Next in line, more 15mm goodness from Peter Pig, this time in the form of some "Raggedy-Ass Marines." I'm getting closer to being able to start a campaign in the Pacific (World War II) with Marines island-hopping their way to Tokyo. I plan on starting the campaign on Guadalcanal, so this force is painted up to look like troops of the 1st Marine Division (my alma mater, if you will) that made the landings on 7 August 1942. The only problem is that no one makes 15mm US troops in M1 helmets with Springfield 03 rifles; so I did the next best thing and went with Peter Pig's US Marines. Though armed with M1 Garands, I think at 15mm I can get away with it and I think they look the part. The only other issue is that the Thompson SMGs for Guadalcanal should be drum fed, rather than the 20-round magazines. I don't really even care to mess about with Reising Guns and the Johnson LMG; ces't la guerre...
Button that chinstrap, Leatherneck!
Sorry, you have to wait for future campaigns for the Marines to bust out the flamethrowers and bazookas. Dammit I'm ready to play with these, but I need my Japanese machine guns!!! I hope you guys like them, and more posts to come.