Friday, 22 February 2013

Ze Reinforcements

We all know this lead compulsion is sort of a sickness, well I’v4e caught a fairly bad case of Ze Germans. the intention was for a very small force of around fifteen models for operations squad.

Then I thought, hm, with a few more guys I could cover all the options in the book!

This was followed by, hm, another couple of riflemen and I could field two squads!

I could get a vehicle, just to use as scenery..

oh look, a rules supplement for vehicles!

I could at this stage, once what I have in the painting queue is done, field a very solid Bolt action army… oh look, more rules I can obtain…

anyway, enough blather, here are the most recent painted Germans.

First up: an officer, not feildable in Operation Squad, but would make a decent Lieutenant for Bolt Action.. oh Dear.


MG team (Mg34)


2CM Mortar team






Another NCO, not feidlable due to the weapon (mauser “broomhandle”), but I’ll find him a home


MG team (mg34)


MG team(MG42)


and a spotter, I can use to deploy with any of the teams to make a 3-man, but also could use as an NCO with binocs as he has an MP40..


There we go. I’m really enjoying these, but I know I’m not doing my best paint, tabletop is fine for these though. the point is more about having a feildable force, and even more about getting something done in the limited hobby time I’ve had. I’m enjoying my space wolves, but the mountain is high, and the time it takes to paint them to a standard I’ve set myself is magnified by the time I have.

how can I explain that better, well, painting a batch of five wolves spreading the tasks over the time I have would likely take me 3 weeks to a month. – these guys I can paint a batch of twelve in less than two weeks. it’s a big difference.

anyway, more terrain to come in the next few weeks, and the rest of these Germans.. then maybe well  move onto the US airborne.. unless, hm I could pick up a field gun, or a howitzer for the Germans.. agh, dammit.


  1. Great work here mate.. even though you say Table top, they are looking great!

  2. Nice work though, tabletop looks great to me sometimes you just have to get things done or it eats away at you .

  3. I like the sound of WW2 US Airborne. Or maybe I should I should buy that T34 Battalion ?

  4. Thanks mr Lee and Simon, comments much appreciated. :)

    Zzzzz.. Ive seen the way you play guard. I'd go with the russians :)

    lots of solid armour and disposable troops..


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