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Author Topic: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941  (Read 1648 times)

Offline James Morris

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Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:21:54 PM »
Last year I played a few scenarios set in Heraklion in 1941 featuring the Germans fighting the Cretans inside the city - hereís a few photos.

Offline Redmist1122

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 10:48:17 PM »
Very cool!  Some of the pics look like they were in the latest copy of WSS #100.  They have a whole spread about the FJs.
Greg P.
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 12:21:38 AM »
Great set up :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Online Marine0846

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 03:02:05 AM »
Love the terrain.
So well done.
Can we see more?
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Hang Tuah

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 04:50:08 AM »
Those look very cool. What make are the gendarmes?

Offline James Morris

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 12:02:30 PM »
Those look very cool. What make are the gendarmes?

Thanks! The gendarmes are conversions, mostly Woodbine ww1 Ottoman Turks (plus a few Footsore BUF And Tiger Miniatures WW1 Greeks). I swapped the heads for Woodbine French with kepis and green stuffed some boots.

Offline James Morris

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 12:07:52 PM »
Very cool!  Some of the pics look like they were in the latest copy of WSS #100.  They have a whole spread about the FJs.

Thanks! Yes, the photos are some of my iPhone shots from that WSS photo session.

Online Agis

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 01:25:56 PM »
Great conversion, painting and pics!  :o 8)
cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

Offline Redmist1122

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2019, 06:14:42 PM »
Very cool conversions!

Offline flatpack

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 08:35:18 AM »
Very well done.
The figures and the scenery are brilliant.
Flatpack

Offline argsilverson

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2019, 09:52:37 AM »
Congratulations! Nice idea and extremely well execution. Well done!
for an added variety you could use a couple of Tiger miniatures Greek balkan wars infantry with italian helmets and the gorgon studios Greek partisans which has a couple of miniatures with cretan traditional breeches.
https://gorgon-studios.myshopify.com/collections/world-war-ii-partisans

By the way: all gendarmes should have one chevron! Their NCOs should have 2 or 3.
argsilverson

Offline James Morris

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 04:26:08 PM »
Congratulations! Nice idea and extremely well execution. Well done!
for an added variety you could use a couple of Tiger miniatures Greek balkan wars infantry with italian helmets and the gorgon studios Greek partisans which has a couple of miniatures with cretan traditional breeches.
https://gorgon-studios.myshopify.com/collections/world-war-ii-partisans

By the way: all gendarmes should have one chevron! Their NCOs should have 2 or 3.

Thank you! Thatís helpful to know about the gendarmes. I actually painted chevrons on all of them originally, then got rid of them because I thought it was wrong...should have checked here first!

I have some Tiger Greeks and spare helmets but havenít done any conversions yet. The Gorgon Cretans are already in the collection though😁.

Offline voltan

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2019, 04:33:55 PM »
This is an excellent project and being honest an aspect of the campaign I'd never even thought about.
'I came, I saw, and I couldn't believe my eyes.' -Julius Caesar.

Offline wrgmr1

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2019, 06:24:49 PM »
Excellent brushwork and terrain! Thanks for posting.

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Street fighting in Crete, May 1941
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2019, 07:01:35 PM »
Inspirational work! Leaves one wanting to go about building terrain and converting!  :o