You can never have too many trucks

“You can never have too many trucks” is a catch phrase of Megablitz players, and, in fact, of players of other operational games such as Not Quite Mechanised. You see Megablitz includes rules for logistics and transport for those supplies is very important. Megablitz forces also need headquarters and signals units; signals units in particular are something that rarely appear on a wargaming table.

As a consequence I’ve been building up my truck pool. Actually it is a transport pool and includes trucks, half-tracks, tractors, cars, and wagons. Some painted by me, some by people I know, some just purchased off ebay.

I thought I’d highlight the range so far.

Russian

The USSR has supply carts, trucks and tractors.

Russian supply carts

Russian supply carts (painted by Steven Thomas)

Russian Zis 5 3 ton truck

Russian Zis 5 3 ton trucks (painted by Steven Thomas)

Russian Stalinets Tractor

Russian Stalinets Tractor (unknown painter)

Russian Lend Lease Dodge trucks

Russian Lend Lease Dodge trucks (unknown painter)

Russian Lend Lease GMC trucks

Russian Lend Lease GMC trucks (painted by Steven Thomas)

German

German transport includes carts, cars, trucks, half-tracks and tractors.

German supply carts

German supply carts (painted by Steven Thomas)

German Kubelwagon

German Kubelwagon (painted by Roland Davis)

German Opel Kfz 68 Radio Truck - in camouflage

German Opel Kfz 68 Radio Truck – in camouflage (painted by Roland Davis)

German Opel Kfz 68 Radio Truck - in grey

German Opel Kfz 68 Radio Truck – in grey (painted by Steven Thomas)

German Horch Kfz 15 Car

German Horch Kfz 15 Car (unknown painter)

German Sdkfz10 (1t) Half Track

German Sdkfz10 (1t) Half Track (unknown painter)

German Steyr Kfz 70 Truck

German Steyr Kfz 70 Truck (unknown painter)

German maultier half track

German maultier half track (unknown painter)

Geramn RSO tractor

Geramn RSO tractor (unknown painter)

German Krupp Kfz 70 Truck

German Krupp Kfz 70 Truck (unknown painter)

Unknown

I purchased a job lot of vehicles at Salute one year and got these two specimens. I’ve no idea what they are.

Mysterious trucks

Mysterious trucks

Supply Depot

Long Range Logistics once based in Thailand but now back in the UK, sells a range of resin kit. I picked up a bunch of stuff for supply depots. The pieces feature metal drum, crates of various sizes, sacks, barrels and timber. Some of this is covered by tarpaulins.

I’ve plonked them on bases of various sizes (90x60mm, 80x40mm, 40x40mm) and painted them up as supply depots.

Supply depots made from Long Range Logistics

2 comments to You can never have too many trucks

  • Dear Steven,

    It’s nice to see a few trucks on the table. Your mystery trucks look very Chevrolet-y. They are probably intended to be licence-built or lend-lease examples, perhaps used by the French or Russians?

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