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by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: The Second Battle of McColls Farm
Replies: 4
Views: 4729

Re: The Second Battle of McColls Farm

Yes, I thought it was probably 6mm as well, but my eyes aren't what they used to be...

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: The Second Battle of McColls Farm
Replies: 4
Views: 4729

Re: The Second Battle of McColls Farm

Is that 6mm or 10mm Paul? Looks good.
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

Oh - and a correction. 316th Funklenk Panzer Company was not attached to the 101st SS Heavy Tank Battalion in Normandy as I said earlier - but was with the Panzer Lehr Regiment. (That will teach me to take something I read on Wikipedia at face value! :D ) 316th Funklenk Panzer Company had 6 Tigers a...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

The most important point that most WW2 german wargamers miss is that no matter how many tigers a unit was supposed to have on paper the numbers that actually got into action was only a fraction mainly due to breakdowns. A great book on the Normandy campaign, is Normandy Now and Then full of great p...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

...incidentally - none of this turret nonsense should ever stop you fielding your splendid Henschel turreted Königstiger models in Normandy games. Anyone who tells you they should have Porsche turrets should be told to go to the bar and buy the drinks! I don't have any 28mm WWII stuff myself, but I ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

Sorry my mistake! Nothing to apologies for my friend, and - for the record - I wasn't trying to score any points off you. I was genuinely interested in the question. I already had a sinking feeling, that that would mean more Porsche turreted Tiger II then were build. :shock: If the whole Abteilung ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

14th Brooklyn wrote: Really looking forward to using them!
Some how I suspect your opponent is not so enthusiastic :D
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

There were actually quiet a few Tiger II in Normandy, including a whole Abteilung with the Porsche turret. The whole Abteilung Burkhard? I thought it was just one company of the 503rd Heavy Tank battalion with about half a dozen Königstigers? (The rest of the battalion was Tiger I's) Mind you, I'm ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: 1:48th scale Königstiger
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: 1:48th scale Königstiger

One more, and I think you will have the whole Königstiger component for the entire Normandy campaign!

Impressive looking sight. I assume you are using these with 28mm figures?
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foundry have finally woken up
Replies: 22
Views: 8671

Re: Foundry have finally woken up

Like, I suspect, a few other forum members, I can still recall Bryan Ansell's infamous 'open letter' on an early mid 90's incarnation of the Foundry website when he claimed quality 28mm figures were being undervalued and the 1980's boom in 'cheap and nasty' 15mm ranges had ruined wargaming! I dread ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Ancients gaming
Topic: Temple of the Golden Virgin
Replies: 16
Views: 7376

Re: Temple of the Golden Virgin

I would concur regarding the rules Dave. I've not bonded with Black Powder. Not a 'bad' set of rules by any means (and I do play them from time to time with friends who like them), but for me there's something about the BP gaming experience that is strangely unsatisfying. And yet, despite the obviou...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28mm wargaming with 15mm buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5625

Re: 28mm wargaming with 15mm buildings

I also might add that since we gamers already have scale out of whack (or most of us do) with trees and hills, it is not too much of a stretch to do the same with buildings. The visual telltales of models being taller than some buildings, especially in the case of cavalry, and most certainly taller...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28mm wargaming with 15mm buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5625

Re: 28mm wargaming with 15mm buildings

Who makes 20mm buildings for ECW/WSS? No one I can think of Justin - not specifically for that period. Some of the German made model railway HO-OO buildings are 'old world' enough to do the job if you can track them down. I seem to recall Dave Brown having some very nice Bavarian looking ones in so...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28mm wargaming with 15mm buildings
Replies: 10
Views: 5625

Re: 28mm wargaming with 15mm buildings

A lot of commercially available 28mm buildings (if 'true scale' - for want of a better description) do take up too much table space, unless 1:1 skirmish gaming is the bag you're into. However, like His Highness the Emir, I think employing 15mm buildings with 28mm figures might be a scale drop too fa...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Zerleubens regiment
Replies: 19
Views: 5852

Re: Zerleubens regiment

I hate the basing...

...it's giving me hay fever.