Warlord Games is taking pre-orders for some new kits over in their webshop. If you want to get your hands on some new ships for Victory at Sea or a new artillery piece for Bolt Action, you'll want to head over and get your name on the list now. Be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they're released.
Only the mighty Yamato displaced more than the massive, yet very fast, Iowa-class battleships. The last battleship to be commissioned by the USA, USS Missouri known as the ‘Mighty Mo’ acted as venue for the Japanese surrender in WWII. Iowa-class ships saw service far beyond the Second World War and were upgraded with modern electronics, weapons systems and cruise missiles – USS Missouri was finally decommissioned in 1992 after a distinguished career.
The Deutschland-class of warships were relatively small, by battleship standards, but were well armoured and carried the type of armament traditionally seen only on battleships. This led to them being nicknamed ‘pocket battleships’. Superb commerce raiders, the Admiral Scheer successfully plied the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, disrupting merchant shipping wherever it went, whilst the Admiral Graf Spee was famously cornered during the Battle of the River Plate and scuttled herself soon after.
At the outbreak of World War Two, Poland possessed many artillery weapons that had been developed many years before. They would be called upon to break apart the encroaching German formations and attempt to slow the aggressors. One of these weapons was the 100mm wz.1914 Skoda, produced by the Czech company and sold to Greece, Hungary and Poland, amongst others - it had been one of the most popular European used howitzers of the inter-war period.