All intended for future projects.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Eventually this formation will be an infantry brigade....
Mostly Strelets, Esci and Revell figures
I chose Lewis guns for the LMG platoons
This will be the machinegun battalion
Engineer stands, in more of assault style poses
Another engineer company
Still quite a bit of work to do but the aim is to produce a 1939-43 New Zealand Infantry Brigade.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Another infantry battalion to add to my German collection for this era
Command section is Airfix, the two machinegun platoons are Revell, and the mortar platoon is a Zvezda/Pegasus combination
All of the rifle and support weapon platoons are Zvezda.
I added token white piping to the collars and shoulder boards where possible.
This could be the best set of German infantry figures (for this era) in 1/72 ever produced.
My only gripe would be the odd grenade shoved down the boot.... ouch!
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
The ever resourceful David Russell shows us how to make decent trees...
Double wire insert
Measuring the trunk
Cut twine is added to the wire
And spun tight using a drill
The tree is placed in a jar filled with glue and scenery flock
The end result
Practical and inventive as always.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A small game played out by me and Dave. He play the US, me the Germans
US armoured infantry wasted no time in securing their right flank by occupying the only built-up-area on the map
This is the German right flank. Owing to heavily wooded areas their advance was much slower than the Americans, which cost them important field position
PzIVs supported by assault guns and a company of infantry attempt to control a crossroads that was roughly half way between the two sides
With some success. The lead company of Sherman tanks took some hits, however their morale was unaffected. Vehicles here are Italeri
More US forces enter the fight via the main road. The Germans had this area fairly well covered, but not for long...
The PzIV company is all but destroyed by anti tank gun fire and the battered by still capable Shermans
A risky assault by the StugIIIg company proved disastrous, with two platoons damaged or destroyed by side armour hits
German infantry take out the anti tank gun position....about three turns too late! Figures here are mostly Revell
With vehicle and infantry losses getting heavy, the Germans tried to anchor the center of their line
About turn 6. The US forces counter attack the German center, with a number of the enemy failing morale checks and fleeing their positions
A final big effort by German infantry attempted to force the Americans out of the village area, which would have allowed some flanking attacks by what was left of their armour
Too little, too late. Despite some decent results the Germans just didn't have enough of anything in the right field position to force the Americans out of theirs.David played a really good game. His armoured forces were not as powerful as the Germans and he used the terrain and his infantry to snuff out most of the German attacks.
In terms of position and losses the game was a clear victory to the Americans.
First game we've had in ages, and there'll be plenty more to come. All of the kit in this scenario is from Dave's collection.