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Tinkering with... Flakpanzer 38(t) (1/56)

  Far to frequently I start projects, primarily just for fun, unfortunately not all progress to a finish. This lucky one was resurrected so it can slip in with an interesting part interest/part commission Normandy "Becker" themed collection currently being assembled, but more on that over Christmas. So if anyone takes a fancy to it, it can be theirs in Feb! Earlier pictures of the build are somewhere on the hard drive and phone, so we'll just have to go from here. So this is the progress so far....flakpanzer 38(t) based on the warlord resin Marder with Pak 40. Its not finished, clearly, next stage will be rivets, hinges, exhaust and final detailing, but the grunt work is done.   Particularly impressed with the empty shell mesh assembly, third or fourth I've done and its getting easier. The flak is the Company B white metal model, certainly the best on the market, although I've replaced the barrel and some odds and sods.  Crew are from the spare

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Two German Sd.Kfz 251/10 ausf D Bolt Action Level 2 Warlord Games

The Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track was a WW2 German armored fighting vehicle designed by the Hanomag company, based on its earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers (German mechanized infantry) into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehiclesSd.Kfz. 251 półgąsienicwy niemiecki pojazd bojowym II wojny światowej zaprojektowanym przez firmę Hanomag, opartym na jego wcześniej nieuzbrojonej wersji Sd.Kfz. 11 pojazd. Sd.Kfz. 251 został zaprojektowany do transportu panzergrenadierów (niemieckiej zmechanizowanej piechoty) do walki. Sd.Kfz. 251 były najczęściej produkowanym niemieckim pół-gąsienicowym pojazdem wojny, z co najmniej 15 252 pojazdami.

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Warlord Games - Friday Newsletter

Warlord Games end of week release round-up...-------------------------Ending Monday!Last Few Remaining!Last weekend for FREE standard shipping (with orders over £20/$25) and the Wargames Illustrated 5 for £5/$8 offer (Watch Out for the December issue as it comes with either 2 plastic Vosper MTBs or E-boats)!The Battle of France is here - it is now available to order! Alongside that, the French army has mobilised, their new units will hit the battlefield soon! Secure the front line with the new Maison Forte set from Sarissa Precision!Plus, expand your book collection with 5 new authoritative Osprey books for your WW2 battles in France. Then prepare for Cruel Seas with a further 6 Osprey books dedicated to MTB action, up for pre-order...Bolt Action - Battle of France Campaign Book:Standing tall as one of the strongest nations at the time, the French empire finds itself defending its own soil against the German Blitzkrieg. Join the fight with our new Bolt Action Campaign – Battle of France!The enemy is at our do

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Warlord Games - Wednesday Newsletter

Warlord Games mid-week release and feature round-up...---------------------Ends Monday 5th NovemberWhat a week we've had! Cruel Seas pre-orders are really stacking up in preparation for launch this December!We've got an introductory article for Cruel Seas, beginning a series highlighting the background and rules, along with the various fleets.In other news, the Battle of France rumbles ever closer, and we're taking an in-depth look at the campaign rules in the new book, along with the monstrous Char B1 Bis.Plus, we look at the unseen role that airpower played in the skies above the Battle of France.Winter arrives a little early with a look at Napoleon's campaign in Russia. Thanks for reading, Tom M!Cruel Seas: An introduction to Small Ship ActionBeginning a series on our brand new release, we take a look at Cruel Seas with a brief historical primer on small scale naval warfare in WW2!Torpedoes off the Starboard Bow! »Starter Set:Strike Fast, Strike Hard! »Gold Collection:Last Few! »Black Powder 2 Go

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WW2 U.S Winter Infantry

One of my many projects was  a company of US infantry for the Battle of the Bulge ,I bought most of the required figures and then my disappointment with Bolt Action made me lose interest in finishing the many ww2 armies I had on my painting table .Finding the Rules of Engagement rule set has rekindled my painting itch and I grabbed a few of the Yanks and set about finishing them off.This first lot are amixture to add to the ones I painted about a year ago in the bolt action rules I had enough figures for a HQ team , 3 sections and a LMG team the ROE army lists are a bit more realistic so I have enough for a HQ ,2 setions the LMG team and a few spare figures left one which I will add to ,to make a understrength section .I love the ROE army lists and the way the units can be added to to suit the scenarios.a mix of warlord and artizan 

