Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Cold War Gone Hot - French battle group armour

 So here is the start to another little wander . Even though I have a bucket load of 1/300 1980s stuff I am doing a 15mm force too . The aim being to do 7 Days to the Rhine. We have a lot of 15mm terrain which is easily useable as well. Battlefront Team Yankee has seen some very good deals in the sales for starter sets etc - even better at sales time where I have picked stuff up . Rather than go with Brits/US/West Germans we are doing some of the smaller nations . James M has Dutch armoured units already so I have added in a French battle group. I have completed the armoured element , the infantry will be along shortly .


I went for a NATO 3 colour camo scheme which is more early 90s than 80s French green but I’m good with that . I had picked up an AK colour set and broke out the airbrush . 

The battlefront kits are nice and simple to put together , which took a few nights 

The 2 Gazelle helicopters provide some air support 

For the opposition I am starting with some East Germans 


  1. Those look great, and of course 80's French kit is delightful as well, being so... different. Are you painting up some infantry as well?

    1. Cheers , yes there is a platoon and extra Milan teams to do on the desk at the moment

  2. Very nicely done Dave a yet another project races out the blocks !

    1. Indeed. But this will have a limit to it !