Friday, 27 February 2015

2 More Platoons.+

Well continuing with the 15mm US Paras here are 2 more platoons.

Firstly the MG platoon. in this platoon we have 4 .30 cal machine guns a command stand, a Garand rifle stand and as usual for me a bazooka stand. While you can have too many bazookas I have not as yet reached saturation point. I will know I have when my opponent fails to take any armoured vehicles and that has only ever happened in one game! All the figures in this platoon are Peter Pig except for the Command and rifle stands.

As with models shown previously they also have the US flag patch on their arms but no regimental flash, allowing me to use them as the 82 or 101 regiment should I choose.  I have given them orange tufts as in PBI these will count as medium machine guns and not light machine guns. As opposed to the red tufts I have given them in rifle platoons shown last time. As these guys are lying down I felt they were in more of a prepared position so the change of tuft colour made sense to me.They use the same .30 cal machine guns as the second platoon but as these are lying down.  It is a just a peculiarity in the rules and besides I did want a machine gun platoon so please forgive me that small peccadillo.

Next we have a Stove Pipe platoon. In the old rules Mortars were quite deadly as they effected everything in the same square which meant I would try to use them as often as I could. Yeah I am like that. But I know they have changed the rules and it will be interesting to see these in action under the new rules.  So we have 3 medium  mortars, command stand Bazooka stand (you are not surprised by that) and a Garand rifle stand to represent some troops carrying ammunition for the mortars.

The Bazooka stand might discourage armoured attention, but probably not so I think I had best keep something close by these to deter any German big cats. It is also hoped that the rifle and command stands might stop the stove pipes from being assaulted if they get to close to the Germans. But the idea is not to get them close!

I will no doubt have to add or subtract a stand or two as the points dictate so when it comes to a battle the platoon organisation throughout the force is likely to change.


Finally for today. Yes I can see another 2 posts for this company so I hope you are not bored just yet. I have included a single sniper crawling through the reeds. As with all the Mortar platoon this is a battlefront miniature, I had 3 in the boxed company set. But think I only need 1 in the new rules. So I may well do another just in case.

Next time I will show 2 support sections. And the time out My Engineer Platoon which has not yet been on the Analogue Painting challenge so I am forbidden from showing it until it has been for at least 24 hours. And as It will go on the challenge on Monday you may have to wait a very short while for that. But as it is not greatly exciting I am sure you can wait.

That's it for today, thanks for looking have a good day or two and see you again soon I hope.

Kind regards Clint

20 comments:

  1. Another good blog post, Clint :)

    I think I might have to get a copy of the PBI rules and see what I can do with some 10mm figures with them.

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    1. The rules will work perfectly well for any scale of figure. 3mm-20mm 28 and above might be a little big as we are talking a company and the room to deploy it. The rules are not to everyone's taste. They really are not so I would suggest seeing them at a show before parting with any money.

      Thanks Roy.

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    2. Cheers for the heads up. I believe I've a review of them in a magazine somewhere and I'm also familiar with AK47 and Bloody Barons, so the RFTCM wargaming method isn't totally unfamiliar to me, but I do know what you mean.

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    3. One of the things I did struggle with is that it is played in a grid of squares. But at least it is easy to Work out if the figures can move as far as a certain piece of terrain or not. Or how far an smg can fire (2 squares).

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    4. Peter Pig have made a number of Youtube videos for PBI (there's a link on their website) so I'm going to check them out.

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  2. Wow, PM has been a busy chap !
    At first I couldn't make out what I was looking at, the figures blend in so well with your superb basing, but clicking to get a larger photograph shows the superb detailing you've managed to get on these
    Having the "extras" such as the coloured tufts is always a good idea to have quick recognition and an easy 'fix' - much better than counters !
    I was quite surprised that I hadn't noticed the "name plates" too this time around. The yanks have quite a force now in paras haven't they ?.
    I'll be very interested in seeing the squared off terrain in use too as I've never been a big fan of such terrain.

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    1. Thanks Joe. More Paras to come but I can't show everything quite yet. as I am still finishing it. But I have over a company and know I will never field them all in one game, But it does allow me to round out all the corners so to say.
      As for squared of terrain It did put me off at first but after a couple of game I soon forgot it and found out it works quite well in speeding things like movement up. Generally it does work well but I have yet to try the new version of the rules so I will know better after a game.

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  3. Lovely paras mate - well done!

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    1. Cheers Mate, still more to come.

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  4. Great work Clint! Love the sniper!

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    1. Sniper! there is no sniper he's so well hidden you can't see him. Thanks Ray

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  5. They all look great, Clint. I do like your idea of using the scenery to identify different troop types. Very clever, mate.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I am not sure it is clever so much as necessity being the mother of invention. I am also sure it is something my opponent will learn to exploit!

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  6. Cracking job Clint! I know I keep on about it but your work in these small scales is truly impressive. Your flags look great and I'm really digging the bases even though it isn't your usual style.

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    1. These are a variation of my normal bases, only the reeds are different and they are fiddly but I do like them and will do more on different things. After all I think they work well.

      Thanks Bob (only 2 more posts of Paras to go)

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  7. They're a damn fine set of models their man. Great work.

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    1. Cheers Guvnor . More to come tomorrow!

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  8. Very nice job. Its very odd I don't seem to be picking up your feed in my list.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Having looked at your blog I am on the blog roll. So no idea what's happening. But no worries

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