Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Land War - Part II: The Armor

I've had these little beauties for a few weeks, and decided to get some pictures posted here on the blog.  In deciding to go with 10mm for the land war portion of the Korean War, I had to be able to find some sources for vehicles.  Pithead Miniatures offers a huge list of American vehicles for World War II, most are rather suited for Korea, and considering that they are the company of choice for the land war project, I ordered an M24 Chaffee and a T-34/85 with my infantry order last month.  Both vehicles are very easy to assemble, as they have two tracks, a hull, and a turret.  They are not bad castings, a bit of flash to clean, a few moments to glue together, and they you have it, armor for Korea.  Well, of course I will need to paint them, but both vehicles will have fairly simple paint schemes and a few decals for national markings.  As for cost, the Chaffee comes out to be $4.36 and the T-34/85 was $4.19.  I am guessing the cost of the Chaffee is higher as it is a limited edition for Pithead.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Check Your 6! Air War Korea

I went through the CY6 Air War Korea scenario book tonight to determine what would be the maximum number of the aircraft needed to create each scenario.  The numbers are...impressive.  I do not believe I will aspire to collect them all as this is simply too many aircraft to comprehend, especially the number of B-29s one would need.

Aircraft # Needed
AD-4 4
B-29A 9
F4U-4 4
F-51D 6
F-80C 8
F-82A 3
F-84E 8
F-86A 6
F-86E 6
F-86F 4
F9F-2 8
F9F-3 4
F9F-5 7
IL-10 6
La-11 10
Meteor 2
MiG-15 8
MiG-15bis 8
RF-86A 1
Tu-2 9
Yak-9P 9

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