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Tank Destroyer/SPG Campaign
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 12:12 PM UTC
Ok had an idea and its mainly Jeff ( PantherF) to thank for the idea .
A Panzerjager/Jagdpanzer Campaign .

Now its not just for German machines ..anything built to kill tanks with tracks or wheels .
No towed anti tank guns ..only wheels and tracks .
Rules are pretty simple .
Anything built to kill tanks with tracks or wheels (ie trucks) from any nation .
Scales ,,1/72 to 1/16th
Time period ,,1900 to present day.
Huge fun factor must be had .
Can OOB or modded to the max .
Only non built models ..no partial builds .

Ya that should cover it

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 12:59 PM UTC
Im in when can we start I havent built anything with tracks and a gun in a while and its making me a little batty or should i say wingy
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 01:03 PM UTC
What the heck... I'm in !!!!!!!!
No matter the time frame... still in 2012 ? Next year ?

Despite the tank killer role ending during the Cold War, MBT's are allowed ?

I'm gonna go with German tank killers for sure, a Marder III / Hornisse or JadgTiger.
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 01:10 PM UTC
Hey Sal and John .. time frame is up for grabs right now ..say 25th June to 25th of November ? hows that sound ?

As for MBT's they are tanks John .. I was thinking more along the lines of tank destroyers ,,an M10 and M36 would be fine tho and of course the Firefly ,,,that is a anti tank gun in that tank and it was mainly built to deal with Germans tanks first of all ..so that counts .
A Sherman 75mm or 76mm is a MBT in todays lingo .
Marder 1/II/III/Nashorn ,any of those ..you know the drill

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 01:22 PM UTC
That's ok with me, the time frame, no problem !

I understand the MBT vs Tanks killer role, no issues there, my Marder's are itching to get on the workbench...
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 01:32 PM UTC

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Ok had an idea and its mainly Jeff ( PantherF) to thank for the idea .
A Panzerjager/Jagdpanzer Campaign .

Phill



Huh? Err, umm ... who? Oh, it wasn't me!

Okay, okay ... I gotta Sturer Emil unbuilt and I think I bought an aluminum barrel for it (stuffed in the box) I'll have to dig out.

I have 2 1/2 of the Campaigns almost finished, so one more won't hurt! Plus I heard Trumpeters are easy ~ peasy to build.

(Plus, I have all my shelving completed)








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 01:37 PM UTC
Jeff it was you alright matey and it was your fault cause you wouldn't let me use one of my Panzer IV/70's in your campaign and that got me thinking ,,thank you for that buddy
The Emil is a nice kit ,,brought one years ago ..if i remember right it went together with out issues ,,even the tracks look good .. you shouldn't have a problem .

Phill

PS ..3 down .. 7 to go
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Jeff it was you alright matey and it was your fault cause you wouldn't let me use one of my Panzer IV/70's in your campaign and that got me thinking ,,thank you for that buddy
The Emil is a nice kit ,,brought one years ago ..if i remember right it went together with out issues ,,even the tracks look good .. you shouldn't have a problem .

Phill




PS ..3 down .. 7 to go






Yeah, I really felt bad afterwards about that.

Well, I have do a few Jagdpanzer IV kits too that need to see the light of day, so you could make it a Jagdpanzer only build if you want?

Either way I'm there!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 10:22 PM UTC


I'm in if it's got a late 2012 start date! Got a few tank destroyers in the stash,

Jason
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 10:40 PM UTC
Jeff ,, Well one thing which will work mate is running both of these campaigns together ,,ya know link em up ,,get the best of both worlds then ,,it covers both types of machines and offers the two ribbons
It also means twice the amount of fun now that works for me .

Jason .. Time wise i am looking at 25th June to 25th of November ,,hows that work for ya ??

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 11:45 PM UTC
DML SU-85 or SU-100 for me
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 02:24 AM UTC
Ok I just pulled my Dragon Kit # 6262 Panzerjager II out of my stash and looked in the box. This kit is filled with goodies
Magic Tracks
3 PE frets
Metal barrel
all sorts of storage ammo and crates and
marking and decals for 11 different vehicles

I hope this gets the required number of people I cant wait to build this kit
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 03:55 AM UTC
I will rename this thread to "Tank Destroyers" instead of using something that implies the campaign is strictly for German stuff.
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 04:07 AM UTC

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I will rename this thread to "Tank Destroyers" instead of using something that implies the campaign is strictly for German stuff.



