Battlegroup objective markers

03 Jun
Battlegroup objective markers

Ok, so let’s get the party started. For those of you playing Battlegroup, you will know that many scenarios require objective markers. Usually something between one and four. So far I did three for Berlin or other late war urban settings. Obviously that is too few even for that setting. So one more was needed. And while I was on it, I did a few more.

Battlegroup objektive marker

Battlegroup objektive marker (Fall of the Reich)

Battlegroup objektive marker (image edited to comply with German law)

Battlegroup objektive marker (Fall of the Reich) (image edited to comply with German law)

Up first is another one for Fall of the Reich. When Germany went about conquering virtually all of Europe as well as large parts of Russia and North Africa, they looted whatever they could, including many acheological artefacts.  When the Allies entered Germany, the Nazi high ups wanted to move many of these items out of the way, preferably into their own private collections. And I wanted one of these items, that could not be moved fast enough.

In this case I simply took an Egyptian artefact from Crocodile Games Wargods of Ægyptus range and placed it inside a wooden crate (build from plasticard) and added a helmet and G-43 from a Tamiya 1:48 scale infantry set.

Battlegroup objektive markers

Battlegroup objektive markers

From left to right these are a wayside cross (1:48th scale scenery item), an Western Allies fuel dump (barrels and jerry can from a 1:48th scale Tamiya accessory set with the Tommy Gun being from Warlord Games) and a simple tattered scare crow (matchsticks and tissue paper soaked in white glue).

Battlegroup objektive markers

Battlegroup objektive marker (Spring to fall)

And another three ammo or fuel dumps. Again, weapons are from Warlord Games and the rest is Tamiya 1:48th scale.

I tried to keep everything on the two photos as generic a possible. Only the two German fuel dumps are painted for an early and mid to late war period. But all in all, there are two markers (cross and scarecrow) that could be used virtually everywhere in Europe or Russia for any period of the war. With the those two and a mix of a German objective and an allied one (depending on the opposition) I will always have at least four options.

Battlegroup objective markers

Battlegroup objective markers (Winter)

And last a few for winter settings. Left to right these are a snowman (sculpted from Greenstuff with snow flock added after painting), a “V” that someone peed into the snow, a stack of barrels and a jerry can covered by a tarpaulin and snow (again Tamiya items and white glue soaked tissue paper) and a simply scare crow (done like the one above). Now I have to admit, that these are kind of a reserve, for right now these are my only winter scenery items.

All of these were done last winter.


8 responses to “Battlegroup objective markers

  1. daggerandbrush

    June 4, 2018 at 12:49

    A fun selection of markers. I love the Egyptian themed one and the snow man.


    • Burkhard

      June 4, 2018 at 15:05

      Thanks, and to be honest… those two are my favourites, too.


  2. Dean

    June 4, 2018 at 14:30

    Absolutely fantastic, Burkhard! Love the Egyptian jackal showing out of the crate. Your work is always a pleasure to view!


  3. Michael Awdry

    June 4, 2018 at 19:56

    I love these, superb ideas.


  4. von Peter himself

    June 4, 2018 at 22:04

    Hello Burkhard.

    Like several others I really like the Egyptian theme objective marker.

    Perhaps betraying the low brow side of my character the ““V” that someone peed into the snow” also takes my fancy. A sense of humour never goes astray!

    von Peter himself


    • Burkhard

      June 5, 2018 at 22:03

      I do not think that it really is the low brow side of humour. Maybe something as profane as a soldier peeing into the snow is a nice counterpoint to what the rest of our hobby represents.
      But I will need to come up with another marker for winter though. I can see no reason why a Russian or German soldier what pee a “V” into the snow.



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