|Bundeswehr Panzer Grenadiers in 15mm from Battlfront|
A few more bits for Battlefront's "Team Yankee" have rolled off the painting desk. These are West German Bundeswehr Panzer Grenadiers, 15mm castings from Battlefront. Compared with some of the drek Battlefront cast up for their Soviet motor rifle packs, these castings were very nicely executed - a couple of warps on the MG3s, but nothing like the miscasts and crap lines seen on my Soviets. This is pleasant, but also reinforces frustration that Battlefront cannot, it seems, give enough of a sh*t about casting to do it consistently well across all metal products...but I digress.
|These castings were a real treat to paint|
Compared to the great mass available to Soviet Motor Rifle companies (where one unit on the table can have something like 21 infantry bases), the infantry units in NATO are of course a lot smaller. So it is with the Bundeswehr Panzer Grenadiers. The platoon is three stands with MG3s and other goodies, and two MILAN guided anti-tank missile teams.
|Company command base|
|MILANs will be critical to stopping the Soviets on the table|
|I put a tuft of blue flowers on the base to represent the platoon commander|