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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

German reinforcements arrive in Belgium

Another train load of troops have arrived at the Front to swell the numbers of my Airfix Huns.

What started out as a bit of a dabble with some cheap Aifix Germans has developed into a full blown obsession with all things early WW1. Mind you I've always had a hankering for this period after looking in wonder at marvellous pictures of charging Uhlans and staff officers in pickelhaubes in a book I borrowed from the library as a kid....name of said book escapes me.

I have been steadily buying an assortment of figures and kits and sifting through my mountain of plastic figures for anything that fits the period. Some Strelets ACW union officers are yet to appear disguised as French High Command and some currently unemplyed Italeri Foriegn Legion may soon find themselves in the firing line!

Nuff talk... just show the nice people the pics and stop babbling...

Hussars



Top Brass

Medic!


Jager

On Parade


Firing line






The latest additions to the ranks are Hussars by Strelets, Jager and Infantry by HAT and some Command figures care of the Dark Dream Studios WW1 Airmen set and good old Airfix.

I'm starting on Artillery next and hope to include a limber for every 2 guns. My beloved Uhlans are  prepped for undercoating and I'll need some marker figures such as prone (Pinned), wounded, entrenched and horse holders for the cavalry plus more infantry. That done I can then start on the French....sleep is over-rated you know!