Switching gears, I haven't forgotten about WWII, and continue to add to that collection as well. I've been working on US and Japanese troops for a campaign (actually, a series of campaigns) in the Pacific. I had planned on beginning the 'war' at Guadalcanal in August 1942, but when I found myself over on the Eureka Miniatures website looking at Modern Australians I stumbled into something else: US Marines for early war. They're actually titled "Wake Island," but that doesn't work for me as I plan on following a platoon of Gyrenes through the entire war, and many of the early war battles were battles of annihilation, all US troops being captured or killed. So I'm not quite sure where I'll start, probably make up some scenario for the Philippines where Marines are involved on the Bataan Penninsula but end up being ordered out or otherwise escaping to live and fight another day.
In any case, that is for the future; for now, let's look at these magnificent little sculpts.
So, there they are, my next latest force for 15mm skirmish gaming. Dammit, I can't wait to get these guys on the table, I just don't have time to do all the stuff I want to do!!! I'm sure this is the eternal lament of the wargamer, but it's killing me nonetheless. I highly recommend these troops for some early war US action, they're absolutely fantastic. Meanwhile, I need to get back to my Cuba Libre stuff in the Middle East, coming soon.