Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Germans completed for the big game

OK so with the along with the medics I painted/reworked all the other figures needed for my Sword beach defenders.
The figures in the tobruks will be used but in the actual defences rather than my tobruks. Rather than add Panzerfausts to the figures I have used the SHQ panzerfausts to make markers so I can remove them once used.
Two Festung Paks and a 155mm gun need to be added, but they will be provided by someone else.

9 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

What's a "tobruk"??? I can guess, but have never heard the term before??? Is that the guys in the little individual pill boxes?

Fire at Will said...

Also called a "ringstand", only the top of the concrete structure would be visible. Some nice details here

http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/hinder/bunkereng.htm

Perhaps you could sail across and have a look sometime.

Will

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

It'd take me until next D Day anniversary to get there if I started now!

Interesting stuff indeed... I wonder how the turreted ones operated - did they just plonk the turret down and hope it was pointing in the right direction or did it have a traversing mechanism???

Fire at Will said...

Steve, looking at the Osprey D Day fortifications book it is quite clear there that the turrets rotate.

Will

Conor said...

hey these are some very mice looking models but could i just ask what rules you use for your WW2 games because im looking for some good rules to start off my own games.

Fire at Will said...

Connor, I use Rapid Fire, it's a basic set but produces a fun game provided you are not into the exact detail of armour penetration and low level infantry combat.

Conor said...

ok thanks do you know where I can get hold of a copy of the rules

Fire at Will said...

Connor, look at

http://www.rapid-fire.uk.com/

look under rules and look at RAPID FIRE! for Rookies for a free basic set.

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