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Rail Guns and Howitzers Campaign
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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 05:20 AM UTC
Jeff, how about one of these ?



or a Grille ?



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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 08:12 AM UTC

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"So pretty much anything that is indirect fire, as opposed to direct fire (tanks, TDs, etc.)." ~ Thanks to Mark (AKA Namabiiru)











Jeff







That sums it up guys!







Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:43 AM UTC
Never mind about the recoilless weapons...the 7.5cm gun I have has had some work done on it. I remember now that I had started building it with the idea of mounting it on a halftrack or a captured Universal carrier.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC
Jeff

I'll toss my hat into this ring, too. I have a fair assortment of kits in the SPH cadre - various 105 Le FH - carrying things and stuff mounting that 15cm s.IG.... all good ol' fashioned lob-one-in howitzer type guns mounted on armored chassis...

So, yeah, I'll say I'm going to do one here! (Of course, talk sadly is much easier than finding time to do the build! )

I DO have a question, though... seems like you don't want any Brumbars here, but will allow that rocket-bomb-firing SturmTiger... When that 15cm Sturmpanzer IV "brumbar" was the quintessential fully-armored SPH built to survive wading into the city to knock buildings down and stir rubble in the middle distance! No kind of real direct-fire weapon system, but a true armored mobile howitzer. ???

I could get into THIS campaign with a brummie... but if it's not allowed, it's OK - I can do the brummie over on the new IV campaign and pull down a Grille-M, Grille-H, or maybe 15cm s.IG auf fahrgestelle Pz. 1B, or maybe one of those 10.5cm Le. FH auf Geschutzwagen III/IV or a "Grasshopper" (Heuschrecke) types HERE... I've got choices!

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:41 AM UTC

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I DO have a question, though... seems like you don't want any Brumbars here, but will allow that rocket-bomb-firing SturmTiger... When that 15cm Sturmpanzer IV "brumbar" was the quintessential fully-armored SPH built to survive wading into the city to knock buildings down and stir rubble in the middle distance! No kind of real direct-fire weapon system, but a true armored mobile howitzer. ???

I could get into THIS campaign with a brummie... but if it's not allowed, it's OK - I can do the brummie over on the new IV campaign and pull down a Grille-M, Grille-H, or maybe 15cm s.IG auf fahrgestelle Pz. 1B, or maybe one of those 10.5cm Le. FH auf Geschutzwagen III/IV or a "Grasshopper" (Heuschrecke) types HERE... I've got choices!
Bob




On the 5th reply I wrote: "Self-propelled howitzers, guns etc. Sturmtigers, Brumbars, artillery pieces... tow behinds or rail guns. As long as it's not classified as a combat tank."

So I don't know what you are talking about. Seriously, between you and Alex I may have to cut my hair out so I don't PULL it out!


And yes to the Sturm-Infanteriegeschutz!








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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 01:43 PM UTC
Jeff.

Well….. er….. harrumpf!

I confess that I’m all older and such and much more easily confused than are the youngin’s around here! Easy confusability comes with advancing age - another of the un-sung-but-great benefits of becoming more like an official senior citizen!

So... back on June 19 you did indeed write what you said in reply to my recent post: quote [No limits on gun size, origin or application. Just make sure it's an un-started kit and we should have a wide assortment of weapons!

As far as a start time, I think John will say after December I'm sure. You guys decide how long you want it but one year may be too long.

Self-propelled howitzers, guns etc. Sturmtigers, Brumbars, artillery pieces... tow behinds or rail guns. As long as it's not classified as a combat tank.]quote

And reading it now, it all seems mighty clear on the subject of brummie-inclusiveness to me!

Guess my confusion stems from having only looked back to June 23, when you wrote:

quote [I was hoping for more of Self-Propelled vehicles like the M7 Priest, the Soviet S-51 SPG or a M110A2!! I know we're crossing the line with the Sturmtiger (but no Brumbars) and it can take hits much like a tank, but it didn't go up against armor or tanks.]quote

Which I interpreted as suggesting "nix to the lowly brummie"!

Have patience with us old folks... I'll figure it out in good time!

So maybe I'll grumble in with a brummie... but there's always the Grille or one of those 10.5 Le FH SPH calling!

