26 August 2012

Falschirmjaeger: a Work in Progress

Falschirmjaerger Kompanie slowly comin' together...
K-Rad Unit (Zug); Kubelwagens, Kettenrad and SdKfz 222's 
(3 x Airfix and 1x pre-painted Combat Tanks Die-cast) 

22 August 2012

21 August 2012


More Reference material: 


Literally "parachute hunter"
 In German there is two dots (umlaut) on the a. 
When written in English, or you don't have access to the umlaut due to restrictions in typing,
such as on Blogger, an "e" is placed after the "a".
Writing it as Falschirmjager is incorrect.

My aim for my unit is the uniform on the right

Italeri Late War German Elite Troops. Basecoated and 1st Beige camo (Vallejo German light brtown)
Destined to become Waffen SS

Snipers with Gewehr 43 at the ready. Came across a really great reference work in the local library today: German Soldiers of WW Two (Histoire and Collections) by Jean De Lagarde.


My Old Airfix 1/72 Falschirmjager, originally in 1945 colours, now repainted in 43-44 Autumn scheme. Washes yet to be done, obviously no basing. GW bases used this time.


Italeri Falschirmjaeger base-coated in Grey (Only because I ran out of black); mounted on Galeforce 9 magnetised bases. Dunkergelb battledress, Luftwaffe blue trousers. Work in progress...

19 August 2012

KWC Meet

2 September looks set for the next Kapiti Wargames Club meet. 

Believe the 40K guys are organising a small tournament, the Fantasy guys may be doing a seige. Not sure if FoW players are up to anything yet. (Would expect something from them)

Have just thrown down the gauntlet for 1/72 players. (Warhammer WW2 Rules) My Late War Wehrmacht needs an outing. May just include a unit of Falschirmjaeger as a special choice. Will post again once the details are clearer

16 August 2012

Painting up my German 1/72 Army, (with some new acquisitions) as a late-war army. 

Falschirmjaegers getting the treatment at present:
Painting them as the 3rd Division (Ardennes) in Autumn Camo, more yellow than in this picture. 
The wash will probably tone it down some. I have also chosen the blue luftwaffe trousers. Given them some Krad (Motorcycle and sidecar combo's as well as a Kettenrad) 

Have just finished my Tommies and some supporting armour and artillery - still have to complete their bases.

Links to other wargamers: Scott's Wargaming Blogspot

14 August 2012


All right, here we go...

Got bitten by the blogger thing, along with my obsession with plastic soldiers and wargaming (amongst other things obsessive) and my compulsion to paint and build models. Relatively benign as most OCD traits go, methinks.

I have just recently rediscovered my 1/72 WW2 Armies, and suitable opponents at the Kapiti Wargames Club.
Things have changes quite a bit since Donald Featherstone and Lionel Tarr's rules we played in the late 70s and early 80s. We've been using the free skirmish rules based on 5th Ed 40K available online at a yahoo forum as " Warhammer WW2".

 I have been into Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy Battles for the last 5-6 years, but have found the constantly changing landscape, rules, constant "arms race" with regards to the latest model and monster is just becoming a tad tedious and expensive.