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Sunday, April 5, 2015

He Has Risen Indeed!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Because it's fun!

I love this hobby . . . and my new interest in the English Civil War!  Some recent pictures using Victory Without Quarter.

Friday, April 3, 2015

World War II "Tactical" Higher Commanders

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.

German Higher Command Auction

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 markers.


German World War II Late War Pioneers (Combat Engineers)

A combat engineer (also called field engineer, pioneer or sapper in many armies) is a performs a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions.

 German Pioneer Auction.

 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.

 They 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.