Friday, 5 July 2013

German Heavy weapons

I Have finished a few German late war WW2 figures. They are from the Plastic Soldier company and as you can see in this picture they are all heavy weapons crew. Two are armed with "Panzerfausts" (Tank Fists) disposable anti tank weapons issued a squad level sometime with 3 or more in a squad. One has a "Panzershreck" more a platoon level weapon but as the war drew to a close seen more and more at squad level. And the last 3 are a MG42 on a heavy tripod with gunner, loader and commander. They are all in various degrees of late war "Oak leaf spring" camouflage although one has a field grey tunic. "Oak leaf" is my favourite camouflage patter to paint and given the back drop these figures are against I think it works very well.

All well and good I hear you say but why 20mm WW2 all of a sudden. Well I am so glad you asked. Firstly to bolster my already existing late war Germans which are under equipped with anti tank capabilities. Additionally three members of the club are looking to start the "Chain of Command" rules by the Too Fat Lardies. SO I thought to expand my Germans a little to give me a few extra options when the rules do come out later this year. I have watched the videos on Youtube, and I think it could be a good game so bumping up my German Force was always a good option. Relfie I am told will be collecting the Yanks, (I already have a US PBI force so I don't want to start collecting Yanks in another scale) Ian will most likely do Germans and Kev was talking about Russian.  I think I already have enough British to field a company 1 to 1 so a few more Germans seemed to be in order.

And that Is why I have painted a few Germans in 20mm this week.

I have also been asked to put on a game at a local show in September. As it stands I will use the game from Broadside this year, as that option takes all the pressure of me as I already have everything done. So as I am a "Ninny" I have decided to start a new game board as well in the hopes that I will have it done and the figures painted and everything ready to rock and roll by the time of the show. This new game board will not be for BBIB, but a 28mm board for Crooked Dice.... Yes I know I have ADHD for wargamers! This means that the summer months will be busy for me, making and painting and sorting out figures. As such I think I have got my wargamers drive and motivation back so I intend to blog post every other day again. This should force me to push the board forward. As I type I am waiting for parts of it to dry out so with very good luck I can show you what's going on by Tuesday next week.

Now for my really good news........ good for me, it won't effect you at all.  My job has been "At Risk!" for the last 13 months. I have tried not to let the thoughts of it come onto the blog too much, but it has been a weight on my mind. Anyway cutting a very long 13 month story short. The NHS now consider my job to be "safe!" Which is a huge relief and is probably while I again feel motivated to blog more frequently.

So until Sunday take care and hope to talk to you all soon. Best wishes Clint.

19 comments:

  1. The poses on those figures are really nice. You've done a tidy job of painting them up and they pop out against that background. Another board! I remember the last one!

    I had no idea you were under such pressure. So good to hear that your job is not in jeopardy any longer. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks Anne. It has not really sunk in yet. But I do feel a level of relief.

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  2. Great look troops, the idea of doing cammo pattern on something so small scares me silly - fabulous news on the job front too!

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    1. Well as mentioned above I am a "Ninny" and Foolish enough to try to do HBT Pea Dot camouflage on my 15mm FOW SS troops. Yes really pleased about the job, but let's see what changes the management will evoke. Bound to try something so save face... erhm ... I mean streamline the service!

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  3. Very nice! Love the paintjob with the camouflage...

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  4. Camouflage is great, not my favorite pattern, but I love the contrast it has...most of my camouflages just ends up as a one big blotch...realistic but about as nice as painting miniatures all black!

    Good news on the job front, especially if you enjoy what you're doing! I am terrified of thinking where I'd get one in these times :P

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    1. Having met you Mathyoo I feel many employers will want to employ you when the time is right. If I ran a business I would.

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    2. If you do, I'd take it! :D
      But make sure, we do something fun and meaningful :P

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  5. Being a government worker myself I know what you mean Clint but I am very glad to hear that your job is safe.

    On the 20mm front those Jerries look very nice and a great job has been done on the camo patterns

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  6. Cheers Pete. I appreciate the empathy. As well as the kind words about the Jerries.

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  7. Splendid set of figures. Well done.

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  8. Good additions to your Jerries and good news on the job front too, as you won't be joining us men of leisure just yet.

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    1. Cheers Jo. No not joining "time rich" just yet..... but It has been a worrying period and to be honest I don't feel out of the woods just yet. It will take me a few weeks or months to feel the relief I think.

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  9. They look Great Clint, What Crooked dice theme is the game your planning? Great news on the job front there is nothing like uncertainty to kill motivation!

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    1. Thanks Simon my motivation had been slowly ebbing to nothing, but is coming back now.

      I'll explain the Crooked Dice games in a later post. But I will say I am looking at 2 boards each 2 foot square, possibly for different games. But no more clues for now.

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  10. Good news about the job. I've been following these rules for several months now, they do look good. Have Brits, Germans, Italians & Russians ready to go - and probably several others too :)

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    1. It was Relfie that put me on to them. And for once I will not be playing "Catch-up" with them all as I already have Brits and Germans.

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