I thought I would post pictures of my progress from Salerno so far, and also some of my more recent painting endeavors (hint - I finally started my Bavarians!)
|US AT Gun Platoon awaits the arrival of the Germans|
Since I already had forces set up, I thought I could at least battle it out! The bridge, which is supposed to be knocked out, is up and the Germans are fighting for both the bridge and the ford.
|German Landsers deploy near the Salerno bridge and fan out! This battle is using Neil Thomas' "Wargaming: An Introduction" Tactical WW2 rules.|
|Mk IVs reach the river ford and attempt the crossing under the watchful eye of a US tank destroyer!|
|The Germans race for the bridge exit!|
|US infantry (actually dug in artillerymen but who can tell?) have something to say about the Germans crossing!|
|Tank Destroyers treat em rough!|
|THe Germans claw their way to the opposite bank but start taking casualties. Note the Sdkfz 251/9 close support vehicle churning its way up to the bridge! Once he gets into the fight, it's curtains for the GIs!|
|Germans fan out!|
|HERE THEY COME!|
|Meanwhile at the ford, a US round immobilizes the lead Mk IV. One more result like that and the ford is blocked!|
Sorry the pictures are flipped 90 degrees. I think this method worked quite well and am going to continue to use it for lighter colored troops.
Well these Bavarians are still a work in progress but you get the idea. I'm really happy with how they've turned out so far. The progressively lighter whites make the detail really pop.
|whites and blues applied|
|Grey with black wash|
|Black started to be applied|
|Soviet AT crews WIP|
Then I need to experiment with the Command Decision and Panzerblitz in Miniature rules to see how they handle a larger game.