Wednesday 14 June 2017

WWII British Vehicles. (Western Desert)

Just as a break from the show report and before I type up our game (which both sides claim the other has won)>  here are some WW2 Western Desert vehicles. While they were originally British so many items were used by each side that perhaps it is not as clear cut as that.

Starting with an SHQ Vickers mark 6 The light tank Mk 6 was produced by Vickers Armstrong while not the best tank of the time by any means it did serve quite adequately until it was replaced.  This is an old model and has been painted by me three times (this being the last time). The model is by SHQ and does come in a variety of makes each with different weapons. This is the Mark c and is part of  my old collection repainted. LINK ( ).

I have also finished a Tilley. this is by Frontline Wargaming ( And is one of the smaller ww2 vehicles that was used in the western desert. It also had far more commercial use and was used as a shop van as often as not. But in the western Desert you used what you could and while you may complain it was better than walking. Perhaps used as a staff car or more likely a crew transport it is quite easy to imagine these being all over North Africa and being used by every side.

 It was used as a shop van in civilian life perhaps delivering bread or perhaps used to carry workers to dig up the road. However in the Western Desert it could be anything from a staff car to a light tow to bomb disposal or even carry a mortar and crew across the desert. Yes and some were used as staff cars as well.

Just a useful light truck used in the war and for many years afterwards .

The Tilly is by Frontline wargaming and the MK 6 is by SHQ. Just click the links to be taken to them each respectively. I will do a battle report in 2 days time to finish the Broadside show off. That's for looking and with luck I will see you soon.

All the best Clint

Monday 12 June 2017

Broadside 2017 show report.

Our Game
Supplied by Tim
Sudanese vs British.
I will write the game up sometime later
I will MOSTLY be concentrating on the games. I had to be quick so I dashed round taking photos in a frenzy. As such I have very little idea who put the games on or even what they are about.

So here Goes.

Gravesend Gamers Guild
Playing TANKS.


Texas 1919
Not sure who but I loved this game

Greek Naval engagment

Maiidstone Wargames
All the models and terrain is scratch built
Sci fi

Jurasic park

WW2 Western desert

Sittingbourne (hosting) Club
In her Majesties name

Sorry no details at all

Medway(Walderslade) group
Well 2 of them
Pax Limpopo I think

East street games I think

Sorry again NO idea

WW2 Polish vs German

Posties Rejects
Operation Caravan
6mm  WW2 Western Desert
Won best game in show

Sunday 11 June 2017

Broadside Loot (Today)

Just a very quick post of the loot I scored today at Broadside. And maybe an explanation of why I got it.

Firstly NO impulse buys and nothing I was not happy with and even a   discount with every purchase.

Top left to bottom right.


Static Grass so I can get my desert terrain built and finished.

3 Pots of Paint.  (Gloss Varnish, Black and Negro.) All to replace paints that have run out.

Aeronef fleet (German fleet 1)

2 packs of Ironclad figures, Looking forward to doing these so expect them soon.

1 Pack of  Redoubt figures. More of this another time.

1 pack of MDF bases..... a nessercary evil. (OK I spelt it wrong.)

And Lastly a gift from Lee. A book on the Spanish Civil war.

 I will do a show report as soon as I am able.

All the best Clint

Post script: yes I know some of the above is a bit shaky but more details will emerge in the next few weeks.