Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel

Note: Repost from 8/24/15 with 1,199 views.

"Rommel! Rommel! Rommel! What else matters but beating him!", British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Cairo Conference, August 8th, 1942.

Popularly known as the "Desert Fox" Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel is a favorite for war gaming. Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer.   His Afrika Korps was never accused of war crimes, and Allied soldiers captured during his Africa campaign were reported to have been treated humanely.  Orders to kill Jewish soldiers, civilians and captured commandos were ignored.  Battle Front has an outstanding version of him from their Flames of War range in 15 mm.

The Rommel blister pack comes contains Rommel, his Sd Kfz 250/5 half-track named Greif, 2 crew, table, stool, and 1 Large base.

 A photo of Rommel in his Sd Kfz 250/5 half-track named Greif.  Greif can mean "Griffin" or "Attack" in German.

For the vignette I have added a couple of Panzer III tanks to protect the Field Marshal while he is receiving his briefing on the current situation.


  1. I agree- all the vehicles together make a great little vignette.

    1. One of the advantages of WW II gaming are the amounts of photographs that are available. I based it on a photo that had been taken of his command area during one the campaigns.

  2. You could say that Feldmarschall Rommel visited upon the Eighth Army a lot of ... Greif...

  3. Yes a very motivational vignette set in nice terrain. I very much like the hull down picture of the Panzer III too

  4. Thanks. Tankers love being hull down when facing the enemy!