|15mm late WW2 German winter troops|
|From left, an STG 44, rifle, panzerfaust, and rifle|
These figures are not a coherent force in themselves - just odds and ends I wanted to round out a late war winter German platoon, with a couple of surplus Russians done for good measure.
|I split the MG team up - I found the three-man base too large, and the rifle/spotter on the right is easily removed as a casualty|
|Senior officer on the hex base, NCOs on the square base|
Dallas and Curt are always very helpful with my endless questions about German WW2 uniforms (and just uniforms in general :) and I had seen among the references they have provided me a kind of reversible jacket and pants combo that had winter white on one side and more general grey-green or camo patterns on the other. I tried to mimic this on one of the NCOs and one of the grenadiers.
|Fellow on the left made the mistake of believing in "spring" - there is no such thing|
My theory is the guys wearing the non-winter sides had been duped by a forecasts of melting snow - something I can relate to.
I really enjoy these particular Battlefront castings. As I noted with the earlier batch, they seem to have a hopeless feeling etched into their faces - knowing they are about to face another offensive in the winter - that would feel pretty hopeless. Nice to see that on these castings.
|Three lonely Russians defend the Motherland!|
|Peter Pig - still the best for 15mm infantry|
I still have a few other primed but unpainted bits for this collection sitting nearby on the pending pile, but I'm not about to dive back into mass 15mm WW2 painting any time soon. This was a fun little diversion, a clearing of the baffles on the painting table - and also to keep in practice, so I don't forget my various paint combos for the winter. I want to keep plowing ahead with my Legion Project as I am looking forward to some Horus Heresy games soon - maybe by the end of the month, if I'm lucky! Stay tuned for details...