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by Seret
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Panzerfaust - J95
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Panzerfaust - J95

Depth and density of a minefield is going to depend on what its purpose is. Minefields can do more than just block, often they're there to break up an enemy attack into little chunks, or to funnel it into a pre-planned kill zone. There's an interesting chart in one of the US field manuals: https://w...
by Seret
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Panzerfaust - J95
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Panzerfaust - J95

Depends on the game. Breakdowns should normally only be a factor of you're playing above the tactical level.

Minefields should be there in a tactical game though. TBH seeing how stuff like that is handled in a ruleset is one of my indicators of whether the author knows their stuff.
by Seret
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Crusader/Centaur AA tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Crusader/Centaur AA tanks

Well, as I said, they used 'em against ground targets.

Twin 20mms are pretty tasty as a fire support for your infantry. See also the US M16 half tracks, Soviet Quad Maxims and German 20mm AA guns in single and quad mounts. It's fun to put something different on the table sometimes.
by Seret
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Crusader/Centaur AA tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Crusader/Centaur AA tanks

I've got a Rubicon one:

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It's a good kit, but the air recognition star on the roof was bloody fiddly!
by Seret
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Crusader/Centaur AA tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Crusader/Centaur AA tanks

Rob Morgan has asked a few questions about these vehicles in the Journal, I'll take a crack: Crusader AA : Rob, you stated in the Journal that these were fitted with "20mm Oerlikons". Actually they came in two flavours: Crusader AA mk1: single 40mm Bofors Crusader AA mk2: twin 20mm Oerlikon or Polst...
by Seret
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Laser cut girder bridges in thick card from US
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Laser cut girder bridges in thick card from US

CarlL wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:36 pm
So probably a model suited to 2mm, 5mm, 10mm, and at a push 15mm gaming?
He says they're scaled for 6mm. Hopefully he gets a website up soon, looks like a good range of products.
by Seret
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Up armoured Shermans (heat rounds)

Something picked up from youtube.... so large pinch of salt.. but... WW2 HEAT rounds relied on conventional fusing to detonate on contact. This was a problem as the speed at which the round deformed on contact meant that by the time the fuse had triggered the shaped charge warhead the shaped elemen...
by Seret
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Up armoured Shermans

Anyone out there with a chemistry/physics degree majoring in metal characteristics? Well, I have a mechanical engineering degree specialising in the failure of stressed materials, and a background in weapons and explosives, which will probably do you. Extra stuff stuck to the outside of you tank in...
by Seret
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New painting guide for WW2 Germans
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: New painting guide for WW2 Germans

Chapter 6 Painting Recipes This section is arranged like a Jamie Oliver Cook book. Brief uniform notes and photos of painted figures are accompanied by a table of colours with paint references for Vallejo Model Colour paints. Techniques for painting complicated camouflage patterns are shown in easy...
by Seret
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hexagonal bases
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Hexagonal bases

Spotted in the Works: laser cut hex bases - a bag of 110 for 2 quid. 40 small, 35 medium and 35 large. Small fit my Ambush! map hexes (1/2 inch?), medium fit my Cry Havoc! map hexes (1 inch?) Large look to be about an inch and a half. That's quite cheap. A few different people do hexagonal bases, b...