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Resistance campaign idea (mid, end 2006)
Martinnnn
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 04:04 AM UTC
Hi all

Wasn't sure whether I should come up with another campaign idea as there are so many already, but I thought that if I waited to long there would be too many campaigns already and nobody could join mine

So, what's my idea? The thread title reveals it already, a campaign about the resistance, during WW2.

Not only "official" armies were fighting during the war. Civilians sometimes formed groups to fight the German invaders.

There were different formes of resistance:

1 - Active resistance. With this I mean the resistance was actually fighting the Germans. Thing like robbing food distribution centres, killing high-ranking officers, blowing up bridges and telegraph poles, or stealing equipment for own uses.

2 - Non-active resistance. With this I mean hiding Jews or pilots from shot down aircraft, making illegal newspapers etc.



So, what is my idea for this campaign?:

To built a scene (diorama) or single vehicle which shows us something of the resistance. Think about the French Maquis who fought a large battle with German troops in central France in 1944 or the Partisans on the Eastern front who made raids on German supply convoys etc. You can also think about the other side of the story. Built something with Axis anti-resistance troops. Like a captured T-26 which is in special use for fighting partisans. Or German tropps who are searching a house for a shot-down piliot.

So, for both figure and armor modellers there is something to do! Scale goes from 1:76 to 1:16.



Dates:

Start - mid 2006
End - end 2006

So, anyone who thinks this is something nice to do for a change?



Viva la Resistance!

Martin
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 04:13 AM UTC
That would make a change from the normal campaigns. The only problem would be finding suitable figures, but there are some nice possibilities. I'd join if I could find some, maybe a dio of blown up railway line and freight cars using Italeris 1:35 rail stuff.
Sounds like a great idea for a campaign.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 04:51 AM UTC
Hey

You are right about the figures. Not many resistance figs around, but they do excist! Also, you can use about every civil fig around for resistance figures! And don't forget about Russian partisans. On many pics they wear Russian army uniforms. Some Partisan units seem to be more or less equipped with army suff

It's also the reason why I want to allow vehicles etc. For instance a Hetzer during the Warschaw uprising!

Your idea is great with the blown-up railroad. Excactly the kind of thing I'm thinking about!

It won't be an easy campaign in terms of figs, but sure there are enough posibilities!

Martin
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 10:15 AM UTC
This is a very suitable kit if you can find it.

Martinnnn
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 03:58 PM UTC
That is a cool kit! Thanks for posting!

Martin