Monday, January 12, 2015

See you in the Funny papers...

Hobart's Funnies, that is.  A rather ingenious set of adapted British Churchill tanks that were created in 1944 to facilitate many tasks involved with the reopening of the second front in the West.

As you can see by this Memoir '44 reference card, they performed a wide variety of functions.  I still have not painted the Petard Mortar version yet.

These next few shots are more about the AVRE 6's themselves...

Just the tanks...

And some of the options.

I really look forward to trying out these equipment load outs in our Memoir games!!!

This will present some serious new thought to our usual approaches, in which most of the tank units have either been elite, Tigers, or flamethrowers.

Bridging the gap, so to speak.

When I saw this image, I got the hankering to paint one of these much larger scale versions!

For now, I must settle for these tiny versions.  Perhaps some slightly larger one might end up in Flames of War games during 2015. :-)  

I have been surprised at the increasing interest I have in the historical figures.  While I obviously enjoy the fantasy figures, etc., this merging of my love of history with my love of miniature painting begs further exploration, to say the least!


  1. Great to see you painting more historical models and miniatures, there's some pretty cool stuff out there in a variety of scales. Have you seen any of the stuff sculpted by Anthony Barton? He does gorgeous Napoleonics in 18mm and WW2 in 20mm, I'd love to see you paint some of them if you get a chance :-)
    Thanks for the inspiration your work provides.

    1. Thanks! I know that Flames of War and Bolt Action will be a big part of the historical stuff, as well as model ship kits!