As I'm busy packing everything away for the great move I thought it would be prudent to photograph the my 20mm Axis forces as I don't know when I'll next get access to them easily. I need to know exactly what I have so I can make sure I have a 'what you see is what you get' force for the Battlegroup game at Stafford games in October. Normally I don't worry so much and PxIII's and IV's are whatever variant I want to play.
I'm also loaning my partner in crime some top up forces so this lovely photographic record can now provide him a visual feast. It will also allow me to spot what I don't have. You'll see I have lots of infantry but I tend to have to mix troop types and theatres to get the right figures e.g. my pioneers are mainly Afrika Korps but flame throwers are western front paras.
I haven't photographed the unpainted masses which are mainly 1/72 plastics from my youth and odd and sods I picked up as they were a 'bargain'. These may have to be mined to make up any numbers or specialist troops to be painted in the correct colours.
To be a completest this plastic pile contains the beginning of a Japanese force whose tanks currently grace my Korean War Chinese force.
I have 2 Wespes unmade, an ambulance truck, radio truck, another Tiger, 3 x PzIIIs, 3x PZ IVs. 3 x 251's, 3 x 251's that can be command, mortar or pioneer vehicles all awaiting glue and paint.
Box Number 1
|Stugs, PzIIIs, Pz IVs, (one of these Stugs my Dad made to wargame with is younger teenage brother who is heading for his 7th decade - its the 2nd one in from the bottom right))|
|Wespe,s, Hertzers, Pz38, Pz1, Pz IIs, various recon, Marder I?, Lorraine self propelled guns, artillery tows/half tracks|
|A cat, not one of the Tiger series|
|Various AT, Art and AA guns (the guns with the grey base were purchased on a visit to Arnhem when I was 9)|
Box Number 6
Box Number 7
|Panthers, AA trucks, Pumas, Jagpanthers, cars, engineering vehicle|
Box Number 8
|Half tracks and trucks|
Box Number 9
|Kingtigers and bigger, plus towed 88 and art. tows plus an armoured car (the Kingtiger 2nd from right at the bottom was the first tank I ever purchased about 30 years ago, probably Northern Militaire and it was ready painted)|
Box Number 10
|Inf and AT guns - there are some Slovaks and Romanians in here.|
Box Number 11
Box Number 12
Box Number 13
Box Number 14
|Infantry incl. Volkstrum|
The Italian infantry box wasn't photographed. Oops.