Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Easy Eight M4 Sherman Firefly Hit/Damage Chart

This is the chart most British player want The Firefly.   Basically the only non-soviet tank that could go toe to toe with all the German armor.  Why the US Army didn't adapt their Sherman to use the 17pounder amazes me.  But that is another story that can take up  a lot of pages on this blog.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cincy Con 2018

Cincy Con 2018.  From what I have heard this is a pretty good con.  If your in the Southern Ohio area why not check out the con.  The address is 1715 Fairgrove Ave, Hamilton, OH 45011.   This located between Dayton and Cincinnati  Ohio.

Easy Eight T17E1 Staghound Hit/Damage chart

The T17 and the T17E1 were two American armored car designs produced during the Second World War. Neither saw service with frontline US forces but the latter was supplied, via the United Kingdom, to British and Commonwealth forces during the war and received the service name Staghound. A number of countries used the Staghound after the war, with some of the vehicles continuing to serve into the 1980s.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Inside the BB Iowa gun turret

Never knew how large the turret was on the battleship.  The video goes inside to give one a first hand looks.   The turret is an amazing piece of engineering..

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easy Eight M3 Honey Hit/Damage chart

he M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, is an American light tank of World War II. It was supplied to British and Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Thereafter, it was used by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war.
The British service name "Stuart" came from the American Civil War Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank. In British service, it also had the unofficial nickname of "Honey" after a tank driver remarked "She's a honey".[3] In U.S. use, the tanks were officially known as "Light Tank M3" and "Light Tank M5".
Stuarts were the first American-crewed tanks in World War II to engage the enemy in tank versus tank combat.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Winterfest XXI in Sandusky

Just found out about this con today.  It is mostly a broad game convention at runs for a week. Never knew about before this morning.  Here is a link to the con for anyone interested : WinterFest wargaming    The dates are 16-24 February.  So there is still time to attend.  All photos are by Harry Bolzagna..

Sunday, February 18, 2018

East Eight M3 Grant Hit/Damage Chart

Grow ingup many moons ago (1960) I watched the movie called Sahara.  Humphrey Bogart was an American Tanker with his tank called Lulubelle fighting off hoards of Germans.  That was the M3 Lee while the British version was the Grant.  Great movie and memories from years ago.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

East Eight Cromwell VII Hit/Damage Chart

Cromwell was the forerunner for what would great series of tanks. Having the armor, speed and hit power the British trooper got what they had been wanting.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Easy Eight Valentine III Hit/Damage Chart

 Valentine tank was another good British tank.  It had the same problem as the other early war Britsh tanks as it was under gunned.   Later the Canadian built version had a 6lb gun which could a lot of damage.  The majority ended up servicing as Lend Lease to the Russians.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Easy Eight Churchill Hit/Damage Chart

The Churchill was another tough tank to kill.  The only failing was it was just too damn slow. The other problem is was under gunned in the early part of the war. Later with larger guns the Churchill could go toe to toe with most German armor.