At the same time as all this interest in interwar research I've made significant further progress on my interwar wargames force. This has included raiding my Blitzkrieg British for usable pieces, buying odds and ends of new stuff, a fair bit of painting and repainting, and also some marking uop of vehicles with decals. I have also thought a little bit more about some of the components. I would like to be able to field it in either 1920s Mechanised Force/early and late 1930s versions, by swapping out a few vehicles. First of all - I have boosted the mediums that form the basis of the tank force. This involved finding a couple of Medium Mk II**s I had forgotten about (unknown manufacturer) and ordering three more mediums from Frontline. These last were a small disappointment as they came without the alternative cupola with command figure - apparently they had changed these a while ago without changing the picture on the web site. I will just have to continue to aspire to Milicast without a chance of (a) affording them or ( B) competently assembling them. Anyway, i now can boast three companiea each of three medium tanks, led by the Giesbers Medium Mk III and thetwo Mk II**s, with assorted Frontline making up the numbers Next up two companies of Light Tanks - each of a Wespe/Retrokit Vickers Command tank (poetic licence) plus two Raventhorpe Mk IIs There is a third company (front of picture) of two Frontline Vickers Command and a Matadoe MK I AA tank Heavy tanks are the Giesbers Independent and an SHQ Infantry Tank MK I A later option are these four Airfix/JB Models MK VI bs Armoured car section - two Ready to Roll Rolls Royce 1920 pattern plus a Frontline Crossley SP artillery - Giesbers Birch Guns Heavy AA artillery - Raventhorpe 3" gun, Skybirds heavy gun, repainted Oxford Diecast Scammell Pioneer Towed artillery - SHQ 18 pdrs and Light Dragon Mk !!s, Cirtroen Kegreese battery staff cars From EWM and possibly S and S Morris Battery Staff Car Truck mounted 18 pdr and tender (KeiKCraft Thorneycroft Parcel Van and coversion with Reviresco naval gun) Lorried Transport R to L KeilKraft parcel van as ambulance, Matador Morris Commercial D, Peco/Merit Thorneycoft Lorry Cars big selection here of resin, metal and diecast, including Trux, Oxford, Scalelink Radio and Specialist Trucks - all Skytrex I think Platoon trucks - SHQ and resin MG carriers Den Bels Autocar, scratchbuilt Burford Kegresses (still awaiting their rivets) Carden Loyds - EWM at front, including a Belgian 47mm armed one, on second row SHQ at back, lovely Moonlite Modelworks at front with trailers Bren Carriers (which can also stand in as MG Carriers MK 1) - unknown resin manufacturer Vickers Utility Tractors (two EWM abd two resin - possibly FAA) MG Battalion (Skybirds Vickers and crews in gasmasks) LDV/Militia from RH Models Irish Civil War Range, with a coupe of characters from Dark Dream Studio's plastic set Pilots of WW1 Scots and English battalions, from RH Models with Britannia and IT Figures officers EWM 1908 pattern webbing infantry The bren carriers, Vickers utility tractors, and platoon trucks will equip the later version of the MG battalion, the Carden Loyds and Burford Kegresses the earlier. I have some Zvezda 2 pdrs for a/t dutues but also am hoping to put together some tracked 20mm Oerlikon a/t guns with tracks from David Reasoner and gun barrels from Bandera. The 1934-36 MG Battalion will be based on the 1st Battalion DLI at that period. Things still to do: I am waiting for the 20mm Oerlikons from Rolf Hedges, plus a large order for vehicle drivers and crews from SHQ. i have a Vickers Utility artillery tractor (Dutch) to serve in the a/t company of the MG battalion. Some of the Mk VI bs need markings. I'm also waiting for a Matador Crossley BGV - when this arrives it will get converted with EWM tracks to a Crossley Kegresse, its back wheels will replace those donated by a Matador Morris Commercial D type to the scratch built Burford Kegresses. so waiting for some stuff, some of which may take a while, but feeling I am on the last leg now and looking to get them into action soon.