These WW II Brits for Chain of Command are done, and just in time. I was getting burned out by the sameness of painting up 100 British soldier. Now it's time to move onto something else.
Infantry Section: An infantry section plus five riflemen. Leftovers and spares perhaps?
6 pd AT gun crews #1 and #2: They're single mounted to make it easier to remove casualties from the AT gun.
Vickers medium MG team: This was my favorite set from this run of figures. The Vickers is a WW I throwback.
While looking for painting inspiration, I learned something interesting about the Vickers. It was used for indirect fire at ranges of up to 4,500 yards. Such fire could catch the enemy by surprise and restrict movement. It was used to good effect against trenches, road junctions and dead zones. The Vickers had a back sight with an extension for this purpose, as seen in the photo below.
|British at Overloon, Netherlands using plunging fire.|