Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pithead Miniatures - Chinese Infantry Pack Composition

Yes, I am behind in getting the land war portion of this dual project moving forward.  I've had these blasted Pithead Chinese for a couple of months now, and until today hadn't done a darn thing with them.  So today I did open all four packs and sorted out the poses to take a look at what a pack comprises of (in this case all four packs are code NK1 - Chinese Winter Infantry Korea - each pack contains thirty-five figures).

Picture from Pithead Miniatures website
After sorting all four packs, I realized that there is not much rhyme or reason to what figures are included, other than you will receive at least one of each pose.  This may be troublesome to some, but since I have four packs (do I really need 140 Chinese?) the total numbers came out just fine.  One will receive officers, buglers, riflemen, figures with submachineguns, and at least two light machinegunners, within each pack.  I have nine light machinegunners, thirteen officers, and eleven buglers, the remaining figures are riflemen and submachinegunners.  Perhaps not the ideal mix, but plenty to work with.  I think I will be placing a bugler and an officer on each command stand, depending on what rules I go with (next post I will go into rules a bit).  Regardless, being that the figures are 10mm, most likely the figures are going to be mounted a few to each stand.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Air War Toys!

I was able to purchase some wonderfully pre-painted planes from Dave at I-94 Enterprises at the semi-recent Check Your 6! event in Dayton, known affectionately as OxleyCon.  Several weeks ago I attempted to attach magnets to my purchases and get them ready for the table, but my fingers are far too large to handle the tiny magnets that come with the Noble Minis flight stands, so after getting glue in places I shouldn't, I gave up.  Then I remembered seeing some sort of magnet tool on the Corsec Engineering site.  I immediately placed my order and after a couple of weeks of waiting I received this magnet tool in the post, got out my planes, and after a few mistakes in polarity and still getting a bit of glue on the fingers, I now have some toys ready for action.  The F-84s are Raiden, but I am unclear as to the Skyraider (I believe it is Scotia). 

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