Once again I put a pair of Tigers on the table, and once again it left me feeling that I really must get some heavier Allied armour because the Shermans are hopelessly inadequate against the Panther's and Tigers! I have a full platoon of 4 Tiger I's, but I'm going to repaint two of them for the Russian front, as this will be a project for the New Year. I'll finish the game off later, and next weekend will be more Bolt Action.
On the subject of Bolt Action I ordered a small team of German tank hunters, the subject matter is
'Hitler Youth'. I have felt strangely uncomfortable with these castings given that they essentially represent children in uniform. They are wonderful crisp castings, and a couple wear a clearly oversized helmet and all have youthful faces. All carry a panzerfaust. I will paint them, after all BA is just a game, but at least I'm aware of the reality behind these figures. The four castings cost me almost £9.00 over £2.00 per figure is a record for me, but soon as I saw them I knew I had to paint some.
Usual load of photos, from the game and a shot of the 'Youth' castings that does not do them justice, I'll get more pics once finished this week.
|28mm US airborne, first six figures finished, as usual the touch of red blossom indicated the squad commander.|
|Latest reinforcements, 15mm Panthers, Battlefront models.|
|German MG squads, I need to rebase them on standard FoW bases.|
|The useful enlarged QRF.|
|Sherman platoons rolling forward.|
|The bailed StuG caused a traffic jam preventing the assault guns from getting into position.|
|A Firefly on fire.|
|The Tigers brewing up the Shermans on the Allied left. Two shots from the M10's both failed to hit, very frustrating.|
|The bases on the sheet of notepaper represent teams in the building by the crossroads rather than messing a round removing roof and floors etc.|
|The 28mm Hitler Youth castings.|