Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life, featuring small skirmishes and big battles from many historical periods (and some in the mythic past or the far future too). The focus is on battle reports using a wide variety of rules, with the occasional rules review, book review and odd musing about the gaming and history. Most of the battles use 6mm-sized figures and vehicles, but occasionally 15mm and 28mm figures appear too.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Hobby Update 01 August 2020

I have been adding to my 15mm Cold War Gone Hot forces recently, with some more models from Battlefront.  This time, it is the Brits!

A reduced Mechanized Infantry platoon (I have kept a few figures back for some conversions).

And an FV432, a Chieftain and a Scimitar

I am doing some renovating of some badly painted and slightly damaged 15mm WW2 Germans - a mixture of PSC, Peter Pig, Battlefront and QRF...

And the Mech Platoon finished off and based

Another shot

The Chieftain and the Scimitar

And the FV432 on the left
I really enjoyed making and painting these, although my painting doesn't really do them full justice.  But they will look nice enough at table distance.  I hope I won't be too long in getting them to the table, although these were done during breaks in dissertation writing, which may prevent much gaming over the next week or so.

I am not sure what will be next, but probably WW2 Soviets or 15mm Afrika Korps.  I was quite excited to see that Baccus are queing up their new releases, and 6mm Desert War would be a very strong temptation for me...


  1. Some nice Cold War stuff there and your Desert kit looks rather wonderful:)

    1. Not my Desert stuff! That is from the Baccus site hinting at future releases...but there is every chance that they will be making their way into my collection when they are released!

    2. My bad! They do look rather tempting though and, if I went down the Desert route, I think it would be 6mm to give that sense of space.

  2. Could you photograph the models against something else? Your white painting tray is skewing the Digital camera contrast to make them seem really dark and muddy.

    1. Sure, I will try and remember to do that. To be truthful, these pics aren't really to show my pretty stuff (because it isn't that pretty), it is just a record of what I am up to. But I am never averse to trying new stuff out...