Category Archives: When Imagination Fails

Updated 1/2400 Post-WW2 Naval Miniatures Pictures

I updated my collection of 1/2400 scale post-WW2 naval miniatures pictures including those people posted at the GHQ Models forum or The Miniatures Page Naval Forum:

PRC CV Liaoning (GHQ)

PRC DDG Taizhou (GHQ)

US CVN Nimitz (GHQ)

PRC FAC Houbei/Type 022 (Shapeways)

Posted by gak8346 on ebay:

US Coast Guard Bear Cutter (Viking Forge)

US Coast Guard Reliance Cutter (Viking Forge)

Or from Odin Arts & Collectables pictures of PFC C-in-C miniatures (thanks ww2navyguy!):

US BB New Jersey

US CGN Virginia

US DDG Arleigh Burke Flight I

US LHA Tarawa

I would very much like to see the Tarawa back in stock, but Randy at PFC C-in-C says it isn’t likely. If you are interested in helping to get enough buyers to convince him, please email me.

Posted 1/2400 Post-WW2 Naval Miniature Pictures

I have steadily gathered a cache of pictures that I have now archived for your reference and viewing pleasure. Eventually, I will put them in a useful browser order using s jolly H4‘s comprehensive list.

Finding pictures of miniatures, painted or not, via searches tends to turn up very few pictures. The best sources tend to be the few blogs of modern naval miniatures players (av8rmongo being a good one) or people selling them on eBay. The most prolific purveyor of said painted miniatures is gak8346. One of which is shown above.

If you want to share pictures with the collection, would like attribution for your picture, or want me to take your picture down, email me at jokeefe at jamesokeefe dot org.

Soviet vs. West German Playtest

Soviets begin their assault

Many months ago I ran a game with my son to test Fistful of TOWs 3.  The game was of a Soviet T80 tank regiment assault on two companies of West German Leopard 1A4s. My son played the Soviets and I played the West Germans. 

The Soviets attempted to flank the Germans from both sides and ended up destroying the German defenders, though at a loss of nearly half the regiment.  In retrospect, the center battalion should have held off its attack until North and South battalions commenced their attack.  Amazingly, the last stand of the center tank battalion managed to survive its morale check.  I put up a slide show of the game.

In addition to this game, I ran another game that I will post about later.  I haven't had much time to game, though I painted my LeClercs and YPR-765s.

Links 6/25/2012

Posted draft rule sets

I posted two of the miniature game rule sets I been working on over the last many years.  Both are not complete, but it is better that they are available for comment than that they sit alone and unloved (except by me) on my computer.  They are posted on the side bar, but you can also find them here: