Monday, January 7, 2013

AWOL (but haven't deserted)

I've been A.W.O.L. from the blog for several months, but finally got some time to catch my breath with a week off from work responsibilities before plunging into the next academic term.

Taking advantage of the time, I built and painted up two Armourfast StuG III's.

I love how quick Armourfast models are to build.

Real life has put a serious dent in my hobby time these past few months. My new year's resolution this year is to make more hobby time, no matter how much work and other obligations scream for me to do otherwise. Hopefully I won't be so absent from my blog.


  1. I'm with you on the Armorfast kits, Great little models and excellent for wargaming.

  2. Armourfast is not really my first choice (honestly, it would be the last I'd buy). There are other Fastbuild Kits (like PSC) out there that are much better.

    Anyways, good job and welcome back to the blogosphere :)

  3. Steve, Nick, Dan, Fran: Thanks guys!

    Mojo: Thanks for the tip on the PSC models. I'll have to give them a serious look.

  4. Good to see you are still around!

  5. Thanks guys! I really hope to get back to some more active modeling and playing this year!


Two Up, One Back

"The dominant (though not the only) tactical formation for the infantry in both attack and defense remained 'two up, one back.' This was a product of the triangular organization that the infantry used from platoon to division level. Triangular units had three main 'maneuver' elements (weapons units did not count as 'maneuver' elements). Rifle platoons had three squads; rifle companies three rifle platoons; battalions, three rifle companies; and so forth. This encouraged commanders to place two of their maneuver units forward while keeping back the third so that it could relieve or reinforce a frontline unit."

--John Sayen, U.S. Army Infantry Divisions 1944-45 (28)