Thursday, 7 December 2017

Battleground 2017: The Haul

Slightly overdue in coming ...

I was quite sensible (well to my strange mind) and all these purchases made a sort of practical sense to expand and fill out my existing collections. Firstly I acquired some Britannia Miniatures 20mm British Paratroopers from Grubby tanks so I could cover the Order of Battle for a Chain of Command "Red Devil" Para Platoon and therefore have no real excuse for painting up a WWII 20mm platoon in metal. I bought three - two man Bren gun teams, one - three man Vickers HMG, two [wait for it as this bit is a tongue twister] - two man: two inch mortar and one - three man: three inch mortar (see below, D-Day and Arnhem "we are go"):

Next came something sensible, Perry's Renaissance Light Horse, so I can expand my Renaissance Impetus army building project (see below, I think this was a "sensible" purchase - mug of coffee not included):

And finally the mandatory "mad saw it on the day purchase and could not say no" three WWII Soviet late-war JSII 20mm pre-made and painted plastic metal assembled kits (ones that are usually given as the toy part of a magazine offering .. Del Prado or the like). For three pounds each I could not complain or say no but in a way I was good in limiting myself to three (there was a big box of them), knowing I also had two JSII plastic kits already made but needing to be painted in the loft (see below, "Uncle Joe" says hello):

As a bonus ball I was honoured by Renko giving an early Xmas present from a bookstall of (another) Bismarck book. This comes recommended as the author "knows his stuff" (see below):

All in all a nice bag of goodies and all of which should find a good use and home in my collection(s).


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

Nice and compact haul. Like the look of the Bismarck book and would be interested to hear your thoughts.

All the best,


Archduke Piccolo said...

The is always something exciting about coming away from a sale with a hefty haul of stuff and money well spent. Quite an eclectic trove this one!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Hello Paul,

I have skimmed through the book and like it.
I read the conclusions and thought wow.
Never thought of it like that before.
So that is a high recommendation.

Spoiler: The German Naval Strategy in WWII was the "hope" of producing a "system collapse" in the British Systems. They hoped it would topple under its own weight once pushed."

Scary if you see the analogy to the so called "war on terror" pushed, espoused by certain Western Democracies :(

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Archduke I am but a child in a sweet shop ;)
PS The "ready to go tanks" are a revaluation!

I was brain-washed as a child that I had to always make and paint my own
Because I know no other way ;)

Now everybody first looks on eBay