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2019 - 2020 Wish List for Modern, '47, WWII Micro Armor
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: 2019 - 2020 Wish List for Modern, '47, WWII Micro Armor Reply with quote

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, with the publication of the 2018-2019 new model list, it is time to start thinking about the NEXT list, particularly for those of you unsatisfied with the offering so far. Please, no acrimony. If you don't mind, let's organize a bit for GHQ to make their task easier. List by era - MODERN, '47, or WWII, and let's ADD WWI. Then, each line, country vehicle type, model number. Many of you can probably copy and paste last year's list, perhaps editing just a bit, to make it easier.

The purpose of this list is to compile a list of SUGGESTIONS for GHQ's CONSIDERATION. It is up to GHQ to determine what it considers worthy of production. So list what you want. If you don't ask, GHQ can't say 'YES!'


EXAMPLE:

MODERN

US Tank MBT-70

'47

US APC M75

Uniformity makes for a quicker read and easier tally. Please EDIT your list when you have additions. This also simplifies GHQ's task, should they decide to give credence to our list. You don't have to do it this way, of course, or even use this thread, but it is in our interest to make GHQ's effort easy. You also might prioritize your list highest to lowest.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:07 am    Post subject: Q Reply with quote

Here is my wish list for 2019-2020, alas, largely unchanged from the previous year. I have added some info for GHQ's consideration.

MODERN

US - M577 CANVAS EXTENSION (old-style (70s-80s) - stand alone no vehicles, so we can just add them to the M-577s when emplaced or remove them to move. We can use them with ones we already have or add to ones we buy in future. My preferred version of the extension is the one in use from the late 1960s at least through 1st Gulf. I have extensive experience serving with it, it was in service for at least 25 years, and was used at both battalion and brigade level in armor and mechanized units, not to mention arty battalions. In wargaming Cold War combat, it is essential to represent emplaced command centers. There were 5 M577s in each H series TOE tank and mech battalion, and 7 in the J series, the arty brought one to tie into the TOC, and there were often more hooked in to a brigade headquarters. Armored Cavalry squadrons had them at troop level, as well. I have only seen a picture of ONE extension like the one issued by GHQ, and it was a 15mm model. I could EASILY be wrong, but I just find no evidence for the GHQ model in pics and I never saw one while on active duty or around military posts - my wife served until 1998. I have seen a new model that is the approximate size of the one I am familiar with, and I would be willing to accept that. Until then, I will make my own or purchase them from another company that might make them. I'm just stubborn about this and I apologize, but I am just not going to purchase any of the rump 577s. A bn TOC might see S-3 and S-2 track back to back, the arty fire support 577 alongside one or the other. The signal 577 at another location, the mortar 577 with the mortars, and the medic 577 with the aid station, a total of 5 bn 577s plus the arty track. J series battalions had two M577s in mortar and medical platoons.

US - RECOVERY VEHICLE, M88A1 HERCULES. This long-serving, long-suffering mainstay is in desperate need of an update. It may not be the pride of the battalion, but without it, pride don't ride.

US - TANK, XM-803. 120mm version I switched to the M803 from the MBT 70 because I think the 803 is the one that would have gone into service. The 120mm gun was already being looked at as an alternative to the 152mm gun/launcher and, in testing, would have been selected, since problems were already established with the longer barreled 152mm gun slated for MBT70 and the experience with the M551 and M60A2 reinforced the negatives. The 20mm cannon was also a problem and would have been eliminated. I remember talking with M114 crew about difficulties with the 20mm, as well. The M803 would offer a good bridge between the M60 series and M1s to cover the 1970s and early 80s. It was much faster and more maneuverable than M60, had innovative armor, although it was not Chobham armor, and new gunnery engagement systems. If GHQ wants to go with the 152mm gun instead, that offers advantages and challenges, as well. The longer barrel provides a higher muzzle velocity for the gun round, which offers increased range over the 1500 meters of the M60A2. The 20mm would require a dice roll decision concerning malfunctions of various kinds, and then, for either tank, there is the possible driver disorientation resulting from his position location in the turret. And it looks COOL! I would like to see the XM803 with 120mm gun, without the 20mm cannon, and maybe a .50 at the commander's position. I would like 2 54-tank battalions of these. Incidentally, there is a great pic on the internet of what I would like to see - an XM803 with a remote mg station at the cdr's hatch. There is a line drawing of the XM803 on page 146 of the 2015 edition of R. P. Hunnicutt's "Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank, Volume 2."

