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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Enemy Comes


The National Guard was deployed.


Some said they were under- equipped. 


Some said they were under- trained.

Some said they would melt away at the first shot fired.


Some said they could not stand.


None of them knew what would happen.



The men deployed.


And they waited for the enemy to come to them.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

National Guard Troops


They said the National Guard had obsolete weapons.


Rifles and submachine guns from World War Two.


Some weapons so old that they rattled when you shook them.


Weapons like that could not put up much of a fight.


No heavy weapons either, except a few recoilless rifles mounted on weasels.


Can't do much with that kind of equipment.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Type 96 in Action


The Type 96 AA/At gun and crew from Strelets in soft plastic, 1/72nd scale.  No glue needed.


Crew in action in a lightly forested area.


It makes a nice little set up.


Fighting in the city, with Samurai Robot Squad in support.


Shooting through the burning streets.


Allied bombings followed up by ground attack.


The 20mm gun is of little use against the M26 Pershing of the Allies.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Type 96


Strelets Type 96.  Note the location of the two sights.  Hard to tell on the instructions.


Enlarge the photo and look on the trails at the center of the wheels.


The little knob goes up! Same on both sides.


The little gun mount piece in the center is flat on top so the gun fits right.


Finished second gun.


There are four guns in this set, an excellent value.