Troops are from 2 excellent sets - the ESCI NATO Troops, and Caesar Modern British Army. The reader will kindly excuse the presence of "ultra modern" kit, however the ESCI guys had a very distinct lack of poses and I needed more troops to seize the position...
This is my first go at DPM camouflage and I got "advice" via the internet from "Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog" at this link. He gives an excellent tutorial on how to paint DPM camo and it turns out, the order in which you apply the colors is almost as important as the colors themselves. The British troopers will ride into battle in the very un-sexy FV432 cleverly disguised as an even less-sexier M113 APC, but they will be very grateful for the added firepower via the .50 caliber machine guns.
Working on a West German Territorial Army unit now which will also take part in the assault with a host of troops and an M48 tank. This should be an excellent battle with elite but lightly equipped Soviet troops, British Regulars with no armour, and West German Reservists with an M48 tank.
|Part of a British Fireteam. I love the mix of weapons including the SLR, and of course the classic Sterling!|
|British fireteam with SLRs, and SA80s, including an under-barrel GL.|
|pour it on, lads! Ivan's had it!!|
|Light Support Weapon. Costs less than a SAW (minimi) in SOCW&D|
|I think the camo turned out pretty OK.|
|Squad moving out|
What's nice about these guys is I can use them as Falklands Brits just painting some of the berets maroon or green for Paras or Marines. My West Germans could easily serve as Argies, and if I am lazy enough, I could just use my Vietnam Americans as them. That would be a fun game - just need to find a 1/72 Scorpion tank - any ideas? Brands? Models?
So next up will be either the West German M48 tank, or the West German TA Squads. Once completed, I need to finish some buildings and rubble for old Hameln, Germany, and then we're ready to rock. Probably won't come close to finishing this week as things are busy at work, however the following week is looking more promising.