The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together every Thursday night to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Armies on Parade: Bundeswehr
As Greg and I put on a "World War III" game for the lads last night, and I had the Bundeswehr boys out anyway, I thought I would take some photos of the army for the blog.
The origins of this particular project go back several years, when Eureka Miniatures brought out their range of Soviets in NBC gear, sculpted by Kosta Herastinides. I managed to convince Greg to go in big time on the "Chemical Commies" and I committed to building a BW army to defend the North German Plain against the Red Storm!
Since then, I think I've painted at least one example of every model Kosta has sculpted for the Eureka BW range!
The Milan ATGW teams are a particularly welcome addition given Greg's proclivity for wall-to-wall armour ;-)
"Diensthunde" dog teams are part of the Bundewehr's airborne forces and are used for various battlefield and rear area tasks.
BW snipers with a variety of weapons.
The armoured component consists of Leopard 2A6s in 1/48 from "Kitech". Very inexpensive and paint up convincingly, I think.
Diecast Tpz. Fuchs armoured personnel carriers in 1/43.
Marder IFVs also from Kitech.
"The Boss's" personal vehicle - BMW X5 in camo. Mercedes-Benz G-wagen in background. Both are die-cast toy cars, repainted.