Monday, 28 May 2012

Megablitz Memories: Some staged photos

When it was mooted that MEGABLITZ was going to be published, Tim Gow and I staged some photographs that were possibly going to be included in the published version of the rules. In the end, they were not used ... and have sat – unseen – in a storage box in my toy/wargames room until now.

A German Reconnaissance team run into a French roadblock and possible ambush.

Another view of the French ambush.

A German Ju87 Stuka attacks a French Anti-tank Gun position.

A close-up view of the German Ju87 Stuka.

French airpower in action! A Potez Light Bomber attacks a German armoured column.

A close-up view of the Potez Light Bomber in action.

Soviet armour and infantry from the early stages of the Great Patriotic War.

A close-up of a Soviet T-28 Medium Tank.

A Soviet attack on a dressing station behind the front-line is countered by a German Armoured Car.

A mixture of Russian and American tanks in service with the Soviet Red Army. The American M3 'General Lee' had an unfortunate nickname in Soviet service; It was called 'A coffin for seven brothers'.

If my memory serves me correctly, Tim Gow supplied all the models and I supplied the scenery. The latter included a very nice green vinyl cloth. These used to be sold in branches of Games Workshop, but were discontinued after a year or so. That was a great pity as they were ideal for wargaming because they were hard-wearing, wipe-clean, and did not crease if you kept them rolled up between battles.

8 comments:

  1. Nice photos, thanks for sharing them.

    Luke Hunter (previously known as masher88)

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  2. 2 Panzer Div and 60 Inf Div in the first few pics and elements of 14PD on the Eastern Front. Veterans all - and still going strong!

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  3. Luke Hunter,

    There are quite a few more to come!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Tim Gow,

    Just how big are your MEGABLITZ armies? I think that you should come clean about just much stuff you have in your collection!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Love the Potez converted from an Me 110. Do you have a garden big enough to hold a birthday Parade in Tim? I'm not suggesting that you have a small garden, rather that you might have "ahem" too many trucks to fit in :O)

    Excellent find, Bob.

    Regards, Chris

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  6. Chris Kemp,

    The Potez is a very nice conversion, and quite convincing to look at.

    I doubt if anyone I know has a garden big enough for Tim to 'parade' his MEGABLITZ armies. After all, I understand that it is a common question in pub quizzes nowadays to ask who owns the largest fleet of trucks in the UK; Tim or Eddie Stobart?

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Truck numbers remain closely guarded secret. As well as the garden being rather small, the main problem with CK's plan concerns the presence of the chickens of mass destruction!

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  8. Tim Gow,

    I had forgotten about the dreaded von Cluck and his cohorts!

    All the best,

    Bob

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