Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Odessa, NY Tactical 2012

Images from the annual Western Front tactical held on a majestic and expansive parcel of farmland in upstate New York. This year 3. Panzergrenadier Division portrayed a mix of combat, headquarters, and observation  personnel. As always we lived without the comforts of home while experiencing the lives of common Wehrmacht ground troops in 1944. 


Morning on the Italien Front, fog settling in the rolling hillside


Gefr. Heider riding out to distribute early dispatches


A small observation party moving out


Taking ranges to various landmarks and tactical positions


Uffz. Kaminsky confirms observations with maps of the area


Observing the entire horizon


Gefreiten Stahl and Heider take over the observation position


Preparing to retire from the field


Feldwebel Clauss leads the observation party across an exposed field


Taking cover from aerial reconnaissance


A farmhouse is hit by an enemy air raid


The beautiful, and deadly, wind-swept fields of Italy


Veterans of III/Grenadier-Regiment (mot.) 8 pose for a picture


Feldwebel Clauss and his Krad at the end of the day


Our relatively comfortable headquarters removed from the nearby front lines


Sun sets over the field


Dunbarton, NH Tactical

Images from a Western Front tactical event held in Dunbarton, NH, July 2012.


Soldaten review orders and enjoy Ersatz Kaffee


Preparing food in a concealed area of woodlands


Uffz. Kaminsky conferring with a counterpart from the SS


Gefr. Graf preparing to engage the enemy


Soldaten receive a brief respite from duty and share a simple meal while resting