US - TANK, XM-1 General Motors version. Yep, I know it wasn't selected. Among other things, the Chrysler product had the preferred gas turbine and GM went with the safer bet in a diesel. The Germans get a lot out of their diesel, though, if you've ever seen a LEO II maneuver (just look on YouTube) and the GM version probably would be on par at this point and therefore competitive. It would be the better choice for logistics support, as its fuel consumption would be lower. The tank is a good-looking beast and would make a nice alternative to the Chrysler product. Put a 120mm gun on it, please. I wasn't part of the decision, of course, but as the two were competing, I favored the General Motors version over the Chrysler one for looks as well as the diesel engine. I see 2 54-tank battalions of the XM-1(GM) in my collection. I think both the M803 and the M1(GM) tanks would add some variety to your wargaming, too. There is a 4-view line drawing on page 184 of the 2015 version of R.P. Hunnicut's "Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank, Volume 2.

US - GOER, M-520 Cargo (4 cargo, crane to convert 1 if desired, to recovery)
US - GOER, M-559 Fuel Service
The GOER series of logistics haulers entered service on a trial basis in Vietnam and performed well. The cargo, fuel service, and wrecker version served in tank battalions throughout the 70s, along with its articulated little brother, the M561/M792 Gamma Goat. They were amphibious to a degree and maneuverable cross-country. Performance suffered on hardball roads because the only suspension was their oversized tires. They could develop a bounce traveling at speed, which was only 31 mph, which resulted in loss of control. The lack of protection for the driver in the cab would result in fatality, something experienced by my unit. Although some mech battalions had more 5-ton trucks in lieu of GOERS, they served in tank, mech, and arty units where I was. We had problems with parts, and often had to locally procure any we could from Caterpillar distributors in country. We had GOERS in both USAREUR and Stateside units. I have a requirement for 11 battalions' worth, 10 GOERS each. One was a wrecker and the others were fuel service and haulers.

US - M60 TANK TURRETS. Adding M60 turrets to my list. The first, round turret, flat top, which GHQ discontinued years ago. The M60 equipped armor battalions and cavalry squadrons in the early '60s. Since the same chassis can be used as is already used for the M60A1 and M60A2, this is a less-expensive effort. Yes, there is a slight difference. The M60 chassis only had one front shock absorber per side rather than the two per for A1 and A2. We can ignore that. I'd like 1 battalion, eventually, of M60s. I have tried to substitute M48 turrets, but as mentioned before, they don't look right. Maybe just make the mold and and make the turrets to order. The Israelis used these early, original, M60s. I would like the option of the low-profile Israeli cupola or the US standard cupola.

US - MARINE EXPEDITIONARY ASSAULT VEHICLE. Yes, I know it was cancelled, but it is such a fantastic, CAPABLE vehicle for Marines assaulting a beach and continuing to operate inshore. It is a real game changer for the Marines for those including them in a game. Although my Marine contingent is relatively small, I am interested in a battalion of these.

UK - SULTAN COMMAND POST VEHICLE (with extension?). We have all kinds of Brit vehicles and don't have the appropriate command and control vehicle? C'mon... I only have a requirement for about 10.

UK - CVRT II 30mm This one was used in Iraq by Brit armored cavalry units, an improvement over the Scimitar. I need 18.

UK - Conqueror heavy tank Sentimental. If M103 sales aren't going well, neither will this one, although the Brita may be more enthusiastic about it. From what I read, the Conqueror was deployed in troops (platoons) of three to Centurion squadrons (US company) rather than as their own squadrons and regiments. I don't have a Centurion squadron, but would be inclined to assemble a Conqueror squadron, but likely nothing larger. This would fit in at the extreme limit of your '47 stuff. I would probably use 18.

UK - Ajax combat vehicle system. British Army will receive its first production vehicles by the end of 2018. This vehicle will replace current armoured infantry and reconnaissance vehicles.

'47

US - TANK, M48A1 with fuel drum rack.

US - CARRIER, PERSONNEL- M59
These two are at the end of your '47 period. Without the fuel drums on the back, the gasoline-driven M48A1 had a range of just 70 miles. Press THAT into your wargame and you MUST include logistics - gotta have fuel. The M88 had a provision for transferring fuel (it was a gasser at the time, too) in an emergency to its short-ranged little brother. ( I dropped the M75 for now.)

WWII

German - MERCEDES-BENZ 770 6-wheeled staff car. How could we pass this one up?


