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The Dust bug is still with me. Also, the plan to paint units before playing with them is still working at this time.

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My latest force was changed to take out some close combat units (all the Zombies) and to put in more firepower.  Firepower doesn’t come much graceful and effective than in the smooth lines of a jet fighter…

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The working shots show my progress up to the day before our planned game and I paused as I was unsure as to what to do with any weathering on this little lass.

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I have weathered all my other walkers and tried to make them look battle worn (see my Ludwig below).  Again, the night before our game, this little walker (a Herman light scout walker with oversized Laser Cannon) was finished awaiting a wash of inks and rust.

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I found some stencils for kill markings and added a dash of colour to contrast with the grey scale of the main body.

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The resulting force was far more balanced than last game. The plan was for my jet to go zipping about the table, engaging my opponents SSU walkers on their own table edge, while the main force slowly advanced across the table.

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The figures were painted and ready as planned for our game, so the resolution appears to be working at this point…

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The table was set and the Axis troops began their invasion of yet another town.

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The game played to a draw in the end as attrition was a telling factor in this game. My jet was a great benefit and gave me an edge in the first half of the game. The SSU, with their 2 officer units, were able to call in twice the number of reinforcements that I could with my singe hero.

Next game I think I may try to add in a new heavy infantry unit. This will allow me to make use of the platoon rules for them. I still think I need to add some more regular infantry to the force too. An extra command unit will be essential as well. If our games continue to rely on officer commands as much as they have done, I cannot afford not to add a second hero or command squad.

What do I take out though, what can I lose to make room for these new units? Can I really play a game without my Apes???

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