Most young boys play with Toy Soldiers; some never stop! I'm proud to say that I am one that never has stopped. Toy Soldiers, painting the figures, history and miniature wargaming is what this site is all about.
Flames of War is a game that usually pits a company sized element with support against another similar sized force. Occasionally battalion commanders and higher get involved direct fire engagements just as in real life.
Panzer IV tank with Major Von Luck (late war) and a dismounted
Major Von Luck with Kubelwagen. There is also Generalmajor Remer with
Kubelwagen, dismounted Tiger ace Michael Wittman and one
dismounted German officer who I can not remember his name! The Michael
Wittman and single panzer officer can also be used as bail out crew
The combat engineer's goals involve facilitating movement and support
of friendly forces while impeding those of the enemy. Combat engineers
build, repair and maintain buildings, roads and power supplies.
employ explosives for construction and demolition projects, and clear
minefields using sometimes specialized vehicles. Such tasks typically include constructing and breaching trenches, tank traps and other fortifications, bunker construction, bridge and road construction or destruction, laying or clearing land mines and other physical work in the battlefield.
Usually, a combat engineer is also trained as an infantryman and combat engineering units often have a secondary role fighting as
infantry . . . or as we used to call them: an infantryman with a shovel!
Seriously, a good combat engineer is worth his weight in gold.
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 3 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures.
Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading,
Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.