In general, I have to back the guys clamoring for modern troops. I don't use 'em myself, but they all have a point. It's difficult to have a wargame without those troops.

If you are looking for references for modern US vehicles, R.P Hunnicutt's series on heavy, medium, and light tanks, main battle tanks, Bradleys, etc is in reprint on Amazon for much more reasonable prices than the originals.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MODERN

- British Ajax tank
- Ultramodern British Infantry Support Weapons
- Armata Vehicle family
- British Coyote recce vehicle
- M3 Alligator Bridge Combat Command
- US HEMMTT- mounted Laser System

'47

- None

WWII

- Bailey Bridge Combat command
- Italian Command Pack with staff car and radio truck
- Russian Vorshilovets artillery tractor
- Churchill 'Funnies' add-on pack (like the one for Shermans) with Bobbin, SBG and Fascine plus cradle
- British 15cwt radio truck
- Engineers for main protagonists
- Auster Recce Aircraft

WWI

- None
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello GHQ !
I have described really important vehicles in more detail.

My wishes....

MODERN:

US (M113 with 120mm Mortar)
US Stryker M1135 Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle

US M977 HEMMT with Rocket Ammunition for M142 HIMARS (OR only the Ammunition) It would be great for the logistics, if you can also set up for the M142 replenishment.

US LAV-MEWSS Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System

US MaxxPro Dash (Variant of the MaxxPro. Used in Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United States (over 800 units)

US Caiman (BAE)
US HMMWV ZEUS-HLONS (HMMWV Laser Ordnance Neutralization System)
US HMMWV Active Denial System
US HMMWV Ground Mobility Vehicle (Special Forces Variant)
US HMMWV Remote Electric Drive-Turret (RED-T)
US HMMWV mounted SPEAR Lightweight Mortar System
US Ranger - Special Operations Vehicle (based of the land rover defender)
US Growler - Internally Transportable-Light Strike Vehicle (ITV-LSV)
US Oshkosh HET -> Heavy Equipment Transporter (Tank Transporter)
US Bradley AMEV/AMTV
US Bradley EBFV(Engineer Bradley Fighting Vehicle)
US M1A2 SEP TUSK II
US M88A2 HERCULES „Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System“ (a modern M88 update)
US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

US CUCV (Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle) ~1980s Truck - support for frontline forces, such as cargo transport, troop transport, first aid, and communications. CUCVs are not built for direct frontline combat use.

US M4 C2V (BAE Systems - Command and Control Vehicle)
US M167 VADS (Vulcan Air Defence System) - 20mm HE
US M44 (T16) APC (3+24 Men)
US LARC-V
US LARC-XV
US LARC-LX
US M51 Heavy Recovery Vehicle (for the M103A2 Tank)

US/GER All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) - Polaris MV 850 - (wheeled or with chains)

US and GER Interim Fast Attack Vehicle (Marines and German special force vehicle) [/u]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interim_Fast_Attack_Vehicle

GER Dingo 2A1 and A2 An important vehicle for the Bundeswehr. Often used in Afghanistan with "Fuchs" and "Marder".

GER Wiesel 1 and 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiesel_AWC Also an important vehicle for the Bundeswehr. There are the Wiesel 1 and the Wiesel 2. The Wiesel 1 is slightly smaller than the Wiesel 2. Both models have many variants. The Bundeswehr has deployed the Wiesel in various missions (UNOSOM II, IFOR, SFOR, KFOR, TFH, ISAF).

GER Artillery Radar COBRA
GER ATV Yamaha Kodiak 400 (Quad)
GER Berge- und Kranfahrzeug BKF 35-4
GER sgeBAF Bison
GER MOWAG Eagle IV
GER LKW 15t mil gl MULTI
GER Luftüberwachungsradar (LÜR)
GER ESK Mungo (air-transportable, armoured multirole transport vehicle of the German Army for its Airmobile Operations Division and Division Special Operations.- with the CH-53 - ~396 vehicle in the Bundeswehr)
GER Nahbereichsrradar (NBR) (on LKW 15t mil gl)
GER Schwerlasttransporter SLT Elefant (comparable to HETS M1070)
GER HF-Funk (High Frequency / Kurzwelle) (on 2t Unimog)
GER Minenräumpanzer Keiler

GER Minenwerfer Skorpion (Basic M 548 A1 G) The vehicle can put in a short time a temporary minefield (for 3 days). After time, the mines destroy themselves. A good tactical vehicle in combat and later safe for civilians.
GER Pionierpanzer 2 Dachs

New German Helicopter
H145M LUH SOF (Light Utility Helicopter Special Operation Forces) for "Kommando Spezialkräfte" (KSK) and "Kommando Spezialkräfte Marine" (KSM)(May be with weapon pylon)

GDR Army SPW 50PK(MRF)

IDF Trailblazer Gordon Does the IDF have a recovery tank in the GHQ production list?

