SdKfz. 251/7 Ausf. C two times at the crossroads

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SdKfz. 251/7 Ausf. C two times at the crossroads

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New GB, weee! :mrgreen:

So here is what I intend to do:

It's autumn 1944 somewhere in Poland. Army group Centre has effectively been destroyed in the summer when Operation Bagration hit and shattered it's positions in the Ukraine and Western Russia. Now its remains are busy trying to hang on as good as they can and with Generalfeldmarschal Model one of the more defensive minded "firemen" is in command.
In this situation Heeres-Pionier-Sturmbrigade 627 is trying to create a line of at least slightly fortified positions before the Soviets regain the momentum lost in the later stages of Bagration.
However it will have to stamp out a few Soviet forward positions in order to straighten the line and to that purpose has deployed the mechanized Sturmpioniere (assault engineers) of I battalion in their half tracks.
Unfortunately I battalion command platoon is more or less lost in the mud somewhere in the general direction of the enemy. Unwilling to concede being lost officers and men busy themselves with the attempt to reconstruct just where they are, how they got there and where the hell they are actually supposed to be....

This will be executed (well..projected..)as a bigger diorama with a couple of figures (absolute numbers uncertain) and two pioneer 251/7 Ausf. C, one the command vehicle with the unofficial Pak36 instead of the MG34 or 42 and a more standardized 251/7 Ausf.C in second place, probably at a crossroads with lots of maps and at least two officers debating.

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Of course this will only start once I'm done with the BT-7s, though given their ease of construction this should be fairly soon :D .


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Nice background to the build plan Raoul. :) This is going to be fun to watch. :D

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Go big or go home!

It sounds as though this will be done out in the forests.
Any plans for structures or buildings?
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Great line up Raoul. I have the MasterBox figure set and they look really nice - but it does add up to Splittermuster :?

Should be a great Build :D

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This is quite the project you have planned and something out of your norm for sure. :D

Really looking forward to the progress.

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Please don't tell him he forgot to add a StuG :? :lol:

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*squints eyes* >_< ....ahhhhh.....well yes.. but it's an assault engineer setting, I think the StuG would be inappropriate..sadly :lol: .

As for setting it in a forest... I tend to think of it as a muddy crossroads somewhere ...If I manage to scrap a halfway decent tree together it will be on it but don't count on it :lol: .
What will be on it for certain will be some old ruins (really just leftover stones, nothing fancy) and a catholic way shrine marking the crossroads.


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Raoul Kunz wrote: I think the StuG would be inappropriate..
What the what what!? How is this madness possible? I can't even find words to describe my concern over this statement and its larger ramifications so I'll let others speak for me here.

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Considering the reaction I decided that I should add a late model StuG G (except of course not)! :lol:

I also received another consignment of items to be used in this project =>
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Anyone here catholic? Philipp pointed out that in his experience it is rather unlikely that one of these way shrines would have a full blown Maria figure... :?:
(Of course the religious affiliations of members here really don't concern me in any way, I suppose asking is a bit insensitive... :oops: ...I'm fully prepared to reveal my religious affiliations if anyone wants to know...as long as I get some suggestion about the appropriateness of the Mother of God in this shrine ;) )

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I'm loving this Raoul....you just keep adding more and more stuff to the build :D Fantastic :D

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