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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Chain of Command Germans - second attempt

Just to prove that the German core platoon for Chain of Command is done here is a second attept at posting photos. the first set were far too dark so hopefully these are clearer:

The full platoon

3 man platoon command: Leutnant - Markus Reiner

1st Squad

1st Squad Junior Leader - Obergefreiter Jurgen Tilsner

1st Squad MG42 team

1st Squad Rifle team

2nd Squad leader - Obergefreiter Herman Weiss

2nd squad MG42 team

2nd Squad rifle team

2nd Squad

3rd Squad leader - Obergefreiter Johann Behrendt

3rd squad MG42 team

3rd squad rifle team

3rd Squad

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Chain of Command Soviets

Good job I completed the bulk of the German project - Today a box arrived with some opponents, Soviets from Crusader Miniatures.  I have enough figures for the following:

Core Platoon:
1 x Officer (Senior Leader)

3 Rifle Squads each consisting of:

1 x Junior Leader with SMG
7 Riflemen
1 x LMG with 2 crew

Total Platoon strength = 31

I also have figures to build the following support elements:
1 x Maxim Machine Gun
1 x 50mm Mortar
1 x 3-man Flamethrower team

in order to track progress, here is the progress chart:

Late War Soviet Platoon

Core Platoon

Not Complete
1st Squad
Not Complete
2nd Squad
Not Complete
3rd Squad
Not Complete


Flamethrower team
Not Complete
Maxim Machine Gun
Not Complete
50mm Mortar
Not Complete

WW2 Late War German project for Chain of Command Complete!

Well, after a couple of long painting sessions, my Late War German army for Chain of Command is complete!  The force consists of the the following:

A core platoon consisting of:
Command HQ
1 x senior leader
2 man Panzershreck Team

3 Squads each consisting of
1 x Junior leader
6 man rifle team
3 man MG42 Team

Total platoon strength: 33

Support elements consisting of:
1 Mortar team
1 Tripod mounted MG42 Team

I also managed to piece together some bonus support elements:
2 man Panzershreck team
1 additional Senior Leader

In order to bulk out the support elements further, I'll probably order another infantry squad or two, another mortar and MG42 Team, a medic, a forward air observer, and probably a tank or two.... but that can wait for now.  I'm just pleased I finished the initial project.  Here is the completed progress chart:

Late War German WW2

Core Platoon

Command Complete
1st Squad Complete
2nd Squad Complete
3rd Squad Complete


Mortar Support Complete
MG42 Support Complete

Bonus Support

Senior Leader Not Completed
Panzershrek Team Complete

I'll post some pictures soon - the last set of pictures were far too dark, so i need to play around with lighting sources.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Chain of Command Germans

So here is the first squad of my late war German Platoon for Chain of Command

Squad leader

MG-42 team

Rifle Team:

This will be a standard Heer infantry platoon for 1944-1945. It was my first attempt at painting camoflague - I'm fairly happy with it.
Platoon command and Second squad half finished and the bases are still to be done.

As always, comments welcome! figures from Artizan designs.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

1st battalion 44th Demi-brigade WIP

Just a quick WIP update - 1st Battalion 44th Demi-brigade for Marengo.

I foolishly forgot to order some foot command for my two greatcoat wearing battalions! But the first is pretty much done now.

a full update once they're finished.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Where it all began....

So a book arrived in the post - a blast from the past!

Warhammer 40,000 was what got me into miniature wargaming all the way back in the late 1980's.

I gave up playing Warhammer 40K in the late 1990's - and it seems the game is currently an unplayable mess, so I have not really been interested in playing the modern version of the game.  But, the new figures Games Workshop are producing look good, and I am tempted to put together a few small skirmish forces to play using the old rules.  Perhaps a Rogue Trader and his retinue and a few alien or cultist types....

Friday, 3 March 2017

Nu Orc Jetz test figure

Back to fantasy football and a test figure for my orc team the Nu Orc Jetz.  As the Nu Orc Jetz uniform is going to be green, I decided to paint my orcs a brownish colour. I think the green is probably too dark so I'll try and lighten it. Wearing red boots "coz red wunz go fasta."

Thrukka da Chukka - Orc Thrower for the Nu Orc Jetz.