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Fred Cartwright16 Feb 2024 3:05 p.m. PST

I am looking for suitable figures and equipment for a Volksgrenadier fusilier battalion. That means cycle mounted infantry and sundry wagons and carts.
So far I am aware of the GHQ Stahlwagen and 4 wheel wagon. There are fairly generic cyclists in the Irregular WW1 range and some generic 2 and 4 wheel wagons. So far nothing that resembles a Jf-8 infantry cart. Any suggestions? Maybe something 3D printed although would be very small.

Greg G116 Feb 2024 5:59 p.m. PST

Heroics & Ros make wagons and they have German cyclists.
GR06 German horse drawn wagons (3 models, 2 types)
G103 German cyclists ( strip of 3)

Martin Rapier17 Feb 2024 12:58 a.m. PST

All my 6mm cyclists are H&R, as are my German horse carts.

Fred Cartwright17 Feb 2024 8:22 a.m. PST

Yes spotted them. Hidden amongst the new infantry. Those will do nicely.

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Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2024 6:24 p.m. PST

> GR06 German horse drawn wagons (3 models, 2 types)
I believe these will be the same types as the GHQ wagons set. So a choice of vendors, but not really a variety of types.

Here are my renditions of the H&R wagons:

There was also a Panje wagon set in the old C-in-C line (now available through Legions IV Hire). Here are my renditions of the C-in-C wagons:

Horse caissons for guns are available a couple of ways.

First, the GHQ Soviet kit with 45mmATG / 76.2mmIG and Komsomolets tractors comes with caissons that are effectively identical to the Soviet horse-drawn caissons of the WW2 era. So add some horses (and the seated figures from the Komsomolets tractors) and voila:

Second, both GHQ and H&R (an other vendors too, I expect) offer horse-drawn artillery sets. GHQ provides both German 105mm artillery and Polish (French) 75mm guns with horse-limbers. And here, for example, is H&R's French horse-drawn 75mm gun set:

I have also experimented in kit-bashing other smaller carts. Here for example is a cart created from the GHQ US Army trailers set, using the 1/2t trailer for jeeps (please don't read too much into it -- it was just a quick experiment):

I am planning to also create some small carts from the GHQ Polish Taczanka kits. But that's just in the "some day soon" list…

Hope that all helps.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

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