Photos: Photos of Tony’s Stalingrad game

Below is the story and some photos from Tony Rieger a VFM Enthusiast, who has supported VFM and suggested some great ideas for figures over the years.


I just posted a few photos in my photo section here at the VFM/Yahoo site.The photos are of the 10th anniversary of our Stalingrad game day we ran at one
of the local clubs/stores when they first opened. It was the 60th anniversary of
the famous battle, and this year was the 70th anniversary! So…needless to say,
we decided to do a ‘commemorative’ game at the shop.We had 3 tables (down from the 6 we had at the 60th anniversary game date.) One
represented the worker’s housing area (with its hovels and wooden sheds.) One
table was in front of two factory warehouses and the lats table was in the
administration area near one of the transmission parts manufacturing building.I built nearly all the terrain shown in the photos. Most of it, 10 years ago in
two weeks. The rest is the newer (better) stuff I have been building recently.

Being a purest, I would have loved to have had only VFM figures in all these
shots, but alas… such was not the case. BUT…that said, most were VFM figs
and I knew the die-hard fans here would recognize the VFM figures right off.
Most importantly to me, the fantastic Pioneer figures James made. Every time a
new person asks “Whats the big diff with the Pioneers over the normal infantry?”
is always met by the vets at our games with “Once you face them, you’ll know the
difference.” followed by an evil snicker by everyone.

The Factory/administration section with the Pioneers on it I ran, and I can
attest, the Pioneers raised many eyebrows. The blew holes in the builds (“Why go
all the way around the building when you can make a front door right here?”)
roasted soviet defenders with their Flamethrowers. Disarmed soviet booby-traps
before they inflicted any damage and with all their smoke to cover their
advances, the soviets were frustrated at every turn. There were even a few
Hand-To-Hand fights (rare in most games, but not these.) where their superior
street-fighting came into good use.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

See more pics here.
Thanks Tony for the story, photos, and support.

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