Okay, so Thomo has gone through the megalomania of acquiring enough Soviet armour to replicate several Guards Tank Armies. In an attempt to reduce the arms race, I suggested we could swap - I could take some of his Soviets and he could take some of my Germans. Then we would each have matching armies. After all, we normally play on 6 foot by 4 foot tables (1.8m x 1.2m), and there just isn't room to deploy 85 T34 (unless you want it looking like the railway siding of Ural Tankovy Factory No 16). Needless to say - sanity has not prevailed. So I created a list for 3000 points for my late war Germans (Sept 1944). Even using Heer (my preference anyway) and virtually nothing else I get a grand total of 9 armoured vehicles....
BKCII List German Eastern Front September 1944
1 CO (CV9)
3 HQ (CV9)
1 Recce Unit Pzkpfw II Lynx
1 Recce Unit (Aufklarer 38t)
6 Infantry Unit (Heer)
2 Support Unit (MG)
2 Support Unit (Mortar 81mm)
1 Support Unit (ATG, 50mm)
1 ATG 88mm Flak 36
2 Assault Gun Stug III Lang
2 Anti-Tank Unit SPAT Jagdpanzer IV
3 Panzer Unit Panzer V Panther
2 Panzer Unit Panzer VI Tiger
Hmmm.. maybe we need to use more points for Later War?
Why is this here..
A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?
I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.
My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.