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163 Brigade Staff, Gaza, 1917.

Posted on August 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Brigadier General T Ward, Officer Commanding 163 Brigade, watches on with his Brigade Major as the two Mark I tanks in support of his brigade slowly rumble forward towards the Turkish positions that would later become known as Tank Redoubt following th…

1/5th Norfolk Regiment (TF), 1/5th Suffolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Trench Mortar Battery.

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

163 Brigade nears completion.The 1/5th Norfolks are all Footsore Miniatures with Woodbine heads.163 Trench Mortar Battery being a GWM 2 inch Stokes mortar, a GWM figure from the lead pile and a Woodbine “Woody” figure, both of which have had a head-swa…

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Coy. Machine Gun Corps 1917

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here are the four outstanding figures needed to complete the 1/4 Norfolks (TF). Three Woodbines and a Footsore Miniatures figure.A picture of the completed unit.As part of the project to build 163 Brigade for the Second Battle of Gaza, we need to have …

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) and 163 Coy. Machine Gun Corps 1917

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here are the four outstanding figures needed to complete the 1/4 Norfolks (TF). Three Woodbines and a Footsore Miniatures figure.A picture of the completed unit.As part of the project to build 163 Brigade for the Second Battle of Gaza, we need to have …

Final elements to the Asia Corps

Posted on July 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

First up, Brigade Games’ Asia Corps Lewis Gun teams.Next, a unit of ten Jaeger. Four battalions of Jaeger were assigned to the Asia Corps, three battalions of the 146th Jaeger Regiment  and the 11th Reserve Jaeger Battalion. In reality, they proba…

Final elements to the Asia Corps

Posted on July 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

First up, Brigade Games’ Asia Corps Lewis Gun teams.Next, a unit of ten Jaeger. Four battalions of Jaeger were assigned to the Asia Corps, three battalions of the 146th Jaeger Regiment  and the 11th Reserve Jaeger Battalion. In reality, they proba…

Asia Corps Cavalry

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I didn’t have a lot to go on when I was tasked to create figures to represent the single squadron of German cavalry that served with the Asia Corps in Palestine in 1917-18. All there was was a single grainy photograph showing a few lance armed troopers…

Asia Corps Cavalry

Posted on July 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I didn’t have a lot to go on when I was tasked to create figures to represent the single squadron of German cavalry that served with the Asia Corps in Palestine in 1917-18. All there was was a single grainy photograph showing a few lance armed troopers…

Asia Korps Guns

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Crew from Brigade Games and the guns are the GWM 77mm FK97 with a lengthened barrel to make them look like FK16s. The Brigade Games FK16 model that came with the crew just looked too small to my eyes.

Asia Korps Guns

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Crew from Brigade Games and the guns are the GWM 77mm FK97 with a lengthened barrel to make them look like FK16s. The Brigade Games FK16 model that came with the crew just looked too small to my eyes.

Czech Legion Train 2

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Some more Czech legionaries for Rodger’s train. They are in the post. See what I did there? The Czechs are in the post? Thank you! I’m here all week.For the most part these are Copplestones with couple of Forgotten Front figures thrown in. Instructions…

Czech Legion Train 2

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Some more Czech legionaries for Rodger’s train. They are in the post. See what I did there? The Czechs are in the post? Thank you! I’m here all week.For the most part these are Copplestones with couple of Forgotten Front figures thrown in. Instructions…

Czech Legion Train 1918

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Now that the latest July edition of “Wargames Illustrated” has hit the shelves I can make a post on a long term project that I had to keep under wraps as it was to feature in the article “The Train Now Standing at Platform Four is the 19;18 To Vladivos…

Czech Legion Train 1918

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Now that the latest July edition of “Wargames Illustrated” has hit the shelves I can make a post on a long term project that I had to keep under wraps as it was to feature in the article “The Train Now Standing at Platform Four is the 19:18 To Vladivos…

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) 1917 1

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Here are the first six of ten figures that will form 1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) as part of 163 Brigade alongside the Isle of Wight Rifles. Like the Hampshires they are kitted out in smoke hoods ready for their assault on Tank Redoubt at the Second Battl…

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) 1917 1

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Here are the first six of ten figures that will form 1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) as part of 163 Brigade alongside the Isle of Wight Rifles. Like the Hampshires they are kitted out in smoke hoods ready for their assault on Tank Redoubt at the Second Battl…

Wilhelm Wassmuss foments trouble in the Persian Gulf.

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Thanks to Steve Langan for images of a recently completed commission. Steve wanted an Imperial German expeditionary force based upon the exploits of Wilhelm Wassmuss “the German Lawrence”, as he attempted to create trouble for the British Empire in Per…

Wilhelm Wassmuss foments trouble in the Persian Gulf.

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Thanks to Steve Langan for images of a recently completed commission. Steve wanted an Imperial German expeditionary force based upon the exploits of Wilhelm Wassmuss “the German Lawrence”, as he attempted to create trouble for the British Empire in Per…

Mark IX "Pig" Supply/Infantry Carrier, 1918. A Riveting Return.

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Over eighteen months ago I played about with some 1/72 scale plans of a Mark IX Infantry Carrier. I resized them to approximately 1/56 and built a couple of models from card. I made a third model, upon which I began to stick HUNDREDS of caviar beads to…

Mark IX "Pig" Supply/Infantry Carrier, 1918. A Riveting Return.

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Over eighteen months ago I played about with some 1/72 scale plans of a Mark IX Infantry Carrier. I resized them to approximately 1/56 and built a couple of models from card. I made a third model, upon which I began to stick HUNDREDS of caviar beads to…

WW1 German Hussars

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A couple of years ago I panted up a unit of Perry plastic Hussars. After that I said “Never again. No more Hussars. Ever.” I have broken my word, but these two chaps are a bit different to their Napoleonic forebears. This was a chance to try out my new…

WW1 German Hussars

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A couple of years ago I panted up a unit of Perry plastic Hussars. After that I said “Never again. No more Hussars. Ever.” I have broken my word, but these two chaps are a bit different to their Napoleonic forebears. This was a chance to try out my new…