The May meet of the Moscow Front was well attended, but pretty low key. Not much in the way of gaming, but lots of preparation for gaming in the future.
Much positive comment was made over Mike and Mark's Gettysburg scenario. They admit they have some tweaks to make to perfect it, mostly in terms of board space they said. That may be, but it wqas still a great game.
The Komissar got to show off "DefCon", a realtime computer sim of global thermonuclear war, and Ken E. got to show off his latest coputer game. I forget the title, but it was about Arnhem. It looked very promising. I smell PBEM in the near future!!
The focus of the meet was to help Bob with his Elephant/Ferdinands. He's a big fan of German heavies, and this vehicle is perhaps his favorite. A few months ago we got them primed and basecoated, now we had to move on to camoflague patterns and more advanced techniques. Bob doesn't have much experience in miniatures painting, but he makes up for it in enthusiasm and determination. Deciding upon the classic spiderweb pattern in red-brown, we went to town!
Next we explored the wonderful worls of washes, trying both oil/turpentine washes, and simple blacklining. Bob seemed happy with the results, but there is much more work to do.
Here soon in the next few weeks we will finish with some drybrushing and finishing the vehicle commanders standing in their hatches. Of course, we will show off the results when Bob is finished!
For now let's leave y'all with a reminder not to take this hobby too seriously. We don't, we just have fun with it!