Belgian Gates released!

Started by Leon, 17 August 2021, 11:24:33 PM

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Leon

17 August 2021, 11:24:33 PM Last Edit: 18 August 2021, 01:21:49 PM by Leon
It's been a while since we've had any new releases but our 2D designer Ashley has been working on getting some more MDF designs online while we wait for the next batch of Peninsular sculpts to arrive.  So this first little release is a pair of Belgian Gates available in 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 28mm options.

The Belgian Gate (or Cointet-element) was an anti-tank obstacle originally designed by the French to defend forts, bridges and roads.  Later in the war, the Germans re-used them as a beach obstacles against the Allies in Normandy.

Red Vectors - https://www.pendraken.co.uk/red-vectors-mdf-948-c.asp
RED-10W2-01    10mm Belgian Gates (x2)   £2.00
RED-15W2-01    15mm Belgian Gates (x2)   £3.00
RED-20W2-09   20mm Belgian Gates (x2)   £4.00
RED-28W2-06    28mm Belgian Gates (x2)   £5.00











We've got a few more MDF releases in the pipeline, from the very small (about 30mm diameter) to the very large (5ft long...!) so keep an eye out for those.
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Lord Speedy of Leighton

Cool.
No idea where I would ever use them, but still cool!
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FierceKitty

18 August 2021, 02:55:15 AM #3 Last Edit: 18 August 2021, 02:58:10 AM by FierceKitty
Sounds much more epic before you see the pictures...It is hard to believe, visiting the Belgian Gates today, that two hundred Ghentish militia held this pass for three months against the might of the allied Habsburg-Valois army, armed only with salted herrings....

There was a misunderstanding when an angler from Brussels jokingly observed that herrings were easier to carry than pikes.
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Steve J

Those are good and I laughed at the last sentence of your post Alexander ;D.
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FierceKitty

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Orcs

Quote from: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 17 August 2021, 11:50:18 PM
No idea where I would ever use them, but still cool!

You need a reason to purchase wargames stuff - Heretic.  :)
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sean66

Nice bit of terrain.
Will help when I restart my Normandy Campaign.
Its been stalled for a few years now  :o
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Sean

steve_holmes_11

Quote from: FierceKitty on 18 August 2021, 02:55:15 AM
Sounds much more epic before you see the pictures...It is hard to believe, visiting the Belgian Gates today, that two hundred Ghentish militia held this pass for three months against the might of the allied Habsburg-Valois army, armed only with salted herrings....

There was a misunderstanding when an angler from Brussels jokingly observed that herrings were easier to carry than pikes.

And Frites and Mayonnaise.

FierceKitty

18 August 2021, 10:19:50 AM #10 Last Edit: 18 August 2021, 10:48:15 AM by FierceKitty
You are bearing in mind that potatoes were late arrivals in low countries cooking?
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Heedless Horseman

19 August 2021, 03:56:43 AM #11 Last Edit: 19 August 2021, 04:02:51 AM by Heedless Horseman
Pendraken educates!  :) Never heard of these before. At first sight, before seeing the 'write up', thought they must be some sort of 'horse and musket' thing.
Rather incredible to think of the amount of metal, fabrication effort and cost for miles of the things! Belgians built 73+ THOUSAND! :o
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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: FierceKitty on 18 August 2021, 10:19:50 AM
You are bearing in mind that potatoes were late arrivals in low countries cooking?

Well established by the early 20th century...

FierceKitty

19 August 2021, 12:20:23 PM #13 Last Edit: 19 August 2021, 01:46:58 PM by FierceKitty
I'm sure. But my post  referred to the Habsburg-Valois army.
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Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

Quote from: FierceKitty on 19 August 2021, 12:20:23 PM
I'm sure. But my post  referred to the Habsburb-Valois army.

And I taught me tippin were bad
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