This week I ordered the following new GHQ minis:
W-101 T-72 TUSK
N-578 Challenger 2 (TES)
N-579 M977 HEMMT Armoured
I got an email from Channing at GHQ today telling me that my order was being processed today … so I expect to see these new minis sometime late next week. I’ll post photos of these the moment they arrive. I’m real curious what the T-72 TUSK will look like, I’ve seen a few versions of the real thing on the Internet … so it’s still anyone’s guess what the GHQ model will look like.
GHQ has already posted one photo of the new Challenger 2. It looks pretty cool.
Here is the beginnings of my latest project, the Baghdad Parade Grounds in 1/285th scale. I’ve been working on the design for this set of game boards for quite a while,,, this is actually why I originally created the “Crossed Swords” miniature that GameCraft sells.
This set of boards will be massive, it’s a total of 12 boards, each one measuring 20″ x 20″. The total size of this will be 60″ x 80″ and that 80″ number is likely to grow as I add additional boards to the east end. If I cheat a little bit in distances I can maybe extend this board to the east far enough to include the Presidential Palace (The Al Sijood Palace).
On April 7th 2003, Task Force 1-64 of the 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade rolled into the Parade Grounds after fighting their way in from the south west. Once at the Parade Grounds there was little to no resistance left in their way. I’m thinking of running a game where the US forces encounter stiff resistance at the Parade Grounds.
The first two photos show the CAD design of these boards, the second one shows the design laid over a satellite photo of the parade grounds.