Friday, 12 June 2015

Neue Stan Halle, 1979 - part 2

I now have all the photos taken at the game (in addition to my three....), so thanks to Bob, Ian, Jack and Russell I will over the next few posts, reveal the whole shocking truth.
But for now, more scene-setting.
The (eastbound) Autobahn junction for Neue Stan Halle.  photo by Russell
WARPACT forces amounted to the front end of a Motor Rifle Division - two complete Motor Rifle Regiments.  The East German one had BMPs, the Forbodians BTR-60s.  There was also air support on a reasonably lavish scale and a Polish para battalion which could be landed by a mix of rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
NATO (mostly US) forces comprised a battalion each of tanks, mech infantry and airmobile infantry, with 3 attack aircraft, 4 attack helis and 2 artillery battalions available, together with various AA batteries and an RAF Regiment Squadron defending the airfield.
The bustling metropolis of Neue Stan Halle.  A subtle blend of Bertrand's buildings and my ruins.  photo by Bob
Just over the border was the East German Party HQ building.  First one to say it looks like a
toy car park wins 25 years hard labour.  Toy by Bertrand, photo by Bob
My hastily bodged NATO airfield went down well.
photo by Bob
 As well as the trusty Airfix tower, I had managed to source a Corgi Landrover still in it's original RAF paintwork.  The Dinky refueller was treated to a swift repaint the previous weekend.
Photo by Jack
 Parked in front of the hangar (the lid from an A4 printer paper box) was an RAF Jaguar. This one.
Photo by Jack
 The airfield's defences included two Bloodhound launchers....  Photo by Jack
...and a dug-in troop of Scorpions.  photo by Jack
Situated well to the rear - the NATO Patriot AAGM battery.  The launcher box stolen from a big (1/32ish)
plastic lorry found in a charity shop by John Armatys and bodged onto a pair of broken Solido lorries.
photo by Russell


Paul Foster said...

More please...Before the rain sets in.

Al said...

Yep, more please, cool looking kit!

Archduke Piccolo said...

The red and White building? Definitely art-nouveau of 1930s vintage... Looking forward tio the action...

Pete. said...

Looks a great game Tim.

Email incoming btw.



Red_Cardinal said...

>>First one to say it looks like a toy car park wins 25 years hard labour..

How could anyone say that when it's in such a patriotic colour! :)

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
The weather did look very iffy early on...

Tim Gow said...

If your standards are low there is plenty more still to see.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
A disturbingly bourgeois observation comrade....

Tim Gow said...

Thanks - and for the email.

Tim Gow said...

Red Cardinal
The Party applauds your politically correct toadying, Comrade!