Category Archives: Battlefront: First Echelon

‘Going Dutch’: Building a Cold War Dutch Battlegroup (Part 1)

With the Danes finished, it’s time for another Cold War army; the Dutch.  While the Cloggies might seem like a fairly esoteric choice compared to the ‘big players’ in 1980s NATO, such as the USA, West Germany and the UK, they … Continue reading

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‘Beware of the Leopard!’ (15mm Plastic Leopard 1 Tanks)

Some reinforcements have arrived for my 15mm NATO armies this week, in the form of some plastic NATO Leopard 1 tanks by Team Yankee/Flames of War/Battlefront Miniatures.  I’ve already got some metal Leopard 1A3/1A4 models by QRF but Team Yankee … Continue reading

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Cold War Polish Infantry

As mentioned in my recent article on SKOT armoured personnel carriers, earlier this year I picked up a load of 15mm Polish Cold War infantry by a Polish company called Oddzial Osmy.  At the time, these were only available in the … Continue reading

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“Great SKOT!” Some Warsaw Pact APCs in 15mm…

Those of us who like to wargame the ‘Cold War Gone Hot’ in 15mm (1/100th scale) are truly living in a Golden Age of model-availability…  It’s not so long ago that the choice was limited to QRF, Skytrex and Peter Pig, or the … Continue reading

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“Fortes Fortuna Juvat”: The Jutland Dragoons at Wulfsfelde, 1984

Fortes Fortuna Juvat ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ (Motto of the Jutland Dragoon Regiment) The Warsaw Pact’s Northern Front crossed the Inter-German Border yesterday, rapidly breaking through the forward units of the German Schleswig-Holstein Territorial Command and surrounding the 71st Heimatschütz … Continue reading

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Operation Colosseum: Angola 1986

First apologies: As you know, it’s been a very slow couple of weeks on the blog.  This is primarily due to the arrival of a new Hairy Land Shark Under Training here at Fawr Towers, accompanied by constant demands for attention … Continue reading

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Hold Back The Tide For a While… Germany, 1984

In my previous ‘Cold War 1984’ game report, regular readers will recall that I forgot to bring my box of British armour to the game.  So by popular demand, I finally got the Chieftains on the table… In our last game, … Continue reading

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Somewhere in Germany, 1984…

A little while ago, the Minions and I decided to get the tanks out for another clash in West German, circa 1984.  This would be a first run out for my newly-painted British armour… However, I brought the wrong box, … Continue reading

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A Clash in Schleswig-Holstein, 1984

My mate Bertie was asking for Cold War stuff to appear on the blog, so here’s a game I did a little over a year ago with the Minions.  We were playtesting some ideas and unit cards for ‘Battlefront: First Echelon’, … Continue reading

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