Phill did say that an M10 or M36 would work too but we all know ya really gotta build a Panzerjager or a Jagdpanzer.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 09:49 AM UTC
Morning guys ..

Gary .,.. that's all good mate ..might get more people interested in this campaign

Anthony ,, Welcome matey and very nice choose

Jeff ,,Well i am half German and half Sicilian so its pretty clear which way i was going to go wasn't it ,but then again i might surprise ya ..probably not tho

Ok the list so far is this
Sal,, ltb073
John,, Nito74
Jeff,, PantherF
Anthony,, Tojo72
Me,,Wardukwnz
and a maybe Jason,,Jasonbee71

Keep em coming guys

Phill
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 02:07 PM UTC
What do we classify these as? Not really a tank destroyer.



What a beast!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 02:13 PM UTC
Jeff matey that there is a Panzer 1 SPG with a SIG33 150mm gun ,,its a assault gun ,,pretty under weight chassis for the gun and they didnt last long but still cool .
Ya know thats one model i have always wanted to build and one day i will

Phill
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 06:17 PM UTC

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Jeff matey that there is a Panzer 1 SPG with a SIG33 150mm gun ,,its a assault gun ,,pretty under weight chassis for the gun and they didnt last long but still cool .
Ya know thats one model i have always wanted to build and one day i will

Phill




Oh, I know what is was used for (and what it is) but too bad it doesn't fit into this category.

That's the beauty of these SP guns ... they almost all look the same but perform different roles.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 09:23 PM UTC
Jeff ,, ohh i totally agree .. its like the Nashorn and the Hummel ..same machine in so many respects but two totally different jobs .
Its got me thinking mate ..still have plenty of time ..name change to this proposal .
Going to make it both .. Tank destroyer/SPG campaign .
Think it might pull in more people and it will open up the choices bigtime .

Phill
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 12:25 AM UTC

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Jeff ,, ohh i totally agree .. its like the Nashorn and the Hummel ..same machine in so many respects but two totally different jobs .
Its got me thinking mate ..still have plenty of time ..name change to this proposal .
Going to make it both .. Tank destroyer/SPG campaign .
Think it might pull in more people and it will open up the choices bigtime .

Phill




You may have something there and it is your idea on the vehicles. Something I should have thought of on the StuG idea, just never thought of opening it up like that but there are 24 people who obviously agree on the subject matter so I won't try to fix something that's not broken.

I was only following suit on the "unstarted kit" rule as every other Campaign has done so. It's no big deal to me, just trying to be consistent like those before me.

But you're right ... Tank Destroyer ~ Self-Propelled Gun Campaign (or something close to that) might work better?








~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 06:44 AM UTC
Count me in. I'll have to see how the second half of the year plays out as far as models go. I might be October before I start though.

I have an ASU-85 in the stash...will that work? I got it for Christmas and haven't even opened any of the sprue bags yet.
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 09:27 AM UTC
Jeff ... Decided to go with my idea and now the name has changed ..thanks to Gary for the change .
Its opened the door wider now so anything TD or SPG can join which works even better ...much more scope and larger choice .

Alex ,, ASU 85 is very welcome mate as you are fact it would very cool indeed to see that machine in here .

Phill
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 09:46 AM UTC
Sounds like a plan!

I'm rich in both TD's and SPG's so maybe a dual build there as well? Maybe one could be burned out on the side of the road or abandoned.

I gotta build down my stash or sell some stuff off.









~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 02:39 PM UTC
ok, I'm in. I'm pretty sure I have a panzerjager I in the stash, but it might be a flakpanzer I, in which case I will find something else, but either way, tank killing is one of my favorite topics.

Happy Modeling, -zon
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 07:24 PM UTC
Zon matey ,,Welcome dude and i am looking forward to what ever you knock out man ..will be cool

Phill