So, been back in the hobby for just over a year, which has been almost exclusively 40k. However, I have been experienceing recent motivation problems with gaming and painting, which has led to me getting hardly anything done. So, in order to try to get my creative juices flowing again (so to speak) I am expanding into Flames of War. I've not had a go at the game yet but the rules look straight forward and it allows me to branch out and dabble in some historical stuff for a change. Hopefully a widening of my collection will reignite my passion for the hobby in general and allow me to get lots more done. After all, if I up my amount of painting, it's the perfect excuse to branch out even further!
I have decided to go for a late war German army, which intially at least will be primarily a mechanised force. The reason I have gone for the Germans is mainly the tanks and the small elite nature of the army. Having played Guard in 40k, I couldn't stomach Russians, I'm not bothered about the Americans and a British army is a project for a very far future date.
The force itself is not going to be based on any historical order of battle, simply what I like and what I think will look cool.
Picutre time! Nothing is painted yet, but here are the first purchases ready to be assembled:
And the first Panzer IVH:
I found the Panzer IVH a right pain to put together - the side panels are attached with these fiddly little attachments that break every time I pick it up. I am seriously tempted just to glue the side panels onto the tank without them, as I don't think it will make any difference at this scale. Has anyone else had this problem?
That's all for now. This may not be the fastest log in exsistence but please bear with me. Hopefully it will be updated fairly regularly. Please feel free to check out my 40k log for examples of my style. Also, all tips on painting Flames of War are welcome as never done it before.