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by panzerschneider
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 84605

The transmission gears were so difficult to engage on the Russian KV1 heavy tank, that each KV1 driver was issued a small sledgehammer to drive the shift lever into the next gear!
by panzerschneider
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: I can understand hope the German Veterans feel
Replies: 62
Views: 15108

Well said M48 Tanker. Many of the German military accomplishments were quite brilliant and revolutionary, to say the least. It's a real shame that the general populace tends to summarily dismiss the combat actions and focus only on the war crimes of WWII Germany. The average landser certainly deserv...
by panzerschneider
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Air Assault on Crete
Replies: 2
Views: 4667

Air Assault on Crete

Anyone out there have a copy of this game? Here's my problem. I picked up a copy of this game some years ago on E-bay. Unfortunately, it didn't come with a rulebook, and the seller refused to deal with the situation accordingly. End result, I have a complete game, sans rulebook. Would someone be wil...
by panzerschneider
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Are you a wargamer?
Replies: 63
Views: 38168

I was an avid wargamer in my youth (early teens into mid 20's). Cut my teeth on games such as Stalingrad, Panzerblitz and the Russian Campaign. My collection included probably 80% of Avalon Hill's WWII game products, from squad level combat like Up Front, Squad Leader, and ASL, up to the grand strat...
by panzerschneider
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: World in flames
Replies: 15
Views: 3802

I have to say I am not a fan of the latest version of the WiF maps. I really liked the older editions, but the latest maps look overly computerized which I hate. I certainly agree with that. I have the 4th ed. maps which are fairly pale but much less cluttered in comparison with the later editions....
by panzerschneider
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Airfix in receivership??
Replies: 81
Views: 13383

I just purchased their 1:24 Stuka B-2 last weekend, glad I did after hearing this news. I'd like to snap up the rest of their big scale planes while I can. Should buy a few more tins of Humbrol too.
by panzerschneider
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German Uniforms / Fascination ?
Replies: 33
Views: 7035

I've had similar experiences growing up here in Canada. Developed an immediate interest in WWII after my grade 5 teacher showed the class the 'Stalingrad' episode from the series 'The War Years'. Subsequently, quite a few of us started building German tanks and vehicles. Personally, I like the 'look...
by panzerschneider
Tue May 16, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: best actor/lookalike?
Replies: 36
Views: 7146

Jurgen Prochnow and Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock.

by panzerschneider
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Good Wargame
Replies: 49
Views: 10625

For hex based games, I greatly enjoyed playing Australian Design Group's (ADG) World in Flames in the late 80's thru the mid 90's. This was a massive strategic level game system with numerous add-on modules which enhanced the system. The colourful laminated counters were a true work of art, and the ...
by panzerschneider
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Your modelling collection list?
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

1:35 scale:


Tiger I Early
Panther G


T-34 1942

1:16 scale

Tamiya Tiger I Early-Full Option Radio-Controlled (the pride of my collection).
by panzerschneider
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Best movie depiction of WWII soldiers
Replies: 66
Views: 12260

Thanks for your post Cott Tiger. IMHO, generally, the English do an outstanding job on historical documentaries. As a teenager, I used to watch World at War and the War Years religiously. I especially enjoy the recent History of Britain series. Big thumbs up to the Brits for bringing these excellent...
by panzerschneider
Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Best movie depiction of WWII soldiers
Replies: 66
Views: 12260

Ironically, if people like Michael Wittman, Erich Hartmann, Adolph Galland, and Otto Kretschmer had fought for the U.S. they would have been regarded as the greatest soldiers in history. It's just not politically correct to laud their accomplishments. Check out some of the History Channels British ...
by panzerschneider
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Best movie depiction of WWII soldiers
Replies: 66
Views: 12260

The thing about Hollywood is that its primary mission is to make money and entertain people. I think it's rare to find a film that portrays an historical event with 100% accuracy. Even some 61 years after the end of WW2, there are still many people for whom the war is still a very touchy subject. Th...
by panzerschneider
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Combat Mission 2: Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Yes it is an excellent game. Be sure to pick up the third game in the trilogy, titled 'Afrika Korps'. It brings the North African and Italian theatres into the series. I wish the designers would make an early war module (Poland, France, Low countries, Norway, etc.). Apparantly, AK is their final wor...
by panzerschneider
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What is the best tank?
Replies: 23
Views: 4135

In terms of versatility and reliability, my vote would go to the Panzer IV, in all its incarnations. Starting out with the short barrelled 75L24 as a close support tank, it became a formidable (in the hands of an experienced crew) tank with the upgraded longer barrell 75L48 and additional armour pro...