Monday, 27 October 2014
My oldest 20mm WW2 Germans
I needed a Heer sniper team for the Battle Group Ponyri campaign so I raided the plastics box for inspiration and I found the chaps in the photos. They are both soft plastic figures from my childhood that I'd kept. I believe they are both Airfix. The chap aiming is a Mountain trooper and the chap I am using as a spotter is Wehrmacht from the 1960's. Now the spotter chap actually predates my childhood as it was purchased by my Dad to play with his younger brother probably in the mid to late 1960's.
I'm really proud I can use such a vintage toy in my games today especially one with such a family connection.
I also field a Stuka which still had string on it from hanging from my bedroom ceiling as a kid. Unfortunately it didn't see action over Ponyri but has supported my forces in other games for many years.