Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge has been a good prod to focus on some historical stuff and get it painted, namely some GHQ figures I received for my birthday this year.
I based all of these for Spearhead - 1.25 inch square bases, with 30mm round bases representing command elements. Each vehicle/base in Spearhead represents a platoon. I have a large collection of Spearhead-based 6mm stuff, and a lot of it (especially the WW2 stuff) is starting to look a bit tired, so this is a good chance to spruce up the ranks a bit.
Up first was a group of German Panzer IV-Gs, and a pair of SPATs - Pak 40s mounted on an RSO chassis. The 10 tanks are sufficient to represent a battalion in Spearhead. The two RSOs will represent batteries of AT guns used by desperate German troops late in the war as hordes of T-34s roll over them.
Note that the crew figures on the RSOs are from Adler - their 6mm infantry is far, far superior to the infantry offered by GHQ.
|You know your scraping the bottom when you are mounting Pak 40s on anything with treads...|
Up next was a batch of 10 Hetzers, late war German tank destroyers.
And finally a group of 10 German Panzer IV-Hs. As with the other 10-vehicle groups, it includes one on a round command base, and for Spearhead purposes is sufficient to represent a battalion of vehicles in the game (each model representing an actual platoon of 3-5 tanks).