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Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-04
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2021, 03:24:17 PM »
Very nifty creative conversions, well done  8)

Thanks, Captain:  I am continually inspired by the creativity of your conversions!

Offline Storm-the-front

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-04
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2021, 01:26:05 AM »
Why are people so fascinated with painting eyes on figures at this scale?

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-04
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2021, 12:18:11 PM »
Why are people so fascinated with painting eyes on figures at this scale?

Because you can!!   Actually I think that with some figures the eyes make a great difference, especially when used in small numbers such as in skirmish games or vignettes.

Up to you as whether you do or not but if the thread owner has chosen to do so then please respect his choice.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-04
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2021, 01:47:01 PM »
Those are very cool conversions! One of my grandfathers was a sapper in the Canadian army and was in action in the Netherlands in ‘44-‘45. Always good to see sappers in wargaming forces. Lots of scope to use them in scenarios based on objectives- bridge construction/ destruction (sometimes the same bridge days apart), road/path clearance, building defense positions. One of the stranger tasks I heard about was my grandfather’s section being sent to clean out chicken coops to get ingredients for making improvised demolition explosives- could turn that into a patrol scenario!

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-04
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2021, 10:42:56 PM »
Thanks!

I've been impressed reading accounts especially of Italy how much the sappers got up to.  The Germans systematically destroyed every bridge, so each of those had to be replaced to keep the advance going.  They also boobytrapped stuff all over the place, and laid mines, so that there was a constant need to clear those.  And then they also got involved with 'mouseholing' in FIBUA - blasting holes in walls so that the attack could carry on without the soldiers needing to move in open streets.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-04
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2021, 11:11:59 PM »
Yes indeed, sappers were crucial for a lot of operations in a variety of ways.

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-28
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2021, 03:22:37 PM »
I've added an ambulance, inspired by this painting:

and this photo:


I ended up with this:



I've also procured a lorry for my sappers:



Everyone loves a Dingo:


Plus a brigadier to take charge of things:


More info on my blog:  https://willstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-28
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2021, 03:48:49 PM »
Those are great additions, the medical Jeep conversions is especially good!

Offline Eclaireur

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-28
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2021, 04:26:48 PM »
loving it  :D

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Sappers! update 2021-05-28
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2021, 06:05:37 PM »
Thanks!

 

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