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Author Topic: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45  (Read 8270 times)

Offline ancientsociety

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Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« on: November 22, 2015, 04:29:32 AM »
I'm finally starting my army for BA Nationals at Adepticon 2016. After reading Krisztin Ungvry's amazing book Battle For Budapest: 100 Days In World War 2, I just knew I had to try modeling this crucial battle in miniature. As such, this force is meant to represent the odd assortment of units trapped inside the Budapest cauldron during the winter of 1944-45. Unfortunately, Warlord's Hungarian army list for Bolt Action is riddled with inaccuracies and missing units; so this build will show many units that aren't available under the generic Hungarian list. As such, for casual play, I will be utilizing the German Last Levy army list and switching back to the generic Hungarian army list for tournament play.

WAY more info and pics below:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2015/11/death-on-danube-wip-hungarian-infantry.html





That's it for now! Only a couple more figures to convert above, then on to the mountain troops....

Offline Kane

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 10:24:57 AM »
Interesting. Love to see more! :)
Daaaaaaaaaaaaah !

Offline grant

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 04:55:48 PM »
Bolt Action has never been known for accuracy. Have you the horrific Italian list? Ugh.

I read an interview once that Alessio "knew nothing about WW2"; it shows.
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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 06:10:34 PM »
After much too much procrastination, I'm finally ready to paint my Hungarian infantry. I made a couple of last minute purchases to add to the army, notably Brigade Games WW1 Austrians for use as Hungarian Border Guards, Warlord Games Last Levy Volksturmm for use as University Assault Battalion, and Brigade Games Gebirgsjager of which one squad will do double duty as Hungarian Mountain Troops and the rest will be used for my planned Winter German army.

University Assault Battalion


Regular Honved Infantry


HQ Units


More pics and info (as well as half of my planned Winter German army) below:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2016/02/death-on-danube-wip-hungarian-infantry.html

Offline Queeg

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 06:31:52 PM »
Nice basing, esp on the bigger HQ/weapon stands ......!

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 08:09:44 PM »
Looking forward to how this develops.
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Offline tomek917

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 09:23:11 PM »
Nice!

I've alway wanted to game Budapest so this will be great to follow!

Offline ancientsociety

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 02:29:13 AM »
I was able to finish up the majority of my Hungarian vehicles this past weekend and am rather pleased with how they turned out....







More pics and info below:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2016/03/death-on-danube-completed-vehicles.html

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 07:27:25 AM »
Nice colours and weathering.

Offline ancientsociety

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2016, 07:49:44 PM »
Finally finished with most of my Hungarians for Bolt Action Nationals next weekend. I went with the color guides from Flames of War Grey Wolf book as well as reenactor uniform photos for the Honved uniform. Please tell me what you think, thanks!









Much more pics and info below:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2016/03/death-on-danube-completed-infantry-units.html

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 08:45:05 PM »
They look so tired, yet determined.

Lovely painting.

Offline ancientsociety

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 05:09:16 PM »
Well, my second-to-last Hungarian unit for BA Nationals at Adepticon in....2 days(!) is a Hetzer.

More pics and info below:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2016/03/death-on-danube-hungarian-hetzer.html


Offline von Lucky

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 08:50:18 PM »
Beautiful painting.

Offline Calimero

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2016, 09:09:02 PM »

I had/have a similar project (still just on paper for now). I wasn't sure about using WWI figures for the Hungarain but your posts make me change my mind a little. Still, I would like to try to build some Hungarian infantry by using Warlords plastic Japanese and Woodbine German Helmet head... I'll see :?
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Offline ancientsociety

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Re: Death On The Danube - Hungarians @ Budapest 1944-45
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2016, 12:57:43 PM »
I'm as stunned as anyone that my Hungarians won Best Appearance this past weekend at Adepticon, as there were many, many great armies and the competition was fierce. Thank you to Warlord Games, the tournament organizers, and the players who attended. It was an amazing time and I hope to see you all next year!



More pics:
http://empireofghosts.blogspot.com/2016/04/death-on-danube-bolt-action-nationals.html

 

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