Friday, September 23, 2011
Going on vacation this weekend. The misses and I are travelling to Lake Degray near Bismarck AR for a week. We plan on doing nothing, but relaxing at the campsite and enjoying the State Park. We will bring our kayaks, books and of course I'm bringing miniatures to paint. I hope to have finished 2 squads of Prussian Army soldiers and 2 squads of Karakan insurgents to show you upon my return.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Today Prussia and China signed an arms deal worth 2.8 million Euros. Prussia will buy 5000 Type 97 Assault Rifles shown below and will began production of it's own Type 97 models in two years along with the ammunition rounds. Included in the argreement was the purchase of 5,000 HE artillery rounds, and blueprints for the same.
The PDF expects to have the new rifles in the hands of their troops serving in Karakistan within 2 months.
I have just purchased a pack of Chinese PLA 15mm toy soldiers from Rebel Minis. These will serve as the future basis of the 15mm PDF ground forces. There shall be lamentation in Karakistan!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Delegates from both China and North Korea arrived in Koenigsberg to discuss an arms trade agreement with Prussia. Talks were held at PDF headquarters at Fort Frederick the Great in Koenigsberg. If the talks are successful and a deal is signed, the trade agreement will bring huge stockpiles of Chinese assault rifles, artillery projectiles and other conventional military hardware to Prussia, as well as North Korean missile technology in regards to launch vehicles for communications satellites. At right Prussian ministers confer with their Asian counterparts.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
On the right are Prussian Army troops on patrol in an Karakan town. These troops are part of the 3rd Brigade on deployment under allied Russian command. The soldiers are all wearing the new field gray uniforms. As you can see from the ruins, Karakistan has seen better days.
These are my first 15mm modern minis for my campaign. They are from Old Glory-Command Decision packs. I've decided to switch to an imaginary state for deployment vice Chechnya since I am very unfamiliar with the crisis there.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Prussian Army today announced the roll out of their first Prussian made tanks. The light urban warfare tank, called the Nacht Panzer 8. Below is a picture of the first 5 painted in field gray as per the new PDF orders, formed in a troop on test runs prior to deployment to Chechnya.
Also new information has come out on the PDF's offensive strike capabilities. The army's strike missile systems are at full mission operations and could be a serious threat to Prussia's neighbors. Intelligence reports indicate ground launched "cruise" missiles and there are sketchy reports of a larger possibly ballistic missile. Interestingly Prussia has also manufactured some rather large offensive artillery guns pictured below, the larger gun having possible range to target Warsaw, hence it being dubbed the Warsaw Gun.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The PDF has undergone major reorganization in the past year. The PDF is broken down into two sub-branches: the Prussian Army and the Prussian Navy. Both are headquartered in the capital.
The Army reorganized into 4 brigades. A HQ Brigade in Koenigsberg, 1st Brigade at Fort Frederick the Great. 2nd Brigade at Fort Erwin Rommel and the 3rd Brigade at Fort Falkenhayn. All three brigades serve on rotational deployments overseas. Currently the 3rd Brigade is in allied service with Russia fighting rebels in Chechnya. All brigades contain air, ground and missile elements. As such each brigade is fully operations capable on it's own. Also on a side note, the Prussian Army has abandoned green camouflage and reached into the past with a return to field gray, but in a digitized pattern.
HQ Brigade and Commandant of the Army: Major General Paul von Lettow.
1st Brigade Commander: Brigadier General Luther Suldowolowitz
2nd Brigade Commander: Brigadier General Wilhelm Braun
3rd Brigade Commander: Brigadier General Helmuth Gershwin
The Navy structure is still classified at this time.
Today the Prussian Defense Force announces plans to manufacture the first combat vehicle for urban warfare use. Colonel Albert Brendel head of the PDF Engineers Corps said "We expect to roll out our first tank in the next 6 months." The project name of the tank is Panzer 8. Our forces serving under allied Russian command in Chechnya have repeatedly demanded an small combat vehicle that can fight in urban terrain and out. PDF engineers have come up with a light tank design that can be crewed by 3 troopers, has a top speed of 120 km per hour and can offer field commanders a nice strike package with light and heavy machine guns and a 40mm gun. While urban warfare is not exactly the tanker's dream, many future battles will no doubt take place in an urban environment. The force value of a tank cannot be underestimated in an urban setting in which a commander needs all available combat elements to complete his mission while keeping casualties low This urban warfare tank will become an indispensable tool in our arsenal of freedom.