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Offline V

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Battlegroup Bits - WW2 in 20mm
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:49:40 AM »
The first additions to a new army for Battlegroup Fall of the Reich...



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Ernst Tiburzy – “As an ideal example for all brave soldiers, from the thirteen year old Jungvolk volunteers to the old men, was the Königsberger Volkssturm-Bataillonsführer und SA-Hauptsturmführer Ernst Tiburzy. The 34 years old, already seriously wounded East Prussian Tiburzy received the Knight’s Cross on February 10, 1945. Tiburzy was the Bataillonsführer of Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/82 in Festung Königsberg. When the Russians made an armoured assault, Tiburzy knocked out a T-34 with a Panzerfaust. When one of his platoon commanders cowardly tried to escape, Tiburzy shot the man, grabbed some new Panzerfäuste and knocked out a further four T-34’s. He then personally led his Batallion in a counter-attack on the Russian positions and held his part of the front sector.

In the Wehrmachtsbericht of February 28, 1945, it said that; “the awarding of the Knight’s Cross to SA-Hauptsturmführer Tiburzy, commander of a Königsberg Volkssturm Batallion, for the destruction of five Russian tanks”.












Captured near the Oder...




A small AT Gun and its tow...






A small bit of tank support...




Selbstfahrlafette auf Fahrgestell VOMAG 7 OR 660 mit 8,8 cm from Flak, 1. Abteilung/Flakregiment 42 (mot.S.) – Budapest, Spring 1945.










The defence of the Fatherland begins...

« Last Edit: November 23, 2018, 11:53:57 AM by V »

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
Nice painting - and never heard of the Selbstfahrlafette. Thanks for the education.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 11:35:28 AM by von Lucky »
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 09:33:15 AM »
Selbstfahrlafette is a monster.

Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 09:46:07 AM »
They were made using converted Vomag bus chassis'... so its a FlakBus!

Offline V

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 12:11:55 AM »
Waffen SS Erbsenmuster Camouflage Test...




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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 07:05:16 AM »
I knew there was a 88mm 'Famo' SPG (Sdkfz 9), but the Vomag was news to me and certainly in a league of its own. Really nice work.  :)

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 02:33:33 PM »

That’s some quite amazing stuff you got there. You know you’re one of the person I blamed for my interest in 20mm WWII… ;D

The elongated truck is a spectacular piece of kit!  :-* 8) :-*
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 03:19:26 PM »
Fantastic

Offline Ballardian

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 03:27:11 PM »
 Lovely work, the Selbstfahrlafette is epic :-*

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 06:15:10 PM »
Yeah, that flakbus is NUTS.

Offline ErikB

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 06:21:34 PM »
Wow, excellent job!

Offline marrony

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 06:44:39 PM »
Great stuff!
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Offline Utgaard

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 09:43:14 AM »
1st class painting, especially like your scenic shot, like the capture scene  :-*

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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2018, 09:08:15 AM »
S-Models Püppchen with two AB crew…


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Re: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich - A Volkssturm Battlegroup
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2018, 09:43:16 AM »
Superb painting.   :-*


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