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Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

For quite a while I'been collecting plastic 1/72 plastics to use with an upscaled version of FoW.

Accidentally finished my first unit last night, didn't notice till I cleared away the finished stuff this morning.

This is the second '39 Polish platoon, which somehow jumped the queue, complete wit command stand and some support.

More Poles are in the pipeline, for now I got everything for a complete 3 platoon company, a HMG platoon, some light armour and some artillery.

These figures are all HäT.


French Wargame Holidays13 May 2019 11:55 p.m. PST


I did have a large Hat army some rather nice poses in the set.

The first to fight series will give you e extra support weapons and tanks to fill out your army.


Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Yes, got several of those. Pricy, but nice.

TMPWargamerabbit14 May 2019 2:23 p.m. PST

Welcome to gaming FOW with 1/72 or 20mm. Been in action with my FOW collections since 2004. Your Polish infantry look great. I have some of the Hat miniatures myself to paint up.

May I give a basing suggestion. I rounded my base corners a little more than what you did. Just works batter with the tabletop terrain and avoids what I nicknamed the "formed ranks look" when you place bases next to each other.

I see you glued a matching number of miniatures to the platoon/company diagrams. Did you use a larger base size? My infantry small bases are 1.5" deep and 1.75" wide. The large infantry team bases are 1.75" deep and 2.5" wide. Simply due to the larger miniature size and maintain the miniature team headcount. One thing I did was reduce HMG bases from large to small bases… why a large base is needed for a small grouped team along that thought process back when Ver1.0 MRB was in play. Same for basic light and medium mortars team bases on the small size. Only the large 12cm+ mortars go on the larger team base.

As for the tanks and other equipment… basing is sufficient size to base the miniature model and room to place crew miniatures. Many photos on the blog of FOW 1/72 / 20mm scenario games. Plus my direct contact information here in So California.

Michael aka Wargamerabbit
If you wish to communicate about other 1/72 FOW basing and game play, check out my Wargamerabbit blog for contact info (About the WR) tab). FOW Crete Fallschirmjager landing this weekend for me.

Recent Festung Breslau April 1945 scenario:

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 10:22 p.m. PST

Michael, thanks for all your info. Now on my way out, but wil certainly check it out better.

My infantry bases are 45x70mm, and yes, I also bas MGs on small bases.

Great pic!

In the meantime, I've also completed my first German platoon, plus transport: link

TMPWargamerabbit16 May 2019 9:23 a.m. PST

Looking great Gerrit for your German platoon (went to your blog). Your larger FOW bases almost match my size of 1.75" deep and 2.5" width for basing FOW 1/72 (20mm) miniatures. Yours, at 45x70mm work out to 1.8" deep and 2.8" width. Still suggest to round the base corners a bit more. Makes it easier on the tabletop to fit bases in terrain, avoids the "linear look" when placed base to base in line, and breaks up the "rectangular" look on the terrain. Should also note I still play Ver3.0 MRB and not the newer version 4.0 since I have the complete supplement and hardback FOW Ver1.0, Ver2.0, and finally the Ver3.0 collection, plus retained all the .pdf scenarios, and odd ball unit (company) organizations.

Michael aka Wargamerabbit out in So. California USA

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