1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

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1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 22 Jan 2019 00:45

Hello, guys.

I want to show you my collection of models. I usually collect them representing a “force” from some campaign or theater in the war. It`s nice that way because not only I can play wargames with my models, but also I like the idea of having a “small army” on my shelves, organizing it and all.

The campaign I choose is the Invasion of the Caucasus which I find one of the most interesting scenarios of the war and the scale representing that is my favorite, the 1/76, so lots of old Airfix, Matchbox/Revell, Fujimi and those similar.

I try to make my campaign as historical accurate as possible, trying to simulate a balanced force with different kinds of units and equipment, but in a smaller proportion, maybe a combat detachment the size of a battalion, I guess. Yet, there`s still some historical imprecisions and some equipment that was not used in there, but in my opinion they are not huge mistakes, it can reach a compromise.

I try also to have all my units in the 1/76 scale but not all of them are, some are 1/72 ones that could still blend together with the 1/76. It`s very hard to find Soviet equipment in 1/76.

Here`s the list of the equipment. The Germans are almost finished, the Soviet I`m still conceiving their forces. Those with a * are not yet built. If you want to give any advice, critic, feel free for doing so. I`ll keep this thread updated.

Germans.

Main tank forces:

2 Panzer III L (Matchbox)
1 Panzer III M (Matchbox mod.) – I guess this tank version may have not fight in the Caucasus, but I put it anyway because there were many rivers and the “amphibious” system it has would work nice in the force.
2 Panzer III H (Milicast models resin kit)
2 Panzer IV F2 (Airfix and a improvised resin based model)
1 Panzer IV F1 (Airfix)
1 38-T command tank version* (Fujimi)

Light tanks:

2 Panzer II F (Matchbox/Revell)
1 38-T tank (Fujimi)

Recon forces:

4 Sidecar motocycles (Fujimi and Matchbox)
3 Kubelwagen (Airfix)
1 Schwimmwagen (Fujimi) – This vehicle may have not fought in Caucasus, not sure.
2 Sd.Kfz 222 (Airfix)
1 Sd.Kfz 233 with a 75mm L/24 gun “Stummel” (Airfix Mod.) - This vehicle may has not fought in Cacausus, not sure.

Tank Support:

2 Sd.Kfz 251 (Italery 1/72)
1 Sd.Kfz 250 (Italery or Revell 1/72)
1 Marder II tank destroyer (Nitto Panzer II Mod. with a Airfix PAK 40)



Command Forces:

1 Sd.Kfz 232 Radio Vehicle (Italery 1/72) – This vehicle was obsolete by the time and may have not fought as well.
1 Kubelwagen (Airfix)
1 Kettenkrad (Academy 1/72)
1 truck (an old toy modified as a model)
1 Sd.Kfz FAMO (Hasegawa Sd.Kfz 8 converted into a 1/76 FAMO)
2 Krupp Protz cars towing AA weapons (Matchbox)*

Support and Artillery:

2 StuG III C/D (Nitto)
1 StuH 42 (Nitto)
1 Sig.33 on a Panzer I Chassis “Bison” (Modification from a Fujimi Panzer I and a Ace leFH 16, converted into a Sig.33) – This vehicle may have not fought in Caucasus.
2 PAK 40 AT gun with Opel Blitz trucks (Airfix and Matchbox)*
1 leFH 18 105mm gun with Sd.Kfz 11 (Revell gun with Matchbox halftrack)
1 Flak 36 88mm gun towed by Sd.Kfz 8 (Airfix)


Soviet:

Cavalry tanks:

5 T-34 Model 1942 (4 Matchbox 1 Airfix)
2 T-34 Model 1941 (Fujimi)
2 BT-7 tanks (Pegasus Models 1/72)
1 BT-5 tank (UM model 1/72)


Support Tanks:

2 KV-1 tanks (Fujimi)
2 T-26 tanks (1/72 from a Russian company models, I forgot the name)*
1 Lee tank (diecast model bought in a magazine/newsstand 1/72)
3 Valentine tanks (Fujimi)*
1 T-26 command tank (mod. from the same other T-26s)*

Recon:

2 BA-10 (1/72 UM models)
1 BA-20 (1/72 UM model)
1 White Halftrack with a “Dushka” HMG on it (Airfix)
2 Jeeps (Airfix)*
1 Polish Captured pickup (1/72 Polish company)*

Command:

Diverse Soviet bases*
1 Jeep (airfix)*
1 Polish captured car (1/72 Polish company)*
1 ZiS-6 support truck (1/72 Russian company)*

Support and artillery:

4 76 mm guns ZiS-3 (1/72 Plastic Soldier Company)*- not sure if the Soviet had already this gun by 42.
1 76 mm Divisional Gun M1936 (F-22) (1/72 Ace Models)*
1 76 mm Divisional Gun M1939 (USV) (1/72 Ace Models)*
1 152 mm Howitzer-Gun M1937 (ML-20) (1/72 Ace Models)*
3 45 mm AT gun M1942 “long barrel” (1/72 Plastic Soldier Company)*
2 45 mm AT gun M1937 “short barrel” (1/72 Plastic Soldier Company and Zvezda)*
1 Katyusha on a ZiS-6 truck (1/72 diecast model bought in a magazine/newsstand 1/72)*
Diverse arrangement of trucks
Bunkers and fortifications from Fujimi*
A bunker with a KV-2 turret (1/72 turret from a Trumpeter model)*
I`m yet to see what Flak units I can arm the Russians with.

Panzer III L and M:
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 22 Jan 2019 00:47

More Pz IIIs
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 22 Jan 2019 00:48

My T-34s
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 22 Jan 2019 00:49

More T-34s
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 22 Jan 2019 13:46

My Panzer IVs
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

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More Pz IVs
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by dgfred » 22 Jan 2019 15:41

very nice!

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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 23 Jan 2019 02:38

dgfred wrote:
22 Jan 2019 15:41
very nice!
Thank you, dgfred!

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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 23 Jan 2019 02:39

Kv-1 tanks
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 23 Jan 2019 02:40

More Kv-1
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 24 Jan 2019 00:18

StuGs and StuH

Those models from nitto have some problems with the scale, I think they have 1/72 width and height and a 1/76 length.
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 24 Jan 2019 00:19

StuH 42
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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Laurence Strong » 24 Jan 2019 01:39

Nice work :thumbsup: Do you base your vehicles?


I too wargame in 20mm....


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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 24 Jan 2019 16:25

Laurence Strong wrote:
24 Jan 2019 01:39
Nice work :thumbsup: Do you base your vehicles?


I too wargame in 20mm....


Cheers
Larry
Thanks, Larry!

I don`t base them, nor even the infantry. I didn`t painted the soldiers yet, but I think considering Germans and Russians there will be something around 400 soldiers, all of them in their original individual bases! :lol: I see that many wargamers put their soldiers together in arrangements of three or four in a same base, but I like this way better, so I have flexibility to arrange different types of forces and all.

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Re: 1/76 Battle of Caucasus.

Post by Stugbit » 24 Jan 2019 16:32

Bison. A modification made with a Fujimi Panzer I chassis and a leFH 16 gun from Ace. I turned the 105 mm 1/72 gun into a 150 mm 1/76 gun.
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