19/04/2015 at 02:10 #22517
The other day I posted I had finished up KG Klink for France, but then I ordered some more stuff, which I received this past Thursday, and I finished it up today. So KG Klink and its opponents are now officially finished.
Once again, hats off to The Warstore. They were super-helpful (in helping me figure out exactly what was available and getting a confusing order 100% correct) and super-speedy (ordered Tuesday, received Thursday). Thanks a bunch!
Let’s take a look.
This is everything I ordered. Two Panzer Is, two Panzer IIs, six Panzer IIIs, three Panzer IVs, a Stug IIIC, a Sdkfz 221, a PzJgr I, and two French Char B1 bis.
There’s a few more pics of the models on the blog:
All is now officially ready.
Jack19/04/2015 at 03:49 #22521
The Char B1(bis)’s look great. I also love the StuG III A/B’s and the PzJg I’s. Keep up the great work and enjoy the French campaign. I don’t remember seeing any PaK 36/ 37mm AT guns. Do you have any? If so, a fun scenario can be played when a group of French Schneider-Kregesse P-16 Recce halftracks and R-35 Lt. tanks attack the German bridgehead at Houx without any infantry support. The desperate Germans beat back the French armour using their PaK 36’s, Engineers with flame-throwers and infantry close assaults. I know you have a plan but this is such a cool scenario I thought I had to mention it. The French armour is from the 5th DIM.
I am intrigued to find out how you will model the cliffs around Houx. Layers of carpeting or something far more revolutionary like real terrain? Only time will tell!
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.19/04/2015 at 04:58 #22525
Those look great Just Jack, I’ll get some pictures on facebook of the hills I’m making for ya Just Jack.19/04/2015 at 06:23 #22526Norm SParticipant
Nice job – this is shaping up to a very interesting project.19/04/2015 at 14:17 #22542
Rod – Yes Sir, I’ve got 4 PaK-36s, and they’ll feature in some of the upcoming fights.
“I am intrigued to find out how you will model the cliffs around Houx.”
Sorry buddy, but there will be no cliffs. I’m not fighting the river crossing, my first fight is recon pushing up to the village, then other forces from 7th Panzer Div will force the crossing early the next morning, and KG Klink will be involved in the fending off the French counterattack (Haut le Wastia).
Kyote – Thanks, and you’re killing me, respectively.
Norm – Thanks. I’m not sure why I bought so many tanks for KG Klink…
Jack19/04/2015 at 17:24 #22561
Cause Germans need lots a tanks. !!!19/04/2015 at 20:15 #22573
Whose going to break the news to Jack that the 7th Pz Div used Pz 38(t)’s and not Pz IIIE’s. Does anyone make Pz 38(t)’s in 10mm? I know he knows this but, it is an excuse to buy more German armour if he can find a manufacturer for the Czech tanks! He’ll need them for Barbarossa too.
Speaking of Barbarossa, Jack, you will need 3 x t-28E, 3-6 x T-26 M1939, 3-6 x BT-7, 1-3 x BT-7a, 1-3 x KV-1 M1940, 1-3 x 37mm AT guns (identical to the German ones), 1-3 x 45mm AT guns, 1-2 x 76.2mm regimental guns and lots of infantry and support weapons. Don’t forget mortars and ATR’s as well!
Finally, inspired by you, Jack, I just played a France 1940 scenario last night and this morning. In this battle 7 x Pz 38(t)’s, 4 x Pz IIC’s, 8 x SdKfz 251B/1’s and /10’s with two Pz. Gren. platoons and an SdKfz 253 with a FOO team (4 x 10.5 cm How. Off board) attacked a French fortified position with a platoon of motorised infantry (not Dragons Portees), two heavy machine gun teams, two 60mm mortar teams with UE carriers, 2 x 25mm AT guns and crews with UE carriers, 3 x R-35 Lt. tanks and a FOO team with access to four 75mm off-board guns. The Germans suffered heavy casualties largely due to accurate artillery fire from the French. However under the cover of smoke the Germans managed to close with and to dislodge the French in very bloody fighting which was finally decided by close combat in the French defensive works. Lots of vehicle losses to the Germans (2 x Pz II, 4 x Pz 38(t)’s, and 1 x SdKfz 251B/10) plus about 20 dead and wounded infantry. The French lost all their R-35’s, 3 x UE carriers, two HMG’s and crew, one anti tank gun and crew and one mortar (abandoned after it malfunctioned). One AT gun was captured by the Hun intact when it’s crew fled. French losses were high with about 30 troops killed, wounded or captured. The French morale broke and they abandoned the position, dispersing into the woods where their position was set on the margin. And no I did not take pictures because it was a practice scenario which I will eventually run at the club and some of the French kit was not painted yet!
Cheers Jack and as the bunny asked sooooo nicely, do get the invasion going, old chap.
Rod Robertson19/04/2015 at 20:39 #22574
No pics so it didn’t happen !!!!19/04/2015 at 21:32 #22575
Et Tu Brute? It wasn’t so long ago that you were not posting piccies and raging against the digital tyranny and now that you post on Facebook, you sound like Panda or Jack. A pox on all your houses! I will hold the line, the lone Luddite proudly defending ignorance and spurning technology. The Dark Ages forever! These kids with their new-fangled ways; what’s the world coming to? Maybe I’ll hire a landscape artist or a war artist to do paintings of the action and have them pony-expressed to you in honour of the 150th anniversary of that most reliable and sensible means of communication.