IDF M557
IDF Caterpillar D9

IDF Hamer Siyur (IDF Forces Humvee) For the Israeli army is missing a tactical special vehicle in the production list

IDF ATMOS 2000

JSDF Type 60 Self-propelled 106 mm Recoilless Gun (In Service 1960-2008)

Russia DT-10P Vityaz

Russia T-14 Armata The newest tank of the Russian Army. A must have for every collector and player!!!

Russia T-15 BMP Armata
Russia T-16 BREM Armored Repair-Evacuation Vehicle
Russia T 55TK (Recovery tank)

Lebanon M113A2 w/ ZU-23-2 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Canadian Version TTAPV
Canadian Mobile Tracked Vehicle Engineering (MTVE)

UK Mastiff fitted with Choker Mine Rollers

Chilean MS-1 Alacran (Chilean Halftrack)

Czech OT-810 ( Czech defense industry Version of Sd.Kfz. 251 - Last in Service 1980 )
Czech Dana-M1
Czech RM-70 multiple rocket launcher

FRA Jaguar EBRC 6x6 (reconnaissance and combat armoured vehicle - French Army- replace the - AMX-10RC)
FRA Crotale FU AA System (French Cold War & now)

SWE Archer Artillery System (Sweden)
RSA G6-52



WW2:


US Diamond T & Rogers trailer
US Sherman 290mm Rocket Launcher
US Willys 6x6 "Super Jeep"
US M23 ammo trailer
GER Focke-Achgelis Fa 223
GER German Staff Car "G4"
GER Bergepanzer Tiger I
GER Bergepanzer 38(t)

All Countries Multi-Detail Packs: Tent, Amunition Box, Jerrycans, Crates, Cable Reels
US - modern mine roller


Wehrmacht '47:
GER Panzer VII Löwe
GER Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a/U2


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez, Brutzel, leave something for someone else to ask for...!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that Wish Lists aren't limited to what's realistically feasible for GHQ to commercially produce. If the Wish List was limited to things that might realistically sell ?200 packs or whatever GHQ needs to make a profit then things might look different!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they have for through some pretty obscure models - Russian Aerosans, Stuka zu Fuss 135s, etc., and so while what you say is logical, I do think they take a gamble now and then after listening to customers. Or maybe that is just wishful thinking.

WW2:

German Sdkfz 253 observation vehicle
German Sdkfz 7 Diana SPAT
German SdAH ammo and utility trailers - various
Engineers - all major players
Italian Command Pack (I second the motion)
UK Hamilcar Glider
U.S., UK Paratrooper drop containers and supplies
Portage, tracks, wheels, etc. to accessorize all vehicles
More Sherman variants (haha JUST KIDDING)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, there are still some specific Sherman variants that would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MODERN
1950's North Korean and Chinese troops

'47
none

WW2
Australian troops with long pants and some helmets (Later Pacific war and Korea). We used a mix of UK and US equipment, so no existing figures come close.

Australian troops from the 1960's and 70's (vietnam). Boonie hats and SLR's.Would also cover a number of other countries of the period.

UK command pack with Humber 4x4 command car, 15cwt wireless body (FFW is an easy enough conversion of the existing Morrris 15cwt), 15cwt water (and no, the water trailer in the US pack is not in any way appropriate). I'd suggest a mix of 2/1/2.

Modify the existing Bedford QLD pack to include an extra cargo body so the radio body is an OPTION. It is the only truck pack that only has 4 functioning cargo vehicles.

Russian SMG troops
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see some gaps in the 1950-75 range filled in to complete the good work GHQ has done there. I think we'd be better off concentrating on the basic vehicles and the esoteric variants can then be converted.

