18 November 2010

Matchbox 1/76 LRDG Chevrolet



Matchbox LRDG Chevrolet dating from the seventies, it actually had "Made in England" stamped on the diorama base.










10 October 2010

Action at Collective Twin Farms - Wargame Report

Yet another replay of Charles Grant's "Action at Twin Farms", this time in a Winter setting, late on Saturday afternoon against my arch-enemy Carlos.

Russians were defending the Twin Collective Farms with a Rifle Squad, Maxim Team, PTRD Team & 120mm Mortar.  The Germans had 3 Grenadier squads  with 2 x 251s + light truck as transport

Rules used were Disposable Heroes from Iron Ivan Games.

Scenario used 6 turns max. German objective to oust the Russians from the farms - Russian objective to avoid German Victory conditions.




















We played the scenario twice over a period of 3 hours and switched sides - on both occasions the Russians were victorious.

We plan to game the scenario again shortly, with some tweaks.


There were also some reindeer hiding out in the forest, but they were passive observers to the action and wisely stayed well out of the way

05 October 2010

DAK - Work in Progress - Carlos (Brazo de Nelson Wargame Club)


I took some pictures last week of some 1/72 scale DAK stuff my mate Carlos has on the go when we met up at the shop where we usually game.

Repainted Altaya PzIIs



Repainted Altaya PzIVs



New Italeri Fast-Build Kubels + "Passengers"



Italeri DAK with head-swaps





Pegasus "German" Trucks





HaT German HMG Team conversions



Bunch of finished squads




Italeri Panzerjäger



19 September 2010

WW2 US & Japanese Pacific Wargame Units by Dave Hall (USA)


I was sent these photos to add to the blog by Dave Hall from the States.

Dave based these troops for his own rules, which he will be publishing in a book he's writing on World War Two in the very near future.

The shots are of a platoon of US Marines, both ESCI and Revell, while the Japanese are from Waterloo 1815 and ESCI.