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Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2021 11:45 p.m. PST

When I joined the old Southampton wargames club back in the late 1980s I noticed a few members had collections of non-combatant vehicles for modern micro gaming, things like earthmovers, excavators, refuse trucks, mobile homes and fast food vans. We collectively described these noncom items "9ce cream vans", and since then I have built up my own small collection.

Do you have "ice cream vans" in your collections?

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2021 2:26 a.m. PST

I have two that I converted for post Apoc games. One is "Doc in the box" mobile "doc" surgery & such, the other a mobile arms/ammo dealer.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Nov 2021 4:15 a.m. PST

Tons. Well, tons in scale. :) That includes two actual ice cream vans. One for this … link.

Also, do these count ..?

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What about first responder vehicles?
inlgames.com/magv.htm

I would be more surprised if you do post-WWII gaming without civilian vehicles. There certainly are legit opportunities where they weren't present, and even more where you could just not have them because they weren't important.

HMS Exeter23 Nov 2021 5:27 a.m. PST

I scrounged an old Life Like HO Scale circus wagon to use with my 15 mm ACW. At HO its of course ridiculously oversized, but with a bit of paint it does a fair job subbing in as one of those enormous hot air balloon tender wagons.

Martin Rapier24 Nov 2021 1:00 a.m. PST

Oh yes, several /many.

Those columns of T64s need something to drive over on their way to the Rhine.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

I have several pickup trucks and cars, a limousine, a few earth-moving machines, a couple of Finnish police vans, and a few other odds and ends, all of which look OK with 25mm miniatures, although I'm not at all sure about scale.

No actual ice cream vans, but I do have a ROCO HO scale field kitchen somewhere. It won't work with 25mm miniatures.

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