Monday, January 23, 2012

Achievement Medals

As a request by Khairul (maybe others as well), here's are the medals I've made. I got the inspiration to do the medals after Jeff mentioning it the other days, so I just try it out. I'm not that familiar using Adobe Photoshop & other design softwares, so the design are somewhat plain. Maybe if I can get someone with the skill who able to design them better, it may come handy somedays :)

The first badge is Flames of War Newbie Gamer. This badge is created as a reward for a complete beginner (as myself) who able to fullfill these criterias:
1. Built a playable army list (1k pts minimum to 2k pts max)
2. Paint the whole army in the list (at least fullfill the minimum requirement tabletop gaming standard - base colored, undercoated, minimum 2 color painted, better if able to fully complete them with details & decals)
3. Play a game using the army list (whether you win or not)

The next medal is the Operation Market Garden Campaign Medal. This medal is a token to indicate that the player has participated & played the campaign (minimum played halfway through the campaign). I tried to find a nice picture showing the iconic bridge of Arnhem & parachutes in the background, but I couldn't find it. So, in the end I just picked a parachute picture for the medal, symbolic for the major involvement of paratroopers in the historical campaign.

As you can see, the pictures used in these medal & badge are familiar, so I wouldn't take credit for any of it. The copyrights of these pictures are solely at their respective owners & I just used it for personal interest (for the club members as well, but not for public distribution). I welcome any comments & critiques for improvements. Hopefully by next campaign, I'm able to make a nice medal for it :)


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Campaign Completed

After gruelling 6 weeks of intense attacks & counter-attacks, Market Garden Campaign finally over.

Axis able to defend their territories although the Allies had advanced accross half the map. We fought & we prevailed.

I'm really enjoyed & satisfied playing this campaign; since its the first time I involved completely for the game from preparing army list, painting them, threw them in hell & fortunately they survived :) I've received alot of guidance, tips & encouragement from all the players on how to play the battle properly & correctly. Thousand applauses to you guys!

As a summary, I listed out some of the main points need to be taken for all newbies when start playing miniature game (it serve as reminder for me as well):

1. Get to know your army
The first mistake I made when started playing was not fully understand the composition of the army list in the book. I generally took an army which I found interesting & didn't give much thought of a proper strategy to be use. Infantry company will always be an infantry company. I should have allocated more points for the infantry attacks rather than trying to cover all angles of attack. Infantry are at best when you gather them all in their most maximum number. Almost all players in the campaign agreed that my infantry platoons are small, which proven to be wiped out easily by turn 3. If I concentrate more firepower at the combat platoon, MGs & mortars, maybe the outcome will be slightly different.

2. REALLY get to know your army
This is really a reminder for myself. READ THROUGH THE LIST PROPERLY. I made the list & arranged them in battlefield without even consider their attacking range, firepower, & sometime doesn't even have a clue on how to use them. This lack of knowledge really cost me dearly in every single game I played. So next time when building a miniature army, please get to know the details of every single team I'll be including in.

3. Options are not shopping spree.
Greed took over when I read through the book while preparing the army list. I was very delighted to see alot of option range I'm able to include in my army that in the end, most of them didn't even made it to the game. One major example are the sniper team for my Command HQ. I spent 150pts for 3 sniper teams that I didn't use throughout the campaign. Silly me.

4. Do not take words literally
Another silly mistake I made for the list was I literally took every single wording in the book while building the army. For my Armoured Artillery Battery Platoon, there is an option to change Wespe vehicle to Hummel vehicle. And I took the meaning of the wording was "to change the gun barrel of a Wespe into a Hummel gun". And the best thing is, I only realised it when Jeff & Khairul mentioned it to me.

Well, there's all about it. The campaign was a big success for me & hopely for all the players as well. Operation Market Garden Campaign will always be a special event for me as this was the beginning point of my miniature gaming life; the first playable army list, a fully painted company complied tabtetop gaming standard & the first complete campaign played till the very end. As a reward for myself & to make it more memorial, I've made myself a FoW Newbie Gamer Badge & A Market Garden medal :) (medals & badges are only for personal usage only, copyrights reserved to their respective owners).

So, to all the player of Operation Market Garden Campaign, whether Axis or Allies, Panzergrenadierkompanie salute to all your patience & co-operation in making this campaign a success. Kudos!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Last year somewhere late October, Jeff told me & Pura, "We will be playing Market Garden Campaign & you guys will be joining me as Germans.". So we thought "Okay..its our first time playing, but yeah..we're in." That time me & Pura fought to get Fallshirmjagerkompanie (coz they're bad-ass), & he won through dice duel :( Heartbroken, I felt depressed. After awhile...I stumbled on it. I took a look at it, it captured my heart :) & immediately make it under my command.
So, after 2 months of recruitment & tortures training, the boys are ready to defend Fatherland.

During Transport to position
Reached target deployment zone
Panzergrenadierkompanie deployed
Panzergrenadier Command HQ with Panzerfaust, Anti Tank team & sniper team
1st Panzergrenadier 3 squads Platoon with Panzerfaust

2nd Panzergrenadier 3 squads Platoon with Panzerfaust
Panzergrenadier Mortar 2 Squad Platoon

Armoured Artillery Battery Platoon (4 Wespe with Hummel gun)

Panzergrenadier Anti Aircraft Sd Kfz 10/5 Platoon
Panzergrenadier Anti Tank Pak40 Platoon

Armoured Rocket Launcher Battery Platoon Panzerwerfer 42 with Pak40 gun
Heavy Anti Aircraft Gun Platoon 8.8 Flak36 gun
 And Finally,

Panzer IV H Platoon
Close up on the tank commander

With this company, we are ready for the Market Garden Campaign arranged by Legio. We've fought for 3 turns already & until now, Germans still able to suppress Allies advancement athough we do suffer serious damage. But, we will prevail :)

This Friday will be turn 4, so we will see how the outcome.
Signing out :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Finally, after alot of thoughtfull thinking, persuasion from my gurus, support from colleagues, & enlightenment from the divine reading (just kidding), I have my first blog. YAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!
This blog will be dedicated for my hobbies, particularly wargaming miniatures,card games, pc games & other related stuffs. Anyway, pardon me if some of the posts (in future) may not interest you the fellow readers :)
Beforehand, I would like to thanks my miniatures gurus (Jeff & Khairul), colleague Pura on your guidance & support on my miniature hobby (Flames of War & Warhammer 40K). You guys are awesome :)
In the next post, I'll be revealling my FoW army list for Market Garden Campaign. So for now, enjoy my Ultramarine figure. Its my first 40K painted miniature.