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by Phil_Gray_260
28 Mar 2019, 16:05
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Prevalence of command vehicles
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Prevalence of command vehicles

So... I'm sense checking the command units I have (or should have) to field Barbarossa era Soviet Rifle, Motorised, and Tank HQs from Battalion to Division or Corps level, and the equivalent for German infantry and Panzer units. I'm working in 6mm and deploying a single stand for an HQ, usually depi...
by Phil_Gray_260
23 Mar 2019, 13:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats everyone doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

Re: Whats everyone doing?

Rebasing 6mm H&R vehicles, and painting H&R motorcycle combinations as Germans and Soviets, for 1941-42.
by Phil_Gray_260
23 Aug 2018, 15:28
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Sharing the joy...
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Sharing the joy...

And that's why I like Wing Leader.

It is unashamedly not a flight-sim, fighter combat is not to the "last plane" but is decided when one side or both is so scattered that they are unable to continue.
by Phil_Gray_260
17 Aug 2018, 22:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Partizan 19 Aug 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Other Partizan 19 Aug 2018

Sadly i have to give it a miss as i'm working.
by Phil_Gray_260
16 Aug 2018, 08:52
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Sharing the joy...
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Sharing the joy...

Wing Leader: Using the side aspect also means you get some very nice profiles as images on the aircraft counters, which are rectangular, rather than square. The scenarios (and so the aircraft mix) cover China-Burma-India, South Pacific, Mongolia-Manchuria,France 1940 (Fall Gelb, Fall Rot), Battle of...
by Phil_Gray_260
15 Aug 2018, 20:53
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Sharing the joy...
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Sharing the joy...

… of recent GMT boardgame releases aimed at air gamers. First up is Lee Brimmicombe-Wood’s Wing Leader: http://www.airbattle.co.uk/ The site above introduces the concept – as the name implies this is not a flight-sim game. Counters usually represent squadrons, which may or may not be formed into win...
by Phil_Gray_260
28 Jun 2018, 20:42
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Barbarossa.net
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Barbarossa.net

I'd thought about asking my local library to consider adding it to their acquisition list but... as they'e currently facing the possibility of replacing their staff with a keypad to control access and cctv to remotely monitor activity and offer assistance I'm not sure they're looking to acquire much...
by Phil_Gray_260
27 Jun 2018, 07:50
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Barbarossa.net
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Barbarossa.net

Found while looking for a quick headcount on the Slovak Fast Division, a series of books on the structure of forces involved in the Barbarossa campaign - both as planned and as (insofar as is available) actually in use, appears to cover land and air, regular armed forces (Heer, RKKA) and irregular a...
by Phil_Gray_260
24 Jun 2018, 08:07
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 2602

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 element...
by Phil_Gray_260
20 Jun 2018, 08:53
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Tank and AFV news youtube series
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Tank and AFV news youtube series

https://youtu.be/gvH3Glbc1ng First in a series looking at WW2 tanks and AFVs grouped by their major campaigns. This one looks at the Polish TK series of tankettes, the second looks at the Panzer I. Other Polish campaign editions will cover the Panzer II and the Poles take on the Vickers 6 tonner. O...