Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Italian SPA Autoprotetto S37. Your Italian Armoured Uber

The Italian SPA Autoprotetto S37 The FIAT SPA S37 Auroprotetto (“self-protected”) was developed in 1941 on the chassis of the FIAT TL37 light artillery tractor. After some trials by FIAT, the Regio Esercito (Italian Royal Army) ordered 150 vehicles in 1942. This lightly armored vehicle was used primarily for police and law enforcement missions, especially […]

There comes a time when  a Man just has to Werf some Nebels

  The German Nebelwerfer Family The Germany Nebelwerfer family. They were known by the recipients of their wares as “Moaning Minnies” or “Screaming Mimi”, because of the frightful sound given by the projectiles in flight. These weapons were called “Nebelwerfer”, or “Smoke Mortar”, not just because they were able to fire smoke ammunition, but also […]

“Oh Chutes!” A Bolt Action Scenario… and .stl

The following is a modification of the scenario “Supply Drop” which was put out by Warlord games on line a few months ago. I have play tested it and tweaked it to remove some ambiguity in the original scenario and playability. I also have designed an .stl of an objective marker ideal not just for […]

You Want Another Great Thing from France? How About The Schneider Model 1917 155mm howitzer!

You Want Another Great Thing from France?  How About The Schneider model 1917 155mm howitzer! The French went to war in 1914 anticipating a quick, fast fight, between large, tightly packed field armies fighting on open ground. They planned, trained and equipped their large military for just that type of fight. It didn’t quite work […]

The Spanish Bilbao armoured car…. Not your average “police” car…

The Spanish Bilbao armoured car Not your average “police” car… This is another one of my niche projects related to the Spanish Civil War (“SCW”). As I wrote in an earlier article, the Spanish Civil War was a large, complex and savage conflict which has been largely lost in the shadow of the Second World […]

You Dirty Beast!! The Spanish Civil War’s Tiznao Armoured Trucks

The Dirty Beast! The Spanish Civil War Tiznao As I noted in my earlier article on the Spanish Civil War (the “SCW”) it was a truly savage war fought by a desperately poor country. Despite arms supplied to the two opposing sides from fascist Germany and Italy and Communist Soviet Union, both sides had to […]

The CV 33-35 / L 3 tankette Italy’s Reluctant Tankette… the AFV they had, not the AFV they needed…

The CV 33-35 / L 3 tankette Italy’s Reluctant Tankette… the AFV they had, not the AFV they needed…   Volumes have been written, and too many jokes told, about how unprepared Italy was for World War 2. We don’t need to rehash that here, but we can quickly review how a small interwar training […]