Friday, March 18, 2016

Flames of War German Grenadier Company 600 point Force Part 2: Pak 40 AT guns, Mortar Platoon and 3rd Rifle Platoon

About one hundred and thirty years or so ago, I started work on two armies for FOW; A British Grenadier Guards tank company and a German infantry company to fight them.  The project was interrupted by Afghanistan and a baby and petty stuff like that,  but now I'm finally getting back around to it.
Here's the Pak 40 platoon, ready to wreck some Tommy tanks. 
They're not spectacular or anything but I think they came out ok...
I was a bit annoyed at the quality of the crew figures on these models.  They were smaller than Battlefront's infantry figures, and not very well detailed.  I ended up replacing some of them with figures from other kits.  The guy with the shell on the gun to the left is a spare figure from the 8.8 flak gun kit.  Shell's a little over large for the pak 40, but hopefully he will still pass inspection somehow.
The command team..."See zem?  Blow zem up!"

The third and last rifle platoon, with Panzerfaust of course.
Not much different from the first two platoons...

The mortar Platoon...two sections and two observer teams...
I am partial to mortars.  So useful. Wish I had my own real life mortar platoon.
One of the observer teams.  The spotter peeks around a helpful shrub while his buddy pulls rear security.
The other observer team.  I'm terrible at painting the camo smocks that some of the minis are wearing.  Hopefully I'll get better with practice.
The finished 600 point force.  I had originally intended to include a platoon of three Stugs instead of the mortars and 3rd rifle platoon, but it didn't work out that way for whatever reason.  The Stugs and a pair of 88 flaks will make up the next 300 point block.

I have some old college pals coming out next week for a couple of days of marathon gaming.  I was hoping that I'd be able to get 1,000 points each of Germans and British finished by the time they got here, but I'm beginning to think I won't be able to get it done.  Still, made some progress on the army at least.  'Til next time...