Tuesday, December 16, 2014


In November at  Hugh Wilson’s we completed a long term project which was a refight of our 20mm Rapidfire Berlin 1945 game.    We first played this game in my garage in 2008 but we decided that we needed to do more work on the game.  Over the years we obtained more large ruined buildings including a considerable number loaned by Kenny Thomson of Falkirk.  In addition Hugh improved the Tiergartern area by adding shell holes and all the shell blasted trees.  Colin Jack and I provided all the figures.  For this version I painted and based 40 extra Soviet and German vehicles to be used in the city area.  They included lots of heavy Soviet armour - IS2s, ISU152s and ISU122s.

View from the Tiergarten

Ruined city centre

Defenders look down on Soviet armour
The game is a race by 2 soviet armies, one starting at each end of the table for the honour of planting the red flag on the Brandenburg gate.  It took us 2 nights to play thru the game – in 15 turns the Soviets had broken all the German defenders including knocking out the mythical Maus.- but had not raise the red flag.
Panther engages IS2s

ISU152s batter the Tiergarten defences at close range
For more photos and descriptions see flickr at

The full OB is already on Bart Zynda’s blog at

Soviet heavy armour column winds thru a side street

Mythical Maus explodes - shot in the rear