Sunday, February 26, 2012

28mm WWII: German Reinforcements

Last year I picked up several packages of Crusader WWII Germans in 28mm.  It is a good thing that I did, as the Crusader line is no longer carried in the US and the price to get them from the UK is ridiculous.  I made another order in December last year, but those were for Russians.  I got this batch around October with the intent of beefing up my anemic model count of Germans.  Now I can put a full strength platoon with command onto the table.

I've had the itch to paint recently, but no idea what to work on.  I feel adrift, in between projects.  My time is so limited now with new responsibilities at work, I have to ensure I'm working on something I really want as well as something where I can see results fast.  Filling in gaps in my WWII Germans fit that bill.

Here are twenty more soldiers, with LMG teams and leader models.  I just pushed them together on my painting table and snapped a photo.
They came out nicely, even better than my original paints.  I guess repetition has improved my technique with these models.  I added a few more support options as well.  Here's pack of German Engineers.

I imagine the flamethrower might see table time.  The other three are good models for scenario play or fill ins for other roles.  I'm not even sure what the guy on the left is doing.  Maybe it's a flare gun?

I also added in another machine gun team, just so I could field more than one.  This time, I mounted them all on a single base rather than keep the spotter separate.

There you have it.  I'll have to find another line that mixes well with Crusader models if I want to add any more. For now, I have more than enough for the games I've been playing.


Drunken Samurai said...

Very nice stuff! It is getting to be time to put 28mm back on the table.

Scott said...

They look great!

Jerry said...

Thanks guys! I'm feeling my way here, looking for my next big project. Maybe I should bust out those 28mm WWII Russians.

Da Green Skins said...

Jerry those models look great. Keep up the good work.

Jerry said...

Thanks Mike!