Haven't done much lately but did find some time yesterday to finish this stand, which represents between 25-30 men of a RN shore party
CD3 scenarios sometimes include the odd small unit like this. Their effect on any battlefield is minimal to be sure, though it is good to include little details like this to add to the variety. These are Airfix figures from the landing craft set.
This is my armoured bits box, wish I had more especially PzI & II bits, early war being my favourite period
This is the rest of it, my general spares bits box, wheels, ladders, tank and gun crew figures, etc. I also have a figures spares box with around 400 from different periods and nations. Sure look forward to seeing other Bloggers spares collections and drooling:)
First up from Games Week 2012, a small Franco-German encounter set in the first few weeks of the Great War. The kit is all from my WW1 collection
Dave's German cavalry sets out and quickly locates the advancing French infantry
Extreme right of the French line
And, extreme left
Part of the German advance. The Germans had six battalions of infantry plus artillery and cavalry to the French five battalions of infantry and artillery
These are actually French Marines but we needed the extra troops so here they are taking up positions in a small wood
Centre positions here, both sides tried to capture and hold the best covered areas which produced some very heavy fighting
German field artillery firing in support of a large attack on a farm that the French had taken earlier
The Farm. The French tried to reach the German artillery a couple of times from here but lacked the numbers in the end, and just contented themselves with small arms exchanges with the Germans in the fields opposite
Centre-rear of the French positions, with their artillery on the hill
One of the many hard fought encounters over the wooded areas that offered the most cover
We only played seven turns but it was good to do something a bit different. Next up, Tarawa.