Monday, March 18, 2013

The Great War in Greyscale: Belgian HMG Team (15 points)



Some of the first figures I painted for this WWI project was a poignant set of castings depicting a Belgian HMG team drawing their weapon and ammunition using dog carts. I've had the deployed version of the team set aside for a few months now and so when the prospect of a game for the guys in Winnipeg came on the horizon I thought it'd be the perfect reason to finally get it done.



These are 28mm castings from Brigade Models. Very clean sculpts if a little anachronistic in the facial bone structure. I decided to have the team deployed behind the body of a horse, something I'm sure that occurred many times in those early weeks of the war, when cover was at a premium and cavalry was used quite extensively, with the horses tragically being run ragged or shot to pieces.


Taking into account the dead horse, gun and other little bits-and-bobs I'm going to give myself 15 points for this set.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely work Curt :)

    I presume that the doggies are safely out of the way?

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    1. Being a 'dog person' I don't even like contemplating what happened to these poor animals in those opening months of the war - it was probably pretty horrific.

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    3. As it turns out TamsinP, the poor dogs were horribly shot up (in a recent game) by the Germans invading the glorious Belgian homeland! --Dastardly Germans!

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  2. Very nice as usual Curt, really a notable project.

    John

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  3. Exquisitely painted, and a touching subject. Best, Dean

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    1. Very kind of you say, Dean. Much appreciated.

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  4. The really are quite nice figures - and well-painted too! It was a great game we got to play recently.

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    1. Yes it was good fun and great to get these figures out for a game. You infantry charge was glorious, bloody but glorious.

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  5. Great to see you finish these, I remember when you did them. An excellent project

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian for your kind words - it means a lot to me.

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  6. I love these. Every bit as attractive as the other grey-scale stuff you've done if not more so. The colour scheme seems particularly appropriate for this period and subject matter.

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    1. Thanks very much for your encouraging words, Millsy.

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  7. Another fabulous addition Curt. Sublime work Sir.

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  8. top stuff Curt how you have found time to paint all these great greyscale figures while being swampped with challenge entrie I will never know

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