Thursday, February 22, 2018

New digs, end game

Final scenes...


two companies of mech infantry injected some new life into the Soviet advance


British air-power reigned supreme for about three-quarters of the game. Meteor is Airfix


The Soviets got a single jet on the last of ten turns. Russian advances had only just made contact with the British second line of defenses. Bit of a throw together this one, but still... one you miss out on is one you never catch up on  :) 

Friday, February 16, 2018

New digs, first game

My new neighbour is an old friend of fifteen years, who just happens to play CD3

Dave's ultra table is now in residence at my place, me and neighbour (Ash) just couldn't wait, so here are a couple of pics from a game we've thrown together. In this case 60s cold war



AFVs here are Airfix and S-Models


Played 6 turns so far with the Soviets (me) taking lots of damage. To be continued...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Work in progress

Mostly Ultima Ratio figures with a few ring-ins


Chindit figures, but based as 1944 British infantry battalion for CD3


Almost finished :)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dave's UH-1H completed

Including recent additions, enough now to airland a company




Airfix Jungle hut for scale - these are 15mm





Formerly the pressed labour force of scenery making: Dan, Emma, Dylon, Sam

Cool people

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jungle OP

Been moving into my new digs in the countryside, so this is about all I've had time for lately...


Its footprint will allow 3-4 stands hard cover


Started researching the Battle of Kohima 1944, so this will get used hopefully sooner than later.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dave's Huey

A bit of a side project from Dave.... Vietnam


There will apparently be some slight modifications 








Stay tuned....

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Work Bench

Working on some contingents for my Commonwealth collection, Far East.


The Strelets figures are just getting better and better. 


Friday, January 5, 2018

Game, on the Frankfurt-Oder line 1955

Enraged by West Germany's entrance into NATO, Khrushchev orders elements of the 11th Guards Tank Division out of lower Saxony to attack along the Frankfurt-Oder line

Played at Dave's using CD3 Modern rules. We tossed a coin to see who command what. Heads, me the Soviets, Dave the NATO commander. The kit is from both of our collections



Forward British elements had to withstand two free turns of Soviet advances before help could arrive - about 90min in real time



The West German contribution - AFVs by Pegasus



3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade heading up supported by 13th/11th Hussars with their Fireflys 


B Coy, 3rd RTR


Dave's tank destroyers anchor the extreme left of the NATO line


Somerset light Infantry in travel-march formation make a hurried crossing of the river covered by elements of 120th Field Bty and their 25pdrs



67th Guards Infantry Regiment made a rapid advance across their designated front, causing a difficult gap to plug for Dave, who was still waiting for armour and air support to arrive


In the center, Guards T34/85s head full advance towards units of 3RTR, while their supporting tank destroyers make a bee-line for the West German contingent. AFVs by Armourfast




SU company eliminated 



Followed a turn later by the loss of the Soviet spearhead group, things were starting to go badly for the Russians.....



Both sides received air support about midway through the game




NATO bombing run on the Soviet RHQ, infantry AA platoons proved to be ineffectual - figures are a mixture of Orion and Esci



It should be noted here that late in the game, Dave still had two battalions of motorized infantry yet to deploy, whilst the Soviets had everything they could muster attacking across the entire front




The loss of the Comets from A coy did little to help the Soviet drive in this area. Supporting British infantry just moved into hard cover and sat there - figures by A Call to Arms



Tank destroyers forced a bridge crossing to support forward infantry from the Somersets and ran headlong into the Guards HQ platoons


The result... x1 each



We eventually only played 7 out of 10 turns, as by this stage the Soviet drive had pretty much come to a halt across the whole front. There was still a lot of fighting going on between various infantry units but the communist commander had almost run out of AFVs
Result: Decisive British victory.