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Lovely stuff. I have been corrected on FB, it is the new Strelets stuff I have, the Pickett’s charge sets, not Zvezda.
My chaps, attacked by a Union mouse, the Union chaps were not touched! Time to start sorting them out!
Great stuff, I went with 20mm plastics a few years ago. Lost a few chewed up by mice when they lived in the garage,but have invested in a load of the recent Zvezda chaps. Been packed for overseas travel (for painting when deployed) for a while now.
In the 80s we used to boil wash our DPM kit to fade it. My chaps for the 80s are all painted in DPM with a few with lighter jackets/trousers than the trousers/jackets. Tropical trousers were often worn which tended to be brighter.
Steve, 50 Missile Regt did have the Lance.
Very nice stuff!
The CVR(T) does look more 90s, although there were still a few in the 90s with the headlights in the lower position and in this scale who cares! As for the Chieftain, it would be too fiddly to populate the turret baskets with sleeping bags, yellow handbags, cam nets, hessian etc, so just cover it with some tarp as per the model!
Yes, I used the Minifigs nonclementure.
First lot of Zamporians done, in the rule book they are in white with red trim and red shields with white Crescents, with the guard in red with metal shields, but have done one unit using green not red.
Wish I could, but I have nothing not already there!
Yes, it would actually be my preferred option as I have a few units, but as you say it is sadly gone!
The message I got from Caliver was they had quite a few molds to search through, but that they should have the full range somewhere!
As they are done they will appear on Tales from the Wargames Shed on FB and consolidated reports here.
It will be good to get your thoughts on the game system, see you then.
Seven Days to the River Rhine is a good set for BG level games, also look for Sabre Sqn and the unofficial BG Northag rules (These are at the BG forum and coldwarhot.blogspot.com). The official BG Northag Rules are due early next year.
I am putting on a small Cold War 1964 game. Hopefully I will get everything finished in time as we are on overdrives getting a house ready for a new tenant on friday!
Yes, lovely figures, TYW, never had a problem.
Peak turret 432 was distributed as per C/O’s wishes. Not sure when they were phased out, saw a few in Bosnia 94.
Foundry, Warlord and The Assault Group all do splendid chaps
Interesting, could you expand on how the speed Tanks fight at is slower?
In answer to Mike Bravo, has to be mid 80s, because I was there! The 60s should not be forgotten, especially seeing Sparker’s game, with the thought of Conquerors as well.
Just Jack, reading above, one thing to remember if playing BAOR our recce would not engage the enemy except under exceptional circumstances. I am pretty sure that this would be the case with the Belgians, Germans and Dutch. Unlike a Russian combat recce patrol, we were there to observe, report and live to observe another day not get into a fight. Of course they could call for fire or air.
All looking good, must get some pipe cleaners done for my 6mm stuff!
Ah, the Threat, that wonderful 7 Int Company publication!
Looking good, T-64 were always reported as having KMT-6, the mine plough. It is only recently that I have seen an image of one fitted with mine rollers.
20mm and 6mm, 20mm needs so much more space but the models are lovely. A minimum of 12 x 6, a few AARs of the Gyros Teller series at this blog:
I am also working on a 6mm project of the same series, all based on my time in the mid 80s with HQ 33 (UK) Armd Bde, especially Ex Crossed Swords.
Hopefully they will get the final artwork right!
The book seems to have the Sovs equipped with T-62 and T-72. T-62 had been withdrawn by the early 80s and both GSFG and CGF were equipped with either T-64 or T-80.
Looking at giving it a go, see artwork with Sovs equipped with T-72 and BMP-2, does not give one much confidence.
Used them in the 80s whilst in Germany, still have a set for the odd peruse02/04/2015 at 07:44 in reply to: Righteous BAOR clip of Chieftain MBTs and their crews #21196
1. Training made it possible! Once out more important tasks to do than fix bayonets.
2. Must, dust and general crap covering everything would blurr everything.
3. Uniforms would fade quickly, a good mix was faded trousers and brighter jacket. A good sign of a “BAOR” vet would be faded kit.
4. Yep plenty of cam. Note in Germany there were very strict rules on the use of natural cam on exercise. These would be dropped in time of conflict.
5. Come off exercise after a month one could repel a civilian at 100 yards!!
- This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by Nick Turner.
6 x new model collect T-64 and T-64 ERA to finish, a few odds and sods for my 6 Airmobile bde, some West German stuff and a Scud! Then find some BTR-70 for me NVA, all in 20mm.
A few more buildings, CI and British Infantry (Some in trenches) and increase my T-64 to couple of Bns in 6mm then give the new Sabre Sqn rules a go.01/04/2015 at 15:37 in reply to: Righteous BAOR clip of Chieftain MBTs and their crews #21148
The Gunner’s position is very cramped, the loader/operator not so much, then he has the added task of running the BV! They must have had prior warning of the film crew as the beers were well hidden!
Have a look at this video and others in the series:
Whilst dated it gives a good idea of how we did business.
A great deal of time was spent on recce, at all levels.
Late to this, but in discussion with some character the subject that wargames must make people psycho killers came up. So Bosnia, how many of the folks involved in the killing were wargamers – Probably none, not the most widespread of hobbies in the FRY. How many played soccer – probably most of them, should we ban soccer!!!!
In modern games it is very difficult to abstract how troops manouvre, considering ground scale, figure scale and time scale. Patrolling along a small area one could go from file, to single file, extended line, arrow head depending on the ground and tactical situation. Then generally a final attack would see lots of swift fire and manouvre, normally in pairs. (All based on my time doing such madness in the early 80s!) With most table sizes and ground scale a section in extended line that could cover 100 metres are going to be almost shoulder to shoulder. So in reality abstraction is probably the best way to go so figures based in multiples should not be a problem.
cheers, glad you enjoyed it. The figures are 20mm, a mix of Plastic, resin and metal and the buildings all Model Railway, made in Germany, hence they look right! They were good days and in many ways the day the wall came down took all the fun out of it!
Nick from South Somerset, a member of the busy Yeovil club (South Somerset Wargames Group) Been playing since the early 70s, school games with loads of KV-2 attacking using home grown rules! Lost a little heart when not allowed to join the Arberfield club as I was only 15! For a while played Warhammer and appeared on a British Forces Germany programe in 86 with my drunken giant “Tim”!
In Hong Kong played other stuff, but was finally converted to Historical in Germany in 94 by Alex Testo (of DBN and the Alexander Hotel Scarborough ((Well worth a visit)) Now have too much stuff, Dark Ages, Medieval, WOTR, TYW/ECW, SYW, Napoleonics, FPW, ACW, WW1/2 Cold War some in more than one scale, playing mainly FOG/ Napoleons Battles, Black Powder, Battle Group series, Krush the Kaiser.
Thanks to Sparker for indicating the site!
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