Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Friday, October 20, 2017

French Foreign Legion Company

Some additional forces for In Her Majesty's Name include the famous French Foreign Legion.  Statistics for the Legion can be found in the basic rules and the other forces I have added can easily be built using the rules and annexes.



 Legionaires and Col Kreiss

 Professor Moebius and Col Kreiss

 Tirailleurs Algerian

 Bediouns.



 Ruga-ruga and bearers.




Monday, October 16, 2017

Farschirmjager 75mm PaK 40 anti-tank gun


The 7.5 cm Pak 40 (7,5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40) was a German 75 millimetre anti-tank gun developed in 1939-1941 by Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War. The Pak 40 formed the backbone of German anti-tank guns for the latter part of World War II, mostly in towed form, but also on a number of tank destroyers such as the Marder series. Approximately 20,000 Pak 40s were produced.


The Pak 40 was the standard German anti-tank gun until the end of the war, and was supplied by Germany to its allies. Some captured guns were used by the Red Army. After the war, the Pak 40 remained in service in several European armies, including Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Norway, Hungary and Romania.


The weapon was effective against almost every Allied tank until the end of the war. The Pak 40 was much heavier than the Pak 38; its decreased mobility meant that it was difficult or even impossible to move without an artillery tractor on boggy ground.


 General characteristics

German Pak 40 75 mm

Pak 40 seen from the rear
  • Caliber: 75 mm
  • Barrel length: L/46
  • Rifling: 32 grooves, right-hand increasing twist, 1/24 to 1/18.
  • Length with the carriage: 6.2 metres (20 ft 4 in)
  • Length: 3.70 metres (12 ft 1.7 in)
  • Width: 2.0 metres (6 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 1.25 metres (4 ft 1 in)
  • Weight (combat ready): 1,425 kilograms (3,142 lb)
  • Traverse: 65°
  • Elevation: -5° to + 22°
  • Rate of fire: 14 rounds per minute
  • Engagement range: 1,800 metres (5,906 ft)
  • Indirect range: 7,678 metres (25,190 ft) (HE shell)
  • Projectile weight: 3.18 to 6.8 kg (7 lb 0.2 oz to 14 lb 15.9 oz)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Farschirmjager Sniper Team

Farschirmjager Sniper Team from Warlord Games:




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Farschirmjagers Panzerschreck Team

Farschirmjager Panzerschreck Team from Warlord Games:






Friday, October 6, 2017

Farschirmjagers 81mm Mortar team

Farschirmjagers 81mm Mortar team from Warlord Games.









Wednesday, October 4, 2017

America Joins the fight: US Airborne Support Weapons

The last of my US Airborne forces include some support weapons to give the Airborne platoon some extra punch.

Bazooka Team:




60mm Mortar:




30 Cal Medium MG Team:




Sunday, October 1, 2017

American Joins the Fight: US Airborne Platoon

Next up is an American US Airborne Platoon from Warlord Games.  I did not realized until I started painting the figures that two of the figures were actually British Airborne so my first two squads have 9 men each.  I was not satisfied with my painting as I did not think it was up to my usual standards; however they look great from a gaming distance.

HQ:




1st Squad:







2nd Squad:





3rd Squad (Which I think turned out the best):