Thursday, 20 February 2020
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Jeep with chilly looking crew
Kubel - I particularly like the copy of ‘Signal’ in the door pocket.
River crossing vignette
Freezing mortar crew
PAK-40 and crew
15cm infantry gun
Looking at this weekend’s weather forecast I can’t help but think one of these would be useful!
37mm Door Knocker with obligatory Stielgranate
Ex Belgian Army M-47
57mm M-1 AT gun. What us Brits call a 6 pounder.
Still worried about the Luftwaffe!
M-4A3E8 stuck at the Westwall
1940 Luxembourg Army uniform
The Sherman again
155mm gun and ammunition
Sunday, 9 February 2020
Not a plea but an offer. RAF Marham’s Victor is up for grabs so if you have a big enough garden get your bid in now!
Thursday, 6 February 2020
This Wednesday John brought along a game he’d found on the internet. From long experience we know this is no guarantee of quality but we’ll try (virtually) anything once.
Thus five players assembled under John’s supervision to shove around his 1/1200 galleys. The Romans were Martin (as Octavian - his own blog post will no doubt follow soon), Graham and Simon. The er, other Romans (and Egyptians) were led by Mark Anthony (Jerry) and the beautiful Cleopatra (er, your humble correspondent)
We bid farewell to the Greek coast and floated off. We had to escape intact (some hope) or duff up the enemy fleet (even less hope!)
The overconfident Octavians were easily goaded into contact...
...and we had the best of the initial encounters. FYI, ships can take 15 hits. The white crosses are one each, yellow is a 5, red is 10.
The action soon descended into what I believe the US military calls a ‘clusterf*ck’. Even Mark Anthony’s huge ship - beset on all sides by enemies - sank.
At this point, the opposed initiative rolls - ever more important - stalled. The pair of sixes was followed by another double as tension mounted.
So who won? Well me obviously! Cleopatra’s pair of galleys slipped off - much to Octavian’s distress! We’ll draw a veil over the loss of the rest of our fleet.....