Saturday, 30 April 2022

Ready to Roll Marder 3s

 Dan and myself are planning a Rapid Fire game at the Grimsby Wargames Society ciub in a couple of weeks time. We are looking to use one of the scenarios from Richard Marsh and Colin Rumfords excelent Normandy Battlegames scenario book. The one we are going for is Across The Elle- June13th/14th 1944. Looking at the orbat we realised niether of us had a Marder self propelled gun! Looking through my resin stash I realised I had 2 of the Raventhorpe/ Ready To Roll models. These are avilable from the Rapid fire website Very good wargaming models with very little cleaning up required.

Quick paint job and just the crews to complete.

Friday, 15 April 2022 last!

Started these whilst in lock down. All based for Rapid Fire. Figures are by Tony Barton and available from Eureka Miniatures.

HQ unit

Heavy Weapons

3 Infantry companies

Medic, flamethrower and sniper.

 Just need to complete a 57mm anti tank gun and this battalion is complete.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Another American vehicle.

Continuing the WW2 US theme here is a Ready to Roll M20.

Possibly use this as part of a command unit or recce for a tank destroyer unit. All done barr flocking the base.

Monday, 14 December 2020

M8 Greyhounds- wip

 A pair of Raventhorpe M8 armoured cars from their Ready to Roll range. Calling them done barr some static grass on the bases.

These will find their way into my US recce units for Rapid Fire.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

American Infantry-WIP

 Working on some WW2 US infantry and vehicles for a change. Infantry are 20mm AB miniatures, sculpted by Tony Barton and are available through Eureka miniatures UK. The tanks are Ready To Roll purchased from Colin Rumford and are available from the Rapid Fire website. The figures are based for Rapid Fire.



1st company

2nd company

Part completed battalion

M4 75mm and Dozer

One more company and the heavy weapons and mortar teams left to do. They will all be based at the same time once completed.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

More light at the end of the tunnel.

Almost completed my Soviets for Cold War Commander. This is the last tank unit I had left to do. This is a battalion of T55AMVs by Heroics and Ros (SM128). One of their newer casts and is a beautiful sculpt and great value at £0.75 ( as of May 2020)

This just leaves a battalion of infantry and their supports and thats about it.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Light at the end of the tunnel.

After some not inconsiderable time I now appear to be getting close to completing my Soviets for Cold War Commander.I have at last completed the final T64 tank regiment for my armored division. This consists of 3 battalions , each of 3 companies, all Heroics and Ros.

T64 regiment.

3 HQ stands
Also completed is a further battalion of BTR60s. Aswel as 2 HQs for the heavy recce companies and a recovery vehicle.
BTR60 battalion

AA, Anti tank and support bases.

HQ, all Scotia models

HQs for heavy recce coys, all Scotia.
So that just leaves a  battalion of T55AM2Vs and a battalion of infantry with supports to complete and I will possibly will call it  a day for the Soviets. When the lockdown restrictions are relaxed I will try and get to the Grimsby club and get them all set out and take some pics. 
So what have I left to do regarding my 6mm Cold war project? Quite a bit actualy, some British, Americans and a big box of building to complete!