thought I'd share the first platoon of the plastic Brit set I've knocked up over the weekend.
basing is a little scruffy, I'll redo them at some point. I've got another 20 to do, plus a Churchill VII I picked up. If I can get my hands on the Bolt Action rules and someone to play with, I might even give them a game before I sell them on!
I've always had a soft spot for Monty's 3rd Mechanised Division (of which my Grandfather was a part during the war), in Normandy and on to the Rhine - so first up is the 'PBI', who will be a platoon of the 185th Brigade,2nd Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, who saw action against the 12th SS Division supported by the 21st Panzer Division around Caen.
I've not got a clue how the force lists will be set up for Bolt Action, so I'm putting the box set together as per the following resource
This leaves me short a Section, which I may fill out with an extra couple of sprues from fleabay. Depending on how the rules play, (or the opponents) I might drop the PIAT or the 2" mortar and have 3 sections with 5 or 6 rifles each.
They will be supported by (or supporting!) a Churchill VII ('Indomitable') of the 9th Royal Tank Regiment!
Being a Canadian, we have a very soft spot for the 12SS - it's located right under the jawline, and is best entered into with a large serrated knife with an upward motion! Those dirty buggers were the nemesis of the Canadians right from the D+1. Meyer should have hung.
Still working on the infantry, but I managed to knock up the Churchill last week. Ended up going with 'Invincible' which was the lead tank of 7 Troop, B Squadron. I'm still trying to get a better picture taking format (as per my 'photography' thread) so I'll try some in daylight the weekend. Assuming we get any!
More troops to follow, plus a couple of Bren Carriers and a 6 pounder.
Very nice work. Hope to get a game in with you at some point at Maelstrom
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