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World War 20mm – A Battlegroup Endless Project

World War 20mm – A Battlegroup Endless Project

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About the Project

Charting continued progress on gaming World War Two in 20mm using the Battlegroup wargame rules. This project is an ongoing and never ending one that aims to cover miniatures, vehicles and terrain for gaming various theatres and campaigns of WW2 in miniature.

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Soviet Winter Platoon

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Skill 5
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Completed in just a week, my Red Army platoon decked out for cold weather is ready to be featured in my Küstrin scenario book.

Made using all 20mm Xan Das Minis, it’s a full platoon with an MG team and some dodgy looking Commissar types…

Soviet Winter Platoon
Soviet Winter Platoon
Soviet Winter Platoon
Soviet Winter Platoon

Battlegroup Westwall AAR

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Skill 6
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A close run 500 point BG Westwall game, US forces just managing to edge the Germans out and secure a victory…

Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR
Battlegroup Westwall AAR

New 20mm Red Army...

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Skill 5
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Got to paint the up a few samples from a new range of 20mm Red Army for 1941-42…

New 20mm Red Army...
New 20mm Red Army...

Real Estate...

Tutoring 5
Skill 6
Idea 6
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Quick job on this 3d printed house by Vulcania3D/Plana Mayor.

This is the building that served as Dakota Command Post in Krinkelt during the Ardennes fighting in late 1944, but I’ve painted it up in a more generic style. It comes with a second, more ruined 2nd floor to allow it to be in various states of destruction!

Real Estate...
Real Estate...
Real Estate...
Real Estate...
Real Estate...

Westwall... well a tiny bit of it!

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Skill 6
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Photoshoot this weekend for Battlegroup Westwall, so had to quickly bash out some scenery…

Westwall... well a tiny bit of it!
Westwall... well a tiny bit of it!

Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!

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Skill 6
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Finally finished the final batch of infantry from AB Figures using their new range wearing the M43 Uniform to go with their Greatcoat wearing range to give me a nice rag-tag looking bunch for late WW2 battles over the Autumn/Winter of 1944 and into 1945 to the wars end.

Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!
Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!
Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!

This new batch, with the previously finished greatcoat wearing guys, go together to form the infantry core of this army.

Vehicles next…

Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!
Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!
Finally... Finished the US Army 'winter' Infantry!

Back to Tobruk...

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Skill 6
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Cracking game last night – Delaying Action with 350 points aside using Battlegroup Tobruk.

 

Italians took heavy losses but managed to breach the British defence line and manage to break the British BR… though not within 9 turns. We play on however, and in turn 10 it all went wrong for the British.

 

Highlight was the 2 Pounder, down to one crewman, despatching two tankettes with one Open Fire order – VC for him. For the Italians their single sniper did sterling work, while their infantry failed to assault! Runner-up prize goes to the Vickers MMG team who cut down the section of Italian Engineers as they reached the barbed wire…

 

The Italians however managed in the final turn to drop a mortar shell on the Wire Team, causing a 5 chit to be pulled, then a dead 2″ mortar after that resulted in another 5 being pulled! Up to that point, the British were in good form, hardly any casualties (except the FHQ!), the trenches doing the job and the Italians on the edge of their BR…

 

Clearly with the communication to Battalion HQ gone, my plucky British had to withdraw… so all over on turn 10, but they had held past turn 9. So an Italian victory, but at high cost, and the British withdrawing successfully to their second line.

 

Italians by my chum to face my own British troops.

Back to Tobruk...
Back to Tobruk...
Back to Tobruk...
Back to Tobruk...
Back to Tobruk...
Back to Tobruk...

Battlegroup Cassino? Moving to the Italian Front...

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Skill 8
Idea 8
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As I finish up the infantry for my 1945 ETO Yanks, some test shots of how I’m hoping Italy may look when eventually started…

Battlegroup Cassino? Moving to the Italian Front...
Battlegroup Cassino? Moving to the Italian Front...
Battlegroup Cassino? Moving to the Italian Front...
Battlegroup Cassino? Moving to the Italian Front...

Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific

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Skill 11
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Little battle using early war list for some Far East action…

 

Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific
Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific
Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific
Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific
Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific
Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific
Retreat through Burma 1942 - Battlegroup Pacific

Summertime close ups...

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Skill 11
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Summertime close ups...
Summertime close ups...
Summertime close ups...
Summertime close ups...
Summertime close ups...
Summertime close ups...

The Summer 44 Germans....

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Skill 10
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The Germans for use in the summer months… all AB Figures except the dog! He is from Elhiem Miniatures.

The Summer 44 Germans....

Waffen-SS MG42 team...

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Skill 10
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A little AB Figures MG42 team to add to my slow-grow Waffen-SS unit…

 

Waffen-SS MG42 team...
Waffen-SS MG42 team...

Desert 2 Pounder...

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Skill 12
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Desert 2 Pounder...
Desert 2 Pounder...
Desert 2 Pounder...

LRDG/SBS Test

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Skill 11
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First test for some LRDG/SBS troops, themed to be operating around the Aegean Sea in 1943, especially the actions on Leros.

Not sure I’m settled on colours, I want a mixed up look, and the second pic shows him next to my normal Khaki Drill wearing Brit for North Africa…

 

LRDG/SBS Test
LRDG/SBS Test

Panzer crewmen...

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Another two Panzer Crew done to finish the group…

Panzer crewmen...
Panzer crewmen...

US Infantry 'winter'....

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US Infantry 'winter'....
US Infantry 'winter'....
US Infantry 'winter'....
US Infantry 'winter'....

Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest

Tutoring 11
Skill 15
Idea 15
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Some pics from this week’s playtest of the new WW2 skirmish rules we have in development…

Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest
Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest
Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest
Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest
Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest
Fight in Holland... Frontline Normandy playtest

Bail out!

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Start of some dismounted tank crew for our Frontline rules…

Bail out!

…and another random German who was lying around…

 

 

Bail out!

US Infantry... April 45

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Skill 13
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Done a couple of new US test pieces, for the late war US Infantry in M43 jackets that AB Figures are due to release any day now.

First is an officer wearing an M38 Mackinaw ‘Jeep’ Jacket and Armed with an M1 Carbine…

US Infantry... April 45

The second test is an infantryman in full M43 uniform and carrying an M3 Grease Gun…

US Infantry... April 45

A new German Commander...

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A new German officer, off to the Balkans to hunt down partisans…

 

A new German Commander...
A new German Commander...

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