Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2017 Lancaster Gatling Gun shoot

Sit back and watch.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Easy Eight KV-2 hit/damage chart

The KV series tanks give the German's headaches.   The tanks thick armor plate drove the German's nut.  Because of this tank the German build the cats to defeat this tank... (Tiger and Panther).

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Easy Eight Recon Squad Stat Sheet

Always like the jeep recon squad.  They seem to have bit of defiance in their make up.  Nothing like speeding around the country side to stir up the hornets nest.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Easy Eight Finnish Army Stats

Now there is another nation to fight against the Russians.   The Army of Finland.  The toughest troops in the winter. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

3D print your own terrain

This is an great idea for a gamer with a 3d printer (me).  The interlock piece make the terrain solid. Until like the Styrofoam one that really do not fit well together. 

HexT 3d Printable RPG/Battlefield Modular Terrain Tiles By Adam Fletcher Kickstarter Link: https://goo.gl/cfzvky

Easy Eight US Platoon Command Stat Sheet

Easy Eight US Recon Comand Stat sheet

Sunday, November 12, 2017

You Tube video of ASL gameplay

Note from the player

got a very short game of ASL in with Sam Belcher at a local con called ChitCon. And as with most of my ASL games I lost in my setup and it just took 3 turns for me to realize it.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Random name generator

Found this via the 509th B-17 group.  This group uses the B-17 Queen of the Skies or Target for today solo bomber games.  Part of the requirement is a crew with names.   They suggest the one uses this one: Random name generator

This is a great tool for any game master.   If you have a copy of the B-17 or Target for today. You may want to join the 509th campaign.  Check them out here: 509th Air Campaign

Easy Eight German Tank hunters (Panzerjagers)

Also let this slip by for the German forces.   The feared Panzerjagers.  Talk about a tough lot of soldiers. It took a good set of balls to do this work.    I hope that this series of post on Battlefront easy eight rules has inspired a few people to pick up the rules.   These rules can be found at Syr Hobbs website.  Back to digging in the archives for more goodies.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Video on painting Waffen SS camo

Video is a very good short one of painting the uniform.

Easy Eight 234/3 Hit/Damage Chart

The 234/3 provide good supporting fire for recon units.  The German had a knack to reuse old artillery pieces by making a mobile gun 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

D4 damage while playing pathfinder

 This picture shows how D4 damage can do.  The photo is off the pathfinder face book page.  Looks like die rolls can be dangerous.

Easy Eight Char B1-BIS Hit/damage chart

Found this sheet surfing in the web.   

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Firing an RPG from a building

Well this is interesting.

Check out the training command link  RPG US army training manual.

What happens if an RPG is fired from a closed room or with a person/something behind?

2 Answers

Carl Hamilton

If you mean RPG-7 which i assume you do since you just say generic RPG, then you’ll probably feel some ringing in your ears and maybe not be feeling great. But it’s perfectly fine to fire an RPG-7 from indoors. If you by closed room mean a closset, I guess that would be bad, but where would you ever find a closser to fire an RPG out of anyway?
And RPG-7 isn’t like the american rockets. The american rockets are hard launched, and has serious backblast. An RPG-7 is a 2 stage rocket where the first is softer than an american rocket. The RPG-7 is launched out of the tube, but the main rocket engine doesn’t ignite until 10–15 meters after launch.
If you look at this image you’ll see the right bit is the booster, then followed by the main rocket engine, and finally to the left the warhead.
During the US analysis of the RPG, it spesifically states you can fire the RPG-7 from indoors, bunkers and closed spaces.
Completely contrary to popular belief and people who don’t understand that not all rockets work the same way and like to answer questions without even attempting to look this up, you do not die from firing an RPG indoors, or in closed space with something behind it, though it may no feel very nice.
Here is a video of an RPG being fired indoors in very confined space, the guy is absolutely fine.
I highly recommend reading the US analysis of the RPG as everything i have said is explained by US engineers in better detail.

From the US Army Training doctrine  

BTR-70 construction video

The video goes into great detail on the construction and paining of the BTR-70

Friday, November 3, 2017

Training film on firing a M1/1A Bazooka

Talk about a blast from the past.  This answers a lot of wargaming questions.

Easy Eight Ostwind Hit/damage chart

German Anti aircraft vehicle had became a very dangerous nice the end of the war.  The Whirlwind and Ostwind where those weapons.  Used again aircraft, vehicles or troops it was pure hell.

Easy Eight Russian Tally sheet

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Easy Eight Russian Sniper team data

This is the last stat sheet I have for the Russians.   Sniper team are a deadly combination on the field of combat.   I will some surprises coming here for Battleground in the coming months.  During surfing the web I found some Battlegroup treasures.  The only problem is the Charts need some repairs as they are in a old version of powerpoint.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Easy Eight Russian Assault Troop ( Shock Troops)

These Russians would cause fear in the heart of German squads.   Nothing like screaming berserkering Russians assault squad charge your position.  Also knowing no quarter would be given made for a bloody fight.

Easy Eight Russian Command Chart

Russian only are good as their commanders in battle.   Or commissars that put fear into them.  Here is the Command chart.

Easy Eight Battle front rules.

These rules are currently available through  Syr Hobbs Wargames.   Here is a link to Syr Hobbs :Battleground WW2 Rules

The main rule set run $30 dollars.   Syr Hobbs currently has 900 sets in stock.