Friday, 30 January 2015
So while the VDV seem to have control of the village, they have taken a battering and the French reinforcements are massing at the other end of the bridge.
Will the Frenchies storm the bridge - a la Hauptsturmfuhrer Grabner?
What random target will the French gunners hit next?
Will it be those drums of petrol?
Will some idiot hit the bridge?
Have the helicopters gone for good?
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Behind the paras the cheeky french have moved up this MG armed jeep. Actually this is a Citroen Mehari - a militarised 2CV. Like the original, my Solido model has plastic bodywork.....
Just when things were already looking a bit grim for the Sovs, the French reinforcements arrived in the shape of VAB mounted infantry and a flock of Panhards.
On the other side of the river the paras were getting stuck into what turned out to be the french HQ. The latter had been skulking in a building which too, a hit from artillery fire. French artillery fire...
The close assault was only ever going one way......
Sunday, 25 January 2015
I'd hoped to have had this beastie ready for the recent game but it's still not finished. Despite its attractive price (it must have been quite cheap for me to buy it!) this turned out to be a 'proper' kit. Indeed the less ham-fisted modeller has the option to include a load of internal detail and even opened rear clamshell doors. Not me though. Given that this thing is destined to have a hard life being loaded in and out of cars and halls even before we get to in game handling it seemed sensible to leave many of the fiddly bits on the sprues....
Thursday, 22 January 2015
These chaps are the highly sought after 1/32 Esci figures. Buy them if you see them!
Sadly the paras soon come under fire from French armoured cars. The model is a Solido Panhard AML.