Work in Progress

Tonight I’ve been working on the Russians. So I have 10 T34/76 tanks completed, some 122 mm artillery, some 76 mm artillery, and lastly a couple of 45 mm antitank guns.

Next is to glue some sand on the bases, then wash the sand with a thin dark brown, then progressive dry brushing of lighter shades of brown up to almost a bone white. After that add flock to the base and the tanks and artillery are complete.

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North Cape

 

The box art - image from Boardgame Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14678/north-cape
The box art – image from Boardgame Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14678/north-cape

CinC are re-releasing North Cape

Boardgame Geek notes:

NORTH CAPE is a simulation of surface naval combat during 1939-43, using C in C’s unique game system combining the visual appeal of naval ship miniatures with the convenience of a boardgame. Two players, representing the respective commanders, maneuver scale warship replicas and engage in combat to achieve victory for their commands. Eight different historical scenarios provide you a chance to try your skill in a wide variety of tactical situations. Two can also be played solitaire. In addition, a campaign game offers wider scope and endless variety.

Based on the General Quarters miniatures rules.

North Cape was originally released in 1978 and for ships relied on the 1/4800 scale vessels produced by CinC and still current in their catalogue. These vessels are well detailed given their diminutive size although they are larger than the 1/6000 vessels you see spread through Thomo’s Hole on various painting exercises.

Image of the Bismark and a scale representation  - image from Boardgame Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14678/north-cape
Image of the Bismark and a scale representation – image from Boardgame Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14678/north-cape

I am well looking forward to this as CinC are noting that:

We have been looking into doing enough paper tactical boards to release the last 400+ of the games available. Interested in feed back on interest in that. Price would be about $50-$60 (originally $17) with possibly additional ships or what if items (16″ gun Scharnhorst!).

Pre-publication and/or shipping deals for direct purchase.

Please weigh in.

Whilst CinC are inviting comments, I still haven’t found a way to make those comments to them but I for one would certainly buy a copy at this price. There would not be too much painting involved and I think it would make a good set for a Friday night game.

Game Board - image from Boardgame Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14678/north-cape
Game Board – image from Boardgame Geek at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/14678/north-cape

Waiting ……..