In a few weeks I’ll be participating in a 650 point weekday Bolt Action tournament at Huzzah Hobbies, my FLGS. The theme is Early War and as I’ll be running my French I dug them out for a few photos, including my newly completed Motorized Infantry squad. The regular infantry and cavalry are from Crusader, the MMG Team, Somua S35 and 75mm are from Warlord, the Panhard P178 is from Army Group North and the Motorized Troops are from Battle Honors..
I bought these chaps at Salute this year, played a demo of the game as well and loved it. Painted them fairly quickly as well, the plan was to take it to my club and start a campaign (which is brilliant by the way). However, life got in the way and my mojo for the hobby waned!!! Anyway back on it, thought I would post up some pictures of how they turned out. In fact I did take it to the club and it was well received, so need to get that ball rolling again. Enjoy!
At last I have managed to take some decent pictures of these guys. Just got the last unit of Warriors to complete, one of them has a War Banner. He is done but going to wait until the rest are completed before posting, unless I post them as a WIP Wednesday! Hope you like them, I have enjoyed painting them. I do have a paint guide of sorts if you are interested, cheers guys.
Well at last after a weeks delay I have managed to finish and take a few photographs of the completed 8 man unit.
I have really enjoyed painting and basing these. I decide to up the basing detail after I completed my Vickers team, that turned out really well with the flowers and bits on it. After a few trials on old bases I got the look about right. Hope you like them.
NCO at front, chap behind with pick axe is loader for Bren Gun
Chap on the right of Bren Gun is second in command
Kicked off my infantry section last week, I have really enjoyed painting these. Did some research into painting faces prior to working on them as I was hopeless, and also practised on a few old heads, as painting Tau does not give you much chance to work on faces. Each one is getting better and I am learning constantly, which is good. The detail on the figures is very nice from Warlord Games and they can be individually personalised with diffrent arms, weapons and stuff they can carry. They have been added to the 2014 WIP.
Hi all, another great article that you may not have seen from Warlord Games.
Its a neat painting guide to Pegasus Bridge, this is the infamous bridge that British 6th Airborne Division “the Red Berets” fought over
on June 6th 1944.
The capture of the River Orne bridge at Ranville and the bridge across the Caen Canal (Pegasus Bridge) at Bénouville is the most famous mission of the airborne division. 180 troops of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, commanded by Major John Howard, captured the bridges after landing in Horsa gliders only metres from their objectives. In less than ten minutes both bridges had been captured intact. The sea borne reinforcements commanded by Brigadier Lord Lovat, preceded by his bagpiper Bill Millin, were able to cross the waterways to reinforce 6th Airborne Division on the eastern flank. Among these Green Berets, 177 French Commandos commanded by Philip Kieffer. On June 26th 1944, the Caen Canal bridge was baptised Pegasus Bridge as a tribute to the British troops. Pegasus, the winged horse, was the emblem worn on the sleeves of the men of the airborne division. The insignia was chosen by the author Daphne du Maurier, wife of the wartime commander of British airborne forces General Sir Frederick Browning. (Source)