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We've been doing 20mm WW2 for
ages. In fact, it's how I started wargaming in the first place, some
loooooong years ago. Back then I had collected some 100 tanks and a few
hundred infantry, all painted up. There's an interesting story of how I
lost that first army, but we'll keep that for later. Some
10 years back I started a couple of new WW2 armies, some of which is
shown below, some still in boxes. We were on Command Decision, but
since Rapid Fire came out a few years
back, that's been the rules of
choice (albeit with some house rule tweaks here and there). Some of us
also use Crossfire, and we've
been known to dabble with Warhammer WW2
(which is great fun).
US Tank Battalion, 1944/45.
Most of the Shermans are Airfix. The 76's and the ones in the town are
Fujimi (76's are conversions). The recovery tank is based on an Airfix
kit. Supporting M36s in the foreground are Fujimi. Buildings are an
assortment of Hovell's and nice little cottages I found in a drugstore.
A pair of Tiger-killers. The kits were so nice, I couldn't bring myself
to convert them into M10s :)
Close-up of an M36. This one's straight out of the box.
A gaggle of Ronsons. Note the lack of stars. Not necessarily accurate,
but that's how I like 'em :) These tanks have seen lots of action. They
all started out with .50 cals for their commanders, which are now in
the bits box.
Sherman company with some decent up-gunned support. The converted
76 is based off a Fujimi kit.
My converted Airfix 105mm tank attached to the HQ company.
Very useful against infantry.
I'm proud of this one, even if
it's a bad shot. The turret and tow
fixtures are scratchbuilt. Engine
block from the Fujimi M4, which comes with full interior detail (why??)
This Priest just fired off a round, thus shaking the photographer's
hand. Fujimi kit.
Excellent for Pacific campaigns. Absolutely recommended. M3 Stuarts by
An almost-never-used M4A3E8 I got painted off a model shop. By Hasegawa.
The Easy-Eight actually looks
better blurred as in this shot.
Armored Infantry Battalion
moves up, somewhere in Balau. Jeep by Fujimi, M3s in foreground and M21
by Hasegawa. M3s with shields down
are Airfix. The ones in the background with roofs up are some metal toy
stuff I picked up at a toy store and duly converted and painted. The
German player actually worries more about my Armored Infantry than the
Close up of the M21 mortar carrier, a very useful part of my Armored
HQ detachment with attached
support. Jeep with roof and M16 by
Matchbox. The other 2 vehicles by Fujimi. I rarely get to use the
M16, but it's a nice (even if wrong, scale-wise) kit.