Thursday, 9 October 2014

Finished Grunzen

Good evening,

Just finished coaching a couple of newbies through a couple of 50 point X Wing games (4 Ties vs, 1st, Luke and a Rookie (the Rebels got completely done) and then Han in the Falcon (with Marksmanship - Han won with hull to spare), however, before I post a couple of X Wing games with Bruce, here are some Grunzen that I finished earlier today...

I was going through the Crossfire organisations and realised that I hadn't any German Battalion Commanders, neither did I have any German SMG squads. So, I pulled together what figures I had spare (I've still got a bunch of Pegasus SS - I'm pretty sure four of these are them - which I was thinking of making, well, a SS company out of, and the Fallshirmjagers...should I ever get round to finishing them...) and, since I was at it anyway, pulled together another platoon worth, including a Light Machine Gun squad.


The new platoon. My splinter camo isn't nearly as good as Alans!



My LMG squad.


I've been following (or trying to follow) an interesting conversation in the Crossfire Yahoo group about how best to model (in game terms) the effect of the MG 34/42 LMGs that they interspersed throughout their rifle squads.

But this just came about 'cause I had them spare!


And here's my Battalion Commander. Identified by the dog!


And my German SMG squad.



Quite a variety of manufacturers - Aifix (what is that gun he's using?! Looks a little like a Tommy gun!), Esci and Italeri.

Not the best on the 'net, but, so long as you don't look too close, they'll look ok on the table.

Nick

14 comments:

  1. Great mix of figures mate, and well painted too!

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    1. Thaks Al. They'll do the job... at arms length!

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    1. Thanks Dave. I enjoyed working on them.

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    1. You're too kind John. Way too kind! I marvel at the work you can produce. Our infantry toys are so small!

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  4. A very nice mix of different manufacturers- will look great in Battle. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Kev. Just a few odds and sods I had left over.

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    1. Cheers Paul. The shading came out a little too subtle on the greys, but there you go. Might try a different base colour for the cam next time.

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  6. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

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  7. Thanks for the plug Nick, but your splinter camo on that MG team looks pretty darn good to me! In fact nice job with these guys overall; nice touch with the commander's dog as well!

    I've never worked out what that Airfix SMG is supposed to be either. In fact Airfix made a habit of it, their Afrika Korps and Reconnaissance also contain strangely unidentifiable SMGs! Bit odd when the German 'Schmeisser' is perhaps one of the most recognisable weapons of the war thanks to endless Bank Holiday war films!

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    1. Cheers Alan. I'm blowed if I can figure how you can get your camo looking so good! Fine brushes? Magnifying lens?!

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