08 April 2010

Disposable Heroes Wargame - Brazo de Nelson Wargame Club


A game that we played this past Saturday in our usual scale (1/72). A rural battlefield crossed by a road was the scene for the confrontation between the German and British forces. While the Germans started the game with a Tiger tank, the British awaited their armored support turn after turn without success while trying to stay out of range of the Tiger Tank. Nothing the British could throw would have made a dent in the armor of the colossus that caused heavy casualties in the enemy infantry so the English tactic was to press the enemy infantry and half-tracks on the flanks. Eight turns of heart attack.













11 February 2010

Work in Progress - Roving Reporters

A set of "Newsteam" figures I have on the workbench at the moment.

The figures are Hasegawa hard plastic US Airforce Ground Crew with some simple modifications and an Esci/Italeri NATO Ground Crew figure.



The war-weary reporter's van in the background is a Made-in-China toy.

Looking at the photo now, I think I went a bit over the top with the weathering, it's filthy dirty - and those toy-like wheels will probably need replacing too..........

07 February 2010

WW2 Japanese and Aussies - Jungle Wargame


Pictures from some WWII Pacific/Jungle games with members of the Brazo de Nelson wargame group.

Airfix Chi-Ha



The 47mm AT gun was made by Alejadro – he used the wheels off a HaT German 37mm gun, and built the gun-shield from scratch. The gun-crew are conversions of HaT German AT figures by Carlos de la Concha.

Airfix 1-76 DUKW



The DUKWs are Airfix classics, cut down to make them warterline models.

Fujimi Bunker 20mm and Matchbox Japanse Infantry




An old Fujimi bunker / blockhouse + Waterloo and Matchbox Japanese infantry by Alejandro, & jungle-plants by Juan Reyes

Revell 1-72 Austrialian Infantry



Revell Australian infantry by Juan Reyes

Italeri 1/72 Watchtower



Italeri Watchtower from Carlos’ collection. On the right you can also just make one of the new Pegasus palm-trees, repainted by Juan Reyes.

Japanese sniper spider hole 20mm



Japanese sniper conversion in a “spider-hole” by Carlos

1:72 Rice Paddies Wargame Scenery



Rice paddies by Juan & more of Alejandro’s Japanese

Close assault


Aussies being close-assaulted by enraged banzai screaming Japanese. The river and bridge belong to Carlos – a product sold by the people who market FOW

Jungle Outpost



Some more of Alejandro’s Japanese figures posing in front of one of his scratch-built jungle-dwellings

Fujimi Ho-Ni Tank Destroyer



A old Fujimi 1-76 scale Ho-Ni by Iván Cáceres, crewed by some more HaT German AT-Gun figures with Japanese head-swaps by Carlos de la Concha

30 December 2009

Caesar 1/72 Scale Partisans / French Resistance

Caesar 20mm WW2 Partisans / Resistance Fighters / Maquis.

Painted by Eli Mayor who games with our wargame group in Tenerife.
He's used a mixture of figures from the two Caesar sets currently on the market.

Caesar 1/72 French Resistance

Caesar 20mm WW2 French Resistance Partisans

1/72 20mm Maquis ww2