Even non-wargamers like the movie Saving Private Ryan. I thought it was time for a quick break from the bustling work of preparing my 15mm ACW armies. This is a Battlefront Flames of War American Company Commander or Platoon Leader figure in 15mm.
I thought I would paint him up like a Ranger from the 2nd Ranger Battalion a la Tom Hank's character, Captain Miller. This is based for Crossfire as a Company Commander stand. Dave F - in our future Crossfire Games, the American player gets Captain Miller and lots of die roll bonuses!
|Captain Miller directs stragglers on Omaha Beach's Dog Green Sector|
|Note my lame attempt at painting a Ranger patch.|
|The Thompson looks a little funny but oh well. You get the idea. |
|Rear shot - note the distinctive helmet markings that denote a Ranger Officer on D-Day.|
|I think he turned out nicely.|
That being said, I ended up basing 2 x Union Brigades tonight for Fire and Fury. Meredith's Iron Brigade and Cutler's elite Brigade, both of Wadsworth's Division. They won't take too long to paint up. Looking forward to having 2 complete ACW Divisions on the table soon! Then I can start other projects. What to start though? I suppose I will follow my projects guide posted a few weeks earlier. Meanwhile, please enjoy the pics. Huzzah!