Next up on the recently completed forces. I'd bought a Battlefront 15mm British rifle platoon several years ago but hadn't done anything with them, and recently I've been pondering getting back to my "The Last Fifty Yards" campaign, so I went ahead and polished these guys off (finally). As with the Germans, there are some guys from a miscellaneous Infantry Aces pack I picked up. It's a big platoon, and there are some really great sculpts and poses here, I'm very happy with them.
So let's get to it.
So, a snappy platoon that I'm very happy with. Despite their simplicity (in painting their uniforms), I really like their look and can't wait to get them on the table. How many times have I said that now? Too many, but I'm just very happy with all the forces I've been able to throw together as of late (and I'm not done). In any case, I'm currently reading up on the Canadian Army's involvement around Caen and the Falaise Gap, so maybe that's where "The Last Fifty Yards" takes me. This may sound funny, but I've only played one game of Sgt Rock, but already I feel kind of stuck. First, it's kind of hard to come up with infantry only stuff for North Africa; I'm just drawing a blank for scenarios and terrain. The second issue is, while the first game was a blast, I'm not sure how it will play out with me trying (cheating? Surely not...) to protect the named characters, but at the same time constantly put Easy Company up against overwhelming/desperate odds.
I'm finding a very strong urge in playing out a more gritty, realistic campaign following a group of ordinary, average Brits or Canadians through the travails of Normandy using the original Five Men in Normandy. Dammit! I need more time! ;)