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by gebhk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

We can add Gecko Industries resin:
Strv m/41
Sav m/43
KP-bil m/42

as well as more modern Swedish vehicles such as the very tempting PBV301 (APC based on the Strv m/41 chassis).
by gebhk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

Hmm, can't comment on 15mm as not my scale. However in 1/72 using Italians will, in my opinion at any rate, cause more problems than it cures. Typically judging by the plastic and SHQ figures and the very limited photographic evidence I have come across, the open collar and tie; ammunition pouches a...
by gebhk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

Thanks guys, very useful info. Add to the list the 105mm and 150mm Bofors howitzers from Shell Hole Scenics. Alas the KP bil M42 is available from Shapeways in every scale except anything useful like 1/76 or 1/72. Unfortunately, for me, this is all gravy and I wouldn't want to start a project withou...
by gebhk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 6
Views: 198

A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

Perhaps because it (very sensibly) avoided getting caught up in WW2, Sweden's armed forces get very little page-space. From a wargamer's POV I think this is a great shame. The Swedish army had some superb and good-looking equipment combining many international esthetics and ideas as well as being wo...
by gebhk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A few CoC queries - mostly Early War
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: A few CoC queries - mostly Early War

Re Polish light mortars: smoke grenades were part of the basic supply, however their function was to indicate fall rather than the setting of smoke screens. Polish rifle squad: no smoke grenades that I am aware of. The Polish army used smoke 'candles' for laying smoke screens but I would have to do ...
by gebhk
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are national army weapon stats at player's opinion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Are national army weapon stats at player's opinion?

Just to be really difficult, at least at the start of the war, German LMG teams had drums of ammo as well as boxes of belt. This was so that if they were caught on the hop, the gunner didn't have to wait for his No 2 to fix him up with a belt before he could open fire. The LMG teams in the Under Fir...
by gebhk
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 9040

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

You can also try Dan Taylor Modelworks for heads in Adrians
by gebhk
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Representing engineers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Representing engineers?

Contrarius - Under Fire Miniatures (G10 and G11). These guys are Marine Sturm Kompanie in greatcoats but it takes eagle eyes to spot the difference in the greatcoat in 1/72.
by gebhk
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 9040

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

According to the box, there will be 2 guns and 8 crew figures in all.

Alas while the hard plastic is a good thing in my opinion, that is pretty much all that can be said for the cavalry figures. And unfortunately poses do not permit any useful conversions, so even that advantage is somewhat wasted.
by gebhk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Forests vs Orchards
Replies: 25
Views: 1353

Re: Forests vs Orchards

Compared to the huge additional effect of turning your ground burst HE into airburst, the effect of wood splinters is much less. Agree totally in relation to modern weapons. A splendid illustration can be found in the Sikorski Museum in London - the sideroom dedicated to cavalry stuff has an Adrian...