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Tango0105 Mar 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

Warlord releases and re-release a few sets to achieve a 28mm Polish force for the September 1939 fights.

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tyroflyer205 Mar 2018 11:41 p.m. PST

It's nice to see 1939 Poles getting some renewed attention by Warlord. However I'm not totally convinced by the Howitzer. I think the barrel is too short for the [Skoda 100mm 14/19] WW2 weapon and the wheels probably should be a horse and cart type. The wheels look like a later German upgrade.

I'll be happy for someone to convince me I'm wrong.

Fred Cartwright06 Mar 2018 3:07 a.m. PST

I think the barrel is too short for the [Skoda 100mm 14/19] WW2 weapon and the wheels probably should be a horse and cart type. The wheels look like a later German upgrade.

It isn't. It is the Skoda houfnice vz14, the original WW1 gun with the shorter barrel. The Italians captured a lot after the war. The gun is the updated Italian model straight from Warlord's Italian range, hence the new wheels for truck towing. You are correct the Poles should have the post WW1 14/19 model with the longer barrel and standard wheels for horse towing, but I guess Warlord thought most people don't know the difference.

tyroflyer206 Mar 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

Thanks Fred. You have confirmed my suspicions. Might buy it anyway and attempt to convert it to something that looks more Polish!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

I think your right Fred most people wouldn't know the difference , me being one of them as I havnt really studied the Poles in detail apart from the 1st Polish armoured Division for late war. An unusual mixture of 75nmm,76mm and Firefly Shermans.

Whilst you have raised that point about many not knowing the difference, it does beg the question should Warlord be using Proxys in the day and age and in one of the larger scales where more attention to detail is needed ?

Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

Evening gents,

Thanks for flagging this here.

Our understanding was that the vz.14 was in service with the Polish and that would be a correct point of view.

What we didn't realise until you flagged it, and I did a fair bit of digging, is that prior to hostilities with Hitler and Stalin they were indeed retrofitted with the longer barrel and had the spoked wheels.

Genuine error on my part rather than an attempt to use proxies and we'll get straight onto modifying this model to be an authentic wz 1914/19A model.

Cheers,

Paul Sawyer
warlordgames.com

Fred Cartwright06 Mar 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

Wow that is a quick response Paul. And well done for sorting this out.

tyroflyer206 Mar 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

Top notch response Paul. I'm glad I mentioned it.

Tango0106 Mar 2018 9:34 p.m. PST

Glad you like them guys!.

Amicalement
Armand

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2018 5:12 a.m. PST

Well done Paul

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