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23/01/2020 at 13:43 in reply to: French Armor for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of France: Part 2 #130098
They look good, Mark. I look forward to your AAR’s later this spring.
Thanks – looking forward to the upcoming games!
Nicely done sir!
These pics are great – very nice work on the figures Buck. I am looking forward to seeing the rules and diving into some of this – kudos!03/01/2020 at 15:34 in reply to: French Armor for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of France: Hotchkiss tanks #128869
An interesting post Mark, thanks. I am slowly but surely building up forces for France 1940 in 20mm. I have had most of the necessary Germans for many years, but all the First to Fight stuff has enabled me to move on from pretending that my grey Panzer IIIs were the correct ausf. Thanks to S-Model, Altaya/Ixo and Early War Miniatures, my French and B.E.F. can put up some token resistance (a bit like the real thing), but there is a lot more to get. I have a copy of The Seeds of Disaster, but have yet to dip into it. Fortunately I bought all the Minitracks (I think they are called) books on French AFVs many years ago, and now search the internet for more source material. Unfortunately the vast majority of it seems to only come in the French language, and I stopped learning French at O-level. There is a lot of very good stuff that I can’t resist though, so my ‘French language’ library is growing. The GBM magazine series is an absolute treasure, and I so wish they would publish an English edition. Thanks to the JP Wargaming Place blog I discovered Minigeneral in Portugal who produces both common and really obscure 3D printed French stuff. They are well worth looking at.
Very nice feedback deephorse, very much appreciated. I looked into Minigeneral and wow, they have a lot, but not in 15mm unfortunately. I hope to add enough tanks and armored cars for a decent selection. I have focused more on hardcover reference books, especially Restayn’s https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopaedia-Color-1939-45-ENCYCLOPAEDIA-Hardcover/dp/B00QM10H8G03/01/2020 at 15:29 in reply to: French Armor for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of France: Hotchkiss tanks #128868
Really nice work and it will spur me on to finish up some Germans for France 1940.
Great Steve – please share yours as well!03/01/2020 at 15:28 in reply to: French Armor for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of France: Hotchkiss tanks #128867
Thanks kyoteblue – I hope to post some AAR’s on my blog!
Thank you – and glad you get the style that I am going for with these. I was lucky to get them from Roger as WSD was closing.
Oh yeah, love the Bruins!!!
Appreciate the link – will have to get that pdf
Very nice indeed! (The figures; I must disagree with your choice of hockey sweater ). I’ve always been interested in those style of Pulp SF castings. And I even saw this today on Wargames Vault – a campaign pack for “Fistful of Lead:Galactic Heroes. After seeing that, I really wish I had your collection. Thanks for sharing. (￼https://www.wargamevault.com/product/297467/Dark-Day-of-the-Destructo-Ray-A-Campaign-for-Fistful-of-Lead-Galactic-Heroes?src=cab_col if anyone is interested in that campaign)
The Bra´Sheer are somehow cool. I easily can imagine their heavy units look like The Tripods from the series back 30 or so years ago.
Yeah, they have a very nice retro feel to them – we’ll see how they perform on the tabletop!
They are super pulp!! Nice paintobs and nice backdrop too!
Thanks – glad you like them!
OG huh? Some of these French tanks are very hard to get hold of anywhere. I am sure mine were QRF. Lovely painting BTW especially given the size.
I thought Stugs were small.
FCM’s are BIG compared to some of them
I do love the quirky shape of these – though they did not perform great in battle!
Glad you like the camo. The source I used was Restayn’s translated WWII Tank Encyclopedia
This is awesome stuff!