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  • #47801
    kyoteblue
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    The Brits are coming from BF for Team Yankee, check out What Would Patton Do for an over view or BF’s main site…….. Gordon Highlanders Air Assault platoon…..Kilts from Above !!!!!!!!

    #47826
    Rod Robertson
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    Uh oh! Now Kyoteblue will feel the urge to build a bit of blimey to back up his Bundesboys. More money, more model assembly and more painting. Poor Kyoteblue! A one-man military industrial complex with Cold War dreams and Hundred Years War financial backing. What ever will he do? Enjoy yourself John and good luck on the Arms Race between you and the boys in Oklahoma. I still think you should have focused on building an unstoppable Soviet force to crush these running-dog capitalist warmongers decisively!

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #47872
    kyoteblue
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    Looked at ScaleCreepMiniatures they carry QRF here in the USA,they have reduced prices on the QRF/TSS miniatures so I looked at the Modern Brits…..Hum….

    #48155
    Jemima Fawr
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    I sincerely hope that the Lynx comes with parts to make the TOW-armed anti-tank version.

    I notice that the photographed Chieftain models have Stillbrew applique armour fitted, whereas the box-art shows them without. Hopefully they have both variants in the box.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #48345
    Sparker
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    Yes the Chieftain comes with the STILLBREW option, and yes the Lynx comes with ITOW…

    http://sparkerswargames.blogspot.com.au/
    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #48346
    kyoteblue
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    Thanks Sparker !!

    #48347
    Fredd Bloggs
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    Hmmmm so Americans and Germans get state of the art Armour, Britain gets the one being phased out. Still they should get Harriers.

    #48353
    Jemima Fawr
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    Yes the Chieftain comes with the STILLBREW option, and yes the Lynx comes with ITOW…

    Cheers Sparker, but to be clear, I was wondering if they also came WITHOUT the Stillbrew option.  All the photos of completed models show Stillbrew, but I’d prefer them without.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #48354
    Jemima Fawr
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    Hmmmm so Americans and Germans get state of the art Armour, Britain gets the one being phased out. Still they should get Harriers.

    To be fair, if the setting is 1985, we only had one regiment of Challenger operational by that year, with a second ramping up.  The US and West Germany already had lots of units of M1/Leopard 2 in service by that time.  Chieftain was still the majority type in service at the end of the 80s and didn’t go out of service until the 1990s.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #48451
    Jemima Fawr
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    Sparker, I’ve just had a look at your brilliant blog – fantastic work!

    Some bits for the 3rd Armoured Div orbat:

    The QDGs were based in the UK at the time and conformed to a slightly different organisation to that used by the Germany-based regiments: Instead of being all-Scimitar, their troops were mixed with 2x Scimitar and 2 Scorpion.  They also had only three Medium Recce Squadrons (without Strikers).  ‘D’ Squadron being the Anti-Tank Squadron, with all the massed Striker Troops.

    This organisation was also true of the three other UK-based Recce Regiments at the time, though the Household Cavalry had ‘B’ Squadron equipped with CVR(W) Fox (the squadron was tasked with protecting key personnel in London).

    The RHA were no longer managing the Swingfire vehicles in 1985.  They’d handed them back to the Armoured Regiments in 1983, so each Armoured Regiment had its own organic GW Troop, equipped with 9x FV-438 and a couple of Ferrets in the HQ.  These were finally disbanded in 1986.

    There was also the 40th Field Regt RA, equipped with FH-70 towed 155mm guns.  These were based in the UK and would deploy to Germany along with 19th Infantry Brigade and the QDGs.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Jemima Fawr.

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    #48529
    Jemima Fawr
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    Someone just showed me a photo from the new book, which clearly shows model Chieftains with and without Stillbrew.  Tidy! 🙂

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #48539
    kyoteblue
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    The kit comes with both turrets. so you can build it either way.

    #48638
    kyoteblue
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    The Lynx does come with the AT missiles and so far all the models are plastic, which I really like !!! I think the Infantry will still be metal but could be wrong.

    #49196
    kyoteblue
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    BF has said it will include a mini rule book with Charlies Chieftains army box.  One more reason for me to get Brits !!!

    #49279
    kyoteblue
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    My FLGS got it’s copy of Iron Maiden in and wow I am looking forward to getting Brits !!!

    #49589
    Jemima Fawr
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    ‘Charlie’…?  I think maybe the chaps at FoW have been doing too much WW2… While a popular (abbreviated) name in the 1940s, ‘Charlie’ had gone the way of the Dodo by the 1980s (apart from when referring to the heir to the throne as ‘Charlie-Boy’, obviously).  If they’d gone with Kevin or Gary however, we’d be firmly in the 80s! 🙂

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #49716
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I put Charlies Chieftains and the Iron Maiden book on order at my FLGS today but BF get to them last so it could be a couple of weeks after every one else gets them.

    #49723
    Rod Robertson
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    Kyoteblue:

    As Warren Zevon once wrote, “Poor, poor, pitiful me!”. Just lay your head on the railway track, waiting for Double E! Build Soviets and not more NATO you maniac. You do understand there is an arms race on, and you’re not helping matters by such diversions. What of the Rodina Mat? Mother Russia needs you.

    Cheers and recommendations for a long stay in a party-approved sanatorium.

    Comrade Red Robertson.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Rod Robertson.
    #50887
    kyoteblue
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    If I am lucky, my FLGS should have my Iron Maiden book and Charlies Chieftains army box in for me by Thursday. If I’m lucky.

    #50889
    Rod Robertson
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    Kyoteblue:

    Positive waves are being sent towards you and your local store. Hope they get in on time so you can allow this perverse fascination with the imperialist, fascist, warmongering West to run its course and finally get back to building and painting more Soviets. What’s next, the Turks? The French? The Greeks? Come back to Mother Russia, the Rodina Mat needs you! Defend socialism and defeat the running-dog capitalists once and for all!

    Comrade Red Robertson.

    #50891
    kyoteblue
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    Thanks Rod, East Germans will be coming out early next year so I could go back to the dark side.

    #50983
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Huzzah !! My Charlies Chieftains and FV 432 / Swing Fire /Mortars . plus the Lynx Choppers came in at Game HQ today. The Iron Maiden book as well.

    My last West Germans Luchs Spah  armored cars as well.

    #50985
    Rod Robertson
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    Kyoteblue:

    Do any of the FV-432’s have the MG turret? I’ve always wondered if there was a standard ratio of turreted to non-turreted FV-432’s. When did they phase the turreted ones out? I’m depending on you for answers. 😉

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson.

    #50991
    Nick Turner
    Participant

    Peak turret   432 was distributed as per C/O’s wishes. Not sure when they were phased out, saw a few in Bosnia 94.

    #51006
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Oh Rod, I have no idea about the FV 432 Peak Turrets as mine don’t have that option. Sorry.

    #51025
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    The Chieftain is a great kit and comes with the Still Brew armored turret.

     

    #51084
    Jemima Fawr
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    Wot Nick said – they were dished out fairly randomly and distributed at the CO’s discretion.

    From speaking to ex-Mech infantrymen, they were very widely used in the Mech infantry battalions, but only by the rifle sections.  From these accounts, they either had 2, 3 or 4 turreted 432s in the platoon of 4.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

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