Sunday, 8 March 2009


A tank killer lies in wait. These photographs were taken during a WWII eastern front game held at the clubs monthly meeting. Figures and vehicle are from Paul McConnell's collection. Paul has written a set of rules "No Prisoners!" which he is currently fine turning and play testing. The rules will cover the period from the Spanish Civil war to WWII.
The Self propelled gun in the picture is the Nashorn. The Nashorn (German for rhinoceros) was one of the most effective anti-tank guns deployed during World War II. Its tungsten round was capable of penetrating 190 mm of rolled armour at a distance of 1,000 m. The gun's tremendous performance enabled the Nashorn to engage enemy tanks while staying out of range themselves. Though only lightly armoured and with a high profile, it stayed in service until the end of the war.

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