World War 2


Bolt Action Opel Blitz & Maultier

In late 2017 Warlord Games covered the Opel Blitz / Maultier combi plastic kit for Bolt Action. The truck is one of the workhorses of the German army, transporting troops, supplies and ammunition were they were needed. The Opel Blitz is the most known of these trucks, other companies like Ford or Daimler supplied their […]

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Rubicon Models SdKfz 301a Opel Maultier with Box Body

Based upon the already available Opel Blitz Kit (RM280026), Rubicon published the Maultier variant that replaces the rear wheels with tracks. As with some of their other kits, like the SdKfz 25x, they cover further accessories. For the Blitz and Maultier there is the option to upgrade the cargo bed with the box body "Einheitskoffer". […]

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Chain of Command AAR – Dropping into Normandy

Recently, we played some games of Chain of Command from Two Fat Lardies and had great fun. But playing single games without any connection isn’t satisfying. So we decided to give our games more meaning and start a campaign. We bought the At the sharp end campaign handbook and the Kampfgruppe von Luck campaign. I can recommend both books, especially if you consider their price. We used these books as an inspiration and started to build our own campaign. The campaign Our campaign will cover the invasion of Normandy. Part I of our campaign will consist of three games, in which the Allies can only field paratroopers and light vehicles. For the first two games, the Germans will also be limited in their support options. This should simulate their surprise. In part II, we will introduce US Army troops and heavy weapons on both sides. The Forces We have a wide variety of miniatures available. The Germans can field basic Infantry, Panzergrenadiers and Fallschirmjäger. Besides that, they can field two Stugs, on

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More Northern France 1940 action

Northern France, 1940, and the BEF continues its attempts to resist the Wehrmacht's assaults. This was the second WW2 Spearhead game Andy had played, and this time he opted to command the BEF forces.Using Keith McNelly's Scenario Generation System, I'd created a British Armoured Division Defend list, and a German Panzer Division Attack list. There were errors in my lists, as I realised a little too late, in particular, I'd taken two British Armoured Regiments at half strength when the system normally allows reduced strength units that have had no more than a third of their fighting stands removed. However I guess as we are the authors of our own scenarios, this was OK.In this game I layered in artillery, with both sides having access to divisional artillery, and both having corp level guns available for limited counter-battery work.The battlefield, with BEF defending from the left, the German forces attacking from the right Andy deployed one battalion forward holding the most advanced objective, with a s

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