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Author Topic: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (D-Day Le Fiere Bridge battle report 18 Sep 22).  (Read 5322 times)

Offline Digits

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Some Panzer Lehr Progress 01 Aug 22).
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2022, 06:40:26 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the Lehr…
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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Some Panzer Lehr Progress 01 Aug 22).
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2022, 06:36:26 AM »
can't wait to see the Lehr figures
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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Some Panzer Lehr Progress 01 Aug 22).
« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2022, 08:54:21 AM »
Lovely looking Puma.

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Some Panzer Lehr Progress 01 Aug 22).
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2022, 03:18:01 PM »
Lovely looking Puma.

Very nice! I like your camo!

Thanks, fellas!  I don't own an airbrush, so on vehicles like this one, I use the "stippling" technique.  I did discover that my stippling brush (itself a retired paintbrush) needs to ne re-retired.  Once I retire another suitable brush, I'll do so.

can't wait to see the Lehr figures

Looking forward to seeing the Lehr…

They are now all primed and ready to go.  Since I've been tasked by Higher HQ to help with her family's garage sale this weekend, they have been put on next week's painting schedule!  Pics to follow, of course...
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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Some Panzer Lehr Progress 01 Aug 22).
« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2022, 01:38:20 AM »
And here they are - my Panzer Lehr 1st Squad (or 1. Gruppe, to be nationally correct).  All these guys are 28mm.  The Squad Leader is a Warlord metal, and the MG team is Artizan.  In the 3rd and 4th pic, we have (left to right) a Wargames Atlantic plastic, an Artizan metal, and a Warlord metal.  In the 5th and 6th pics, we have Wargames Atlantic plastics on either side, and a Warlord metal in the middle.

I did add a few bits of spare Warlord kit to the Wargames Atlantic chaps.  Also, as you can see, the metal and plastic rifles differ a bit in size.  But as you can also see, that difference is way less noticeable in the pic of them together on the table.  So I'm good with them being together in the squads. 

I plan on 2 or 3 more squads, plus a Platoon HQ.  And perhaps Panzerschreck and tripod-MG42 teams.  All in due time, though......

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2022, 07:04:50 AM »
Yup looking good mate.  Particularly like your helmet covers.   

Looking forward to seeing your take on the supports…….did your panzerschrecks arrive?

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2022, 11:18:34 AM »
Great work Cap'n! 🫡
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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2022, 11:53:57 AM »
Beautifully done!
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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2022, 12:06:55 PM »
Love 'em  8)


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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2022, 02:48:49 PM »
Cheers, chaps! :D

Digits:  Haven't ordered them yet.  I'm in the States and TAG is not.  I'll be on vacation in a couple weeks, so I plan to order upon my return. 

My plan right now is to use 2 figures from the Warlord PL set (prone SMG guy and MG loader) and the kneeling WA guy to man the tripod MG42.   I think my P-Schreck team will be up and on the move...using WA chaps.

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2022, 06:17:59 AM »
very nice indeed

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2022, 07:10:01 AM »
That's the thing about the Lehr, we can all learn something from it.  ;)

Now for the Panzer Lehrer, a balding maths professor with glasses and an armoured piano or, as the man would have it himself, an armoured '88 string guitar'.

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2022, 02:59:29 PM »
Thanks, Tom.  Appreciate it.

And it's a good thing I get your sense of humor, Carlos....oy.....  8)

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (Panzer Lehr 1st Squad added 11 Aug 22).
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2022, 06:04:20 PM »
Well, my gaming group played the "Tank Attack" scenario we adapted from a Skirmish Campaigns book (see page 3 of this thread).  It is the first German attack across the Le Fiere causeway and bridge after taking Cauquigny from US paratroopers on D-Day.  We played the lead-in scenario (the German attack on Cauquigny) several weeks back (see Page 1 earlier in this thread), and the Germans did indeed push the US Airborne boys back across the causeway (as happened historically).

As with the first game, Gene played the US Airborne chaps, and Ted played the German fellas.  Gene had a Plt Ldr, Plt Sgt, 2 reduced-strength airborne squads (a result of losing the 1st battle), 2 bazooka teams, and a 57mm AT gun.  For his reinforcements, he rolled a mortar FO (which he would use to very good effect...).

Ted had 1 StuGIII, 2 SdKFz 234 Pumas (I don't have any French R35s, so these stood in...), a Plt HQ, 3 grenadier squads, a MG42 MMG, a mortar FO, and an arty FO.  For his reinforcements, he rolled a sniper team.

The German mission was to attack east across the causeway, seize the bridge, and try to grab as many buildings as possible.  The US mission was to prevent all that.

Gene set up with his Plt Ldr, a squad, a bazooka team, and the AT gun dug in just east of the bridge on the north side of the main road, while the Plt Sgt, the other squad and bazooka team, and the mortar FO dug in south of the main road.

Ted deployed his AFVs along the road in Cauquigny, with the StuG leading, with his 3 squads lined up ready to dash across the causeway.  His Plt HQ was right behind the center squad.  His arty FO and sniper team were up in the church tower, while his MMG and mortar FO were in the wood-line lining the west bank f the river's floodplain.

Again, we used Fistful of Lead: Bigger Battles.  Ted started things off by beginning his advance across the causeway, the StuG in front, then a Puma, with a squad each coming up along the tree-lines on each side of the road.  Then the 2nd Puma.  The 3rd squad and the Plt HQ brought up the rear.  It was quiet at first...

To be continued..... 
« Last Edit: September 18, 2022, 11:57:33 PM by CapnJim »

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Re: CapnJim's WW2 stuff (D-Day Le Fiere Bridge battle report 18 Sep 22).
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2022, 06:48:13 PM »
nice!

 

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