For my fellow panzer grogs, [that is, those of you who may not be aware of this site] I present the website, "Achtung Panzer!" Achtung Panzer! While dealing mainly with German armour in WW2 it also has some info and pics of other vehicles of the Wehrmacht. I like the photo on the main page, infantry moving alongside a PZKW III through a Russian [wheat?] field. Incidentally, part of that photo was used to create one of the graphics on the box cover of Avalon Hill's boardgame, "The Russian Campaign."
I began my wargaming "career" at the age of 13, when my eldest brother's friend gave me a copy of Avalon Hill's "Panzerblitz."
I was in heaven, like the first time I laid my hands on a copy of Playboy magazine. I loved manipulating stacks of German armour as I fought off the Bolshevik Horde at Kursk or the Cherkassy Pocket. Here's a shot of some Volksturm unit counters:
Then I got a copy of their Western Front game, Panzer Leader:
The neat thing about those games was how the "geomorphic" map boards fitted together no matter how you reconfigure their alignment; all the roads and rivers met. Four basic boards would reconfigure into numerous different battle maps.
This Christmas I'm hoping Santa will bring me a copy of "L2 Design Group's" boardgame, "Russia Besieged." I'm hankering again for some boardgame play, longing to unleash "Typhoon" in an attempt to capture Moscow before the dreaded Russian "rasputitza" brings my panzers to a halt. Here's a shot of the Moscow area:
L2 Design Group This is a Canadian company, located in Toronto, just down the road for me. They specialize in high quality wargames, with crisp graphics on the unit counters.
L2 Wiki article