Monday, 9 March 2009

World War 2 - Action at Kassala -1941

Some more shots of my East African collection from a game we put on the Leeds show at the Royal Armouries a couple of years ago.

Italian Askari defending. The figures are in fact Brigade games WW1 Askaris painted up as Italians. Anglian miniatures are about to bring out some Italian Askaris. Italian heavy metal moving forward. Well an M13/40 supported by a couple of CVs.

A closer look at an M13/40 from Army Group North (AGN). The Italian artillery is armed with 65mm and are from the Battle Honours range.

Artizan Italain Infantry painted as Blackshirts recruited from the local Italain population. The Marmon is from Chieftan Models (now sold to JFTM in the US) supported by an ealry Bren Carrier.

Artizan British Infantry advancing with another shot of the Marmon and Bren Carrier.

Eritreans defending a village.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

World War 2 - North Africa in 6mm

I have added these photos of some of my 6mm (1/285) North African WW2 collection. Most of my collection are GHQ with a few CinC trucks and bren carriers.

I have recently rebased this collection on 3cm squares for use with Piquets FOB:WW2 . This is an great set of rules for fighting large scale games in an evening. One base = a company.

An 88mm deployed for action and a Panzer IIIG.

A German Battalion HQ base and Panzer IVE

A British Battalion Base and Italain M13/40

Monday, 2 March 2009

World War 2 - East African 1941

Here are some photos of a recent a WW2 game set in East Africa. We used Piquets FoB:WW2 rules. These shots are of a playtest game for the Vapnartak show in Feb 2009. These pictures are from Olicana Lads site.

An AGN Matilda is well supported by tw0 companies of British infantry as it advances towards a small village defended by Italian Blackshirts.

Vickers VIb close in supporting the attack. These models were originally supplied by Force of Arms now available from AGN.

Italian tanks (AGN M13/40) arrive supported by the Grenadiers of Savoy. The M13/40 was not used in East Africa but no one makes a M11/39 in 28mm - yet.
The British can be seen crossing the river as they move into assault the town.

South African Marmon Herringtons (Chieftan) turn to defend against the Italian armour. Even a Boys AT rifle has a chance against the italian coffins.
Bren Carriers (MK1 and scount models origianlly from Force of Arms) of the Central Indian Horse protect the British Left.
These 3 pictures show the game as played at Vapnartak and where taken by one the shows many visitors. (thanks Grant Grimsby blog)