So, I got another set of guys finished off today, knocking forces out like it's cool. So, these are Late War Germans, chock-full of Mausers and MP-40s, but also Stg-44s, MG-42s, Panzerschrecks, and Panzerfausts. These are 100% Pendraken; as a matter of fact, these and the Red Devils I posted yesterday were my first purchase from the good folks at Pendraken. Most weekends for almost two years I'd take these very Germans and beat down my Old Man's Red Devils like rented mules.
It's funny finishing these and looking back, and how far I've come in terms of painting and basing. Not long ago all my buildings were simply painted khaki, and my men were based on tiles spray painted khaki, with stuff like "1st Squad, 2nd Platoon" written on the TOP, not side, of the base with a Sharpie. My first next step was spray painting the bases green instead of khaki. Then I went to a local shop (Texas Toy Soldier) and played IABSM with a guy who brought 10mm Pendrakens based in twos on little square bases that were covered in static grass, and I decided to go home and rebase mine. I didn't have static grass, but I went and got some green flock and clump foliage, and that's how I've done most of my bases ever since.
In any case, these guys have been through about four sets of rebasing, and I resolve that this is their last one.
I still have my US force to finish repainting and then rebasing, then all I've got left is Vietnam and modern stuff to finish. Before my giant orders get here from Pendraken and Minifgs... I need to get some gaming in.