09 March 2021

Roco Minitanks 1/87 scale Dodge Command Car and Memories of Charles Grant's "Battle"

Possibly Brits, Aussies or Kiwis of a certain age might recognise the setup, it might also ring a bell with miniature gamers from other countries who had access to English publications many many moons ago

The Iron cross looks a bit out of place on the RED battalion commander, and I didn't expect it to show up so much but the final wash brought out a lot of the figure's fine detail.



The figures and vehicles are the same as the ones in the original book, German WW1 officer figure with an Airfix Russian head, accompanying Russian officer and the battalion command car is an old Roco Minitanks Dodge.


8 comments:

  1. Still my go to rules..slightly modified.I always appreciated his acceptance of using Imagi-nation armies.

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    1. Totally agree, the imagin-nation concept is something that I've always found interesting for putting together an army of your choice.

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  2. Ha! I still have a Roco Dodge and my copy of Battle. Spent many happy hours pouring over those photos of Charles Grant's "Battalion" set-up. And I had never noticed that the Airfix German WWI officer had an Iron Cross!!! Thanks for the memories... Cheers, Dave

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    1. Never really noticed he had that either until it stood out like a sore thumb. Put it down to him wearing it as war-booty.

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  3. Cool stuff. Great painting.
    I had 'Battle',sold it,now regret it.

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    1. Thanks CTMM. I only have a scanned copy that a friend gave me. I did have one, but it was left at my parents' house many years ago and God only knows where it might be now - possibly in a landfill or a charity shop.

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  4. Nostalgia is a powerful drive in our hobby, You have done a really nice tribute to a wargame's pioneer.

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    1. It's good to look back now and again yes, thanks Alberto !

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