Like the BTs, I've got a fair number of Russian T28s in 6mm but none in 15mm. These old clunkers were getting fairly rare in 1941, but there were still around 500 vehicles in the medium tank regiments where the Russians hadn't replaced them with T34s or substituted a horde of T26s instead.
Tuesday 29 June 2021
Saturday 26 June 2021
Following on from our trip to the Alma, I wanted to try Belle Epoch out for some other nineteenth century conflicts. It is some time since I'd run Froeschwiller with Rifle and Kepi, so I dug out the scenario and lightly reworked it. There is actually a Froeschwiller scenario provided in the LesGens expansion for Belle Epoch, but it was far too big to run remotely.
I like this battle as you get Prussians fighting alongside their rather reluctant Bavarian and Wurttemburg pal up against one of the best Corps in the French army, albeit handicapped by the chaotic French mobilisation which left many regiments under strength. The whole thing is a bit of a mixed bag.
Tuesday 22 June 2021
Having got my Fallschirmjagers a Ju 52 to jump out of, I thought they also needed some gliders, otherwise how is poor Major Witzig going to land his engineers on top of Eban Emael?
Given how little use these were going to get, I didn't waste any time looking for 1/144th scale ones and just went for 1/300th.
Sunday 20 June 2021
John put on another eighteenth century game using Brown Bess, this time went off to the Battle of Lobowitz in 1756. Frederick the Great faced off against General von Browne and the reformed Austrian army on the Elbe.
We were a bit light on numbers for this one, so myself and Mark took the Austrians, while Tim and Tim took the Prussians.
The battle was fought on a foggy morning in the Elbe valley as Fredericks army debouched from a mountain pass. He wasn't sure what was ahead, but decided it was an Austrian rearguard and attacked. Little did he know that von Browne had laid a trap...
Tuesday 15 June 2021
I've got quite a few BTs in 6mm, but none in 15mm, and I thought it was time to boost my early war Soviet armour holdings as there were roughly equal numbers of T26 and BT available in 1941 (around 9000 of each) . Zvezda do some lovely cheap BT-5s, so I picked up a few of those.