So, I got slightly carried away with a random idea. I had a couple of 1/72 PSC halftracks left over from my Ardennes Yanks project, and was wondering what to do with them. Then a lightbulb went on – the IDF used US halftracks – a perfect excuse to something a bit different. However, talking… Read More Yom Kippur War Project
So some more progress for my late war US battlegroup for our big game in July. Olive drab base airbrushed onto the halftracks, followed with an OD/Middlestone mix highlight. Same approach on the M36… More to follow…
I’ve finished the first squad of my US armoured (or perhaps armored) infantry platoon for our upcoming Ardennes game. Pretty pleased with how they’ve come out so far. Ten down, 29 to go (plus supports, transports, etc, etc). More to come….
So, I’m helping to organise a big game next summer – it will be set during the Ardennes offensive in late December ’44, in the vicinity of Celles, Belgium with the 2nd Heer Panzer division finding itself it surrounded by American forces. In preparation, several of us had a play through of the core scenario… Read More Battlegroup Bulge – the Ardennes – Celles
Context Last night saw me putting on another BG Overlord game at the Hitchin club. This was set loosely in the context of Operation Charnwood on 8/9 July 1944, with the British and Canadians pushing into the north of Caen. It was the preparation for this operation that saw Caen pulverised by the allied air… Read More Club Night – Operation Charnwood, Normandy – Battlegroup Overlord
A couple of weeks ago we had a small game using the Battlegroup WWII rules system; set in Normandy, we used the BG Overlord supplement, with around 450 points and four players involved. This was the first time I’d umpired a game of BG at the club and for most it was their first time… Read More Club Night – Normandy – Battlegroup Overlord
First up, the T-34/76 company. Just short of the Coy Commander’s tank. Have also done the /85 turrets to allow for easy upgrades. Complete with riders. Some crew still to be added and basing to be finished. Next up, the T-70 platoon. Need to be based and crew figure added to one. Not hugely happy… Read More WIP – WWII Soviets.