Stoessi’s Blitzdepesche – Dick Winters & Special Guest Partisan Leader Grigori Jefimowitsch

So, let’s talk about the two “mystery miniatures” from my last workbench-update post. One of them is a test cast of Captain Winters and I think it’s looking quite good actually. A friend of mine pointed out that he looks a bit like the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. So here he is then…. Gerhard […]

Meet the Heroes: General Major Stanislaw Sosabowski – Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade

General Stanislaw Franciszek Sosabowsk was the commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade which fought valiantly in Operation Market Garden, a battle which ended with disastrous casualties of allied troops including the Polish division.   The Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade was among the Allied forces taking part in Operation Market Garden. Due to […]

Meet the Heroes: British Lieutenant Joseph Winston (Pat) Glover & Myrtle Para- Chick

Lt. Glover captured and trained Myrtle, a chicken, to parachute. Myrtle completed the required number of training jumps and was awarded a set of wings. On the day of the drop into Holland for Operation Market, Myrtle was stuffed inside his parachuting jacket, and the jacket was closed over. And when Pat jumped, Myrtle jumped […]