Despite recent knee surgery that had me flat on my back for a couple of days this week, I have managed to finish up some projects that have been in progress for a couple of months. I finished the last 80 of my 10mm fantasy figures! But this post is about my upcoming Cold Wars 2015 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, USAAF, and RAF game.
In previous posts I showed pictures of the Eureaka German “Stukasauruses” and the Americans riding on giant eagles. To go along with those forces, I wanted to put together a squad of British infantry riding on griffons. Once again, Major Objective games came through with custom assembled and painted Brits. The griffons were from Reaper Bones. I used those griffons, because the plastic material from which they are molded makes it very easy to cut off the bases to make them look like they were flying.
GW style flight stands are pretty expensive. I bought a bunch of 1/8″ clear plastic rod from an on-line hobby site and cut it into two-inch lengths. I bought two-inch diameter MDF disks from the guy at the HMGS East conventions who sells self-serve Chinese takeout boxes full of bases. A little work with a drill put correctly-sized holes in the bases and griffons.
In this picture you can see the American on giant eagles (left) chasing the giant pterodactyl “bomber,” Brits on griffons (right) attacking the bomber from the front, and the German Stukasaurus (center) ”fighter escort.”
You can see the control levers and the turret I made to fit on the “bomber.” The turret can rotate.
When I run this game at Cold Wars, I plan to use a slightly modified version of X-Wing. I think the pterodactyl will have the stats of the Princess Leah shuttle, including the range-five weapon.