The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)

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The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)

Post by nevermore » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:48 am

The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)


55 photos uploaded on the website at http://www.victorian-steel.com/ just click on the gallery and sit back click "View as Slideshow" if you want.

The whole Stalingrad sewer is up for sale, not decided on a price as yet but i'm selling it because i want to donate a large sum of cash for those who really need it at "Combat Stress" - its a big piece set at 28mm so be warned.

One evening i was munching on a packet of poppadoms,as daft as it may sound the transparent plastic packaging the poppadoms came in,struck me as a idea for creating the waterfall in the Stalingrad Sewers.

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Everything is scratch built, 12 corridors 2 large rooms,6 corner sections and 4 small hidden pipe sections which could be placed anywhere i wanted a russian to come out of.

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The sections are all 28mm scale, 5 inch wide 3 inch tall, easy for a hand to move a miniature, it also had that space hulk idea, the sewers could be setup differently everytime i wanted to game, with boxes and crates the place could easy give that miniature plenty of cover.

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The Battle of Stalingrad started on the River Don and ended when the Soviets destroyed the Sixth Army’s flanking formations north and south of the city. But the heart of the battle was in the streets of Stalingrad itself.

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This is where the Russian soldiers and militia held the German on slaught. Where the defenders demonstrated an unexpected aptitude for urban warfare. And where both sides developed new tactics to deal with fighting in built up areas.

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Bitter fighting raged for every ruin, street, factory, house, basement, and staircase. Even the sewers were the sites of firefights. The Germans, calling this unseen urban warfare Rattenkrieg ("Rat War")

The factories had extensive underground work – sewers, communications and water-supply systems . Initially the Soviets were unfamiliar with them and made little use of these. Only as the fighting intensified and the soldier integrated with the local factory administration did they start using the underground system.

Sappers and chemical warfare men made breaches in walls, smoked out the enemy, and dug underground mines. In sewers flame-thrower men and sappers with explosives accompanied the storm group.

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Re: The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)

Post by Dropbear » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:08 pm

eye candy is right! I would give the PM's right nut to have that set up for a game!

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Re: The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)

Post by nevermore » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:32 pm

Drinking a hot cup of tea here when i read that comment, laughing and almost spilling my brew,nice comment Dropbear

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Re: The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)

Post by Dropbear » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:40 am

nevermore wrote:Drinking a hot cup of tea here when i read that comment, laughing and almost spilling my brew,nice comment Dropbear
My pleasure, and I hope no tea was hurt in the making of the comment :D

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Re: The battle inside Stalingrad Sewers (eye candy)

Post by nevermore » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:49 pm

No but i now have splatter tea marks on my curtains, looks like something out of the tv series of "Dexter"

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