100th Post and Winter Panzer Grenadiers

For my 100th Post I have my winter German Panzer Grenadiers that I have been working on for an Ardennes offensive schedule for after Christmas when my 100 snow covered pine trees arrive from china.

Anyways, here are some shots of the group. I am nearly finished with some armor to complement them as well as some winter Americans to be foes. Hope you enjoy!

Cheers!

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Bagration AAR using BKG rules

 A Couple of Saturday’s ago Lauren and I geared up for some more Battlegroup Kursk Action.  While both fronts have their advantages in gaming, Kursk offers a much quicker gameplay with better sightlines for tank battles and more movement.  Also the use of Stal, Stal, Stal! was a major upside for the Ruskies when moving the hoards of tanks.  Our Battle is a scenario in the summer of 1944, (hence all the T-34/85s seen in the game).  Below is the basic layout.

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Russian List:

http://www.battlegroupbuilder.com/?load=CAA-AC0BA1ABB_BB_CB_D10CAGII_B0JD0&roster=1

 German List:

http://www.battlegroupbuilder.com/?load=AAA0BA1ABB_BB_CE-ABH-AB-BB-CB10CB-ABE0EG0HA0IA-BBHH_B0&roster=1

 

While I don’t have time for a blow by blow AAR, I thought folks might enjoy some eye candy from the action.  The Russians narrowly defeated the German forces by a count of 6 BR when the play began to become mostly attritional.  Hope you enjoy!  And look out for a massive AAR from the Western front for my 100th post!  I am gathering with my brother and Lauren tomorrow to recreate a scenario between the Panzer Lehr/Panzer Schwerer 101, and the 7th Armoured Div. outside of Viller’s Bocage.  Looking forward to it!

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German Armor Updates and Repaints

In my ongoing quest to update my armor to my current standards, I have decided to repaint old existing tanks.  The two I am posting today are a Tiger II from Trumpeter purchased and painted in February 2013, and a Hasegawa Panther Ausf. F/G.  Both of these tanks didn’t seem up to par with my current forces and I wanted to deploy them looking more imposing.

Below are pictures from the before:

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I decided to repaint the Panther with both turret options that come in the Hasegawa kit to represent the Hinterhalte Camo Pattern of late 1944-45.  It will be deployed in ad-hoc battle groups in some upcoming Fall of the Reich games.  (keeping my fingers crossed that Santa brings me this book!)

 

And Below are some beauty shots of the completed look along with a couple of new crewmen to man these big cats.  Hope you enjoy!

 

Cheers,

 

Ted

 

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