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    Avatar photoJust Jack


    As I’m sure you noticed, I didn’t get any gaming in last weekend as I was working hard on finishing up my WWII early war stuff. They are now ready to go, and so I have the minis ready to play out Germany’s invasion of Poland (mind you, I don’t have Poles, so Soviets will be standing in for them). I just need to find time today to 1) clean up my toy room (get the troops and table ready), 2) get the admin side of things cleaned up (my German order of battle, and mission and force generators (need to modify Ivan’s 5Core Company Commander mission and army generators just a bit), and 3) map out the campaign fights (I intend on doing a ‘tree,’ i.e., this is the first fight, which progresses to one of two different fights dependent upon who won the first one, and so on. So here’s what I’ve been working on:

    A look at the whole project. Mostly German and Russian, with a bit of Brits thrown in. Everything in here is from Pendraken, except for two officer figures (one Soviet, one German) from Minifigs.

    You’re expecting cool tanks, of which there are plenty, but I feel like showing off my oddball stuff 😉

    Like Soviet cavalry.

    German motorcycle troops.

    And Brit armored cars (ugh, I need to clean up those bases…).

    To see all thirty pics, please visit the blog at:

    For those interested in all my early war stuff (up to North Africa) for my upcoming campaign, here is a link to the French:

    And the German and Soviet infantry:

    Stand by for action!


    Avatar photoRod Robertson

    Just Jack:

    You have been a busy little camper. Your Early War stuff looks great. Imagine no Non-Agression Pact between the Nazi’s and Stalin’s regime, but Hitler decides to take the Polish gambit anyway, having seen the dismal performance of the Soviet Forces in Finland. At the risk of re-writing modern history, why don’t you game a German invasion of Poland which is at first opposed by the USSR and then later by French and British Expeditionary Forces moved in through the Black Sea ports and then by train up to The Russian-Polish frontier? This leaves the doors open for lots of combinations and permutations for games. Could be lots of fun!

    When will the first clashes begin and when will the first Bat. Reps. Begin to appear? Looking forward to hearing what’s what on the nearer Eastern Front.

    Cheers and a Merry Christmas to you and your’s.

    Rod Robertson.

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    I have some of the Axis and Allies plastic early war Germans , Polish and Russians in 1/100 aka 15mm and also have some of the BF tanks, trucks and Ger. and Russ. infantry. I just bought BF’s Barbarossa as well.

    I’ve got my 4×6 foot table set up in the 3 car garage. Hey I can solo game 1941.


    Any way your stuff looks great Just Jack. I look forward to your AAR’s and pictures.

    No I don’t have a camera yet.

    Yeah I know.

    Avatar photoJust Jack

    Rod – Hey man, it’s good to see you’re back!  I was hoping to kick off the invasion of Poland this weekend, but family issues kept me from getting all my homework done, so I’ll look to launch Fall Weiss next weekend.  Stay tuned as these games are quick (same rules by Ivan that I used for the recent ‘Somewhere in Italy’ games) and so they’ll come hot and heavy.

    I like your concept, but want to stick with a historical timeline for a fake unit.  I’m going Poland, France, North Africa, USSR (Winter Storm, AKA, attempted relief of Stalingrad), Kursk, Italy, USSR (Kharkov and Korsun/Cherkassy), Normandy-Caen, Holland-Market Garden, Ardennes-The Bulge, then Hungary and finish up in Silesia or Pomerania vs. the Soviets.  Should be a heck of a ride.

    Kyote – Sounds awesome man, but pics or it didn’t happen 😉


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    Hey Jack, If you make it up to OKC any time soon, I can give you directions on how to find the new place. That way you can see for your self. Maybe even get a game of NEIS in. You could take pictures….

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