Monday, 30 December 2013

Matilda Horde!

Hello All,

Been a few weeks since the last time I did an update for my Soviets, so here is a nice little Matilda horde made up of 21 Zvezda Matilda models with a little conversion work.
These are also my first models for The Fourth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. So hopefully a nice up chunk of points for me!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Once More Unto The Breach...

Hi all

Well this is a slightly more interesting post on painting than I usually do I hope.
First off what constitutes a breaching group? Well you get two types, depending on whether you go for Overlord (CT) or Market Garden (CV) (and associated PDF’s). The Breaching group is the 79th armoured division personified, better known as Hobart’s funnies these were experimental engineering vehicles which were developed from 1943 onwards (if my reading of this article is right). Whilst the 79th never fought as a single division, their specialist equipment was utilised by many different units in the late war period.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Xmas

Hello All

Just a quick Merry Xmas from everyone at Breakthrough Assault, we all hope you get lots of lovely new toys under your Christmas Tree!

Monday, 23 December 2013

New Plastic T34s Review

Hello, Dave here, i've finally finished the new plastic T34s, they're pretty darn awesome, here's how I did it...
As soon as they were available I ordered 2 boxes of these beauties, i'll probably end up checking out most if not all of the new plastic box sets as they are released so stay tuned, in the mean time...

Friday, 20 December 2013

...Do As The Romans Do

Hi everyone!

It’s James again and this is the second blog post I've written about my first Flames of War Company, which as you found out in the first blog, is an Eastern Front Battaglione Alpini.

In the first blog I wrote about why I chose this army, so when I thought about what to write for the second blog, the first thing that came to mind was to write about the Italian national rules and how I’d use them in my opening games… 
The Unknown Hero, jacket off, shirt unbuttoned and sleeves rolled up 
ready for action!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Germans Having Lunch Britcon Objective Marker

Further to my efforts to get the painting queue down, I completed this Britcon objective marker.  In a similar fashion to my Hs129, this started the year on my list, so it's about time it got done.
I really enjoyed painting this, it's nearly all drybrushing and washes.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Beyond The Foxholes Episode 7 - Christmas Special

Hello All

Welcome to Beyond the Foxholes Episode 7, the Christmas Special.

Today we are joined by Ben, Adam, Winner Dave and Alex in the first Beyond the Foxholes Christmas Special.

In Part One - The Guys talk about what they have been up to, up coming Tournaments and a lot of other random topics.

In Part Two - The Ben and Alex have a quick AAR on Reading, the Guys talk about Battlefront Plastics, Red Bear and Desperate Measures. Then round off the episode with a look about on 2013's New Years Resolutions, make their 2014 Resolutions and then talk about their plans for 2014.
(Sorry we had a few recording issues in the second half and Alex's breathing does effect the recording)

Friday, 13 December 2013

British OQF 25pdr

Hi all and I’m back with another painting post for my expanding Empire army – I’m going with empire as I’m certain my forces will end up representing Britain and many of her dominions eventually.
So the model itself, well I picked up the box off Ebay and also 8 of the desert ones as well (for something like £20) – whilst I don’t write many army lists which need 8+ 25pdrs I like to have the option, and for that price I won’t argue with half the guys being in shorts and topless, thankfully they’re not wearing sandals!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

T-70 Company

Hello All

And welcome to the next update for my Soviet army, a company of T-70's from the Plastic Soldier Company.
The Plastic Soldier T-70's may be the second best kit of theirs I have put together after the Panthers (they are truly great!), the reduced components the details, I really can't speak highly enough of the models!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Make It Stop!

Welcome everyone to another random musing from my mind.

Today the question is when to stop with an army. Because seriously I struggle! I always start a project with the idea that it will have a nice clear defined end point, that due to the twin powers of theoryhammer (theory of war in this context maybe?) and also my awesome battle prowess - my first list is the one which is THE list for that force. Sadly I'm thwarted by two equally powerful forces at every turn.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

AAR Tankovy vs Panzer Lehr - Free For All

Hello All, 

It's been too long since I have done an AAR so with the new Reb Bear book out and a newly painted Soviet Army I figured it was about time I did one! 

 My Opponent was Paul (of Adam beating fame) who was running his Panzer's on the Meuse list. We rolled up Free For All which surprisingly it turns out Paul had never played. So with that we got cracking.

Ben's Tankovy (CT)
  • HQ T-34/76
  • 10 T-34/76
  • 10 T-34/76
  • 10 T-70
  • 3 SU-100
  • 3 SU-100
  • 4 BA-64
  • Limited Tipped Sturmovik
Paul's Panzer Lehr (CV)
  • HQ Panzer IV
  • 4 Panzer IV
  • 4 Panzer IV
  • 3 Panthers
  • 2 Pumas
  • Short Gepanzerte Aufklarungs Full Fausts
  • 3 Nebs

Friday, 6 December 2013


Wat oh Chaps,

It's nearly the end of the year, I remember well the start of 2013 and just how much I had on my painting list. It was big and daunting...I made myself promise I'd get everything off it by the end of the year...well it truth I'm not going to manage that, but in these remaining weeks I'm going to give it a go.

It's about time the Henshel got a slap of paint on here it is.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Cat Killers - SU100's

Hello All

I have never been one for fashion. but it would seem that I have picked up the new black in 8 SU-100's.
Thanks to the Red Bear updates these guys are fantastic! With AT16, the new Cat Killer rule and a very good front armour, these are the ultimate tank hunters (providing they don't get smoked or move!).

Monday, 2 December 2013

Guards Armoured - Crusader AA

Hi All 

back again with another little unit I’ve been working on.
The Crusader AA I think is one of the coolest little vehicle around, I’ve not had much to do with crusaders before other than stealing a few turrets for my Staghound 3’s – though I’ve seen Alex’s.