Bob
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:46 AM UTC
I've already started collecting materials:

Squadron "Self-Propelled Guns in Action"

Tankograd "U.S. WW II Heavy Self-Propelled Artillery M12, M40, M43"

I also grabbel a Barrel Depot turned aluminum barrel for the M12.

Now, I still need to purchase the Academy kit and the Eduard set for it (and always, a couple more books). I've mulled the Verlinden and Legend upgrades, but it seems like they are of dubious value/accuracy.

I'm looking forward to January and getting started.


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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:55 PM UTC
So I don't know what you are talking about. Seriously, between you and Alex I may have to cut my hair out so I don't PULL it out!

I'm not sure why I'm being dragged in to this.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 02:04 AM UTC
We don't drag anyone around here.


I just saw at PMMS a lot of IBG Models Howitzer kits:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/ibg.html








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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 02:17 AM UTC

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We don't drag anyone around here.


I just saw at PMMS a lot of IBG Models Howitzer kits:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/ibg.html

I saw those as well but they are already available here!

Paul

P.s. picked up my LVT(A)4 at the weekend so I am ready to start!







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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 06:27 AM UTC
Jeff,
I asked about the recoilless weapons...in particular the 7.5cm light gun, because of it being not a true howitzer. I think it was a legit question, not something to pull one's hair out over. As the rules state...If in doubt, ask. It's not like I'm asking about weapons like the MLRS, Katyusha, or Zis-3. That are cited as specific examples. If I was trying to nitpick I'd of asked about what-ifs since they aren't mentioned in the rules.

BTW you also don't mention the requirement for WIP pictures. You may want to edit that in.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:17 AM UTC
WOW!!

This is shaping up to being a pretty nice Campaign! 22 brave souls have decided to ENLIST and join us for what certainly is the LOUDEST Campaign here on ARMORAMA!

I might even sign on the dotted line... that is I can get the supply vehicle for my choice.







Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 03:02 AM UTC
I've decided against a towed artillery piece. My backups are all out of stock so, I'll probably be doing a BT-7A or Tamiya Wespe.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:16 AM UTC
I have enlisted and will be doing the Academy M-12 I have the new metal barrel and a PE and resin set to go with the kit as well. ah and a few ref books to boot.

Hope to have my table cleared off and ready to go when this one rolls around.

Sascha(Ironowl)
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 07:21 AM UTC
The M-12 sounds good and welcome aboard!







Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 07:11 AM UTC
I was planning some German WW2 but I forgot I had these in stash



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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 02:36 AM UTC
How can one forget THOSE in their stash John?

And they are from Trumpeter too!








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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:17 AM UTC
I am going to have to pull from this build at this time the kit I had earmarked for the build is currently under construction at my grandsons he wanted to build it with my help I couldn't say no. so if I happen across something that fits I will gladly sign back up.

Sascha(Ironowl)
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC
Awe. You're a good man!



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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:40 PM UTC

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How can one forget THOSE in their stash John?

And they are from Trumpeter too!


Jeff



Well it isn't memory loss otherwise I wouldn't be answering the post... I guess ... wait who am I ? Where am I

Maybe having my stash split in a Garage, a storage room at my old house and again some in my bedroom...
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 08:30 AM UTC
Bought the Trumpeter German Pz.KpfW IV Ausf.F Fahrgestell to supply my Heckle and Jeckle howitzers.



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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 02:49 PM UTC

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Bought the Trumpeter German Pz.KpfW IV Ausf.F Fahrgestell to supply my Heckle and Jeckle howitzers.



Jeff



I got one of those too, heavy box full of plastic & metal.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 03:58 AM UTC
I have a 1/144 Dora I'd love to build, but I don't have the box for the kit. (When I moved across the Atlantic I ditched the boxes of my stash.)

I'll grab the kit the next time I'm home if it's acceptable.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:22 AM UTC
No box aye? Well... let's have John decide if that is acceptable or not. It's one of the basic rules here on Armorama to show the box it came in and not one of MY rules.

At 1/144 there's not much there to build as I have built a Panther and Jagdpanther and used them as fan pulls.







Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:22 AM UTC

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No box aye? Well... let's have John decide if that is acceptable or not. It's one of the basic rules here on Armorama to show the box it came in and not one of MY rules.

At 1/144 there's not much there to build as I have built a Panther and Jagdpanther and used them as fan pulls.


Jeff



No problem, as long as we have a photo of plastic sprues and WIP photos, I have no problems with that.