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Anton Ryzbak16 Jul 2022 10:17 p.m. PST


I finally got off my backside and finished these, now all I have to do is sort out my Chinese Air Force and I can get into action. link

OSCS7417 Jul 2022 6:38 a.m. PST


Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2022 12:09 p.m. PST

Very interesting. I assume you are using 20mm figures? Would like to hear more.

Anton Ryzbak17 Jul 2022 1:16 p.m. PST

Hal, Yes the kits are all 1/72 scale, I have a substantial Japanese force for the 2nd Sino-Japanese Ware and for the Nomonhan Incident opposed by Russian and Chinese forces. Unfortunately, just like minis, kits are easier to acquire than they are to build and paint. I plan on expanding into the Spanish Civil War and 1939-1940 with other kits (the Finns spring to mind)

The working rough-draft of the rules are here link

By the way, thanks for all those years that you were the torch-bearer for MWAN. I treasure my old copies!

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2022 1:34 a.m. PST

What a neat project. The Sino/Japanese war is the neglected child of WWII and wargaming in general for that matter. Hope your adding P-40s.

Anton Ryzbak18 Jul 2022 8:55 a.m. PST

Old Contemptible, I already have one assembled and ready to go, plus a couple of Curtiss Hawk IIs and a P-26. The Chinese air force was an odd collection of aircraft from all over the world, this gives me the chance to build a wide assortment of models.

boggler18 Jul 2022 3:44 p.m. PST

Very nice

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2022 6:42 p.m. PST

An interesting and neglected air war.

Anton Ryzbak19 Jul 2022 8:26 a.m. PST

Mostly I just love the look of 1930's aircraft; sesqui-planes and spats are just cool. Plus some really whacky ideas.

Lots of "what if" scenarios too; what if France had mobilized over the re-militarization of the Rhineland, what if the Czechs had resisted the Munich Accord, what if the League of Nations had actually intervened after the Rape of Nanking? A naval war in the Pacific in the 1930's would have been a very different thing.

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