Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I love a man in a uniform #2

Round 2 of the British project is officers, specialists and HQ. Figures are a mix of Bolt Action and Artizan.

PIAT team,  2" mortar and and medic.

Forward Observer, Platoon and section leaders. Last week, I posted up pictures of the British sections but I forgot to include the section leaders. They were a bit shy but I managed to get them in front of the camera today.  Leaders are mounted on larger bases.

PIATs, mortars, minesweepers, engineers, Brens and flamethrowers. I think I'm required to add an "...oh my!" 






The Brits are all block painted and washed with Army Painter Soft Tone. Selective highlights were applied.  Painting neat, I kept black intact for shadows on backpacks, straps and other gear. Flesh was done with Vallejo hull red as the base followed by Foundry Flesh 5A, B and C.  


I got in the second game in our Arnhem campaign game.  I muffed the patrol phase so badly that Hugh advanced his Paras through the woods unopposed. In game 3, I have the option to call on reinforcements (including armor) for a German counterattack.  My force morale is pretty brittle compared to the Paras but I'm going all in.  I hope to make a game of it and include a full report!

Below are pictures from our reset.  The area south of the road is woods.  The area north of the houses is wooded also. The Brits didn't want to go house to house so they concentrated on a thrust through the woods south of the road.  It was a very short and sharp engagement!  




31 comments:

  1. A short note Monty.... Awesome! ;o)

    cheers,

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  2. Your Brits look smashing! From the painting table to gaming table with nary a rest.

    When I see the Brits advancing in close order, my thought was, "my Kingdom for a mortar!"

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Yea, that would come in very handy. I'll try to dial some up next game.

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  3. Excellent work as always, Monty!

    Pity about the failed patrol result; I think that this means the German soldiers automatically begin talking about their families and expressing doubts over the possibility of final victory shortly before being dispatched by a surprise attack. At least that's what happens in the movies...

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    1. Good one, Hugh! I'll blame Hollywood for the first stinging defeat.

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  4. Hi Monty,

    great paint work as usual!

    Cheers

    Gilles " SEMPER FIDELIS painting"

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    1. Thanks Gillies, its great to see your Hungarians take shape! They are dead lovely.

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  5. Excellent brushwork Monty! The work on the packs and pouches paid off and the faces are perfect.

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    1. Thanks Anne! You are very sharp eyed. The uniforms are simple so I put extra effort into detail work to make them stand out a bit. I'm glad it came through!

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  6. Great looking British troops Monty, excellent job...and beatiful Arnhem campaign's pictures, nice buildings...

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    1. Thanks Phil, it's great to play on a well dressed table. ;-)

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  7. More great additions to the growing collection and beautifully done.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Your bloodbowl team is off the charts good!

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  8. Excellent! I'd love to pit my Germans against them.are those buildings from crescent root? And if so could you tell me your opinion about them? Considering buying them at the moment but not sure as they are not that cheap and postage is a nightmare.

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    1. Moiterei! Yes, they're Cresent Root. The exterior is nicer than 4Ground. The interior is not quite as nice as 4Ground but they do have the ability to break down thanks to 4 pins that hold them together. I think I have a bit about it in this post here: http://twincitiesfieldofglory.blogspot.com/2014/04/coffee-or-calvados-chain-of-command-aar.html

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    2. Ahh thanks a lot! I've put some money aside this month so I think I'll give them a try.

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  9. That table looks fantastic, Monty, must be so nice to play with great terrain like that.

    FMB

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    1. Thanks Marcus! A table like this does get a lot of walk-up traffic. Everything on it belongs to my friend Hugh!

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  10. Great looking reinforcements for your British force, Monty. The table looks marvelous as well. Always inspirational and motivating to see your handiwork.

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    1. Thanks Dean, your work on Lion Rampant is inspirational!

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  11. Once again Monty you deliver a lovely set of figures!

    Christopher

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  12. Great work on those Brits and great looking table. Looking forward to hearing more about your Chain of Command campaign.

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    1. Thanks Jonas! We were a little rusty with the rules but not we're cooking. And that should mean better games.

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  13. Monty, this boys are amazing! For using army painter these guys are really very well painted! And so many! I always need endless to finish a mini. :-)

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    1. Thanks Alex! It's fast but effective. And no worries on the time needed to finish a min. That just means you have a very full and busy life!

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