Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
I've finally completed the last of my German gruppen (squads) for my ad hoc kampfgruppe. These are a batch of 28mm Black Tree Design (edited- thanks "Big Red") German Army figures.
The 10-man gruppe has a sergeant with an MP-40 and nine riflemen, two of whom are carrying panzerfausts. There is no light machinegun team with this gruppe, although if I can acquire one I'll add it and transfer two of the riflemen to the kampfgruppe headquarters.
I still have the tripod mounted MG-42 and crew, the mortar team, and a motorcycle with sidecar team to add before my Germans are completed.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Over the past several weeks I've been painting some "fun" figures.
First up is one of Bob Murch's excellent Pulp Figures sculpts. She is part of the "Dangerous Dames 2" pack (PHP 19). Bob calls her Bernadette of la Resistance, but I'll probably refer to her as Joanie, after St. Joan d'Arc. One of my former co-workers who studied in Paris told me that there were mounted statues of St. Joan all over France. She and some of her less-reverent friends referred to them as "Joanie on a Pony."
Sunday, September 6, 2020
After an almost two month painting hiatus, I knocked off some additional figures for my forces in the "Back of Beyond" China in the 1920s/1930s.
The first batch are two Cannon Fodder (no longer in production) Chinese I picked up from the collection of my late wargaming buddy Mark "Doc Ord" Stevens. These two will reinforce an already painted unit of ten warlord Chinese. I still have to terrain the bases.
The second batch were also picked up from Mark's collection. They are a disparate group of Russian Civil War infantry that will constitute a unit of mercenary White Russians living in China after being chased out of "Mother Russia" by the Communists.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Here's the introduction he prepared:
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Now the rest of my currently on-hand WW2 British forces are complete. These will get me started although I'm planning on getting at least another two sections of riflemen and some PIAT teams soon.
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Up next will be a fourth German infantry gruppe (squad), a few additional kampfgruppe headquarters figures, a MG 42 "heavy" machine gun team, and a 81mm mortar team, plus (I hope) a reconnaissance motorcycle with sidecar armed with a MG 42. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
I've completed the second British rifle section. It joins some earlier painted British.
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The other British that I have completed are a few senior command figures, a rifle section, and a heavy mortar section.
I'm still working on a platoon commander and his sergeant, a 2" mortar team (2 figures), a .303 Vickers machinegun team (3 figures), and a spotter. After I get them completed, I'll go back to the Germans to complete their heavy MG 42 machinegun team and 81mm mortar team.