Israel
M38 Jeeps (MG and RCL, also used by Jordan....)
M48/60 and Centurions with ERA for '82
Ti-67 (captured/modified T-54/55)
Merkava III (way different beats to the Mk IV supplied by GHQ)
FAL-armed infantry for 67-73
A-4N Skyhawk (late version, will also do for USMC A-4M)
(BTW, thanks for the TCM-20 SPAA half-track in this year's releases - that saves me some tricky conversion efforts....Smile

UK
Stalwart 6x6
Conqueror heavy tank
SLR-armed infantry (and the CG 84mm RCL......Smile. Give these booney/giggle hats and they can be Aussies for the same period....
Ferret scout car with ATGM
Hawker Hunter
Blackburn Buccaneer
English Electric Lightning
Hawker Harrier (with optional nose to cover GR1 & GR-3, also USMC AV-8A)
Sepecat Jaguar (optional noses for UK/French variants)


Canada/Netherlands
M113 C&R (50cal version for Canucks and 25mm for Dutch)


USA
M48A1 (early version with pintle 50cal and fuel drums on rear - used by Jordan & Pakistan)
F100 Super Sabre
F-4E Skyhawk (with optional 'hump' so it can cover a wider date-range)

There really aren't TOO many figures to fill the major gaps in this line (aside from he aircraft, which will probably take ages......)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OBe, GHQ used to make that Israeli T55/105mm conversion. I suppose sales fell off. I think I still have 5 somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it was a really old one. I seem to recall it was simply a T-54/55 model with a 105mm barrel.
The actual vehicle had additional stowage racks etc around the turret, modifying its appearance to distinguish it from the Arab vehicles, plus mounts for 30cal MGs.
Given that we have a quite new T-54 model from GHQ, it would take minimal modification to the master mould to produce the new variant. Even the older T-55 variants are still excellent models and could form the basis of the Ti-67.
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I'm big on infantry for modern, sorely need some extra bits and bobs there now Smile

MODERN

- Cold War Commonwealth Western Infantry. FAL/SLR rifles, Carl Gustav recoilless rifles, Bren gunners, 51mm light mortar. Some riflemen may also have the ENERGA anti-tank grenade on their rifle.

- Cold War Commonwealth Heavy Weapons. 81mm mortars. GPMG on tripod/ prone. Radio Guy and Commander. AT heavy weapon is a BAT 120mm heavy recoilless rifle. Rocketman with a LAW80, or more Carl Gustav gunners. Sniper with L24 rifle.

(The above could also be marketed as Israeli or Rhodesian/ South African forces for the most part, aside from the BAT and Bren most of this equipment was also used by both of them as well).

- US Cold War Infantry.
M14s and M16s. Prone/ walking M60 gunners and man carrying ammo. M-79 gunners. Troops carrying LAWs on their backs. Radio men and command. M9 Flame-thrower operators.

- US Cold War Heavy Weapons.
Mostly platoon heavy weapons. TOW Missile Team. M40 106mm Recoilless Rifle Teams. Tripod mounted M2HB. 107mm mortar team.

- US Cold War Support Weapons.
Squad level heavy weapons. 81mm mortars. M67 Recoilless Rifle operator. M21 Sniper Rifle. Redeye anti-air missile. M60 on tripod. Mk19 grenade launcher.

- Australian Infantry 2000's
EF88 Austeyr carrying infantry. Some carrying LAWs. EF88 with grenade launcher attachment. Command and signals. Man carrying F89 SAW (Minimi/ M249). Carl Gustav operators. FN MAG gunner prone/ walking.

- Australian heavy weapons 2000's
Mk47 automatic grenade launcher. Javelin ATGM. RBS-70 CREWPADS. M2HB machine gun position. 81mm mortar. Sniper team with either AW50 or L96 rifle.

- "Modern Insurgencies 2000's+"
AK rifles/ FN-2000/ M16/ G3/ G36 rifle variants, basically throw a firearm here and it would make sense.
RPG-7 and M72 LAW. SVD Dragunov. M249 SAW or RPD light machine gun. Radio and Comms.

- "Modern Insurgences Heavy Weapons"
M40 106mm recoilless rifle. TOW launcher. HJ-8 missile launcher. M2HB/ DShK tripod MG.

- "Modern Insurgencies Support Weapons"
Medium machine gun in prone/ walking. MG-3/ M-240 or PKM variant. Panzerfaust 3 AT rocket launcher. Sniper rifle of some sort. FN-6 anti-aircraft missile. 81mm mortar. RPG-29 heavy rocket launcher.

Looking more towards a semi-professional look, so at least some uniformed element to it.

- Chinese PZL-45 artillery. Type 59D upgraded tank. Type 59 normal tank. PGZ-07 anti-aircraft tank.

- Modern US - Stryker MSL carrier.

