My local shop sells at same or lower price. And gives me in addition a discount on larger sales, combining with other companies products allowed. Even colors.
Now I wait until I see the stuff and can grab it. Best: Never again the fuzzy waiting time (over 2 months last time) with that XXXX carrier.
100 to 200 m are common in German Navy. The setting could be changed in most “Zündpistolen” / Fuzes. . Arming was done in most by the turning of the propeller at the tip. Others, like P 4 or DWK Fuze had a small water wheel in hull. That had a problem, early ones had not been secured against tube rubbing problems so the turning could st…[Read more]
One of many rules from original infantry game that now……. Sure, if you fire at an infantry unit another between you and target might inflict a problem.
But AT rounds against a tank? Hardly a problem to see and aim on it. And a human body against an AT round……
Even a lorry will not stop it. (OK , the motor block) In WW I a Germ…[Read more]
Lovely sight. Superbly setted,
invisible officer replied to the topic Grace Snell Strategist Club sailing the "Cruel Seas" in a major way. in the forum Cruel Seas 1 month, 1 week ago
Nice to see a game in a school group. In Germany a teacher doing that would get fired. 101% Pacifism- Not seeing the difference between game and real world. But all playing on computer. Hack and slay.
invisible officer replied to the topic Historical proof for German Fallschirmjäger wearing grey blue trousers? in the forum Bolt Action 1 month, 1 week ago
Most Kriegstagebücher / KTB up to 1943 survived and a lot of the later. They are not published in Internet and very few got printed, excerps only. They belong to the Bundesarchiv Abteilung Militärarchiv and can be read there.
Being a professional historian I spend much more time in archives than most peoples. Including many authors of war boo…[Read more]
invisible officer replied to the topic Historical proof for German Fallschirmjäger wearing grey blue trousers? in the forum Bolt Action 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Like all good invented stories the veteran one sound well. But is still an invention.
The men from 1. Fj Rgt that fought in Holland 1940 wore Heer color trousers and LW blue jackets. Anything not covered by the Knochensack was Feldgrau in the Holland actions. Even the helmet was painted field grey. So a veteran would not wear LW blue tr…[Read more]
Another nice WW I item!
But a question, why the dress colors???? The K Flak units belomged to the Heer and so they wore normal artillery stuff. That brown legwear would have made the Batteriefeldwebel jump in squares.
Feldgrau came in many shades, too many producers. But there was ever enough to dress all men in that. Motor troops had a…[Read more]
Bolt action is much better to the Eastern WW I front than the Western.
invisible officer replied to the topic Any on-line guides to the "bits" for the Somua S-35? in the forum Bolt Action 2 months, 1 week ago
Its a long time since I built my resin one.
Towing hook, towing rings, rear turret door, gun barrel.
It’s no big problem. In worst case just use a 25 mm base as template.
If you prefer a 20mm for look or other reasons feel free. Rule systems come and go but armies stay. 😉
I can live with the scale difference, compared to the Warlord 1935 M-Boot it’s OK, just because that is too small too. But compared to the S-Boot its flimsy.
So I will use it but its far from ideal.
The kit offers three versions, differing only from the decals. I choose U 552. I like the rd devils at tower of the “Teufelsboot”.
Built at Blohm & Voss Hamburg U 552 went into service 4<sup>th</sup> December 1940. 15 missions with 7. Flottille. with 30 merchants and destroyers HMS Allouette and USS Reuben James sunk. Reuben James was sunk i…[Read more]
1/300 or 1/350, matching or not? For most gamers that’s no question and so they use them together. I’m a bit more anal on that, I see the difference. So did not buy the kit of the German company from Bünde.
Nor a visiting friend brought it “instead of flowers”. He knew that I do 1/300 ships and asked in a shop for a WW II model in tha…[Read more]
Vorschrift D 513/1 gives some contemporary Detail
Großer Floßsack 34:
5,50 m lang
1,85 m breit und
150 kg schwer.
8 – 12 Mann depending on equipment taken with them.
Kleiner Floßsack 34:
3,00 m lang,
1,15 m breit und
55 kg schwer.
3 – 4 Mann
Floßsack was the Germa military name for a vessel like a Schlauchboot. But not just air in…[Read more]
S U P E R B !!!
May be an Irish view of the Lord General. 😉
The forum is a “bit” empty in the moment. Any forum lives from the members, so you should post.
Why not showing your ships? Or tell us about your plans.
My ship buliding is down in the moment, the international wood prices got crazy high.
And a lot of hardware got in the way. Includig a genuine SMS Emden I Sailors cap. I resarc…[Read more]
Sorry Eumerin, but that is just partly true. As you wrote, “some”. Water is not absorbing the full energy of a near miss. In part it transports it. The KTB of German vessels in Channel are full of near misses by small bombs and reports that they did a lot of damage. Cracks in hull, damaged screws and rudder. Like the DC that can destr…[Read more]
Well, the Tallboy did not blow up the Bunker but the concussion did a lot of damage inside. Damaging the repair facilties like the cranes inside fixed to the roof. The KM KTB tells a lot about that. But no boat was destroyed, the bunkers had been a good investment.
Similar to WW I, the German 42 cm Dicke Bertha grenade missed the fortress w…[Read more]
Well, the S-Boot or U-Boot Bunker will not be harmed by anything a Naval vessel could throw on it. Only the biggest blockbuster boms yould damage them. And against torpedoes there had been defences too. No wonder that there was no successfull ship attack on the big bunkers. Destroying German WW II bunkers was hard work. Blowing up mostly failed.…[Read more]
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