A slower week around here. Starting to get ready for some renovations that will be going on… and shoveling snow… and I’ve been sewing a bit... In between I’ve been plugging away at a few modern Bundeswehr soldiers.
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
Here’s the lot. I could field them as a dismounted platoon of Panzergrenadiers (mechanized infantry) or an understrength platoon of Fallschirmjagers (Paratroopers) or Gebirgsjagers (mountain troops)…
Unless otherwise mentioned they are all from Eureka Miniatures USA (there are two in the lot from Hasslefree Miniatures)
1st Gruppe (Squad)
2nd Gruppe (Squad)
3rd Gruppe (Squad)
A couple extras I have (mostly with SMGs) I could use as dismounted vehicle crew…
Forward Observer Team
These two are the aforementioned minis from Hasslefree Miniatures. I’m not sure what I’m going to use them as or why I got them. I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time….
I still have a few things to finish up for this force. I have three Marder and two Leopard 2 (1/48 scale plastic model kits) to assemble and paint to mechanize the unit (though I’d really need four Marders for a “complete” platoon). I also have a dog team and an automatic grenade launcher to finish up. I wouldn’t mind picking up a Unimog or two – it seems there’s a few die-cast ones out there – the trick is finding one that’s a reasonable scale – and a reasonable price! There a few on ebay at any given moment, but with most die-cast vehicles the stated “scale” isn’t always so accurate and I don’t want to pay $20 for a truck that turns out to be waaaaaay to small (or waaaaaay too big!).
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Probably a Game Report…