Retro-Rod Robertson.19/04/2015 at 21:39 #22577
Oh woe ……I am laid low. I only spent 400.00 + dollars on a camera and stuff so I could post pics….19/04/2015 at 21:49 #22578
$400.00 you could have spent on Cold War minis and models. Was it really worth it or did you buckle under peer pressure? I can’t answer for you but for me and my limited gaming budget and time, I would rather paint, design, play and enjoy the hobby rather than pay for cameras and waste time learning how to post photos and blog/vlog. I must remain true to myself and if that entails the skepticism and derision of others, then I will proudly wear the scarlet “L” for being a Luddite. I draw the line here!
Cheers and good GAMING.
Retro-Rod Robertson19/04/2015 at 21:55 #22580
Well I also take pictures of my Grand Kids , Pearl the wonder dog and the weather so It was a duel use purchase. That and I find that I kinda enjoy taking pictures now. You may wear your Scarlet L should you wish….19/04/2015 at 22:27 #22598
I actually do take pictures of games with my I-Pad. I just have no convenient way to post them and I don’t want to jump through the hoops of learning how to use Flickr or make a blog.
On a separate note, I am painting 21 motorcycle-sidecar combos for the Germans and ten for the French. When those are done I’ve got some scenarios planned which should be visually very attractive. I will take pictures of them and if I can figure out a way to send them to you I will. But that won’t happen until the summer so until then Jack will be the source for Blitzkrieg 1940!
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.19/04/2015 at 22:48 #22600
I think but could be very very wrong that you could post your pictures to your fake Facebook page and then we could see them Rod. Just a thought.19/04/2015 at 23:03 #22601
“I think but could be very very wrong that you could post your pictures to your fake Facebook page and then we could see them Rod. Just a thought.”
Kyotebleu, I have no idea how to do that and I intend to deep-six that fake FB page because Facebook is inundating me with e-mails about updates and advertising. So not really an option I’m afraid. But thanks for the suggestion and enjoy your FB experience, it’s just not for me. Now, when someone invents “Get-Outta-my-Face-Book”, I’ll be the first to sign up as I am a big proponent of anti-social media!
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.20/04/2015 at 03:42 #22610
The invasion is begun! First fight is in the books, I’ll try to get it posted tomorrow.
Yes, I know 7th Panzer Division has only Czech tanks, but the KG is not part of 7th Pz Div, it is attached to 7th Pz Div, just as it was attached to 4th Pz Div for the Poland campaign. The KG will support a plethora of divisions during the course of the war.
For Russia, I have 3 T-26s, 3 BT7s, 2 KVIs, an early T-34, two Ba10s, four Ba64s, three SU76s, six later T-34s (though still 76mm), three SU122s, four 45mm ATGs, three 76mm ATGs, 2 76mm Field Guns, four PTRD teams, five MMG teams, four 82mm mortar teams, 6 50mm mortar teams, four engineer squads, five cavalry squads, and fifteen rifle squads, plus leaders.
But the KG shan’t be taking part in early Barbarossa, they’re heading to North Africa after France.
Jack20/04/2015 at 04:27 #22612
Sounds good and a nice save for 7th Panzer Div. I think I’m ahead of you with North Africa Just Jack, I have Italians,Brits and DAK already painted up and ready to game with.20/04/2015 at 08:09 #22616
Just Jack for the save! Not part of the 7th, just attached to it, how very cunning. Touché, sir!
Not going to be in Barbarossa, eh? Talk about dodging history! Instead of participating in the most historically significant military event in the 20th Century, KG Klink will be languishing in the backwater of North Africa, the only grey panzers in that theatre of operations no doubt. Such a shame. Well Jack, not to put too much pressure on you but KG Klink better do a stellar job in France or Herr Rommel may not want them attached to Das Afrika Korps!
Lookin forward th the first post. Panzers Vor!
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.20/04/2015 at 18:42 #22640
Oh you two are killing me, that’s no ‘save,’ I said that from the beginning the KG would not be part of a particular division, it would be attached to various divisions throughout the war so that I could take the KG wherever I wanted to fight it. Remember, the name of this campaign is actually “The OKW’s Fire Brigade,” I’ve just been calling it “KG Klink” for short. And here is the overall plan for the war:
Poland – 1 Sep-6 Oct 39
France – 10 May-22 Jun 40
N Africa – Mar 41-July 42
Stalingrad (W) – Oct – Dec 42
Kharkov (W) – 19 Feb- 15 Mar 43
Kursk – 5 Jul- 23 Aug 43
S Italy – 17 Sep – Dec 43
Ukraine (W) – Jan- Mar 44
Normandy – 25 Jun- Aug 44
Holland – 17 Sep – Oct 44
Hungary – Oct – Dec 44
Ardennes – Dec-Jan 45
Silesia/Pomerania – Feb- Mar 45
My DAK panzers will be yellow, not gray, and I don’t feel like I’m dodging history 😉
Jack20/04/2015 at 18:55 #22643
You can’t have too many Panzers !!!20/04/2015 at 19:48 #22649Ivan SorensenParticipant
It’s the guided tour of German WW2 🙂
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