Thursday, October 22, 2015

Operation "Popcorn chicken" Попкорн курица

Damien, Dan and myself decided to have a midweek fame at my place this week, and we decided to have a modern game using Modern Rapid Fire rules.

Damien selected the west Germans and Dan the Russians, I umpired the game, the game was a seesaw game, the soviets finally won though after both Leo 1s were destroyed and the infantry failed morale roll and surrendered.

West Germans advance to take up defensive positions

All quite

The greasy chicken in the striped roof, we joked that if the soviets could not get close the soviet would target it with artillery and create some popcorn chicken!
Leo takes out the btr 80 at long range

Another BTR80 destroyed, but it did reveal a leopard 1
Who was then destroyed by a t80
Which in turn was destroyed by a brave Russian using a RPG

Btr80 destroyed by a leopard 1

Sunday, October 11, 2015

WIP Amoit 143

Currently working on a French 1/72nd Smer/ Heller Amoit 143 that I purchased off Ebay earlier in the year. This bomber was mostly used for night bombing as it was outclassed by the german fighters during the daytime. I decided to build it as it was used on a effective daylight raid on the bridgeheads across the sedan on the 14th of May 1940. The model has no interior at all, and as I like to have pilots and gunners in all my models. So following some plans I have found online I have built a simple representation and have included a pilot, co pilot, bombardier/observer, (airfix pilots) rear, forward, mid section gunners (airfix Bren gun carrier drivers modified)

The pilots single seat

Looking back towards the rear of the plane, the observer, co pilot and engineer, not the control column coming down from the flight deck above, and the ladder against the wall, ( which you used to access the upper deck to the pilot), behind the co pilot was a bomb bay.
Looking toward the front at the bombardier and observer co pilot

Interior layout

Saturday, October 10, 2015

French Leo 451

This French fighter bomber only flew a few missions before being withdrawn from the frontline due to losses during the invasion of France, yet to see combat on the table it has not yet been named, I do hope that the unlucky General comes for a visit with his 1940 Germans so I can try it out!

French Bloch MB 152

This plane actually has been in my collection for some time, however he has proved to be a poor pilot, and been named cruelly by Geschwaderkommodore Ian, as "Impotant Pierre", he has flown 7 missions and either failed to spot or completely missed with his bombs, non the less has improved the morale of the french troops on the ground!

Polish PZL P.11

A great little build, I really enjoy building early and mid war planes, the kit is as per the instructions I just added a plastic pilot. The plane has already had two outings in my early war games, and had some success, yet to name my pilot, as he has no real reputation yet!

Friday, October 9, 2015

More German bits

I have not really posted lately as I have been building two ancient and one medieval army for impetus, the three armies are in the final stages so I have had an opportunity to sit down and do some ww2 kit, so this week I will post what I have done in the last six months. First up some more german bits.