-Other modern. Rooikat armoured car. G5 155mm artillery and G6 Rhino SPG. LAROM-160 MLRS.

'47

- None

WWII

- Italian Semovente da 75/34 and Semovente da 105/25
- 21st Panzer Division vehicles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OBe, I'm right with you on that M48A1. CinC makes M113 C&R in both Canadian and Netherlands versions while we wait for GHQ to get to it. I would PREFER a GHQ version.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Wishlist 2019-2020 Reply with quote

Here are my top 10 items each for World War II and Cold War and Arab-Israeli Wars. This is where my primary gaming interest is and hope to see some of these items on next year's list.

World War II

1. T-34 1940. Lots of these for Barbarossa and this will complete virtually all the T-34 models in the GHQ lineup.

2. British Heavy Weapons. Last year, GHQ added the various AT weapons in a separate pack for the British. Right now, the regular infantry has no Vickers MGs, 3 inch Mortars, and could use a re-make of the 2 inch mortar without the bi-pod as currently depicted.

3. U.S. Heavy Weapons. We need M1917 and M1919 MGs with 2 man crews. Also 81 and 4.2 inch mortars with 2 man crews.

4. Russian Heavy Weapons. Maxim MGs w. 2 man crews, 82 mm mortars w. 2 man crews, and 50mm mortars without bipods.

5.British CS turrets. I am suggesting CS turrets for the A-9, A-10, A-13, Crusader, Matilda, and Churchill. Each squadron typically had a couple of these and GHQ does not make any of them. Maybe a pack with 2 of each type would be nice and fill in a major gap in the British lineup.

6. Sherman turrets. I would like to see a couple "new" turrets for my American Shermans. These would have wide mantlets with commander's split hatch. One type would not have the loaders hatch on top but applique armor on the side. The other one would have the commander's split hatch with loader's hatch and wide mantlet. These type turrets were far more common than the one GHQ currently uses in most of their 75 mm Shermans with the very late war Commander's cupola. This would go a long way to giving us Sherman lovers some more options.

7. Sawed off M3A3 Stuart for later British Recce units.

8. BT-76. This is a BT-7 with 76mm gun installed. A good addition especially for Barbarossa scenarios. Used for infantry support.

9. 21st Panzer vehicles. GHQ has started this with the 75mm and 105 mm Hotchkiss based vehicles but all the various halftrack vehicles are needed. This is a major gap if doing 21st Panzer in Normandy.

10. Crusader AA.

Some French AT and Artillery crews in Adrian Helmets would be nice as well. I will definitely put them on next year's wish list but if they arrive early I will be very happy.


Modern Cold War and Arab-Israeli.Wars.

1. Israeli infantry and Heavy Weapons for 67 and 73. Currently we only have modern Israeli infantry.

2. Arab infantry and Heavy Weapons for 67 and 73. Similar to Soviets but could probably delete the backpacks.

3. Cold War British infantry and Heavy Weapons.

4. Cold War West German infantry and Heavy Weapons.

5. Cold War East German infantry and Heavy Weapons with their distinctive helmet style.

6. Cold War Soviet infantry with knee boots. This would cover the gap. Modern Russian infantry currently listed is 1990 +. Last year we got the heavy weapons so how about some infantry as well.

7. Cold War Russian artillery crew. Lots of guns but no official crews. I suppose I could use the WWII Russian/American/Italian crews but maybe get the more distinctive Russian helmet style in this pack. Also could add more different types of guys handling the rounds and maybe some new observers as well.

8. Cold War American artillery crew. These would have the Fritz helmets. They could probably be used up to the present as well.

9. Israeli M-38 Jeeps w. MGs and Recoilless rifles. Very common recce vehicles. Distinctive from the WWII jeep and the M-151 series.

10. Jordanian infantry 1967. Very British in look overall but maybe in the modern poses with appropriate weapons for the period.

Not on this list are the U.S. Chapparel ADA missile system and the British Abbot self propelled artillery. Of course if GHQ did them I would get some.

For the modern Cold War era, as I have noted, there is a real lack of infantry appropriate for this time frame. Right now, GHQ makes no specific infantry for the 1960s to late 1980s as all their moderns are basically 1990 and on. Since the Cold War ended about that time, it would be nice to get some appropriate infantry for this time frame.

I would also be interested in some South African infantry from the 1980s as well but I will go with these 10 for now.

Hopefully there are others of you out there, like me, that are interested the items on my list.

Pete
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