Thursday, 21 February 2019

Ebay Listing - 15mm Carthaginians

4 new listings are now up on ebay which constitute my collection of 15mm Carthaginians based for DBM. Most are Essex Miniatures with a sprinkling of Donnington and Minifigs.

The Bulk of the Carthaginian Army

Gauls.

Numidian Foot

A selection of unpainted figures.
More photos and details on the ebay listings can be found here - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292974659900

Saturday, 16 February 2019

On the Workbench: 6mm 30 Corps and Dugouts

Completed this week was the armour for the 2nd Armoured Battalion of the Irish Guards, XXX Corps together with a bunch of QLT trucks for the Op Market Garden Project.

This is the Rapid Fire organisation from their Op Market Garden scenario book. In the lead is the HQ company that includes an OP tank (FAO) and Air Link half-track (FAC). Companies A - C follow each with 1 x Firefly and 2 x 75mm Shermans.

A bevvy of QLT trucks also completed. All models are from Heroics & Ros. 

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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Ebay Listing - 15mm Republican Roman Army for sale

My next sale is on ebay. A total of 269 painted figures and 166 unpainted. Most by Donnington Miniatures with a few by Essex. More photos and details can be found on the ebay listings here (there are separate listings for painted and unpainted). https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292962557912

They have been based for DBM.



Tuesday, 12 February 2019

On the Workbench: 6mm Fallschirmjager, Tanks and Dugouts

Almost one battalion of Fallschirmjager completed in the Rapid Fire format. i.e. HQ company, 3 x Rifle companies and Support company. The Support company is missing the MG42 which will be in the next batch of figures to paint up.


Figures are Heriocs & Ros and once again they are great figures from their new moulds. These are destined for the tabletop in my Op Nostalgia campaign - the allied landing on Rhodes, and also the Op Market Garden project.

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Monday, 11 February 2019

Operation Compass: Nibeiwa Camp

With Operation Compass underway, the first Italian camp to be attacked was Nibeiwa on 9th December 1940. 

At 0300 hours, the 4th/7th Rajput Regiment commenced a feint attack on the strong eastern defences of the Italian position, the opening move in the operation. I will play the main attack made later.

The British had discovered that the camp at Nibeiwa had all its defences facing east and in aerial recon photos there were vehicle tracks clearly visible showing a gap in the minefield to the west. This will be exploited by the 7th RTR supported by the 2nd Bn Rifle Brigade.

Simultaneously, an attack by the 1st Royal Fusiliers on the opposite side of the camp.

The Battle of Nibeiwa
9th December 1940

British v Italian
Scale = 6mm (GHQ, CinC and Heroics & Ros)
Table Size = 4'6" x 3'9"

Rules = Blitzkrieg Commander 2

ORBATS:

British

Royal Fusiliers
1 x CO (8) with Dorchester ACV
A Company
1 x HQ (8) & truck
9 x regular infantry (one with anti-tank rifle) with carriers and trucks
B Company
1 x HQ(8) & Truck
9 x regular infantry (one with anti-tank rifle) with carriers and trucks
Bn Support
1 x 3" mortar & carrier
1 x Vickers MG & carrier
Kiwi Transport Drivers
2 x veteran infantry

Artillery Support (off table)
1 x FAO (7)
3 x 25pdr Field Guns

7th Royal Tank Regt
1 x HQ (8) Matilda Tank
5 x Matilda tanks

Bren Carrier Command (2nd Rifle Brigade)
A Company
1 x HQ (8) & truck
9 x Veteran infantry (one with anti-tank rifle) with carriers and trucks
B Company
1 x HQ(8) & Truck
9 x Veteran infantry (one with anti-tank rifle) with carriers and trucks

Italian

North Command
1 x CO (8) Camp Commander
Company of Infantry in command of CO
9 x Conscript Infantry (one regular unit with anti tank rifle)
1 x Breda MG
1 x 37mm anti-tank gun
Company of Infantry
1 x HQ (7)
9 x Conscript Infantry (one regular unit with anti tank rifle)
1 x Breda MG
1 x 37mm anti-tank gun
Artillery Support Unit with tows
2 x 75mm guns
Reserve Light Tank Company
5 x L33 light tanks

East Command
Company of Infantry
1 x HQ (7)
9 x Conscript Infantry (one regular unit with anti tank rifle)
1 x Breda MG
1 x 37mm anti-tank gun
Company of Infantry
1 x HQ (7)
9 x Conscript Infantry
1 x Breda MG
1 x 65mm IG Portee
Reserve Medium Tank Company
5 x M13/40 medium tanks.

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

On the Workbench: Train Tracks & Buildings Finished + Ebay listings

This phase of terrain construction and painting has finished with railway track and several buildings. 

The track was purchased from Irregular Miniatures. I cut several pieces to make different lengths and have kept several pieces unpainted should I need to add more of variable lengths in the future. There is enough here to cover 8' or 9' which seems more than enough but will quickly be used up if I have to construct goods yards etc.

The two buildings on the left will add to my ACW collection.The two on the right will form part of Grissburg in my Napoleonic campaign. Industrial suburbs need to be constructed and the 2nd building from the right will be one of several that will be included in that.

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