Monday, 23 September 2013

Some recent acquisitions ... and for a change it is not all ROCO/Roskopf stuff!

My trip to Skirmish yesterday resulted in the acquisition of two 15mm-scale Chaco War armies (both acquired from David Crook) and half a dozen ROCO/Roskopf vehicles.

The Chaco War armies include:
  • 6 Zvezda ZIS-5 trucks (ideal for representing the sort of motor transport both sides had)
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Cavalry
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Infantry
  • 3 bags of Bolivian Artillery
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Mortar Crews with Peter Pig Mortars
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Heavy Machine Guns and Crews
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Light Machine Guns and Crew
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Submachine Gunners
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Officers
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Bolivian Flag bearers and buglers
  • 1 QRF Vickers 6-ton Tank
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Cavalry
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Infantry
  • 3 bags of Paraguayan Artillery
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Mortar Crews with Peter Pig Mortars
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Heavy Machine Guns and Crews
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Light Machine Guns and Crew
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Submachine Gunners
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Officers
  • 1 bag of Irregular Miniatures Paraguayan Flag bearers and buglers

The ROCO/Roskopf vehicles include:
  • 1 Roskopf JSU-152
  • 2 Roskopf KV-1s 1
  • 1 ROCO 2.5-ton Truck
  • 1 ROCO 2.5-ton Bowser
  • 1 ROCO 6-ton Truck



Added to this little haul were some further ROCO/Roskopf vehicles that I 'won' in some recent eBay auctions. These arrived in the post this morning and include:
  • 2 Roskopf Unimog Trucks
  • 4 Roskopf Small Trucks 4 rad.
  • 1 Roskopf Large Truck 4 rad.
  • 1 Roskopf Large Truck/Bowser 4 rad.
  • 1 Roskopf KV-1
  • 1 Roskopf T-54



I am not quite sure what I will do with the T-54 … but I am certain that I will find a use for it!

14 comments:

  1. For what it's worth, the Roskopf T-54 is bang on the same size as the Peter Pig T-55. I've used them together several times.

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  2. When I was starting my Chaco thing I also got the True North Carden Loyd from Old Glory.

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  3. Bob

    I've got the Khurasan Chaco figs but the Irregular figs do look nice! Let us know how you get on.

    I'd be happy to relieve you of the T54, some more fodder for my Challenger!

    Cheers

    Nick

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  4. A very interesting little war, I'll look forward to seeing some figures with a lick of paint on them.

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  5. When we used to use Roco 1/87 for most of our modern games, I shortened the barrel of a Roskopf T54 to use it as a Chinese Type 62 light tank. They were used in Vietnam and by a few African countries. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_62

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  6. Bob,
    At this rate you're going to need another shed!

    Which reminds me, I must clean out my loft cupboard - lots of old school textbooks, exam papers &c. that I'll never use again...
    Best wishes,
    Arthur

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  7. Tim Gow,

    I am not surprised to hear that. It certainly looks smaller than I would have expected ... but I am sure that I will find a use for it.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Majormike,

    Thanks for the information. I might well try to get hold of a couple for my Bolivians.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. Nic101,

    The Irregular Chaco War figures look quite nice, but I will have to paint a few first before I can make a proper judgement.

    I have a couple of ideas as to possible uses for my T-54, but if they do not come to fruition I will let you know.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  10. Ray Rousell,

    The Chaco War has been a long-term interest of mine, and I have had several goes at wargaming it ... with varying levels of success.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  11. Nigel Drury,

    Using the small T-54 as a Chinese Type 62 was one of the ideas that I had in mind ... so it is good to hear that someone else has had the same idea before and that it worked!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  12. Arthur1815,

    The present shed will need to be replaced ... but by one that is the same size! (Orders from SWMBO.)

    Getting rid of the paraphernalia that I accumulated over the years as a teacher was very therapeutic. It also made me realise how much I had written over the years ... and that was rather scary.

    Do it and enjoy it ... and then you can use the cupboard for something else.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  13. Bob - did you pick up my e-mail offer of some "spare" WW2 Minitanks that I was happy to let go?
    Ian

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  14. Ian Dury,

    Funnily enough I just found your very kind offer in my spam folder! For some reason it had been sent there ... but I don't know why.

    All the best,

    Bob

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