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Friday, September 26, 2014

Germans - a visual inventory

In the process of preparing the stand counts, I got everyone out on the table for some beauty shots.

First the whole collection:


For scale, those are American standard letter sized sheets of paper the lads are laid out on.

Front: Panzer IVH
Rear: Motorcycle and armored car recce












The big cats, Panthers in Front, Tiger I and II to the rear/



Who needs turrets?  StuG III and IV, Jagdpnzer IV, Nashorns and Elephants.












Pendraken Infantry with support weapons.












Pendraken Panzer Grenadiers













Transports












The Minifigs battalion
Command stands and artillery

The Luftwaffe

Odds and Ends (spare infantry, and pre-1944 tanks)

 
 



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Red Army Stand Inventory


Unit Notes Number
Trucks - Studebaker
8
Trucks - GAZ
2
Limbers
2
Valentine (Lend Lease)
4
T34 with mine roller
1
Engineer
1
BA-10 A/C
1
BA-64 A/C
4
T34/76
14
T34/85
5
SU-76
4
SU-122
4
SU-100 or 85 6
ISI-152
1
ZIS-2 57mm AT
1
ZIS-3 76.2mm
3
122mm Howitzer
1
47mm AT
5
85mm AA
2
37mm AA
2
HMG AA
1
81mm Mortor
3
INF-Sniper
1
INF-Scouts
1
INF-Rifle
15
INF-SMG
12
INF+LGM
2
Maxim
5
INF+ATR
3
NAV INF+LMG
3
NAV Maxim
2
NAV INF+ATR
3
NAV 81mm mortor
1
NAV Rifle
6
NAV FO
1
NAV CMD
1
HQ
2
CMD
5
FO
2
Total
140

Sunday, September 21, 2014

German stand inventory (redux)


Unit Notes Number
Sdkfz 10 halftrack Light tractor (Pak 38) 3
Trucks Includes 1 to base 10
Maultier Halftrack
2
SdKfz 7 halftrack Heavy tractor (88) 1
Sdkfz 10 AA haliftrack
1
Sdkfz 251/1  Transport 7
Sdkfz 251/2 81mm Mortor 2
Sdkfz 251/16 Flamethrower 1
Sdkfz 251/7 Bridging 1
PaK 40  75mm AT 2
PaK 38 50mm AT 3
8.8cm Flak With mantlet 1
Sig 17 75mm Infantry gun 1
Sig 33 150mm Infantry gun 2
10.5 cm leFH 18 Field gun 1
Stug III F/G
7
Sturm-Infanteriegesch├╝tz 33B 24 made! 1
StuG IV
3
Jagdpanzer IV
3
Nashorn
3
Elephant Need bases 3
Panther Excludes 1 to move from HQ 9
Panzer IV Excludes 1 to move from cmd 8
Panzer III, long 50
3
Panzer III, 37mm
5
Panzer II One based as recon 7
Tiger I
6
Tiger II
3
Mortocycle recon
1
Sdkfz 234 /1  8-wheeled  a/c 20mm cannon 2
Sdkfz 234 /2 Puma 50mm gun 1
Command stand
7
HQ Stand
1
Forward Observer
1
Infantry
35
Infantry with LMG
3
Infantry with Panzerscherk
3
Engineers
3
Recon infantry
2
Mortor
3
HMG
10
Total
171

Friday, September 19, 2014

Division in a bathtub.

My previous posts have shown my figures organized with one stand equal (more or less) to a platoon, or to five tanks.

If a stand is a company of infantry or 15 tanks, something like this becomes possible:

A 1945 Panzer Grenadier division:




The Divisional assets.  Clockwise from the front, Division HQ, AT Battalion, Engineers, Recce, and AA)









Half-Track Equipped Grenadiers - Command, two battalions (one in trucks) and regimental weapons, mortar, and recon.










Motorized Grenadiers (Yes, short a truck)












And the Panzer regiment.

Am am still short the artillery, and if I continue to use standard BKC scale they will still be off table.  I am short a few AA assets and the like but they can be filled in over time.

All in all, organized into regimental Kampfgruppen  this offers a fun range of equipment for a club game with each player getting a well-rounded regiment.