In the second fight in our Market Garden campaign the 504 Parachute infantry was tasked to scout the outskirts of a town and pick up any transport and prisoners they could.
Platoon of parachute infantry was sent to patrol the perimeter after landing near Nijmegen. Unfortunately the Germans flung their massive tank reserves at the Americans.
We have been playing a lot of Chain of Command lately. We have an ongoing campaign set in Poland 1939, and another in Market Garden with American paratroopers in Nijmegen. This time we tried our hand in a one-off big CoC game set in Poland. One infantry platoon and armoured support for each side. The Poles did not fare too …
We finally had a chance to try out Too Fat Lardies’ excellent Chain of Command rules. PetriH brought out his massive collection of finely crafted Eastern Front 20 mm figures. Much fun was had.
We had a BKC 2 game set in 1941 Ukraine to have a go with the BKC campaign rules and see how the glorious march of the panzers / glorious defense of the motherland would go. Well, the panzers rolled over the obsolete Russian tanks.
Four platoons on 20mm Finns converted from Revell, Airfix and Matchbox Germans and Russians. In the front there is the company commander flanked by ammo supply and dressing station. Notice how the platoons can be distinguished from the terrain features or from the color band on the back which also contains numerical designation for each unit.
A 20mm C-P Models nurse beside a scratchbuilt half-platoon tent made out of modelling clay. The tent is way too small but I couldn’t fit a bigger one on the Murtokohta-base for joukkosidontapaikka…
The training sessions of 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment of 82nd Airborne in North Carolina continue in 1942 as Company Aksu was given an order to keep control of the bridge with Company Eero acting as reserve initially located in the nearby village. Their opponent, company Janne, was ordered to engage the enemy and take control of the bridge. The attack …
20mm Finnish machine gun platoon on the move. The figures are Revell Panzergrenadiers. There’s also with the beam carrying Revell German Engineers converted to carrying M/32-33 machine gun bodies which were converted from plasticard and sprue.
20mm 25pdr battery from Airfix. One beautifully ugly tractor is absent since one kit was missing quite a few parts -I should probably contact Airfix about it… Click here to see more Airfix kits on Amazon