Sunday, 2 December 2018

Autumnschirmjagers

Just a quick post today as there’s not much to say other than my hiatus in painting has been arrested by moving to a different project; another squad of Fallschirmjager. 



There’s only one photo today as I had to grab a break in to weather to get it done.

These eight allow me to field the forces required for the first scenario in the Crete 1941 mini campaign published in Wargames Illustrated #371. Pete’s currently building a British force and has only half a dozen to do before we can play.

Admittedly, we’re both actually painting late war armies (Fallschirmjager didn’t wear the the camo smocks in 1941), but we’re not going to allow that to get in the way of the fun.



Just so you’re aware, WI #371, with its focus on campaigns is, for me, probably the best issue for some time.

My burgeoning Fallschirmjager force has many potential uses as they fought throughout the war on the eastern and western fronts, in Italy, and in Normandy - which is where my force will be based on - so there are plenty of gaming opportunities. There’s even a couple of Fallschirmjager specific scenarios in the Operation Sealion campaign book, so I can throw them against my Coastal Defence Platoon should I choose.

I still have another 8 models in my paint queue, including a medium mortar team and an LMG team. I need one more rifleman to becable to play the second scenario, so I’m going to crack on with finishing them off before I buy any more.

8 comments:

  1. They look great. I do love the Uniform for the German Paratroopers. If I ever did a WW2 force it would probably be these.

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    1. Thanks. They are daunting to start because the camo looks like more work than it is.

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  2. Like Brummie says, that camouflage ist great!

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  3. Nice work. I like the slightly rag-tag feel to their uniforms. :)

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    1. Thanks, that’s down to the sculpts being so varied. I’m going with all metal for this army (I’ve gone off plastic) and fortunately there are plenty of manufacturers that have decent sized ranges of Fallschirmjager, so I should avoid repetition too.

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  4. Fab stuff Kieron! I need to get me a squad of German paratroopers :)

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