This is the first post for the new project which is 15mm WW2. Following some WW2 gaming (See James' Mad Tin Hatter blog ), it has reignited my interest, so along along with MartinC '(28mm Heroes blog )and old friend Scotty it seemed like time to take a leap back into the period. With the four of us doing it we will have a lot of options.
I have decided to build my own American force, starting with an armoured combat command task force, with Shermans, M10's , infantry in half tracks and the associated support. This will be followed with an 82nd Airborne paratroop unit and a straight infantry unit , complete with the kit to do a D Day landing scenario. There will also be a small German force along as well . Terrain will be enough to fill my 8x4 with a few different options. Should keep me busy for while.
the first assets were completed in the closing weeks of the AHPC so here they are.
|the first ones completed as test pieces|
|Plastic Soldier Company - Armored Infantry platoon-|
|support assets , M4 81mm mortar platoon, M16AA , and HQ|
|the ubiquitous jeeps|
|The first proper lot of tanks|
I decided to go tuft heavy on the bases for the summer look - so much so I broke out the flock box and made some my own in large sizes.
The first mdf buildings have been built , they need basing and full weathering yet so they will feature in a separate post. I have also sourced some fine resin building by Tiger Terrain - really looking forward to doing those.
There has been some significant shopping activity to flesh the force out with more vehicles, AT guns,SP Artillery , and more infantry - this is on the desk being constructed ready for painting.
also got lots of bocage hedgerows being made too.
Battles in the Cotentin here we come..