Monday, September 14, 2015

HAWKs Complete Barrage Armies For Kids Project

   This past Saturday, several of the HAWKs got together to do the final basing and organizing for the BARRAGE Armies For Kids Project.   Six lucky kids who take part in a special game that will be run at BARRAGE on October 10th will walk away with both an Allied and a German army, complete with tanks, infantry and machine guns as well as a bag of goodies such as terrain and playing aids.
    This project was made possible by Ed Mohrmann who donated a large box of 20mm WWII figures, and John Acar who donated four  20mm tank models.  A couple of the HAWKs also chipped in items from their own collections to fill out the units.
      The HAWKs also finalized their plans for next year's Historicon Armies for Kids project, which will be 20mm ACW; based on the personal collections of HAWKs members Buck Surdu and myself.  If anyone has painted 20mm ACW to donateto the project, please contact me at CNJPalmer at aol dot com.


  1. Chris--
    Do you need terrain for your project? I was thinking about a bridge and a house (with the wrecked version "nested" inside the intact version). I could give these to Duncan if he comes to Bob Giglio's game on Oct 3. I noted that you said the kids will be getting terrain, so I thought I'd best check with you first!

    Best regards,

    Chris J. [ ]

    1. Sure, we could use some if you have the time to make it, and can get it to one of us by the 10th. The terrain we are giving is some old HO trackside buildings that have seen better days, some Dollar Tree lichen, and some green towel for a field.
      Also, let us know if you are interested in helping with next H-con's 20mm ACW project.

    2. Absolutely! 20mm is easier to work with vis-a-vis ACW buildings and such, but I'll have to use something smaller for the fencing.

      As for your current project, Duncan said he would be at Bob's on the 3rd of Oct., so that should give me enough time to do some nice terrain for the kids.



    3. Excellent news on all counts! Thanks, Chris.