First, let me apologize for my extended absence. I've had a lot going on: a few business trips, lots going on at work when I'm back in the office, Little League baseball practice and games which happen about four times a week, and somewhere in there I managed to hurt my back bad enough to cause me to miss a week of work. So, I apologize for not posting, but I'm back, and I played a couple games this past weekend and so I've got about a dozen blog posts to catch up on with showing you new troops, new terrain, and the batreps. I'm looking to get them out as quick as possible, hopefully about one a night until I'm caught up.
So first up, I've started a new 15mm WWII skirmish project, It will on very small tables with very quick and violent rules, and will be very Hollywood-ish. But Hollywood-ish for good reason; this whole project is based on a bit of pop culture from my youth, and I want to see if any of you can figure it out. It's Yanks vs. Germans in its entirety, and it will start in North Africa and go all the way through to VE-Day. I can't tell you anymore than that for fear of giving it away, but below are some pics that should do it for you.
I'm not showing the entire unit, just the named characters that I could paint up on a 15mm troop to where they would be recognizable from the original media. These guys are regular, 'straight-leg' infantry GIs, though I used Battlefront's 15mm Airborne Rifle Platoon for this project (honestly, that's just because they were the 15mm US troops of any sort that I could lay hands on the quickest; I wanted to use Peter Pig regular US infantry, but Brookhurst was out of stock, then I wanted to use Battlefront regular US infantry, but couldn't find them at the FLGS or online), painted up in olive green to match the original media.
So, take a look at the below pics and see if you can figure out what this WWII project is based on. For connoisseurs, bonus point to the guy(s) that can identify each one of these characters.
Oh, and I apologize for the garish light in the pics. Another issue with posting photos of my new troops has been light; the weather here has been overcast for pretty much the last three weeks (though not raining much).
Well, that's it for now, hopefully only until tomorrow night when I can make my next blogpost. We'll see if it's some terrain I've been working on or another set of troops. The two batreps aren't ready yet, I've got a bunch of typing to do, but they're coming. As a teaser for those, one is a French vs British Napoleonic fight using Neil Thomas' One Hour Wargames, the other the first fight of this project using Ivan's 5 Men at Kursk. So stay tuned!