard about these before. It was part of my job to know Soviet equipment and OOBs, but I had never seen a mention of them. Perhaps knowledge of these was not know in the west until long after the Cold War?

I also painted a single BTR-50. I'm planning to add this to a large base to make it an objective, adding some infantry figures on the ground. I positioned the crew figures as if they are at a short halt going over a map. The infantry figures wil be point and telling them "the front is that way!"


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Nothing like a tournament to motivate you to get models done!


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Picked up two boxes of 2S3 Acacias for my TY Soviets.

Still shooting to get 300 teams done for 2017.


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