Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1 day early!

Oh look a real one!
As I do not think I will get the opportunity to blog now until Saturday (best get something done for then). I thought I would get tomorrows blog done today! Yeah it's a crazy mixed up world!

So today (or Tomorrow if you would rather I have been progressing my Soviet 1985 (ish) Airborne Desant forces.

Yes that picture is a real one!

Here is my company of ASU-85's. The ASU 85 is actually and assault gun. Originally based on a PT -76 chassis but without the amphibious capability and now withdrawn from service in Poland and the Russian Federation.

My Airborne Desant force would be allowed to field up to 2 Divisional Assault companies. But as I only have one I will only field one, although I do have a couple spare so I may expand then to two in the future.

A Company consists of a Single ASU-85 to act as a company headquarters and up to three platoons each of three vehicles. For a total of 10 vehicles.

The 85mm cannon on each assault vehicle was able to fire HE, Heat and HVAT rounds which would afford it some armoured piercing capacity especially in the era it was first designed (Early to mid 60's) but not powerful enough to take a Leopard, Abrams or a Challenger which were the front line tanks of NATO in the mid 80's. But as the Desant force has missiles for Anti Tank Proposes These would hardly ever be needed for that role.

Well folks that's it until Saturday, have a few good  days and see you soon.

All the best Clint

Post Script: Those that have signed in for the navel game. I will send out more details Things like how to write orders I will understand and a Situational report before we start to play hopefully tomorrow or Friday. That will give you a 7 day window to ask questions and get back to me in with your first turn.

And cheers Guys for some great emails from you. WE have 6 players at present and me as Ref so It is quite balanced to begin with. But I will allow new players to join at any time by simply giving them a lower class ship of the line or in the final stages or if anyone is knocked out a Frigate IF they want to continue playing.

Post Post Script: Now Up to 7 Players and me as a Ref. PD Joined while I was typing this post! So hence the Amendment! (Gosh that sounds Posh!)

16 comments:

  1. I don't mind when you post, Clint. I try to stick to my own schedule of posting every Sunday and Wednesday, but it doesn't always happen. Best of luck with both your PBB games. Naval battles may not be my thing but I'll still enjoy reading what happens.

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    1. Cheers Mate. I try to post every other day but sometimes things interrupt so I may at times need to be flexible. Just to keep you Updated I have prepped the next batch of Zeds.

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    1. Thanks Bob. They are not the best of armoured fighting vehicles, but I had them from about 25 years ago so they were due a repaint to bring them up to date.

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  3. Jesus Christ man, I thought I'd lost a day. Nice looking tanks again Clint.

    Looking forward to seeing how this blog game play out.

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    1. I am hoping That the Play by blog idea works as well as I dream. I expect a few teething problem though.

      Thank you Anne. It now turns out That I have a game with some rejects on Saturday

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    2. I think it will be fun to follow as the personalities involved are so colourful.

      Have a grand time at the game on Saturday!

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  4. So well organised and beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you Michael. Well organised.... me sir, no sir. I am less organised than scribble.

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  5. Great company of assault guns, when will you get them in action though ?

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    1. Thinking of games in June next year. As need to build all the scenery. Then got an email last night that local history group wants to work with me and put a WW1 game on so Cold war may get postponed for another year! Thanks Joe.

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  6. Lovely assault guns they are really giving me the 80's vibes. I'm looking forward to see how this play by blog game is going to work out. You do know that Blogger has a scheduling option where you can complete a post and have blogger publish it at a certain time on a certain day no need to scare us into thinking we lost a day.

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    1. I am aware of the scheduling option but have never tried it so I shall on a day I know I can re-write the Blog if it does not work for some reason.

      I am also looking forward to the Play by Blog. No Idea if iT will work out or if so how much I will be sweating at the end of it!
      Thanks Robert.

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  7. Very cool they all look great!

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