The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together on Thursday nights to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Bolt Action 28mm Waffen-SS MG42 teams
Recently we've been playing a bit of Bolt Action WW2 skirmish. Warlord has created some interesting "campaign" material to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. One of these campaigns pitted Canadians vs. Waffen-SS and since Conscript Frederick was eager to get his Canadians into action and I have lots of Waffen-SS troops, it seemed like a natural for Thursday night gaming.
Of course, whenever you get out an old army to play with, you find that there's more stuff you need to paint... in the case of my Waffen-SS, it's medium machine-guns that I needed... so I ordered two guns with crews from local stockist Legions IV Hire.
They painted up well. I tried my best to match the camo colours I used when I painted the rest of the army (maybe 15 years ago??) and the result was... OK. For the record, the colours I used to paint the smocks were (in order):
base: MSP Driftwood Brown
next: Driftwood Brown with some thinned craft black and a drop of Doombull Brown
then: Mournfang Brown
lastly: Doombull Brown, washed with Reikland Fleshshade
Basing this bunch was a bit challenging since I painted the models separately. I ended up texturing the base, leaving untextured spots where the models would be stuck down. Then I primed the bases black, stuck down the models, and filled in the untextured parts with texture gel. After that dried I painted the bases and added the flock.
They turned out OK in the end and acquitted themselves reasonably well in the last game. The Bolt Action models are quite nice and I may get a few more specialists from them to add to my Waffen-SS force.