Thursday, August 4, 2011

LRDG SAS forces in the Western Desert!! mkl

The LRDG SAS forces are in the Western Desert. This is a bit of a WIP type picture as I did not finish some of the forces before I headed out to the Siwa Oasis in Egypt in June of 2011. This place changed hands throughout the Desert Campaign. It was a base for the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) while Siwa was in Allied hands. This picture was taken just a bit NW of Siwa and just to my right was the old road out of Siwa going west. This road was used by British forces. most probably some LRDG trucks rolled by carrying some SAS troopers starting their way on a long journey in the desert to harass Axis forces in Libya. There are enough forces here to make either a full LRDG force or full SAS force. Now just to finish up the jeeps and trucks and I am set. Oh yeah, the infantry is not based at this time because I am going to use the sand gathered here for the basing. Nothing like taking a bit of the ground your forces traveled and having it as your basing material on your miniatures.

DAK reinforcements in the desert!! mkl

The DAK force in Egypt just received some reinforcements. 2 Panzer IV F1, 2 Panzer III G and 3 Panzer III N. Along with the armour is most of the core of a Panzerspah company. 3 SdKfz 223 (radio), 1 SdKfz 231 (8-rad), 1 SdKfz 221 (mg) and 2 SdKfz 222. With the forces I already have I can make the core of a Panzerspah company and the 21st Panzer only armoured cars. Infantry now on the table and hopefully done by the end of the night. In the picture the hot Egyptian sun is making the shadows while I used the flash to brighten up the fronts.