02 Jun

Battlefront Arado 234 “Blitz” Bomber Review by Ignacio Herrero

Arado with extra fuel Belly Tank

The Arado Ar 234 Blitz (English: lightning) was the world’s first operational jet-powered bomber, built by the German Arado company in the closing stages of World War II.

Produced in very limited numbers, it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept. It was the last Luftwaffe aircraft to fly over Britain during the war, in April 1945.

Arado Blitz with USAF markings

Capable of 461 miles per hour at 20,000 feet and faster than any Allied fighter it was likely to face in the sky during its era, the Arado Ar 234 was the world’s first operational jet bomber. It was initially used for reconnaissance. Adolf Hitler considered it to be one of the wunderwaffen, or “wonder weapons” that would reverse his fortunes at a time when Nazi Germany was losing the war. Read More

 
17 May

Diy Dragon Teeth tutorial by Ignacio Herrero

Diy Dragon Teeth tutorial by Ignacio Herrero

Dragon’s teeth (‘Panzersperre Höckerlinie’ in German “Thx Seb for your add”) are square pyramidal fortifications of reinforced concrete first used during the Second World War to impede the movement of tanks and mechanised infantry. The idea was to slow down and channel tanks into killing zones where they could easily be disposed of by anti-tank weapons. They were employed extensively, but in practice, the use of combat engineers and specialist clearance vehicles enabled them to be disposed of relatively quickly, and they proved far less of an obstacle than many had expected.

Dragon’s teeth were extensively used by all sides in the European Theatre. The Germans made extensive use of them in the Siegfried Line and the Atlantic Wall. Typically, each “tooth” was 90 to 120 cm (3 to 4 ft) tall depending on the precise model.

Land mines were often laid between the individual “teeth”, and further obstacles constructed along the lines of “teeth” (such as barbed wire to impede infantry, or diagonally-placed steel beams to further hinder tanks). The French army employed them in the Maginot Line, while many were laid in the United Kingdom in 1940–1941 as part of the effort to strengthen the country’s defenses against a possible German invasion.

Due to the huge numbers laid and their durable construction, many thousands of dragon’s teeth can still be seen today, especially in the remains of the Siegfried and Maginot Lines. Dragon’s teeth can also still be found in the remains of the Zealand part of the Atlantic Wall, like in Groot-Valkenisse.

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18 Mar

Dorchester ACV from Skytrex Miniatures Review by Ignacio Herrero

A well camouflaged command post.

One of the most iconic vehicle of the WW2, it´s a perfect unknow betwen the people not habitual to the Second Worl War history.

Those one, isn´t a tank, airplane,…etc. Was a command car, who were used for English and German Army during whole World War.

During the Second World War, the United Kingdom was the only country to develop and widely employ purpose-built armoured command vehicles. Those were essentially armoured buses based on truck chassis.

The most common ACV of the British Army was the AEC 4×4 ACV. The vehicle, based on AEC Matador chassis, entered production in 1941. A total of about 415 units were built. The vehicle was used for the first time in the North African Campaign and remained in service until the end of the war. Read More

 
15 Mar

Psc german trucks – update 1: wheels- by Eduard Ferrer

Hi folks.
Here comes a small update to my popularly acclaimed original PSC German truck review.
This time I’ll show you how the extra 5 German Trucks made of spare parts from the original PSC sprue come alive.
If you remember I told you it was pretty easy to build the free extra 5 trucks from the box, using some plasticard and cut sprue. The only missing key pieces to complete the spare trucks were the frontal wheels.
Ok, here comes to the rescue another brilliant Green Stuff product: Blue Stuff Moulds 4 bars. Read More

 
06 Feb

Review Plastic Soldier Company German Medium Trucks by Eduard Ferrer

Eduard Ferrer Belda

Hello, my friend and colleague Ignacio asked me for a series of model kits reviews because of my long service on the model building career and the love I feel for miniatures. I kindly accepted his offer and from now on Ill be publishing some reviews always from a personal and amateur approach. I´m  42, from Spain, and with two beautiful daughters just growing up. Time is scarce, English language a personal proposal, and being a bit inquisitive a way of life. Take that into account when reading my articles, and above of all, thank you in advance for spending your time reading what I have to say. I write for the community since I like to read from it. Any comments are more than welcome!!!.


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04 Feb

Team Yankee Rumble on the Rhine event at UK 2017

Next february 19th will start the First Team Yankee Event of the 2017 in UK, at Frenchwood Social Club, Preston.

Entry fee £15 including lunch – Free coffee & Tea all day (Waiter table service). The bar will be open for those who wish to drown their sorrows after going down 6 – 1, (Free Wi-fi and Car Park and the Bar will be open).

Entry fee payments to email address below: Peter Enwistle  by paypal please Registration 09:00 to 09:30, proposed finish 18:00 to 18:30.

Function Room

Forces 100pts, All current briefings, Max of 2 formations in your force, Blue on Red pairings Lists to be forwarded to above email address by Sunday 12th midnight.

Players must provide printed copies(3) of their lists to exchange with their opponents, failure may incur point deductions.

Please note electronic copies of list are not acceptable they have lucky to receive prize support from several companies.

Up to date we have 22 entries making it the biggest UK Team Yankee event to date, They still have room for 4 more players to those interested, to take part in the event!!!.

Nice job Peter&Co….See ya!!!

 
27 Jan

Atalaya Vigia Tournament Part 2

Last weekend took place the traditional event organized by The Club Atalaya Vigia of Zaragoza (Spain). In a large conditioned area of ​​Camping Municipal of Zaragoza, a large number of players from all parts of Spain were concentrated, to play their favorite wargames, Flames of War, Euphoria, Warmachine, DBA…

WarStuft mades a considerable effort to be at the height of the event, providing the prizes for players of the Flames of War Tournament.
Finally there were 24 players and the tournament was held on Sunday, January 22, in a great atmosphere of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Best General of the Tournament David Soriano

The list of winners of the tournament is as follows …

  • Best General: David Soriano 3 victory and 16 pts.
  • Best Axis General: Luis Hernandez “Drino” 3 victory and 15 pts.
  • Best painted Army Jesus Lopez 2 victory and 13 pts.
  • Best Allied General Pascual Gutierrez 2 victory and 13 pts
  • Best organized Iñaki Adanez 1 victory and 9 pts.
  • Axis wood spoon Antonio Sola 0 victory and 7 pts.
  • Allied wood spoon Alvaro Arguedas 0 victory and 3 pts.

There is nothing left to congratulate the other players and organizers for performing such a magnificent event. Is already less for Atalaya-Vigia 2018, hands on work !!!!;)
See ya!!!

 

 
27 Dec

Atalaya-Vigía Tournament 2017

Hi…best regards soon the next 21-22 January at Zaragoza (Spain), will be the annual tournament of the Atalaya-Vigia Gaming Club.

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Players from all parts of Spain will come to compite in some of the most popular wargames of the Scene…Flames of War, Warmachine, Euphoria,  Kings of War, and more….There will be too Shops stands and more…. Read More