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BPM give the option to increase the 1/76 models to 1/72.
List of those I forgot;
Only the Enemy in Front Richard Doherty
Battalion Alistair Borthwick
With the Jocks Peter White
I have the following which I’ve not read yet but are supposed to be quite good.
Tank Action David Render
Troop Leader Bill Bellamy
The Over the Battlefield books on Epsom, Goodwood and Bluecoat by Ian Daglish.
No Triumphant Procession by John Russell
By Tank to Normandy Stuart Hills
D-Day to Victory Trevor Greenwood
Ken Tout has written a number of good books some based on his own experience.
Ken Ford’s books on the Seine Crossing and Geilenkirchen also highly recommended.
I know I’ve forgotten lots but the above should be enough to get started.
These links give numbers of each type of tank in British units at various stages
Forbes mentions training with the new Churchill bridge’s in late August in his 6th Guards history. This of course may have been the first opportunity to use them so may have arrived earlier but certainly suggests they arrived after the brigade was deployed to Normandy in July. The other two brigades may have received theirs earlier as they seemed to get priority on equipment.
Link to 34th Tank Brigade history that I could not find earlier
Tank Tracks can be read online here
These is a great book on 6th Guards and often on sale
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AFV returns for 15th Army in Italy can be found here
76mm Shermans are first listed in the September 44 returns.
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When I get round to it plan to use Forged in Battle for the bulk and Peter Pig for command, bazookas etc
Although this doesn’t include the PSC version dimensions are listed which could help
A lot less than I expected it to be and as I missed out first time round I’m in.
The AA tanks of 6th Guards Tank Brigade were used against ground targets during Operation Bluecoat. It was a deliberate tactic as part of the attack plan.
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The units which lacked 17pdr tanks commonly had Achilles attached to compensate although they didn’t always cooperate particularly well. This would be Churchill units and Armoured Recce before the introduction of the Challenger.
Humbrol precision of Revell contacta for me05/08/2018 at 07:51 in reply to: Second World War Infantry Tactics: The European Theatre #96260
I have the kindle edition but only part way through the first chapter. Looks to be much more in depth than the Ospreys, or at least the one I’ve read, and in a different format so not a compilation as far as I can tell.
I don’t have the book but sounds like a compilation of the information available here.
Tank Tracks available on RTR website along with 34th tank brigade history
Trux Models best resource for British organisation in NWE IMHO. Now hosted by WW2talk forum.
I think they are great built about a dozen with similar amount in the stash.
Yet another great AAR from an article I remember from when MW was good.04/10/2017 at 19:56 in reply to: Battle of the Brickworks 1944: A WRG 1925-50 Refight #73177
Nice report I remember the article from all those years ago.
The Plastic Soldier Company set includes one female pose but not the most efficient way to get the quantity you probably need unless you can scrounge some.
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I believe Peter Pig custom orders allow you to adjust the contents of a pack rather than mix and match from multiple packs.
As already stated so many choices difficult to limit to just one. Market Garden has a huge fascination for me but as a campaign so couldn’t take just one battle for it. Hope to do Kohima one day as the local regiment was involved. My choice though is Singling December 1944 been interested in it since reading the small unit actions report in George Forty’s Patton’s Third Army book. Just need to get round to building enough Shermans for it.
There are scenarios and campaigns included in the supplements which could easily be used with CoC. Reverse is also true CoC pint sized campaigns work very well with Battlegroup IMHO.
Not bothered about whether figures can be placed inside or not I glue on lift off roofs etc. Hollow is good though as solid buildings are weighty.
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Yes just glued on some foliage
All 15mm except the odd 28mm fantasy or sci-fi skirmish on 5×3 table
Composition of his advanced guard can be found here
Nafziger’s Lutzen and Bautzen may have details on the rest but I’m away at the moment so cannot check my copy.
Jeff thanks for that. Overall they look right even if the doors are a little large.
Rapier sell the HACME range of buildings.
A few reviews I’ve seen state they are underscale so probably okay for 15mm especially the bulkier types available these days. I’m not entirely convinced but have decided to give the ruined workshop a go as that will work as a large building.
Nicely done. I’ve been considering the Airfix buildings for sometime but not really sure how they scale. Do you have any pictures of them with 15mm figures?
Ken Ford’s ‘Over the Battlefield’ books on Ops Goodwood and Bluecoat are second-to-none studies on those operations.
Excellent books but actually by the late Ian Daglish there is also a third volume on Epsom.
Iron Cross could fit the bill for you
Battlegroup Panzer Grenadier and Battlefront WWII are both good sets with one stand = one squad but vehicles 1:2 or 3
Also present in Tunisia about 10 with 10. Panzer iirc