Yes this is a LONG term project bought back to life. NOT a new project but 25-30 years old!
Yes that long ago I started planning and working on this project, now It has finally got the go ahead... yes it could have gone faster.
1/200th or 10mm wargaming western desert.
Most of my old stuff in Skytrex and I do not think is still even produced. Let me know if It still is. I may well place an order. Not that I want much at all.
What I like about the Western Desert in WW2 is many fold. Firstly no single side had all the advantages. There was no big heavy tanks and as everyone used anything they could get their hands on no side can claim equipment superiority. As see to the right a British tank being used by the Germans. Captured use of trucks was of course far more common with a typical convoy having British, Italian and German trucks no matter the owners nationality.
In the next few weeks/months I will be re-making my desert boards I purchased the paint this morning! Here is a pic of what it is currently like. I know not everyone like hex boards but they should work very well for the PBI rules I intend to use. As you can see several different sand colours were originally used as one "tester" pot ran out I switched to another. But instead I have purchased a 2.5 litre pot and intend to create them all in the same shade of desert.
This inspiration has come from several sources and the strong desire to actually finish this project.
I have raked out some of my OLD (Very old) figures and while the Infantry are just no good several of the vehicles are.
I have 1 0r 2 Companies of British 8th army infantry ready to start as well as Lee's Honeys, Valantines and a number of German vehicles as well. So while I will inevitably do some updates at least you know what I am working on when all is quiet!