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Kriegsclaw

March 7, 2010

Here’s the first example of Germany’s mounted dinosaur units – the Kriegsclaw!  Made by Eureka, sculpted by Kosta Heristanidis and painted by Alan Harrison, the dinosaur it is based on Deinonychus (“terrible claw”).  It  is bigger than its original ancestor, but this is due to tinkering by Nazi geneticists.

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Himmler’s Crusade

August 12, 2009

Himmlers crusadeThe German expedition to Thule was not their first  attempt to uncover the secrets of the planet and its creatures.  In 1938 Himmler sent an expedition to Tibet, ostensibly to find the origins of the Aryan race.  This is documented in Himmler’s Crusade: The Nazi Expedition to Find the Origins of the Aryan Race  : 

 “Why would the leader of the Nazi’s dreaded SS, the second-most-powerful man in the Third Reich, send a zoologist, an anthropologist, and several other scientists to Tibet on the eve of war? Himmler’s Crusade tells the bizarre and chilling story one of history’s most perverse, eccentric, and frightening scientific expeditions. ….. “

What the author of this book doesn’t disclose is that the expedition was actually investigating the fabled Yeti – Himmler was obsessed with the idea that ancient, powerful creatures were part of the Nazi ideal, and would eventually be vindicated with the Thule expedition.

The expedition failed to find a Yeti, but some of the German soldiers  posed for this prank photo:

Failure to find a real Yeti didn't stop German soldiers staging this photo

Failure to find a real Yeti didn't stop German soldiers staging this photo

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Table plan

August 6, 2009

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Here is the latest sketch Alan has done of the table.  It now has a lot more terrain on it, which will be great for skirmishing.

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New Evidence

August 6, 2009

Pterodactyl historique

This  amazing photo  has come to light.  It seems that the Nazis were not the first to find dinosaurs – here we  see Union soldiers of the American Civil War standing over the body of a pterodactyl.

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An American boy holds an unknown flying creature.  The wings and head are different to a pterodactyl – where did it come from?

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Poster 2 – An Army 65 Million Years in the Making

July 14, 2009

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For me this is the definitive image for Jurassic Reich. Another superb poster from Alan.

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Figures

July 14, 2009
But can he punch out a T Rex??!!

But can he punch out a T Rex??!!

For the Allies we’ll be using Kosta’s Dogface GI’s, filled out with some “generic” Allied troops.  Don’t know about the Germans and dinoasurs yett – thats in the hands of Nic and Kosta.   I’m going to be hanging out for the dinosaurs! Its always easier to write a game when you have the figures in front of you to give you inspiration.

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Poster 1 -Where Pterodactyls Dare

July 14, 2009

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The first of Alan’s posters for Jurassic Reich!