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Why Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos

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Russia is taking back World War II-era tanks from Laos because, well, Moscow needs a star, lots of them. The Russian Defense Ministry said this week that 30 T-34 tanks had arrived in the far eastern port of Vladivostok after a 4,500-kilometer (2,800-mile) journey from the Southeast Asian nation. They soon will be on their way to the Moscow area. Until recently, the tanks were on active duty in the Laotian military, almost 80 years after first being introduced into the Soviet military in 1940. The T-34 was the backbone of Soviet armor in World War II and beyond. "No tank affected the outcome of World War 2 as the Soviet T-34 Medium Tank series," according to the militaryfactory.com website . Some 57,000 were built before the war ended in 1945, a number so large that "availability in numbers certainly played well for the Soviets as T-34s could swarm enemy positions seemingly at will," militaryfactory.com says. T-34 production continued into the Cold

Wargaming Projects, 2018

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Wargaming Projects during 2018, I've actually been really good this year I've managed to stick with one project all the way through the year, I am hoping to continue this formula during the coming year what time will tell. Wargaming Projects The three projects below are my main interests at various stages of completion. further down are a list of distractions which keep me from completing my main interests. I haven't touched this project since 29 November 2017, and then it was only to write an article the last bit of modelling I did was on November 2014, so it's been 4 years since I touched it. However I did buy both  Celtic Warrior Army & Caesarian Roman Army Kickstarter by Lancer Miniatures. 10mm Caesars Gallic War Project   Gallic & Celtic Army  99% complete Caesarian Roman Army. 0% complete Imperial Roman Army . 99% complete Painting Gallic & Celtic Warbands . 99% complete Painting Germanic Warbands . 0% complete Pain

Games Played, 2019

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Games played during the course of 2019 at either the Grimsby Wargames Society or my Operations Room, (Purpose built shed at the bottom of the garden) using the various rules I use. Aliens Rules 0 Black Powder Rules 0 Cold War Commander Rules 0 Dropzone Commander Rules 0 Hail Caesar Rules 0 Rapid Fire Rules  0 Zombie Rules 0 Kriegspiel is what i use for running campaigns. 1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Rapid Fire 2) What armies were confronted? - Russian vs German 3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes 4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No 5) How many players were in the game? - 4 14th Oct 2019, Russians vs Germans, Club 1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Rapid Fire 2) What armies were confronted? - Russian vs German 3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes 4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No 5) How many players were in the game? - 4 7th Oct 2019, Russi

Wargaming Expenditure 2019

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This is an attempt for me to actually record how much I spend in a year on wargaming, so if I can keep up adding stuff to it, it will be interesting to add it all up in December. Figures & Scenery Bought B & Q Filler £3.00 Pendraken Miniatures £75.00 NOCH Summer meadow grass £13.00 10mm WW2 / german - 12 trucks from eBay £27.01 Preiser 9010 Railway Personnel £2.94 Pendraken Miniatures 1 x FRE15 - Civilians / refugees (6) £1.75 1 x GEA4 - Sailors £5.25 1 x GRA1 - 20mm AA with limber and crew (formerly code GR59) £2.95 1 x GRA2 - 20mm quad AA with crew (1) (formerly code GR56) £2.95 1 x RP7 - Cossack cavalry £5.25 1 x SVV26 - Tachanka (formerly code SV49) £24.10 Pendraken Miniatures 1 x HUM-EV-2 - Evoco brush, size 2 £1.10 2 x HUM-PA-3/0 - Palpo brush, size 000 £2.30 1 x NW11 - Pack mule team with mountain gun £5.25 1 x NW12 - Pack mule team with maxim gun £5.25 1 x RP7 - Cossack cavalry £5.25 £24.45 Hornby Controller from eBay £4.