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Bob the Builder II

As usual having no patience I have bulldozed my way through my latest mini project (finalising my WWII buildings) and then some, I got the barns, Boulangerie and the new church which I have now completed, all are based and ready to be fought over. I am thinking of picking up a cheap toy at FIASCO in a few weeks and putting a wrecked vehicle in the grounds of the church, I think it needs something. I also think it looks a lot better now that it is painted, the OTT impression has been softened.I also decided to revisit some of my other buildings, put them on better bases and add some scatter terrain, one in particularly has always bothered me. I put it on an overly large base and placed the wall in a way that would get me shot by the owner or a real builder, there was no rhyme or reason to where the gates etc. were. That base is now in the bin and the building looks a lot better, I can also now add whatever surround I want be it hedge, fence or wall. So that is it for my Normandy terrain, apart from some fencin

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Rules of Engagement 2nd game

We palyed our 2nd game of rules of Engagement last night at Sheffield wargames Society ,it was the bring and buy night so we had a good look round before we set up and managed to play to a conclusion ,a draw I had reached my break point but the Brits were in no position to capitalize on it , and we still packed up and left before 9.30 some thing we could not have done with bolt action .Firing is simple with realistic results ,morale is so much easier to deal with than BA as well ,we are both hooked on this ,in fact i have already bought some of the supplements .The books are not as flashy as BA but its the rules we are buying really not the eye candy .Next game a bit bigger maybe vehicles but definately our rules of choice.Germans dig in as the Brits advancein good positions but awful dice rolls sealed their fate Brits advance 

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German Stug III ausf G Bolt Action Level 2

The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany's second most-produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II after the Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track. It was built on the chassis of the proven Panzer III tank, replacing the turret with an armored, fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile assault gun for direct-fire support for infantry, the StuG III was continually modified, and much like the later Jagdpanzer, was employed as a tank destroyer.Działo szturmowe Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) był drugim najczęściej produkowanym niemieckim pojazdem bojowym podczas drugiej wojny światowej po Sd.Kfz. 251. Został zbudowany na podwoziu sprawdzonego czołgu Panzer III, zastępując wieżę zbrojoną, nieruchomą nadbudówką mocującą mocniejszy pistolet. Początkowo zaprojektowany jako mobilne działo szturmowe do wsparcia ogniowego piechoty, StuG III był ciągle modyfikowany i podobnie jak późniejszy Jagdpanzer, był zatrudniony jako niszczyciel czołgów.Regards MPS

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Paras sent to liberate France

Hello,This time there're only fresh photos of old stuff.Last week my patatroopers found new home in France so before they were packed I took keepsake family photo of the squad.All in all they are cool and reliable unit (and my first purchase from Bolt Action range if I remember correctly) but after year or so of playing I realised they just don't fit my vision of US force. I simply like ordinary troopers better.Good news is the buyer already has solid paratroopers force so I am quite sure the guys will get along in no time.What else?Oh yeah, more pictures.After sending paratroopers there was inspection of rest of my Bolt Action toys and it looks like there are two more pieces which I don't use too often, which could actually be changed into something fitting ground force better.First one is M3A1 halftrack:solid combat taxi, big enough to cary ful squad of infantry: The next one - M3A1 Stuart:nasty piece, really: pretty cheap in points and armed with deadly flamer: 12" of range + 9" advance makes it just

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Bolt Action Campaign The Western Desert

I have already covered the plastic kits of the Afrika Korps and 8th Army Infantry that came along with this campaign supplement for Bolt Action - Campaign the Western Desert. Now it is time for the book itself. The name already gives it away, this book covers the first chapter between 1940 and 1942 of […]

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Sisters or battle, US engineers and others...

Hello again,Stuff below has been prepared a little while back but since there was Bolt Action "tourney" recently, anything else would be simply dominated and crushed under pictures I've taken during the games.Which reminds me: here's what I brought: 1110 well fed and equipped points. Don't think anyone's interested in the list's details so family picture should be enough:So for starters:I am proud to announce that the job to collect Warhammer 40.000 2nd edition army books is finally done! Last August friend of mine delivered Sisters of Battle book so now they are all standing proudly in my micro library.I must admit I've never played 2nd edition. In fact - after having few games (later edition) realised 40k ain't my thing at all: I definitely prefer skirmish games than large scale battles (paining dozen or so models size gang should prevent me from becoming bored too fast).I gathered these books mostly for graphics and fluff.Well... Graphics actually...It's just great source of Mark Gibbons' stuff, who's

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Bolt Action British 8th Army Commonwealth Infantry

As already mentioned with the review of the Afrika Korps box, the Western Desert supplement is supported by two new infantry kits, and here is the second one, the British 8th Army Commonwealth infantry kit. As these were prepared at the same time, we had the chance to see the 3-Ups at this year's Salute […]

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